Some news on the artist’s 71st birthday…

Barry Windsor-Smith — born May 25, 1949 — would normally get a 13 COVERS salute on his birthday. But instead, this year we have a bit of news:

The celebrated illustrator will be the cover subject of TwoMorrows’ Comic Book Creator #25 — complete with an in-depth interview.

Dig the official description:

Winter 2021 – 84 FULL-COLOR pages

Comic Book Creator #25 features “The Return of the Storyteller,” as we conduct an in-depth discussion with the legendary comic book artist and illustrator Barry Windsor-Smith about his mammoth new graphic novel, Monsters, a tour de force decades in the making! We delve into the epic’s origin as an Incredible Hulk one-shot back in the mid-1980s and its subsequent evolution into perhaps BWS’s magnum opus, a 300+ page saga about rage, revenge, and forgiveness. Also included is a gallery of rare out-takes from Monsters. This issue also contains part two of our scintillating chat with Scott Shaw! about his Oddball Comics obsession, underground and ground-level comics work, Hanna-Barbera licensing material, and his collaboration with Roy Thomas on Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew! Then Ken Meyer, Jr. looks at the great fanzines of 40 years ago, plus we check in with with our usual crew: Rich Arndt, Kendall Whitehouse, Darrick Patrick, as well as revel in the latest Hembeck Dateline installment Edited by Jon B. Cooke.

A couple thoughts:

— Pretty cool news but you have a bit of a wait. The issue is due to ship Feb. 24, 2021, give or take a week or so. (That is subject to change as is so much with the comics industry these days.)

— The issue will be available in comics shops but you can already pre-order it through TwoMorrows (click here).


— BACK ISSUE Magazine to Celebrate 50 Years of CONAN Comics. Click here.

— THE HAND: When Michael Caine Met Barry Windsor-Smith – Sort Of. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Great news, way, way long overdue.

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  2. Love his work on Wolverine, Conan, Tarzan, etc. Happy Birthday Barry.

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