Thursday, January 31, 2019

2019 Calendars on sale, Coles Phillips, Sally the Sleuth, Lone Sloane, Dick Tracy, Jim Lee, Brian Froud and more…

All 2019 Calendars go on sale this week. Coles Phillips is examined in a Dover edition. We also have a fun Sally the Sleuth collection, a new Druillet Lone Sloane, Dick Tracy 25 and Steve Canyon 9. Jim Lee gets an Artifact Edition, Taschen's The Magic Book is now a bargain, Lisbeth Salander returns in The Girl Who Danced With Death, Brian Froud's World of Faerie is revised and expanded. Marvel's Conan Omnibus deserves a Harvey, it's packed with extras. And the enormous Dinomania is now bargain-priced.

Illustrated Histories & The Pulps  |  Bargain Art Books from Dover  |  The Art of Magic!
Lone Sloane  |  Comic Book & Comic Strip Archives  |  Conan by Roy Thomas & Barry Windsor-Smith

Faeries & Brian Froud  |  Jim Lee  |  Back in stock - New on sale  |  2019 Calendar Sale
Rare & Out of Print  |  Mature Readers  |  News and Notes  |  Website Index

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Special Colour Edition with bonus pages. Highly Recommended. By Adolphe Barreaux. Foreword by Tim Hanley. From DC Comics' secret history. A fascinating new collection of Sally the Sleuth adventures culled from both comics and pulps published by Trojan, a silent arm of Donenfeld's DC Comics in the 1940s and early 50s. With 100 pages in full color! Sally the Sleuth was one of the naughtiest heroines of the golden age. She started in two- and four-page black & white "comic strips" in 1934-43 issues of Spicy Detective Stories, one of the most risque under-the-counter pulps. This collects 65 of those. Then she moved into slightly less sexy but still scandalous comic book stories in Crime Smashers #1-15, all of which are here, right up to 1953. Bedside Press, 2018...More.

Item Code: SALSL
Soft Cover, 6x9, 296pg, Partial Color

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Volume 4 The Girl Who Danced With Death
At last, the long awaited continuation of the Lisbeth Salander trilogy. Recommended. Written by Sylvain Runberg. Art by Belen Ortega. Lisbeth Salander returns in this gripping new story written specifically for the graphic novel format. This time around, we find Lisbeth preparing to hack a gigantic data center and expose the Swedish secret service's secret files. Unfortunately, nothing is simple, and Lisbeth once again finds herself in need of Mikael Blomkvist's help when her friend Trinity is kidnapped. In a world of conspiracy and mistrust, their investigation soon leads them to the obscure group known only as "Sparta"... Titan Comics, 2019. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: GIT04
Soft Cover, 7x10, 176pg, Full Color
$22.99 $19.99

Recommended. By Shaun Tan. A new picture book, for all ages, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival. Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. He works in an office but clearly doesn't fit in well with his tiny size and his appetite for green leaves! But in the end, just when you think he's given up, he makes a transformation into something ineffably beautiful. A metaphor for growing up? A bit of inspiration for the unappreciated striver in all of us? Yes, yes, and more. Embossed cover. Athur A. Levine, 2019...More.

Item Code: CICAH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 32pg, Full Color


Illustrated Histories & The Pulps

Closeout Price! Movies - TV & Streaming - Art - Comics - Pulp Magazines - Fiction. Recommended. By Roger Luckhurst, Mike Ashley et al. A brilliant concoction of movie posters, stills, book & pulp covers, fantastic art and incredible timelines. Companion to and same format as Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction. Roots in Gothic literature move into the 20th century, movies of Peter Jackson, streaming TV series such as Grimm, and the fantasy of Neil Gaiman. From the wellspring of Frankenstein, Germanic fairy tales, and heroic myths discover the path through the 1930s pulps; the schlock horror of early modern movies, the invention of High Fantasy by Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Flame Tree, 2018...More.

Item Code: ASTIFH
Hard Cover, 12x11, 192pg, Full Color
$35.00 $24.99

Closeout Price! Movies - Art - Comics - Pulps - Fiction - Fantasy - Horror. Highly Recommended. By Dave Golber, Jess Nevins et al. A fine all-new illustrated history of science fiction. Using timelines, online links, illustrations, movie posters & well-selected stills, book covers, and more, this amazing new book propels us into the well of modern imagination, from its roots in Frankenstein, through Verne, H.G. Wells, the late gothic and weird horror of Lovecraft to the mass market Pulps. Then a new generation of writers (Bradbury, Bloch, Asimov, Philip K. Dick), television and film, right up to the present day. Flame Tree, 2017...More.

