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Signed with original sketch! Recommended. Encore Gold showcases work from across Liam Sharp’s extensive career, presenting much of the hyper-detailed art in it’s black and white unlettered form for the first time in print — from the spectacular high fantasy of The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman, to the incredibly intricate sci-fi realms of The Green Lantern. Also: many examples of Liam’s full-color work — both traditional and digital — which pays homage to the masters of the past while also pushing boundaries and breaking new ground. Due: Oct.

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Encore Gold showcases work from across Liam Sharp’s extensive career, presenting much of the hyper-detailed art in it’s black and white unlettered form for the first time in print — from the spectacular high fantasy of The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman, to the incredibly intricate sci-fi realms of The Green Lantern. Also: many examples of Liam’s full-color work — both traditional and digital — which pays homage to the masters of the past while also pushing boundaries and breaking new ground.

Before his award-winning six issue limited series The Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman (which he also wrote) and before the wildly successful Wonder Woman: Rebirth with fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka, Liam had a long and distinguished career as an artist and writer of both comics and prose fiction. He has also been a well-regarded boutique publisher, co-founding both the Mam Tor imprint and the ground-breaking digital company Madefire.

Sharp made his debut in the 1980s for the science fiction magazine 2000 AD after a year’s apprenticeship with Don Lawrence, artist on the Dutch comic Storm. His works included many Judge Dredd stories, the origin of Finn, ABC Warriors series and one of Tharg’s Future Shocks. He later moved to Marvel UK, for which he drew the mini-series Death’s Head II. Thereafter he began working mainly in the United States on books as diverse as X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman for DC Comics, and Spawn: The Dark Ages for Todd McFarlane.

Sharp has also worked on more mature themed books for Verotik, doing GOTH, Jaguar God and Frank Frazetta’s “The Death Dealer”. He briefly worked on a strip originated by Stan Winston called Realm of the Claw. Later he co-created the Wildstorm series The Possessed with writer Geoff Johns, and a strip for Heavy Metal magazine, entitled “A-crazy-A”, featuring Playboy model Tiffany Taylor for which he provided the art and script. He was also the author of the short story “Winter Rose” in the Vampirella magazine.

In 2004 Sharp set up his own publishing company, Mam Tor Publishing, launching of the critically acclaimed and award -winning anthology Mam Tor: Event Horizon. This featured art by Glenn Fabry, Brian Holguin, Ashley Wood, Simon Bisley, Alan Grant, Steve Niles, and others.

Sharp went on to illustrate the controversial and critically well-received DC Vertigo comic Testament written by Douglas Rushkoff, and the Countdown-related title, Lord Havok and The Extremists with writer Frank Tieri. After that he provided art for the biggest selling comic of 2008 in the US, the Wildstorm title based on the video game Gears of War.

In September 2008 he signed an exclusive deal with DC and in 2011 Sharp wrote the novel God Killers.

Liam has worked for Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, Fleetway and Dynamite, producing a huge range of eclectic work in every imaginable genre. Encore – The Art of Liam Sharp  is intended to celebrate this long, creatively restless and innovative career, a must-have book!

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