Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Virtual Graphics Announces Opus Line With New Hildebrandt
Virtual Graphics is proud to announce the launch of OPUS: The Masters of Illustration, a new imprint of art books, featuring some of the most accomplished illustrators from the world of fantasy, pin-up and sci-fi. The first release will be this July with Vamps, Tramps & Beauties by Greg Hildebrandt. This is the first ever collection of pin-ups of acclaimed painter Greg Hildebrandt, better known for his groundbreaking rendition of Tolkien’s masterpiece “Lord of the Rings” and the very first eponymous poster for Star Wars. In recent years Greg has turned his attention toward pin-up art and has created an impressive collection of work that compares favorably to the masters of the genre, like Elvgren and Vargas.
On the schedule for September is DREAMER, a collection of work by Swiss artist Pierangelo Boog. Although he’s not a household name in the fantasy-art community yet, his work has been well-received by the British magazine “ImagineFX” and he will soon be considered a major force in the art world. Virtual Graphics publisher David Boller notes, “We have high hopes for OPUS and believe that collectors of these kinds of books will recognize the talent of our artists which are, without any doubt, among the best in the world.”
All books come in two editions, a regular softcover edition as well as a deluxe edition. The deluxe hardcover edition contains a limited edition print, signed and numbered by the artists. Vamps, Tramps & Beauties by Greg Hildebrandt will be available in early July from retailers in the UK. Distribution is being handled by Diamond UK.
Renowned American Artist Greg Hildebrandt presents his incredible talent for painting the beauty of the female body in his first ever pin-up collection. Although known internationally for his work on The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, Greg’s creative focus is now on his American Beauties series of retro ’40s – ’50s pin-ups in the tradition of the great illustrators like Gil Elvgren. Greg brings his own visions to life influenced by the world of pulp and crime noir.
This volume collects his blackboard pin-ups. Enjoy these detailed renditions of gorgeous femme fatales, luscious glamour girls and pulp heroines. Greg Hildebrandt is an artist at the peak of his creative work and his American beauties will appeal to any lover of the female body.
ISBN : 978-3-906175-00-3
72 pages, 21 x 27,5 cm, color, softcover
Publisher: Virtual Graphics/Opus
This book is also available as a limited and signed edition:
ISBN : 978-3-906175-01-0
72 pages, 21 x 27.5 cm, color, hardcover
Limited edition with a signed and numbered print for the UK (100 Ex.)
Publisher: Virtual Graphics/Opus
About Virtual Graphics:
Virtual Graphics is a modern international transmedia-publishing company with special focus on comic, animation and games.
Virtual Graphics began trading in early 2009 with the launch of the online web-comic site Zampano Online (www.zampano-online.com) in three languages. This platform is unique in Europe and the culmination of 20 years of experience in the publishing and interactive industry.
Among the published creators are Pierangelo Boog, Greg Hildebrandt, David Boller, Rudolph Perez and many more.