The Beast Within: The Art of Ken Barr



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Ken Barr was one of a very small stable of cover painters for Marvel Comics 1970s black & white magazine: Doc Savage, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Planet of the Apes, Rampaging Hulk, Thor, Starlord... This is a collection of the artist's favorite pieces.

From the publisher:

Nowadays, pretty much anyone with a computer and a working copy of Photoshop can call themselves an artist. That's very nice, but compared to one of the grand masters of fantasy art, they might as well be fiddling with an Etch-A-Sketch! Ken Barr is old-school masterful, and defines what it is to create whole new worlds of wonder. His storied career is filled with outstanding movie and television projects, science fiction and fantasy book covers, and many iconic images from the glory days of Marvel Comics. Long before the emergence of such superstar painters as Alex Ross and Joe Jusko, Ken Barr was blazing a trail of acrylic glory, giving fanboys a clear picture of what their heroes would look like in the real world. For the first time ever, a massive collection of Ken's favourite pieces have been assembled for this personal showcase. If you appreciate the intense quality and power this man brings to his work, or just have a fond memory of seeing your favourite character brought to life for the first time, then this book will be a pure pleasure!


Ken Barr

Condition & Attributes

Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information

Columbus, NJ
SQP Inc.

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
48 pages
68 color illustrations
pictorial boards