Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brian Bolland - "The Actress and the Bishop: The Thing In the Shed" (2004)

Brian Bolland's (Britian 1951 -  ) flawless linework speaks for itself.  his consistently impeccable rendering of everything, down to even the smallest background minutia, is humbling.  every line forces even the greatest artists in the world to put down their pen and stare, eyes wide and jaw slacked open.  this is an installment of "The Actress and the Bishop," which Bolland wrote as well as drew.  oh, and this was all done digitally, which i just cannot wrap my brain around.  HERE is an insightful interview that looks into his digital work.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Esteban Maroto - Wolff (Dracula 1971-72)

Esteban Maroto (Spain 1942 -   ) was one of the leading Spanish comic artists who flourished in the  1970's when Warren Publishing began to lean heavily on the Spanish art agency Selleciones Illustrada to illustrate Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella.  "Wolff" was a serialized story that originally appeared in England in "Dracula," published by New English Library, and was later collected in Warren's Dracula Book One.  Maroto's inkwork is impeccable, and although his work was most often published in black and white, here his colors are vibrant with a truly unique palette.