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Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland

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In addition to his landmark runs on Animal Man and The Invisibles, Bolland has also produced lengthy runs on covers for Geoff Johns' The Flash (from roughs by series editor Joey Cavalieri [95]) and the Batman anthology series Batman: Gotham Knights, as well as assorted issues of Tank Girl (for original UK publication Deadline and the two subsequent Vertigo miniseries Tank Girl: The Odyssey and Tank Girl: Apocalypse), Superman, Green Lantern, Batman and many more, including a number of oneshots and miniseries for DC's offshoot Vertigo. It will feature high-resolution scans of original art, showing Bolland’s delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail, as well as the titles and word balloons placed over it at the time by IPC’s art team. The word balloons have become transparent over time, perhaps from the glue used, and allow the reader to see the art underneath. Later, when a branch of Forbidden Planet was opened in New York, and at a second location in London, Bolland "did ads for both of them. The black ink isn’t solid, and the stick-on blurbs and word balloons are faded, staining the paper and peeling off.

R. Martin's Wild Cards anthologies [30]) and magazine covers (including Time Out [10] and every major comics publication).

One complication in tracking down Brian's pages was the haphazard way in which these early pages were disseminated among collectors.

For the final Invisible Kingdom TPB cover, Bolland produced a cover featuring 12 small alternative Invisibles covers, which had been very time consuming. was new and unproven but at least it was a chance to draw something other than football, war or cowboy stuff that was all that was available up to now.

Although his forays into interior artwork are almost universally acclaimed, Bolland is now far more commonly seen as 'just' a cover artist – although he notes that he has never decided to actually solely create covers, having merely explored other jobs from strip work. Bolland thought McMahon was "terrific, the real ideas man on Dredd," but noted that McMahon's approach was "very impressionistic," while the "average comics reader, certainly at the time, does tend to prefer realism. Bolland has also produced posters for local theatre groups' amateur stage productions, most notably for his local "village panto" production of Beauty and the Beast in 2004. He states that, while this leap means that he no longer produces any paper-based artwork (a profitable sideline for many artists who sell on their original work to collectors), he was certain on abandoning pen and paper.

From paper choices to ink choices and the hand-binding required for such a large tome, this is a fascinating look into the process of this landmark book. Later, Landau's Titan "decided they could repackage the Judge Dredd stories in an American comic format with new covers and sell it to America," and did under the brand " Eagle Comics". Best known in the United Kingdom as one of the Judge Dredd artists for British comics anthology 2000 AD, he spearheaded the ' British Invasion' of the American comics industry, and in 1982 produced the artwork alongside author Mike W. The book also showcases several of Bolland's own photographs taken in Asia and Russia over twenty years of travelling. a]t the time, despite her long history at DC, her iconic appearance, even her cult TV series, she wasn't a character that A-list artists were lining up to draw.

He would find a scene from the interior art that appeared to make for a good cover, or use a hook on the cover that outlined the plot of the issue. Reprinting the immediately sold-out Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition this Masterpiece Edition is expanded and reformated for a wider audience. TheJudge Dreddart of Brian Bolland is regarded as some of the greatest comic art of the Eighties, and helped catapult both the series and Brian Bolland himself to international acclaim, leading him to work on such titles asCamelot3000andBatman: The Killing Joke.

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