Gary Gianni does some fantastic work that looks like it was done by the masters hundreds of years ago.Â This Soloman Kane piece was created in 1998.Â Wowza!
Gary Gianni graduated from The Chicago Academy Of Fine Art in 1976. From there, he worked for the Chicago Tribune as an illustrator and Network Television News as a courtroom sketch artist. His artwork has appeared in numerous magazines, children’s books and paperbacks.
1990 marked his debut in the illustrated graphic novel field with adaptations of The Tales of O. Henry and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for the Classics Illustrated series.
At Dark Horse Comics, he wrote and drew Indiana Jones and The Shrine Of The Sea Devil, collaborated with such major writers as Harlan Ellison and Andrew Vachss and teamed up with Michael Kaluta to work on the enduring pulp hero, The Shadow. He is the creator of The Monstermen Mysteries running as a back-up feature in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy.
Gary’s work harks back to the golden age of illustrating, to people like Vierge, Clement Coll, Booth and Krenkel.
In 1997 collaborating with Archie Goodwin, his illustrations won him The Eisner Award for Best Short Story, Heroes, in Batman: Black And White, for DC Comics.
In 1998, Robert E. Howard’s Savage Tales of Solomon Kane was published by Wandering Star Press. Gary spent a year and a half doing 200 pen drawings and seven oil paintings to illustrate the adventures of Howard’s brooding puritan hero.
In 2001, Gianni illustrated a companion to Solomon Kane – Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn: The Last King. This compiles the complete tales of Howard’s doomed lost race and its tragic warrior king. Illustrated with eight color plates and over forty-five pen and ink drawings.