Nickle Noir: The Art of John Nickle
"Nickle is a conjurer of dread and remembrance. His works quickly bypass conscious examination and lodge themselves in the space between sleep and wakefulness. This is a book of dark joy. Welcome and beware." -p.g. sturges, author of SHORTCUT MAN and ANGEL'S GATE"Don't take a wooden nickel-take a noir one. NICKLE NOIR, that is. This collection of rich, provocative, and all-together memorable book covers and artworks by the famed illustrator John Nickle is not only priceless, but a vivid, technicolor reminder that noir is more than a rainy street corner in black and white. With a style that shows the influence of Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Nickle neatly encapsulates the birth of noir as a literary form and artistically catapults it to a present both immediate and timeless. Any lover of noir-in book or film, in oils or celluloid-will savor a copy. Three cheers to Black Scat books for this terrific collection!"-Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of CITY OF DRAGONSFor over 25 years John Nickle has illustrated books, book covers, newspaper and magazine articles. He is well known for his noir cover art, created using colored pencils and acrylics. His moody images possess rich textured tones and eerie shadows, and are often marked by a dark sense of humor. This limited edition collection features full color reproductions of this award-winning illustrator's best work - including his classic covers for Vintage / Black Lizard's "Martin Beck" novels.
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