There's no argument: Marie Severin is the finest female artist ever to grace the comics industry. Making her first appearance in the classic EC Comics, Marie went on to wow fans in the early Marvel Bullpen days with her work on such titles as Tales to Astonish and Not Brand Echh. Today she is still recognized for her superior illustrations.
You can see Marie Severin's work in the following Aardwolf publications:
This collection is an industry-wide tribute to Dave Cockrum. Contains writing and artwork from just about everyone's favorite comic creators.
This Bastard Planet continues the tradition started with Crib Death & Other Bedtime Stories.
The book contains six of Clifford Lawrence Meth's wildly imaginative stories with illustrations by Gene Colan, Dave Cockrum, Paty, Paul Abrams, Gray Morrow, and Marie Severin.
An Afterword by Dave Cockrum and a stunning cover painting by Joe Michael Linsner (who also wrote the Foreword) rounds out this incredible collection.
"Inventive...Compelling...Original...Words you've heard before regarding new talent on the scene. In Meth's case, they're true."
- Gray Morrow
"Showing us the wild variety of life, and how a wilder variety of characters cope with it, is what Meth does. And he does it well."
- John Romita
Clifford Meth's trade paperback, the original Crib Death and Other Bedtime Stories is almost completely sold out, but many of the stories have been reprinted in God's 15 Minutes. Aardwolf is also planning a digital version of the original book, which should be available soon.
Because of the popularity of Clifford Meth's 1995 collection of short fiction, Aardwolf reissued the collection in with a new story ("Queers") in 1997.
This edition, entitled Crib Death: The Baby-sitter's Companion and also features a new Foreword by Tony Isabella and a new illustration by Bill Messner-Loebs.
This is what THE COMIC BUYER'S GUIDE has to say about CRIB DEATH...
"This collection of short tales by Clifford Lawrence Meth has the uncommon good fortune to be graced not only with an exquisite cover by Joseph Michael Linsner and interior illustrations by Rob Orzechowski, Paul Abrams, Marie Severin, Paty, Mike Witherby, and Dave Cockrum, but also with the fine-tuned comic-book sensibility of its author...Meth tells [these stories] with a vividness akin to the house of Gaines.
"Of course, such is the nature of the stories featured herein that writing about them in any detail would lessen your enjoyment thereof. I'll content myself with the lone observation that 'The Asshole Syndrome' is one of the funniest horror stories I've read...and the heartfelt advice that you get this puppy as soon as possible."
Note: Two stories in this collection are listed in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror Anthology (St. Martin's Press, 1996).
Crib Death & Other Bedtime Stories: 70 pages
Crib Death: The Baby-sitter's Companion: 94 pages
god’s 15 minutes is 242 pages of pure Clifford Meth adrenaline.
This single volume collects updated stories that first appeared in Meth's previous publications Crib Death & Other Bedtime Stories, This Bastard Planet, The White Man Dancing, Crawling from the Wreckage, Perverts, Pedophiles and Other Theologians, Crib Death: The Baby-sitter's Companion, Aardwolf Comics #1, and Aardwolf Comics #2.
All copies of the Trade Paperback have been sold. This Special Signature Edition is signed by Meth, Feldstein, Ploog, Sinnott, Trimpe, Severin, Dave Cockrum, and Paty Cockrum.