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 presumably drew the 'Scorchy Smith' comic strip for a short while in 1939. He also contributed to the comic strip adaptations of novels, that 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.