April 23, 2012

Bluewater To Debut New Art History Biography Graphic Novel Series

Bluewater and German artist Willi Bloess have joined forces to produce graphic novels featuring the lives and legacies of some of the most influential artists in Western Civilization. The series, titled “The Milestones of Art,” are “homage biographies” for such legendary artists like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.

“What makes these truly stand out is that the artist’s life story is told in the style of that artist. Bloess has meticulously researched and painstakingly emulated the style of each artist featured. These books are gorgeous,” said Bluewater president Darren Davis. “They are a perfect compliment as a collectible or as an introductory primer to the life, work, technique and enduring legacy of the artist.”

Bloess, a renowned author and illustrator in Germany produced over 20 titles featuring influential artists of the last 125 years. He chose the first set to release in the United States.

“The field of illustrated books is still dominated by dragons, wizards and heavily-armed fighters,” Bloess noted. “Therefore I was very surprised when I learned that Bluewater were running illustrated biographies in the USA. Unbelievable, a home of pure facts in the land of fiction. Reality strikes back!”

Here is a list of the six 40-page biography comics Bluewater is releasing:
“Salvador Dali: The Paranoia-Method” 
“Vincent Van Gogh: The Chase of Ravens” 
“Pablo Picasso: The King"
“Frida Kahlo: Viva Mexico”
“Andy Warhol: The Factory”
“Keith Haring: Next Stop Art”

The books will be available in comic stores, national book stores, the NOOK and the Kindle this fall.