Item Code: ASTIH
Hard Cover, 12x11, 192pg, Full Color
$35.00 $24.99

ART OF THE PULPS An Illustrated History
Our Highest Recommendation. Experts in each of the ten major pulp genres, such as Detective, Hero, Spicy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Aviation, chart for the first time the complete history of pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers and their readers. Illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best pulp covers and graphics. Plus two special chapters: David Saunders on artists Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer and Ed Hulse looks at H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: ARTPIH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x11, 240pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Our Highest Recommendation. By Mitch Maglio. Art by Matt Baker, Lou Fine et al. From sexy jungle girls to even sexier ray gun toting space women and beyond, Fiction House Comics had it all! Now for the first time the entire history of Fiction House, the leading purveyor of Good Girl art during the Golden Age of Comics, is told in a single volume! Stuffed with breathtaking cover reproductions, original artwork, dozens of cover preliminaries by Joe Doolin (!) and even full length stories. The story of one of the most successful publishers ever, from their pulp origins on, with artwork by Matt Baker, George Tuska, Lou Fine, Bob Lubbers, Murphy Anderson, Lily Renee and many others. IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: FICHOH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 300pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

DC COMICS BEFORE SUPERMAN Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics
Introduction by Jim Steranko. Highly Recommended. By Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The Major's granddaughter Nikki and noted comics historian Dave Armstrong have compiled an in-depth look at the formation of National Allied Publications, which would become DC Comics...and the man behind New Fun, New Comics, and more. That would be the Major. As a bonus, Armstrong has carefully sought out and scanned three extremely rare series from these impossible-to-find issues, all written by the Major. The complete run of Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow (art by the superlative Leo O'Mealia), Blood Pearls (art by the innovative and delightfully bizarre Munson Paddock), Foe of the Borgias (art- Sven Elven), The Golden Dragon (art- Tom Hickey) and more! Hermes, 2018...More.

Item Code: DCBEFH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 192pg, Full Color
$60.00 $54.95

See our website for more Pulp Art, and Evermore: The Persistence of Poe [EVPH. $40].


Bargain Art Books from Dover

FADEAWAY The Remarkable Imagery of Coles Phillips
Highly Recommended. Introduction by Scott M. Fischer. Coles Phillips (1880–1927) was among the most in-demand illustrators in his field during the 1910s and 20s. A dynamic and highly skilled watercolor artist and draftsman, Phillips created dozens of covers for mainstream American magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Life, and The Saturday Evening Post. This original compilation features more than 80 color plates selected from two of Phillips' early collections, A Gallery of Girls and A Young Man's Fancy, in addition to images from other sources. In 1908 he created his famous "Fade Away Girl," for which he is still most remembered. Dover, 2019...More.

Item Code: FADEA
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color
$19.95 $17.95

N.C. WYETH Great Illustrations
Highly Recommended. Edited by Jeff Menges. Before Andrew and Jamie, there was N.C. Wyeth, the star pupil at Howard Pyle's Brandywine School. This features more than 100 of Wyeth's most iconic images in full color including scenes from The Last of the Mohicans, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Rip Van Winkle, King Arthur and more. These dramatic visions are loaded with incredible color and dramatic hubris--a must for fans of the golden age of illustration. Dover, 2011...More.

Item Code: NCWGR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 110pg, Full Color
$22.95 $19.95

Highly Recommended. Selected and edited by Jeff A. Menges. This original volume, the first available collection of Rackham's line art, features images from throughout his career, including illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and some rare periodical work such as two seldom-seen magazine features on the artist: "Arthur Rackham: The Wizard at Home," a 1905 article from The International Studio, and "Arthur Rackham: A Painter of Fantasies," a 1914 article from St. Nicholas Magazine. Dover, 2017...More.

