Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rand Holmes

One of many comic book artists influenced by Wally Wood was the late Rand Holmes. Holmes was a Canadian artist who worked mostly for alternative newspapers and Underground Comix. Some of his work could be quite filthy at times. He taught himself art by imitating Woodwork and throughout his career there were times when the influence showed tremendously, particularly when it came to lighting or in machinery. Eventually, though, he developed a style all his own, creating memorable characters such as Harold Hedd and Basement Man. Here we have an upcoming and very welcome tribute to the artist who died in 2002 while being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma. THE ARTIST HIMSELF: A RAND HOLMES RETROSPECTIVE can be pre-ordered here:

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