Friday, August 22, 2014

Nine New Sketchbooks, Gasoline Alley Sundays 2, League Century, Dejah Thoris, Inferno, Panorama Island, Mr. Monster, Catwoman Statue, Warbird Girls!

Graphic Novels  |  Art Books  |  Signed Sketchbooks  | Statues  | Pin-Up
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GASOLINE ALLEY: Complete Sundays Volume 2 -- By Frank King.
Our Highest Recommendation. 1923-25. Glorious! These pages are simply amazing. Did you know King was inspired by the fantasies of Little Nemo? Every time Walt or toddler Skeezix falls asleep, we get a fantasy sequence every bit as beautiful--and often as surreal--as McCay’s! The regular strips are gems, too, from the ever-changing banner logo to the slapstick endings. This series will collect, in chronological order, all the Sunday pages of the celebrated newspaper strip! Discover the abundant wonder and dazzling beauty in the world--as seen through the eyes of creator Frank King and his beloved characters, Walt and Skeezix--in some of Gasoline Alley’s most artistically imaginative art!...More.
Item Code: GA02H
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Publisher: Dark Horse, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12x16
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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GASOLINE ALLEY: Complete Sundays Volume 1 -- By Frank King.
Our Highest Recommendation. Dark Horse is proud to present the first in a series that will collect all the Sunday pages of the classic newspaper strip, in chronological order! Collects every Gasoline Alley Sunday strip, 1920-22. These start out with relatively primitive b&w Sunday pages, then you get 3-color pages, then suddenly full color blooms. And does it ever! Here are the surreal, philosophic, wonderfully charming Sundays so famous among fans, and until now, so rarely seen except in bits and pieces here and there.
Item Code: GA01H
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Publisher: Dark Horse, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12x16
Pages: 128pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 
WALT BEFORE SKEEZIX -- By Frank O. King.
Single panels and daily strips, 1918-20. This collects the first years of Frank King’s beloved comic strip Gasoline Alley—one of the most widely read and syndicated strips of its time, which is still syndicated today. These first strips and single-panel cartoons focus primarily on Walt Wallet and his friends as they engage with the then-novel automobile sensation that was sweeping the nation. And philosophize about being “common men” on the social scale, and get stoic about putting their primitive jalopies, and those of others, in running shape.
Item Code: WABSK
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Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x7
Pages: 720pg
Color: black and white
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Graphic Novels

 


LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Volume III: Century -- By Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill.
Recommended. From the occult parlours and crime-haunted wharfs of 1910, through the criminal, mystical and psychedelic underworlds of 1969 to the financially and culturally desolated streets of 2009, the disintegrating remnants of Miss Murray and her League must combat not only the hidden hand of their undying adversary, but also the ethical and psychological collapse accompanying this new era. Quite a bit of nudity, adult themes. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: LEACH
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Publisher: Top Shelf, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 256pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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DAVE GIBBONS WATCHMEN: Artifact Edition -- By Alan Moore. Art by Dave Gibbons.
Highly Recommended. Watchmen has been called the greatest graphic novel of all time: a graphic narrative unlike anything that preceded it. It revitalized the idea of what comic art and graphic novels could be. It is the one book that nearly all comics readers know inside and out...or so you thought! Now, with the full assistance and cooperation of Dave Gibbons, comes Dave Gibbons' Watchmen: Artifact Edition, crammed full of high resolution scans shot directly from Gibbons' original art.
Item Code: DGWAEH
Your price: $125.00
Publisher: IDW, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 12x17
Pages: 144pg
Color: black and white
See our website for more by Alan Moore, including Miracleman and Lost Girls.
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DAVE DORMAN'S WASTEDLANDS Omnibus -- By Dave Dorman.
Recommended. Signed bookplate. Die-cut, embossed jacket. Set in the apocalyptic world of a toxic city ringed by desert wastes, this tale brings heroes face to face with evil, both seen and unseen--faceless forces who enslave armies and threaten to eliminate the tattered shreds of good that still exist. Inspired by the high-adventure serials of the '40s and '50s and the Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, but infused with a contemporary sci-fi/dieselpunk aesthetic. Each stand-alone story features an intertwined cast of characters and villains seeking sanctuary, fortune, truth, and glory in desperate times....More.
Item Code: WASTH
Your price: $24.99
Publisher: Magnetic, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 152pg
Color: PC
Two new Dave Dorman sketchbooks are below in the Sketchbook section. See our website for more by Dave.
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THE STRANGE TALE OF PANORAMA ISLAND -- By Suehiro Maruo. Adapted from a novella by Edogawa Rampo.
Recommended. Set in 1920s Japan, this tale follows the twisted path of failed novelist Hitomi, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the son of a rich industrialist. Hitomi learns of the rich man’s sudden death and creates a desperate plan, successfully impersonating the now-dead son. Hitomi takes over all aspects of the industrialist’s life, including his company, his fortune, and eventually his wife. There he redirects the family’s wealth to his own perverse aims. On a remote and mysterious island, he builds for himself a playground of hedonistic excess—replete with decadent feasts, orgies, and dark secrets. Adult Material..More.
Item Code: STRPH
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Publisher: Last Gasp, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 272pg
Color: PC
If you like this kind of Manga novel-length storytelling, don’t miss the Highly Recommended Showa series by Shigeru Mizuki. Two volumes are available now, a third volume, covering his own life and life in Japan from 1944-1953, will be ready in November.
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DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS Volume 2: Red Flood -- By Mark Rahner. Art by Lui Antonio, covers by Jay Anacleto.
Collects #5-8. Dejah Thoris has survived a horrific ordeal at the hands of the ravenous Thark, Voro. Now in hiding and mutilated, Voro is behind a terror campaign that threatens to destroy the peace that John Carter brought to red and green inhabitants of Barsoom. The violent Green Martian dreams of the streets of Helium flowing with the blood of Red Martians. Traumatized, isolated, and fighting eons of race hatred, Dejah Thoris must stop him! Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: DEJG02
Your price: $16.99
Publisher: Dynamite, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 112pg
Color: Full Color throughout

See our website for all the Dejah Thoris and John Carter of Mars collections. See News & Notes below for more on Jay Anacleto.

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INFERNO LOS ANGELES -- Written by Ron Bassilian. Art by Jim Wheelock.
Signed by both! Over 700 years ago, the poet Dante Allighieri found his way to the Underworld from the dark wood outside his native Florence, and the adventure he recorded in The Inferno still haunts us to this day. Now a new traveler finds his gateway to Hell beneath the urban jungle of the "City of Angels," weaving new characters and contemporary scenarios with the timelessly familiar scenes Dante described. Fraught with obstacles, monsters, horrific visions and prophecies--all visualized in an epic graphic woodcut-like style. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: INFHS
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: Neoclassics, 2013
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x12
Pages: 136pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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MR. MONSTER: His Books of Forbidden Knowledge Volume 1 Collector's Edition -- By Michael T. Gilbert. Introduction by Alan Moore.
Highly Recommended. Deluxe Edition with a NEW original drawing! Numbered, 250. Artist’s File Copy, from 1996. Signed. The original 250-copy limited edition from 1996 with a special tipped in, signed & numbered bookplate. Additionally, Mike has done a NEW pencil drawing and signed it again, dated 2014! First in a three-volume series collecting the entire run of the Kirby Award-winning Mr. Monster from 1983-96. Much like the late-1940s' Spirit, Mr. Monster combines tongue-in-cheek stories, fun old-fashioned action, and sexy appearances by his gorgeous assistant in a unique and fun-to-read storyline....More.
Item Code: MRMHISD
Your price: $50.00
Publisher: Marlowe, 1996
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 146pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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MR. MONSTER: His Books of Forbidden Knowledge Volume 1 -- By Michael T. Gilbert. Introduction by Alan Moore.
Highly Recommended. Signed! Artist’s File Copies, from 1996. First in a three-volume series collecting the entire run of the Kirby Award-winning Mr. Monster from 1983-96. Much like the late-1940s' Spirit, Mr. Monster combines tongue-in-cheek stories, fun old-fashioned action, and sexy appearances by his gorgeous assistant in a unique and fun-to-read storyline. Mike’s had these packed away for almost 20 years, as-new hardcover copies of his first great stories of the mighty monster killer!...More.
Item Code: MRMHISHCS
Your price: $22.95
Publisher: Marlowe, 1996
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 146pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Michael’s work is also in The Star Reach Companion, and just published is The Secret Files of Dr. Drew, which I gave Our Highest Recommendation. Michael’s also written many introductions to many top drawer Archives editions.
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Art Books

