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Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Cover
Status: Sold
Artists: Mike  Mignola pencils and inks
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Check out this very nice cover, which was penciled and inked by the great Mike Mignola. This nice cover features a beautiful Mike Mignola ink / wash piece produced on standard comic board. The piece is the published cover to the Mike Mignola / Christopher Golden paperback book titled: "Baltimore or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and The Vampire." This novel ended up being the first published story in a long running Mignola associated comic series published by Dark Horse featuring Lord Baltimore. The cover features Captain (Lord) Baltimore and characters / scenes in the novel. Here is a review from this cover and story: Baltimore has certain similarities to Hellboy, but significant differences. We all like a hero with a dark side—Hellboy is very good natured, but he is half demon, after all … Baltimore is so driven by revenge and bitterness, as well as guilt, he’s much more monstrous than Hellboy, despite being an actual human. However, at the point we've now reached in the comics, Baltimore is barely human—that is, he’s lost some part of his humanity—but that’s in the comics … When Mike created Hellboy, you could see he was less interested in drawing the modern world than all the crumbling castles and witch caves and whatnot. He wasn't interested in portraying a world with cars driving around in it. With Baltimore, Mike developed a setting made up of only those things, and they populated it with monsters. So it started as a novel, but it had to lead to comics, because Mike wanted people to see that world. So much of what Mike does in comics comes from his reading of old folklore and old horror and gothic fiction—so Baltimore was his first great chance to really DO that himself. Also, on the Hellboy novels Mike had developed ideas about how to do an illustrated novel with the drawings really complementing rather than simply decorating the text. And the Baltimore novel here is the best version of that he’s done. Just a great cover! Compare this nice cover art to the published book in the red link above! ALL art on our website (including this one) are able to be purchased with VERY fair time payments, and trades are always considered towards "ANY" art on our website! Just send us an email to mikeburkey@aol.com and we can try to work something out.

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