Thursday, September 15, 2016

Automobile Design Graphics, History of Doc Savage, Wu Fang & Yen Sin #1’s, Fighting American, Wonder Woman Sale, Marvel Covers 2 w/ two variant covers, Mignola’s Amazing Screw-On Head

Experience “Augmented Reality” in the YA (Young Adult) book, Between Worlds with art by the renowned Jay Anacleto. R. Crumb’s Art & Beauty collection, including a limited signed edition; more Coming Items; John Willie’s Photographs;, a new supernatural Western, 3 Devils; more of Harley Quinn’s New 52 series, and lots more.

Our latest catalog is ready for your download, with an amazing cover by Kinuko Y. Craft. The cover is from her labor-of-love Beauty and the Beast. We offer it complete with an exclusive full color SIGNED bookplate for no extra cost.

Art Books & Artist Bios  |  Pulp History & Reprints  |  Now on Sale
Graphic Novels & Comics Related  |  Artist’s Editions  |  Statues & Figures  |  New R. Crumb
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Free Augmented Reality Animated App. Highly Recommended. By Skip Brittenham. Art by Jay Anacleto, Brian Heberlin, Doug Sirois. This Young Adult fantasy novel brings fantasy to life with an entirely new technology that I can only relate to Pokeman Go. Using cutting-edge augmented reality technology (a free downloadable app, which I put on my iPhone), fully animated creatures and objects are added to each of 12 color plates, with interactive 3D--moving, talking, growling. It's WAY COOL. Two high schoolers get lost inside the Mystery Forest and come upon Nith, a dangerous alternate universe. As they explore this strange new land, they discover magical powers they didn’t know they had! Putnam, 2016...More.

Item Code: BEWOH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 240pg, Text/Full Color

This is THE perfect gift for youngsters, and it's not a bad one for anyone who is ready to be amazed at "augmented reality." Think Pokeman Go but in a book! It's really wild.

Art Books & Artist Bios


Highly Recommended. Edited by Jim Heimann, with Steven Heller. From the most obscure (Tucker, Ajax, Columbia) to the most iconic (General Motors, Ford, Chrysler), this unprecedented visual history brings together over 500 reproductions from rare and collectible brochures--only available from the car dealer. Over 80 years, they present the finest cars and the best illustration and graphic design of the 20th century. Ancillary examples include elaborate dealer manuals, alongside essays by automobile and cultural historian Jim Donnelly and America’s preeminent design historian, Steven Heller. Taschen, 2016....More.

Item Code: AUGRH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, na, 368pg, Full Color
$59.99 $54.99

This has proved very popular and the first printing quickly sold out for everyone, ourselves included. We're so pleased to finally have more copies available, it's a stunning book.

ART FOR ALL The Color Woodcut in Vienna Around 1900
Enormous 10x15 inches, 414 pages. Recommended. Edited by T.G. Natter, M. Hollein et al. With Kolomon Moser, Carl Otto Szescha, Marcus Behmer et al. At the turn of the 20th century, Secession artists reclaimed the humble woodblock, short-lived and long overlooked by established art histories. Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and particularly Japonisme all influenced this bold style. Through prints, books, magazines, calendars and pages from Ver Sacrum, the official magazine of the Vienna Secession, this offers figure studies, portraits of animals, landscapes, patterns, and typographical treasures, with detailed captions and essays. In German, French and English. Taschen, 2016...More.

Item Code: ARALH
Hard Cover, 10x15, 414pg, Partial Color
$69.99 $59.99

See the website for more on Joseph Urban, Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, and Art Nouveau art. Also Wiener Werkstatte.

Bring a fantastical vision to your wall with these 16 ready-to-frame prints from the Renaissance rebel genius, Hieronymus Bosch, including spectacular details from The Garden of Earthly Delights  and The Temptation of St. Anthony, among other works. One of the earliest surreal artists, offering images of Heaven and Hell, of flying people and flying ships, mutant creatures and plants, tiny faerie-like people, and Dali-esque visions. In a handsome hardbound box. Taschen, 2016...More.

Item Code: HBPB
10x13, 16 prints, Full Color

Also available: HIERONYMUS BOSCH The Complete Works [HIEBH. $39.99]. Oversized 10x13 inches, 300 pages. This is a steal, a huge book. It caught us by surprise with the initial sales, but we now have plenty of copies on hand.

