Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Half-Price Sale!

We are forgoing the usual new items list this week so that two of our staffers could pull off a short vacation. Instead, I’ve selected 90 items whose time has come! Sixty are pictured, 30 are just briefly described (but full descriptions are on the website, as usual, for all items, as well as additional pictures).

Not all, but ALMOST every item is a full 50% off—or more. It was rough to discount some of these this much but I like the idea of a half-price sale. I think it’s more appealing than just offering varying discounts. I hope you agree and order some of these bargains!

BE WARNED, we only have limited quantities on all these and once they are gone, they’re gone, at least at this price. So act immediately if you want to get the best selection.

NEW ITEMS: these have not stopped coming in! Just click here see all the Just Arrived new items or go to our home page and click on Just Arrived at the top left. All these newest items will be more fully described, and recommended, when we return to our normal routine NEXT WEEK.

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Artists & Illustration

 
THE ART OF TARA McPHERSON: Deluxe Boxed Set -- By Tara McPherson.
Recommended. Signed & limited, 200! Artist Tara McPherson has set the world of pop surrealism on its head with her striking works in paint, print, and sculpture. Now Tara's work is showcased in an ultra-exclusive, limited-edition boxed set, featuring all three Dark Horse Books collections of her stunning oeuvre: Lonely Heart, Lost Constellations, and Bunny in the Moon. Each volume is beautifully designed and printed, and features alternate cover designs....More.
Item Code: ARTTD
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Publisher: Dark Horse, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 336pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
BLIGHTED EYE -- By Glenn Bray.
Our Highest Recommendation. Original Comic Art from the Glenn Bray collection with signed bookplate. The most diverse and lavish compilation of original comic art ever published — all from the mind-boggling collection of Glenn Bray. Bray was an enthusiast of marginal or outsider American pop culture when he started to collect original comic art in 1965 — a time when very few people, including the artists themselves, truly valued the original art. Over the last nearly 50 years, he has amassed the most eclectic collection of original comic art in private hands—much of it unpublished and unseen until now....More.
Item Code: BLIGH
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Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x12
Pages: 410pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
BATTLE MILK 3 -- Foreword by James Gurney.
Highly Recommended. Conceptually Pasteurized and Creatively Fortified! Signed by eight artists. The nine artists here are all accomplished film concept designers with long lists of credits. But here they are turned loose on their own projects, and what a thrill it is to look behind the scenes at what turns them each on as creators and animators. Here you will find stellar new work by Pat Presley, Kilian Plunkett, Jackson Sze, Justine Ridge, Le Tang, Christian Alzmann, Matt Glaser, Thang Le, and David Le Merrer. Along with sci-fi imagery, new imaginary worlds, character design from critters to retro heroes and heroines, each artist also offers you a step-by-step look at how they create one particular work....More.
Item Code: BM03
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Publisher: Design Studio, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 11x9
Pages: 156pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
BOOK OF MIRACLES -- By Till-Holger Borchert and Joshua P. Waterman.
The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depicting wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods as well as other catastrophes and occurrences. It deals with events ranging from the creation of the world and incidents drawn from the Old Testament, ancient tradition, and medieval chronicles to those that took place in the tIme of the book’s author and, with the illustrations of the visionary Book of Revelation, even includes the future end of the world....More.

Item Code: BOMIH
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Publisher: Taschen, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x13
Pages: 568pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
CENTURY GUILD Book One -- Recommended. Signed! This is a fine potpourri of work by the talented artists, both living and dead, who have seen their work exhibited at the Century Guild's Chicago gallery. Dave McKean writes a very personal reminiscence about creating Luna, Neon Moth and Signal to Noise, accompanied by his unique drawings. Gail Potocki talks about Fragmented Alice, her first gallery show in three years and an homage to Alice in Wonderland. One image is pictured here. And, of course, accompanied by many fine Alice works. David Mack talks about the work of Mucha and Klimt and shows their inspiration in his own work....More.
Item Code: CENG13
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Publisher: Century Guild, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 96pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
CHARLES R. KNIGHT: The Artist Who Saw Through Time -- By Richard Milner.
Highly Recommended. This richly illustrated celebration of Knight’s life and work - including a definitive and dramatic new biography based on his private papers - gathers together both famous and never-before-seen works, from his days of sketching animals in the newly opened Bronx Zoo to the decades spent creating murals of prehistoric species for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Field Museum in Chicago. Knight’s oeuvre includes not only long-vanished creatures but also a veritable catalog of modern birds and beasts sketched from life. His scientifically accurate restorations, bringing dry fossil bones to life, inspired and influenced generations of scientists, artists, and filmmakers....More.
Item Code: CHK
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Publisher: Abrams, 2012
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x10
Pages: 180pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
CHROMA: The Art of Alex Schomburg -- By Jon Gustafson. Introductions by Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee and Kelly Freas.
Publisher File Copies from 1986. He defined and crystallized the exuberant images of the newborn field of Science Fiction. He captured and recorded the impossible super-heroic battles of World War Two for the Golden Age of Comics. He is Alex Schomburg, pioneer illustrator, master craftsman, visionary extraordinaire. Chroma, the first book devoted to the wide spectrum of Schomburg art, is a visual delight, presenting scores of works, most in full color, with text by art historian Jon Gustafson and commentaries by some of the top names in Science Fiction and Comics. See our website for the signed limited edition. Out of print...More.
Item Code: CHROMA
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Publisher: Father Tree, 1986
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 108pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
CONAN RED NAILS ORIGINAL ART ARCHIVES Volume 1 -- By Robert E. Howard. Adapted by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith.
Highly Recommended. For the first time, presented in the size of the original art, this oversize hardbound edition faithfully captures the appearance of the actual pages as drawn in 1973 and allows you to view each page individually as it should be seen. Captures every detail of this 58-page story, amazing and quintessential work by the young Barry Windsor-Smith as he was pouring his soul into these adaptations of Howard's finest stories. This is essentially an Artist Edition, in the same format as that fine series coming from publisher IDW. But this is from a new independent company that plans more books in this series. Scanned entirely from the original art....More.
Item Code: COR01H
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Publisher: Conan Properties, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 14x19
Pages: 132pg
Color: PC
 
