THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF PAINTED COMICS!!!
July 13th , 2012, Mt. Laurel, NJ - Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the The Art of Painted Comics hardcover, containing the first all-encompassing retrospective covering the entire history of Painted Comics. Featuring art by Alex Ross, Greg Hildebrandt, Frank Frazetta, Joe Jusko, Michael William Kaluta, Bill Sienkiewicz, Neal Adams, Julie Bell, Joseph Michael Linsner, Glen Orbik, Simon Bisley, Dave Dorman, Phil Noto, Greg Horn, Brian Bolland, Ashley Wood, Charles Vess, Mark Teixeira, Arthur Suydam, Dave McKean, and MANY MANY MORE!!
Overseen by Alex Ross, The Art of Painted Comics is the art book which offers a complete history of painted comics. It is an overview of the topic: a glimpse into a world that has, to date, been regrettably overlooked; a sampling of artistry that will foster an appreciation of the mastery of the men and women behind the images that have long held our collective imagination. Make sure to pick this amazing book this coming October!
"Several years ago, Dynamite Entertainment had, at my urging, begun work with writer Chris Lawrence and me to finally create a book devoted to the art of painted comics," says legendary comic book creator Alex Ross. "I've always found that painted art in comics is regarded by most people as a recent application and not a mainstream part of how comics are made. Painted covers and stories for the comics medium has been around for decades, with some of it going back to the beginnings of the art form. This much labored-over, lushly illustrated book will finally set the record straight and expose the reader to a rich history of how painted art has shaped the popular art form of comics."
"This book started out as us wanting to do a retrospective book on the distinguished career of Alex Ross," adds Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Alex preferred to go another route by instead creating the ultimate definitive book of the art and history of painted comics. This project involved lots of work and research since it is the first of its kind, and we are all proud of The Art of Painted Comics!"