Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators : Father of the Adventure Strip

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Vanguard Productions, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 195 pages
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A comprehensive biography of Hal Foster, in which author Brian M. Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. "Superman" was modelled after Foster's drawings of Tarzan, Flash Gordon's Alex Raymond borrowed compositions from "Prince Valiant", and many artists, including the famous contemporary Western painter James Bama, count Foster among their greatest influences.

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User Review  - J. David - Goodreads

I am very proud of this book which I edited and art directed. It was nominated for Book of the Year at the Eisner Awards and won a Silver Medal with the Independent Press (IPPY) Awards. Any information you find on Foster elsewhere, was taken from this book. Read full review

Review: HAL FOSTER PB: Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip

User Review  - Goodreads

I am very proud of this book which I edited and art directed. It was nominated for Book of the Year at the Eisner Awards and won a Silver Medal with the Independent Press (IPPY) Awards. Any information you find on Foster elsewhere, was taken from this book. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Brian M. Kane is the author of Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators and James Bama: American Realist. He teaches in the Illustration Department at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio. He has a Masters Degree in History of Art from The Ohio State University where he is currently working on his Ph.D. in Art Education with an emphasis in Visual Culture.

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