The Arthurian Era by Brian Bolland

Crisis on Infinite Earths had concluded, turning the DC Comics multiverse into a supposedly coherent universe. The History of the DC Universe two-book set documented the new timeline, and The History of the DC Universe Portfolio celebrated it with tabloid-sized images by some of DC’s top talent.

Plate One of the portfolio featured “The Arthurian Era” and there was no better artist to illustrate it than British artist Brian Bolland. Having already impressed readers in North America with his work on Camelot 3000, he would soon become nearly legendary for illustrating Batman – The Killing Joke.

Colour and packaging by me.

The History of the Dc Universe Portfolio by DC Comics

The cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

The Arthurian Era illustration by Brian Bolland

Plate One – The Arthurian Era by Brian Bolland. Left to right, top to bottom: The Shining Knight, The Viking Prince, The Silent Knight, a couple of nymphy maidens and Etrigan, the Demon. I don’t pretend to know what the shark in the sky means.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Colour version. Normally I wouldn’t add the logo here, but instead in InDesign as a vector object. I wanted to add a transparency effect to the title and so it made more sense to integrate the logo in the Photoshop file.

Comic book design by Scott Dutton

With the remainder of the trade dress added.

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