Published on July 26th, 2019 | by Richard Boom0
Lucio Parrillo’s Dynamite Art Showcased in Art Book
Lucio Parrillo’s long history with Dynamite is showcased for fans in new deluxe art book!
Today Lucio Parrillo is one of the most in demand and acclaimed cover artists in the comics industry. Long before this was universally acknowledged, Dynamite recognized Parrillo’s masterful painting abilities and worked with him on countless covers for the biggest titles. The Dynamite Art of Lucio Parrillo is a deluxe hardcover art book reprinting these pieces on oversized high quality paper without logos or other distractions so fans can marvel at the work. It’s just one step away from seeing the paintings in person!
“I have been working with Dynamite for over 10 years and have made so many covers of Red Sonja, Vampirella and many other important characters,” said Lucio Parrillo. “I grew artistically studying the artists of the past and frequenting the museums of Paris, Rome and Florence. My style blends 19th century classics with a modern twist. Traditional painting techniques are more rare in today’s market, with so many going digital, and I think that is a part of what attracts my fans to me.”
Parrillo is recognized as one of Red Sonja’s greatest cover artists, depicting her throughout her storied barbarian life. He’s painted the fiery heroine’s early and later life, including the covers of almost every issue of the Queen Sonja series. Parrillo has also crafted countless covers for everyone’s favorite Drakulonian, Vampirella! His often dark compositions stick in the minds of collectors. Just as at home in pulpy jungles and Martian sand, Parrillo has also added to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s creations John Carter, Dejah Thoris and Tarzan. Plus even more covers of zombies, pirates and the Chaos! Comics crew!
Add it all together and that’s 200 pages of amazing sci-fi and fantasy images as well as beautiful women and horrific beasts! Over 150 covers to feast your eyes upon and a selection of process and preliminary pieces of art curated by Parrillo himself! Collectors can also check out signed editions and even ones with one-of-a-kind remarks from Lucio!
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Lucio on so many projects to this day,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite Publisher and CEO. “He truly ranks up there as one of the great cover artists of this era or any, and each new piece never disappoints. We’re incredibly proud to have contributed to his soaring career and knew this was the perfect time to assemble a dedicated spotlight for his work!”
Fans can catch Lucio Parrillo’s latest masterpieces for Dynamite in Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil, Death-Defying ‘Devil and the just announced Vengeance of Vampirella!