- Full Description
Issue #1: Denis McLoughlin, well-known in England for his superb western themed covers and stories for British comics annuals, plus noir paperback covers c1940s-1970. Issue #2: David Wright, Cecil Doughty, Raymond Sheppard. Issue #3: Fortunino Matania, a brilliant artist of historical subjects, including nudes, one of my personal favorites. Plus Andy Virgil, Peter Maddocks, and cover art of Pocket Library.
#1 also includes "Taking the Rough with the Smooth: The Urbane Art of Renato Fratini." The Denis McLoughlin feature (Denis has now been the subject of a complete book The Art of Denis Mcloughlin) looks long and closely at his work on the Buffalo Bill Annual, and other annuals, beginning in 1950. And even more so on decades of film noir and detective paperback and book cover art, which is very retro and cool.
#2: four excellent features: "A Brush with Fitzrovia: The Elegant Art of David Wright." Blades and Brocades: The Art of Cecil Doughty." "Under the Great Arch of Heaven: The Iridescent World of Raymond Sheppard." "Taking the Rough with the Smooth: The Urbane Art of Renato Fratini."
#3: Fortunino Matania, whose original artwork I have avidly collected, drew incredibly impressive "historical fiction" and even sci-fi work from the 1920 and 1930s, including many seductive nudes. His fans include Mark Schultz and William Stout! Andy Virgil, one of New York City's leading illustrators. Peter Maddocks, who in 1955 created a new style of daily strip cartoon called Four D. Jones.
This is a bargain set of #1-3. Illustrators is devoted to illustrators of the past and present. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this vital art form.
- Additional Information
Item Code IQ01P Publisher Book Palace Publish Date 2012 ISBN 9781907081170 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 288pg Color Full Color