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Inside Henry Flint’s mind: A preview of his artbook Broadcast

Earlier this week on Food or Comics I talked about the then-upcoming Henry Flint artbook, Broadcast: The TV Doodles of Henry Flint, was coming out this week. Although my shop didn’t carry it and I’ve since ordered it from Amazon, the book’s publisher Markosia was kind enough to send us a few pages from the book to more fully understand it.

In case you’re unaware of Henry Flint’s work, let me run it down for you. Flint is a British artist who’s most frequently seen in the pages of the British comic anthology weekly 2000AD. For American audiences, you might remember him on two recent DC Series — 20006′s Omega Men or 2009′s The Haunted Tank relaunch. More recently he’s popped up doing the final issue of the Gears Of War comic series as well as an issue of Fear Itself: Fearsome Four.

For those expecting to see the measured lines that Henry Flint’s known for in his comics in this artbook, this isn’t it. Broadcast is a collection of art from him blowing off steam. As the book describes it, it’s “Henry Flint unplugged, off the leash, out of control.” It’s interesting to see what an artist will draw when he’s not doing it for work; it gives you a picture inside their mind and what comes out of their drawing hand. Here’s some samples from his art book:

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Henry Flint is amazing. His art on Omega Men, along with Dom Regan’s boggling space colors, was absolutely fantastic. He is too good to be appreciated here.

And speaking of Tharg approved alumni, whatever happened to Andy Clarke? He was a darling for a while…

Factoryroad Gallery in Hinckley, Leicestershire, u.k is hosting an Exhibition
of artwork from DJ Food’s new album ‘TheSearch Engine’,
and 2000AD artist Henry Flint’s book ‘Broadcast’.

The two artists collaborated on the artwork for this album and the show
will include original inked comic art by Henry Flint. Originally shown
at Pure Evil London, it will be brought to the Midlands by Factoryroad
Gallery between the 2nd and 15th June 2012.

Original comic art, drawings, limited edition prints, moving image,
photography and vinyl will be on show. Attendance is strictly RSVP
only, so if you would like to view this awesome exhibition please send me an email
with your chosen time and date along with a contact number.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Brook@factoryroadgallery.net

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