Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution
Published by: Six Foot Press
Imprint: Six Foot Press
224 Pages, 9.50 x 12.00 in, full-color illustrations throughout
- Published: November 2019
"Astounding... extraordinary... Jumping between highlighting his indie cult status as an artist and the mindset behind the abstraction of some of comics most beloved characters, the collection ultimately acts as a stunning visual love letter to one of comics most revered artists." — Comics Beat
Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revolutionizing the way comic books are drawn and made. His work has graced the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; art galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany; and advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, Nissan, the 2006 Winter Olympics, and dozens of Hollywood movies. Sienkiewicz is a classically trained painter whose artworks incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and combine oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, collage, and mimeograph.
Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution is the first time the artist’s work and career have been taken out of the context of comic books and evaluated as fine art. Ben Davis, award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News, considers Sienkiewicz’s process and places him within the context of art and popular culture. Edited by Sal Abbinanti, Sienkiewicz’s representative and colleague for 12 years, Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution features an introduction by Neil Gaiman, who collaborated with Sienkiewicz on the New York Times bestseller The Sandman, and an interview in which the artist explains his influences and techniques and offers his view on the future of comic book art. The book is covered in luxurious 100% cloth fabric, with two embossed, tipped-in images on the front and back cover.
"Bill sees clearly, paints beautifully. He absorbs styles and ways of making art with the facility he had as a young man, but now I always feel he’s in control of what he does. . . . My hope is that a book like this, filled with Bill’s art all in one place, will show people who think they know what Bill can do exactly how much more he can do than any of them had ever dreamed."
— Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman
"For four decades, Bill Sienkiewicz has been a trend-setting artist and storyteller whose distinctive style smuggled avant-garde notions of design, expressionism and fine art sensibility into the pages of comics like New Mutants, Moon Knight, Elektra: Assassin, and graphic novels like Stray Toasters and Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix, permanently expanding the visual vocabulary of American comics." - Forbes magazine
"A treasure trove of Sienkiewicz’s art from over the years (including segments from his work on Marvel’s New Mutants, his Jimi Hendrix biography Voodoo Child, and more). Even if you’ve seen his work before, you haven’t seen it like this." — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Humble, light-hearted, and astonishingly talented . . . Bill Sienkiewicz has become a name synonymous with genre-bending artwork. . . . Needless to say, you can’t throw a stone without hitting an incredible title that Sienkiewicz has tackled within the comics industry.” —Comics Beat
“Bill Sienkiewicz is one of the most revolutionary creators in the comic book industry, a talented visionary whose evocative, award-winning work always carries a razor-sharp edge glinting brightly from just beyond our collective unconscious.”—SYFY
“Astounding... extraordinary... Jumping between highlighting his indie cult status as an artist and the mindset behind the abstraction of some of comics most beloved characters, the collection ultimately acts as a stunning visual love letter to one of comics most revered artists." -Comics Beat
"Revolution is an exquisite book which comes close to capturing his essence on the page and apparently this is the first in a series of three books about Sienkiewicz. Congratulations to Six Foot Press for pulling this off. Fans of the artist or of distinctive modern comic art should run to grab this book." - Tripwire Magazine