Thursday, April 26, 2018

Harvey Dunn, a new Moebius art book, Phantoms and a Mandrake, The Avengers/Defenders archive, Song of Opar, three new Pre-Code horror collections, the excellent Kamandi Challenge, Jack Kirby Checklist, EC’s under-rated title Extra!, a new Planet of the Apes Archive, and more!

A banner week for new items, and many of them highly recommended. Harvey Dunn now sale-priced, exclusive to us, a new Moebius art book, several new Phantoms and a Mandrake, The Avengers/Defenders Archive (just in time for the film), Song of Opar, three new Pre-Code horror collections, the excellent Kamandi Challenge, the new limited edition Jack Kirby Checklist, EC's under-rated title Extra!, a new Planet of the Apes Archive, a cool Bone DVD/book package, Danger Girl 20th anniversary, and Batman and the Shadow in a fine new graphic novel--together. Enjoy.

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Art Books

HARVEY DUNN Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Walter Reed. Harvey Dunn was one of twentieth century America's most powerful illustrators, painters and teachers. This comprehensive volume covers a major portion of his illustrations and paintings for the first time. Content includes illustration art, pioneer and western works, and his powerful World War I pieces inspired by his battlefield sketches. Also included are  rarely seen nudes, portraits, and murals. Paintings from museums and private collections showcase the full range of this talented American artist. Flesk, 2010...More.

Item Code: HDH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color
$50.00 $29.95

HARVEY DUNN Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West Deluxe Signed
Signed, numbered, limited, 350! Slipcased with two bonus tipped-in plates. Our Highest Recommendation. By Walter Reed. Special edition previously only available from the museum. Specially bound with a matching green cloth slipcase, onlaid color cover plate blocked in gold. Extra full page photo of Dunn tipped-in on the limitation page, which is signed by Walter Reed and hand-numbered; facing this is an extra tipped-in color plate of an unpublished experimental painting, "Romance," from the 1920s. Harvey Dunn was one of twentieth century America's most powerful illustrators, painters and teachers. Flesk, 2010...More.

Item Code: HDHM
Hard Cover, 9x12, 304pg, Full Color

We are able to price the regular edition of the Harvey Dunn this way because the museum that co-published it with Flesk needed to make room. Flesk still charges full price, so we don't think you'll find it cheaper unless you travel to South Dakota to buy one in person. It's really a fine book. The deluxe is also beautifully done, with a small limitation and bonus art and binding. It may not last long, previously they were only available from the museum.

Moebius Library. Highly Recommended. By Moebius. A companion volume to the critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling World of Edena graphic novel, this collects four Edena-related short stories and a motherlode of Moebius illustrations, including some of the Star Watcher series which were so fine, they were also published as signed/limited prints. A celebration of the imagery and creative enthusiasm Moebius held for his Edena universe--which was at times biographical. Includes “Seeing Naples,” “Another Planet,” “The Repairmen,” and “Dying to See Naples.” Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTEDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

See our website for the regular Edena books, and all of our Moebius collections. We have several rare out of print items that may be gone soon, they will be appearing in a special Moebius section in our next catalog. Act now.

Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works. Our Highest Recommendation. 32 well-known Japanese illustrators and animators show you their absolutely amazing worlds. Beautiful castles, islands floating in the air, pirate ships sailing through the clouds, retro-futuristic inventions, deserted architectural spaces, towns that have sunk under the ocean, an enchanted forest and a space locomotive.... The work here is just gorgeous, packed with incredible detail and stunningly colored. From work done for films, CD covers, and some pieces done especially for this. We really like this. PIE, 2018...More.

Item Code: BEASC
Soft Cover, 10x10, 160pg, Full Color

Also see the companion book in this series, Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World [EVESC. $39.95]. If you are going to start with just one, start with Beautiful Scenes. I really, really like this book, the artwork is amazing.

Recommended. By Patrick Bade. Art by Gustav Klimt. This handsome volume explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt visited and called home in his life and work. Fully illustrated, the book features paintings, including his famous nudes and portraits of lovely women, archive imagery and photographs of the surrounding city and landscape to provide an insight into how the people and places of his life relate to his work. Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He was both influenced by and shaped the city of Vienna at the turn of the century. Francis Lincoln, 2018...More.

