- Full Description
For nearly two decades, Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez was hailed as the premier Vampirella artist, drawing the fiery vixen for Warren Publishing in the Seventies and Eighties. But there's more to his career: renowned for bringing to life the most beautiful women the art world has ever seen, Gonzalez's career spans from drawing British romance comics to movie stars, book covers to commercial advertising, and, of course, personal commissions!
For the first time ever, author David Roach covers Jose's entire career, transcending his vast body of Vampirella (which is only a small part of the book, though superb in its own right) and moving far beyond to explore the full breadth of this master illustrator. There are nude studies, other adult comics work, nude portraits for Spanish magazines like Miss Eros, Carré Blanc, Sexy Show and Cimoc, a Playboy-type magazine of movie stars.
There are also bodice-ripper paperback covers, outstanding commercial work from the 1960s and much more. But the emphasis here is on his erotic work, and he's undoubtedly one of the most accomplished--and sexually charged--illustrators of Vampirella. That's why Warren used him not only for stories, but for covers and special inside pin-up pages. And obviously other publishers also mined his expertise for the voluptuous and sensual.
This may just be the best book we've seen from Dynamite; they've really done a great job here. Full color throughout and in an oversized hardcover. Featuring an introduction by fan-favorite painter Joe Jusko.
Note: Bumped corners.
- Additional Information
Item Code ARTJGHR Publisher Dynamite Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781606907436 Condition Note: Bumped corners. Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 248pg Color Full Color