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|CARLOS SCHWABE Symboliste et Visionnaire (French Edition)
By Jean-David Jumeau-Lafond. Carlos Schwabe (1866-1926), though of German origin, acquired Swiss nationality and lived in France for most of his life. He settled in Paris at a time when, with the birth of Symbolism, a vast movement of reaction to Naturalism was taking shape. Despite his secret and solitary character, Schwabe was to play an important role in the artistic life of the turn of century. ACR Editions, 1994. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Small bump to the bottom right corner....More.
Item Code: RB329
Hard Cover, 11x12, 260pg, Partial Color
Signed association copy with original sketch! By Jon Foster. Jon Foster's art is dark, beautiful, and visually overpowering. From his Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars covers to his game industry work on Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition and Alternity, Foster always knows how to move the soul of the viewer. Progressions features a selection of Foster's paintings, sketches, and illustrations and is a must have for anyone who has ever admired art. Cartouche Press, 2002. Out of Print.. Fine. Both corners opposite the spine have bumps. The bottom edge and spine have tiny bumps....More.
Item Code: RB320
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
|THE ROCKETEER All 5 Action Chapters!
Highly Recommended. By Dave Stevens. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. A big beautiful love letter to Golden Age comics and cliffhanger serials. A down on his luck stunt flyer stumbles across an experimental jet pack and ends up as a reluctant super hero when he discovers that Nazi spies as well as the jet pack's creator are after it. Thrills, adventure, beautiful art work, nice touches of humor and the 'reveal' of the jet pack's creator all combine into one of the all time great comic stories. Featuring his girlfriend Betty, based on the real Bettie Page. Eclipse Books, 1985. . Note: These copies have some minor corner bumps and covers have a few scratches and scuffs....More.
Item Code: ROKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 70pg, Full Color
|There is also a softcover copy of this available [RB328 $50]. Click here to see more Rocketeer titles by Dave Stevens. We also recently aquired from Underwood Books the excellent collection of Dave's work Brush With Passion.|
|SPECIES DESIGN H.R GIGER
Foreword by Frank Mancuso Jr. Fantasy artist H.R. Giger has turned his creativity to a new movie, Species. The book documents the conception, development and final terrorizing 3D realization of Giger's macabre, otherworldly designs. Included are Giger's original sketches, photos of the film's animatronic puppets and sets, and action stills. 110 photos, 100 in color. 50 line drawings. Titan, 1995. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Tiny rubbing to the bottom corner, besides that, book is in great shape....More.
Item Code: RB330
Soft Cover, 12x12, 86pg, Partial Color
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|VISIONS The Art of Arthur Suydam
Signed & Limited 500! By Arthur Suydam. Introduction by Franz Henkel.
Filled with hundreds of illustrations in both color and B&W, beautifully designed and arranged, Visions: The Art of Arthur Suydam provides a career retrospective for current fans and an eye-popping introduction for newcomers. This oversized 12 inch X 12 inch volume is 128 pages of excellence and excitement. Graphic novel format.Dark Horse, 1995. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Pages slightly curled on the bottom corner....More.
Item Code: RB324
Soft Cover, 12x12, 128pg, Partial Color
|MALICIOUS RESPLENDENCE The Paintings of Robert Williams Deluxe
Signed & Limited 500! By Robert Williams. Introduction by Walter Hopps. This infamous artist's paintings get the lush treatment they deserve in this career-spanning collection. Williams' transcendent work integrates his formative underground influences with a mastery of fine art techniques. A career-spanning collection of the infamous lowbrow master. Williams sprang from the custom car culture of Southern California and the roots of the Underground Comix movement (Williams, of course, was one of the founding ZAP artists, along with R. Crumb), ultimately transcending the constraints of both by cultivating his mastery of oil paints and forging a career as the preeminent artist among a generation of imagist painters gathering inspiration from the shadowed corners of contemporary culture. Fantagraphics Books, 1997. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Comes with a black cloth slipcase that is scuffed and has a small bump to the back corner. Book is as new....More.
