Brush Strokes with Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott
Joe Sinnott is a true living legend. During his 56-plus-year career in comic books, he has worked in every genre, and for almost every publisher. Brush Strokes With Greatness celebrates the storybook career of the versatile artist, as he demonstrates his passion for his craft. In it, Joe shares his experiences working on Marvel's leading titles, memories of working with Lee and Kirby, and rare and unpublished artwork from his personal files. This book features dozens of colleagues and co-workers paying tribute to Joe and his amazing body of work, plus an extended art gallery and a checklist of Joe's career. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of all things Sinnott, which includes a foreword by Stan Lee, and an afterword by Mark Evanier.
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This book is an in depth biography of Joe Sinnott.
It details the literally the whole life of Joe Sinnott, right from when he was a kid to the work he does after his retirement. There's and incredible amount of interesting information on the legendary inker. While in school, his instructors were Silas Rhodes, Burne Hogarth and Tom Gills! There is also story on how he got to know Stan Lee.
His impressive portfolio of comics and inks fill the book. Some titles include The Avengers, The Defenders, The Mighty Thor and The Fantastic Four. His career at Marvel, relationship with Jack Kirby and other artists and work of different projects are given a really detailed treatment.
What I like about the book is there's coverage on the different people in Joe Sinnott's life. It really gives depth to what kind of person he was. There's also a chapter containing 19 pages where friends and colleagues talk about him. 19 whopping pages! It sure says a lot about his legacy.
This is a wonderful tribute book to Joe Sinnott. Highly recommended.
There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my library page for the link.
Review: Brush Strokes with Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe SinnottUser Review - Edmund Davis-Quinn - Goodreads
A friend lent me her copy, the writing was frankly kind of boring but the art quite good. Have a feeling there are probably better tributes to Joe Sinnott out there, he is one of great inkers in the history of comic books. Had for a while, but the writing in this was meh at best. Read full review