Item Code: FANLAR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 162pg, b&w

PEN DRAWING AND PEN DRAUGHTSMEN A Classic Survey of the Medium and Its Masters
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Joseph Pennell. One of the must-have early reference books by a renowned artist himself, first published in 1920, the heyday of fine pen & ink illustration. Joseph Pennell highlights his opinionated "technical suggestions" with more than 400 illustrations by 250 famous artists, including Dürer, Manet, Renoir, Beardsley, Pyle, Hiroshige, Rackham, Clement Coll, Franklin Booth, Edwin Abbey, Schwabe, Kley--all the name artists from 1880-1920. Each of the high-quality reproductions is accompanied by a critique of its style and execution and comparisons to the artist's other works and those of contemporaries. Dover, 2013...More.

Item Code: PENDRA
Soft Cover, 9x12, 432pg, Text/b&w
$34.95 $17.50

See more art books (and several sale-priced graphic novels) from Dover here, beginning with the latest.


The Art of Magic!

Highly Recommended. By Mike Caveney and Jim Steinmeyer. Edited by Noel Daniel. An amazing 850 rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings as well as paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Caravaggio among others, The Big Book of Magic traces the history of magic as a performing art. Combining sensational images with incisive text, the book explores the evolution of the magician's craft, from medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; from the 19th century's Golden Age of Magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century's vaudevillians. Giant edition, in a slipcase. Taschen, 2018...More.

Item Code: MAGIH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 544pg, Full Color

This began as a deluxe $200 collection, then was done in a smaller format for $70, and now its available once again at a new even-lower price. All previous editions are sold out. It's a great book, it's so popular Taschen also did a calendar and a postcard set of the images.

1935-1937. The Hidden Kingdom of Murderers. Highly Recommended. By Lee Falk and Phil Davis. This unusual strip was the first to feature a magician. Unlike other adventurers, Mandrake used his illusionist skills and his head, rather than his fists. Artist Phil Davis's work is as good as Alex Raymond's from the same period, exhibiting a fine-line brush and beautiful girls as good as the master. I'm very excited to finally have this long-overdue collection of a superior, oft-neglected classic. Titan, 2016...More.

Item Code: MMS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Mandrake also has a 1930s Dailies Volume 1 [MAMD01H. $39.99, your price $34.99], a Fred Fredericks Dailies Volume 1 [MANFD01H. $49.99, on sale at $29.99], and a Fred Fredericks Sundays Volume 1 [MANFS01H. $49.99, your price $39.99].

For more on magic, see Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 [MAGRH. $24.99] and Books of Magic 1 [BOMA01. $34.99, your price $24.99—only three left].


Lone Sloane by Druillet

Recommended. By Gustave Flaubert and Philippe Druillet. In the third century BC, mercenaries of Carthage rose against their rulers. And two barbarian clan chiefs, Matho and Narr'Havas, fell in love with the beautiful and ethereal Salammbo, daughter of Hamilcar of Carthage. Based on the 19th century novel by Flaubert, Salammbo is appropriated and recontextualised by Druillet in this masterwork of psychedelic metaphysical panorama. Mad battles and demonic warriors transpose the Punic Wars into Druillet's space fantasy universe. Oversized and lengthy. Titan Comics, 2018...More.

Item Code: SALAMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 186pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99

Also in stock at $19.95, your price $17.99, in order of publication are 6 Voyages of Lone Sloane [6V01H], Lone Sloane Delirius [6V02H] and Lone Sloane: Gail [6V03H]. And here's at look at one of the original books, the only one we have right now, from Rare Books:

LONE SLOANE Le Mystere Des Abimes
Recommended. This is both Philippe Druillet's first appearance in print, and the first of Lone Sloane--it is in French and printed in two colors, much like Barbarella. This scarce hardcover was published in 1966. Lone Sloane was then serialized in the French/Belgian magazine Pilot from February 1970 to April 1971, collected in further French editions, then revamped by the author for Metal Hurlant magazine and ultimately done in English years later. Nudity. First Edition. Le Terrain Vague, 1966. Out of Print.. Condition: Near Fine (see below)....More.

