Howard Nostrand

Howard Nostrand
May 13th, 1929
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Howard Nostrand was an American cartoonist and illustrator best known for his 1950s comic book stories and his 1959-60 syndicated comic strip Bat Masterson, based on the television series.


Nostrand left Powell in March 1952 and found work with Harvey Comics editor Sid Jacobson. "I think the first job I did for Harvey was a story called 'Man Germ', written by a fellow named Nat Barnett... about a trip through the interior of a person's body. Turns out this fellow as a germ, though, and the body expires. Cute." Nostrand also worked on Harvey's short-lived 3-D comics, as well as on such horror titles as Black Cat Mystery, Chamber of Chills, Tomb of Terror and Witches Tales.

Since EC comics were leading the way in the horror comics genre of the day, most publishers were advising their artists to adopt a similar style and in some cases outright art swipes from Tales From the Crypt and other comics published under the Entertaining Comics banner. Nostrand did a flawless imitation of Jack Davis and in one case completely redrew a sequence by Wally Wood from EC's Two-Fisted Tales but changed the positioning and layout of every panel. Wood and other EC artists praised Nostrand's work and saw that he was talented enough not to do outright swipes, but only work influenced by other artists.

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Contributions by Howard Nostrand

USA • Secondary Literature
  • Cover Artist
Miscellaneous Non-MAD Publications
Pancada #1May 1977
  • O Woman’s Lib Através da História (Artist)
Pancada #3July 1977
  • Ator Convidado (Artist)
  • Grandes Momentos da História (Artist)
Pancada #8December 1977
  • Movie satire: ‘Aeropranto 77’ [‘Aeroporto 77’/‘Airport 77’] (Artist)
Pancada #12April 1978
  • O Retrato (Artist)
Pancada #18October 1978
  • Grandes Momentos da História (Artist)
Pancada #19November 1978
  • Cloning: Vantagens e Desvantagens (Artist)
Pancada #21January 1979
  • Uma Investigação do Fenômeno O.V.N.I. (Artist)
Pancada #23March 1979
  • Grandes Momentos da História (Artist)
Pancada #25May 1979
  • Grandes Momentos da História (Artist)
Pancada #26June 1979
  • O Mergulha Dor (Artist)
Pancada #28August 1979
  • TV show satire: ‘Jogo na Família’ (Artist)
Pancada #29September 1979
  • Guia Pancada pra Identificação de Criminosos (Artist)
Pancada #32December 1979
  • Teste Pancada de Análise Transacional (Artist)