Item Code: RB323
Hard Cover, 12x12, 283pg, Partial Color
|BETTY PAGE PRIVATE PEEKS SET #1-4
Edited by Richard Merkin. This is a set of 4 magazines dedicated to the queen of pin-ups, Betty Page. Each issue contains over 120 photographs in black and white, duo-tone and full color (8 pages) covering every facet of her carreer, including previously unpublished nude photographs, and 5 pages of publisher's ads. Belier Press, 1978-1980. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Each book has some slight cover wear and edge rubbing....More.
Item Code: RB322
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg (total), Partial Color
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|OLIVIA: Catalogue Raisonne 1980-1995 Fifteen Years Signed
By Olivia De Berardinis. The entire collection of limited editions and other print work by the world renowned artist Olivia spanning fifteen years. No artist has portrayed women in a more provocative and playful way. This hardbound book contains over 125 color images, all of which have been for sale in limited and unlimited editions. Olivia has painted many beautiful models such as Pamela Anderson, Julie Strain, Sandra Taylor, Tracy Tweed, Betty Page, Susie Owens, Lillian Mueller, Monique Gabrielle and Rhonda Sheer, all of whom are seen within the pages of this book. Robert Bane Editions, 1996. Out of Print.. Fine. Book is as new except for thumbing that has slightly creased the first 57 pages....More.
Item Code: RB321
Hard Cover, 9x15, 96pg, Full Color
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|WINDSOR MCCAY His Life and Art
By John Canemaker. Foreword by Maurice Sendak. This is the only existing biography of one of America's greatest and most influential cartoonists. Winsor McCay (1867-1934) is universally acknowledged as the first master of both the comic strip and the animated cartoon. Although invented by others, both genres were developed into enduring popular art of the highest imagination through McCay's innovative genius. This is the first 1987 edition; it was reprinted with a different cover in 2005. Abbeville Press, 1987. Very Good/Fine. There is a small, 1/4" hole in the upper edge of the spine of the book, and a corresponding tear in the inner side of the inner fold of the jacket (it has a fancy heavy jacket that is folded back on itself along the top and bottom edge). However, there is a second jacket wrapped around the first, with no such tear. This jacket has light scuffing on the covers from shelf wear, else it's quite nice....More.
Item Code: RB26
Hard Cover, 8x11, 80pg, Partial Color
|THE GYNOIDS REBORN By Hajime Sorayama
The long-awaited reprint of Gynoids came out in 2000 in revised format. The publisher, Editions Treville, ingeniously re-touched this former best-seller by Hajime Sorayama by interchanging 30% of the featured illustrations from the original, while adding numerous cutting-edge CG graphics side-by-side to suit the new millenium. Moreover, the jacket cover consists of a high quality metallic surface giving this book a stunning new look. Inside are over-the-top naked ladies, with explicit fully detailed exposure and even occasional penetration. From robot women to bondage to extremely kinky piercings, this is one unique book. Beautifully drawn, but sometimes extreme to the point of being shocking. Treville, 2000. Out of Print.. Very Good. This has a light slice near the top edge of the cover, as if a person opening the package accidently let their cutting instrument reach the book. There's also light wear to the corners and edges, the kind often seen on such an oversized...More.
Item Code: RB24
Soft Cover, 10x14, 120pg, Full Color
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|BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH OPUS Books 1 & 2 Set
By Barry Windsor-Smith. A combination autobiography, New Age meditation and art book chronicling the artist's life and work. Well over 200 full-color illustrations, including complete stories, sketches, paintings, designs, and much more. A two book series of stunningly designed hardcover art books featuring hundreds of the artist's works from throughout his remarkable 30-year career. These full-color editions chronicling the life and works of one of the most acclaimed artists from the worlds of comics and Romantic Art present scores of never-before-published paintings and drawings from the artist's personal collection, while also re-presenting many of his classic works from the '70s and '80s. Fantagraphics, 1999, 2000. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Some very light edge wear, but besides that, these books are as new....More.
