"Like the great Frazetta (and St. John before him) Jon Foster has the ability to freeze time, to capture action in mid-swing and mid-air. That is a great and rare thing." --MIKE MIGNOLA/creator of Hellboy
The largest collection of Jon's work ever published, this volume includes 200 paintings in full color. The 300-copy deluxe edition is signed by the artist on an extra-illustrated plate and enclosed in a clothbound slipcase.
From the publisher:
Jon Foster creates irresistibly dark demimondes populated by retro robots, Star Wars villains, and creepy goth-inspired creatures that recall the work of James Gurney (Dynotopia), H. R. Giger, and past masters of the grotesque like Goya. Yet his work is inimitably his own, from the noirish lighting, off-kilter angles, and kinetic sense of movement to his singular technique of starting a project with oils and then scanning it into a computer to add more startling visual effects. This collection samples a wide range of Foster's work....
The best of Foster's SF and Fantasy book cover illustrations for Michael Moorcock, Paul Collins, Liz Williams, etc., are included in this volume. As well as selections of his work for Wizards of the Coast's MAGIC: THE GATHERING game cards, his covers for DC Comics (including Neil Gaiman's BOOKS OF MAGIC), and his work for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (for whom he has also drawn in the field on archeological assignments). Also included are a selection from his work as conceptual artist for an animated film (forthcoming) based on THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.
Artist and illustrator Jon Foster has painted numerous book covers (Michael Moorcock, Paul Collins, Liz Williams, etc.), game cards for Wizards of the Coast's MAGIC: THE GATHERING, covers for DC Comics (including Neil Gaiman's BOOKS OF MAGIC), and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (for whom he has also drawn in the field on archeological assignments). He served as conceptual artist for an animated film (forthcoming) based on THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Foster has received numerous honors from Spectrum and the Society of Illustrators and has taught illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design.