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Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life & Art of Joe Sinnott -

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by Tim LASIUTA - 136 page Trade Paperback

Joe Sinnott is a true living legend. During his 56-plus-year career in comic books, he has worked in every genre, and for almost every publisher. As a young artist in the 1940s, he started with Stan Lee at Timely Comics, then branched off to Charlton Comics, Treasure Chest, and Dell as a top penciler. But the creation of the Fantastic Four in 1961 by Stan and Jack Kirby ushered in the Marvel Age of Comics, and Joe began a long and storied association with Marvel as its top inker. His deft touch can be seen on almost every book published by Marvel in the ’60s to the late 1980s, and today, Stan and Joe continue that tradition with the Sunday Spider-Man comic strip. Brush Strokes With Greatness celebrates the storybook career of the versatile artist, as he demonstrates his passion for his craft. In it, Joe shares his experiences working on Marvel's leading titles, memories of working with Lee and Kirby, and rare and unpublished artwork from his personal files. This book features dozens of colleagues and co-workers paying tribute to Joe and his amazing body of work, plus an extended Art Gallery, and a Checklist of Joe's career. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of all things Sinnott, which includes a Foreword by Stan Lee, and an Afterword by Mark Evanier.

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ISBN-13: 978-1-893905-72-6
ISBN-10: 1-893905-72-1
Diamond Order Code: MAR073744

Due to a typographic error, Jim Amash's testimonial about Joe is incorrect in the book. It should read:

"Joe is the greatest inker in the history of comics, and like many other inkers, his work influenced mine. He was a vital part of the Marvel style, blazing the trail for those who followed in his stead. More than once, Joe has asked me to fill in for him on the Sunday Spider-Man newspaper strip. That kind of honor is rare, humbling, and intimidating for an inker, and I treasure the fact that he thought me capable enough to pinch-hit for him.

"Joe is a great artist, but he's a greater human being. We both love to talk and do so almost everyday. From baseball to comics to our personal lives and more, we have a kinship that goes beyond our work. He is a down-to-Earth, unpretentious "every-man" with a big heart. He is one of my closest friends, and my hero. You show me a guy that doesn’t love Joe Sinnott, and I’ll show you someone with a heart of stone!"

Jim Amash, inker/editor


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