LEE CONREY (1883-1976)
Few people today remember Lee Conrey, but he drew thousands of lurid illustrations for The American Weekly in the 1920s and 1930s.
The American Weekly was a cheesy supplement for Sunday newspapers, printed by William Randolph Hearst on pulp paper.
Week after week, Conrey drew ambitious, complex drawings with a lot of heart.
Most copies of The American Weekly have crumbled with age, but it would be a shame if Conrey's illustrations crumbled with them.