Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip

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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.
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Overview


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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781887591256
  • Publisher: Vanguard Productions
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Hal from Halifax 7
2 Portaging Canada 15
Special gallery: Companions in Adventure 27
3 Helen the Fair 37
4 Knight Errant 49
5 "We Ate Ape" 61
6 In the Days of King Arthur 75
7 Father of the Adventure Strip 89
Hal Foster: A Color Gallery 97
8 The Bard of Avalon 113
9 Voice from Val-Hal-En 123
10 A Canadian Yankee in King Arthur's Court 141
11 The Spoils of War 151
12 Beyond Camelot 163
13 The Royal Family 171
14 Knights of the Drawing Table 185
15 Passing of the King 193
Tributes: A Knight to be Remembered 202
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2002

    Fascinating and well designed

    This book is a very high quality biographical sketch. Packed with information-- both known and obscure. A must read for serious comic book devotees.

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