CROCKETT JOHNSON AND RUTH KRAUSS -- By Philip Nel. Wrap-around cover by Chris Ware.
Crockett Johnson (1906-1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children's books as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an Earthquake. Separately, Johnson created the enduring children's classic Harold and the Purple Crayon and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Krauss wrote over a dozen children's books illustrated by others and pioneered the use of spontaneous, loose-tongued kids in children's literature....More.
Item Code: CROJ
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Publisher: Univ Press of Mississippi, 2012
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 368pg
Color: text/b&w
 
THE DAILY ZOO GOES TO PARIS! -- By Chris Ayers.
Highly Recommended. Chris Ayers is a character creator and concept artist who has long labored hidden in the end credits of animated films. He began The Daily Zoo as therapy to deal with a cancer diagnosis (which he beat). But he enjoyed it so much this is now year seven, featuring a new character drawn each day. This book is inspired by his trip to Paris for a exhibition of his work in January of 2012 at Galerie Daniel Maghen--those 50 unpublished works are right here. If you enjoy the extraordinary anthropomorphic animals of Peter de Séve or would like to feel you are behind-the-scenes of new animation characters coming in the next blockbuster...look no further. Here is also a 3-D section of wonderful sculptures, plus photos and hand-drawn art postcards, all from the Paris trip....More.
Item Code: DAIZPA
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Publisher: Design Studio, 2012
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x8
Pages: 64pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
D-DAY: Reflections of Courage -- By Dan Parry.
The Allied invasion of Normandy was a turning point in World War 2 as well as one of the largest military maneuvers in modern history. This informative book traces the origins of D-Day from its initial planning to the eventual rout of German troops in France. Loaded with historical photographs and dramatic recreations, this explores this momentous occasion with maps, statistics and recollections from soldiers who were there. This is a day-by-day, minute-by-minute investigation into that great day....More.
Item Code: DDY
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Publisher: BBC, 2004
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x9
Pages: 192pg
Color: PC
 
ERIC FRASER 1902-1983 -- Recommended. Fraser designed dust jackets and covers and illustrated books, from children's books to literature. His work is closely associated with J.M. Dent's Everyman's Library, and the fine quality Folio Society editions. From publisher and art dealer Chris Beetles comes this comprehensive examination of the art of his entire career, all reproduced here from the original artwork, all for sale in the accompanying price list--just published in 2013....More.
Item Code: ERICF
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Publisher: Chris Beetles, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 148pg
Color: PC
 
THE ESSENTIAL MICHELANGELO -- By Klaus Ottmann.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1495-1564), the genius sculptor, painter, architect, and poet epitomizes all that was splendid about 16th-century Italian art. His works are some of the best known in the world, from the marble David statue to his paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. This small book provides an excellent overview of this incredible artist and his work in the context of the times....More.
Item Code: ESSMH
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Publisher: Abrams, 2000
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 6x6
Pages: 112pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
EXTREME AIRCRAFT -- By Ron Miller.
Take a complete tour of aviation history with this amazing survey of great planes and their pilots. From the early days of the Wright brothers and even Leonardo DaVinci's flying machine plans to the modern jet age, this looks at the specs, origins and capabilities of these awesome machines. Loaded with extra facts about military uses, famous women pilots and previously classified technical data, more fun than a flight in an F-16!...More.
Item Code: EXA
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Publisher: Smithsonian, 2007
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x9
Pages: 218pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
EXPOSÉ 11: Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe -- Recommended. This edition is incredible, 587 images from over 8000 submissions and a vast mix of well known and celebrated artists alongside new creative minds set to stamp their flair on the industry in coming years. 23 Categories include Portraits, Warriors and Conflict, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fantasy Femmes, Concept Art, Comic/Manga, Matte Painting, Architecture, Robotic/Cyborg, Plein Air Painting, Abstract & Design, Whimsical, Transport, Steampunk, Surreal, and Storytelling....More.
Item Code: EXPO11
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Publisher: Ballistic, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 284pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
THE FAIRY TALES OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN -- Edited by Noel Daniel.
Recommended. Here are collected the most famous Andersen stories, including classics such as "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Snow Queen," and "The Princess and the Pea," in a highly esteemed 1942 translation by Jean Hersholt. This lovingly designed book contains a sparkling and unexpected selection of beautiful artwork from the 1840s to the 1980s by such artist greats as Kay Nielsen, the beloved Arthur Rackham, the eccentric Tom Seidmann-Freud (niece of Sigmund Freud), and the groundbreaking film animator Lotte Reiniger, as well as exciting, newly discovered talents....More.
Item Code: FATH
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Publisher: Taschen, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with Dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 320pg
Color: text/PC
 