 


UN PETIT CATALOGUE: Paintings & Drawings of D. Shinya Luo Deluxe -- By D. Shinya Luo.
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 500. Plus a color print! Danni is a very special Asian artist whose work has appeared in galleries from Los Angeles to Paris. Her subjects are fantasy girls, often nude, occasionally in costume (or bits of costume). Her work is erotic, well done, delicate water-colors. Here are portraits of devil girls and monsters, Alice losing her clothes down the rabbit hole, girls and well-drawn lions and leopards and birds. Superbly printed with a fancy spot-varnished cover, oversized. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: UNPES
Your price: $25.00
Publisher: D. Shinya Luo, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 10x12
Pages: 42pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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LADIES OF ANIMATION -- Foreword by John Lasseter.
The Art of Lorelay Bové, Mingjue Helen Chen, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Brittney Lee, and Victoria Ying. This features the first published personal works by six extremely successful women artists in the entertainment industry. The variety of styles, from graphic works to realistic portraits, inspire and delight the viewer with each turn of the page. This book was inspired by a Paris exhibition that gathered these six artists in a gallery which focuses on the talent of the artists behind the films, children's books, and graphic arts of today. Each gets her own chapter with full-page and partial-page reproductions of their personal work....More.
Item Code: LOVLH
Your price: $24.95
Publisher: Design Studio, 2014
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 136pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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THE ART AND FLAIR OF MARY BLAIR -- By John Canemaker.
Highly Recommended. For more than a dozen years, a soft spoken, unassuming woman dominated design at The Walt Disney Studios with a joyful creativity and exuberant color palette that stamped the look of many classic Disney animated features, including Cinderella and Peter Pan. Now the story behind one of Walt's favorite artists is celebrated in this delightful volume of whimsical art and insightful commentary. In her prime, Mary Blair (1911-1978) was an amazingly prolific American artist who enlivened and influenced the not-so-small worlds of film, print, theme parks, architectural decor, and advertising.
Item Code: ARTAFH
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Publisher: Disney, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x10
Pages: 110pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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HEART OF ART: Akihito -- Foreword by Richard Taylor.
Highly Recommended. Signed by the artist, Akihito. Akihito is an award-winning artist best known for his fantastical special effects makeup and masks. This offers a deeper look at his processes with several step-by-step sections with explanatory text, plus a gallery of his fine-art sculptures, a section of his drawings and Photoshop work, and photographs of his incredible fantasy make-up models from competitions and fashion events. It’s positively amazing work!...More.
Item Code: HEARA
Your price: $24.95
Publisher: Design Studio, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 124pg
Color: Full Color throughout
 

