This 40-page sketchbook, one of 700 signed and numbered copies, contains the best of the artist’s sketches, pencil drawings and studies created in 2019.
Sketchbook 2019 is a book containing the sketches, preparatory drawings and intermediate stages of some of Simone Bianchi’s most significant works over the course of the year. As well as the comic book covers, this sketchbook contains something really special and unusual: the preparatory drawings for Marvel Masterpieces. Indeed, in 2018 Simone Bianchi was the first Italian illustrator to be chosen by Upper Deck to reinterpret the best-loved characters in the Marvel universe for their trading cards. After more than a year and a half of work, the 135 portraits of Marvel superheroes were unveiled. The original artworks were also displayed at Lucca Comics 2018, while the preparatory drawings developed during the long process of creating these works have been brought together in this extraordinary sketchbook signed by Simone Bianchi. If you are a fan of the artist, a collector, or simply a fan of Marvel comics, this book is an essential addition to your collection, because it literally gives you a close-up view of the creative process for the Marvel Masterpieces cards, from the initial inspiration right through to the final touch-ups.