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Smith, Barry Windsor - MACHINE MAN 1984-85 #1 Interior Page
VF: 8.0
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Monday, 09/19/2022 9:20 PM
$6,154.80
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Herb Trimpe Breakdowns/Barry Windsor-Smith finishes; page 20; 1984; image size 10" x 15"
Tom DeFalco Collection
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Herb Trimpe Breakdowns/Barry Windsor-Smith finishes; page 20; 1984; image size 10" x 15"
Tom DeFalco Collection

Beautiful page from one of Barry Windsor-Smith's signature works. Smith really pushed the boundaries of comic book illustrating, with his lush, meticulously realized drawings bringing life to Herb Trimpe's breakdowns with exquisite detail and artistic excellence. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition.

From The Tom DeFalco collection.

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Artists Information

Herb Trimpe was an American comics artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine, who later became a breakout star of the X-Men. During his career he would draw nearly every character in the Marvel stable, and a few that weren't including memorable work he provided for Marvel's 1980's licensed titles for Godzilla, Shogun Warriors and The Transformers.

Smith rose to prominence thanks to his incredibly detailed and beautiful work on Marvels' Conan the Barbarian, which employed an approach that had never been seen in comics before. The artist worked on several titles at Marvel in the Silver Age before launching his own pin-up publishing house Gorblimey Press, which he used to release impressive lithos to his fan base. Working through the decades, Smith became more and more disillusioned about the comic industry and its unfair treatment of artists, so he slowly started to withdraw from the business. Occasionally popping up with the odd series of graphic novel. Smith is commonly recognized as one of the great artists in the history of comics. He once created a fictional comic book for Oliver Stone's movie "The Hand" which was based on Conan, and Michael Caine played the lead, a character that was a comic book artist that bore a striking resemblance to Smith.