Friday, July 24, 2015

Comic-Con Sketchbooks & Report--Part 2, Mark Schultz: Storms at Sea & Portfolio, Bruce Timm Surrender My Sweet, Luis Royo Apocalypse—signed, Wally Wood EC Artisan Edition, Rulah Jungle Goddess 3, Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays, First 2016 Calendars

Our new catalog, with a cover from Women of Wonder, shipped out from the printer (in Wisconsin) July 22nd. Allow two weeks or so to get yours. Or download it now. It’s also downloadable from our website home page.

Our cup runneth over with truly outstanding new items this week. I’ve chosen the very best that we brought back from San Diego Comic-Con, and more will follow in the next two weeks as we get each one online. Watch Just Arrived on our home page. Here we go!

New Art Books  |  New Signed Sketchbooks  |  Comics & Comic-Related  |  2016 Calendars
Luis Royo  |  Mature Audience  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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New Art Books

 
STORMS AT SEA -- By Mark Schultz.
Our Highest Recommendation. This is Mark’s new, heavily illustrated novella--yes, a science fiction adventure--that explores the border between what we want to believe is true and the reality that we'd prefer to keep concealed. From a crime-fiction framework, it opens up into a breathtaking journey through cryptic history, cautionary science-fiction and a speculative vision of the deep future!....More.

Item Code: STOSE
Your price: $24.95


Publisher: Flesk, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x9
Pages: 80pg
Color: text/b&w
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Regarding both editions of Mark Schultz's Portfolio, the small quantity Flesk gave to us at Comic-Con all went to fill existing backorders. We will fill orders for these two as soon as the balance of our shipment arrives, which we expect momentarily.


PORTFOLIO The Complete Drawings Deluxe Edition by Mark Schultz -- By Mark Schultz.
Our Highest Recommendation. Limited, 500 signed copies, with premium binding in slipcase. A specially illustrated signature page also is here. I don’t expect this to be available for long. A massive, oversized collection showcasing seven transformative years. From 2005 through 2012, Mark Schultz turned his attention to personal works and private commissions. First collected in the five Various Drawings volumes, here are these 275 drawings, as well as the cover illustrations and special bookplates, now reformatted and fine-tuned with stunningly detailed and clear reproduction....More.

Item Code: MSPD
Your price: $100.00

Publisher: Flesk, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x12
Pages: 274pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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PORTFOLIO The Complete Drawings by Mark Schultz -- Our Highest Recommendation. Among them are characters and tableaux pulled from mythology, science-fantasy and pulp adventure, featuring steely warriors and femme fatales--his popular pulpette women included. Schultz's Xenozoic world is profusely explored through a series of dynamic compositions with his protagonists, Jack and Hannah, placed in a variety of impossibly dangerous situations. In addition to his self-generated pieces, there are many examples of Schultz's commercial works done for comics, film and books, as well as renderings of newly discovered dinosaurs and more.....More.

Item Code: MSPH
Your price: $50.00
Publisher: Flesk, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x12
Pages: 272pg
Color: Full Color throughout

Still available is Various Drawings Vol 5. The regular edition has been especially signed for us at no extra cost [MS05. $19.95].

We added an extra print to the Various Drawings Volume 5 Deluxe Signed Hardcover Edition, which was only available from the publisher Flesk at shows. Deluxe: [MS05D. $34.95].

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WALLY WOOD'S EC STORIES Artisan Edition -- By Al Feldstein et al.
Our Highest Recommendation. Entirely from the original artwork. Introducing a new format within the Artist's Edition brand: the Artisan Edition! Softcover format, 8 x 12 inches, but still collecting complete stories that are all painstakingly scanned in full color from the original black & white art. If you have been holding off exploring the wonderful world of Artist's Editions, this is the perfect place to begin!....More.

Item Code: WWEAE
Your price: $49.99
Publisher: IDW, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x12
Pages: 152pg
Color: black and white
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COLORING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS A Coloring Book for Domesticated Cephalopods -- By Brian Kesinger.
Highly Recommended. Signed! A clever and fun collection of illustrated activities with Victoria Psismall and her beloved octopus, Otto. Part of Kesinger's series of Victorian-era adventures with these two unusual companions. Each image is in black outline on extra heavy paper perfect for coloring with crayons or colored pencils. The book is short and extra wide to accommodate all of Otto's eight arms.....More.

