Five black-and-white plates in a printed envelope. Also includes a four page booklet with Chadwick's annotations for each plate.
This portfolio celebrates Paul Chadwick's comic book series "Concrete".
Includes six 10" x 15" black and white plates printed on slick, heavy stock.
Each print commemorates the events in one of the first six issues of Concrete.
Each portfolio comes packaged in a sturdy, brilliant white envelope printed with a new illustration.
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.