Spawn Till You Die: The Fin Art of Ray Troll Brings Finspiring Art From Celebrated Artist
Ray Troll, the celebrated Alaskan artist, has captivated audiences worldwide for over forty years with his stunning illustrations depicting the fascinating creatures of Planet Ocean. Combining elements of natural history, underground comics, and a touch of Freud and Darwin, Troll’s art showcases the beauty and intricacy of various species, particularly the peculiarities of fish.
From fossils to resurrected extinct animals, his artwork has graced the halls of renowned natural history museums, galleries, books, and even trendy t-shirts.
Now, Troll and Clover Press are teaming up for Spawn Till You Die: The Fin Art of Ray Troll, a crowdfunded book that curates over 40 years of Troll’s fishy, humorous, and inspiring artwork.
The book features a foreword by David Craig of Willamette University, who describes Troll’s art as a journey of learning, laughter, and wonder. Additionally, writer Brad Matsen, author of Titanic’s Last Secrets and Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King, provides an introduction, acknowledging Troll’s creations’ inevitable power and genesis.
Troll expresses his excitement about collaborating with the talented team at Clover Press, who have meticulously curated a lifetime’s worth of his work. Spawn Till You Die promises to be a remarkable tribute, unearthing forgotten gems from Troll’s extensive catalog. Robbie Robbins, an ardent fish enthusiast, and designer, has skillfully brought it all together with his keen eye for detail.
Clover Press publisher Hank Kanalz describes Troll’s art as thought-provoking, fun, and never too far from an inside joke that he shares with everyone. The pieces in the book range from tongue-in-cheek to beautifully surrealistic, embodying the interconnectedness of life on Earth.
Spawn Till You Die: The Fin Art of Ray Troll adds to Clover Press‘s growing collection of hardcover art books, serving as a delightful addition for art lovers and fish enthusiasts alike.
Editor and designer Robbie Robbins, who is thrilled to collaborate with Troll on this artistic journey, expresses his admiration for Troll’s exploration of ocean creatures. Robbins references the artist’s artistic style, reminiscent of Robert Crumb, and his meticulous attention to scientific detail in capturing the essence of his subjects. Through Troll’s art, readers can embark on an unforgettable
Embark on the blending of realities and scientific realism when Spawn Till You Die: The Fin Art of Ray Troll goes live exclusively on Kickstarter. You can head to the campaign now to be notified when it goes live by following this link.
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