Item Code: COLWO
Your price: $12.00


Publisher: Baby Tattoo, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 14x7
Pages: 64pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Walking Your Octopus, which comes with a signed bookplate [WALKH. $29.95] and Traveling With Your Octopus [TRAWH. $29.95] remain avaiilable. Both have my Highest Recommendation. Great for fans of any age.
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SURRENDER, MY SWEET -- By Bruce Timm.
Highly Recommended. Limited, 1000. Stripped down to their bare essentials, Bruce Timm gives us over 90 new visions of seductive feminine beauty. Illuminated in Timm's highly original and influential style, these are exquisite and playful nudes. From almost-serious studies, to femme fatales, to bedroom-eyed seductresses, to playful innocence, all are daring the viewer to enter their world of delicious beauty. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: SURSW
Your price: $25.00
Publisher: Flesk, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x7
Pages: 64pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

NAUGHTY AND NICE: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Big Pocket Edition --By Bruce Timm. Introduction by Jim Steranko.
Highly Recommended. Bruce Timm is the producer, director and designer of the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, as well as The Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond and Justice League. He's made an enormous impact in the field of animation. His comics for DC, including Batman Adventures: Mad Love and Harley and Ivy are highly praised. Mature Readers.
Item Code: NAUNB
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Flesk, 2012
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 256pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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SLANG AESTHETICS! -- By Robert Williams.
Recommended. Signed! An all-new collection of paintings and sculpture. First exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in early 2015, the work in this oversized, hardcover exhibition catalog is accompanied by insightful essays by the artist. The sculpture work is wild and different, like the paintings and oils you’ll also find here. We love his titles, which explain in totally abstract fashion what each picture is all about.....More.

Item Code: SLAHS
Your price: $40.00


Publisher: Baby Tattoo, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12x12
Pages: 74pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

ROBERT WILLIAMS MR BITCHIN DVD --Recommended. "The best movie about an artist I’ve ever seen!" Ed Ruscha. Robert Williams was an artist in search of a movement— and created one all by himself. A prolific oil painter, whose painstakingly detailed work often featured naked women, death, destruction, booze and clowns, he didn't quite fit the fine art mold—back then. Schooled in the Hot Rod Culture of Ed Big Daddy Roth and Von Dutch, he first emerged as a leader in the Underground Comic revolution along with R. Crumb, contributing regularly to Zap Comix.
Item Code: ROWI
Your price: $19.95
Publisher: Cinema Libre, 2013
Dimensions: 1 disc
Pages: 89min
Color: Full Color throughout
We have just two copies of William’s A Flash in the Pan, published in 1971! Extremely detailed black & white 11"x17" print, in his early Zap style. [RWPR. $60, your price $39.00] See our website for a full picture.
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New Signed Sketchbooks

 


MANDY'S BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY SUIT -- By Dean Yeagle.Highly Recommended
Signed! Mature Readers. Rather than a new annual sketchbook, Dean has created a delightful story of our voluptuous and generally naked Mandy searching for just the right “birthday” suit. It's funny of course, as this veteran Playboy cartoonist has lost none of his skills, and it’s gorgeously drawn, with the innocent yet desirable Mandy teasing us with one sexy pose after another. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: MANBS
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Caged Beagle, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 48pg
Color: PC
See our website for Scribblings Vol 1-7 and the other Mandy collections. #1-3 are $15 each, #4-7 are $20 each. All are signed. [SCR01S, SCR02S, etc.]
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NEAL ADAMS 2015 Sketchbook Deluxe -- Recommended. Signed! Limited to 300. This leads off with a wonderful cover of Tarzan battling a mounted knight. Inside are pencils and finished inked drawings of Spawn, Vampirella, Green Arrow, Batman, The Joker, characters from Game of Thrones, The Vision and Scarlet Witch, Deadman, Spectre, Predator vs. Tarzan, The Spirit, Thor vs. Hercules, etc. Most of these are from commissioned drawings.....More.

