Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Charles Vess's presentation at Virginia Commonwealth University, "The Art of Magic Making," is available for viewing on youtube here.
Charles is a wonderful talent, and has consistently turned out work of the highest quality. His newest book is The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, written by Charles De Lint and illustrated by Vess.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bernie Wrightson's Apparitions portfolio was published by Sal Q. Productions in 1978. It came in an illustrated envelope with four color plates. The signed and numbered edition included an extra B&W plate, "Tarpit." I think this portfolio represents some of his Wrightson's best work from his post-Warren period. These pieces have that great "reach out and grab you" quality, very commercial but at the same time totally unique. And like a good illustration, each one of these looks like a moment pulled from a story, a story that you want to know the rest of!
And I think that zombie piece for the cover is one of Bernie's best zombie drawings. And that Hanover Fiste drawing is likely my favorite mob scene by Wrightson.
Hanover Fiste is Caught Stealing Chickens at the Gentlemen Farmer's Commune, 1897.
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's an interview with Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta about their Kickstarter project for a new graphic novel, Harry Palmer: Starstruck or "Old Proldiers Never Die." Check out their Kickstarter page and throw them some lucre. They've already reached the goal to publish a B&W edition of the 176 page book, now's the push to raise the funds to publish it in color.