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METAMORFX: The Art of Constantine Sekeris Signed -- By Constantine Sekeris.
Recommended. Signed!Blade 2. Spider-Man 2 & 3. Where the Wild Things Are. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The Golden Compass. Hellboy 2. Terminator 3. These are just some of the major films Sekeris has worked on.
Item Code: MEFX
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Publisher: Design Studio, 2012
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x12
Pages: 96pg
Color: Full Color throughout
Sekeris is also a superlative make-up, creature and costume designer. We have just five copies left, each signed by Sekeris.
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ZAYA -- Written by J.D. Morvan. Art by Huang-Jia Wei.
Recommended. Zaya is a dangerous woman recruited off the streets by a secret organization with a special use for her skills. After years of service, she leaves her post to seek a normal life as an artist and mother but is called back into the field when a bio-mechanical threat starts hunting former fellow agents. Haunted by the ghosts of past sins, she comes face to face with her greatest wish and worst fear: the complete erasure of her own existence....More.
Item Code: ZAYH
Your price: $29.99
Publisher: Magnetic, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 232pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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ZAYA Deluxe -- Written by J.D. Morvan. Art by Huang-Jia Wei.
Recommended. Includes color print, slipcase, limited & numbered, 350! Zaya is a dangerous woman recruited off the streets by a secret organization with a special use for her skills. After years of service, she leaves her post to seek a normal life as an artist and mother but is called back into the field when a bio-mechanical threat starts hunting former fellow agents. Haunted by the ghosts of past sins, she comes face to face with her greatest wish and worst fear: the complete erasure of her own existence....More.
Item Code: ZAYD
Your price: $49.99
Publisher: Magnetic, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 232pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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PANDEMONIUM BLVD: The Exotic, Exquisite, Erratic, and Surreal Art of Bob Burden Deluxe -- By Bob Burden.
The Exotic, Exquisite, Erratic, and Surreal Art of Bob Burden. Signed & numbered. Bob Burden was one of the founding members of the Comic Book New Wave of the early 1980s. His surrealist superhero Flaming Carrot was the prototype for a new generation of blue-collar, second-string, mill-town superheroes called The Mystery Men, which eventually evolved into a big-budget Hollywood movie. Burden continues to create, experiment, and "kibitz about" with his deranged, outre art and cutting-edge writing--foraging away with no regard to aptitude, tradition or basic human decency. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: PAND
Your price: $49.99
Publisher: Bob Burden, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 248pg
Color: black and white
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PANDEMONIUM BLVD: Champagne Edition -- By Bob Burden.
The Exotic, Exquisite, Erratic, and Surreal Art of Bob Burden. Signed & numbered with drawing! Bob Burden was one of the founding members of the Comic Book New Wave of the early 1980s. His surrealist superhero Flaming Carrot was the prototype for a new generation of blue-collar, second-string, mill-town superheroes called The Mystery Men, which eventually evolved into a big-budget Hollywood movie. Burden continues to create, experiment, and "kibitz about" with his deranged, outre art and cutting-edge writing--foraging away with no regard to aptitude, tradition or basic human decency. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: PANDC
Your price: $100.00
Publisher: Bob Burden, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 248pg
Color: black and white
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THE ART OF ANIMAL CHARACTER DESIGN Second Edition -- With David Colman (signed). Foreword by Joe Weatherly.
Highly Recommended. Revised with 40 pages of new content. Signed! Many artists draw and design animal characters but few do it well--it's time to narrow that margin! This book explains how to design vivid animal characters utilizing observations, basic design mechanics and the power of your own imagination. Discover how to create successful animal character designs while also developing strong drawing fundamentals—from a top professional animator. Or just revel in his superb artwork and creative, fun, fully-realized animal characters!...More.
Item Code: AOHS
Your price: $40.00
Publisher: David's Doodles & Creator Shelf, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 11x9
Pages: 214pg
Color: PC
See our website How-To section for books on drawing and model photography. There you’ll find all five new editions of the Andrew Loomis books. An all-new sixth will be ready in October:  I’d Love to Draw. Artist Alex Ross helped to complete this previously unpublished collection!
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Item Code: PIEWH
Your price: $40.00

