Sunday, August 16, 2009
SO SPACED OUT
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Al Williamson's Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic
Although the whole book is very entertaining and informative, the last third of this book truly shines. It showcases Williamson's pen and ink brilliance. Excellent reproduction. I highly recommend any fan of solid pen and ink art to check this out. What is often overlooked is Williamson's compositions and how he achieves depth without any computer tool to assist him. He did it all with thick and thin india ink work. I recall seeing his Flash Gordon originals at Marvel back in 1994. They were oversized originals and only a few artists have the command of the medium so well that the art seemed to be printed right on the paper, as if a human hand was incapable of such masterful lines.