CONAN THE BARBARIAN #23 Page 15
A vintage original page from Conan the Barbarian #23,
the next to last issue of the classic 1970s series to feature the art of
Barry Windsor-Smith. Conan appears in five of the seven panels.
Brush and Ink on heavy vellum. Inking by Sal Buscema
Image 10 1/8" x 15"
This original is somewhat unusual for a comic art page. BWS drew a combination of finished pencils
and layouts for Conan #23. The inkers of the book, Sal Buscema, Dan Adkins and Chic Stone,
inked the pages on heavy vellum overlays. The hand lettered balloons and captions were then
pasted over the finished art. This page was inked by Sal Buscema, the regular inker for most of
Windsor-Smith's tenure on Conan The Barbarian.
The art is in excellent condition. Panels 1, 2 and 3 were cut between the panels at some point.
The rubber cement holding the vellum to the blank board it was mounted on in 1972 failed,
so the vellum panels were cleanly removed from the old board, and mounted with carefully placed
magic tape to new, acid-free bristol board. The lettering was reattached with archival adhesive film.
Balloon 4 in panel 2 and balloons 1 & 2 in panel 6 are replacement copies. All the other lettering is original.
The artist's signature, if requested, is included at no additional charge.