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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Star Wars, Legends, Art of Rogue One, 101 Great Illustrators , Tarzan, Xena, Omnibus, Jack Kirby, Fantastic Four, Charles Vess, De Lint

I finally saw Rogue One this week—great film. Star Wars Legends just arrived, so here’s all our in-stock Star Wars collections, including The Art of Rogue One. I’ve given 101 Great Illustrators my Highest Recommendation—read my full description and examine our four interior scans. Here’s a new Tarzan, Xena’s back in her own omnibus, Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition is finally here, some of his finest work. Charles Vess & De Lint go on sale, also “hurt” copies and Warehouse Finds.

You can now download our latest catalog (Patrick J. Jones cover). More details in News and Notes.

Star Wars  |  Tarzan  |  Archives & Graphic Novels
Vess & De Lint Sale  |  Book Art & Design  |  Blemished Books  |  Warehouse Finds
Mature Readers  |  News & Notes  |  Website Index
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101 GREAT ILLUSTRATORS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE 1890-1925
Our Highest Recommendation. By Jeff A. Menges. The most comprehensive book of its kind, this gorgeous edition presents more than 500 reproductions by famous and even more interesting, lesser-known artists from the heyday of book and magazine illustration. Featured artists include Edmund Dulac, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, N. C. Wyeth, and many others — but also lesser-recognized greats like Will Crawford, Helen Stratton, Edward Penfield, E.J. Sullivan, Charles E. Chambers, 101 in all. Several examples of each artist's finest illustrations are accompanied by well-written biographical comments and career notes. Dover, 2017...More.

Item Code: 101GR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 256pg, Partial Color
$29.95 $26.95

 

Star Wars: Rogue One Plus

 
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION
The Newspaper Strips Volume 1. Highly Recommended. By Russ Manning, Steve Gerber, Archie Goodwin. Art by Manning, Al Williamson.and Alfredo Alcala. If you are like me, Russ Manning's Magnus Robot Fighter is a favorite series, right up there with Adam Strange. Here Manning does it again, with superlative artwork and wonderful science fiction, space ships, and worlds-spanning adventure in the same style. And you also get Al Williamson doing what HE'S best at, Flash-Gordon-style sci-fi. It doesn't get much better than this. Includes previously unpublished Sunday pages, plus newspaper strips re-formatted to comic book form and in full color. Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: SWLE01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 464pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
STAR WARS Epic Collection Infinities
Play "What if?" with the original trilogy in a series of tales exploring the endless possibilities of Star Wars. How would A New Hope have gone if Luke Skywalker missed the target in his attack on the Death Star? What would have become of the Rebel Alliance if Luke perished in the icy wastelands of Hoth during The Empire Strikes Back? What if Return of the Jedi's rescue of Han Solo had gone badly wrong? Marvel, 2015...More.

Item Code: SWLE
Soft Cover, 7x10, 504pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
ART OF ROGUE ONE A Star Wars Story
Recommended. By Josh Kushins. This book is a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department's creation of new worlds, unforgettable characters, and newly imagined droids, vehicles, and weapons for the first movie in the Star Wars Story series—Rogue One. In the same format and style as Abrams' The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the book gives readers unprecedented access to hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume, and vehicle designs. Abrams, 2016...More.

Item Code: ARTROH
Hard Cover, 12x11, 256pg, Full Color
$40.00 $35.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
STAR WARS Artifact Edition
Closeout Price! By Roy Thomas. Art by Howard Chaykin & Carmine Infantino. The first Star Wars Artifact Edition! Featuring scans of original artwork, mainly from the initial 10 issues of Marvel Comics' groundbreaking Star Wars comics, circa 1977, and from other early issues. There is a wealth of extras, including a cover gallery showcasing some of the very earliest work. IDW, 2015...More.

Item Code: SWAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 160pg, b&w
$125.00 $99.00

Just five copies available at this sale price.
 
ALSO AVAILABLE
STAR WARS ART Ralph McQuarrie
By Ralph McQuarrie, Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, David Mandel, and George Lucas. The definitive deluxe two-volume slipcase of Ralph McQuarrie's complete artwork for Star Wars--the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga's visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers. Abrams, 2016...More.

Item Code: SWARTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x12, 800pg, Partial Color
$250.00 $237.50

And there's even more Star Wars material on our website, like Terry Dodson's Star Wars: Princess Leia, $16.99, now $9.99--seven left at this sale price.

 

Wild Adventures of Tarzan

 
TARZAN TRILOGY
All New! By Thomas Zachek. Art by Douglas Klauba. Cover art by Joe Jusko. Tarzan Trilogy, the third book in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series. It includes three Tarzan novellas that take place in 1937-39: "Tarzan and the Fountain of Youth," "Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance," and "Tarzan the Conqueror". The three tales take place at Point Station, a remote English outpost near the Waziri homelands. Set during the advent of World War II, we see more and more European intrusion of Tarzan's beloved Africa. ERB, 2016...More.

Item Code: TARTR
Soft Cover, 6x9, 380pg, Text/b&w
$19.95

 
TARZAN TRILOGY Hardcover
By Thomas Zachek. Art by Douglas Klauba. Cover art by Joe Jusko. ERB, 2017...More.

Item Code: TARTRH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 380pg, Text/b&w
$34.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
TARZAN The Centennial Celebration
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Scott Tracy Griffin, introduction by Ron Ely. It doesn't get better than this--a great book, now on sale! Celebrating a century of Tarzan, this is a detailed commentary illustrated with the most evocative and beautiful art, beginning with a cover by Neal Adams! There are daily and Sunday pages by Hogarth, Foster and Manning. Extraordinary book covers and interiors by Frazetta, St. John and Krenkel. Comics from Dell, Gold Key, Marvel and Dark Horse. Classic stills from the films, classic covers and art from the first pulp magazine appearances. Titan, 2012...More.

