The word itself conjures powerful images of seductive displays of power, stealth and survival. Painting pictures of primal battles and brutal gnashing of swords in brilliant colors of ochre and carnelian, emerging from the page with the smells of rage, fear and horse blood.
A favored subject of artists, writers and poets through the centuries, the Barbarian has an undisputable stronghold in our collective imagination.
Here, for the first time in a special volume, renowned artist Arthur Suydam explores his own take on the Barbarian character, expertly rendered in the style of the old Dutch Masters. This book represents—in both lush color and evocative sepia—Suydam's work on a myriad of characters from Conan to Tarzan to Death Dealer. Includes an in-depth interview with the artist, exploring aspects of his creativity, inspiration and life never before revealed.