Simone's annual color sketchbook reveals the sketches, pencils and progress behind his incredible cover paintings for Marvel and DC both for U.S. editions and for exclusively Europe editions. The sketchbook is 9.4" x 6.5" 40 pages, and each copy is signed.
Simone is an Italian comic book illustrator, painter, graphic designer and art instructor, known to Italian audiences for his work in comics, CD covers, music videos, TV commercials and role-playing games. His first American comic book work was for DC comics such as Detective Comics and Green Lantern. In 2006, Simone signed an Exclusive Contract with Marvel and has had runs on Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men, and Thanos Rising. Bianchi's style is distinguished by his use of ink wash, or watercolor halftones, in rendering his work, a non-traditional technique by mainstream American standards.