FUTURE PROOF: The Greatest Gadgets and Gizmos Ever Imagined -- By Nick Sagan, Mark Frary and Andy Walker.
The future is here, or is it? The weird worlds of science fiction are closer than we thought and this incredible book explains how. Using 50 famous examples, this shows how things like jetpacks, time travel, cyborgs, videophones and genetic engineering are already in use. Written by the son of sci-fi icon Carl Sagan and loaded with graphics from popular movies like Star Wars, this is as much fun as a joyride with the Jetsons....More.
Item Code: FTUR
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Publisher: Icon, 2007
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x8
Pages: 160pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
MARK RYDEN: The Gay 90's -- By Mark Ryden.
Celebrated Pop Surrealist artist Mark Ryden’s newest body of work, presented here for the first time. Crowned "the high prince of Lowbrow," Mark Ryden has become a fixture of the contemporary alternative art movement. In his newest work, Mark Ryden: The Gay 90’s, the artist casts his skewed perspective toward the turn of the nineteenth century with such creepy yet beautiful works as a portrait of Abraham Lincoln dressed in foppish 1890s fashion and surrounded with a heavenly nimbus, Jesus Christ playing a pink piano for an audience of kewpie triplet girls, and a Gibson girl in a tight corset constructed entirely of meat....More.
Item Code: GAYH
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Publisher: Rizzoli, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x13
Pages: 148pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
GIORGIO KIENERK: Tra Simbolismo e Liberty -- By Piero Pacini.
Giorgio Kienerk's illustrations are Symbolist and also touch on 1890s French poster design. He created many wonderful book and magazine illustrations, as well as some highly imaginative calligraphy (sometimes incorporating human forms) with Jugenstil influence. All are featured here, from very detailed images using tonal art to the extreme using broad washes of color for strong contrasts in simple but elegant forms. 216 illustrations. Import. Out of print...More.
Item Code: GIOR
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Publisher: Cantini, 1989
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x9
Pages: 127pg
Color: PC
 
GIRLS IN PEARLS -- By Claudia Lanfranconi.
Pearls have always granted a special opulence to those who wear them. This book, lavishly illustrated with great paintings by Vermeer, Boticelli and Renoir shows the social power of pearls throughout history. Photos by Man Ray and others showcase divas (from Coco Chanel to Jackie Kennedy) adorned in these precious jewels....More.
Item Code: GIPH
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Publisher: Merrell, 2007
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 152pg
Color: text/FC
 
GLENN BARR'S FACES -- By Glenn Barr.
Lowbrow master Barr presents the details from some of his best-loved paintings in this elegant collection of drawn and painted faces. Barr's fluid technique and imaginative settings make these images truly unique. Delicately rendered pencil sketches give a glimpse into the making of these remarkable pieces. From drowning Keene-like girls to furious cartoon robots, Barr's imagery is beautiful and grotesque all at once....More.
Item Code: GLFH
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Publisher: La Luz de Jesus Press, 2011
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 6x6
Pages: 96pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
GRIMM FAIRY TALES ART BOOK -- By Al Rio, J. Scott Campbell, Eric Basaldua, Mike DeBalfo, et al.
Recommended. Since it was first published in 2005, Grimm Fairy Tales has been one of the hottest independent comics on the market. Featuring some of the most beautiful female characters in comics, Grimm Fairy Tales covers have been turning heads from day one. Collected for the first time here, in this sensational hardcover edition, are nearly every cover of the first fifty issues, along with variants, studies and additional artwork and commentary....More.
Item Code: GRFTH
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Publisher: Zenescope, 2012
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 148pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
IMPRESSIONISM -- Edited by Ingo F. Walther.
Impressionism continues to be one of the most studied movements in the history of modern art. It is also the most popular with the general public. Proof of this has been provided in recent years by blockbuster exhibitions of the works of Degas, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Monet, and by record sums realized from the sale of Impressionist paintings....More.
Item Code: IMPRH
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Publisher: Taschen, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 712pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
JOHN SLOAN: Drawing on Illustration -- By Michael Lobel.
Recommended. The American realist artist John Sloan (1871–1951) is best known for his portrayals of daily life in early 20th-century New York and as a member of The Eight and the Ashcan School. Sloan’s artistic approach was shaped by his experience as a commercial illustrator, a type of work that inaugurated his professional career—at newspapers like the Philadelphia Press and later for mass-market magazines—and which he pursued even after he turned his focus to painting. This thorough look at his work includes 150 illustrations, 25 in color....More.
Item Code: JSDH
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Publisher: Yale University, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 230pg
Color: PC
 
JOHN VAN HAMERSVELD 50 YEARS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN -- By John Van Hamersveld and Coolhous Studio. Foreward by Shepard Fairey.
Recommended. An iconic image has a tremendous ability to influence society, acting as both a symbol for a moment in time and as a harbinger for change. Instantly recognizable, it can become invested with our hopes and dreams. Creating such work is thanks to the deliberate choices and groundbreaking talents of a small handful of visionary artists and designers. John Van Hamersveld is one such creator, having produced such timeless images as the Endless Summer movie poster and 1960s concert posters for Jimi Hendrix’s Pinnacle, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, and others....More.
Item Code: JVHH
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Publisher: Gingko, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 304pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
THE LOST ART OF FREDERICK RICHARDSON -- Introduction by Ruth Berman and Martin Gardner.
Highly Recommended. Like many of his contemporaries serving in the bullpen of a daily newspaper, Frederick Richardson was required to be a jack of all trades. As a staff artist for the Chicago Daily News in the 1890s, Richardson might have been asked to provide an editorial cartoon one day, an illustration for a children’s story the next, and a full-page illustration for the features section the day after that....More.
Item Code: LAFR
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Publisher: Lost Art, 2010
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 130pg
Color: black and white
 