Item Code: NEA15D
Your price: $25.00
Publisher: Neal Adams, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 32pg
Color: black and white

We have just 3 copies left of Neal’s 2011 sketchbook, Neal Adams Odyssey/Blood Sketchbook Signed. [NAOS. $30]

Neal is also featured in Comic Book Creator #3 with an excellent look at his latest work. [CBCR03. $8.95]

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HUMBERTO RAMOS PRESENTS MY MARVELS Volume 3 -- Signed! A handsome hardcover art book of character studies, penciled prelims, and finished, color works. Spider-Man and his new villain Silk, Cardiac, The Menace, Rocket Raccoon, a double-fold-out of The Avengers, The Green Goblin, to pages of Amazing Spider-Man color cover drawings for a special sketch edition, Wolverine, Mary Jane, Cap, Groot, even Moon Knight and Spidey together.....More.

Item Code: HR03HS
Your price: $35.00
Publisher: Marvel, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 56pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

HUMBERTO RAMOS PRESENTS MY MARVELS Volume 2 --Introduction by Stan Lee. Signed! As Stan puts it "For over 20 years Humberto’s left his mark on comicdom. His super style has graced not only some of the best art imaginable, but some of the best stories for characters that I hold near and dear." Here are Spidey, Dark Phoenix, Black Cat, The Avengers, Thanos, Deadpool, Gambit, The X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Includes Spider-Man character studies. Very handsomely designed and a nice variety of media, themes and characters.
Item Code: HR02HS
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Marvel, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 56pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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DAWN 2015 Sketchbook -- By Joseph Michael Linsner.
Recommended. Signed! Joseph M. Linsner is the creator, writer and artist of DAWN, a fantasy comic book in print since 1989. He has won numerous awards and his work has been translated into 6 languages. Here once again is his annual collection of new work, some of it commissions, featuring a surprising number of full nudes of Dawn, Batgirl, Mary Jane, Power Girl, Jean Grey, Vampirella and Elvira. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: DAW15S
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Linsner, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 32pg
Color: black and white
 

ALSO AVAILABLE

DAWN 2014 Sketchbook --By Joseph Michael Linsner.
Recommended. Signed! Almost entirely new pin-up portraits of ever-provocative Dawn but also includes other luscious lovelies --a couple full nudes-- and a Batman and a Superman illustration. Also Wonder Woman, Bettie Page, and a nude Dejah Thoris. Most of the images are finished but the sketchbook opens with a 3-page graphic story--Dawn meets with her long-dead lover--"25 Years/25 Tears." Fine work by one of the most popular pin-up illustrators today. Mature Readers.
Item Code: DAW14S
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Linsner, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 32pg
Color: black and white
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ERIC POWELL Drawings, Sketches & Such Book 6 -- By Eric Powell.
Recommended. Signed! Handsome pencil, wash, and pen drawings of a good variety of characters. Here’s The Spirit, Hellboy, Mad Max?, The Hulk, Jack Kirby’s Demon, Conan, Godzilla, and monsters. Includes prelim ideas for comic book covers, and four delightful “fairy tales in one panel,” one of which we’ve pictured on the website.....More.

Item Code: ERI06S
Your price: $10.00

Publisher: Eric Powell, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 24pg
Color: black and white

Watch next week for The Goon Artist’s Edition [EPGAEH. $125]. Arrived too late to get into this week’s Eblast.
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COMPENDIUM 3 The Illustrated Works Of David W. Miller -- Signed & limited, 50! Steamy fantasy ladies, big-busted and alluring. Here are warrior girls, tattooed ninja girls, vampires and sexy zombie girls. And yes, the limitation is just 50 signed & numbered copies. David’s credits include Tales of The Emerald Marauder and Draw With The Cartoon Dude, Zombie Tramp, Mongrel, Molten Lead, Zen The Intergalactic Ninja, and Pretty Monsters, Dangerous Damsels, Mature Readers.....More.