Item Code: RB62
Hard Cover, 10x13, 72pg, Two Color
$150.00 $99.00


Comic Book & Comic Strip Archives

Dailies & Sundays, 1969-70. Recommended. By Chester Gould. Dick Tracy closes out the 1960s by moonlighting--he becomes Head of Security and Law Enforcement for Diet Smith's operations based on the moon. Soon Tracy learns that an international crime syndicate, the Apparatus, has infiltrated Smith's organization on the lunar surface. Determined to expand its nefarious empire, the Apparatus snares Dick and Tess Tracy, leaving them caught in one of the most frightening death traps in the history of the series--leaving  Tracy blind, with the killers still after him! Tracy then meets Tinky, a young blind girl who will play a key role throughout the 1970s. IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: CC25H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 296pg, b&w
$44.99 $39.99

See all back volumes on our website. Also the three Feature Book facsimile editions, very handsome, reprinted exactly as they first appeared in 1937 and 1938. These are warehouse finds themselves, published in 1982. Now marked down, published at $14.95, to $9.95 each: [DTFB04, DTFB08, DTFB09]. We have just these left: five of #4, three of #8 and six of #9.

STEVE CANYON Volume 9 1963-64
Contraband Cargo. Dailies and Sundays. Recommended. By Milton Caniff. Six white horses laid a President to rest as a nation wept, but Milton Caniff knew that a man—and a nation—must carry on. In these stories from 1963-64, the globetrotting Steve Canyon foils diabolical enemy plots in half a dozen countries. Steve goes undercover in Turkey, tries not to get clawed by his old "friend" Cheetah during an encounter in western Mexico, and tackles a communist plot in Africa. And after being embroiled in a royal family feud in the fictional kingdom of Mahnay, Canyon has his first brush with military action in Vietnam! IDW, 2018...More.

Item Code: SC09H
Hard Cover, 11x9, 336pg, Partial Color
$49.99 $39.99

Volumes 1, 3, 4 and 8 are in stock now. The others are still in print but are special order items that take 3-4 weeks.

The Torch v. Subby from Marvel Mystery #7-10 and Human Torch 5, 8 and 10, 1940-43. Recommended. By Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, et al. Covers by Alex Schomberg. Celebrate 80 years of Marvel Comics, decade by decade -- beginning with the first two superstars of the Flying Forties! The original Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner get along as well as fire and water, and Timely's greatest cross-overs feature the twin titans clashing in fantastic feature-length fisticuffs! A rivalry for the ages is born when Namor, mistreated by the surface world, attacks New York -- and the Torch stands in his way! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: Dec-40
Soft Cover, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
$24.99 $21.99

WHAT IF? CLASSIC The Complete Collection Volume 1
Collects What If? #1-12, 1977. Recommended. By Roy Thomas, Jim Shooter, Jack Kirby et al. The first twelve issues of the most awesomely off-beat series of all time. DC had their Imaginary Stories and Marvel was always quick to use a good idea. Twelve titanic tales like What if Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four? What if the Fantastic Four had Different Super-Powers? Daredevil's secret exposed? The identity of Thor passed down to another? A new Hulk? Multiple Spider-Men? Some of the ideas that shook Marvel's foundation got their start right in the realm of remote possibility overseen by the wondering Watcher! Marvel, 2018...More.

Item Code: WHAT01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 432pg, Full Color
$39.99 $34.99


Conan by Roy Thomas & Barry Windsor-Smith

Collects Conan the Barbarian #1-26, 1970, Savage Tales #1 + much more, 1970+. Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas, John Jakes et al. Art by Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane, John Buscema et al. The greatest saga in sword-and-sorcery history begins -- the saga of Conan! Born on a battlefield in the frozen lands of Cimmeria, Conan fights his way through the untamed Hyborian kingdoms, sparing no man, woman or wizard his wrath. His adventures will become legend. He will become king. Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith brought Robert E. Howard's iconic creation to four-color life with work that set new standards for comic book storytelling and catepaulted Smith from newcomer to fan favorite artist. Marvel, 2019...More.

Item Code: CONB01H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 776pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

No. 4, 1975. Oversized 10x13. Highly Recommended. By Roy Thomas. Art by Barry Windsor-Smith and Silvio Buscema. In the same giant editions as the much-loved DC First Editions, Marvel here collects the very fine work of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith in a wonderful size never seen before in comics. Includes "An Informal History of the Thomas/Smith Conan", and the stories from the original Marvel Conan series: "Rogues in the House" and one of Howard's best tales, "Red Nails." Bonus features include "The Road to Aquilonia (map)" and "Conan Unconquered (Pin-up)" plus a fabulous cover. Marvel, 1975...More.

