Al Williamson Hidden Lands TPB (2004 Dark Horse) comic books
1st printing. By THOMAS YEATES, MARK SCHULTZ, and STEVE RINGGENBERG. Al Williamson stand in rarified air, among the titans of the development of comics as an art form. Drawing from the tradition of the heyday of book, advertising, and comic-strip illustration, Williamson brought a command of craft and dynamics rarely seen, before or since, to a field that had largely valued speed over skill. As part of an amazing stable of young artists at E.C. in the 1950's, Williamson helped change the industry forever, but much of his work of the era has remained hidden. Al Williamson: Hidden Lands at last uncovers these gems, stories from his days at Atlas, E.C., Charlton, Harvey, Dell, and more - most of which have never been reprinted until now, plus a wide array of material that has never before been published, including fascinating sketches and works from his career's infancy and photos from the artist's personal scrapbooks. Covered in fascinating depth bby Mark Schultz, Thomas Yeates, and Steve Ringgenberg and gathered extensive, lively interviews with Williamson. Al Williamson: Hidden Lands is an essential volume for any fan of this giant of graphic fiction. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 224 pages, B&W. Cover price $22.95.