Six Foot Press and Bill Sienkiewicz start a "Revolution" in a career retrospective collection
Bill Sienkiewicz, I feel confident in saying, is a true original. His work is incredibly unique and instantly recognizable, whether he’s illustrating covers, canvas, or comic book interiors. At once abstract and engaging, Sienkiewicz is that rare artist who can remain true to their style while still appealing to mainstream storytelling.
This October, Six Foot Press will publish the first of a three-volume retrospective titled Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution. The first installment will have plenty of Sienkiewicz’s work, of course, as well as an interview, with the artist, but it will also have an introduction from Neil “Yes That Neil Gaiman” Gaiman.
Oh, and it will come in a standard release along with a super-exclusive limited edition deluxe pressing. Interested? Of course you are, so check out the details below.
Per Six Foot Press:
SIX FOOT PRESS TO PUBLISH BILL SIENKIEWICZ: REVOLUTION, VOL. I THIS OCTOBER
COMIC BOOK LEGEND BILL SIENKIEWICZ GETS FINE ART TREATMENT IN MASSIVE, THREE-VOLUME CAREER RETROSPECTIVE
(July 15, 2019) For forty years, the name Bill Sienkiewicz has been synonymous with groundbreaking, genre-pushing artwork. Since exploding on the scene in the pages of Moon Knight, and continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in comic book art in titles like The New Mutants, Daredevil, and Elektra: Assassin, Sienkiewicz has built a reputation as of the most respected, original, and, unpredictable artists to ever work in comic books. To honor the career of a true artistic original, Six Foot Press will publish Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I in October 2019, in both standard Trade Edition and Limited Edition formats, with two more volumes planned to follow.
“Revolution features a ton of artwork,” said Sienkiewicz. “A lot that people have seen, and plenty from my private notebooks that they have never seen. And that's just Volume I!”
Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I (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 Ben Davis, award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News, who examines Sienkiewicz’s process and places him within the context of art and popular culture.
"Bill Sienkiewicz is a great comic book artist and a great artist, period,” Davis said. “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 four decades of Sienkiewicz’s notebooks and personal collection as well as other private collections. A booklet signed by the artist will include an introduction by Neil Gaiman and an interview in which Sienkiewicz explains his influences and techniques and offers his view on the future of comic book art.
“Bill’s work has served to revolutionize the comic book industry. But he is a fine artist whose experimental techniques and unusual mixing of mediums deserve serious consideration by the larger art world,” explains Charles Kim, Publisher of Six Foot Press and former Associate Publisher of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. “This three-volume series will give us the chance to explore his output from a new perspective.”
Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I will be released in October 2019. The Trade and Limited Editions are available now for pre-order at sienkiewiczrevolution.com.
Attendees of Comic-Con International 2019 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.
Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I will be available this October.