Item Code: RB227
Hard Cover, 9x11, 400pg, Partial Color
|EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS LIBRARY OF ILLUSTRATION Volume 1
By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by J. Allen St. John. The most lavish presentation imaginable of Burroughs writing & supporting artwork by a large variety of artists.This is Volume 1 of the astoundingly beautiful and lovingly published set, with many illustrations. This copy is a publisher's advance copy, so it is not numbered. Contains b/w photos, b/w illustrations (many full-page), full-page & foldout color plates, mostly done by J. Allen St. John, cream & gilt divider pages, cream end papers. Comes with the slipcase made to hold all three volumes. Russ Cochran, 1976. Out of Print.. Very Fine/As New ....More.
Item Code: RB181
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 271pg, b&w
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|FRAZETTA A Retrospective
By Frank Frazetta. A very special "catalog" from Alexander Gallery's Frazetta show (Nov-Dec, 1994). A large, handsome coffee table hardcover filled with b&w and color reproductions--entirely from the original art--spanning Frazetta's entire career: early 1950s comic book covers, model sheets, page after page of rare and never-before seen pencil sketches and pen & ink drawings from 1950s sketchbooks, paperback and magazine cover paintings (such as the Conans). And some revised AFTER publication. Alexander Gallery, 1994. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Fine. There is good bump in the top corner of the book (pictured). Also there is a 3 inch cut in the dustjacket on the front cover. The rest of the book is in very good condition and still in the shrink wrap....More.
Item Code: RB122
Hard Cover, 9x11, 200pg, Partial Color
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|THE SPIRIT CASEBOOK Volume 2 All About P'Gell
#3 of 400 copies with tipped in bookplate signed by Eisner. Edited by Catherine Garnier. "All About P'Gell" is a great collection of classic Spirit adventures centered around classic femme fatale P'Gell. There are 17 classic stories, reprinted in black and white. Contains the complete stories "The Portier Fortune", "Saree", "The School For Girls", "Saree Falls In Love", "Il Fuce's Locket", "Black Gold (The Lands of Ben Adim)", "Competition", "Money", "Assignment Paris (The Spanish Jewels)", "Teachers Pet", "The Seventh Husband", "A Ticket Home", "The Loot Of Robinson Crusoe (The Island Of Pearls)", "Staple Springs", "L'Spirit", "The Incident of the Sitting Duck", and "The Capistrano Jewels". P'Gell's first appearance is not included since it was reprinted in the previous "Spirit Casebook". Kitchen Sink Press, 1998. Out of Print.. As New. This copy is in excellent shape and is as new....More.
Item Code: RB113
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 159 pg, b&w
|THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN The Absolute Edition Volume 2
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's epic Victorian adventure continues in grand fashion as our intrepid band of heroes Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Mr. Edward Hyde, Dr. Thomas Jekyll and the Invisible Man (a.k.a. Hawley Griffin) once again must face a most dire threat -- but this time it's not just the fate of an empire that hangs in the balance, but that of the entire world! The first volume contains the thrilling graphic novel, complete with the Almanac of fantastic places, and the second contains Alan Moore's entire script for the graphic novel, a rare and wonderful treat for any fan of sequential storytelling. This two-volume hardcover set is enclosed within an attractive slipcase. America's Best Comics, 2005. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Besides a few small indentations in the front cover of the slipcase, this book set is as new, and still in the original shrink wrap....More.
Item Code: RB87
Hard Cover, 8x13, 448pg, Full Color
|THE ART OF DANIEL MERRIAM The Impetus of Dreams
With signed full color bookplate. In this book, we are treated to an extensive collection of Merriam's stunning images, along with an intimate look at the artist's background and at the personal philosophy that infuses his art. We created a special full color, glossy bookplate to go along with this when it was first published in 1998. This includes that bookplate, of which there are probably less than 300 in existence (we typically would print 100-300, just for very special books). Daniel has signed this plate. Monarch Editions, 1998. Out of Print.. Very Fine....More.
