Coming in December from Dynamite Entertainment:
Written by Robert Greenberger, The Art of Howard Chaykin will include a foreword by Brian Michael Bendis and an afterword by Walter Simonson. The product description at Amazon reads as follows:
Legendary for what he has done on the page and infamous for what he has said off it, Howard Chaykin ranks among the superstars of modern comics. In The Art of Howard Chaykin, go behind the scenes with the creator whose pioneering works include American Flagg! and Black Kiss, and experience the stories of his life as only he can tell them. Filled with no-holds-barred perspective from his longtime friends and colleagues, and featuring an extensive selection of artwork from throughout his career, including many never-before-published pieces from Chaykin’s own archives, The Art of Howard Chaykin takes readers on an in-depth journey from the 1970s to today with one of the medium’s great storytellers.
Although we won’t know until The Art of Howard Chaykin is published what work will be reprinted, here’s a gallery of the kind of work that MIGHT appear:
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Actually, Howard Chaykin’s work has been in the spotlight a few times here at RCN. You can click here, for instance, to access a list of links to stories with art by Howard Chaykin and to read the story “Seven Moons’ Light Casts Complex Shadows” by Samuel R. Delany and Howard Chaykin, from Epic Illustrated #2 (June 1980). You can also click here to read “Gideon Faust” by Wein and Chaykin, from Star*Reach #5.
3 thoughts on “Heads Up: THE ART OF HOWARD CHAYKIN”
I hope it’s a good purchase. Your blog introduced me to quite a bit I wouldn’t have heard of otherwise- the Alex Toth book for instance, or Hilda Terry and her Strange Bod Fellows. It’s probably a bit of a 180 from the subject of your post, but I’d love to see any other Teena strips you may have.
Well, it’s important to keep in mind that what I’ve posted isn’t a review. I have no better idea than you do if The Art of Howard Chaykin will be worth purchasing. All I do know is that Chaykin has produced enough excellent artwork that an excellent art book is possible and enough weak artwork that the exact opposite is also possible. Selection will be everything. So look before you leap!
BTW, Tim, it really does warm my heart that someone out there wants to see more Teena strips. I’ll see what I can do. 😉