Item Code: CONCBR
Soft Cover, 10x13, 100pg, Full Color

Someone put these away many years ago—they are raw copies, they weren't even bagged and boarded (until now). We also have two $20 copies which show just a bit of wear, so I called them fine/Fine+ [CONCBRH. $20] There are only six of the $30 edition.

Click here to see all the other Conan collections, including the fine Dark Horse Omnibus series. And two Rare Books, Black Stranger Manuscript [RB276. just marked down from $300 to $200] and an uncommon fine copy in a near fine jacket of The Return of Conan hardcover from 1957, with a jacket by Wally Wood! [RB896. $225]


Faeries & Brian Froud

We've added a specially illustrated bookplate signed by Froud. Recommended. By Brian Froud. Afterword by Charles de Lint. Return to Brian Froud's own faerielands with a revised and expanded edition. Paintings, watercolors, and drawings never before seen. Drawing inspiration from the gnarled shrubbery of England's windswept moorlands, Brian is the mad genius behind Jim Henson's film The Dark Crystal and Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. Enhanced by Froud's own words about his experiences and insights, nudes of lovely faerie women. Oversized 9x13, very impressive with a handsome new cover. Insight Editions, 2018...More.

Item Code: BRIFWHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x13, 192pg

While packing for our recent book show, we discovered 3 first edition copies of this, still in shrinkwrap. They are listed this week in our Rare and Out of Print section.
Signed bookplate! Recommended. Froud provides eight pages of wonderful drawings, plus delightful endpapers in full color. And most choice are the delightful gold-embossed front and (different) back cover, printed on soft green cloth. The rest of the book is blank ivory white pages ready for your sketches, notes, or diary--whatever you might use such a handsome book for. Includes a large pocket in the rear. An inspiration to artists and writers. The covers are a pure delight, harkening back to the handsome illustrated books of one hundred years ago. Insight, 2018...More.

Item Code: BRIFHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 192pg, Partial Color

From 2012 to 2018. Highly Recommended. By Claire Wendling. A new collection of over 240 never-before-published drawings plus several color illustrations. This 104-page, full-color, perfect-bound upscale trade paperback with cover flaps includes drawings for comic book covers, posters, and magazine illustrations; remarks and dedications in books; unused drawings; and many excerpts from Claire's personal sketchbooks. Among a fine variety of work are many nubile young women, often nude and always cute, reminding me of Wally Wood's elfish fantasies. Stuart Ng, 2018...More.

Item Code: RAINB
Soft Cover, 6x8, 104pg, Partial Color

GIANTS, TROLLS, WITCHES, BEASTS Ten Tales From The Deep, Dark Woods
Imagine Bone's Jeff Smith doing ten fun stories! Highly Recommended. By Craig Phillips. Introduction by Carole Wilkinson. A cobbler girl tricks the Wawel Dragon, after all the king's knights fail. The Polar Bear King loses his skin. Momotaro, born from a peach, defies the ogres everyone else is too scared to face. Snow White and Rose Red make friends with a bear. From Poland to Iceland, Japan to Germany, these ten fairytales from across the globe are re-told as comics. And the artist has a whimsical, almost animation-like style that reminds us of the great Jeff Smith (Bone). Giants! Trolls! Witches! Beasts! You will encounter them all in this visual cornucopia of a book. Perfect all-ages book and an ideal Christmas gift. Allen & Unwin, 2017...More.

Item Code: GIATR
Soft Cover, 8x11, 184pg, Full Color

We also have just one copy left of the excellent The Book of Giants by Petar Meseldzija, Flesk, 2015 [BOGIH. $34.95]. And see our website for more books with Fairies!


Jim Lee

JIM LEE DC LEGENDS Artifact Edition
Highly Recommended. 25 years of Jim Lee's storied career, showcasing his rendition of Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and his voluptuous ladies, such as WildC.A.T.s and other pre-DC work. Lee places his own unique stamp on each character, his work is powerful and highly detailed. Lee began his career at Marvel Comics in the mid-1980s. Rising in popularity at a rapid pace, he soon took over the company's flagship title and made it his own: The X-Men. In the '90s, Lee formed his own company, WildStorm Productions, which was later bought by DC Comics, allowing him the opportunity to draw their most iconic superheroes. IDW, 2018...More.

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

Here is more by Jim Lee, starting with his latest collections.

