- Full Description
Wilson illustrated two children's books: Wilson's Andersen and Wilson's Grimm -- very unusual assignments for the notorious ZAP artist. However, all restrictions were off for the unique full color drawings Wilson made in each one of the 26 lettered edition copies. And these are collected here, in all their gory glory, complete with his comments and dialogue (often from the Checkered Demon). Plus: the 2nd part of this collects Wilson's ABC, more one-off embellishments (in b&w this time) for the limited editions of THAT book.
All this is available to the general public for the very first time.The illustrations hold all the power of the meticulous dense-pack style for which he is renowned; while also beautiful, touching, horrific and hilarious despite the condition that Wilson show no exposed genitalia or slicing and dicing of body parts in them!
This may be the last edition Wilson will ever sign. This was done in an edition of just 500, but this specially bound edition (in a green cloth cover which is canvas-like), with flaps, individually numbered and signed by both Wilson and the publisher. Due to an accident several years ago, Wilson is no longer drawing and has is probably unable to sign any future projects.
This was bound, including special embossed stamping, by Key Printing and Binding, one of the top fine book presses on the West Coast.
The bulk of Wilson's Andersen's singular images -- a lusty, technicolor circus of demons and demonettes, featuring, of course, the Checkered Demon himself-- were captured before the books were sent out into the world. The entire alphabet for Wilson's Grimm's is preserved here, too: full-page, alphabetic ink gems of Wilson's most unfettered work.
In all, Wilson's ABC presents forty-two never-seen-before drawings annotated with insider clues and comments about them in a handsomely designed format -- a rare, historic collection from a great graphic master!
A portion of sales income benefits the S. Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust.
- Additional Information
Item Code WILAD Publisher Wordplay Publish Date 2014 Adult Rating Adult Material Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x7 # Pages 102pg Color Partial Color