Art For Art’s Sake #109: Art Meets Music & Serge Clerc Rocks!

by Richard Bruton

Art For Art’s Sake – What would you say to a selection of gorgeous looking comic art gathered up from the Internet and capped off with a selection of music-related artwork from the great Serge Clerc?

Yep? Well okay then…

Katushiro Otomo – Akira

Dave GibbonsAction Comics #601 – the very first of the weekly issues

Walt Simonson – Alien

George Perez – a couple of those crowd shots – I used to love these when I was a kid. In fact, I still do!

Archie #1 by Colleen Coover

And also by Colleen CooverBandette…

More Bandette, this time it’s Bandette and Inspector Belgique with art from Steve Lieber

Batman – Justin Mason

More of the Bat – Matias Bergara

Dan McDaid – weirdest Batman team-up for a long time – it’s Bananaman and the Bat

Daredevil – Tom Reilly

Deadpool by Jason Pearson

Drew Struzan – the original 1990 painting for Duck Tales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.

Chris Samnee – Emma Frost

And two from Gemma Correll about that pandemic experience

 

And finally for today… a little music artwork… all triggered by this one from Mike W Kaluta covering Moster Mash that I had no idea existed at all.

 

And then almost the next thing I saw online was this bit of gorgeous Serge Clerc art of Blondie…

Serge Clerc, for those who aren’t aware, is one of the masters of stylish French comic art. After getting his start in Métal Hurlant in 1975, his magnificent retro-styled, elegant and classy work began appearing far and wide, including the British music magazines New Music Express (NME) and Melody Maker. He’s also been responsible for a for amount of album artwork.

Sadly, the only one of the NME music strips I could find was this one… Spandau Ballet, Chant No. 1…

Now, more music art from the wonderful Serge Clerc

NME Promo art…

More Blondie…

The Cramps…

Joe Jackson…

The Clash…

 

And various other bits of music-related stuff…

And a few album covers…

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