PIECES OF WONDERLAND -- By Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera.
Highly Recommended. Signed by Kei Acedera! We’ve been after this book for some time now! After designing the characters for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010), Bobby and Kei were asked to produce a series of paintings inspired by the beloved book. On March 4, 2010 the paintings were displayed and sold in a show at Galerie Arludik in Paris, France to celebrate the release of the film. This is a collection of the paintings from the show--and never before seen work and sketches, a number of which resulted in fully rendered paintings and others that just remained ideas....More.
Publisher: Imaginism, 2012
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 74pg
Color: Full Color throughout
We only have six copies of this. Bobby is keeping the few remaining copies for his show sales. We’ll have two more Bobby Chiu books next week, Art of Niko and Creature Mix and Match. Watch New Arrivals on our home page.
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New Signed Sketchbooks

 


OIL & WATER: Xenocide by Dave Dorman -- By Dave Dorman (signed).
Recommended. Signed, from 200. A full-color collection of Dave Dorman's full-page artwork from Aliens, Predators, and Aliens vs. Predators. Includes cover art for Dark Horse, Overstreet Comics Price Guide, Aliens: Tribes, and more. All favorite pieces are here as he painted them, untouched by logos or text! Some art is double page to maintain the horizontal format of the original painting and show the details painted within. Note the very small limitation....More.
Item Code: DDOWXS
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Rolling Thunder, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 20pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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LEADWORKS #2: Dave Dorman 2014 -- By Dave Dorman.
Signed & limited, 200. A new sketchbook from Dave Dorman with sketches and finished pencil art from published paintings, paintings he is currently working on in his studio, and some of his fans' favorite characters. More than HALF the art is previously unpublished, newly created for this book! Includes work done for Star Wars, and Dungeons and Dragons, Indiana Jones, Ghost Rider, western heroes, etc....More.
Item Code: LW14S
Your price: $10.00
Publisher: Rolling Thunder, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 20pg
Color: black and white
See our website for previous Dave Dorman sketchbooks and more of his work.
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THE MOLESKINE SKETCHBOOK OF VIKTOR KALVACHEV 2014 -- By Viktor Kalvachev.
Signed! Ladies! Black, tattooed, warriors, menacing, cute, busty, often naked or in slinky low-cut noir style. All drawn with a fine, soft delicate style that sometimes looks like a serious anatomy study, sometimes is animation cute. He’s currently working on a “dark comedy” in the Tarentino style, Blue Estate, due out as a graphic novel from Image in late 2014, which also ties into a game of the same name. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: MVK14S
Your price: $10.00
Publisher: Viktor Kalvachev, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 5x8
Pages: 32pg
Color: black and white
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MIKE DEBALFO: Blueline Provocative Sketchbook 4 -- By Mike DeBalfo (signed).
Recommended. Signed! After some hard work and study, Mike broke into the comic book industry illustrating covers for Zenescope Entertainment in 2009 and shortly after became the company's first-ever signed exclusive artist tackling covers for popular titles including "Grimm Fairy Tales", "Wonderland" and "Grimm Myths & Legends". He quickly gained a strong reputation for his skillfully drawn girls and the playfully rich situations he placed them in...More.
Item Code: MBBPS
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Mike DeBalfo, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 36pg
Color: black and white
You’ll find more Debalfo artwork in The Art of Zenescope Deluxe and Deluxe Limited Edition, and in Zenescope’s Grimm’s Fairy Tales Art Book.
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WICKED CRISPY: The Art of Jeff Victor Volume 1 -- By Jeff Victor.
Recommended. Signed, 500 copies. A hardcover art book of animation-style and other work. Beautifully printed with 88 full color pages of art, including his "Evolutions", film art, a sketchbook section, as well as a few tutorials. "It is my belief what makes an artist great at what they do is exploring and experimentation. Added with some caricature and continuous repetition and the result will be the creative mind of Jeff Victor." --Stephen Silver. This is an idea book, packed with fun characters. We love the evolution of Superman and Batman, and a mess of other characters (one is shown here)....More.
Item Code: WICHS
Your price: $40.00
Publisher: Jeff Victor, 2014
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 10x8
Pages: 88pg
Color: FC
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SEAN ANDREW MURRAY: Sketchbook Collection Volume 1 -- By Sean Andrew Murray.
Recommended. Signed. An unusually thick collection of preliminary work, the best from seven years and 40 sketchbooks. Sean talks about these drawings being therapy, and a continuing source of ideas he can go back and refer to. There are also development ideas for ”The City of Gateway: The Book of Wizards,” a fantasy world he’s been working on even longer. This looks at his work from 2006 to 2011. Characters, creatures, scenes, ships, worlds—all from another land and time....More.
Item Code: SAM01S
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: Fishwizard, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 102pg
Color: black and white
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CON ARTISTS: 2014 San Diego Comic Con Sketchbook -- By Scott Hampton, Christopher Moeller, John Van Fleet, Durwin Talon, and Guin Thompson.
Recommended. Signed by all 5 artists! Each artist gets four pages, displaying major full color paintings. Hampton does classic illustration, one a double pager of a Civil War battle, one a glimpse from a horror tale (shown). Moeller offers a nude woman from the back, a superb anatomy study. Plus a double-page of a winged Daedelus, Van Fleet offers a bizarre tree house “Prague, summer, 2014,” (shown) and what looks like a Jedi woman in major battle, and seven scenes of alien country, panoramic works....More.
Item Code: CON14S
Your price: $20.00
Publisher: San Diego Comic Con, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x10
Pages: 20pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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COMIX BURO LIMAN Sketchbook Deluxe -- By Ingrid Liman.
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 900! This is all about women. Erotic encounters, sophisticated nudes, exotic foreign ladies in costume, elaborate hair and dresses. Ingrid is a French illustrator who clearly loves the elegance and eroticism of the female figure. This reveals many different sides of her work, but always sophisticated and elegant. Many, many nudes. Mature Viewers...More.
Item Code: CBL
Your price: $30.00
Publisher: Comix Buro, 2011
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x8
Pages: 48pg
Color: Full Color throughout
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COMIX BURO MALFIN Sketchbook Deluxe -- By Nicolas Malfin.
Recommended. Signed & numbered, 900! A self-taught artist, Malfin began his career as an illustrator for roleplaying games and advertisements. He illustrated the Pirates of the Caribbean card game for Halloween Concept in 1998, among other things. In 1999, he began the Golden City series (9 volumes have already been released). Malfin's new series, Cézembre, is an historical story about WWII. Big fan of uniforms, military technology and... pinups, Lots of lots of very naked ladies, from war heroines to comic gals to nude studies. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: CBMS
Your price: $30.00
Publisher: Comix Buro, 2014
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 7x8
Pages: 48pg
Color: Full Color throughout