Item Code: TZCENH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 320pg, Full Color
$39.95 $19.95

 
 
ALSO AVAILABLE
TARZAN AND THE MARTIAN LEGION
In Quest of Zonthron. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jake Saunders. Art by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman and Craig Mullins. As befits the ambitious scope of the story, the artistic presentation is unparalleled. One-hundred-thirty new illustrations were commissioned for this opus, with contributions by Thomas Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, on archival, acid-free paper, bound in leather (banth and thoat) in one giant volume. Russ Cochran, 2014...More.

Item Code: MARTLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x12, 424pg, Text/Partial Color
$200.00

See our website for more Tarzan: New Adventures of Tarzan, as well as other novels, graphic novels and comic strip collections.

 

Archives & Graphic Novels

 
THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Epic Collection Volume 2 By Force of Arms
Tales of Suspense #73-99, Iron Man #1 & more, 1966-68 Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Archie Goodwin. Art by Gene Colan and Jack Kirby. Second in the chronology of the very beginning of Iron Man, and amongst the very best early stories and artwork. Stan Lee's and Gene Colan's complete run -- a host of iconic Iron Man adventures, including one of Marvel's first crossovers. Brought before the United States Senate to divulge the secrets of Stark Enterprises, the stakes have never been higher for Tony Stark. Then comes the Mandarin, Whiplash, the Titanium Man; A.I.M (and much more), taking us to the debut of Iron Man's very own solo series! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: IME02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 416pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
IRON MAN Epic Collection Volume 1 The Golden Avenger
Almost Gone! Collects Tales of Suspense #39-72, 1963-65. Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Don Heck, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. The origin and first 34 issues! Marvel had hit after hit in 1963, bringing new characters and fresh concepts to a public primed and ready for heroes with feet of clay. And none touched both that heroic ideal and human reality like Iron Man! A jet-setter, playboy and brilliant scientist, Tony Stark had his life changed forever when a battlefield explosion ripped into his heart. Marvel, 2014...More.

Item Code: IME01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 520pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

More Iron Man is on our website.

 
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS OMNIBUS Volume 1
By John Layman and Keith Champagne. Art by Fabiano Neves. Xena: Warrior Princess returns! Swashbuckling Xena comic book adventures from 2006-2007, including the complete "Contest of Pantheons" and "Dark Xena" storylines written by bestselling writer John Layman (creator of the Eisner award-winning series Chew), plus the special "Strange Visitor" story from Xena Annual #1. Join Xena and her favorite allies Gabrielle, Joxer, and Autolycus as they become embroiled in a feud reaching all the way up to the heavens, courtesy of the machinations of the ruthless Callisto! Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: XWP01
Soft Cover, 7X10, 240pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

Also: Xena Warrior Princess All Roads--Collects Xena Warrior Princess Vol 2 #1-6 from 2016. By Genevieve Valentine. Art by Ariel Medel. [XENWP. $19.99, your price $17.99]

 
JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Now, with the cooperation of the Jack Kirby Estate and under license from Marvel Comics, IDW presents the first Jack Kirby Fantastic Four Artist's Edition! Including FF Annual #6, ALL 48-pages! Also presenting THE COMPLETE issues #71 ("And So It Ends") and #82 through #84, all guest starring the Inhumans plus bringing in Doctor Doom in #84--plus a beautiful gallery section of some of Kirby's most incredible pages, all scanned from the original art! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: JKFFAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00

See more Kirby on our website: Artist's Editions, as well as more in comics.

 

Vess & De Lint Now on Sale

 
CATS AND WILD SISTERS Set
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Charles De Lint. Illustrated by Charles Vess. Two wonderful books for all ages, now on sale. Lillian spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic--until she is bitten by a poisonous snake ....and the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. And Lilian's family meet the Apple Tree Man and travel into fairyland... Two of our very favorite DeLint stories, with wonderful new color illustrations by throughout by Charles Vess. Little Brown, 2013-14...More.

Item Code: CHARP
Soft Cover, 6x8, 572pg, Full Color
$17.99 $8.99

 
THE CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST Hardcover
Closeout Price! Unsigned bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Charles De Lint. Illustrated by Charles Vess. The magic is all around you, if only you open your eyes... Lillian Kindred spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic in her hills--until the day the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. Little Brown, 2013...More.

Item Code: CATTHS
Hard Cover, 6x9, 292pg, Full Color
$17.99 $9.95

 
SEVEN WILD SISTERS Hardcover
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Charles De Lint. Art by Charles Vess. This full-color, illustrated companion novel to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest from two masters of modern fantasy is a captivating adventure about magic, family, and the power in believing in both. When it comes to fairies, Sarah Jane Dillard must be careful what she wishes for. She may have thought she wanted to meet the fairies of the Tanglewood Forest, but that was before she knew the truth about them. When Sarah Jane discovers a tiny man wounded by a cluster of miniature poison arrows, she brings him to the reclusive Aunt Lillian for help. Note: Remainder mark on the bottom page edges. Little Brown, 2014...More.

Item Code: SEVWH
Hard Cover, 6x9, 260pg, Text/Full Color
$18.00 $9.95

These are a steal at this new price. I recommend these constantly at Booktown, the bricks and mortar store where I spend one day a week. I really enjoyed reading both--these turned me on to more work by De Lint, a multiple-award winning fantasy author. I recommend them for any kids 10 and up, or younger if you read to them. See all of Charles Vess's work on our website.