Item Code: GUSKHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x10, 176pg, Text/Partial Color

See more on Klimt, including Taschen's Complete Klimt which is now bargain priced (it's HUGE and was originally $200) [GKCPH. $70, your price $65].

Recommended. By Rob Higgins and Will Farmer. Although Arts and Crafts was initially a medieval revival, the movement was always about the artist craftsman and the appropriate use of materials, rather than any single design tradition. The movement was inspired and led by William Morris, whose company, founded in 1861, produced a full range of interior furnishings, including tiles. These were designed by Morris himself, and also by leading artists and architects of the day such as Edward Burne Jones, Walter Crane, C.F.A. Voysey et al. Amberley, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARTSMV
Soft Cover, 6x9, 92pg, Text/Partial Color

Recommended. By Rob Higgins and Will Farmer. William De Morgan was the principal ceramic designer and maker in the Arts and Crafts Movement, circa 1890-1920. His tiles portray iconic images of animals, ships and floral designs, blending style influences to produce designs that featured new, stylized interpretations with a whimsical character. He combined a strong design style with rich glazes, making blue and green, and a deep orangey red into visual trademarks. There were important commissions from royalty and industry, and his ceramics were marketed to the growing middle classes by William Morris, the founder and leading light of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Amberley, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARTSWM
Soft Cover, 6x9, 96pg, Partial Color

See more Arts and Crafts books on our website.

Highly Recommended. Edited by Marisa Lewis. Sketching and drawing are fundamental to creating great art; the simple doodle is often where artists first bring their ideas and concepts to life. In Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts, fifty talented traditional and digital artists showcase work, 6 pages for each, from their sketchbooks, share inspiration, and give insight into how they create imaginative and dark illustrations. Featuring a range of artwork and artists from many fields, from concept design and animation to illustration and comic art. We like this, one of our favorites in this series. 3dtotal, 2018...More.

Item Code: SCIFDA
Soft Cover, 8x9, 320pg, Partial Color
$32.99 $29.99

There are two more books in this series, examining Characters and Science Fiction art. Same discounted price.


The Phantom & Mandrake the Magician

THE PHANTOM The Complete Sundays Volume 4
1950-53. Recommended. By Lee Falk, Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy. A long anticipated fourth volume in the complete Lee Falk Phantom Sundays, this with art by Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy. Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays. Nine storylines: “The Mysterious Passenger” (May 14, 1950- July 16, 1950) to “The Chain” (February 8, 1953- May 24, 1953). Here is the first "girl" Phantom episode--plus a bonus, two more stories of her from the comic book The Phantom, 1967 and 1969. Hermes, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHS04H
Hard Cover, 13x9, 192pg, Full Color
$65.00 $54.95

Volumes 1 and 3 are, sadly, already sold out. We still have Volume 2 in stock.

THE PHANTOM UNMASKED America's First Superhero
At last, a thorough look at this worldwide phenomenon. Recommended. By Kevin Patrick. Before Superman, before Batman, there was — the Phantom! Making its debut as an American newspaper comic strip in 1936, The Phantom was the forerunner of the comic-book superhero genre. Superman was the first costumed hero with super powers...but The Phantom was the first costumed hero. Despite its American origins, The Phantom comic strip has enjoyed far greater popularity with international audiences, most notably in Australia, Sweden, and India, where it has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and comic books. University of Iowa, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHAUN
Soft Cover, 6x9, 258pg, Text Only

THE STORY OF THE PHANTOM Volume 5 The Golden Circle
By Lee Falk and Frank S. Shaw (Ron Goulart). Accused of robbery and murder, The Phantom fights to find the real killers and solve the astounding secret of "The Golden Circle"! He also learns the truth in the old adage “The female is deadlier than the male.” The lovely blonde put her arm around him and kissed him. "I am so glad you are back," she said. "Whatever took you so long?" He had never seen her before. That kiss is a speeding train that plunges the Phantom into a circle of robbery and death... Hermes Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHA05
Soft Cover, 6x9, 144pg, Text Only

THE STORY OF THE PHANTOM Volume 6 The Mysterious Ambassador
By Lee Falk. Why does a powerful General tremble at the sight of a simple mark? Can 50,000 soldiers protect him from that mark of The Phantom -- the Sign of the Skull? One man, The Phantom, is fighting to save a new nation and also his beautiful sweetheart, Diana Palmer. One man matched against the armed might of the Dictator. Sixth in Hermes' new editions of all fifteen pocket Avon books, originally done as a paperback series 1972 to 1975. New original story written by Lee Falk. Hermes Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: PHA06
Soft Cover, 6x9, 144pg, Text Only

Volumes 1-5 remain available, but Volume 1 is out of print. We have just 4 copies left. Same $14.99 price for all.

