Price: £100.00 / €115.00 / $150.00
Deluxe Slipcased edition limited to 100 copies and signed by author on special bookplate. Complete with DVD.
Artist: H J Ward
Author: David Saunders (art by H.J. Ward)
Publisher: The Illustrated Press
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 272 pages
Size: 9" x 12" (229mm x 305mm)
Format: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Illustrations: Full Colour
Hugh Joseph Ward (1909-1945) painted many of the most sensational and iconic pulp magazine covers in the history. His work has fascinated generations of fans, but the man himself has remained a mystery since his untimely death from cancer at the age of only 35.
This huge new book is the consumate reference on the life and work of H.J. Ward with over 500 illustrations, of which 75 are from original pulp covers paintings.
This book contains working drawings and reference photos, as well as historic family photos and a comprehensive checklist of all of his pulp magazine cover illustrations.
It chronicles his humble family roots, his art education, and his initial career as a newspaper cartoonist. It describes the artist's working methods, and his professionalism. It also documents his surprising and impressive contributions to the earliest visual images of The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and Superman.
Deluxe red cloth Slipcased edition limited to 100 copies and signed by author on special bookplate. This edition also includes a special slideshow DVD in full-color mini-jacket which will play on any standard DVD player, presenting additional artwork and photographic content not shown in the book. Excellent full-color printing on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dustjacket.
Book with slipcase and DVD and signed bookplate