Thursday, October 28, 2021

Fred Kelly’s Mr. Monster, P. Craig Russell’s 101 Drawings, Gorey Secrets, Brereton’s Nocturnals Omnibus, Toppi, and more calendars.

Fred Kelly's Mr. Monster signed by Michael Gilbert is here; P. Craig Russell's limited and signed 101 Drawings; Iain McCaig's Expanded Shadowline; Gorey Secrets; from Dark Horse, a bargain-priced Nocturnals Omnibus; a new Toppi, and Don Rosa's Deluxe Scrooge, also signed.

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MR. MONSTER The Original Adventures of Doc Stearne Signed
Signed full color bookplate with new work by Michael T. Gilbert, limited to 300! Our Highest Recommendation. Mr. Monster was one of the many heroes created during the Golden Age of Canadian comics, long forgotten. But Michael T. Gilbert updated this same Mr. Monster in the 1980s, and we've all seen what fun he had with the character. This new collection includes the two original 1940s Mr. Monster stories plus the earlier Doc Stearne stories and covers. Also included is never-before seen art, an interview with creator Fred Kelly, a new afterword by Michael T. Gilbert and an original pin-up gallery from over two-dozen contemporary Canadian artists! Raid, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MRMOHS
Hard Cover, 7x9, 110pg, Partial Color
We don't do limited edition bookplates very often. This one is hand-numbered and limited to 300. First orders in will get the earliest numbers.

Art Books


101 DRAWINGS By P Craig Russell Signed
Signed & limited to 500. Highly Recommended. An elegant oversized hardcover with the crème de la crème of Russell's black and white illustrations from the past 45 years — carefully chosen and annotated by the artist himself. Presented in chronological order, the first from 1976's Curse of the Ring Portfolio. Plus thirty all-new images in print here for the very first time. Includes rare crowdfunding work and commissions. Wayne Alan Harold Productions, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: 101DRD
Hard Cover, 12x12, 112pg, b&w
More of Russell's work is on our website. Comic Book Creator #22 [CBCR22. $9.95] has an excellent cover feature on his work, and includes a NEW cover by him.

SHADOWLINE The Art of Iain McCaig Revised and Expanded
Highly Recommended. A stunning collection from renowned artist Iain McCaig, now expanded with sixteen pages of bonus content from this expert craftsman and storyteller, best known for his work as a principal designer on the three Star Wars prequels, including the iconic characters Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, as well as his work on many major motion pictures, television, and video games. His touch can be seen in such acclaimed films as Terminator 2, Hook, Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Insight Editions, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: SHADLH
Hard Cover, 9x13, 256pg, Partial Color
$60.00 $52.50
See the website for Star Wars art by McQuarrie, Dave Dorman, Al Williamson, Walt Simonson as well as production art.

GOREY SECRETS Artistic and Literary Inspirations Behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey
Recommended. By Malcolm Whyte. Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was a fascinating and prolific author and artist. Of the one hundred delightful and fascinating books that Gorey wrote and illustrated, he rarely revealed their specific inspirations or their meanings. Where did his intriguing ideas come from? In Gorey Secrets: Artistic and Literary Inspirations behind Divers Books by Edward Gorey, Malcolm Whyte utilizes years of thorough research to tell an engrossing, revealing story about Gorey's unique works. University of Mississippi Press, 2021....More.

Item Code: GORSH
Hard Cover, 8x10, 176pg, Partial Color

Slipcased set. Limited, 1500. Recommended. Art by Moebius, Juan Gimenez, Zoran Janjetov and Travis Charest. Visionary author, filmmaker, and philosopher Alejandro Jodorowsky has created — with some of the world's most singular and talented sequential artists — an incredible Sci-Fi universe, full of love, revenge, intrigue, betrayal, and redemption. Its two cornerstone series are The Incal and The Metabarons, which together have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. This encyclopedic reference book is packed with fascinating insights from the creators, Jodorowsky and Mœbius, alongside revealing text and rare and unseen preliminary illustrations and much more. Impressive deluxe editions, two in slipcase. Humanoids, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: DECJH
Hard Cover, 10x13, 376pg, Full Color
$125.00 $110.00
There is more Jodorowsky (and Moebius) on our website, including his latest major book, here in November.