 

Bookbinding, Cover Design, Book Arts

 
ART NOUVEAU GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES: 100 Plates From "La Decoration Artistique"
Reprinting 100 plates from La Decoration Artistique, 1904"“10. Recommended. By Henry Guédy. Designers, collectors, and Art Nouveau aficionados will be delighted  by this original collection of 100 plates of decorative full-color graphics. These authentic images are reproduced from the now extremely hard-to-find periodical La Decoration Artistique, published in Paris in the decade before World War I. They constitute some of the rarest and best material printed during the Art Nouveau period. Uncommonly graceful and appealing masterworks in a new beautifully designed hardcover edition. Calla, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARNGMH
Hard Cover, 10x12, 208pg, Full Color
$50.00 $44.00

 
BEAUTIFUL BOOKBINDINGS: A Thousand Years of Bookbinder's Art
Highly Recommended. By P.J.M. Marks. From exquisite medieval bookbindings made of precious metals and jewels to the unique and highly imaginative creations of contemporary bookbinders, this book celebrates over 100 of the most beautiful bookbindings of the last 1,000 years. As the great aesthete Oscar Wilde believed, bookbindings are beautiful and artistic in their own wonder. Books bound by some of the greatest bookbinders including Mearne, Padeloup, Payne, Simier, Cobden-Sanderson, and others are showcased, further revealing the beauty and skill of this art form. Oak Knoll, 2011...More.

Item Code: BEABH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
$49.95 $44.95

Published in 2014, this is now back in stock. For all of our books on the history of books, click on Beautiful Bookbindings and then look at the Related Items, and the bottom row of other books we recommend. Here are several of those:

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
AESTHETIC TRACTS Innovation In Late-Nineteenth-Century Book Design
Recommended. By Ellen Mazur Thomson. The title comes from a lecture by Sarah Wyman Whitman, the prolific Boston book cover designer. In 1894 she asserted that designers should accept the challenge posed by mass-produced cloth-covered books and transform them into objects of beauty. This draws on examples from France, Great Britain, and the U.S., showing how poets like Rossetti and Mallarme, artists like Whistler and Grasset, binders like T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, sought to craft book designs that were beautiful and eloquent expressions of individual artistry. Oak Knoll, 2015...More.

Item Code: AESTH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 177pg, Partial Color
$55.00 $49.95

 
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CINDERELLA OF THE ARTS
A Short History of Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Highly Recommended. The history of one of the most important craft bookbinding shops of the twentieth century. Founded in 1901, S&S quickly grew into the most important hand bindery of the Edwardian era. Beautifully illustrated in full color, and with rare photos from glass negatives. Includes amazing jeweled, inlaid leather and gold-embossed bindings, some of the finest ever created. Shepherds Oak Knoll Press, 2015...More.

Item Code: CINAH
Soft Cover, 8x11, 195pg, Partial Color
$85.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
POP-UPS FROM PRAGUE A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubasta
Highly Recommended. A very special exhibit catalog based on a show at the Grolier Club, held January 23 through March 15, 2014. This beautifully showcases the broad range of artwork by Czech paper engineer, children's book illustrator, and graphic designer Vojtech Kubasta (1914-1992), and celebrates his life's work. Focusing on his creativity and diversity, more than 100 color reproductions highlight Kubasta's passion for (among other things) the city of Prague, the composer Mozart, and the wonders of childhood. Kubasta created some of the finest pop-up books ever made, and is cited as the creator behind the "second Golden Age" of pop-ups, which began in 1965. Robert Sabuda salutes him as a major influence. Grolier Club, 2013...More.

Item Code: POFP
Soft Cover, 9x12, 82pg, Full Color
$35.00

 

Blemished Copies

 
POLLY AND HER PALS Complete Sunday Comics Volume 2 1928-30 Hurt
1928-30. Highly Recommended. By Cliff Sterrett. Sterrett's most brilliant Sunday pages, from the height of his Surrealistic Period, in a large 12 x 16 format. Right up there with Gasoline Alley's surreal work and Krazy Kat, these are the finest and wildest strips of their time! Polly has always been a secret masterpiece, little known by the general public but beloved by those in the know. Herriman's Krazy Kat also had fun surreal touches, but these Sunday Polly pages take it to the max. They are WILD! IDW, 2015. . Note: Bumped corners and scuffed covers....More.

Item Code: POL02HR
Hard Cover, 12x16, 176pg, Full Color
$75.00 $35.00

 
VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES Volume 13 Hurt
Collects #89-96, 1979-80. By Bill DuBay et al. Art by José Ortiz, Enrich et al. A delightfully devilish selection of the era's best horror and science fiction stories. Encompassing tales of murder machines and winged demons, vivacious were-panthers and killer clones, as well as Vampi's own adventures. And enjoy the creative talent of horror luminaries Bill DuBay, Bruce Jones, Alex Toth, Auraleon, Rudy Nebres, and many others. Dynamite, 2015. Mature Readers. Note: Bumped corners and scuffed dust jackets....More.

Item Code: VAM13HR
Hard Cover, 8x11, 400pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $24.95

We've previously mentioned other hurt or blemished items, see our website for a full listing. These include:

Vampirella Vol 6 and 12, also at $24.95 [VAM06HR, VAM12HR]

The Definitive Flash Gordon Vol 3 and 4 [DEF03HR, DEF04HR. $75, your price $35 ea.]

Rip Kirby Vol 1, 5-8. Vol 6 is $24.95, the rest are $19.95, all down from $49.95 cover price.

 

Warehouse finds

 
THE ART OF TOM LOVELL An Invitation to History
Warehouse find, 1993. Highly Recommended. With the latest Tom Lovell book already sold out, we discovered this, the original Lovell book from Bantam from many years ago. This was part of a series of books produced by Greenwich Workshop, with included the first on James Bama. It's a first class production. Rather than the career-wide material in the latest book, this looks more closely at his contemporary work, involving western illustrations, Indians, frontiersmen, etc. Outstanding throughout. Greenwich Workshop, 1993. Out of Print.. Note: Scuffed dust jackets and slightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: ARTTLO
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
$60.00 $50.00

Only four copies available.
 
