Heavy Metal magazine was more than a 'graphic' story book, it also featured interviews with famous artists and personalities, it covered new film releases that it understood would be of interest to it's readers as well as columns on music and culture. In my second installment regarding Heavy Metal magazine, I've included a number of these interesting illustrators and articles.
(Photographs by Richard Palberg, PalbergWERX Creative Direction)
Italian illustrator Libatore's ultra modern and violent 'Ranxerox'.
Bilal's opus 'The Immortals' Fete'.
Spanish illustrator Fernando Fernandez.
H.R. Giger, who was just becoming famous in North America for his work on Ridley Scott's Aliens, here works with musician Debra Harry of Blondie in a unique photoshoot as well as for her upcoming album.
American illustrator Steranko's work on the hugely popular 'Outlander' - it would be decades later that we see similar work from Sin City artist Frank Miller, who was clearly influenced by Steranko.
Pop illustration and content.
'Tex Arcana' was a popular and dense series.
Bernie Wrightson's work on 'Captian Stern' was so successful, it was re-drawn, frame by frame for the film 'Heavy Metal'.