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

Brian M. Kane

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ISBN 10: 1887591257 / ISBN 13: 9781887591256
Published by Vanguard Productions, 2001
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators, Father ...

Publisher: Vanguard Productions

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Award-winning illustrated 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 Foster's Prince Valiant, and many artists, including the famous contemporary Western painter James Bama, who contributed the foreword, count Foster among their greatest influences.


"Superb." --Ray Bradbury

"Pick Of The Week" --Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Crowning Achievement" --The Columbus Dispatch

"Our highest recommendation" --Bud Plant Illustrated Books

"Profusely illustrated...Foster was the most virtuosic comics artist of his time." --New York Times Book Review

"Kane skillfully blends factual and anecdotal information to tell a wonderfully rich story about the man who gave form to some of the country's most beloved characters." --Illustration magazine

"I cannot praise this book highly enough!" --Comic Book Marketplace magazine

"A rich meal. It's not to be missed." --Maggie Thompson, Publisher, Comic Buyer's Guide

"Indispensable." --Comics Journal

"Part biography, part comic and world history, all beautiful." --The Stars Our Destination

"A classic 'rags to riches' story of a brilliant, self-taught man who rose to the pinnacle of the comic strip heirarchy." --Edmonton Journal

"A welcome and long-needed biography." --South Shore Monthly

"An unqualified delight." --R.C.Harvey's Opus

"Superlative." --Comic Shop News

"A fulfilling and masterful effort." --Erbania

"Foster demonstrated more than anybody how impressive an illustrated comic could be." --National Post (Canada)

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