Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.
Amalgam is a collection of paintings (1992-2007) by consummate painter and graphic novelist Kent Williams. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I did not know his name until introduced by my illustrator friend Ray Toh, although I’ve seen his art before. (cover art for Rashomon, Criterion Blu-ray)
I’m neither expert nor knowledgeable enough to make any useful comment about his style of painting, although the expressiveness of his characters does somehow remind me of Norman Rockwell’s work.
Kent Williams was a regular contributor to Marvel Comics’ Epic Illustrated, and also a regular cover artist for Vertigo’s Hellblazer in 1990–1991. In 2006 he illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of The Fountain from the script by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. I haven’t seen any of the above, but I’m motivated to check them out now.
Looking forward to discovering more of Kent Williams work. Highly recommended.
– Dimensions – 0.9 x 10 x 12 inches
– Hardcover, 168 pages
– Full color
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