This pick is for the discriminating fan of lowbrow art, executed with highbrow skill, on your holiday shopping list. Praised as much by Hollywood as by his fan base, Jason Edmiston is THE greatest painter of Geek culture of our time. Adopting a classic style, he creates incredible oil paintings of Batman, Daenerys Targaryen and Dracula, to name a few. I first became aware of Jason’s work when writing an article about Mars Attacks trading cards, but after interviewing him, I realized that without knowing his name, I’d been a fan of his work for years.
Featured in various American and Canadian conventions (he lives in Toronto), he is followed by a huge, loyal fan base who are desperate to procure all of his posters and limited editions. Curated by another celebrity on the Geek art scene, Jay Shaw, this book brings together all of Edmiston’s most famous works, including many new drawings, as well as several pages of technical advice and an extensive, 17 page interview with designer and Mondo co-founder, Rob Jones.
This is a stunning collection of Edimston’s works. Fans of fantasy and horror will enjoy poring through this hefty tome for hours, studying the detail and sheer beauty of the art. Also included in VISCERAL is a foreword by Mondo creative director and Mondo co-founder Mitch Putnam and an introduction by Special F/X legend and Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero.
Your best bet is to order VISCERAL from Amazon, where it can be had for a considerable discount, but local booksellers should be able to track it down for you using the ISBN code.