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ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL #6 The Art of Brian Bolland

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ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY SPECIAL #6 The Art of Brian Bolland

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Highly Recommended. By Peter Richardson, Chris Caira et al. Featuring Brian Bolland. Featuring and rejoicing in the art and life of Brian Bolland, right up to date (The Art of Brian Bolland, on sale, was published in 2006). This includes: In-depth interview with Brian; Reproductions of some of the most iconic Bolland artwork; Judge Dredd, Batman, Powerman, Time Out & Oz magazines, much more; Recollections from and about friends, colleagues and fans. Art here is fantastic, lots of great, fine-line material and some fun surprises. Its packed, and in full color.

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Featuring and rejoicing in the art and life of Brian Bolland, right up to date (The Art of Brian Bolland, on sale, was published in 2006). This includes: In-depth interview with Brian; Reproductions of some of the most iconic Bolland artwork; Judge Dredd, Batman, Powerman, Time Out & Oz magazines, much more; Recollections from and about friends, colleagues and fans. Art here is fantastic, lots of great, fine-line material and some fun surprises. Its packed, and in full color.

Brian for years has been the go-to artist for beautifully designed and stunningly rendered cover art (and stories). First with Judge Dredd, then at DC with Camelot 3000, Animal Man, Killing Joke, Invisibles, Doom Patrol, Batman...and a host of far rarer images from his early work back in England, right back to the beginning of his career with Powerman, 2000 A.D. and scarce magazine covers.

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form.

Extra-size issue, another in their excellent series of specials.

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Item Code IQS06
Publisher Book Palace
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781907081842
Binding Magazine
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 144pg
Color Partial Color
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A great if imperfect book on Bolland
The Positives: Illustrators Quarterly Special #6 is filled with a diverse selection of Bolland's art and the reproduction is outstanding. It has scans of original pages, lots of gorgeous sketches, and excerpts from published stories. We see representation from his rough fan days through his professional career. It is impressive to see the glimmer of his talent for lighting and composition even during his fan-art days. The Special also contains an excerpt from Powerman, a Nigerian superman weekly, which was intriguing. Most of the narrative is a long interview with Bolland and he shares many stories.

Negatives: The layout of the interview is awkward. It is frequently interrupted by 2-3 pages of Bolland's art. While we do want to see the art, the interruption meddles with comprehension of the interview topics. And the interruptions don't occur at obvious breaks, like at the end of a paragraph or topic. Bolland might be relating a story and you have to skip a few pages to find the conclusion.

I was also a little disappointed they didn't spend more time talking about Bolland's process. They do discuss it towards the end but it felt like an appetizer.

Overall - still a great book that offers a lot to the fan of Brian Bolland. Review by Dlo / (Posted on 2/9/2020)