Monday, January 19, 2015

Al Williamson Archives - Volume 1

The beloved illustrator’s private work, revealed for the first time.

Revered by his fellow craftsmen, critics and fans alike, this living legend boasts a storied career spanning fifty years. He has produced a body of narrative fiction that continues to provide endless hours of entertainment and inspiration to this day. Now, the Al Williamson Archives will grant unprecedented access to this master storyteller’s unseen work. Culled from the artist’s extensive private files, every themed volume of this ongoing series will feature unpublished sketches, preliminary artwork and pieces the artist created for his personal enjoyment.

Williamson’s fondness for fantasy and SF is showcased in this first volume. It collects work created throughout his career: impeccably rendered dinosaurs, barbarians, spacemen and their craft—even a few sexy maidens. It also features a partially inked Xenozoic tale, previously unpublished newspaper strips and unused Western comics pages from the ’50s.

Every page will be printed in full color to best capture the subtleties of the source material and Williamson’s prodigious skill with pencil, pen, ink and brush. And the entire Al Williamson Archives library will be presented with the same exacting attention to detail and obvious obsession for faithful reproduction that readers can always expect from Flesk Publications.




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