ALL ABOUT P'GELL The Spirit Casebook 2
Warehouse find, 1998. Highly Recommended. By Will Eisner. All About P'Gell is a great collection of classic Spirit adventures centered around classic femme fatale P'Gell. The stories are 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." Greenwich Workshop, 1993. Out of Print.. Note: Covers are slightly scuffed....More.

Item Code: AAPG02
Soft Cover, 8x11, 160pg, b&w
$25.00

Four available. See our website for more fine Spirit and Will Eisner books.

 
ART OF CHIODO COLLECTED EDITION
Warehouse find, 1997. Highly Recommended. 1997 from Wildstorm Productions a 93 page retrospective on the artists' work. A review in Spectrum #5 describes it as, "Beautifully displayed, the work of an under-appreciated talent: those familiar only with Chiodo's cute pin-up styling were surprised at the breadth and depth of his range." Joe Chiodo is a colorist in the comics industry, while this is filled with full colour illustrations. Intergalactic girls in hot uniforms and superheroes. We're overdue for a new book of his work, so in the meantime... Greenwich Workshop, 1993. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Slight scuffing to dust jackets, otherwise as new....More.

Item Code: ARTCH
Hard Cover, 9x11, 160pg, Full Color
$19.95

Ten available.
 
FILM POSTERS OF THE RUSSIAN AVANTE-GARDE
Warehouse find, 1995. Recommended. Russian film posters of the 1920s and 1930s bear witness to the artistic creativity of the former Soviet Union in the years before Soviet Realism became the official art doctrine under Stalin. This book represents a survey of these works, displaying a unique avante-garde style that proved influential on the rest of fthe world. Strangely surreal and odd juxtopositions of people, architecture, even abstract designs with influences of Art Deco and sometimes Dali-style strangeness. Taschen, 1995...More.

Item Code: FPRA
Hard Cover, 10x13, 320pg, Full Color
$24.95

Twelve available. For more on Russian graphics and art, and also more vintage poster art, see our website.

 
HOLLYWOOD AND THE COMICS
Warehouse find, 1991. By David Hofstede. Published in 1991, "the first comprehensive guide" to film and television adaptations of comics books and comic strips. Cast lists, credits, plot synopses, reviews and over 100 illustrations. From the serials of the 1940s to the films of the 1980s: Batman, Dick Tracy and Superman, with stars like Brando, Jane Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Al Pacino, Fay Dunaway, and Robin Williams. A snapshot of superheroes before they hit the big time in the 2000's. Zanne-3, 1991. . Note:Scuffed covers....More.

Item Code: HOLC
Soft Cover, 9x11, 198pg, b&w
$12.95

Eight available.
 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE FANTASTIC CHRONICLE OF MOVIE POSTERS SUPERHEROES
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Russ Thorne. Foreword by Pat Mills. Superhero movies have gripped the imagination since the 1950s when the film version of Superman and the Mole Men burst onto a scene dominated 60 years later by blockbuster events from Marvel and DC. The Avengers, Iron Man, Dark Knight, Judge Dredd, Hellboy and the Rocketeer all make an appearance in this fully illustrated, nostalgia-driven, retro history. Flame Tree, 2015...More.

Item Code: FANSH
Hard Cover, 8x9, 128pg, Full Color
$19.99 $6.99

 

Mature Readers

All our titles this week are warehouse finds and in very short supply. We have a big nude photography book from Taschen, Roy Stuart, eight copies available. Sex Symbol Dynasty stars Julie Strain & friends, just three of these. And a classic Luis Royo, III Millennium (Third Millennium) six copies.

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult

 

News and Notes

Our new catalog features The Art of Patrick J. Jones on the cover (see below), and I really enjoyed picking out just the perfect painting to use. We’ve added a full color extra-illustrated bookplate, signed by Patrick--exclusively available from us. The full catalog can be downloaded here. Printed copies will be in the hands of all customers by February 10th or so, a bit longer for foreign customers.

Wally Wood Galaxy Art and Beyond
This flew out of here, rightly so, when it first arrived. And was suddenly out of print. Now we’ve gotten more copies, though with just nine on hand I think we’ll run through them this week. But I am ordering more right after I write this, so we’ll have more very shortly. It’s a wonderful book filled with never-before-collected images.

~Bud

 

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Terry Dodson’s Red One 2, H.G. Wells, Kirby’s Monsters Unleashed, Blood Queen, Harley Quinn 5, Donald’s Timeless Tales 2, Dick Tracy 21, Kelley Jones, WWII Poster

Terry Dodson's Red One 2, H.G. Wells, Kirby's Monsters Unleashed, Blood Queen, Harley Quinn 5, Donald's Timeless Tales 2, Dick Tracy 21, Kelley Jones, World War II Poster. New On Sale: Al Parker, Frank Brangwyn, B&W ImageS Annual 2. Available again: ImageS #1-5. Coming: Omar Rayyan's Goblin Market.

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Images Magazine 1-5 & B&W
Annual 1-2: Back in Stock

 
BLACK & WHITE IMAGES First Annual Collection
Our Highest Recommendation. Edited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Classic pen & ink illustrations from 1890-1922, finely reproduced on heavy matte stock. Special features on T.S. Sullivant (over 70 illustrations), Orson Lowell and Will Crawford. Other artists include: J.C. CollFranklin Booth, Harrison Cady, Arthur Rackham, Harry Rountree, Kay Nielsen, Eric Pape, Herbert Railton, Rose O'Neill, and many others. Vadeboncoeur, 2002...More.