LANDSCAPE PAINTING -- By Norbert Wolf.
This collects a selection of the most important landscapes in the history of art. Examining landscape paintings from the late Middle Ages to modern times, this follows the evolution of the genre. Thirty-five artists are featured with a full page painting and a page of informative text. Artists featured include: Titian, Brueghel, El Greco, Rembrandt, Turner, Delacroix, Corot, Whistler, Monet, van Gogh, Munch, Cézanne, Braque, Klee, Kirchner, Tanguy, Warhol and more....More.
Item Code: LANP
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Publisher: Taschen, 2008
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x9
Pages: 96pg
Color: text/FC
 
THE LEGENDARY LYDECKER BROTHERS -- By Jan Alan Henderson.
Theodore and Howard Lydecker worked in the Hollywood film industry long before the advent of computer generated imagery. In those days, exciting and realistic action scenes had to be filmed in real time. Known throughout the industry as the "Miniature Men," they were in fact giants in their field of creating detailed scale model ships, trains, planes and automobiles. While these carefully crafted models performed on large-scale landscapes or backlot water tanks, all manner of mayhem and chaos would be inflicted upon them as the cameras rolled at carefully calculated film speeds. The Lydeckers produced some of the most thrilling and authentic action sequences on a shoestring budget. Indulge in their rich history....More.
Item Code: LEGL
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Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 184pg
Color: black and white
 
LITTLE JORDAN RAY'S MUDDY SPUD -- By Gris Grimly (signed bookplate).
Highly Recommended. Signed bookplate! In this zany story about a potato, a boy, a mad hare, a grumpy old troll, an oyster, and an eclectic connection of supporting characters, Grimly has fashioned a tale rooted in his admiration of Lewis Carroll, L. Frank Baum and Dr. Seuss. It reminds us of the quirky offbeat charm of The Nightmare Before Christmas.Contains over 40 pieces of richly detailed artwork, mostly full-page. Grimly's wry, macabre style is influenced by Arthur Rackham and Edward Gorey. Comes with a signed bookplate....More.
Item Code: LITJH
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Publisher: Baby Tattoo, 2005
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 40pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
MINI WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION 2 -- By John Austin.
Award-winning toy designer Austin returns for another thrilling collection of weapons made from office supplies! Loaded with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations, this has plans for mint tin catapults, playing card rocket launchers, paper throwing stars, rubber band Derringers and much more. Includes a special section on concealment featuring book safes, plastic bottle stash boxes, decoder rings and much more! Sure to delight the budding spy....More.
Item Code: MINI02
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Publisher: Chicago Review, 2011
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x9
Pages: 260pg
Color: black and white
 
MONTALBANO: MEMORIES WITHIN DREAMS -- By Gary Montalbano.
Recommended. Signed! For over 2 decades, Montalbano has been a highly sought after conceptual artist for companies like Marvel, Universal Studios, ILM and many others. Here. His most exciting designs are presented in a lavish, full-color book loaded with dynamic anatomy, alien landscapes, surreal creatures and daring space travelers. Each drawing is accompanied by a short description where Montalbano explains his creative process. Signed by the artist...More.
Item Code: MMS
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Publisher: Sarka Navon, 2010
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 10x11
Pages: 160pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
THE MYSTIQUE OF OPIUM -- By Donald Wigal.
Tastefully illustrated with approximately 60 images including photographs, antique smoking paraphernalia, and artwork, this tells the history of this alluring and legendary drug. In the 19th century, opium was as important to world trade and politics as oil is today. When the Opium Wars opened China to international trade, it seemed benign, but by the time the dangers became apparent, it was too late. Escape from the "real world" and physical addiction came together, and are still with us today. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: MYSTH
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Publisher: Parkstone, 2004
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
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Pages: 96pg
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NATHAN OTA IKIRU -- By Nathan Ota, Chaiwan Choi and Blaine Fontana.
Recommended. Nathan Ota has gained a following over the last twenty years for his prolific work as an illustrator, painter, and graffiti artist. The surrealist world he creates is one of streaked green skies, off-color hues, and dripping paint--a world reliant on recurring figures such as a blind bird in a striped dunce hat, a gelatinous robot lost in the woods, and an egg sprouting up protruding tree branches. And a strange boy with a wooden box for a head....More.
Item Code: NATOH
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Publisher: Zero, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 144pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
PUNCH DRUNK MOUSTACHE: Visual Development for Animation and Beyond -- By Amy Beth Christenson, Max Lim, Jeff Sangalli, John-Paul Balmet, Will Nichols, Nate Watson, Sean Pando and Chris Voy.
Recommended. Signed by five of the artists. Punch Drunk Moustache is the off-the-clock work of eight animation industry artists with the insatiable need to tell stories. Each artist showcases new ideas infused with unique personal style. Get ready for stunning visual development and never-before-seen concepts. Giants, androids, strange beasts, brave animals, magic, mystery, and everyday folks collide in these vividly imagined tales. With Punch Drunk Moustache, the gloves are off!...More.
Item Code: PUNDM
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Publisher: Design Studio, 2013
Binding: Softcover
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Pages: 124pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS -- By Percy Muir
Highly Recommended. Warehouse Find, from 1985. 1985 revised edition of the 1971 classic. Muir is one of the top writers on the subject, a bookseller himself beginning in 1918! Here he looks at the entire period, including lists of what he considers the most important and best books of each decade. All the greats are covered: from writers like Dickens and Lewis Carroll and their associated artists, to Bewick, Turner, Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Beardsley, Phil May, A. B. Frost, F. O. C. Darley, Walter Crane, Thomson, Housman, Morris, et al....More.
Item Code: VIBOOKS
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Publisher: Portman, 1989
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 287pg
Color: PC
 