And here are all of our Artist's and Artifact Editions. Click here to see them all starting with the latest, and here to see them beginning with closeouts—most have just one or two copies left at these reduced prices.


Back in stock — New on sale

DINOMANIA The Lost Art of Winsor McCay
Closeout Price! The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York! Highly Recommended. By Ulrich Merkl. An impressive, king-sized book that was rather expensive originally, but now a true bargain. Merkl explores the influences McCay brought to this genre--including McCay's own Gertie the Dinosaur animated shorts-- the animation in 1933's King Kong, tracing our love of dinosaurs and monster movies down through the decades. Wonderful reproduction, dozens of previously unseen "lost" full color McCay pages from 1937, plus wonderful "Dino" strips direct from proofs. Breathtakingly designed, each page is overflowing with amazing imagery--most rarely seen or never seen before. Very, very cool. Fantagraphics, 2015...More.

Item Code: DINOMH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 304pg, Partial Color
$95.00 $39.95

LITTLE NEMO Dream Another Dream
Back in Stock at a great new Sale Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Bill Sienkiewicz, Charles Vess, P. Craig Russell, David Mack et al. Contemporary artists pay tribute to this beloved and imaginative Sunday page. They have created 118 entirely new Little Nemo pages, all full Sunday page size! Contributors also include Paul Pope, J.H. Williams III, Carla Speed McNeil, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Farel Dalrymple, Marc Hempel, Nate Powell, Jeremy Bastian, Jim Rugg, Ron Wimberly, Scott Morse, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Mike Allred, Dean Motter, Yuko Shimizu, Roger Langridge, Craig Thompson, and Mark Buckingham, among many others. Locust Moon, 2014...More.

Item Code: LNDRH
Hard Cover, 16x21, 144pg, Full Color
$124.99 $45.00

Here's another big, big book that is now on sale. Its been selling briskly—you have to see it to appreciate it, it's huge and it's great fun, with all new artwork. check out all six of our interior scans—we usually do 3 or 4, but I couldn't settle for less than these.


2019 Calendar Sale

We put a few titles on sale in our last Clearance Sale. Now it's time to close out the rest of the titles. Most are now $6.99; Vintage titles ($16.95) are now $8.99; a couple other specialty titles are half price. Very small quantities available. Also click here for 2018 and older titles at $2.99. This includes adult titles.

Item Code: FRAZ19.
10x14, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99 $6.99

GUSTAVE DORE 2019 Calendar

Item Code: GD19.
12x12, 24pg, b&w
$12.99 $6.99


Item Code: SVF19.
12x12, 24pg, b&w
$12.99 $6.99

WOMEN OF MYTH AND MAGIC Kinuko Craft 2019 Calendar

Item Code: WOME19.
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99 $6.99

PIN-UPS BY ELVGREN 2019 Calendar

Item Code: PUP19.
12x12, 24pg, Full Color
$14.99 $6.99


Item Code: LP19.
12x12, 24pg, b&w
$14.95 $6.99


Rare & Out of Print

We have 3 first printings of Brian Froud's World of Faerie, still in shrinkwrap, includes a signed bookplate.

A few copies of The Art of Rowena, including a signed softcover still in shrinkwrap.

Fantastic fantasy art by Don Maitz in First Maitz, including a signed copy.

Finally, a collection of great sci-fi artists in The Art of the Fantastic, limited to 1200 copies.

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Mature Readers

Our newest Cavewoman, A Wizard, A Sorceress and Meriem, finds our girl modeling a new Oasis costume that consists of essentially nothing. Comes with a nude cover done by Budd Root.

Click here for more 33 more Cavewoman issues, beginning with the latest releases.

Like to see our adult closeouts? Click here for 95 deeply discounted items, starting with $2.99 calendars, to a Dave Stevens Sketchbook ($5) and a whole bunch of SQ erotic art books at $7.50 and lots more, including Bettie Page, Vanessa DelRio and DVDs.

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Upcoming Bookfairs

Just a reminder that Anne and I will be exhibiting at two consecutive fairs in California coming up: Rare Books LA at the Pasadena Convention Center Feb 1 and 2, (note this is Friday and Saturday only), and at the Oakland International Antiquarian Book Fair February 8-10, Friday through Sunday.

We will also be exhibiting at the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, March 23, and a comic show, Sac-Con, March 17, also in Sacramento, California.



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