The Chimera Portfolio - Signed & Numbered



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Ten black-and-white plates in a printed folder. Limited to 1000 copies, signed and numbered by the artist on the inside of the folder.

From the interior flap:

"...THE CHIMERA was conceived as symbolist fantasy...I composed this comic over a four month period in 1974." - Craig Russell.

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.


P. Craig Russell

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Near Fine folder (light wear)
One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist


P. Craig

Publishing Information

Canoga Park
Earthart Graphics

Physical Description

16.75 inches
11.25 inches
black & white