The Escapist Pin-up # 1 Thomas Yeates


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The Escapist is a metafictional character, a comic book hero in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, written by Michael Chabon, created as an homage to the heroes of the period known to fans and historians as the Golden Age of Comic Books. The character’s abilities as an escape artist are inspired by the early illusionist career of comic book artist Jim Steranko. In 2004, Chabon teamed with Dark Horse Comics to create an actual comic book series of the Escapist. Named Michael Chabon Presents the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, the comic chronicled the supposed decades-long publishing history of the character. The stories and text pieces were written with the concept that Kavalier and Clay were real people and that the Escapist had actually been a character from the Golden Age of Comics. As such, the stories in the anthology were frequently written and drawn in older or simpler styles, in homage to the comics of past eras.

Thomas Yeates (born January 19, 1955) is an American comic book and comic strip artist best known for illustrating the comic strips Prince Valiant and Zorro, plus work on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. In 1982, Yeates and writer Martin Pasko revived Swamp Thing, in a new series titled Saga of the Swamp Thing. On April 1, 2012, Yeates began drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip, replacing Gary Gianni.

Near mint condition.