Cody Starbuck Portfolio (1978) - Signed & Numbered



In stock



Six black-and-white plates in a printed folder and matching envelope.

This is #631 of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist on the first plate.

Chaykin's first portfolio featuring his swashbuckling space pirate. Cody Starbuck first appeared in Star Reach #1 (1974), and also appeared in issues of Heavy Metal.

Limited edition portfolios were a phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s. They grew out of a greater appreciation of comic and fantasy artists. Middle-Earth lead the way publishing a 1973 portfolio of Frank Frazetta drawings that quickly sold out its 500-copy print run. It was followed by Barry Smith's Tupenny Conan Portfolio in 1974 and another Frazetta portfolio, The Lord of the Rings, in 1975. This lead to a decade of large format, limited edition portfolios: a suite of new illustrations created without restrictions or censorship, with better printing on better paper, reproduced in a large size, to fully appreciate the artwork.


Howard Chaykin

Condition & Attributes

Fine plates (very minimal spotting to first plate) in Very Fine folder in Near Fine envelope (minimal spotting and wear to edges of envelope)
#631 of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist



Publishing Information

San Diego
Schanes & Schanes

Physical Description

15 inches
11 inches
black & white