Sketchbooks

 
BRANDON PETERSON'S MARVEL REMASTERED -- By Brandon Peterson.
Recommended. Signed! Brandon has been creating striking, powerful covers for a wide variety of Marvel comics and graphic novels. Here, with Marvel's full approval, he collects many of his finest works, remastered to his own personal satisfaction. Each work is full color and full page, printed on handsome glossy paper and all in a brightly illustrated hardcover binding....More.
Item Code: BPMHS
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Publisher: Brandstudio, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
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Pages: 52pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
COMIX BURO ALARY Sketchbook 2 Deluxe -- By Pierre Alary.
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 900! A new collection of beautiful artwork by the former Disney animator and current French bande dessinée artist. Pierre Alary's work is fluid and nimble and full of charm. Wonderful prelim cover and character ideas for the fine-looking Sindbad albums, entirely in full color, plus more finished pieces, “Moby Dick” storyboards, cartoon strips, mostly in 2- or full color. Very sharp work....More.
Item Code: CBAL02S
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COMIX BURO ALARY Sketchbook 3 Deluxe -- By Pierre Alary.
Signed & numbered, 900! A new collection of beautiful artwork by the former Disney animator and current French bande dessinée artist. Pierre Alary's work is fluid and nimble and full of charm. This third sketchbook showcases an incredible collection of color illustrations from adventure stories in French albums, his heroes and heroines, plus some wonderful drawings of Batman, Hellboy, Capt. America, and Harley Quinn....More.
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COMIX BURO MARA Sketchbook Deluxe -- By Margaux Kindhauser, alias Mara.
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 900! Sketchbook Mara is a melting pot of everything she likes to draw, every style she wants to experience. This book reveals the artistic personality of Margaux Kindhauser, aka Mara, who is fond of spontaneity and sketched drawings. Women have the place of honor here: sometimes mermaids, sometimes Belle Epoque pinups wearing corsets, or Art Nouveau ladies inspired by Alfons Mucha; escaped from the Victorian Era, from a fantasy world or even from a steampunk atmosphere......More.
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COMIX BURO REYNES Sketchbook Deluxe -- By Mathieu Reynes (signed).
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 900! Immerse yourself in the art of the comic book artist Mathieu Reynès (La Peur géante, Alter Ego, etc.). Following the sketchbook tradition, this book presents research steps, character designs, preliminary sketches for illustrations, tribute to US superheroes, to Star Wars to Game of Thrones, sketches for La Peur géante and Alter Ego, spacecraft. Of course, a large part of this sketchbook is dedicated to pinups, whether they are nude or lingerie-clad, wearing space-suit or mini-shorts, in costume or dressed up with fishnet stockings, heavily armed or musicians. Cute ladies in the tradition of Paul Dini and Bruce Timm... There is something for everyone!!...More.
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COMIX BURO VARANDA Sketchbook 3 Deluxe -- By Alberto Varanda.
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 900! Keep your eyes wide open and discover how easily Alberto Varanda passes from one style to another with skill: this 3rd volume is full of splendid paintings, including finished works from the comics world (Elektra, Wolverine, Capt. America, Iron Man), to Gustav Klimt-inspired works. Varanda is a great painter and his artworks are full of shadows and light, his colors are dazzling, warm or disturbing, and the precision and the delicacy of his faces are unequalled....More.
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CRE8TIVEMARKS SKETCHBOOK 1 -- By Mark McDonnell.
Signed! This professional sketchbook is a collection of both personal and professional sketches and artwork recently created that encompasses a variety of artistic focuses. From character designs, animal research and environmental film design, the wide range of artwork is a testament to passion for the art form and language uniquely needed to perform in the Animation and Entertainment Industry. Mark is currently instructing at The Walt Disney Studios. He has worked for Pixar, Mattel, Sony, Fox and The Jim Henson Company. Signed by the artist....More.
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DEVELOPMENTS: Cat Staggs 2011 Sketchbook -- By Cat Staggs.
Recommended. Signed! Powerful paintings, all reproduced here in full color on nicely textured paper. Here are Dark Phoenix, Captain America, Elektra, The Rocketeer, the Captain and characters from Firefly, Cat Woman, Spider Woman, Star Wars characters, Vigilante Stories starring The Batwoman! Dark, powerful heroes and heroines in fully finished scenes. We like it....More.
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DANNY CRUZ #4 Sketchbook -- By Danny Cruz.
Signed! Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, Danny Cruz was originally inspired by the cartoons, comics and movies he grew up with during the 80s. Self taught, he developed a huge following on Deviantart for his intense lines and fantastic subject matter. He has been professionally freelancing for the last 5 years, primarily creating numerous creature and character designs for various game companies as well as drawing a few comic book covers for IDW and Valiant....More.
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FIVE VENOM MANTIS -- By Ragnar.
Signed! A brand new sketchbook collection released at San Diego Comic-Con. The theme here is Ragnar-created monsters, each page a full color portrait of a different creature. We see inspiration from Japanese horror movies of the 1950s, the likes of Godzilla and Rodan, but with that highly designed Ragnar twist, creatures with dangerous cat's eyes, merciless, ready to haunt your dreams and destroy your real world....More.
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SIMONE BIANCHI: 2013 Sketchbook -- By Simone Bianchi.
Recommended. Signed & limited, 600! Most recently, he's worked on the 5-issue mini-series, Thanos Rising. In 2012, he worked with Jeff Loeb on Wolverine Revolution and created Remus, Wolverine's new female character. In 2011, he drew Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force. Here is featured both his powerful finished paintings, starring Wolverine, Elektra, Spider-Man and Thanos, plus highly detailed studies of these same characters as well as Batman, Captain America (variant cover for #4), Cyclops, Sabretooth, a private commission of Batman and the Joker, Thor, two Uncanny Avengers variant covers, and several fine preliminary drawings and variant covers for Thanos....More.
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STEVEN GORDON 2013 SKETCHBOOK -- By Steven E Gordon. (signed)
Signed! Tars Tarkas, Hawkman, The X-Men, Bulletman and Bulletgirl, an anime mermaid, Wonder Woman, Superman, Tarzan, Wolverine, Batman & the entire Bat-Family... and more are here in this handsome sketchbook. Steven began his career working for Ralph Bakshi on Lord of the Rings and Frazetta’s Fire and Ice and continues to have one foot in the comics world and the other in animation. He worked on The Lone Ranger for Filmation where he shared an office with Dave Stevens (pre-Rocketeer) and Russ Heath. Next he worked on Disney Pictures animating The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective and development and story on Oliver & Co....More.
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STEVE EPTING Sketchbook 2 -- By Steve Epting.
Recommended. Signed! Steve is currently working for Marvel Comics and he is a frequent cover artist, including special variant editions. In this fine collection are studies and finished painted work in black and white. Here are Capt. America, Winter Soldier, Batman, Modesty Blaise, Black Cat, Gambit, Iron Man vs. Kang, Blueberry, Dr. Strange, Black Knight, Dejah Thoris, Spider-Man and Thor....More.
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Graphic Novels

