Posts tagged ‘Bill Sienkiewicz’

January 15, 2014

Elektra — Bill Sienkiewicz

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December 22, 2013

Batman vs. Santa — Bill Sienkiewicz

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December 18, 2013

Santa — Bill Sienkiewicz

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December 15, 2013

H.P. Lovecraft — Bill Sienkiewicz

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October 25, 2013

Nosferatu — Bill Sienkiewicz

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October 19, 2013


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These are (as near as I can tell) all the versions (translations, if you will) of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick at our house.


This is my beloved copy, a hardback Signet Classic edition that’s the size of a mass market paperback.

I love this copy because it was the one that I read when I really read Moby-Dick (I also kinda sorta ‘klept it).


These abridged versions for young readers are the same, despite the cooler updated cover on the right, which I guess fooled my wife into buying another copy for me to read with my daughter. (She liked it the first time though, so….). Even the illustrations are the same:



More of a resource than a reading copy—although as Norton Critical Editions go, this one’s footnotes aren’t too obtrusive. Handy dictionary of nautical terms.


I am a huge fan of Bill Sienkiewicz. And Moby-Dick. I wish his Moby-Dick adaptation had no words though.



My dad’s childhood adaption, a Grosset & Dunlap from the early ’60s.



Sam Ita’s fantastic pop-up adaptation fails to mention Herman Melville’s name at all.

Despite the gross oversight, it’s given me hours of joy with my kids.



Moby-Dick was published on October 18th, 1851 in England.

The English printer Peter Bentley’s text contained numerous errors, including leaving out the epilogue, where we learn that Ishmael survives to bear witness to disaster.

Although the American printing in November of 1851 emended many of these errors, the early reviews of Moby-Dick were scathing, and Melville’s career and reputation deteriorated.

It wasn’t until the advent of literary modernism in the first decades of the twentieth century that the world caught up to Moby-Dick.


September 11, 2013

Wonder Woman — Bill Sienkiewicz

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May 19, 2013

Warlock — Bill Sienkiewicz

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May 9, 2013

Dr. Strange — Bill Sienkiewicz

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January 4, 2013

New Mutants Cover — Bill Sienkiewicz

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December 13, 2012

The Bard and the Bird (Shakespeare Portrait) — Bill Sienkiewicz

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November 30, 2012

Wonder Woman Sketch — Bill Sienkiewicz

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September 1, 2012

Bill Sienkiewicz Profile in 2004 Issue of Vibe

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August 27, 2012

Moby-Dick Illustration — Bill Sienkiewicz

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April 9, 2012

Dr. Seuss Portrait — Bill Sienkiewicz

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February 5, 2012

Book Shelves #6, 2.05.2012

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Book shelves series #6, sixth Sunday of 2012: In which we dig into the comix inside the book shelf we looked at last week.


When I was 13, I sold a fairly large collection of superhero comic books and earned enough money to buy an electric guitar—a weird mutant by Fender called the Bullet—and a small practice amp. It was the early nineties, and Marvel was about to burst the comic book bubble big time by flooding the market with gimmicky covers, hologram cards, and other nonsense.

I continued to buy comics (or comix, if you prefer) over the years, although eventually economic concerns led me to just wait for graphic novel editions. Anyway, the book shelf above now contains most of the “underground” comix that I own. A few samples:




Most of the comix in this unit though are issues of Dave Sim’s epic (and insane) series Cerebus. I bought issues of Cerebus intermittently for years at a time, usually getting frustrated and then waiting for the “phone book” graphic novel editions of the series. Sim, along with background artist Gerhard, produced 300 issues of Cerebus over 25 years. The issues from the early ’80s to the early ’90s are brilliant; eventually Sim cracked though and went on an insane, reactionary (and arguably deeply misogynistic) bent. He created his own religion, a mix of hardline Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the later books in the series suffered greatly, as the book detoured to chronicle projects that seemed far outside its original scope (including strange, long satires of Hemingway and Fitzgerald). Anyway, some issues:


Cerebus Jam, a one-off collaboration with a cover by one of my favorite artists Bill Sienkiewicz (I still have his entire run on Marvel’s The New Mutants in a box somewhere):


A panel from the issue’s collaboration with comic book legend Will Eisner, featuring his seminal character The Spirit:


January 21, 2012

Wonder Woman (Bondage) — Bill Sienkiewicz

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November 21, 2011

Tim Burton — Bill Sienkiewicz

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November 4, 2011

Batman vs. Stray Toaster — Bill Sienkiewicz

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September 16, 2011

Dune Cover (Marvel Comics Adaptation) — Bill Sienkiewicz

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