Item Code: IMAA01
Soft Cover, 9x12, 90pg, b&w
$30.00

Just ten copies of this are available.
 
IMAGES ANNUAL 2 The Golden Era of Pen & Ink Illustration1889-1922
Our Highest Recommendation. This second b&w annual features 300 illustrations from 60 different artists and covers a wide range of techniques and media. Included is multi-page material on Norman Lindsay, A.B. Frost, Charles Dana Gibson, W.T. Benda, John D. Batten, Garth Jones, Blanche Greer, and W.R. Leigh. Also included are all 20 of T.S. Sullivant's rare 1896 series, Fables for the Times, and unpublished sections from a Sidney Sime sketchbook. JVJ, 2004. Out of Print....More.

Item Code: IMAA02
Soft Cover, 9x12, 106pg, b&w
$20.00 $9.95

See our website for Annuals 3-5, also on sale at $9.95 each.

 
IMAGES #1
Very limited availability. Highly Recommended. Edited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. This issue spotlights the fantastic art of Heinrich Kley, with a dozen color pieces and many more b&w drawings from rare circa 1910 issues of the legendary German magazine, Jugend. Other marvelous color reproductions include work by Maxfield Parrish (3), Arthur Rackham (5), Vernon Grant, Lee Conrey, T.S. Sullivant, Lawson Wood (one color, three in b&w), Alberto Vargas (from 1921!). "Images Inkspot" features pen & ink artist T.S. Sullivant (1854-1926, Life Magazine contributor) with many wonderfully comic drawings. Vadeboncoeur, 2001...More.

Item Code: IMA01
Soft Cover, 9x12, 22pg, Partial Color
$20.00

 
IMAGES #2
Highly Recommended. Edited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. This issue features the art of Howard Pyle (3 pages of magnificent & rare color work), Willy Pogany (6 pages from Lohengrin, 1912), Arthur Rackham, Haddon Sundblom, Gustaf Tenggren (4 rare & oustanding pieces), Daniel Vierge, J.F. Woolrich, Rolf Armstrong, John Bauer (2 pages), Enoch Bolles, René Bull, Harvey Dunn (cover), Walter Everett, Jules Guérin, Jessie M. King, Charles R. Knight, J.C. Leyendecker (3 pages of rare book illustrations), W. Heath Robinson and Orson Lowell. Vadeboncoeur, 2001...More.

Item Code: IMA02
Soft Cover, 9x12, 32pg, Partial Color
$20.00

 
IMAGES #3
Highly Recommended. Edited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. This issue features the art of Harry Rountree on the cover and first 13 pages. Then we have W. Russell Flint, Arthur Rackham, E.A. Abbey, Gustaf Tenggren, Frank Schoonover, Coles Phillips, Frank Brangwyn, André Castaigne, Herbert Railton, Heinrich Kley, J.C. Coll, Walter Everett, Harold H. Betts, Alphonse Mucha, H.T. "Penny" Ross, Keith Henderson, J.C. Leyendecker, and Orson Lowell. The "Inkspsot" features the b&w work of Will Crawford, circa 1899-1908, another Life artist. Vadeboncoeur, 2002...More.

Item Code: IMA03
Soft Cover, 9x12, 32pg, Partial Color
$20.00

 
IMAGES #4
Highly Recommended. Edited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. This issue features the art of Frank Craig, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Franklin Booth, Edmund Dulac, Katherine S. Dodge, Charles Robinson (7 color pieces), Sarah S. Stilwell (2 lovely pages), J.C. Leyendecker, F.X. Leyendecker, Fortunino Matania, Franz von Bayros, J. Scott Williams, Harry Rountree, Herbert Draper, and Solomon J. Solomon. The "inkspot" features three pages and a short biography of Daniel Vierge (Pablo de Segovia, 1892--the first book ever reproduced direct from the artist's pen drawings). Vadeboncoeur, 2002...More.

Item Code: IMA04
Soft Cover, 9x12, 32pg, Partial Color
$20.00

 
IMAGES #5
Highly Recommended. Edited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. This issue features the art of J.W. Alexander, J.H. Amschewitz, W.J. Aylward, Anna W. Betts, Rene Bull, C.E. Chambers, H.C. Christy, Walter Clark,  J.C. Coll, F. Craig, Charles Folkard, W.H. Foster, W.D. Goldbeck, A.I. Keller, Jessie King, J.C. Leyendecker, J.R. Neill, Kay Nielsen, Parrish, Pogany, Pyle, Herbert Railton (featured in the "Inkspot"), Harry Rountree (two plates from Doyle's The Lost World from the Original Art!), Tony Sarg, E. Wallcousins, Lawson Wood (4 pages), and more. Vadeboncoeur, 2003...More.

Item Code: IMA05
Soft Cover, 9x12, 36pg, Partial Color
$20.00

The publisher has given us just 25 copies of Images #1-5, so act now. All other issues, #6-13, are now on clearance sale at just $9.95 each.

 

New on Sale

 
AL PARKER Illustrator, Innovator
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Edited by Manuel Auad. Introduction by Kit Parker. One of America's best known magazine illustrators from the 1940's to the 1960's, Al Parker was an innovator, a trend setter and a constant experimenter. This lavishly illustrated book covers every aspect of his career with authoritative articles, hundreds of incredible full color illustrations and rarely seen photographs. Each chapter describes his top work for every key American magazine, from fiction illustrations to advertising to covers. Auad, 2014...More.