Item Code: COM03S
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: CBM, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 6x10
Pages: 68pg
Color: black and white
Compendium 2 [COM02S. $20] and Compendium 2014—just five copies left--[COM14S. $20] are also available, both are limited to 50 copies.
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Comics & Comic-Related

 


SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN -- By Jill Lepore.
Highly Recommended. New bargain-priced softcover. Highly praised in back cover testimonials (and by me, to anyone who will listen!) by Alison Bechdel, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware! “An absolutely unputdownable book!” “...headspinning weirdness...” A riveting work of historical detection, this reveals the bizarre origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes. It begins with a fascinating family story--and a crucial history of the suffragette movement. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator--or perhaps, co-creator!....More.

Item Code: SECWW
Published at $16.95
On Sale! Save $2!
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Vintage, 2015
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 436pg
Color: text/PC
The earlier hardcover is still available. This has been so popular, I went though five printings by the end of 2014 [SECWWH. $29.95, your price $24.95]. Both editions include a 16-page full color section, as well as probably 100 or more b&w reproductions of vintage artwork, covers, splash pages, panels, documents, letters and photographs.
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SUPERMAN THE ATOMIC AGE SUNDAYS Volume 1 1949-1953 -- By Alvin Schwartz. Art by Wayne Boring. Introduction by Mark Waid.
Recommended. Bug-Eyed Monsters! 1949-53. These never-before-reprinted 1950s Sundays are a special treat for Superman fans. This first book of the Atomic Age Sundays features more than 175 full-color Sunday pages, from October 23, 1949 through March 15, 1953. In these tales, the impish Mr. Mxyztplk has returned to drive Superman crazy, Superman disguises Lois as an ugly old woman, goes back in time to meet Merlin and King Arthur, and returns to Smallville for "Superboy Week!" ....More.

Item Code: SUAS01H
Published at $49.99
On Sale! Save $10!
Your price: $39.99
Publisher: IDW, 2015
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x12
Pages: 192pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Two volumes are available of the Golden Age Superman Sundays: 1943-46 and 1946-49: [SUSG01H. SUSH02H. $49.99, your price $39.99 each]. Also three of the Superman Silver Age Dailies (no Sundays yet) are also available: [SUS01H, etc. $49.99, your price $39.99 each].
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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS RULAH JUNGLE GODDESS Volume 3 -- By Matt Baker, Jack Kamen, Alex Blum, Bob Webb et al.
Highly Recommended. Plus Zegra & South Sea Girl, 1947-49. Over 300 pages of wild and fun jungle adventure from the Golden Age. Includes a special introduction from Hames Ware about the “Iger Shop” artists, unsung creators who wrote and drew these classics! Besides all the Rulah stories from All Top, this collects Tegra, Zegra, and all seven issues of Seven Seas comics with stunning art by Matt Baker.....More.

Item Code: RUL03H
Your price: $59.99
Publisher: PS Artbooks, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 325pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS RULAH JUNGLE GODDESS Volume 2 --Foreword by Roy Thomas.
Recommended. Collects #17-27, 1948-49. Here’s the second volume with all of Rulah’s bizarre jungle adventures. Plus Roy chronicles the unbelievable number of reprints and reincarnations, throughout the 1950s and into the present day! In her heyday, she was even more popular than Fox’s sister title, Phantom Lady!
Item Code: RUL02H
Your price: $59.99

Publisher: PS Artbooks, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 325pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
ROY THOMAS PRESENTS RULAH JUNGLE GODDESS Volume 1 --Foreword by Roy Thomas.
Recommended. Zoot #7-16, 1947-48. Here is Rulah's rare origin in Zoot #7,starting as an adventurous solo pilot named Jane, who crashes in the forest and loses all her clothes. Add a Zebra-skin outfit and some fast-learned jungle ability, and she's now the white jungle goddess. Superior good-girl artwork by Bob Webb, Al Feldstein and Jack Kamen, as well as the Iger Shop. Victor Fox gave this everything: Rulah's sexy costume that barely hangs together, bondage, torture, naked women, unending headlights, girl-fights, bad girls...
Item Code: RUL01H
Your price: $48.00
Publisher: PS Artbooks, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 352pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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2016 Calendars

 


BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL'S Fantasy 2016 Calendar -- By Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell.
Highly Recommended. Thirteen all-new paintings from the husband-and-wife team of America’s premier fantasy artists. Some unusual fine art themes appear here, as we’ve pictured, as well as their signature works starring beautiful women, strange creatures and alien worlds.....More.

