These loose drawings are what artists call 'roughs'. They are a very rough drawings used by artists to plan out layouts, word balloon placement, and other vital parts of narrative stories. Pages like this are not often shared by the artist, and are definitely a great piece for any art collection!
Terry and the Pirates was an extraordinary adventure series started by Milton Caniff in 1934, and one of the most memorable newspaper comic strips of all time. The series was set in the exotic China, where a young Terry Lee and his friend Pat Ryan would face mysterious, dangerous, and sometimes beautiful pirate foes. The most well known and memorable of all foes was The Dragon Lady -- the fearsome femme fatale of the China Seas. Terry and the Pirates was full of lovingly crafted, vivacious characters and humorous stories that would influence comic artists and readers for years to come.
The series ran for 12 years, and was a beloved favorite of both Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, and the fantastic Michael Uslan who is best known for producing the Batman films. Mr. Uslan's love of the strips inspired him to relaunch the title for a new generation, and in 1995, Terry and the Pirates was brought back to newspapers once more. With Michael Uslan as the writer and the Brothers Hildebrandt as the artists, Terry and the Pirates was retold in a way that retained its key elements, but changed others to create a modern new adventure for it's unforgettable cast of characters.
The Terry and the Pirates work on our gallery features the first 52 weeks of beautifully drawn, hand lettered strips illustrated by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt and lettered by the brilliant Kenny Lopez. Some strips also included inks by the talented artist, David Boller. Though all of these pieces were signed by Greg, some of them also feature signatures by Tim Hildebrandt, and Michael Uslan.
Spiderwebart Gallery is honored to be presenting these unique pieces, and kindly reminds its buyers that these artworks have been unaltered from their original state. Some of them contain minor wear and, in the case of sketches, may contain tape, creases, and occasionally mismatching sizes of paper. All Sunday pages include acetate overlays with color instructions that were a key part of the printing process. Images displayed on our gallery will be as accurate as possible, but if you have an concerns please feel free to call us at: 973-770-8189.
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