Thicker Than Blood
The Thicker Than Blood comics are a three-issue series written by Simon Reed, penciled and inked by Mike Ploog and painted by Simon Bisley.
Now, for the first time, each stunning page is published at full size for all to behold. This is an “original-art-sized edition” unlike any before it. Not only does the book reproduce the art at the original size it was created, it also represents the work of TWO artists, not just one. Further, it covers the mediums of line and paint, side by side.
As you will see, both artists brought something very special to the project. This is Mike Ploog at the top of his game, drawing material he could really sink his teeth into. The comics have all of the classic Ploog elements: a gothic tale with Frankenstein-like themes, a Jekyll-and-Hyde type of character and, of course, a werewolf! How could this not be right up his alley?
But, it’s not enough that the compositions and drawings are “dripping Ploog” at his best; Simon Bisley’s work amplifies and expands on Ploog’s skillfully laid-out pages. You will experience just how much thought and time Bisley put into each and every panel. For the long-time Ploog fans out there: Not since the days of Frank Chiaramonte laying down wonderful inks to Mike Ploog’s pencils has another artist’s work complemented Ploog’s drawings as well as Simon Bisley’s.
It’s really good stuff, and we believe that fans of both Mike Ploog and Simon Bisley will really enjoy seeing Thicker Than Blood in this format!
Thicker Than Blood: Collected Artwork Edition