Item Code: ALPAH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
$44.95 $29.95

 
FRANK BRANGWYN The Way of the Cross
Limited, 750! Our Highest Recommendation. By Frank Brangwyn. Originally printed in 1935 in a limited edition of 250, this new edition features 14 plates--reproduced from the original lithographic reproductions--of the fourteen stations of the cross. Brangwyn, 1867-1956, had an excellent eye for the divinity of the working man and the hardiness of humanity. This superbly produced portfolio, complete with a gorgeous hardcover box in maroon imitation leather, features all 14 large scale full page artworks printed by letterpress on custom 80lb stock.Oversized 11 x 14 inches. Auad, 2009...More.

Item Code: FRBR
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x14, 20pg, b&w
$65.00 $25.00

 

Comic Book Archives & Strips

 
MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Years before Jack Kirby introduced the world to a new age of heroic Marvels, the King of comics terrorized it with an army of monsters -- each more incredible than the one before it! Now, in this collection of 13 stories, meet a menacing menagerie from Kirby's boundless imagination! Plus: five modern-day Marvel takes on Monsters, from Fearless Defenders, Marvel Zombies, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and Totally Awsome Hulk. Includes the early sixtiesdebut of Groot. Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: MONUN
Soft Cover, 7x10, 264pg, Full Color
$34.99 $29.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
MONSTERS Volume 1 The Marvel Monsterbus
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art by Jack Kirby. From Groot to Fin Fang Foom, Marvel is proud to collect Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby's monster masterworks in two astonishing Omnibus volumes! Before they created Marvel's super heroes, they concocted a host of iconic monster menaces--page after page of action-packed classics, many hinting at the famous Marvel heroes and villains to come: Thorr the Unbelievable; a woolly, alien Hulk; the eight-foot-tall Magneto. These tales are the awe-inspiring crucible that created the Marvel Age of Comics! Marvel, 2017. Due May. ...More.

Item Code: MONS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 872pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

 
KA-ZAR Savage Dawn
Collects issues #1-5, 1981. By Bruce Jones. Art by Brent Anderson. A new world for the jungle lord! A hunt for his faithful four-legged friend Zabu takes Ka-Zar beyond the Savage Land...into the ancient paradise of Pangea! But from shining citadels to the lofty heights of the Aerie Shalahn, it's filled with newfound friends - and fresh dangers! Caught between bird-people and pterons, will Kevin Plunder plunge to his doom, or fi nd new love? One way or another, things are going to get complicated for him and Shanna. Because, just as Ka-Zar grapples with exactly what he wants, for some reason the so-called she-devil isn't quite herself. As Ka-Zar wrestles with his restlessness, the stakes become life and death! Savage tales from a series that is one of Marvel's hidden gems! Marvel, 2017...More.

Item Code: KAZSA
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 120pg, Full Color
$15.00 $14.50

 
BLOOD QUEEN OMNIBUS
By Troy Brownfield and Dan Wickline. Art by Fritz Casas et al. The reign of blood begins! Dynamite Entertainment presents the complete saga of the Blood Queen, a dark fantasy reimagining of the infamous historical figure, Countess Elizabeth Bathory. When the king's daughter suffers from a terrible and mysterious malady, Elizabeth -- a young woman of untold power -- is summoned to cure the ailment. Thus begins a journey that will uncover secrets, reveal forbidden desires, and stoke the fires of war! When the smoke clears, one woman may rise to power, ruling through fear and blood sacrifice... but power may prove fleeting, as the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula, sets his fearsome gaze on her sinister beauty! Collects Blood Queen #1-6, the complete four-issue Blood Queen vs. Dracula series, and the Blood Queen 2014 Annual. Dynamite, 2017...More.

Item Code: BLQO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 304pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

 
DONALD DUCK TIMELESS TALES Volume 2
Collects issues #7-12. By Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Luciano Bottaro et al. "Howlin' crashwagons!" IDW's Donald Duck comics come together in a collectors' hardback with more of what you want: more amazing epics by Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, and other great comics maestros; more danger for desperate Donald, and more bills for Uncle Scrooge McDuck, forever hauling his nephew's fat out of the fire! With extras for true Disney Comics aficionados, this collection provides hours of history and thrills. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: DDTT02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 256pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99

Vol 1 is available at the same discounted price. Also in stock are Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales Vols 1 and 2 at the same discounted price.

 
HARLEY QUINN Volume 5 the Joker's Last Laugh (The New 52)
Collects #22-25 & a special issue. By Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Mason Macabre is more than just Harley Quinn's neighbor in her new Coney Island digs—he just might be the man of her dreams. But to save his life, she'll have to face the clown of her nightmares! DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: HQU05
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$16.99 $14.99

See our website for previous collections and all other things Harley, more GNs and statues.

 
THE COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD'S DICK TRACY Volume 21
Dailies & Sundays, 1962-64. By Chester Gould. Dick Tracy leaps into the Space Age when Diet Smith's experimental Space Coupe brings back a visitor from outer space! Meet... Moon Maid, the most outrageous character in the strip's entire history. Prior to venturing where no detective has gone before, Tracy deals with some very earthbound-and gruesomely entertaining-adventures, including the use of napalm (!) to flush out a gang of crooks from their hideout. In these strips from August 27, 1962 through April 12, 1964 Tracy mixes it up with the criminal 52 Gang-each named for a card in the poker deck-who have found a novel way to dispose of the corpses of their enemies, Junior is smitten by a girl who literally wants him dead, Sparkle Plenty falls into the hands of crazed modern artists and their ape accomplice, and (six months before it happened in the "real world") a doctor has perfected heart transplant surgery-but in this case it's on unwilling victims! IDW, 2016...More.

Item Code: CC21H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 272pg, b&w
$44.99 $39.99

Volumes 2, 9, 15, 18-20 are all in stock now. All other volumes are available by special order, allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. See our website for all volumes.

