New York area fans, get yourselves to Metropolis Gallery on Saturday, November 19 to watch a true (Jedi?) master paint his Harley Quinn live at their Greg Hildebrandt Signature Series Signing & Painting Demonstration.
You may remember that back in September Mark told you about the retrospective exhibition and it’s opening party at the gallery. Well, on the 19th, Greg Hildebrandt is going back to hold a very special event where he’ll paint his Harley piece live, and also speak to fans and sign comics.
Greg (mostly as a part of The Brothers Hildebrandt) is responsible for some of the most important work in Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Comic Book art history over the decades since he and his (sadly departed) brother Tim began down this path. However, their work appeared in a broad range of other places, including rock album covers. There’s the Starcastle Citadel prog cover (if you don’t recall that one, put the phrase “Starcastle Citadel” in your mind, imagine it done by the Hildebrandts, and you’re there — now go look and see how close you got). Greg also went a little more mainstream when he produced a piece for Black Sabbath on commission. Both of these are below, with some added sketch work from the Tony Iommi website.
If all that wasn’t enough, a chance to see one half of the awe inspiring brotherly duo that created the Star Wars poster at work on one of his creations should be in anyone’s calendar. If I was still over in Manhattan I’d drop everything for this.
Greg will also be revealing two new pieces, a stunning looking Wonder Woman, and The Death of the X-Men.
The whole thing kicks off at 11:00 for VIP ticket holders ($25) with general admission ($10) at 12:00. Those fortunate few of you that get the VIP tickets will get to see his full process as he starts the painting with an additional Q&A before everyone else gets in for signings and more. All signings will be “signed, witnessed and readied for CGC submission.” Full details are available on the Metropolis Gallery’s website.
Get to Manhattan!