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Favorite Portfolios

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1dinoboy
gen. 10, 2009, 7:51pm

Back in the 70's and 80's
everyone and his (or her) brother came out with an art portfolio.
There was a lot of cool stuff, from Neal Adams' "Tarzan" Portfolios to Wrightson's "Frankenstein"....and from Jeff Jones' "As a Child" to Frazetta's "Fire and Ice"
Anyone else have any favorites?
I also liked Marshall Rogers "Strange" portfolio,
Corben's "Scenes From a Magic Planet"
and Nestor Redondo's "Men Maiden and Myths" was kind of neat too.

2arthurfrayn
Editat: gen. 10, 2009, 11:03pm

Interesting you should mention this. I was just looking at 2 portfolios from that time the other day- the Micheal Ploog "Night Cap" portfolio, and the Micheal Golden "Dr Strange" portfolio. I don't have a lot of these things because I didn't have that kind of cash when I was a kid, and they are always so difficult to store. I have a few others though, stashed away in storage somewhere. I think there's a Brunner portfolio there.
But the one I'd have to say is a favorite, is actually more recent -the Micheal Golden portfolio of his Jurassic Park covers that he did for the Tops books. That's just eye popping stuff. I love that portfolio.

BTW, never saw the Corben Magic Planet portfolio -have those plates appeared in his Art Books -or elsewhere?

3johnnyapollo
gen. 11, 2009, 10:27am

Favorites for me:

Wrightson's Frankenstein (all three original, plus the one that came out in the mid-80's with the large print)

Frazetta's Middle Earth/Hobbit/LOTR

4illustrationfan
gen. 11, 2009, 11:45am

I agree with Johnny apollo on the Frankenstein portfolios....

Also..... Wrightson's:

Cycle of the werewolf porfolio (1983) The months illos are amazing!
Edgar Allan Poe (1976)
Apparations (1978)
The Stand Black cover (1991)

5dinoboy
gen. 11, 2009, 4:01pm

Yeah...the cover to the Golden Dr. Strange portfolio is incredible and the Jurassic Park covers are cool as can be.
The Wrightson "Apparations" portfolio is a favorite of mine too...I love the Hanover Fiste plate.

It's funny, Redondo's portfolio and Alcala's "Voltar" both had a similar, Booth inspired style, to Wrightson's Frankenstein...and while they weren't as successful as Wrightson, they did come through with some cool stuff here and there, though I think Redondo was the better of the two.
I was just going through my portfolios after starting this thread and found the loose plates for the "Abyss" portfolio. The Wrightson plate in that was very nice...and printed at a huge, almost poster, size.

I was thinking about putting my portfolios on Librarything...but they're not books, so I'm not sure.
I guess there aren't any real rules,...though I haven't put up any magazines or comic books. I've been trying to stick to bound things or things with isbn numbers.

Does anyone have an opinion about including portfolios?

6dinoboy
gen. 11, 2009, 4:07pm

Oh, and as for the Corben "Magic Planet" portfolio, I saw a plate printed in an issue of Mediascene that focused on portfolios.
If I can find it I'll post the issue number. It was cool, there were a lot of full page images of plates from different portfolios and while it was just on good quality newsprint, it was still nice because the magazine was so large a lot of the plates were almost printed at full size.

7arthurfrayn
gen. 11, 2009, 4:21pm

"Does anyone have an opinion about including portfolios?"

Why not? Both of us put in our Bill Stout convention sketch collections, and they're just bound xeroxes...are they really books?

8johnnyapollo
gen. 11, 2009, 4:23pm

I've listed a few items that were on the verge of being portfolios - like calendars (Wizardry and Wild Romance by Rodney Mathews from 78) and Druillet's Elric: Return to Melnibone from 73 - the latter is usually considered a portfolio even though it has a stapled binding. Modern portfolios would have an ISBN so they wouldn't be an issue - I say go for it!

9illustrationfan
gen. 11, 2009, 6:18pm

I have already listed all of Wrightson's portfolios on LT... Check it out on my library or on Wrightson's author page... Why not?? The cycle of the werewolf, Frankenstein, and the Stand portfolios are collected illustrations from the books..... There you go! Just my opinion though...

10illustrationfan
gen. 11, 2009, 6:19pm

while we are on the subject.... one might also include convention sketchbooks... I've already listed (with photos) from Wrightson, Adam Hughes, William Stout, and Dave Stevens......

11Powerslave214
gen. 20, 2009, 12:21am

Since LT is a tool for cataloging material, why not list what you like?
Real libraries including such listings in their catalogs.

There's no stigma : )

12dinoboy
gen. 20, 2009, 2:00pm

Cool...I'll add them.
Now it'll just be laziness that gets in my way of manually adding them (or the eight million other things I should be doing instead)

13illustrationfan
gen. 20, 2009, 8:13pm

Quick comic catalogue tip!! If you manually enter information for a specific comic.. say.. Fantastic Four #1.... After you fill everything out and hit enter.. hit the back button and it will return you to your manual entry page with all your FF#1 info intact!!! simply add FF #2 info (new number, month, artist, writer info, story highlights, comments, etc)... and hit enter again..
repeat as needed!!!!! It is super fast and super easy to enter a large number of consecutive or same issue runs of comic books.....