Bob Larkin gets Career Retrospective Book
Long before AleX Ross, Bob Larkin became the first major painter to be known for super-hero covers thanks to his work on Marvel’s black & white magazine covers throughout the 1970s. He was also tapped to paint the Marvel super-heroes when Fireside Press began collecting origins of the heroes.
Since then, he has been a celebrated figure for his work in science fiction, fantasy and comic books. More recently he has done licensing artwork featuring the WWE superstars. His work will be the focus of The Savage Art of Bob Larkin – Volume One, just announced from Sal Q Productions for February 2009 release.
According to a release: “There are innovators who blaze trails to show the way forward, and creative genius Bob Larkin is certainly one of them. His magazine and paperback covers are legendary. From Conan to Star Wars, Doc Savage to The Hulk, there’s little that artist Bob Larkin hasn’t painted during his lengthy career. This full spectrum color retrospective also includes an introduction by Joe Jusko and an afterword by Alex Ross.”
The 64-page volume will be an oversized softcover retailing for $19.95.