One of my favorite artists is Richard Corben. His black and white style can vary depending on the medium or his mood, but always there is an underlying cinematic realism. His figures always have a light source and a shadow, giving them a 3D effect that is singularly his own.
Corben recieved his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1962, when he also began working as an animator, artist, and cameraman for Calvin Productions in Kansas City. He carries his animation skills with him into his comic book stories, which play out more like little films than traditional comic stories. In the 70's Corben broke into the public eye through his underground comic work as well as stories done for Warren's black and white horror magazines.
This story is a favorite of mine that clearly illustrates his mastery of sequential and cinematic story-telling.
It first appeared in the underground SKULL COMICS #3, in 1971. My scans are from the hard-bound collection, Richard Corben's Funny Book, published in 1976. This story also appeared minus the first 3 pages under the title "The Haunted House".
This story is...rated R for nudity.
HORRIBLE HARVEY'S HOUSE!
Here's an extra bonus , Corben fans!
"Monsters Rule" Part 4
One-page Story Original Art (1968). Corben's very first published storyline was a continuing saga called "Monsters Rule", which first saw print in Rudy Franke's Voice of Comicdom fanzine. This, the fourth installment, appeared in VOC #14, from December, 1968. While there would be considerable refinements made to his later, highly polished work, a lot of classic Corben elements were evident at this early point of his career.
( I unfortunately do not have copies of parts 1-3.)