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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Comic Art Now

Next year will see the publication of a new book which will serve as a directory of 200 of today's comic artists. Comic Art Now is edited by Dez Skinn (ex-editor of Buster, Warrior, House of Hammer, and Comics International) and will feature artists from the UK, Bulgaria, Sweden, Singapore, USA, Tokyo, France, Manila, Brazil... a fairly international collection!

Each entry will feature a brief artist bio accompanied by a recent example of their comic strip work. A few of the creators featured include John M. Burns, John Stokes, Mike Ploog, Alex Ross, Mychalio Kazybrid, Roberta Gregory, John McCrea.... and I'm in there too, on page 128 apparently. Cover artwork by Rian Hughes.

Sez Dez: "With
Comic Art Now, the plan is for comics to have a long overdue equivalent to The Creative Handbook, The Illustrators Annual and all those other directories of who's who in their field. With content broken down into genres, it not only allows artists to strut their stuff in the real world, it includes their contact details so they can be found and hired."

Published by Ilex Press (UK) and HarperCollins (US) the 10.5" square Comic Art Now coffee table book should be on sale at the end of March 2008.

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