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Prometheus Eternal Comic Book

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Prometheus Eternal Comic Book

From the Curators:
"This unique anthology features 11 of today’s leading comic book artists’ and writers’ responses to one of the most important paintings in the Museum, and one of the great paintings in America – Prometheus Bound by Peter Paul Rubens. Just as Rubens drew inspiration from Michelangelo and Titian, Bill Sienkiewicz, Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, David Mack, Yuko Shimizu, and others look to the great art of the past to spur their own creations. In so doing, Prometheus Eternal provides visually dynamic and highly innovative takes on the ancient myth of Prometheus, the immortal Titan who endured horrific punishment for stealing fire from the gods to give humanity the spark of inspiration. Together, the varied contributions offer brilliant, and highly personalized, meditations on the process and rigors of artistic creation."
Christopher D.M. Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900

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Locust Moon is a Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creative collective, small press, annual comics & arts festival organizer, and former retail store, founded by Chris Stevens, Josh O’Neill, and Andrew Carl in Philadelphia, PA.

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The timeless tale of Prometheus’s gift of fire has been re-imagined by some of the most visionary artists working today. Prometheus Eternal boasts a stellar list of writers and artists, including: Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), one of the most celebrated illustrators in the history of comics; Grant Morrison (New X-Men) and Dave McKean (The Sandman), creators of Batman–Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, the best-selling superhero graphic novel of all time; and Yuko Shimizu (The Unwritten), one of the most sought-after illustrators in the world.

Other contributors include Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War); Andrea Tsurumi (The New York Times, SpongeBob Comics); David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil); Lisk Feng (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100); and James Comey (Once Upon a Time Machine).

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has joined forces with award-winning publishers Locust Moon Press to produce Prometheus Eternal, a full-color comic book anthology inspired by Peter Paul Rubens’s masterpiece Prometheus Bound. Just as Rubens synthesized art from the past to forge his unique vision, the artists in the book have taken the myth of Prometheus and Rubens’s painting as starting points from which to produce wholly new interpretations all their own. Together their imaginative works explore the gift of creation and the price of defiance. 

Details
  • Paperback
  • 6 1/2" x 10"
  • 23 Pages
  • Locust Moon Press, 2015
  • ISBN 978-0-9899076-8-2
  • Printed in the USA
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