- Full Description
Celebrating 30 years of the creator's "Autos and Archosaurs" masterworks, this issue's extra-long feature journeys into the Xenozoic Era with a career-spanning interview with artist's artist Mark Schultz. In a revealing and intimate conversation conducted in Mark's Pennsylvania home, CBC examines the early years of struggle, success with Kitchen Sink Press, and hitting it big when Cadillacs and Dinosaurs hit the airwaves as a hit Saturday morning cartoon series. Of course, the issue includes rarely-seen art and fascinating photos from Mark's amazing and award-winning career.
This is packed with his artwork, an amazing array of his best work but also lots and lots of rare little gems that many fans may have never seen before. In the early part of the interview, all of Mark's most influential films (King Kong, Jungle Girl, Gorgo and Most Dangerous Game) and comics (Showcase's Metal Men /em> and Hawkman premieres,Turok, Kirby's Fantastic Four, Famous Monsters magazines, the entire Conan series covers by Frank Frazetta, the EC comics paperback reprints from Ballantine, the EC Horror Library, Edgar Rice Burroughs Master of Adventure by Reed Crandall, Al Williamson's EC work and specialty cover for the '94 Overstreet Quarterly.
This is one of the finest illlustrated interviews we have seen. As Mark talks about these seminal influences on his art and his stories, they are well illustrated in full color. If you are a fan of my age (65) you'll recognize many of these wonderful milestones in fantasy films, storytelling and art. But what's so amazing is that these influences are what inspired Mark to become the artist he is, to develop an amazing style that shows elements of, yes, Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta. But from them, he has created not only his own style but his own universe of storytelling.
Mark of course also is the writer of the current Prince Valiant Sunday Page and we learn how this all came about and how he has enjoyed working first with Gary Gianni and now with Thomas Yeates on the feature.
Plus the issue also offers other enticing features—including Hembeck, and a remembrance of Jay Lynch & Skip Williamson, two underground comics artists who began as best buddies, produced the renowned titles Bijou, Conspiracy Capers ,and more, plus their own long-running features, Snappy Sammy Smoot and Nard n' Pat. It's a fascinating and highly detailed history of fans growing up in the sixties and seventies, caught up in the political movements, meeting and working with R. Crumb, as well as publisher Denis Kitchen, and each pursuing a career in comix and comics. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
- Additional Information
Item Code CBCR15 Publisher TwoMorrows Publish Date 2017 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 80pg Color Full Color