THE ARTIST WITHIN -- PORTRAITS OF CARTOONISTS, COMIC BOOK ARTISTS, ANIMATORS, AND OTHERS is a new Dark Horse book of black-and-white photo-portraits of creators in their studios, all shot by my friend, top-notch professional photographer Greg Preston. Nearly fourteen years in the making*, it just hit bookstores today and I highly recommend it to you all. THE ARTIST WITHIN is a classy item that elevates the field of cartooning and its practicioners and Greg should be very proud of it. He certainly put enough effort, time and miles into shooting all of the photo portraits!
(The book not only features an Introduction by Yours Truly (I was the person who suggested the project to Greg in the first place) and my portrait, but also one of my CAPTAIN CARROT pages that never made it into DC's TEEN TITANS No. 31.)
THE ARTIST WITHIN includes photos of (with accompanying biographies and art samples):
Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez
Jean Giraud (Moebius)
J. Scott Campbell
Eric and Susan Goldberg
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
John Romita, Sr.
Olivia De Berardinis
Josh Agle (Shag)
Peter De Seve
Michael William Kaluta
>Whew!< It's a real honor to be among so many friends and heroes of mine in this wonderful book. I have a feeling I'm going to be signing a lot of copies of THE ARTIST WITHIN at SDCCI!
For more information on THE ARTIST WITHIN ($39.95), please visit Dark Horse's website at http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=13-177
*As you'll note from the list of artists included, many of them have since passed during the length of the book's production time. -- SS!