Creator of "Everybody Loves Tank Girl." Sadistic Magician: Jim Mahfood Sketchbook Vol. 1 collects the best of artist Jim Mahfood's eclectic sketchbook archives from the last five years into one classy volume. Mahfood's sketchbooks serve as an experimental place for the artist to really cut loose and try new things. The end results tend to be even more dynamic, thrilling, and psychedelic than his already super stylized comics and illustration work. The sketchbook art book offers a unique look at process, trial and error, problem solving, and eventual victory over the odds and a glorious celebration of visual mayhem. IDW, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SADM01
Soft Cover, 9x11, 216pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99


AN AFFAIR WITH BEAUTY The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy
The Magic of Youth. By James Philip Head. Fame, fortune, and beautiful models--Howard Chandler Christy had them all. Christy was the most famous American painter of the Jazz Age, a time when an elite brotherhood of New York artists dominated the publishing world. Christy eclipsed all of them with his ''Christy Girl,'' an idealized woman who redefined beauty, influenced fashion, and inspired generations of women in the earliest years of the 20th century. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w artwork, photos and more. Norhtloop, 2016...More.

Item Code: ANAFH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 270pg, Text/Partial Color


GARTH WILLIAMS American Illustrator A Life
By Elizabeth K. and James D. Wallace. Complete with more than 60 illustrations, this is the first full biography of Garth Williams written with the help and cooperation of his family. Stuart LittleCharlotte’s WebThe Rescuers, the Little House books"•here is the illustrator that brought those stories to life.  And Williams had his own extraordinary existence--his first home in New York, then Aspen, and finally Mexico, married four times. He met people who shaped the 20th century: Winston Churchill, E. B. White, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and countless more.  Beaufort, 2016...More.

Item Code: GWAH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 250pg, Text/b&w


Step-by-step, explore the fundamental aspects of the two most popular genres in digital art. With a methodical approach which makes using Photoshop accessible for readers who are new to the software, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction to how the interface can be used to create a number of impressive sci-fi and fantasy artworks. Victor Mosquera, Joseba AlexanderCaroline Gariba and 20 more artists demonstrate in manageable portions how anyone can create dramatic, imaginative scenes. 3DTotal, 2016...More.

Item Code: BGDP
Soft Cover, 8x12, 222pg, Full Color
$49.99 $44.99

More excellent how-to-draw books on our website.

Pulp History & Reprints


Now in softcover. By Robert Michael Cotter. Doc Savage is the prototype of the modern fictional superhero. The character exploded onto the scene in 1933, with the Great Depression and the gathering clouds of war as a cultural backdrop. The adventure series is examined in relation to historical events and the changing tastes of readers, with special attention paid to the horror and science fiction elements. The artwork features illustrations, covers, and original art, examining the paperbacks, pulps, comic books, radio and film. McFarland, 2016...More.

Item Code: HSDS
Soft Cover, 7x10, 234pg, Text/b&w


The Case of the Six Coffins.1935. By Robert J. Hogan. From the scarce first issue of this unusual pulp devoted to a Fu-Manchu like villain. “There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.” From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given. And now, across the Atlantic, a murder cargo speeds to wipe out the only man who stands between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world! With wonderful interior illustrations by (my best guess) John R. Flanagan, and cover by Jerome Rozen. Altus, 2016...More.

Item Code: MWUF01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 194pg, Text/b&w


DR YEN SIN Volume 1
The Mystery of the Dragon's Shadow, 1936. By Donald E. Keyhoe. From the rare first issue of this offbeat pulp. Out of the teeming turbulent East comes Dr. Yen Sin—wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—knows the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that has descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac. Altus, 2016...More.

Item Code: DYS01
Soft Cover, 5x8, 146pg, Text/b&w


Calling the Ghost & The Ghost Strikes Back, from issues #1 & 2, 1940 By G. T. Flemming-Roberts. Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost, who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation. Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher! When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him. Altus, 2016...More.

Item Code: GHGC01
Soft Cover, 6x9, 252pg, Text/b&w

See the pulps section on our website for more of Doc and other pulp reprints.

Now on Sale


Closeout Price! #1-7, 1954-55. Highly Recommended. By Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. With tongue firmly in cheek, unparalled action and drama, in the best S&K style, but with stories and characters that didn't take themselves too seriously. Here were cold-war commies, fatal femme fatales, goofy bad guys you'd never seen the like of before. Were comics in 1954 ready for it....yes and no. Fighting American lasted seven glorious issues and was revived by Harvey in the early 1960s. S&K fans recognize these as among the team's finest work. Dramatic, funny and gloriously drawn, packed with flat-out action and delightfully eccentric stories. Titan, 2011...More.

Item Code: FIGA
Soft Cover, 7x10, 200pg, Full Color
$19.95 $9.95

All things Kirby are on our website. Many are on closeout and deeply discounted.

Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Jill Lepore. Highly praised by Alison Bechdel, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware--and myself! "An absolutely unputdownable book!" "...headspinning weirdness..." Marston invented the lie detector test, yet lived a life of secrets. The bondage so frequent in early WW stories begins to be explained here, with its origins both in the early feminist cartoons but also in more intimate desires of Marston and 2nd "wife," Byrne. 16-page full color section plus 100 b&w reproductions of vintage artwork, covers, splash pages, panels, documents, letters and photographs. Note: These copies have minor bumps to corners and scuffed and imperfect dust jackets. Knopf, 2014. Note: These copies have minor bumps to corners and scuffed and imperfect dust jackets....More.

Item Code: SECWWH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 410pg, Text/b&w
$29.95 $11.95


ORIGINS OF COMICS From William Hogarth To Winsor McCay
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Thierry Smolderen. A highly respected comics authority presents a new take on the very earliest history of comics. Smolderen looks to understand the processes that led to the twentieth-century comic strip. Close readings of the picture stories, caricatures, and humorous illustrations of William Hogarth, Rodolphe Töpffer, Cruikshank, Palmer Cox, Gustave Doré, A.B. Frost, Thomas Rolandson, and their many contemporaries. Examples of early comics work, in full color, include Sunday pages by Opper, Outcault, Dirks, Frank King, Swinnerton, McCay and others. UPM, 2014...More.

Item Code: ORCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 168pg, Text/Partial Color
$50.00 $24.95


Graphic Novels & Comics Related


Collects #1-4. Highly Recommended. By Bo Hampton, color by Jeremy Mohler. From writer/artist Bo Hampton, comes a high-action, supernatural western that centers around a pact of vengeance sworn by a tragically orphaned Gypsy girl, an ex-slave with no soul, and a carnival freak billed as the Human Wolf. Gaining strength and courage from each other, they set off across the Old West in search of the three hideous inhuman entities that caused their torment and haunt their lives. Excellent artwork, and it looks like fun. Another fesity heroine who doesn't take &*#@ from anyone! IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: 3DEV
Soft Cover, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our other westerns on our website, there's quite a revival of the genre going on. We have DEAD RIDER Crown of Souls, a favorite of mine, Django Zorro, Lone Ranger Vindicated, Louis L'Amour's Law of the Desert Born (with bookplate signed by artist Yeates.

Back in Stock! Highly Recommended. By Mike W. Barr. In the Silver Age of Comics, space was the place, and this book summarizes, critiques and lovingly recalls the classic DC Comics science-fiction series edited by Julius Schwartz and written by Gardner Fox and John Broome! The pages of DC’s science-fiction magazines of the 1960s, Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space, are opened for you, including story-by-story reviews of complete series such as Adam Strange, Atomic Knights, SpaceMuseum, Star Rovers, Star Hawkins and others! TwoMorrows, 2007...More.

Item Code: SLVER
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg, Full Color
$19.95 $17.95

This is a wonderful book from Twomorrows that came out several years ago, and I wanted to bring it back in case you missed it.

HARLEY QUINN Volume 4 A Call To Arms (The New 52)
Collects #17-21 & a Special. Recommended. By Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art by Chad Hardin, John Timms, Bret Blevins et al. With pals Poison Ivy and Catwoman, Harley's on a mission to make the world a better place...and get paid for it! So when a simple search and rescue mission turns into a battle royal against an invulnerable alien-empowered sea’s time for a vacation in Hollywood! As she navigates a twisted web of movie producers, starlets, kidnappings and cults, Harley finds bounty-hunting can be more dangerous than being a hero for profit...especially when you’re trying to poach a bounty from Deadshot! DC, 2016...More.

Item Code: HQU04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 168pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.99

See our website for more Harley: all the previous collections in this series, plus other Harley GNs and statues.

Artist’s Editions


Recommended. The second Artist's Edition by the Eisner Award-winning artist and creator of Hellboy. This presents the Eisner Award-winning story of Screw-on Head's epic battles with Emperor Zombie and a host of other bizarre and quirky villains, all in the greatest Mignola tradition! This also includes a great selection of other stories as well as an expansive gallery section from Hellboy, Goon, Rusty Razorclam, Scatterbrain, Abu Gung, Exorcist of Vorsk et al. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: MMASAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 160pg, b&w

This actually came in a couple weeks ago, but our distributor only sent enough to fill our advance orders, and we had to wait for the others we'd ordered to arrive. Very popular, it's Mignola's second Artist's Edition. And there's more Hellboy on our website.