Item Code: BVJB16
Your price: $13.99
Publisher: Workman, 2015
Dimensions: 12x12
Pages: 24pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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ZENESCOPE 2016 CALENDAR -- By Artgerm, Franchesco, Ruffino, Tucci, Delara, Krome, Tyndall et al.
Recommended. Zenescope Entertainment is known for having some of the best and most visually stunning cover artwork in comic books today. For a decade, the company has reinvented fairy tales, fables, and other amazing age-old stories for a new generation of readers, all starring a plethora of beautiful fantasy women, bad girls, heroines, pure fantasy in its purest form.....More.

Item Code: ZEN16
Your price: $19.99
Publisher: Zenescope, 2015
Dimensions: 12x12
Pages: 24pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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KAWASE HASUI 2016 Calendar -- Recommended. An important representative of the shin hanga movement of the early twentieth century, Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957) was inspired by European impressionism and incorporated Western elements into his paintings of traditional Japanese scenes. As he traveled throughout Japan he sketched using watercolors, later transformed into woodblock prints.....More.

Item Code: KH16
Your price: $14.99
Publisher: Pomegranate, 2015
Dimensions: 12x13
Pages: 24pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS 2016 Calendar -- This calendar’s images (from the First and Second World Wars) reproduce cherished works by Eric Kennington, Leon Underwood, Charles Ginner, Raymond McGrath, Charles Pears, Louis Weirter, Darsie Japp, Walter Thomas Monnington, Bernard Meninsky, and Keith Henderson.....More.

Item Code: IWM16
Your price: $14.99


Publisher: Pomegranate, 2015
Dimensions: 12x13
Pages: 24pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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Luis Royo

 


MALEFIC TIME APOCALYPSE -- By Romulo and Luis Royo. Art by Luis Royo.
Recommended. Signed while supply lasts! Royo lives in Spain, but at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, he signed all our copies of his latest book.

2038. The world has transformed from dream to nightmare. Gargoyle-like figures observe the streets from the rooftops. Many of the huge warehouses have become hotbeds for sinister beings. Ironically, New York remains the emblem of the world. In a decimated and ruinous metropolis, new humans and impossible creatures are waging the final war.....More.

Item Code: MALTH
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Norma, 2015
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Luis kindly signed extra copies for our customers. We have enough to last for a while, but these signed copies are limited to what we have on hand, since Luis lives in Spain.
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LUIS ROYO DOME -- By Luis and Romulo Royo.
Recommended. Published in 2007. Back in Stock. For six months, Luis Royo was commissioned to paint the ceiling of a luxurious new castle in Russia, to fill in an 80-meter dome with 45 full-scale women, interacting with one another in lascivious, erotic, uninhibited desire. It was his biggest commison ever, and may just be his finest work. This is the story, from pictures of the artists at work to sketches and final panels, narrated by Royo himself. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: DOMH
Your price: $19.95
Publisher: Heavy Metal, 2007
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 64pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Royo signed just six copies of this for us, and the first six orders will get one of these. After that, copies will be unsigned.
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LUIS ROYO DEAD MOON EPILOGUE -- Recommended. With DVD and print. Luis Royo revisits the world of Dead Moon with Epilogue. His ambitious story puts a science-fiction spin on the tale of Romeo & Juliet, casting it not in terms of a war between families, but rather as a war between genders. This ambitious epilogue focuses on the origins of the characters, Moon and Mars, and their tortured and passionate relationship, leading to a trail of death left in their wake. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: LUIH
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Heavy Metal, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8X10
Pages: 196pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Please note this includes a DVD of Luis at work on this, mounted on the inside front cover. But there’s also a 15x20 full color poster, folded and included loose with the book. While supply lasts.
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LUIS ROYO CONCEPTIONS Volume I -- Back in stock. Master of dark, erotic artwork, Royo opens his secret sketch files for this 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. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: CONCH
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Heavy Metal.
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 80pg
Color: PC
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LUIS ROYO CONCEPTIONS Volume II -- Recommended. Back in stock. Fantasy is one of the most challenging art subjects to create, but Luis Royo is one of the masters who makes the genre come alive, especially through his beautiful young women-warriors. This fantasy art book by Royo is filled with interesting and imaginative ideas and conceptions expressed through sketches that were inspired by ideas the artist gathered from around his life. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: CONC02H
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Heavy Metal.
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 80pg
Color: PC
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LUIS ROYO CONCEPTIONS Volume III -- Recommended. This final edition in Luis Royo's Conceptions series sports a full color cover and is dedicated to the feminine figure. There are several pages of full color, finished works, as well as more overtly erotic themes first explored in volume two. It’s all beautiful women, all accompanied again by his personal notes about what themes and ambitions he has with each different set of work. Mature Readers....More.