1965-69. The Meeting of Mandrake and Lothar. By Lee Falk. Art by Fred Fredericks. Following Frederick's updating of Mandrake in the 1960s, we have a hipper and cooler magician. And yet, both Fredericks and Mandrake's creator Lee Falk managed to land our top-hatted hero in some pretty outlandish and action-packed adventures on this Earth and beyond--in space! This volume includes the unwelcome return of Mandrake's arch enemy, The Cobra, the introduction of a sinister new crime syndicate called The Underworld and the creation of a counter crime organization called Inter-Intel, headed up by Mandrake. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: MANFS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x9, 256pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

See the highly recommended Mandrake Sundays and Dailies collections on our website.


Graphic Novels

Highly Recommended. By Christophe Bec. Art by Eric Henninot Milan Jovanovic. A complex and highly entertaining story, collected all in one from a series of six French graphic novels. We found this a page-turner, with good characters we want to know more about, a large cast of them, and intertwining stories that start years ago and come together in the present day. It starts out about a megalodon, the prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark that was the most ferocious predator of the seas, an 80 foot killing machine long extinct. But when divers drilling in an underwater cave are attacked by this living fossil, oceanographer Kim Melville discovers that this creature may not only have survived, but thrived, and is reclaiming its place at the top of the food chain. Humanoids, 2018...More.

Item Code: CARTHA
Soft Cover, 8x10, 282pg, Full Color

Highly Recommended. By Philippe Thirault. Art by Laura Zuccheri. An outstanding and very different graphic novel, that reminds us of Philip K. Dick's work. Based on Robert Silverberg's bestselling novel about the effects of interstellar colonialism and the quest for transcendence. Ex-lieutenant Eddie Gundersen returns to Belzagor, where he had left behind his youthful illusions, the love of his life and his shameful past as a colonizer. He finds the planet returned to its two intelligent species, the woman he left behind and another who has hired him to lead her and her husband to forbidden secret ceremonies. Moderate nudity. Humanoids, 2018. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: DOWNWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 108pg, Full Color

Collects issues #1-6. Highly Recommended. By Steve Orlando. Art by Giovanni Timpano. Cover by Alex Ross. The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without destroying it in the process? Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist by Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains. Dynamite, 2018...More.

Item Code: SHABATH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 160pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

More Shadow and more Batman can be found right on our website. Click on “Newest” for the latest titles.



BONE CODA Behind the Scenes Bundle
Includes feature-length DVD! Highly Recommended. By Jeff Smith. For a limited time only, Bone Coda, the companion volume to Jeff Smith's Bone will be bundled with the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone, and The Changing Face of Comics! The full color Coda includes behind the scenes essays and great Comic-Con photos, the revised edit of Stephen Weiner's Bone Companion, and the 37 page new Bone chapter! The DVD offers interviews with Smith, Scott McCloud, Colleen Doran, Paul Pope, Terry Moore, Harvey Pekar and others. Cartoon Books, 2018...More.

Item Code: BONEC
Soft Cover, DVD, 1, 6x9, 120pg, Full Color

DANGER GIRL Twenty Years
Recommended. By Andy Hartnell. It's been 20 years since Danger Girl first exploded onto the comics scene, and IDW is celebrating by re-presenting the introductory preview story and the first oversized issue. Plus, for the first time ever, these two stories will be presented ALSO in crisp black and white pencils, scanned from Campbell's very own personal archives--with no lettering to obstruct the art! If you love J. Scott Campbell's art -- and who doesn't -- you'll be able to see Danger Girl like never before, in prelim pencils and finished stories both! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: DANGT
Soft Cover, 7x10, 88PG, Full Color

More by J. Scott Campbell and more with Danger Girl on our website.

