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Illustrator of the Week: Kent Williams

June 23, 2010

Last week we took a look at digital artists working primarily in the superhero genre. This week we move back to a traditional artist who has done illustrations for graphic novels and other comics. He is another example how traditional painting can be used in graphic storytelling to create a genuine piece of artwork.

This week’s artist/illustrator is Kent Williams

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Brief Bio

Kent Williams is an American painter educated at the Pratt Institute in New York City. He works primarily as a painter but he has produced illustrations for comics as well. This include cover art for Vertigo’s Hellblazer series.

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His most notable and recent illustrations have been featured in Darren Aronofsky’s graphic novel The Fountain. After the original negotiations to create the movie fell through, Darren Aronofsky recruited Kent Williams to illustrate the script in the form of a graphic novel. The story would eventually be made into a movie starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz

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Check out a more in-depth Kent Williams bio and a list of works here

Check out his website for more of his artwork

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