The name Bill Sienkiewicz is synonymous with groundbreaking illustration. A classically trained painter, Sienkiewicz’s art incorporates abstract and expressionist influences and combines oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, collage, and mimeograph. It is in no way overstating things to say that when Sienkiewicz made his debut in 1979 as a comic book artist drawing Marvel’s Moon Knight that there had never been another comic artist like him.
For four decades, Sienkiewicz’s style and storytelling have pushed against the preconceptions of the comic book medium, in the pages of comics like Stray Toasters, The New Mutants and Elektra: Assassin and on the iconic covers of Sandman, Daredevil, Dazzler, and more.
Sienkiewicz’s art has been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and art galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany. He’s created iconic album art for the RZA’s Bobby Digital and E.P.M.D’s Business As Usual and the popular game Resident Evil. His artwork has been central to advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, Nissan, and the 2006 Winter Olympics, and he’s provided storyboards for dozens of Hollywood films. It is a career breathtaking in its scope and diversity.
Tomorrow, November 5th, Six Foot Press debuts the first volume of Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, an unprecedented, three book celebration of a unique and unpredictable artist. This first ever Bill Sienkiewicz’ art book features:
- An introduction by bestselling writer Neil Gaiman;
- A comprehensive and incisive essay by Ben Davis, the award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News;
- A candid interview with Sienkiewicz, conducted by Chul R. Kim, about the artist’s influences, techniques and the future of comic book art;
- More than 200 pages of art, much of it rarely seen;
- A 9.5 x 12″, 224-page hardcover book, covered in luxurious 100% cloth fabric, with two embossed, tipped-in images on the front and back cover;
- $49.95 available everywhere books are sold.
Also available November 5th from Six Foot Press is a Limited Edition format that is numbered and signed by Sienkiewicz, limited to 1,000 copies and retailing for $350.00. The Limited Edition includes a fabric-wrapped clamshell box containing a collection of 40 individual deluxe reproductions of previously unpublished paintings, drawings, sketches, and mixed media works from four decades of Sienkiewicz’s notebooks and personal collection, as well as other private collections.
With the publication of Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution andthe artist’s induction into the Eisner Hall of Fame at this year’s Comic-Con International San Diego, there’s never been a better time to acknowledge one of the most respected and innovative artists. And if you’re wondering? It’s pronounced sin-KEV-itch.