Images: The Art Of Jim Starlin: A Life In Words And Pictures Hardcover Book

This is a preview for The Art of Jim Starlin: A Life in Words and Pictures Hardcover Book. 

AfterShock has some exciting news. Today they have announced that they will be releasing a 328-page retrospective on the career of Jim Starlin, one of the most popular and prolific comic book artists of the last 40 years. There are few creative names in comics whose influence is felt more in pop culture than Jim Starlin, with his creations Thanos, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer occupying such prominent roles in Marvel's cinematic universe. The "father of the cosmic soap opera," 

Covering everything from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the industry's top creative talents, this oversized volume includes glimpses into Starlin's files and sketchbooks, as well as images of his personal favorites with insights into his life and creative process. The first edition of this volume sold out instantly. The book will be released just ahead of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Starlin briefly spoke about how the project came together and why he’s excited about it: 

 “When I started in the comic book business “Art Of” books were strictly the provenance of the greats, like Rembrandt and Di Vinci. But times change and so do attitudes. Now the comic is considered an art form and I hope A Life in Words and Pictures contributes a little to that art form’s history. As I come to terms with the drawing part of my career ending, the reissuing of this volume (big enough to knock out a cow with) provides me and readers a chance to look back at a forty-something year long stint in comics and see the starling changes in the industry that occurred during this time frame, both technically and artistically. I have to thank Joe Pruett for instigating this project and the Herculean effort he put into assembling and designing the book.” 

 On how the experience has been working with AfterShock Comics thus far:
 “AfterShock and Joe, as usual, have been simply terrific to work with on this project.” 

It is slated to hit the shelves on May 2nd. Check out the images below.