 
ENDER'S GAME Graphic Novel -- By Chris Yost. Art by Pasqual Ferry.
Sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card's award-winning classic is brought to life! The complete story, collecting Ender 's Game : Battle School #1-5 and Comm and School #1-5. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 6 years old, bullied, resented and alone. And he might be humanity's only hope. Ender is recruited to the International Fleet's child warriors in training, to fight in defense of the planet...More.
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FAIREST Volume 1: Wide Awake -- By Bill Willingham. Art by Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning, Matthew Sturges and Shawn McManus. Covers by Adam Hughes.
Highly Recommended. Collects #1-7. A beautifully crafted new series spin-off from Fables. They call her Sleeping Beauty, but life has been ugly for Princess Briar Rose. Cursed at birth by a pissed-off fairy godmother, she wound up a one-woman weapon of mass destruction against the Adversary in the last days of his war against the Free Fables. She won the day, but at the cost of sending herself into a permanent nap from which only true love's kiss can awaken her....More.
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GODDAMN THIS WAR! -- By Jacques Tardi & Jean-Pierre Verney.
Created 15 years after the completion of his Eisner Award-winning World War I masterwork It Was the War of the Trenches, Tardi's Goddamn This War! is no mere sequel or extension, but a brand new, wholly individual graphic novel that serves as a companion piece to Trenches but can be read entirely on its own....More.
Item Code: GODDH
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MARVEL SUPER HEROES VS VILLAINS Pop-Up -- By Greg Horn, Christian Nauck, Alex Ross, Dave Dorman, Joe Jusko, et al.
Recommended. Incredible artwork and paper engineering - experience the Marvel universe in an all new dimension! Features eight pop-up spreads featuring original artwork by the world's top comic book creators. Includes the leading Marvel Super Heroes and Teams, matched against their primary villains...More.
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Comic Book Archives

 
ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN Archives Volume 2 -- By Richard E. Hughes.
Recommended. The Pre-Code Horror Anthology. Collects #5-8. Cursed phantoms and enraged apparitions haunt the pages of Adventures into the Unknown! The first ongoing comics anthology of supernatural horror! Dark Horse’s deluxe hardcover collects issues #5, 6, 7 and 8--four 52-page issues--of this strange series, all from 1949....More.
Item Code: ADVHC02
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HARVEY HORRORS: CHAMBER OF CHILLS Volume 4 -- By Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Warren Kremer, et al.
Highly Recommended. Collects #16-20, 1953. More classic pre-code horror, as Harvey pushed every button in the creepy, violent and loathsome category. Just check out these stories in the first issue, #16: "The Creeping Death," The Wax Man," "Cycle of Horror," and "Curse of the Black Panther." Nostrand's "TerrorVision" looks like a follow-up to the classic "ColorVision." This time, it's a TV that is swallowing up two scientists, taking them to an alien dimension of strange colors and robotic life!...More.
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HARVEY HORRORS: WITCHES TALES Collected Works Volume 4 -- By Bob Powell, Rudy Palais, Lee Elias, et al.
Recommended. Collects #17-22, 1953. Hot on the heels of our first foray into Trade Paperback Editions comes the third installment of nightmarish yarns culled from the pages of Harvey's Witches Tales. Great artwork by the above creators and others. Includes outstanding Nostrand art, plus THREE stories noted as EC swipes in Overstreet, a rape story, and a Devil cover....More.
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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure Volume 2 -- By Don Rico, Werner Roth, John Romita, et al.
Explore the wild jungles of Atlas-era adventures with this amazing collection! Lo-Zar, Lord of the Apes makes an appearance along with Leopard Girl, Jungle Boy and Man-Oo, the Mighty Ape. Whether they're struggling for primal supremacy in the wild jungles or fending off the advances of civilized man, these stories pack a whopping, primordial punch! Collects Jungle Tales #1-4, Jungle Action #1-3 and Lorna, The Jungle Girl #10-12....More.
Item Code: MAJA02H
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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: Atlas Era Heroes Volume 3 -- By Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Dick Ayers, et al.
Collects Sub-Mariner #33-42, 1954-55. The Atlas Era Heroes hit the high-water mark of the 1954 revival with the Sub-Mariner! The Atlas Sub-Mariner series showcases Everett's most lavish, most manic and most exciting interpretations of his under sea creation. Along with the Human Torch and backup stories featuring the terrors of the deep, you'll also be treated to the tales of the young Namor and how he came to be the hot-headed protector of the kingdom beneath the Antarctic Ice. Collects Sub-Mariner #33-42 (1954-1955)....More.
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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: Golden Age Sub-Mariner Volume 1 -- By Bill Everett.
Highly Recommended. Collects #1-4. Marvel continues collecting its classic Golden Age material, reprinting the early adventures of Namor. This volume contains the remastered and restored first four historic issues of Sub-Mariner from 1941....More.
Item Code: MMGA1H
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NEXUS OMNIBUS Volume 2 -- By Mike Baron (signed) and Steve Rude.
Recommended. Signed bookplate! Collects First Comics #12-25. Plagued by nightmares of the horrific misdeeds of his mass-murderer targets, the executioner Nexus chooses a life-threatening procedure to block his tormenting night visions. But though the nightmares cease, the behavior of Nexus becomes increasingly erratic and violent, a dangerous development for a man who wields the power of the stars!...More.
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Comic Strip Collections

