Paul Rader Checklist
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looking at Raders incredible run of 300+ Midwoods, its
important not to forget there were many other artists at Midwood,
including a couple of the greatest, Robert Maguire and Rudy
Nappi. Many Midwoods are uncredited, like PAGAN (#F251). The
artist has redrawn the cover from Clem Micarellis Beacon
B301, ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD. Micarelli told me he did not
do PAGAN and has no idea who painted it.
(including me) have mistaken Victor Olsons vibrant Midwood
covers for Raders. Here is another example of an Olson,
DOWN AND OUT.
Balcourt thought TALK OF THE TOWN was Nappi or Olson, both
artists say no. This is the cover Julie Ellis wrote a book
collectors link ONCE TOO OFTEN (F257), to Rader. I just wasnt
convinced enough to put this one on the Rader checklist.
ALL MY LOVERS cover by Jerome Podwil.>
Midwood artist often confused with Rader is a man from South
America named George Alvara. The 3rd printing of MAN HUNGRY
(33-884), which looks like a typical Rader, has back cover
credit to Alvara. Perhaps only the models face says
this is not Rader.
I thought HOT HANDS/WILD TEEN (35-999) might be Rader, but
when the original art was sold on eBay the artist was identified
as George Alvara. Looking at this cover made me suspect 35-151,
once attributed to Rader, might be Alvara.
(32-401), which looks a mix of Rader & Robert McGinnis,
must be Alvara.
unknown: CAROLE CAME BACK (F308). Rader? Robert Schulz?
TO BE BAD (3rd pr, 33-852) Schulz?
looking for Rader in mens magazines Id find
gorgeous art of nude women and think well, thats
Rader but the magazines would say Illustration
by Charles Copeland. Their styles were similar. Here
is a pb cover by Copeland, THE SHAMELESS ONES (Berkley G184).