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Friday, January 15, 2010

Richard Corben and "Odds and Ends"

Here is one of my sketches for the Robotika kind of got away from me and I kept adding and adding little lines....

So it turns out that Richard Corben has self-published a book this month. I just sort of learned abut it by accident when I went to his website. The book is called "Odds and Ends" and is:

32 pages, 7"X10.5",
includes in black and white the second chapter of FROM THE PIT,
A Corben collection of unpublished or obscurely published comics and art.
  • Corben Studios Sales Page

  • I went ahead and ordered the book and just got it last night. I never read the first chapter of "From The Pit", but the second chapter is great. The art is some of the best I have seen (pen and ink with digitally added gray tones...very well thought out) and the story is very much like Edgar Rice Burroughs books about travelling to the center of the Earth. The gallery section has a few CD covers that Corben did and a couple of illustrations for different books Lovecraft, Ashton Smith, Poe (some pen and ink and some digital gray scale). The book is a little bit bigger than a regular comic book, printed on very nice heavy paper...everything in it is awesome. In fact it was so good I was kind of bummed out it was not a bit bigger with more pages...but I am very happy with the purchase.

    Rick Hershey did a nice Robotika piece recently:

    For more of Rick's work you can visit his blog.

    1 comment:

    Jack said...

    That Rick Hershey piece is very cool. I like it a lot.