I'm not sure what the exact sequencing of these images is, or what order Sienkiewicz completed them. But it appears to be a transition of his Bob Peak influence into his own visual language by the end. There's a piece that looks to be a nod to Robert McGinnis tucked in as well. In Sienkiewicz, we get an illustrator who's a post-modern mix master of the history of American illustration. He seems to be drawing from many historical sources, then redefining them, changing their context, and making them his own, blending them into an unmistakable signature style so that you forget the past. It's a hip-hop approach to painting.

Illustrations by Bill Sienkiewicz

Benjamin Marra is the creator, writer, and artist of the comics NIGHT BUSINESS, AMERICAN BLOOD, and TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror), all published by Fantagraphics. Acclaimed writer Grant Morrison chose Marra as a collaborator on the first issue of the relaunched HEAVY METAL Magazine. Marra had two serialized webcomic series appear on adultswim.com. His most recent book is JESUSFREAK, written by Joe Casey and published by Image Comics. In 2016, he was named one of the Art Directors Club's Young Guns. He illustrated the cover of American Illustration 35. In 2017, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album art of Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmare, a collection of obscure 1970s post-Age-of-Aquarius Heavy Metal.