BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
UNCANNY X-MEN #212 Cover Reconsideration
(Detail)
2000

 

 

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An original reconsideration* of Windsor-Smith's classic cover for
The Uncanny X-Men #212, depicting a raging, bloodied Wolverine.
This striking work displays the dynamic composition and trademark vigorous
inking technique that BWS is known for. The artist considers this version
superior to the published piece. This original is drawn twice-up, significantly
larger than the 1986 version, and all logos and lettering are drawn in ink
by the artist, not pasted on.

Pen and Ink. 12" x 18 1/2" image on 19" x 24" bristol. Signed BWS. Dated 2000.

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* BWS has a long-standing policy not to do commissions, including frequently requested cover recreations. But a few years ago Windsor Smith was inspired, on his own, to reconsider a very few of his classic covers. Unlike the rote, usually lifeless recreations often done by other comics
 
artists, Barry took the opportunity to make improvements, and to imbue the new works with as much or more energy than the initial versions. BWS reconsidered fewer than half a dozen covers in all, and no more than one of each cover will ever be done, assuring the rarity of this original.
 
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