Limited, 1000. Recommended. The ultimate, highly detailed listing of all of Jack “King” Kirby's work both in comics and in ALL other publications: fanzines, periodicals, books, posters, prints, tv, radio and film, even interviews. With a decade of extensively researched corrections and additions since the 2008 “Gold Edition”, this final, fully-updated, definitive Centennial Edition clocks in at DOUBLE its previous length. All of Kirby's comic books with dates, story titles, page counts, and inkers, plus reprints cross-referenced to help collectors locate less-expensive versions of key issues. Twomorrows, 2018...More.

Item Code: JKCHH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 272pg, Text/b&w


Comic Book Archives

Collects #1-12, 2017-18. Highly Recommended. By Neal Adams, Eastman, Jurgens, Lopez, Conner, Sook, Janson, Simonson, Rude et al. Kamandi, Jack Kirby's beloved post-apocalyptic Last Boy on Earth, fights for his survival and the fate of all humankind in a world overrun by intelligent tigers, giant robot leopards, edible plant people and even more wonders. But this is no ordinary comics story. Each all-star creative team leaves Kamandi in a death-defying cliffhanger, and it's up to the next storytellers to pick up the gauntlet and figure out how Kamandi will survive! The result is a wild 12-issue ride that's worthy of the King himself! We like it!! DC, 2018...More.

Item Code: KAMCH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 360pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

See all the latest Kirby collections here, including the Kamandi Artist's Editions.

THE AVENGERS Epic Collection Volume 7 The Avengers/Defenders War
Collects Avengers #115-128, Giant-Size 1, 1974, Defenders 8-11, 1973, Captain Marvel 33, Fantastic Four 150, 1961. Recommended. By Steve Englehart, Roy Thomas et al. Art by John Buscema, Bob Brown, Sal Buscema et al. Highlighed by stunning John Buscema, Jim Starlin and Rich Buckler artwork, the Avengers battle the Defenders in comics' first great crossover battle royal! It's hero against hero in the sensational summer hit of 1973. Cap vs. Namor! Thor vs. Hulk! It's the original and there's never been another one like it. Also featuring the origin of Mantis; an all-hands-on-deck battle with the Zodiac; the Avengers vs. Thanos and the Cosmic Cube; a Giant-Size adventure including the Golden Age heroes Miss America and the Whizzer; and much more. Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: AVE07
Soft Cover, 7x10, 456pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

More Avengers are on our website.

Collects #1-5, 1955. Highly Recommended. Art by Johnny Craig, John Severin, and Reed Crandall. Foreword by John Arcudi. Exciting stories of daring world traveling reporters, mostly male with one beautiful lady, which continue through each issue. Reed Crandall's globe-trotting gal Geri Hamilton appears in every single issue, as does John Severin's finely drawn Steve Rampart. But long neglected, a high point here is also Johnny Craig's work, who was the editor, cover artist, and drew the other two stories each issue. These are superlative, including one Picto-Fiction style that breaks all the comic book norms. Dark Horse, 2018...More.

Item Code: ECEXH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 170pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

All the new EC Archives, including other New Direction titles like Valor, Aces High, M.D. and Piracy, are on our website and at the same discounted price.

Collecting the vintage Marvel magazines #12-22, 1974-78. Recommended. By Doug Moench. Art by Rico Rival, Alfredo P. Alcala, Ed Hannigan. Here are the screenplay adaptations from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter Paul Dehn's Escape from the Planet of the Apes and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.  Both were adapted into comics by renowned writer Doug Moench, the visionary co-creator of the Batman villain Bane and Marvel's Moon Knight,  with outstanding black and white art (since these are done as Marvel magazines, not comics) by Rico Rival (Ghosts, Weird Mystery Tales) and Alfredo  P. Alcala (Swamp Thing, Savage Sword of Conan). BOOM!, 2018...More.

Item Code: PLAA03H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 368pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50

Volume 1 is sold out and Volume 2 is out of print, but we do have five left as I write this. Act now.

Recommended. By Dan DeCarlo, Frank Doyle, Dan Parent, Stan Goldberg, Harry Lucey et al. 1000 pages of iconic Archie comic stories, featuring the same mix of wild humor, awkward charm and genuine relatability that has kept Archie and the gang popular for years. Over 100 full-color stories, starting in the 1960s with Dan DeCarlo and Stan Goldberg clasics and through the decades. We like this series. It boasts a massive amount of material for a bargain price. No other comics reprint package offers this much material--and in color, yet! This is a smaller "digest" size but quite readable. Archie, 2018...More.

