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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Kent Williams

From Indie Spinner Rack Issue #11: Part Two

Sabre #4
Kent provided the cover art for several issues of this Don McGregor (no relation to our own Chucky McGreggor) series. He also did some back-up work in a few issues, but not this one.
Sabre #4, 1983

Where's Wolverine?!?
Kent inks over Rick Leonardi in this fill-in issue that also features a cover by the odd pair of Jim Lee and Bill Sienkiewicz.
The Uncanny X-Men #252, 1989

Doctor Zero
One of the few good things about Epic's Shadowline Saga was some great covers by Jon Muth, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kevin Nowlan and Kent.Doctor Zero #8, 1989

Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed
Kent and John Van Fleet's lush adaptation of a Bradbury parable.The Ray Bradbury Chronicles #1, 1992

Tell Me, Dark
A love story brewing with mysteries and betrayals showcasing Kent in top form. A pre-Vertigo Vertigo graphic novel by Karl Edward Wagner, John Ney Rieber and Kent Williams.
Tell Me, Dark, 1992

Where Is It?
This evocative tale of memory is one of the highlights of the anthology's four-issue run.A1 Vol.2 #3, 1992

Following Dave McKean's series of covers, Kent outdoes himself with a remarable series of his own. The figures in this one also appear in 'The Front,'
from Kent's War Prayer series of paintings
.Hellblazer #39, 1991

Briar Rose
Kent does the Brothers Grimm, with Lynn Parrish.Epic Illustrated #33, 1985

Vertigo's horror anthology series featured a short by Kent as well as this cover.
Flinch #6, 1999

The Village
An excerpt from David Mamet's first novel was accompanied by this outstanding illustration.Playboy Magazine, 1994

The Canine Connection
A great painting in an unlikely place.
Accompanied an article on workplace drug policies.
Security Management, 1994

Drawings & Monotypes
An incredible collection of figure work. One of my favorite art books.Kent Williams: Drawings & Monotypes, 1991

Probably the 'artsiest' Wolverine has ever been. You can almost forget that it's a Wolverine book.
Wolverine: Killing, 1993

Early Spring
Kent showcased on the cover of the North Carolina Literary Review. This huge painting is owned by a famous actor. Damn.
North Carolina Literary Review, 1997

A recent billboard painted by Kent on display
in Los Angeles
.Billboard, 2005