 

H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds

 
SCARLET TRACES Volume 1: War of the Worlds
From 2004-2005. Recommended. By Ian Edginton. Art by D'Israeli. The ground-breaking series is collected in the first of two volumes. Starting with their visionary adaptation of the original novel, this includes the first of three sequel stories set a decade after the Martian invasion. When the bodies of young women are found washed up on the banks of the Thames, Captain Robert Autumn, retired solider and adventurer, and his former Sergeant-Major Archie Currie are drawn into a mystery that leads them to the corridors of power and the Martian King! 2000 AD, 2017...More.

Item Code: COMST01
Soft Cover, 7X10, 144pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #124 The War Of The Worlds
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By H.G. Wells. Art by Lou Cameron. The deluxe hardcover edition of one of H. G. Wells' best science fiction tales, the first novel ever of a Martian invasion of Earth, and one of everyone's favorite CI issues, beautifully adapted and drawn by comic book veteran Lou Cameron and beautifully restored by the team of artists at Jack Lake Productions. This went through eleven printings, an all-time record. William B. Jones provides a fascinating inside look at its history and creation. Jack Lake, 2004...More.

Item Code: CI124H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 48pg, Full Color
$14.99 $7.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WAR OF THE WORLDS By Warwick Goble
Highly Recommended. By H.G Wells. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. For the first time since their original publication in Pearson's Magazine, Warwick Goble's illustrations appear in this exquisite hardcover clothbound edition. Combining the magazine's original art with the revised text from the story's subsequent publication in book form, with more than fifty of Goble's black-and-white wash illustrations. Calla, 2015...More.

Item Code: WARWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 204pg, b&w
$30.00 $25.95

Also available:

Classics Illustrated #133 The Time Machine (CI133. $9.99)

#144 First Man in the Moon (CI144. $9.99)

First Men in the Moon, the novel illustrated by Bob Eggleton (1989, FIRSTS. $25, your price $15).

 

Graphic Novels & Comics Reference

 
RED ONE Volume 2 Undercover
By Xavier Dorison. Art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson. Vera Yelnikov returns to finish her battle with the Carpenter, and then this elite Kremlin agent must carry out her mission of becoming the new darling of America by donning the costume of the superhero Red One! Collects Red One #3-4 & bonus material in an oversized European-style hardcover.Image, 2017...More.

Item Code: REOW02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color
$14.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
RED ONE WELCOME TO AMERICA Signed
Signed bookplate by Dodson! Collects Red One #1-2. Highly Recommended. By Xavier Dorison. Art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson. We always enjoy Terry Dodson's work--here is a wonderful new hardcover album collecting two cool spy stories starring a beautiful heroine. What happens when America's Greatest Hero...is actually a Russian Spy? Contains bonus material in an oversized European-style hardcover. Image, 2015...More.

Item Code: REOWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 80pg, Full Color
$16.99

I really like this book, it's an unusual and gripping adventure, starring a beautiful and capable woman, and of course superbly illustrated by the one-and-only Terry Dodson. Its great to finally see the sequel. Both are in the European-style hardcover album format.

 
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #14 Kelley Jones
Recommended. With Raina Telgemeier, Bob Kane, Sonny Liew, Drew Friedman et al. Spotlight on Kelley Jones! From the early years as inker at Marvel Comics to his rise to present-day greatness at DC depicting Batman, Deadman, and Swamp Thing, massively comprehensive interview chockful of rarely-seen artwork! Plus Will Murray examines the nefarious legacy of Batman co-creator Bob Kane in a feature-length investigation into tragic ghosts (artists and writers) and rapacious greed. They also look at Raina Telgemeier's comics for kids and her magnificent army of devotees. TwoMorrows, 2017...More.

Item Code: CBCR14
Soft Cover, 8x11, 80pg, Full Color
$8.95

See our website for all back issues of Comic Book Creator.

 

Art Books & More

 
WORLD WAR II POSTER
Highly Recommended. By David Pollack. Art by Artzybasheff, Barclay, Benton, Christy, Dorne, Flagg, Vernon Grant, N.C. Wyeth et al.. This book is a visual survey of 504 amazing posters printed by the U.S., the Allies, and the Axis, and offers an overview of the various categories of propaganda posters created in support of the war effort: recruiting, conservation, careless talk/anti-espionage, bond/fundraising, morale, and more. With posters from all combatants, here is a look at propaganda used as a tool by all parties in the conflict and how similar themes crossed national borders. Packed with great illustrators. Schiffer, 2017...More.

Item Code: WWPH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 352pg, Full Color
$50.00 $42.50

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
CARTOONS FOR VICTORY Signed
Signed & limited print, 100! Highly Recommended. By Warren Bernard. Foreword by Bob Dole. Exclusive: Includes a print featuring two rare 1945 Will Eisner pieces, signed & numbered by the author. See how Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and newspaper strips, cartoons, even ads. Showcases cartoonists such as Charles Addams, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, and many others. 90% of this has not been seen since first publication. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.

Item Code: CAVH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x13, 256pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $29.99

 
RETRO GLAMOUR
By Mark Anthony Lacy. While candy-colored pinups may be popular with some, this is a collection of darker, sexy images that reflect the seductive, teasing side of the pinup genre. Seemingly ripped from the men's magazines of yesteryear, these photos are authentic down to the smallest detail as if they were actually taken decades ago--and with a wide variety of ladies, not every one svelte nor Caucasian. Bullet bras, seamed stockings, high heels, and even girdles bursting at the seams! Leave the cutesy stuff behind! Schiffer, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: REGLH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
$34.99 $31.99

There's no full nudity here, thus we're keeping it in this general section.
 