Item Code: ARCT
Soft Cover, 5x6, 1000pg, Full Color

More Archie collections are on our website.


New Pre-Code Horror

Collects #1-6, 1951-52. Recommended. Art by Lou Cameron, A.C. Hollingsworth, Walter Johnson et al. Here's the first six-comic volume in the complete series, 25 issues, of Mysterious Adventures, an offbeat but highly-sought after title from the obscure publisher Story. Freaky fables including severed heads and bondage--and lots of cool skeletons, especially on the covers. These look a lot like Avon and Iger Shop titles, doing their bit to compete by getting more and more over the top on covers and stories. The fine Lou Cameron, better known for his work on the Ace horror titles contributes several excellent stories. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCMA01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

Collects #1-6, 1951. Highly Recommended. Art by Lou Cameron, Wally Wood & Joe Orlando, Harrison, Hollingsworth et al. Another off-beat publisher from the pre-code horror boom. From Master/Merit comes a 24-issue series kicking off with an eight-pager from Wally Wood ("The Curse of the Sea Witch")! Elsewhere there are tales from Joe Orlando, Walter Johnson, Ed Goldfarb, Bill Fraccio, Lou Cameron, John D'Agostino, Tony Tallarico, Harry Harrison (Wood's studio-mate and the Hugo-award winning Sci Fi writer), Hy Fleishman and a whole host of other wacked-out-of-their-gourd luminaries. PS Artbooks, 2018...More.

Item Code: PCD01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color

Collects #120-124, 1953-54. Recommended. Art by Jay Disbrow, L.B. Cole, Jack Kamen et al. The great Jay Disbrow (who died in 2017) is featured memorably in this often overlooked and certainly unsung gem, appearing within wonderfully weird covers by L.B. Cole and alongside EC stalwart Jack Kamen (jungle and horror comics reprinted from pre-EC days). Disbrow does his wildest sci-fi and horror, and Cole provides killer covers that have become classics. The balance are reprinted stories from Fox titles, including three Jo-Jo's and a Rulah story, The Mask from Capt. Flight, and Torpedo Man, an unusual aquatic hero drawn by the great Rudy Palais. PS Artbooks, 2017...More.

Item Code: PCGW01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color

See all the Pre-Code series, including many on sale, on our website. click here for all titles, beginning with the on-sale ones.


Pulps and New Fiction

THE SPIDER Slaughter, Incorporated
Plus: Red Finger and the Murder Trio. Recommended. By Grant Stockbridge, Donald G. Cormack Arthur Leo Zagat et al. Originally slated to appear in The Spider Magazine in the 1940s, “Slaughter, Incorporated” was shelved when the series was cancelled. Never before published directly from author Donald G. Cormack's original manuscript, this edition has been faithfully reconstructed as an exact copy of the unpublished February 1944 issue of The Spider Magazine, complete with vintage interior illustrations. Plus first publication of the lost “Red Finger and the Murder Trio,” penned by Arthur Leo Zagat. Altus, 2018...More.

Item Code: SPSLI
Soft Cover, 6x9, 96pg, Text/b&w

The Sanctum Spider series volumes 1-10 are all available at $14.95 each. This is not a part of that series. The series will continue, but with just one title a year from now on.

First Printing, limited to 100. By Jim Malachowski. Cover by Joe Jusko. Song of Opar is an update of Tarzan and La's adventures beginning in the early twentieth century. Working with new information, the Opar stories have been enhanced and updated. This places more emphasis on the origins of Opar, adventures of Tarzan and La not documented anywhere else, and the demise of the lost city. 115,000 words. Features a spectacular cover featuring the talent of well-known ERB artist, Joe Jusko. Also thirty interior illustrations newly created, by the author, expressly for this book. Nudity. Seti Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: SONOPA
Soft Cover, 6x9, 380pg, Text/b&w

See all of the new Tarzan and ERB novels here on our website.


Bargain Books

These books are low in stock, and may have already been marked down once. I've marked them down even further just for this listing, to clear them out to make way for new items. First come, first served.

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THE COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD'S DICK TRACY Volume 4 Hurt [CC04HR. $29.99 $10.00].