Item Code: RB39
Hard Cover, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
|SILVER AGE The Second Generation of Comic Book Artists
Signed & limited, #95 of 100! Signed on the limitation page by the author and by Ramona Fradon, below a composite illustration, probably created especially for this edition, of many of her Silver Age characters, like Metamorpho and the Metal Men. Coffee-table books of vintage comics are no rarity, but this is something else entirely: much of the artwork is reproduced from original art, and Herman provides perceptive insights into each artists' work. The focus is on the second generation of comic-book creators, beginning in 1956. Hermes, 2004. Out of Print.. Very fine. It is not new, but is as close as it gets....More.
Item Code: RB08
Hard Cover, 9x12, 224pg, Partial Color
|THE ART OF JACK KIRBY Regular Unsigned Edition
By Ray Wyman, Jr. Foreword by Kevin Eastman. Full blue cloth stamped in gilt on the spine. THE first major book about Jack Kirby and his career, packed with art both from his best times and also previously unpublished. Includes a full bibliography of his work. Blue Rose Press, 1992. Out of Print.. Very Good/Fine. The jacket is Fine with the lightest of wear and no flaws. The book itself has a light horizontal scuff on the right hand side of the cover, plus two parallel indentations several inches long also on the cover. The last ten pages ha...More.
Item Code: RB27
Hard Cover, 9x14, 219pg, Partial Color
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|VIRGIL FINLAY FAR BEYOND Hardcover
A stunning collection of Finlay's distinctive art from the Golden Age of science fiction magazines. Underwood-Miller, 1993. Out of Print.. Very Fine. Book has a few scuffs on the jacket, but is as new besides....More.
Item Code: RB305
Hard Cover, 8x11, 132pg, b&w
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|THE YOUNG KNIGHT A Tale of Medieval Times Hardcover
By Hal Foster.
This is the story of Young Arn's training for knighthood. Pictures in full color are drawn by Hal Foster, whose "Prince Valiant" and "The Medieval Castle" are well known to readers of the comics. This book is a part of a series of children's books by the same publisher.John Martin's House, 1945. Out of Print.. Very Good. There is some wear to the spine, edges and jacket. Jacket has small tears in the back. Edges are worn in places where the cardboard shows, and the cover is loose. Pages are tanned....More.
Item Code: RB293
Hard Cover, 7x11, 30pg, Full Color
|We have 5 other Hal Foster books from the 1940's Prince Valiant series.|
|EC ARCHIVES Vault of Horror The Complete Set
The complete 5 volume set of The EC Archives Vault of Horror in a handsome slipcase. Collects issues # 12-40. Gemstone Publishing, 1982. Out of Print.. Fine. There is some wear and rubbing on the spine of the books (see picture), but the inside pages are in very good shape....More.
Item Code: RB90
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 1000pg, b&w
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|Richard Corben's Art Book Volume 2
This second volume of fantasy art highlights Corben's unique way of combining realism and imagination. Most graphics are in colors that can be remarkably vivid. Of particular interest are the side-by-side drawings showing the evolution of some of his most famous paintings and book covers. Fantagor Press, 1994. Out of Print.. It is like-new condition....More.
Item Code: RB287
Soft Cover, 8x11, 64pg, Partial Color
|SPECTRUM Volume 10
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Highly Recommended. Edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. The tenth annual collection of the best in fantasy and science fiction art features the work of Peter DeSeve, Anita Kunz, John Jude Palencar, Dave McKean, Donato Giancola, and Jon Foster, among 200+ others, and spans the globe in search of the very best in art inspired by fantasy and sci fi. Grand Master Award goes to Michael Kaluta. Our own Bud Plant joined judges Michael Whelan, Bob Eggleton, C.F. Payne and others (all pictured inside) to determine the winners. Underwood, 2003. Out of Print.. As New. This book is as new, still in the original shrink wrap....More.
Item Code: RB283
Soft Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
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|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE 1&2 SET
Norman Blaine Saunders, Frank Frazetta, Russ Cochran This is a set of the first two issues of Illustration Magazine put together by Dan Zimmer. Both of these are first printings. Issue number one was published in October 2001 and features the artists Haddon H Sundblom, James Avati and Jack Faragasso. Issue number two was published in January 2002 and features artwork by Norman Blaine Saunders, Frank Frazetta and Perry Peterson. FPG, 2001-2002. Out of Print.. Fine. Slight water stain to the cover of #1. Both issues have some cover scuffs and light thumbing....More.
