I'm watching the Dodger/Braves game right now (no, I'm not going to any of the playoff games, but IF they make it to the World Series I might splurge for a ticket) and I'm multi-tasking and scanning some WILD WEST WEEKLY covers at the same time. I scanned the covers below from 1932. I have to say that this isn't my favorite period for covers for this magazine; the colors are drab and the subjects look very flat, unlike the many covers that Remington Schuyler did in the years before 1932, in which the horses seemed to be jumping out of the covers.
I was also struck by the large number of artists used during this period. Now, this is a small sample I'm drawing from, but I still found it remarkable. At the same time, there is very little variety in style from artist to artist. Unless...is it so far-fetched that one artist did many of these covers but used different house names, like the writers did? Was that ever done?
Here's the gallery for tonight. Note that in one issue, the artist's name is spelled "Gayle Hoskins" and in another it's spelled "Gale Hoskins."
April 23, 1932 Artist: Gale Hoskins
May 21, 1932 Artist: W. Scott
May 28, 1932 Artist: H.W. Scott
July 23, 1932 Artist: Allen Dean
July 30, 1932 Artist: Arthur Mitchell
Aug. 6, 1932, Artist: H.W. Scott
Aug. 13, 1932 Artist: Gayle Hoskins
Aug. 20, 1932, Artist: John Falter
Aug. 27, 1932 Artist: Fred Craft
Sept. 24, 1932 Artist: H.W. Reussweig
Oct. 1, 1932. Artist: Fred Craft
Oct. 15, 1932 Artist: Arthur Mitchell
Oct. 29, 1932 Artist: D.F. Periconi
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