MARVEL COVERS MODERN ERA Artist's Edition Todd McFarlane Cover
Variant Todd McFarlane cover. By Arthur Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Todd McFarlane et al. Volume two of Marvel Covers charts NEW territory—literally--featuring covers from the last 25 years from a vast array of talents! Covers by industry legends also including Sam Kieth, Arthur Adams, Alan Davis, John Romita Jr., Travis Charest, and many others! Volume One was a popular hit, soon going into a second printing. Superlative reproduction and detail, some amazing work here. Plus icononic covers with Spidey, Cap, The X-Men, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, etc. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: MCMAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, Full Color


MARVEL COVERS MODERN ERA Artist's Edition Sam Kieth Cover
Variant Sam Kieth cover. By Arthur Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Todd McFarlane et al. Also featuring the work of Jim Lee, Chris Bachalo, Lee Bermejo, Nick Bradshaw, John Cassaday, Michael Golden, Adam Kubert, Rob Liefield, Mike Mignola, Carlos Pacheco, Whilce Portacio, Frank Quitely, Walt Simonson, Paul Smith, Joe Quesada, Marc Silvestriand even more. 142 pages of artwork, meaning many artists are featured with 3, 8, 10, even up to 10 or 12 examples of their finest work. IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: MCMAEHK
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, Full Color

The first Marvel Covers collection is still available. [MCAEH. $125].

Statues & Figures


BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Dawn Of Justice Play Arts Kai Wonder Woman Statue
Recommended. Sculpted by James Marsono. It's a beautiful, retro Wonder Woman, in a handsome non-traditional outfit, from the new Batman vs. Superman story line. We like it. In a gorgeously illustrated box. the cover flips open to reveal  fine illustration and text about the Golden Amazon, and on the right a plexi-window shows her and all the extras. Two extra sets of hands, detachable sword, shield and lasso. There are more superb renderings on the rear of the box. A first class production. From Japan, so availability may be limited. Square Enix, 2016...More.

Item Code: BVSD
13" tall, Full Color

I'm very impressed with this. A bit expensive, but from the packaging to the extras, it looks very well done. May have to snag one for myself, I really like the new Wonder Woman. Looking forward to the coming film, the actress in Batman v. Superman is perfect and this is based on her.

Numbered from 1,000. By J. Scott Campbell. The She-Devil with a Sword, poised on a snow-covered battlefield, looking majestic! Based on the original design of J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the talented Jason Smith, Hyrkania's most lethal warrior stands approximately 11.5 inches high upon a decorative 5.5 inch wide base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with good details. Individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run, in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Dynamite, 2016. Mature Viewers...More.

Item Code: WODRS
11.5" tall, Full Color

See our website for more Women of Dynamite statues, and more work by J. Scott Campbell.

New R. Crumb


ART & BEAUTY MAGAZINE Drawings by R. Crumb #1, 2, & 3
Recommended. Gathering all three volumes of R. Crumb’s acclaimed Art & Beauty Magazine, #3 unpublished until now, this guides the reader through the 20-year history of Crumb’s pin-up magazine, his take on recapturing the nudie cutie magazines of the 1930s and 40s, but updated with nude and stylish drawings of his wife Adele, starlets, girlfriends, and other Crumb-style ladies. Artwork from 1990s to the most recent drawings completed in 2016. David Zwirner, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ARBEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 132pg, b&w


ART & BEAUTY MAGAZINE Drawings by R. Crumb #1, 2, & 3 Deluxe
Signed & Limited, 400. Slipcased. Recommended. The lowest price we've seen on signed Crumb in many years! Specially illustrated s&n bookplate. Gathering all three volumes of R. Crumb’s acclaimed Art & Beauty Magazine, this guides the reader through the 20-year history of Crumb’s pin-up magazine, his take on recapturing the nudie cutie magazines of the 1930s and 40s, but updated with nude and stylish drawings of his wife Adele, starlets, girlfriends, and other Crumb-style ladies. Artwork from 1990s to the most recent drawings completed in 2016. David Zwirner, 2016. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: ARBED
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 132pg, b&w

We try and keep all of Robert Crumb books in stock, like the new printing of Kafka and his amazing Book of Genesis, the Complete Crumb series, Taschen's two signed limited edition Sketchbook boxed sets, the Snatch Sampler, and the latest Zap #16.

