La Rose Noire (French-Canadian publication of 'The Black Rose' from Photo-Journal)
Howell Dodd was an American magazine illustrator, who worked under a variety of pseudonyms for publications like Cavalcade, Police Detective, Valor and Liberty in the 1940s and 1950s. Unlike his contemporaries, he often included nudity in his illustrations.
He drew the aviation comic strip 'Scorchy Smith' for a short while from August 1938 until May 1939. This strip had previously been drawn by John Terry, Noel Sickles and Bert Christman. Dodd was succeeded by Frank Robbins. He also contributed to the comic strip adaptations of novels, which King Features distributed to newspapers in cooperation with the Book-of-the-Month Club in the 1940s. Dodd was responsible for the art of 'The Black Rose', written by Thomas B. Costain in 1947.