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The Comics Journal Library, Vol. 5: The…
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The Comics Journal Library, Vol. 5: The Great Comics Illustrators

by Gary Groth (Publisher), Kim Thompson (Publisher)

Other authors: Frank Frazetta (Illustrator), Russ Heath (Illustrator), Burne Hogarth (Illustrator), Russ Manning (Illustrator), Mark Schultz (Illustrator)

Series: The Comics Journal Library (5)

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Edited by former Comics Journal editor Tom Spurgeon, the fifth volume inthe acclaimed Comics Journal Library series celebrates five of the greatall-time comic book artists. Frank Frazetta, Burne Hogarth, RussManning, Russ Heath, and Mark Schultz are the modern masters of illustration,here collected in their own words under one gorgeous, wrap-around cover. Together, these artists bridge almost 70 years of comics and fantasy art tied totradition, craft and an emphasis on the human form. Frank Frazetta isunquestionably the preeminent fantasy and science fiction painter andillustrator of the second half of the 20th century. Burne Hogarth iswell known as the visionary illustrator of the Sunday Tarzan series from 1939 to1950, and the innovative educator who founded New York's school of visual artsin 1947. Russ Heath best work was on Westerns, especially Arizona Kid andKid Colt, Outlaw, which stood out for their realistic artwork anddetails. Russ Manning created the fondly-remembered science fiction comicseries Magnus, Robot Fighter, a superhero series that stood out because ofManning's excellent artwork. Mark Schultz (Cadillacs and Dinosaurs) isa man caught in the apex of his work's influence within the field and providesan altogether different perspective on great art's role in great comics,discussing his forays into Hollywood and more. Copiously illustrated.… (more)

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Groth, GaryPublisherprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, KimPublishermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Frazetta, FrankIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heath, RussIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hogarth, BurneIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Manning, RussIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schultz, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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