I bought this as a poster from London’s Forbidden Planet (a pack of six I think) in the early 1980s. Kaluta is one of my favourite, fantastic, graphic artists. He combines grace, power and imagination with such deftness. Kaluta, the much missed Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Barry Windsor Smith and Bernie Wrightson shared a studio together in the late 1970s and together they represent a focus of free thinking excellence and spirit in modern graphic art that will not be equalled.
I’ll add more of their work over the weeks, months and years because they should each be celebrated as often as possible.
Image is copyright © M.W. Kaluta 1979 and 2012. Further information can be found on the artist’s website here.