Book Review: The Art of Jock

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I'm surprised that Insight Editions' the publisher for this book. Looks like they are venturing into comic artbooks.

The Art of Jock is given the large hardcover coffee table book treatment. There are 160 pages and there's even an author, Will Dennis, assigned.

Mark Simpson, aka Jock, is a terrific comic artist. I love his style, the textural look and energy he gives to cover, the wonderful use of negative space and the way he designs his pages and covers. Below's the list of his commercial artworks that are featured in the book

  • The Losers
  • Batman: The Black Mirror
  • Green Arrow: Year One
  • Savage Wolverine
  • Daredevil
  • Wytches
  • 2000 AD
  • Judge Dredd

In addition to all that, there are also the beautiful posters created for the popular pop culture company Mondo. I love Mondo's posters and Jock's interpretation for the selected movies. There are Shaun of the Dead, The Thing, Pan's Labyrinth, Cannibal Holocaust and more. He has also created concept art for films such as Dredd, Ex Machina, Battleship. I read that he has contributed art for Star Wars Episode VIII but those were not included.

Highly recommend to fans of Jock and comic art.

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