Item Code: CONC03H
Your price: $14.95
Publisher: Heavy Metal.
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 80pg
Color: PC
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Mature Viewers

No new items this week. Click on the links below to view all the mature items on our website.

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: Books & DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels & Fiction

 

News and Notes

We’ve got so many new books we’ve had to break up listing them over this week and probably the next two weeks also. I forgot to mention we got the new Arthur Adams Sketchbook also, which will be listed by now or shortly in Just Arrived. He also did Monsters Attack for Flesk Publishing, but they ran out of copies--so we’re waiting for that to arrive early in August. Looks like that’s a one-shot, we won’t be able to reorder.

Publisher Flesk gave us advance copies of Mark Shultz’s Portfolio, in advance of the regular shipment, and also Bruce Timm’s book, both above. Daren Bader’s Tribes of Kai and Pridelands are out but we’re awaiting our shipment. Daren also just contacted us and is reducing the price on his Highly Recommended One Hundred Drawings [DBS.], which I found at the first Spectrum show. So that’s being reduced from $23.00 to $14.95 and will be here shortly. It’s hardcover and signed and an outstanding book.

Publisher Hermes was exhibiting, and we brought back advance copies of the 2nd George Wunder Terry and the Pirates volume. Also The Phantom Charlton Years Volume 4 and Buck Rogers Sundays Volume 3. He also just published a new art book on fantasy and dance poster artist Carl Lundgren, regular and deluxe, which will be processed and listed shortly. I said last week we brought back Phantom Sunday Volume 3,but looks like I was mistaken.

Last year Bobby Chiu ran out of his new sketchbook and we missed out. We did bring back his Creature Mix and Match [CREMS. $25] which is still available. But this year we got his beautiful new hardcover, Creatures and Spirits, which is signed. Online shortly.

Jackie Estrada published a second collection of Comic Book People. The first volume collects incredible photos she took of professionals at the San Diego Comic-Con in the 1970s. It’s signed and still available [CBPH. $34.95, your price $29.95]. This new collection is from the 1990s and expands to include pictures from Chicago Comic Con, and also adds dealers and other folks (I’m there, along with Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics, the late Rory Root of Comic Relief in Berkeley, Steve Geppi and Bill Schanes of Diamond, and more pros than you can count). What amazes me is that so many of these folks we just don’t see at the show these days, not to mention the many first generation pros who are in the book but passed away since then.

We’re pleased to finally have The Art of Petar Meseldzija finally here. Published in the Netherlands, this is a favorite artist we’ve seen in Spectrum and met at the Spectrum show, but until now we could not get through to the publisher to get these shipped from Europe to us.

We scored a wonderful 2011 book, The Monstrous Collection by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson. In 2011 we thought we were going out of business, and somehow didn’t pick this up. Now we have this handsome volume.


Publisher Jon Cooke (Comic Book Creator) is a friend and came by with a project that was under our radar. ACE is “All Comics Evaluated.” This features articles on comics and creators, all the way from the Golden Age to the lastest TV shows and what’s hot on the market. After looking over a set, I found some really fun and informative articles on older stuff which I thought customers might like. Jon’s grand experiment with this failed and he’s calling it quits after three issues. But you win, because we now have sets of all three $7.99 issues for just $9.99 total. Online soon.

