This limited edition, signed & numbered hardcover includes a bonus signature plate illustrated and signed by Al Williamson.
The Al Williamson Sketchbook (1998) was the first book published by Vanguard. It was also the first book in their Sketchbook series--followed by Neal Adams, Wally Wood, Jeff Jones, and Mike Kaluta.
The sketches come from a variety of sources and vary widely in reproduction quality. A full-length interview with Williamson provides a commentary for each drawing. Introduction by Walt Reed.
From the publisher:
For fifty years, Al Williamson has epitomized artistic integrity. From his collaborations with Hogarth, Frazetta, Krenkel, Wood and Torres, to his award-winning Flash Gordon, often imitated Warren Magazines, to his classic Star Wars and Secret Agent newspaper strip art, Williamson's adventurous romantic work has consistently elevated the art of the comic strip to the level of Golden Age illustration and museum quality fine art. Vanguard Productions started publishing periodicals in 1991. The Al Williamson Sketchbook (1998) is Vanguard's landmark, first publication in the book format.