GLEN ORBIK Pulp Noir

From the vintage book cover collection, a new set of artwork from the late Glen Orbik, one of the greats of 'pulp noir' art and design

As well as creating book covers for Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, George Axelrod and many more, Glen designed comic book art and movie posters. He worked with many of the giants of the day including Marvel and DC Comics, Star Wars and Sony recreating classic characters for a contemporary audience. He received many awards and accolades, amongst them the commission to design the 25th anniversary cover for Stephen King's IT.

The four pieces in the new collection combine classic chiaroscuro feel of 1940s film noir with a brilliantly nuanced sense of comic book unreality.

To create each vintage tableau, Glen would visit his local prop houses in LA for props and costumes then stage and light the scene with either professional models or friends. He would then take photographs and make pencil sketches to ensure that the scene worked with the narrative of the book before painting the final composition in oil on canvas.

Although paper editions are available, we're focusing here on the more exclusive canvas editions:

Money Shot limited edition framed print by Glen Orbik

Money Shot
limited edition of 49
image size 28" x 40"
£1,950

Blackmailer limited edition framed print by Glen Orbik

Blackmailer
limited edition of 49
image size 40" x 28"
£1,950

Fifty-To-One limited edition framed print by Glen Orbik

Fifty-To-One
limited edition of 49
image size 28" x 40"
£1,950

Midnight in Paris limited edition framed print by Glen Orbik

Midnight in Paris
limited edition of 49
image size 28" x 40"
£1,950

This is a stunning new collection that's going to appeal to lovers of pulp noir and comic book illustration. Give us a call to learn more or to secure your copies.

Best wishes Julie and Chris


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