Warehouse Finds

 
KABUKI Circle of Blood
Warehouse find, 1996. Kabuki, an operative of the Noh, a Japanese government policing agency, becomes deeply affected by the death of her mother and can only relate to the world through the security of a mask. Jim Steranko doesn't often write introductions, but he does here, for this popular new series (then) already nominated for a Kirby award, and widely praised by folks including artists Mike Grell and Marvel head Joe Quesada (their testimonials are on the back cover). Collects the very first six issues published by Caliber 1994-95. Caliber, 1996. Mature Readers. Note: Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: KACB
Soft Cover, 7X10, 272pg, b&w
$14.95

Just eight copies available.
 

THE COLLECTED STRANGERS IN PARADISE Volume 1 Signed
Signed. Warehouse find, 1995. Signed! By Terry Moore. Contains: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Katchoo's Revenge," "Over My Dead Body," "Busted," "The Splits," "Sweet Dreams," "Sketchbook," "Where did you get the idea for Strangers in Paradise," and "Yee Ha, Ya'all." This was the first collection from the comic book series, just as it was taking off to become one of the most popular indie series ever done. It's fun to see it in its earliest days, and these were signed by Terry way back when it first came out. Note: Very slight scuffing to corners, that's why they got set aside. Bumped corners....More.

Item Code: CSTP01S
Soft Cover, 7x10, b&w
$10.00

Fifteen copies available.

See two more Warehouse Finds in Mature Readers.

 

Coming in February

 
Goblin Market - An Art Book by Omar Rayyan
Over 100 drawings and water color paintings. Signed! Highly Recommended. An illustrated book exploring the 19th century narrative poem written by Christina Rossetti.One of our favorite artists illustrates one of our favorite fantasy stories! Over 100 drawings and watercolor paintings packed into an 88 page full color book. 10x12 inches, hardcover with a printed dust jacket and an introduction written by the one and only Charles Vess. Illustrator Ruth Sanderson planted the idea in Rayyan's head when he was searching for a personal project to work on outside of his regular commercial work! Omar, 2017. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: GOBMHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 88pg, b&w
$35.00

 
Goblin Market - An Art Book by Omar Rayyan Deluxe Signed
Over 100 drawings and water color paintings. Signed with sketch! Highly Recommended. Omar, 2017. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: GOBMD
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 88pg, b&w
$85.00

 
ART NOUVEAU GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES: 100 Plates From "La Decoration Artistique"
Reprinting 100 plates from La Decoration Artistique, c. 1904"“10. Highly Recommended. By Henry Guédy. Designers, collectors, and Art Nouveau aficionados will treasure this original collection of 100 plates of decorative full-color graphics. These authentic images are reproduced from the now extremely hard-to-find periodical La Decoration Artistique, published in Paris in the decade before World War I. They constitute some of the rarest and best material printed during the Art Nouveau period. Uncommonly graceful and appealing masterworks in a new beautifully designed hardcover edition. Calla, 2017. Due Feb. ...More.

Item Code: ARNGMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x12, 208pg, Full Color
$50.00 $44.00

 
 

Mature Readers

This week a new entry in the ongoing Cavewoman Ankha’s Revenge series, now with #3. Voluptuous nude variant cover by Budd Root. See our site for all special Budd Root covers as well as the recommended new art book, Cave Paintings of Budd Root.

And two warehouse finds:

The Best of American Girlie Magazines is a thick, monstrous collection of 1940s-50s covers and photo-features from magazines like Titter, Wink, Beauty Parade et al. Just 3 available.

Hajime Soryama--The original Taschen book that started it all for this artist. Only 3 available.

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News and Notes

Larry Lowery, the founder of the Big Little Book Club and the publisher of the Big Little Times, has passed away. Larry was also a professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. He was affiliated with the Graduate School of Education for his research and with the Lawrence Hall of Science for his curriculum products. He wrote literally hundreds of books, including many childrens and educational books. In our world, his The Golden Age of Big Little Books remains the head-and-shoulders above the rest, best-book ever done on the subject.

We hope to be able to continue to offer this (we have just two in stock right now) if we can secure additional copies from his daughter, who is handling his estate. Unless someone steps in to maintain the club website and its products, including this book, I will try to keep it in print if I can work it out with the family. It’s produced as a print-on-demand book--full color and 460 pages of it!--just a few copies at a time. It has my highest recommendation.

Larry arranged for his complete--and I mean COMPLETE--Big Little Book collection to go to Hake’s Auctions. Larry was a good friend and a hard-working scholar, publishing the Big Little Times since 1983, and making available an amazing amount of data about all aspects of Big Little Books. At its peak, the club had 1400 members, each one assigned a number that corresponded to a Whitman BLB title. I already miss him.

Computer Issues Update
As I previously mentioned, we had a server crash on December 22. Although it’s taking us much more time to perform tasks by hand that were previously done electronically, we’re getting all orders out as usual. And we are bringing up a new software system to get all processes back up. For example, all customers have had to give us their full mailing information, which we used to have in their file, because that data was not available yet--we just got it and will have it online in the next few days.

The one major issue for us has been backorders--not regular orders, just advance orders for Coming Items and orders placed for out-of-stock items. These would have been placed by customers prior to December 22. Although we have these in data form, we’ve been unable to bring them up with all the correct payment information, shipping address, etc. so that we could send them out. So no items on backorder before December 22 were shipped. Now we have secured that data, so beginning January 19th, those backorders are being processed. We should have everything that's been received shipped in the next week or so.

I apologize for the delay with these. All the folks here, and two outside IT people, are working extremely hard to get us back up to speed.

Upcoming Book Shows
Anne and I will be exhibiting at the following shows:

Feb 4-5, 2017--Pasadena Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair, Pasadena, California

Feb 10, 11, 12--50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Oakland, California

March 19--Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collector’s Show, Glendale, California

March 25--Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, Sacramento, California

 

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