See our website for the entire line of Comix Buro signed sketchbooks, imported from France. Only the first 900 of each are signed and numbered.

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Statues

 


LUIS ROYO CATWOMAN Statue - By Luis Royo.
Limited edition, 200. Racing across the darkened rooftops of GOTHAM CITY where the city lights can’t reach, pursued by the screeching police sirens, Selina Kyle, also known as CATWOMAN, pauses to catch her breath and check on her evening’s prize liberated from a luxurious jewelry store. Arching her back and looking at the full moon, CATWOMAN wonders if she will see the vigilante tonight. She smiles and purrs at the thought, running her gloved hands across the tight, black leather, outfit she wears... if so, she does hope that he’ll enjoy the view....More.
Item Code: LRCAT
Your price: $249.99
Publisher: DC, 2014
Dimensions: 13" Tall
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for all currently available statues, and also prints and “fun stuff.”
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Pin-Up

 


WARBIRD PINUP GIRLS: A Tribute to the 1940's Nose Art Pinup Girls -- Photographs by Christian Kieffer.
This portfolio collection features beautiful contemporary women dressed in the sexy pin-up fashions of WWII and photographed with the fighter planes from that era (all still flightworthy). A fun, nostalgic visit to the past with each airplane and model getting two pages (one full-page image) and several outtake photos, along with both the plane's and the model's history. Lots of skin, nylons, high heels, shorts and low-cut dresses, but no nudity....More.
Item Code: WARBP
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Publisher: Binary, 2013
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 9x11
Pages: 108pg
Color: Full Color throughout
See our website for much more Pin-Up material.
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Mature Viewers

