I debuted two new sketchbooks at Comic-Con International this last week.
The first (pictured above) is William Stout 50 Convention Sketches Volume 19. I can scarcely believe I’ve produced that many in the series! I’ll have to do something very special for Volume 20.
But Volume 19 is special on its own. It includes new drawings and rarely seen images from the Stout archives. Subject matter includes barbarians, ERB characters, dinosaurs, comic art, animation designs, blues portraits, and the first two drawings for my ten plate Peter Pan portfolio.
Limited to 950 copies, each signed and numbered by Yours Truly, this baby is ready for Priority shipping. Like the others, it’s just $15 plus shipping.
The second book (cover shown above) is William Stout Monsters Sketchbook Volume 4.
This Monster Kid Hall of Famer has lovingly crafted another thrilling volume with favorite monsters from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Once again, I’ve included a section of my own designs for page and screen in the back of the book. That section displays a couple of my early designs for Hunter (you’d know this successful movie by its final release name: Predator).
Limited to 950 copies, each signed and numbered (don’t hesitate; Volumes 1 and 2 are sold out); Priority shipping. Also just $15 (plus shipping).
You can order both books from the William Stout Bazaar on this site. Shipping is just six bucks per order, no matter how many books you buy. What a deal!
I hand-colored the original cover art for each book and thought you would like to see the two pieces in their color versions. Here they are:
They’re for sale, BTW. Each piece is framed. The 50 Convention Sketches cover sells for $6000 (plus shipping); the Monsters cover is priced at $6500 (plus shipping). Contact me if you’re interested; time payments available.
More about Comic-Con tomorrow!