COMPLETE WIMMEN'S COMIX Signed & Remarqued by Trina Robbins [COWCST. $150.00 $109.00].

DEAD RIDER Crown of Souls [DEADR. $14.99 $7.50].

DIE KITTY DIE Signed [DIEKHS. $24.95 $14.95].

ELRIC Volume 3 The Balance Lost [ELR03. $14.99 $7.50].

GLAMOURAMA The Pin-up Art of Carlos Valenzuela [GLACV. $14.95 $7.50].


MARVEL MASTERWORKS Captain America Volume 8 Variant Cover [MCA08H. $75.00 $45.00].


You can see all of our discounted items on the website, under Closeouts at the end of each category (such as Artists and Illustration, Comics Related, etc).


Rare & Out of Print

We start with two books by American Illustrators— American Illustration collects classic illustrators, and Illustration: America collects 25 contemporary artists.

Two more classic illustration collections, Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain 1850-1930 and The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators.

For Pin-Up fans we have two copies of Varga, bargain priced at $25.00.

Lastly we have a reprint of the 1938 collection of sketches from Walt Disney on the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Mature Readers

We have a new adult graphic novel this week, with a fine cover by Ray Lago. It's Pussycats 1, which comes signed especially for us by author Vince Brusio. See our website all of our erotic graphic novels like this.

Our second Adult's Only email went out this week. If you would like to see it, send us an email requesting it and we will forward it to you.

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News and Notes


More about artist Harvey Dunn

From Wikipedia: In 1906, after two years with Pyle, Dunn established his own studio in Wilmington and immediately began a successful career in illustration. He was a prodigious painter, able to produce (on one occasion) fifty-five completed paintings in eleven weeks for various clients. A contemporary described his style in these terms, “He literally attacked a canvas and sometimes I thought he would impale the painting with his brush.”
In 1914, Dunn moved east and settled in Leonia, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City and its publishing world. Inspired by Pyle's example, Dunn opened the Leonia School of Illustration in 1915 with artist Charles S. Chapman.

The years before the country's involvement in World War I turned out to be Dunn's most prolific period as an illustrator. His experiences at the front as one of eight artist-correspondents with the American Expeditionary Force in Europe were a turning point for the artist. Dunn's interest in commercial illustration declined on his return to the United States. Instead, the artist envisioned working for several years for the War College committing to canvas his sketches of the battlefields of Europe. Unfortunately, demobilization occurred at a rapid pace, and Dunn's project was rejected. It became the big heartbreak of his life. However, Dunn was able to salvage part of his ambitious plan; in 1927, he began to paint covers with military themes for The American Legion Monthly magazine. The majority of Dunn's war sketches are now housed at the Smithsonian Institution in the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

The South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, South Dakota, houses approximately 140 of Dunn's best works. His "often seen" painting Dakota Woman, from his series of strong pioneer women, is housed at Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell, South Dakota. The Chuckwagon is a 1915 Dunn painting owned by the Denver Art Museum. The Smithsonian Institution notes it is a "quiet scene depicting a small group of cowboys seated on the ground beside a chuckwagon, their backs turned toward the viewer, their horses standing nearby, and a pond in the background."

(Right) Illustration for a serialized novel in the June 1922 Harper's Magazine.

Later in life Dunn remarked: “The most fruitful and worthwhile thing I have ever done has been to teach.” Dunn became an influential and revered teacher; students referred to him as “Mr. Dunn” as a sign of respect and admiration. The majority of Dunn's students were either graduate level painters or professional illustrators. Dunn was not interested in teaching painting techniques. His approach was philosophically oriented. He spoke about spirit, emotions, and discourse at length. He discussed his philosophy of life and art, offered group criticism, and strode from easel to easel discussing each student's work in turn.
Dunn's most inspired teaching was probably achieved at the Grand Central School of Art, which was established by the Grand Central Art Galleries and located on the top floor of Grand Central Terminal in New York City. His comments were captured by a student during a five-hour class session and were published in 1934 in a slim volume titled An Evening in the Classroom.

Dunn was a demanding teacher and at times a harsh critic. He believed in preparing his students for the harsh realities and intense competition of the commercial world. Talent was not enough. As he once said, “If you ever amount to anything at all, it will be because you are true to that deep desire or ideal which made you seek artistic expression in pictures.”



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