Mike Ploog is a true treasure of the visual world. To date, his 40-plus years of work have taken him, and us, through some of the richest projects the entertainment field has to offer.
The Art of Ploog measures a massive 9" x 12" and contains 352 pages. It is the ultimate collection spanning Mikes entire career from his earliest days of working with Leatherneck magazine, while still a young man serving in the Marines, to his extremely popular work in comics (on titles such as Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, The Man-Thing, Planet of the Apes and Werewolf By Night), as well as a wide range of his film work on animated features (such as Lord of the Rings, Shrek and Wizards) and live-action features (including Little Shop of Horrors, The Thing and X-Men). The Art of Ploog also contains many of his most popular paintings: paintings that were created for his own fantasy art trading card series and paintings he worked on for the collectible card games Guardians and Magic the Gathering, most of which have never been reproduced larger than trading card size. The Art of Ploog contains, quite literally, hundreds of pieces of art, many seen here for the first time.As well as commentary by Ralph Bakshi, John Carpenter, J. DeMatteis, Gary Friedrich, Doug Moench, Frank Oz, Roy Thomas and the master himself, Mike Ploog! All this provides insight into the career and work of a most colorful and popular artist. This very exclusive padded, deluxe, hardcover edition of The Art of Ploog includes an original page of Marvel comic art from Mike's work on Planet of the Apes. This is an actual page of art drawn by Mike for Marvel's Planet of the Apes 40 years ago, not a print. The page is page 11 from Planet of the Apes #8, and is one of his best pages. These original art editions of the Art of Ploog were strictly limited to 42 copies. Mike Ploog's definitive work was on Planet of the Apes , and for issues #6 and #8, he worked only in pencil, returning to inks when Marvel's reproduction of the art could not do it justice. This is one of the best pages from that run, with tight pencils and dynamic action. The dialogue is on a separate overlay sheet. The art measures 13" x 19.25". This is actually a three-part limited edition: 1 A deluxe portfolio that contains your original signed Planet of the Apes page; 2 A deluxe, signed and numbered copy of the book; and 3 A slip-case that holds the book.
Each original, hand-drawn comic art page ships inside its own museum-grade mylar sleeve for protection. This offering also includes three exclusives from the original Art of Ploog kickstarter: (1) A.
8.5" x 11" 64-page storyboard sketchbook, with storyboards from several films that Mike worked on, including. A signed and numbered print, homaging the cover of the first issue of.A set of five 8" x 10" prints. The Balrog, The Mercenary, Night Howl, The Werewolf, and The Wraith.
The item "ART OF PLOOG PLANET OF THE APES ORIGINAL ART ED SIGNED (#9/42) RARE OOP" is in sale since Sunday, June 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Original Comic Art".
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