Item Code: RB280
Soft Cover, 9x11, 112pg, Full Color
|We aquired a set of Illustration Magazine # 1-48 from Jim Vadeboncour Jr. that are in excellent shape.We will be listing these individually in the near future, but if you are missing an issue, email us and we might be able to help you complete your collection.|
|DARKWERKS THE ART OF BROM
By Brom. Introduction by Michael Friedlander. One of today's most popular fantasy artists, Brom lends his distinctive and often disturbing visions to a multitude of projects. From Dungeons & Dragons to Doom II, novels to comics, to his ground-breaking collectible card games, Brom's visions of demons, warriors, angels, and vixens bring us face-to-face with the beautiful, the deadly, and the bizarre. FPG, 1997. . Very Fine. Cover has some minor wear and scratches....More.
Item Code: RB272
Soft Cover, 9x11, 128pg, Full Color
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|NORMAN LINDSAY WATERCOLOURS
By Godfrey Blunden. Art by Norman Lindsay. Here are nineteen examples of just one facet of Norman Lindsay's genius, his watercolours. Fourteen of the plates appeared in the Norman Lindsay Watercolour Book, published in 1939, and the five added to this edition appeared in Art in Australia and The Home. Ure Smith, 1969. Out of Print.. Fine. There is tape on the edges of the dust jacket. Interior pages have slight sunning, and cover pages have slight water stains....More.
Item Code: RB269
Hard Cover, 10x12, 75pg, Full Color
|THE RODNEY MATTHEWS PORTFOLIO
By Rodney Matthews. A brief introductory text accompanies large-scale reproductions of the artist's luminous landscapes and cadaverous hordes. The volume spans his entire career up to 1990. Titles are kept to the blank reverse of each plate, making the paintings ideal for framing. Paper Tiger, 1990. Out of Print.. Fine. Cover has light wear and scuffs. Bottom corner is slightly curled....More.
Item Code: RB309
Soft Cover, 11x16, 60pg, Partial Color
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|GLAMOUR INTERNATIONAL 13 CASABLANCA
Illustrated throughout with b/w and color drawings and b/w photos. Erotic art, comics, and photography. Artists in this issue include Vittorio Giardino, Edgar E. Martin, Guido Crepax, Milo Manara, Russ Westover and Paul Robinson. Glamour International Magazine, 1984. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Very Fine. Slight bend to bottom corner, light cover wear and thumbing....More.
Item Code: RB178
Soft Cover, 13x14, 36pg, Partial Color
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By Wallace Wood, Dick Giordano, Alex Toth, Howard Chaykin, P. Craig Russell, et al. This fun fanzine contains Sally Forth, Scarce EC Horror, Wally Wood plus Dick Giordano, Alex Toth, Joe Staton, and more. CPL/Gang Publications, 1976. Out of Print.. Very FIne/Near Mint. Small bump to top of spine. Light thumbing....More.
Item Code: RB143
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48 pg., b&w
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|FUN WITH LITTLE LULU
First Edition without dust jacket. Little Lulu is a comic strip created in 1935 by Marjorie Henderson Buell. The character, Lulu Moppet, debuted in The Saturday Evening Post on 23 February 1935 in a single panel, appearing as a flower girl at a wedding and mischievously strewing the aisle with banana peels. Little Lulu replaced Carl Anderson's Henry, which had been picked up for distribution by King Features Syndicate. The Little Lulu panel continued to run weekly in The Saturday Evening Post until 30 December 1944. In 1945, Marjorie turned the character over to John Stanley. David McKay Company, 1944. Out of Print.. Good. Book has some wear to the edges and cover. The front cover edge has a tiny tear in the middle. Shelfwear to bottom edge, spine cocked, but the interior is nice and tight....More.
Item Code: RB82
Hard Cover, 7x8, 56pg, Tritone
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