Coming in October

DICK TRACY Colorful Cases of The 1930s
By Chester Gould. In the early 1930s, Chester Gould dramatically altered the comics landscape with a new style of gritty realism torn from Chicago’s headlines. With this new kind of storytelling came a new way of coloring comics, a style as bold and vibrant as the stories themselves. This selection of Dick Tracy Sunday comics from 1931 to 1939 features Gould’s most infamous villains of the decade; four complete stories plus forty more fabulous Sunday pages, reprinted for the first time in the original colors, and in full tabloid size. Sunday Press, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: DTCCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x15, 168pg, Full Color
Highly Recommended. By Will Gould. Red Barry was one of the most visually innovative adventure strips of the mid-1930s, combining fluid brushwork and noir shadows (in bold blues and purples) with figures that were constantly in motion, plus a level of violence that brought cries of protest from its syndicate. Red Barry and Secret Agent X-9 were King Features' answers to the Tribune's Dick Tracy.  While X-9 continued for decades under hands of various quality, Red Barry by Will Gould (no relation to Chester) was an auteur's vision that lasted less than four years. IDW, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: RBU01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 284pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

FRANK THORNE'S GHITA An Erotic Treasury Archival Edition
In 1978, fresh off his run on Red SonjaFrank Thorne went on to create the lusty warrior-goddess, Ghita. Imbued with the spirit of a mighty general, she would lead a rag-tag band against bloodthirsty armies, and along the way get in some tumbumping. This initial volume showcases some of Frank's earliest art of Ghita including her first appearance in the erotic epic Ghita of Alizarr, early character designs, un-produced movie storyboards, the Wizard and Warrior Women portfolio, pin-ups, and covers. Abundant nudity. Hermes, 2016. Due Oct. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: FTGH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 15x22, 144pg, Full Color
See our other Frank Thorne collections, some on sale.
Edited by Paul Krassner et al. Contributions by Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, Jay Lynch et al. The Realist was a legendary satirical periodical that ran from 1958 to 2001 and published some of the most incendiary cartoons that ever appeared in an American magazine, including Wally Wood's famous double-page Disney parody, with all the gang doing the nasty. It's a classic! For the first time, the best, the wittiest, and the most provocative drawings by the above plus S. Clay Wilson, Mort Gerberg, Jay Kinney, Richard Guindon, Nicole Hollander, Skip Williamson et al. Time magazine called the The Realist the Charlie Hebdo of the 1960s. Fantagraphics, 2016. Due Oct. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: RECAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x13, 256pg, Full Color
$44.99 $39.99

1/6 scale. Yamato Toys USA “DC Collectible Series” the Clown Prince of Crime, the Man of a Million Laughs... the diabolical, Joker! Lovingly crafted with his trademark grin, outfit and cane, the Joker stands poised to "light up the night’"and to greet the "Bats" while standing upon a leaky fuel drum... so get yours today, 'cause only YOU can own this kind of madness! Yamato, 2016. Due Oct. ...More.

Item Code: LRJOK
18" tall, Full Color

See more Luis Royo statues, and several of his signed fantasy art collections on our site.

Mature Readers

I’m leading off with a major book that isn’t out but is slated for December. Possiblities: The Photographs of John Willie will collect 1,360 photographs, nude and fetish/bondage work, that Willie made in Sydney (1938), and Los Angeles (1958-71). This the man who created and drew Sweet Gwendoline, published Bizarre, one of the first fetish magazines, and whose rare photography work was only collected in a very small part in the revised (and still available) edition of The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline [ADVH. $65, your price $39.95]. it should be a very special book. Much of his work will remind you of the early spanking & bondage photos of Bettie Page in the early 1950s, but far higher quality.

In stock now is a new book of sweet pin-up art, reminding me of Terry Dodson’s work: Knock Outs by Elias Chatzoudis. There’s a limited with a signed print (just 100 copies), and a regular edition.

We also have three previous books by Elias in stock: Fever Pitch [FEVERP], Fever Pitch More Hot Girls [FEVE02] and Fairy Tales [FAITA]. All are full color at $14.95 each, from SQP.

And we have a new Cavewoman: My Little Dino with a variant Budd Root Nude cover. See lots more Cavewoman on our website. Many are now on closeout and discounted, others are in very short supply and will not be restocked as we make room for others.

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News and Notes

I mentioned last week that we are getting low on some of the sale-priced PS Artbooks, such as one of the Planet Comics numbers. Rulah and Sheena are also getting a bit low and may be gone after our new catalog, mentioned above, reaches everyone. So be warned, we cannot restock most of these sale-priced editions and we really kept these cheap to make everyone happy ($19.95 for $48 books!).

Our new catalog, now downloadable (see below), is our holiday edition. I know it sounds early, but now’s the time to get those special presents while our supply is good and we have plenty of time to ship them to you.

The holidays have the habit of moving up on us really fast. I should talk, I don’t do well myself on getting those gifts early, but you can be smarter than I am. We’ll do our best to ship fast and to keep everything in stock, but you can tilt the odds in your favor by ordering early.



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