A quick heads up on a fascinating book we’ve been anticipating for quite some time. This week TwoMorrows Publishing releases the 26th volume in their terrific Modern Masters series, an extensive interview with artist Frazer Irving. The book covers the full range of Irving’s work from 2000AD to Gutsville to recent projects for DC including Batman & Robin and Xombi. It also includes a foreword from frequent collaborator Grant Morrison.
TwoMorrows was kind enough to share a lengthy pdf preview of the volume, which includes passages from throughout the book. It also hints at the copious amount of artwork showcased, both in finished form and various stages of process. If you like what you see, the digital version of the book can be had for just $4.95. If you’d prefer a print edition, the trade paperback is available for $15.95 and includes a free link to the digital version when pre-ordered from TwoMorrow’s website. Either way, a great deal and well worth your time and money.
MODERN MASTERS VOL. 26: FRAZER IRVING
120-page Trade Paperback with Color
Print version: $15.95 cover price
Digital Edition: $4.95
Frazer Irving is the denizen of the dark, the disturbing, and the diabolical in comic book illustration. From his earliest work in Britain’s 2000AD to his breakthrough contributions with Wildstorm, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics, Irving is widely known for his iconic work on DC Comics titles such as Klarion, The Witch Boy, Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight, and most recently, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and Batman and Robin. An award-winning illustrator who has collaborated with the likes of John Wagner, Grant Morrison, and Matt Fraction, Irving is also behind the creator-owned Image series Gutsville with Simon Spurrier. When not performing with his London-based band, this true Modern Master is hard at work redefining and challenging the boundaries of comic art with his innovative digital techniques and style. Now, authors Nathan Wilson and Eric Nolen-Weathington examine Irving’s career in the 26th volume of the ongoing Modern Masters book series. With a Foreword by Grant Morrison, this book features an exhaustive interview with the artist, where he outlines his creative process, and presents reams of rare and unseen art, including a gallery of commissioned pieces, and a full-color gallery of his work. Come with us as we shine the light on another master of modern comic art: Frazer Irving!