 
WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE COLOR SUNDAYS Volume 1: Call of the Wild -- By Floyd Gottfredson and Al Taliaferro.
Highly Recommended. Now that the Mickey Mouse Dailies series has hit Volume 4, Fantagraphics is kicking off the even cooler series: Mickey Mouse Sundays. Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse series made its debut in 1932. This volume begins with the very first strip and then offers every Sunday Page to 1935! Bright hues highlight our hero as he enjoys four years' worth of wild weekend epics... taking him from Uncle Mortimer’s Wild West ranch to the icy peak of frigid Mount Fishflake! And in this volume, Mickey is joined by a famous co-star: Donald Duck!...More.

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WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 1: Race to Death Valley -- By Floyd Gottfredson.
Highly Recommended. Modern America knows Mickey Mouse as the smiling, benevolent face of the Disney empire but in the early years of his creation, in the hallowed mid-1930s, Mickey was an intrepid adventurer who blazed a bold trail that few strip characters followed. Rendered by the masterful hand of Floyd Gottfredson, a creator as talented and admired as Carl Barks is, these tales find Mickey racing Peg Leg Pete to a gold-mine, clearing his name for a bank robbery and even climbing into a boxing ring to take on a heavyweight champion....More.
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BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY: The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 3 -- By Ron Goulart.
1932-34. Six complete story arcs, this picks up where the previous book left off featuring strips from 1932-1934. Includes a foreword and afterword by noted comics historian Goulart. Buck Rogers was the first, best, and original science-fiction newspaper strip and started the national craze for sci-fi, jet packs, ray guns, fantastic adventures and paved the way for Flash Gordon. These tales have it all, space ships, underwater cities, damsels in distress, invaders from other worlds, nefarious villains and heroes. Out of print...More.
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Comic Reference

 
ART OF ARCHIE THE COVERS -- Edited by Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe.
Recommended. The coolest, the wildest, the sexiest, the zaniest...THE FUNNIEST covers ever printed on comic books! This large format, full color extravaganza collects hundreds of incredible covers, many reproduced from the original artwork. Featuring the quintessential teen-agers: Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie...even Kevin, Moose, and some monsters. Sections include celebs, fashion, rock 'n' roll, first appearances, artist's bios, swimsuits, Fine Art, sports, superheroes, The Archies, cheerleaders, kissing, and monsters!...More.
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DAN SPIEGLE: A Life in Comic Art -- By John Coates with Dan Spiegle.
Recommended. Dan Spiegle is one of the most respected—and hardest working—comic artists of the last sixty years, with a career spanning the Golden Age of comics through the Modern era. From his beginnings on the Hopalong Cassidy newspaper strip, to his thirty-year tenure on Dell and Gold Key’s licensed TV and Movie adoptions (Lost in Space, Korak, Magnus Robot Fighter, Mighty Sampson, Buck Rogers), Dan’s work is admired by fans and professionals alike....More.
Item Code: DASP
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FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT: The Life And Art of Mort Meskin -- By Steven Brower.
Part coffee-table art book, part investigative biography, this studies Meskin's career from the Golden Age of Comics to his advertising and fine art done near the end of his life. Hugely influential but still obscure to most comic art fans, Meskin profoundly influenced artists like Jim Steranko, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. His Zelig-like career included the first illustrations for Sheena of the Jungle as well as stints at Atlas Comics (later Marvel), Simon and Kirby's studio in the late 1940s and early 1950s, DC Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s and many other influential partnerships....More.
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JERRY ROBINSON: Ambassador of Comics -- By N.C. Christopher Couch.
Signed bookplate! Robinson is a legend of American comics. An original member of the Batman team, Robinson's creations include the Joker and Robin. His other creations include London, Jet Scott and Atoman. He also branched out into fine arts, commercial illustration and academia. This fully illustrated collection was written in collaboration with the artist himself. Packed with Gold and Silver Age artwork and insights. Includes a bookplate signed by Jerry Robinson....More.
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Prints and Posters

