ECCC: The Look Of Tome, From Menton Matthews III, Ben Templesmith, David Stoupakis and Tim Roosen

Gavin Lees writes for Bleeding Cool from ECCC;

44Flood is the art collective headed by Menton Matthews III, Ben Templesmith, Kasra Ghanbari and Nick Idell. Last year they ran a very successful Kickstarter program for their inaugural anthology, TOME.

At his table at Emerald City Comicon, Templesmith had one of three copies of the book’s companion piece, Explicitus est Liber, that shows the process behind some of the art pieces featured in the anthology proper by contributors such as Matthews, Templesmith, David Stoupakis and Tim Roosen. From a first glance, the art looks incredible — and is only likely to look better at the 12×18″ size of TOME — and seeing some of the background to the work adds to their impressiveness. While we can appreciate the finished works of Menton3, knowing that he mixes his own oil pigments makes his art seem practically alchemical.

DSC02200 DSC02201 DSC02199 DSC02197 DSC02195 DSC02193 DSC02191

Explicitus est Liber is due to start shipping out to Kickstarter backers in the next week, with TOME following soon after. Templesmith said that the shipment of books weighed in at over seven tons — that’s a lot of art!

44Flood are also progressing with the Vices series of books (the first, Lust by Templesmith, Matthews and Steve Niles, is currently in production) the next installments of which Templesmith promised would feature major figures from the world of comics and fine art… but refused to mention any names.

Why Christopher Plummer Turned Down The Role Of Gandalf

ECCC '15: Onyx, The New Series From Ryall And Rodriguez From IDW

ECCC '15: Talking To Joe Harris About X-Files Season 11 Comic From IDW

maxresdefault (3)

Hideo Kojima Can Go Work For The Lords Of The Fallen Developer If He Wants

Miller & Darrow's Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot Gets Bigger

AlienNation

Alien Nation Reboot In The Hands Of Iron Man Writers

Image (4)

Peek Inside The Half-Million Selling Secret Wars #1, Promotional Items And How Many Comics Retailers Should Order...

The Forza Horizon 2: Fast And Furious DLC Is Now Out For Free

CliffCurtis

Season Finale Of The Walking Dead To Include First Spinoff Promo

The Dean Trippe Trap