Brian Bolland Winter's Edge #1 Vertigo
Character Wrap-Around Cover Original Art (DC, 1998).
(as far as we know) the only painted wraparound cover that Brian
Bolland ever produced, and to make it even better, the scene is
paradoxically "circular," so that the extreme right side of the
image ties into the extreme left side. This masterwork features 13
characters from various Vertigo titles, including House of
, Neil Gaiman's Sandman
, The Minx
Sandman Mystery Theatre
, The Dreamer
, Books of Magic
Morrison's The Invisibles
, and Preacher
. Here is a
real "grail piece." The Vertigo imprint has proved very influential
indeed -- the first four-color mature comics line since the
hallowed days of EC. Bolland brings us the classic rendition of the
Vertigo imprint's characters drawn and hand colored in his famously
meticulous style, resulting in a showpiece of magic realism. This
is truly a unique and extraordinarily beautiful piece of art. Also
note, Bolland no longer produces originals on paper, he creates all
of his artwork digitally, so it is not likely that there will be
more painted pieces available. This cover has a combined 20" x 15"
image area, and the art is in Excellent condition.
Bolland, Brian:Born in 1950 in Lincolnshire, England, Brian Bolland is famous for his confident line work and eye catching compositions. He is particularly known as one of the foremost Judge Dredd artists for British comic 2000 AD, and as a cover artist for many publications from Marvel and DC Comics. Bolland entered into the U.S. market as the artist on DC's Camelot 3000, with writer Mike Barr, and on the Batman graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore.
Bolland is much more famous as a cover artist contributing to some of the more famous landmark comics of recent years, including The Invisibles, Animal Man, The Flash, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman: Gotham Knights, and many more.
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