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This is the first book collecting Gary Gianni's work on Prince Valiant. This book gives a well-rounded informative look at both Gianni's rendition of the Prince Valiant Sunday strip and his own working procedures. After 25 years as a professional illustrator, Gianni describes his new role as an assistant to John Cullen Murphy (who assisted Hal Foster--Prince Valiant's creator). Upon Murphy's retirement, Gianni became the third artist in the 70-year history of the feature.
It continues with in-depth knowledge of the strip's creative process (i.e., receiving the script, photographing models, making preliminary drawings and pencil roughs, then concluding with the finished illustrations). Supporting artwork includes collaborations between Murphy and Gianni, whose entertaining, insightful text reveals his methods and working relationships with Murphy and current Prince Valiant writer, Mark Schultz.
Most reproductions are direct from the original artwork, rendered with archival quality, and displayed in museum catalogue format. Gianni's originals are delineated using brush and pen to create tones and variations often lost in the pure black and white reproduction methods characteristically employed in newspapers and comics. Gianni's work has never been reproduced in this manner before. This book includes three gatefolds of Prince Valiant strips in colour to showcase the finished works.Authors:
Gary Gianni, foreword by Mike Mignola, introduction by Robert Wagner.Artist:
Flesk Publications, 2008Number of pages:
Hard Cover with Dust Wrapper; Part Colour illustrationsSize:
9" x 12" (229mm x 305mm)ISBN:
9781933865041WAS £20 SAVE £10