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Frank Quitely's amazing, finely detailed artwork has been gracing the pages of DC Comics since he began illustrating stories in THE BIG BOOK series, from DC's Paradox Press imprint, in the mid-90's.  Quitely quickly earned a name for himself illustrating fellow Scotsman Grant Morrison's FLEX MENTALLO, JLA EARTH 2, as well as Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS.  Graphic Frank Quitely's amazing, finely detailed artwork has been gracing the pages of DC Comics since he began illustrating stories in THE BIG BOOK series, from DC's Paradox Press imprint, in the mid-90's.  Quitely quickly earned a name for himself illustrating fellow Scotsman Grant Morrison's FLEX MENTALLO, JLA EARTH 2, as well as Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS.  Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely collects all of Quitely's BIG BOOK stories, his ALL STAR SUPERMAN and BATMAN & ROBIN: REBORN covers and much, much more!


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Frank Quitely's amazing, finely detailed artwork has been gracing the pages of DC Comics since he began illustrating stories in THE BIG BOOK series, from DC's Paradox Press imprint, in the mid-90's.  Quitely quickly earned a name for himself illustrating fellow Scotsman Grant Morrison's FLEX MENTALLO, JLA EARTH 2, as well as Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS.  Graphic Frank Quitely's amazing, finely detailed artwork has been gracing the pages of DC Comics since he began illustrating stories in THE BIG BOOK series, from DC's Paradox Press imprint, in the mid-90's.  Quitely quickly earned a name for himself illustrating fellow Scotsman Grant Morrison's FLEX MENTALLO, JLA EARTH 2, as well as Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS.  Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely collects all of Quitely's BIG BOOK stories, his ALL STAR SUPERMAN and BATMAN & ROBIN: REBORN covers and much, much more!

30 review for Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely

  1. 5 out of 5

    Aildiin

    This is a superb book that collects some of the best art of one of the top 5 modern comic artist. The book is well done in that it mixes cover art and self contained comic stories ( I never knew Quitely drew so many short stories) so it can be read by itself without hardly any knowledge of DC universe needed. As a bonus there are a couple of previously unpublished pieces ( not many to be honest, the best one being the variant for All Star Batman and Robin that was never released and graces the fro This is a superb book that collects some of the best art of one of the top 5 modern comic artist. The book is well done in that it mixes cover art and self contained comic stories ( I never knew Quitely drew so many short stories) so it can be read by itself without hardly any knowledge of DC universe needed. As a bonus there are a couple of previously unpublished pieces ( not many to be honest, the best one being the variant for All Star Batman and Robin that was never released and graces the front cover of this book). My only regret is that we get every cover Quitely drew for All Star Superman but none of the inside art.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    This oversized hardcover - perfect for coffee tables - contains a great selection of some of Frank Quitely's earlier stuff, short stories, Batman: Scottish Connection, and the more recent 3-issue run of Batman Reborn with Grant Morrison. I liked most of the stories included in this collection - especially the ones in black & white (from Paradox Press' Big Book of... series of books); also included are a lot of cover art for a number of different series - however, conspicuously absent from these This oversized hardcover - perfect for coffee tables - contains a great selection of some of Frank Quitely's earlier stuff, short stories, Batman: Scottish Connection, and the more recent 3-issue run of Batman Reborn with Grant Morrison. I liked most of the stories included in this collection - especially the ones in black & white (from Paradox Press' Big Book of... series of books); also included are a lot of cover art for a number of different series - however, conspicuously absent from these are the covers that Frank Quitely did for Bite Club, which were as good as anything else found in this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Michael Alexander

    I believe my first exposure to Frank Quitely's art was most likely in All-Star Superman. At that point I was more interested in the characters than I was in the creative teams so I didn't totally appreciate it. It wasn't until his run on Batman & Robin with Grant Morrisson that I really started paying attention to his work and realized how much I liked it. This art book, like other ones that DC has put out, isn't in my favorite format. Instead of being filled with sketches, and covers, and pages, I believe my first exposure to Frank Quitely's art was most likely in All-Star Superman. At that point I was more interested in the characters than I was in the creative teams so I didn't totally appreciate it. It wasn't until his run on Batman & Robin with Grant Morrisson that I really started paying attention to his work and realized how much I liked it. This art book, like other ones that DC has put out, isn't in my favorite format. Instead of being filled with sketches, and covers, and pages, it's mainly reprinting old issues. Yes there are a lot of covers included, and yes all the art in those issues is great. Unfortunately I find reading one random issue here and there can just be confusing and mess up the flow of the book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Kisner

    Absolutely outstanding art book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Martin White

    This is just an excellent book. I love Vince's artwork and storytelling and this is just a superb 'best of' collection. Batman in Scotland is an absolute gem (and is shown in it's entirely here) so for me this is worth the price alone. This guy is one of Scotlands national treasures.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Wesley

    5 stars for the art but some of the stories are poor or presented without context.

  7. 5 out of 5

    David Allison

    Lays out the development of Quitely's gifts for caricature, crowd work and horror with a thoroughness that'll leave you hunting for a way into the gaps.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    This is a beautiful book. Wonderfully collects a nice cross section of his work with DC. Collects several stories as well as cover work and man...did I mention it is just beautiful?!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Erik

    I thought this was going to be more like some of DC's previous art books, with sketches, layouts, and commentary from the artist. We don't get any of that. Instead, this is a collection of short works and a couple longer Batman stories with covers interspersed. Most of the stories (outisde of Grant Morrison's Batman Reborn, which is great) are interesting but not too memorable. But anyone reading this book is reading it for Quitely's art. It's interesting to see how Quitely has gotten better thro I thought this was going to be more like some of DC's previous art books, with sketches, layouts, and commentary from the artist. We don't get any of that. Instead, this is a collection of short works and a couple longer Batman stories with covers interspersed. Most of the stories (outisde of Grant Morrison's Batman Reborn, which is great) are interesting but not too memorable. But anyone reading this book is reading it for Quitely's art. It's interesting to see how Quitely has gotten better through the years, especially with his page layouts and panel flow, and there's enough here to see why he's one of the best working today. I just wish they had done something to make this more than just a collection of previously published material.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dony Grayman

    Librote en formato gigante que incluye cronológicamente muchos trabajos de Quitely para DC, incluyendo los del sello Vertigo. Entre otras cosas este tomote incluye: historias para la colección The Big Book of... (del difunto sello Paradox Press), tapas de Flex Mentallo, All Star Superman y otros, e historias de Batman, Batman & Robin, The Kingdom, antologías, etc. Librote en formato gigante que incluye cronológicamente muchos trabajos de Quitely para DC, incluyendo los del sello Vertigo. Entre otras cosas este tomote incluye: historias para la colección The Big Book of... (del difunto sello Paradox Press), tapas de Flex Mentallo, All Star Superman y otros, e historias de Batman, Batman & Robin, The Kingdom, antologías, etc.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leonard

    I find graphic novels and art interesting but a little distant and out of reach. Perhaps I was just born too early to completely grasp it. I didn't read much of this and what I did read seemed to be easily forgotten. But my curiosity is still here, so I'll probably try it again soon.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tropo Alegro

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michael Brady

  14. 5 out of 5

    Philip Crawford

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  16. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gavin Foo

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mary Spears

  19. 4 out of 5

    Edgar

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Lange

  22. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hoch Hech

  24. 4 out of 5

    David Caldwell

  25. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Williamson

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brion Salazar

  27. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Zonka

  28. 5 out of 5

    Index Purga

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mark Peyton

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

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