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MASTERS OF SPANISH COMIC BOOK ART

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Our Highest Recommendation. By David Roach. With Maroto, Sanjulian, Gonzalez, Bernet et al. A celebration of the artists who revolutionized horror comics in the 1970s in Warren's Vampirella, Creepy, and Eerie. But much, much more: the first-ever, comprehensive history of Spanish comic book art reveals their extraordinary success -- in Spain, America, and around the world. 80 artists are examined, including legends like Esteban Maroto, Sanjulian, Segrelles, Jose Gonzalez, Jordi Bernet, Enrich, Victor De La Fuente, Jose Ortiz and Luis Garcia Mozos. 500 illustrations, half scanned directly from the original artwork! Moderate nudity & adult themes. Mature Readers.

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A celebration of the artists who revolutionized horror comics in the 1970s in Warren's Vampirella, Creepy, and Eerie. But much, much more: the first-ever, comprehensive history of Spanish comic book art reveals their extraordinary success -- in Spain, America, and around the world. 80 artists are examined, including legends like Esteban Maroto, Sanjulian, Segrelles, Jose Gonzalez, Jordi Bernet, Enrich, Victor De La Fuente, Jose Ortiz and Luis Garcia Mozos. 500 illustrations, half scanned directly from the original artwork! Moderate nudity & adult themes.

Masters Of Spanish Comic Book Art honors the "Golden Generation" whose artwork inspired the imagination of comic book lovers everywhere. Their extraordinary work breathed new life into the Warren Magazines, after the initial artists, many formerly with EC, had left for other venues. They also migrated into conventional comics, going to work and doing superlative artwork for DC and Marvel Comics.

But there is much more here. This begins with the first Spanish comic books themselves, with pioneering comics artists. Then it examines the artists' invasion of Britain and Europe. Then the history we know best, the generation that came along to innovate both the Warren Magazines and the major comic book companies. Then we have the heart of the book, an examination of the very top artists, 18 of them, one by one.

Each artists gets a one or two page bio, and then several pages of artwork, from original paintings and comic book pages, to published work. For instance, Sanjulian rates 14 reproductions, including a few never-before-collected Spanish magazine covers, as well as four cool paperback covers from 1973! Also included here is coverage of Vincente Alcazar, Auraleon, Alphonso Azspiri, Luis Bermejo, Boada, and Angel Badia Camps (obviously a veteran illustrator of magazine covers and paperbacks, very impressive).

It quickly becomes obvious that we comic fans have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Where some of these folks only (for me) showed up drawing an occasional Warren story, suddenly I see they have a much broader history, with outstanding paintings and commercial work never seen in the U.S. As another example, after just writing about Reginald Heade's Hank Janson detective paperback covers, I find an illustrator here, Noiquet (Joan Beltran Bofill) was also doing sexy, McGinnis style Hank Janson covers circa 1957-64. Cool work, and it's here in full color.

This is a one-of-a-kind book and I'm really impressed. The opens up an entirely new world of illustration and artwork never before seen.

 

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Item Code MASCBAH
Publisher Dynamite
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781524101312
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 272pg
Color Full Color
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