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By Steve Rude and John FleskesThe deluxe hardbound edition is limited to 1000 copies. Exclusive to this edition is a bound in plate reproducing a new painting of Marilyn Monroe done
especially for this book. Each copy is numbered, signed, and with a slipcase.
Introduction by Mike Baron
208 pages, 9"x12", full color. Color cover with dust jacket, over 300
illustrations and sketches and nearly three dozen photographs featured.
For over two decades, Steve Rude has galvanized the art world as a comic
magazine artist and illustrator. Now, Flesk Publications proudly
releases this oversized color collection detailing Rude’s distinguished
The book explores Rude’s versatility in several subjects and mediums.
Chapters cover his comics and illustration work, private commissions,
animation material, life-drawings, and an elaborate sketchbook section.
Numerous finished paintings are accompanied by preliminary work, such as
sketches, color roughs, and use of reference materials. In addition,
there is a “how-to” segment, which shows a painting project from start
to finish. Almost all of the works are scanned directly from the
original artwork. Many are published for the first time.
Artist in Motion shows Rude’s artistic processes in its entirety. It
will serve as both an art book and an inspirational guide for aspiring
students. Rude explains his techniques for the layman to better
understand this contemporary master's artistic processes. He also
provides comments on many of the projects, providing insight into each.
A biography and exclusive interviews delve into Rude’s philosophy and
approach to art.
Rude’s diversity with different mediums are showcased, as demonstrated
with oils, watercolor, gouache, cel vinyl, pastel, charcoal, pencil, and
pen and ink. All are explained through clear dialogue and useful examples.
Fans of Rude’s comic work, art students, and admirers of exemplary
illustration will all find this book unique and intriguing.
Steve Rude considers himself an art student. The desire to better his
craft with each new project shows an expressive and caring approach. He
holds deep appreciation for the illustrators who have come before. By
studying the works of such masters as Andrew Loomis, John Gannam, Harry
Anderson, Jack Kirby, and Russ Manning, Rude continues to perfect his
talent. The result is an artist with the discipline and training of the
grand illustrators from the 1930s to 1950s. Rude applies this knowledge
to his true passion of modern comic books.
Rude’s career began in 1981 with his and co-creator Mike Baron’s
groundbreaking “Nexus” comic series. This space saga catapulted Rude
into the field of comics, where he became highly sought after by major
publishers. During his first few years in the industry, Rude’s efforts
led to numerous awards, such as the 1984 Russ Manning Newcomer Award,
the Kirby Award for best artist in 1986, and numerous Eisner’s for
artistic achievement. To date, Rude has drawn hundreds of comic’s
greatest iconic heroes. Currently, Rude’s focus is on Nexus, and his
latest passion The Moth.
$39.95 hardbound trade edition, ISBN: 978-1-933865-06-5
$59.95 deluxe hardbound limited signed edition, ISBN: 978-1-933865-07-2