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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Cinebook The 9th Art: Lucky Luke 51 -The Painter

Authors: Bob de Groot & Morris
Age: 8 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
A4 Comic album format (pbk)

ISBN: 9781849182416
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT

Publication: February 2015

Among the cultural figures of the Old West, Frederick Remington stands head and shoulders above the rest – literally. A good-natured ogre by size and appetite, the artist portrays the West with such skill that the American government entrusts his safety to Lucky Luke.

Looking after such a national treasure is not usually an easy task, but Luke will soon discover that Remington hardly needs protecting – except maybe from his own excessive impulses...

Frederic Remington was, of course, a real person and painted and sculted.  His paintings of the old West are incredible -"Buffalo Hunter Spitting A Bullet into A Gun" (1892?) is a great example.  Oddly, when I saw his portrayal here the first thing I thought was "He looks a bit like actor Wilfred Brimley"...but no. Remington looked much more like this LL version...

See? Ya gets an educashun here!

The cover looks good and, naturally, again, so does the interior art.  It is so crisp and clean.  The quality surprises me at times.  But I remember the old printing days....sniff..sniff...I have dust in my eyes.

But Lucky Luke and his mad-cap Wild West live up to their usual standard and Cinebook should be proud to have published 51 volumes so far and more to come in 2015!!

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