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Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip

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A comprehensive biography of Hal Foster, in which author Brian M. Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. "Superman" was modelled after Foster's drawings of Tarzan, Flash Gordon's Alex Raymond borrowed compositions from "Prince Valiant," and many artists, including the famous contemporary Western painter James Bama, count F ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Vanguard Productions (NJ) (first published January 28th 2001)
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J. David
I am very proud of this book which I edited and art directed. It was nominated for Book of the Year at the Eisner Awards and won a Silver Medal with the Independent Press (IPPY) Awards. Any information you find on Foster elsewhere, was taken from this book.
Serge Pierro
Aug 26, 2013 Serge Pierro rated it really liked it
An amazing book on an amazing artist! Containing examples from all stages of his development, this book gives a comprehensive look at the work of Hal Foster. Being a huge fan of his Prince Valiant work, I was delighted to see extensive coverage on this series. Even more interesting, were the commercial paintings he did for advertisements, as this was something that I wasn't as familiar with. Nice anecdotes by top name artists are distributed throughout the book, with a special section in the ba ...more
Paul
Jan 13, 2009 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An engaging blend of a scholarly review, combined with an abundance of rarely seen material from one of the greatest masters of comic strip and / or illustrative art.

I am one picky S.O.B. when it comes to art, and about all I can say with regards to Foster is that his figures were sometimes a bit stiff. That's it. If you gave me a checklist of "Ten Thousand Things That Make A Great Artist" then I'd mark Foster as a master in the other 9999 skills.

He even, from this book, seems to have been a g
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Norman
Jan 15, 2016 Norman rated it it was amazing
At long last, the biography of the creator of Prince Valiant. And Brian Kane does a superb job of mixing biography, facts and figures plus anecdotal stories with beautiful artwork which is why we know Foster
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