Comic book legend Bill Sienkiewicz will get the fine art treatment from Six Foot Press in October. The artist, whose groundbreaking art has been celebrated for 40 years, will have his work collected in three hardcover volumes, beginning with Bill Sienkiewicz: The Revolution Vol. 1 this fall. The books will be published in both standard Trade Edition and Limited Edition formats.
“Revolution features a ton of artwork,” said Sienkiewicz in a statement. “A lot that people have seen, and plenty from my private notebooks that they have never seen. And that’s just Volume 1!”
According to the press release, the Trade Edition features a fabric-wrapped, foil-stamped cover and contains over 200 pages of art, as well as an introduction by best-selling writer Neil Gaiman, an interview with Sienkiewicz, and an essay by award-winning senior writer at Artnet News, Ben Davis.
“Bill Sienkiewicz is a great comic book artist and a great artist, period,” Davis said in a statement. “He’s both mastered the visual storytelling of costumed heroics and hatched works of the most singularly weird, personal, and tough-to-categorize kind. Sometimes Sienkiewicz has actually done both at once—which in my opinion is what makes him really great. Just exactly how he’s pulled off this trick is what we try to show in this book, so I hope the result has something new to offer art snobs and super fans alike.”
The Limited Edition is a fabric-covered clamshell box containing a collection of 40 individual deluxe reproductions of previously unpublished paintings, drawings, sketches, and mixed media works from Sienkiewicz’s notebooks and personal collection, as well as other private collections. A booklet signed by the artist will include an introduction by Gaiman and an interview in which Sienkiewicz explains his influences and techniques and offers his view on the future of comic book art. Limited Editions are numbered 1 to 1,000 and each one is signed by Sienkiewicz.
“Bill’s work has served to revolutionize the comic book industry,” said Six Foot Press Publisher Charles Kim. “This three-volume series will give us the chance to explore his output from a new perspective.”
Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. 1 hits shelves in October. The Trade and Limited Editions are available now for pre-order at sienkiewiczrevolution.com. SDCC ’19 attendees can stop by the Bill Sienkiewicz Art booth (#2614) to receive a code for free shipping on pre-orders of Bill Sienkiewicz Revolution, Vol. I.
Check out covers and interior art below.