#WEBELIEVE IN COLORISTS APPRECIATION VARIANTS DISPLAY RADICAL IMPACT COLORS HAVE ON ARTWORK
PORTLAND, OR, 04/03/2018 â€” Image Comics is pleased to reveal the black and white SPAWN #286 cover artwork by legendary artist Todd McFarlane and the seven Colorist Appreciation variants that display the high impact of colorists on the artistic medium.
A selection of bestselling coloristsâ€”Moreno Dinisio, Frank Martin, Matthew Wilson, Owen Gieni, Annalisa Leoni, Nikos Koutsis, Jean-Francois Beaulieuâ€”each put their own spin on the same McFarlane cover for these #WeBelieve in Colorists variants, and each cover displays their radically different techniques and stunning results.
â€œColoristsâ€™ important contributions to our medium cannot be overstated, and even the best artwork can benefit from the involvement of just the right colorist,â€ said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. â€œWhen Iâ€™m watching pages come in for a comic from the first pitch to the finished project, itâ€™s often when the colorist gets involved that the book really begins to take shape, when the personality of the artwork and the storytelling really shine through. Once upon a time, colorists were just the last stop on the production train, but today, colorists are essential and trusted collaboratorsâ€”often moving with artists or writer/artist teams from project to project. Every colorist has their own voice, and thereâ€™s no better way to highlight just how different finished artwork can look than by showing off the handiwork of seven different colorists and how their approach has impacted a single piece of artwork. Weâ€™re all thrilled with the result, and we hope youâ€™re equally excited to see how the same artwork can look in the hands of multiple colorists.â€
We Believe in Colorists is the second of many initiatives throughout Imageâ€™s planned #WeBelieve 2018 campaign highlighting the important, lately overlooked talent of the comics industry.
Comics is a visual storytelling medium with an artistâ€™s inks and the colorist’s pallete working hand in hand to convey the tone and mood within a finished piece of artwork.
Available on Wednesday, May 30th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, May 7th:
SPAWN #286 CVR A B&W by McFarlane (FEB188683)
SPAWN #286 CVR B by Dinisio (FEB188684)
SPAWN #286 CVR C by Martin (FEB188685)
SPAWN #286 CVR D by Wilson (FEB188686)
SPAWN #286 CVR E by Gieni (FEB188687)
SPAWN #286 CVR F by Leoni (FEB188688)
SPAWN #286 CVR G by Koutsis (FEB188689)
SPAWN #286 CVR H by Beaulieu (FEB188690)
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