Marcus Boas Paints Cover for the New Indie Comics Magazine
Indie Comics Magazine Editor Gary Scott Beatty announced today that a Marcus Boas painting will appear on the first issue of the new comic book, scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors' January 2011 Previews catalog and available only through Previews.
From paperback book covers to movie posters to Heavy Metal magazine, Marcus Boas has been leaving his mark on sword and sorcery illustration since the 1970s. Boas' style is defined by a skill and tension reminiscent of the pulp magazines and movie posters of the '40s and '50s.
"Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today's independent comic book creators," said Beatty. "It's only fitting that an illustrator with such a long history of impressive genre painting should appear on the cover of our new book."
Just out of art school, Boas painted for Calvin Beck, publisher of Castle of Frankenstein magazine. Influenced by Frank Frazetta and Jim Steranko, Boas illustrated fantasy, adventure, romance and Western paperbacks, and Kung Fu movie posters. Comic book conventions in the '70s and'80s brought him comic book cover work.
Boas is particularly adept at depicting strong, gorgeous females, as on the premiere Indie Comics Magazine cover. Each issue of the comic will feature eight full stories from eight different independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work.
Boas posters and prints, and his latest book, "Enter the Worlds of Heroic Fantasy - Paintings by Marcus Boas" is available at KasoComics.com.
Indie Comics Magazine is available only through the Previews order magazine at your local comic shop. The first issue premieres in Previews January, 2011. Find your local comic shop at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266- 4226) or online at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/. Information about Indie Comics Magazine is online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com/.