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

 


HOT, WET & WILD DVDs -- The Films of Carter Stevens Volume 4, 1980s. In the early 80s there was the beginning of a sea-change for the adult movie business. The invention of the low cost video recorder, the single tube industrial camera, and the introduction of the home video recorder/player changed the way people watched porn - namely, in the privacy of their own bedrooms. This technical shift also allowed producers to make films at a cost so low that they were willing to take far more creative chances. As a result, Carter Stevens set off to produce a surreal porno film filled with strange characters, situations and plots while still keeping the hard core sex that was the bread and butter of the market. That film was "Hot, Wet and Wild," which was quickly followed by "Hot, Wet and Wilder." Adult Material....More.
Item Code: CSHW
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: After Hours Cinema, 2014
2 discs, 177min
Color: Full Color throughout
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GRINDHOUSE HOTTIES DVD -- Double-Feature with Georgina Spelvin. Epitomizing the era of porn chic, Georgina Spelvin became one of the best-known figures for her starring role in The Devil in Miss Jones in 1973. Spelvin went on to appear in over 70 adult films before retiring from them in 1979. Includes "Inside Georgina Spelvin" (1973)--a trio of room mates have fallen desperately behind on their rent so they make a porn movie to raise fast cash. Plus "Guess Who's Coming" (1973)--A man and his wife invite a royal couple over for dinner in the hopes of advancing the husband's career. Ms. Spelvin pulls off a hilarious British accent and gets everyone off. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: GHG
Your price: $29.95
Publisher: After Hours Cinema, 2014
1 disc, 93min
Color: Full Color throughout
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News and Notes

 
Jay Anacleto’s Wild Ride Sketchbook was our bestseller last week and we ran though every copy on hand. Fortunately, because he’s unavailable until October, they had enough signed copies to cover us, so more are on the way. Infected By Art was also another surprise big seller last week, even in the regular edition. More copies of all the signed variant editions are on the way to us. The Basil Gogos signed edition is officially out of print, but we have ten more copies coming. Each of these variants are limited to 100 with a completely different dust wrapper by the artist.

The Starstruck Treasury Edition has already gone out of print. As I write this, we have 3 on hand and 5 more coming, then that’s it unless they go back to press. The Rocketeer Adventures Treasury Edition, in exactly the same oversized format, is still available.

Flesk Publishing has just now listed The Art of Brom variant editions and Brom Sketchbook in the Diamond Previews catalog, for shipment in October/November. These were previously publisher exclusives. We were allowed copies of these some time back, because of our special relationship with the publisher.

So all of these (Nude cover: ARBRNHS. $49.95 and Publisher Edition Fantasy cover: ARBRPHS. $49.95, and Brom Sketches, Drawings and Muses:  BROSKS) are currently in stock.

The first two releases in the Pulp Cover Gallery series are finally available again. We had to wait for our reorders because the publishers can only bind up these leather bindings so fast. #1 is Weird Tales, #2 is Thrilling Wonder, Startling Stories, and Captain Future. The 3rd collection, ready in October, will collect Dime Mystery, Mystery Stories and Terror Tale. They sell for $150 each and are limited to just 300 copies.  

I’ve reduced the price on the Wolverine Adamantium collection from $200 retail to $139. Only four copies are left in stock.

Battle Milk is now $19.95, previously $29.95, and it’s signed.

The Collected Heap is now $34, down from $48, and #2 and #3 are the same reduced price at $34 each.

Society is Nix at $125 is now down to $99 but we have just two copies left.

See our Closeouts section on our website (see the left sidebar for categories) for more reduced price items in short supply. ~ Bud
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