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One of the Best Celebrations of Any Comic Book Artist,
This review is from: The Art of Brian Bolland (Hardcover)For those of us who are self-taught artists and look to the work of other artists for inspiration and guidance, Brian Bolland's work is, in a word, intimidating. One of the deans of comic book artists working today, Bolland's clear, clear, virtuoso style is one of the most recognizable on the comics page, and looking at his work - deceptively simple - you can't help but ask yourself "How did he do that?" The Art of Brian Bolland showcases Bolland's work and will no doubt have you asking the same question.
Published by Image Comics - which has produced a number of excellent "art of..." books over the past few years - The Art of Brian Bolland is a retrospective of Bolland's career thus far, starting with his childhood drawings and continuing to the present day. There is a lot of text in this book discussing Bolland's career but, unlike so many "art of..." books, Bolland himself actually wrote the text, and he is amazingly honest and quite droll in his writing.
While this book is certainly on the expensive side, it is well worth it - at more than 360 pages, it seems to stretch on forever (in a good way) and showcases just how talented Bolland truly is. A good number of the pieces center on his Judge Dredd and DC Comics (largely Wonder Woman) work; also, most of the work pictured is in black and white. The book itself is exceptionally well-produced: sturdy and hefty, it is printed on nice, glossy paper and all of the images are reproduced with exceptional clarity. Any fan of Bolland or of comic book art in general, should pick this book up. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: Jan 22, 2009 3:28:55 PM PST
Francisco Campana Acosta says:
What other Art books has IMAGE printed? I have "Studio Space" and it is great also, I'd like to know if I may have missed one of those as I don't live in the US, thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 10:54:24 AM PDT
Jimmy Hanzo says:
They have also published "Tim Sale: Black & White" which is another mammoth art book featuring tons of his work.
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