Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Steranko! Part 3D - "Repent Harlequin!"

If you don't have a pair of 3D glasses by now, you really should do something about getting hold of some, because there's more 3D to come! This time, it's Jim Steranko's illustrations for the 1978 edition of The Illustrated Harlan Ellison published by Byron Preiss. Preiss had earlier published Steranko's Chandler book, Red Tide and this was another ambitious undertaking. The book featured adaptations either as illustrated stories or comic strips, of a number of classic Harlan Ellison stories by artists such as Alfredo Alcala, Bill Stout and Ralph Reese. Steranko's adaptation of 'Repent Harlequin!' said the Ticktockman definitely stood out from the crowd...






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  1. Ooh, I've got that too. Great book, although I do agree that the Steranko illustrations are the best thing about it. And I'm saying this as a fan of Harlan Ellison!

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  2. I also really like the William Stout.

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  3. You might want to check out Matt Seneca's review of this here: http://www.thedrawingsofsteranko.com/REPENT/repent_article_.html

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    1. I'm always impressed by Matt's writing. He's particularly brilliant here. A remarkably insightful piece and required reading for anyone interested in experimental graphic/narrative technique.

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