 
BETTY'S BATH Print (Damaged) -- By Dave Stevens.
Highly Recommended. Publisher File Copy. This is an art print from 1983, one of if not the first to feature Bettie Page as beautifully portrayed by the late Dave Stevens. Bettie, coy as always, is standing in the tub in a perfect pin-up pose, with red flowers in her hair. Printed on handsome textured cream paper. There is a small amount of waviness in the wide white margin outside the image, at the bottom left., from this batch of prints having gotten very slightly damp in one corner, long ago. Otherwise these are as new, now more than 30 years old.
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MAPS OF ZOMBIES Poster -- By Jason Bradley Thompson. (Signed)
Signed! From the artist who gave us H.P. Lovecraft’s Lands of Dreams Poster and The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath graphic novel. This is something else, like no other work we’ve handled. It charts, like a family tree, the world of Zombies, as catalogued in films, games, podcasts, television, and books. Are they live or dead? Do they have zombie animals? Hungry? Funny? Alien? Good? Evil?...More.
Item Code: MAPZ
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MARK SCHULTZ XENOZOIC TALES Print Signed -- By Mark Schultz. Colored by Jim & Ruth Keegan.
Highly Recommended. Signed! Artist Proof. Mark Schultz returns to Xenozoic Tales with this stunning new fine-art print from Flesk Publications. This new illustration depicts Jack and Hannah in a terrific battle against a swarm of dinosaurs. Schultz’s exquisite brushwork brings this scene to life. Until now this was exclusively available from Flesk in an edition of just 100 copies...More.
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Pinups & Erotic Art

 
ALVARADO'S CLASSIC MODERN PIN-UPS -- By Robert Alvarado.
Take a look at the new work by one of the best pin-up photographers working today with this exquisite collection by Alvarado! This tantalizing mixture of modern and classical photos show lithe young women with tattoos, daring burlesque-inspired outfits and attitude to spare. Tastefully done nudes and expert composition round out this compilation of pretty young things who bare all for the camera. Mature Readers...More.
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CONCEPTIONS I -- By Luis Royo. Master of dark, erotic artwork, Royo opens his secret sketch files for this thrilling look at warrior babes and innocent princesses. Many never-before-seen works as well as concept sketches for some of his most provocative and recognized pieces. Includes commentary by the artist. Mostly b&w reproductions from pencil drawings, many full page, with eight pages in color. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: CONCH
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Nude Photography

 
BRAZILIANGELS -- By Joaquim Nabuco.
A rare opportunity to appreciate the incomparable beauty of Brazil's women in the equally striking environs of this tropical paradise. These art nudes are lush, whimsical and sensual, like the vibrant character of these gorgeous women. Shot on beaches, forests and in big cities like Rio de Janeiro, this is an insider's look at that rare species of Brazilian babe. Mature Readers...More.
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DORIS KLOSTER'S DEMIMONDE -- Doris Kloster.
A Visual Exploration of Fetish. Take a trip into the sexual underbelly of New York City with renowned fetish photographer Kloster. These pictures span time from funky early 80s club kids to modern fetishists in revealing outfits. Models revel in latex, leather, zippers, masks and super high heels for Klosters camera. From drag queens in kinky boots to modern primitives lashed to the rack, this documents a wild scene with beautiful pictures. Note: Remainder mark. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: DOR
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GIRLS KISSING Volume 1 -- By Paul Mallinson.
Jammed full of barely dressed, sumptuous girls kissing girls, this is brimming with 600 sexy photographs, stories, illustrations, comments and real-life experiences. Malison has collected these photos and interviews for over a decade, from all corners of the globe, including some letters and e-mails written to his website. A spectacularly massive variety of hot threesome make-out sessions and exquisite exotic kissers. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: GK01
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I AM IMAN -- By Iman. Foreword by David Bowie.
One of the first black super-models, the statuesque Iman's emergence in 1975 sparked an upheaval in cultural identity that continues today. Packed with photos including several stunning nudes by Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Scavullo, David Bailey, Nick Knight and many others. Many contributing short essays and Iman's own take on her much mythologized career. The books wonderful design by graphic designers Barnbrook Studios, makes it plain that this is not just another woman's success story....More.
Item Code: IAMIH
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Publisher: Universe, 2001
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x12
Pages: 168pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
THE PORN STARS PROJECT -- By Jens Brüggemann.
This exceptional volume of photographs presents 30 of the world's most sought-after porn stars in locations specially selected by film producers. The photos show the female participants in the last two hours before shooting, and thus reveal them at their most sensual and voluptuous. The reader doesn't just get a sensual experience, but also insider knowledge of a sector that is normally restricted to the selected few. A must for all lovers of high class erotic photography. English-German text. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: POSPH
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Publisher: Edition Skylight, 2011
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 160pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
NERDCORE 2007-2010 NUDE Calendar Set -- Recommended. Set of Four Oversized Erotic Calendars!. Here is one of those really quirky items that I love to turn up. For 2007, '08, '09 and 2010 a bevy of beautiful models were gathered together to do "fan boy" calendars. 2008 is "Heroes and Villains" with nude ladies (undressed) as superheroes; in boots, as a human torch, with a nasty big gun, with a power ring (and nothing else on), in just a red cape and red boots!. You get the idea. Out of print. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: NERDSET
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Publisher: Nerdcore, 2006
Dimensions: 12x18
Pages: 56pg
Color: Full Color throughout