Original Art Stories: Jim Mooney's Elvira
The inker, Louis Lachance, did a damned good job with Jim’s pencils. According to Richard Howell, who was the writer/editor./publisher at Claypool Comics (where this work appeared in its final form), “I remember Jim being very happy with the look of the finished art. After the first team-up, Jim requested Louis for the second.” This story is the second and appeared in Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark #31 in November 1995. These pencils are amongst the last full pencil jobs that Jim Mooney would do as he dedicated himself to inking soon after, ultimately retiring as much as Jim Mooney would. Drawn in 1995, it’s still an amazing job from an artist who’d been pencilling comics since 1940.