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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Customer Wall: Stephen R. Bissette

A few days ago I was excited to wake up a to a book order from a Stephen R. Bissette! A bit of cyber-stalking and a fanboyish email confirmed that this was the same Stephen R. Bissette who drew the classic Alan Moore run on Swamp Thing;


and published the ground-breaking horror anthology Taboo!

My favorite project of Bissette's was Tyrant, which was conceived as the birth to death biography of a tyrannosaurus rex drawn in drippingly, gruesome Cretaceous-era detail.

Sadly Tyrant only ran for four regular issues but Bissette occasionally returns to the character and he offers an excellent print on his website which introduces his baby tyrannosaurus to Winsor McKay's Little Nemo in Slumberland.


Pick one up for the dinosaur or comics fan on your Christmas list.

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