Book Review: The Art of Grendel

The Art of Grendel celebrates twenty-five years of Grendel with a selection of artwork. There are layouts, splash pages and sketches. The paintings done on Bristol board looks really great with all the texture and paint. I thought there was a certain manga element to the Matt Wagner's style in some of the character portraits and backgrounds.

The book doesn't just feature art from Matt Wagner but other artists as well. We get to see interesting stuff like Ashley Wood's ink splatter style as well as Clint Langley's nitty gritty muscle bulging Grendel.

Right at the end is a guest gallery with artists like Frank Miller, Darwyn Cooke, Paul Pope among others providing their own style of Grendel. Same character, different sensibilities.

There are plenty to reminisce in this nice tribute, but recommended more for Grendel fans.

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