FLEETWAY PICTURE LIBRARY SC PIRATE TALES
(A) Philip Mendoza
In The Rogue's Moon Philip Mendoza splendidly captures the brutality and mendaciousness of cut-throat pirates. Reg Bunn's Captain Kidd of the Spanish Main has the feel of good, old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure. In The Sea Hawk, Robert Forrest brings the world of the Barbary pirates to fierce, vigorous life. The Fortunes of Captain Blood was John Millar Watt's very first adventure strip. Originally published in Thriller Picture Library issues 66, 105, 108 and 145, these four tales are rendered by four very different artists.
FLEETWAY PICTURE LIBRARY SC WESTERNS
All four of the stories in this collection were drawn by the great Ruggero Giovannini and were originally published in Thriller Picture Library. Today, Giovannini is mainly remembered in England for the many western, adventure and historical comic strips he drew in a realistic style, packed with plenty of action on each page. His style, inspired by Milton Caniff and Will "Red Barry" Gould, has a way of telling a story which is fast-paced, occasionally using heavy shadows, and accompanied with his quickly rendered, yet effective, inking.
ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #31
(A) Jason Edmiston
Jason Edmiston is well known among a younger generation and among horror movie fans. He is one of the artists from Mondo, a company that specializes in movie posters re-designed by younger illustrators that is extremely popular in the US and gaining fans around the world Hannes Bok and his weird world. Rowena, one of the most popular female fantasy artists of the 20th century. Cornillon was from the French group of Chaland and Serge Clerc who were the newer generation of artists from Métal Hurlant that were very popular in the 1980s. Mel Crawford illustrated countless children's books of popular animated cartoons and TV shows, but never worked in animation.