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Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution

by (artist) Bill Sienkiewicz

introduction by Neil Gaiman

by (author) Ben Davis

edited by Sal Abbinanti & Chul R. Kim

Publisher
Six Foot Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Category
Artists' Books, Biography & Memoir, Film & Video, Essays, Anthologies
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781644420034
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $64.99

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"Astounding... extraordinary... Jumping between highlighting his indie cult status as an artist and the mindset behind the abstraction of some of comics most beloved characters, the collection ultimately acts as a stunning visual love letter to one of comics most revered artists." — Comics Beat

Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revolutionizing the way comic books are drawn and made. His work has graced the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; art galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany; and advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, Nissan, the 2006 Winter Olympics, and dozens of Hollywood movies. Sienkiewicz is a classically trained painter whose artworks incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and combine oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, collage, and mimeograph.

Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution is the first time the artist’s work and career have been taken out of the context of comic books and evaluated as fine art. Ben Davis, award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News, considers Sienkiewicz’s process and places him within the context of art and popular culture. Edited by Sal Abbinanti, Sienkiewicz’s representative and colleague for 12 years, Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution features an introduction by Neil Gaiman, who collaborated with Sienkiewicz on the New York Times bestseller The Sandman, and an interview in which the artist explains his influences and techniques and offers his view on the future of comic book art. The book is covered in luxurious 100% cloth fabric, with two embossed, tipped-in images on the front and back cover.

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Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revolutionizing the way comic books are drawn and made. His work has graced the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; art galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany; and advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, Nissan, the 2006 Winter Olympics, and dozens of Hollywood movies. Sienkiewicz is a classically trained painter whose artworks incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and combine oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, collage, and mimeograph. He was recently inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame.

Bill Sienkiewicz's profile page

Neil Gaiman is the author of many bestsellers for readers of all ages including Stardust (the basis for the blockbuster movie), Fragile Things, Anansi Boys, Interworld, and Coraline. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Neil Gaiman's profile page

Ben Davis is Senior Art Critic for Artnet News, the most widely read art publication in the world. He is the author of 9.5 Theses on Art and Class (Haymarket, 2013) and the editor of The Elements of Architecture (Taschen, 2018). Recent essays by Davis have appeared in the books Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (MIT Press, 2016) and The Future of Public Space (Metropolis, 2018). His writings have been featured in New York, New York Times, Slate, The Village Voice, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ben Davis' profile page

Sal Abbinanti is an artist who has devoted his talents and energy into launching his Indy comics for Mercury Comics, including Atomika-God Is Red, The Hostage, and Dagos on the Moon. He has also represented comic book artists Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz for two decades. Educated at the University of Southern California and the Art Institute of Chicago, Abbinanti lives and works in Chicago.

Sal Abbinanti's profile page

Chul R. Kim is Publisher of Six Foot Press and Principal of Charlotte & Company, a consultancy focused on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at arts institutions. He is also a Lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. He previously served as Associate Publisher of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and as Editor in Chief and Director of Publications of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. He is a longtime editor of art books, children's books, and literary fiction and nonfiction.

Chul R. Kim's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Featuring the eclectic work from one of the most prolific artists working today, the new art book Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution . . . eye-catching.” —The Daily Dead

"A treasure trove of Sienkiewicz’s art from over the years (including segments from his work on Marvel’s New Mutants, his Jimi Hendrix biography Voodoo Child, and more). Even if you’ve seen his work before, you haven’t seen it like this." — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Bill sees clearly, paints beautifully. He absorbs styles and ways of making art with the facility he had as a young man, but now I always feel he’s in control of what he does. . . . My hope is that a book like this, filled with Bill’s art all in one place, will show people who think they know what Bill can do exactly how much more he can do than any of them had ever dreamed." — Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman

“Humble, light-hearted, and astonishingly talented . . . Bill Sienkiewicz has become a name synonymous with genre-bending artwork. . . . Needless to say, you can’t throw a stone without hitting an incredible title that Sienkiewicz has tackled within the comics industry.” —Comics Beat

“Bill Sienkiewicz is one of the most revolutionary creators in the comic book industry, a talented visionary whose evocative, award-winning work always carries a razor-sharp edge glinting brightly from just beyond our collective unconscious.”—SYFY

"For four decades, Bill Sienkiewicz has been a trend-setting artist and storyteller whose distinctive style smuggled avant-garde notions of design, expressionism and fine art sensibility into the pages of comics like New Mutants, Moon Knight, Elektra: Assassin, and graphic novels like Stray Toasters and Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix, permanently expanding the visual vocabulary of American comics." - Forbes magazine

"Revolution is an exquisite book which comes close to capturing his essence on the page and apparently this is the first in a series of three books about Sienkiewicz. Congratulations to Six Foot Press for pulling this off. Fans of the artist or of distinctive modern comic art should run to grab this book." - Tripwire Magazine

“Astounding... extraordinary... Jumping between highlighting his indie cult status as an artist and the mindset behind the abstraction of some of comics most beloved characters, the collection ultimately acts as a stunning visual love letter to one of comics most revered artists." -Comics Beat

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