Hey folks, we’re back for the second week running with a special Vertigo edition of 5.2 Reasons. If you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check out last week’s Sandman column right here. But this week we’ve left the world of dreams and entered Fabletown. So, sit back, relax, and get ready for a little tale we like to call "The Fables fable."
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In 2009, you traveled to the Black Forest and were exposed to the power of Frost and Fire with PETER & MAX, learned more about the witches of the 13th floor in FABLES, followed Jack Frost as he learns the hero trade in JACK OF FABLES, and have embarked on a spy mission worthy of 007 with Cindy in CINDERELLA: From Fabletown With Love.
People (well, especially people non artistically inclined like myself), are often curious as to how the artist got from a blank sheet of paper to the finished product. Well, GRAPHIC CONTENT is happy to bring you behind-the-scenes of Brian Bolland's cover to JACK OF FABLES #39. What started as a pencil sketch, gets inked, added to, more detailed and brought to life with color. Simple, right? [gallery link="file"]
Now that you’ve seen the final cover of JACK OF FABLES #39 in the gallery, here’s a look at Brian Bolland’s process: [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
Well, he can't stay away from JACK OF FABLES forever can he? #36, "Jack 'n' Apes" features an untold tale of Jack's past drawn by artist Tony Akins and written by guest-scripter and novelist Chris Roberson (who is also writing this Fall's highly anticipated mini-series CINDERELLA: From Fabletown With Love—about a woman with a secret identity who loves shoes as much as I do) with cover by Brian Bolland. Catch a glimpse below. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
War...again? This time it's within the confines of THE GREAT FABLES CROSSOVER as Mister Revise and the rest of the Heroes gather high power weapons and take on The Genres a.k.a The Villains in JACK OF FABLES #35. Check out these fantastic two page spreads drawn by Russ Braun: [gallery columns="2"] What is Kevin Thorn about to write next? Will the Fables survive? Find out in THE LITERALS #3 next week with a sneak peek on Monday.