Archive for March, 2019

Fantastic Worlds: Second Printing!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

I got great news over this last weekend when I was guesting at the great San Diego ComicFest. I found out that Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout has gone into a second printing. Yay! And thanks to all of you who bought my book! I sold out of them at ComicFest and just ordered more from my publisher, Insight Editions.

William Stout Podcasts!

Monday, March 4th, 2019

This posting is to alert my friends and fans to two really fun recent podcasts.

The first one I did was for Monster Party, a great show that celebrates the cinematic monsters we all know and love, as well as their creators. I think you’ll be swept away and entertained by the enthusiasm in the room that night. Here’s the address:

The second one is part of the series hosted by my long time friends Josh Olsen (Josh was my art department production assistant on Masters of the Universe. He was also nominated for an Oscar for his A History of Violence screenplay) and the great director and film buff Joe Dante (if you watch any of Joe’s early pictures there’s a good chance you’ll see some of my art or posters as set dressing in some scenes). The series is titled The Movies That Made Me. It’s not conversations about their guests’ work in films; it’s about the movies that inspired them or some of their favorite films that you might have missed. This show is a treasure trove for film buffs, especially as I try to stump the encyclopedia of film that is Joe Dante! Listen to our lively chat at:

Let me know what you think! I find both to be a really fun listen.

Two Stout Important Stout Originals For Sale!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

My dear friend, film director Kirk Thatcher, is putting two works of mine up for sale. I consider both to be outstanding and important examples of my work (so much so that both are included in my recent book retrospective Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout).

The first I did as a collaboration in 1991 with Harvey Kurtzman. It was the proposed wraparound cover for the (never published) deluxe edition of Harvey Kurtzman’s Strange Adventures (p. 54 in Fantastic Worlds). Harvey drew a rough for me of the front cover image. I then enlarged, penciled, inked and colored it, and also added the left half of the picture (which would have functioned as the back cover). Harvey told me himself how astounded he was that I had captured every nuance he had intended in his sketch. Kirk is asking $17, 500.00 for this beautifully framed piece.

The other is also a favorite of mine. It’s a finished 1980 ink and watercolor drawing of a Chasmosaurus from THE DINOSAURS – A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era (p. 232 in Fantastic Worlds). It was part of my first traveling museum exhibition, Dinosaurs Past and Present, a group show that was the first museum exhibition examining the history of paleoart and the depiction of dinosaurs. This particular piece was singled out by the art critic for National Public Radio when she reviewed the exhibition when it was at The Smithsonian. I don’t know what Kirk is asking for this piece.

If you have any interest in either of these two pieces, let me know and I’ll put you in contact with Kirk.