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John Paul Leon Grendel: Black, White & Red #1 Original Art – Devil's Toll page 5 (Dark Horse Comics, 1998); image size 9" x 13.25"
From the Modern Age of Comics – Original comic art of images of “Tedium”, “Delivery” and “Revival”Simple lines that could convey any mood as only Leon could create. The art was published (Nov 1998) as Page 21, to the story “Devil’s Toll.”
The art is accomplished in heavy inks over graphite on Bristol board and measures approximately 11 x 17 inches. The piece is floated in a frame that measures 14 1/4 x 20 ¼ inches. The artist signed & dated the work in the lower left. The art is in excellent condition.
The Story: “Devil’s Toll”
Grendel. A name synonymous with crime and violence. Hunter Rose. A name familiar with wealth and privilege. Two identities, one Devil. Acclaimed Grendel creator Matt Wagner crafts a series of tales that spotlights those the Devil has influenced and intimidated, a grim grimoire of punishment and revenge illustrated in stark black, white, and blood-red that brings together a virtual who's who of talented artists, including John Paul Leon, Tim Sale; Batman: The Long Halloween, Duncan Fegredo; Kevin Smith's Jay & Silent Bob, D'Israeli, Ho Che Anderson, C. Scott Morse, Bernie Mireault, Paul Chadwick; Concrete, Tim Bradstreet, David Mack and Guy Davis; Sandman Mystery Theatre.
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Image of the published cover is for reference only.Artist Information
John Paul Leon was an American comic book artist known for his work on the Milestone Comics series Static and the Marvel Comics limited series Earth-X. John Paul Leon was born on April 26, 1972 in New York City. Leon also provided artwork for a number of style guides for feature film adaptations of comic books, including Superman Returns, Batman Begins, Green Lantern and The Dark Knight.