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Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip
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Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip

by Brian M. Kane, J. David Spurlock (Editor), James Bama (Introduction)
 

A comprehensive biography of Hal Foster, in which author Brian M. Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. "Superman" was modelled after Foster's drawings of Tarzan, Flash Gordon's Alex Raymond borrowed compositions from "Prince Valiant", and many artists, including the famous contemporary Western painter James Bama

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A comprehensive biography of Hal Foster, in which author Brian M. Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. "Superman" was modelled after Foster's drawings of Tarzan, Flash Gordon's Alex Raymond borrowed compositions from "Prince Valiant", and many artists, including the famous contemporary Western painter James Bama, count Foster among their greatest influences.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Profusely illustrated...Foster was the most virtuosic comics artist of his time.
Edmonton Journal
A classic 'rags to riches' story of a brilliant, self-taught man who rose to the pinnacle of the comic strip heirarchy.
The Columbus Dispatch
Crowning Achievement
Comics Journal
Indispensable.
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Pick Of The Week
Bud Plant Illustrated Books
Our highest recommendation
Illustration magazine
Kane skillfully blends factual and anecdotal information to tell a wonderfully rich story about the man who gave form to some of the country's most beloved characters.
Comic Book Marketplace magazine
I cannot praise this book highly enough!
Comic Buyer's Guide
A rich meal. It's not to be missed
The Stars Our Destination
Part biography, part comic and world history, all beautiful
South Shore Monthly
A welcome and long-needed biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887591256
Publisher:
Vanguard Productions
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.65(d)

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