We scored advance copies of new IDW Artist Editions, Eric Powell’s The Goon and Frank Miller’s Daredevil, and picked up another nice item we missed, Eric Shanower’s oversized Adventures in Oz Volume 1, which collects the 1980s Eclipse Graphic Novels, The Enchanted Apples of Oz and The Ice King of Oz.

Syd Mead’s The Sentinel has been reprinted and we’ll have that relisted shortly.

San Diego Comic-Con Report
Part 2

The logistics of getting ourselves and all our material to Comic-Con, setting up our three booths, and then packing up and getting our material home is my major hurdle in getting up the enthusiasm to keep doing this each year. We rent a 26-foot Penske truck, pull, price, and palletize seven pallets of material (11,000 pounds, including our wooden display racks and counters). It’s a 10-12 hour drive to San Diego (depending on traffic in LA). Up until the last two years, we’d end up sitting in line with dozens of other trucks and semi-trailers, waiting for hours to get a position at the dock to be unloaded. Two years ago, we unloaded by late morning on set-up day but our material wasn’t delivered to our booth until 4pm...meanwhile, my staff and I waited six hours for the forklifts to bring our stuff in. Then had to rush double-time to get set up.

Set up begins Tuesday morning; this year we had all but one of our pallets in by 10am. Henrick, a friend from Denmark who helps us, Anne and I start assembling our wood displays and sorting out where boxes will go for unpacking into the right sections. Joe, LaDonna and Diane fly down that morning and are into the show by 1pm. We work on the display until around 7:30 that night, then start again at 8:30am Wednesday. We’re usually pretty “tuned up” by mid-day, so I can run off and see what my favorite comics dealers brought in. The show opens at 5:30 and we work until 9pm. That’s our longest day. The others run around 8:00am to 8:00pm, including time after the show closes to restock items that have sold.

This year, the teamsters mislaid one of our pallets (about roughly 40 boxes) for several hours, which had essential supplies on it. At the end of the show, they took three hours after closing to get our empty boxes to us. Fortunately, we’ve learned from the past, so we kept most of the empty and flattened boxes stuffed behind our display so we could put them together and begin packing.

This year was the earliest we’ve ever gotten finished, by 10:00pm (the show closes at 5:00pm). We’ve had years when we're still loading the truck at 11:30pm. Two years ago I got tired of waiting for the teamsters to show up on the dock and rolled my own pallet jack (we use it to position the pallets in the truck) back to the booth and dragged our pallets out by myself. I thought someone would hassle me, but at that point no one cared. They were just hustling to get people out of there.

We’ve been lucky, kind of, the last two years. We’ve asked for some kind—any kind--of of priority treatment as far as getting our stuff offloaded on set-up day, and out on Sunday night, and we’ve gotten it. That’s just huge for us. It may have helped the situation last year since, as I mentioned a year ago, my partner Anne fell and broke her wrist on the first set-up day, Tuesday. That may have helped our Comic-Con friends to give the teamsters special instructions, also. Anne was out for the duration of the show. Fortunately we had enough staff still on hand to get through.

We are one of just one or two exhibitors that have done San Diego since the very beginning in 1970, so I have to admit I don’t mind getting some special treatment. That’s why we get our choice spot back every year, even though we’ve shrunk from ten booths to three.

Comic-Con is quite the roller coaster for us, and by Sunday it’s going full speed and then some. Everyone not talked to, deals not dealt with, all comes to fruition Sunday--or not at all. LaDonna has already been out scouting for new items earlier. We now go out together and make those last deals.

We’d love to get more sketchbooks, but some artists sell their entire print run out, others don’t want to wholesale to dealers. So we do the best we can. We actively encourage artists to take our order numbers into consideration when they print—some like Frank Cho and Dean Yeagle do this, and we sell a ton of their sketchbooks. Terry Moore’s new book sold out. But he’s reprinting this week and we’ll have copies soon.

Most artists are simply pleased to see their work represented on our website and in our catalogs, and so are we. We also get advance copies of new books that publishers brought in early for the show and sometimes discover new books we’d not known about. It’s tiring, but very rewarding. And we finally get to talk to some publishers we’ve not yet seen, because we’ve all been super-busy for the last five days.

~Bud

 

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