Paul Speckmann book illustration
I just finished a watercolour/gouache portrait of Paul Speckmann, to be used on the cover of the upcoming book “Speckmann – Underground Survivor, The Pictorial”
Paul Speckmann (with help of Enni SkullCrusher and publishing house “Weisses Licht”) is working on the following project:
„SPECKMANN, Underground Survivor, the Pictorial”
20,8 X 29,6 centimeter Hardcover picture book with comments and anecdotes in English and German. 196 pages, mostly full-coloured with some black and white photos. Estimated date of release: September 2013.
About the artist:
To call Paul Speckmann (born 28.09.1963 in Chicago, USA) a living legend is not an exaggeration. His influence on the genesis and evolution of Death Metal is given and mentioned very often. Generations of musicians refer to Speckmann and bands he led, when asked for musical influences. They all describe him and his work as a constant motivational force.
This book impressively illustrates the journey of Paul Speckmann, starting in his youth and with his first musical attempts up to his status as an Metal icon nowadays. It portrays him for the first time as an adorable person and musician, on-stage and behind the stages of this world, in his private life and within the centre of public attention. In 2013 this extraordinary artist celebrates his 50th birthday. Is there a better date for releasing this homage? We’re sure: The time is now!