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    31 Days of Abe, Day 34: Ben Oliver

    By | April 3rd, 2013
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    It’s Abe Sapien Month at Multiversity! To see all sorts of Abe content, like our “Evolution of Abe Sapien” contest, fantastic original art, interviews and more, click here.

    To celebrate our “Evolution of Abe Sapien” art contest, which gives every fan with some ambition and a modicum of artistic talent a chance to have their work published in an issue of “Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible,” as well as take home a complete set of Hellboy Library Editions, we decided to bring in some ringers, to show us how they interpret everyone’s favorite fish-man. We will be posting pieces each day for this entire month, so come join us for 31 Days of Abe!

    April Fools! We totally planned on having only 31 Days of Abe sketches, but so many artists that we asked and expected a polite “no” from sent in amazing pieces. And then, artists were reaching out to us, asking if they could participate. So, we are going to go a little bit longer, finally wrapping up with some really special day of release content on April 3. So, for the early part of this week, keep enjoying some amazing Abes!

    Ben Oliver is one of those guys who makes every issue he appears in better. His style does not shy away from the more fantastical elements of superhero comics, but he grounds them in a more realistic world, and the results are always spectacular. Most recently, he has been doing covers for DC, like for “Masters of the Universe: The Origin of He-Man,” and stray issues of “Birds of Prey” and “Batwoman.” He was the artist behind the acclaimed “Action Comics” #0 from Grant Morrison, and was the artist on the first arc of “Batwing” with Judd Winick. Before his recent work with DC, Oliver illustrated part of Robert Kirkman’s run on “Ultimate X-Men,” did covers for “Evil Incarcerated: Osbourn,” did various stories for “2000 AD,” among much more. Check out his blog, and be on the lookout for more from Ben soon!

    And make sure to pick up “Abe Sapien” #1 on April 3 from Dark Horse!

    //TAGS | 31 Days of Abe

    Brian Salvatore

    Brian Salvatore is an editor, podcaster, reviewer, writer at large, and general task master at Multiversity. When not writing, he can be found playing music, hanging out with his kids, or playing music with his kids. He also has a dog named Lola, a rowboat, and once met Jimmy Carter. Feel free to email him about good beer, the New York Mets, or the best way to make Chicken Parmagiana (add a thin slice of prosciutto under the cheese).


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