A new hardcover art book dedicated to Mike Mignola’s gorgeously illustrated covers for Hellboy and the BPRD comic series. What’s not to like ? Feast your eyes ! –
There are some material in the first couple of pages that might have been covered in Mike Mignola’s Art Of Hellboy book, but the bulk of the content feature illustrations from his more recent work (relatively speaking) for BPRD and Hellboy that has never been seen outside of the comics themselves.
Seriously, a lot of good stuff in here. I particularly enjoy the cover art for BPRD, which is an amazing series in itself with lots of fascinating characters.
Some Hellboy readers have expressed the opinion that Mike Mignola has gotten lazy over the years and his art work becoming more and more simplified; I agree with the latter – personally I feel his style is now so refined that only minimal lines and skilful shading/shadowing is required to express what he wants to show. Of course, it’s all a matter of taste too.
If you enjoy Hellboy, BPRD or Mike Mignola’s art, this is a requisite purchase. My highest recommendations.
“Hellboy : The First 20 Years″ art book details :
– Dimensions – 9 x 1.3 x 12 inches
– Hard cover, 136 pages
– Full Color
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