SOLD ON: Monday, 12/13/2021 8:44 PM
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse
COMMENTS: Dean Motter pencils and inks; cover; 2015; image size 10" x 14"
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Dean Motter pencils and inks; cover; 2015; image size 10" x 14"Incredibly rare cover by Motter from his long running, hugely influential, new wave detective series. Mr. X began in the early 1980s, and while all of the series is written and designed by Motter, he has very rarely provided the artwork himself. The series has been drawn over the years by a series of notable artists, including the Hernandez Brothers, Paul Rivoche, Seth, and D'Israeli. Mr. X's influence has been widespread, it's been called out as an influence on films such as Tim Burton's Batman and Terry Gilliam's Brazil. This cover is from Motter's return to the series after a hiatus, handling both writing and art duties, the classic, futuristic deco design still front and center, a truly excellent piece. Pen and ink on vellum. Art is in excellent condition. Signed and inscribed by Motter.
The art was created on velum, the building in the background is a printout affixed to the back of the vellum.
Illustrator, designer and writer who worked for many years in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, New York City, and Atlanta. Motter is best known for his album cover designs, two of which won Juno Awards. He is also the creator and designer of Mister X, one of the most influential "new-wave" comics of the 1980s.