Comics, Archives, Graphic Novels


NOCTURNALS Omnibus Volume 1 Signed
Signed Bookplate. Bargain-priced. Highly Recommended. Wow, this is a really hefty volume that rightly should be priced at $50! Four lush, innovative, action-packed graphic novels in one: Black Planet, Punkinheads, Carnival of Beasts, and Troll Bridge. Black Planet is the Eisner-nominated graphic novel which kicked off the captivating and weird tales of horror and crime starring the Nocturnals vigilante team of monster-hunters. Dark Horse, 2021....More.

Item Code: NOC01HS
Hard Cover, 8x12, 320pg, Full Color
Note that our full color Frankenstein bookplate is only available on the first 18 copies that we sell. After that Dan's giving us another different bookplate. See our website for all of Dan's latest, including the new Octoberlands Portfolio. We still have a couple remarqued editions left, while they last. Dan was delivering these to us, and generously added an extra small drawing to the title page as a bonus for early customers.

Almost Gone! Our Highest Recommendation. The sixth of a seven-volume library: six tales of folklore set in Medieval Japan. Presented in English for the first time since the 1970s and 1980s. Tales of ronin, demons, a retired samurai, the beautiful fox goddess and an unlikely savior, this collection includes "Tanka," "Kimura," "The Return of Ishi," "Sato," "Ogari 1650," and "Momotaro." Toppi is widely considered one of the world's greatest visionaries in the art of sequential storytelling, with his evocative, detail-oriented pen-and-ink style. Magnetic Press, 2021. Out of print. Condition: We are unable to get perfect copies; these have bumped corners and/or dented cover edges....More.

Item Code: COLT06H
Hard Cover, 9x12, 144pg, b&w
$24.99 $19.99
We've had nothing but difficulty getting as-new copies of this. Our first shipment, then a replacement shipment, all came hurt. Now we are told there are no more available, so we're going ahead and listing these as they are. Volumes 1-5 are all currently in stock, same $24.99 price. All are Highly Recommended.

Collects #1-6. Recommended. By Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Jakub Rebelka. One thousand years after humans have gone extinct and artificial intelligence has taken over the world, a single man is brought back to life — David Adams, the genius whose technology was responsible for the destruction of his species, and who has been given a second chance at life in order to save mankind and undo his biggest mistake. But even with the help of an android girl, his first creation, he may not be enough to reignite the spark of humanity or stop the AI overlords who plan to eliminate the last hope for mankind. Boom!, 2021....More.

Item Code: ORIGI
Soft Cover, 7x10, 144pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

Recommended. By R. Kikuo Johnson, long time New Yorker artist and graphics art teacher. This is a subtle little tale, told by a native Hawaiian Islander. Charlene is a divorced mom, has a young son named Brandon, and works full-time as a nurse while also caring for her infirm father. She is barely holding their lives together when tragedy strikes. Charlene, who has put everyone but herself first for years, sees it as an opportunity for a new start of sorts. That is, at least, until her easy-come, easy-go brother, Robbie — a well-intentioned but unserious semi-professional musician — rolls back into town after a long absence. Fantagraphics, 2021....More.

Item Code: NOONEL
Soft Cover, 8x6, 104pg, Partial Color
See our website for more replica editions done outside the comics code.

Introduces Morris the Caretaker and comic stories in the Creepy tradition — most being reprints themselves from pre-code titles Voodoo, Strange Fantasy, and Haunted Thrills. It's Iger shop back again! Plus a new cover and Frankenstein story by Golden Age artist (and editor) Carl Burgos, creator of The Human Torch. Fantaco, 2021....More.

Item Code: WEIR01
Magazine, 8x11, 52pg, b&w
See our website for more Replica & Facsimile editions like this one. PS Artbooks has done several.

Deluxe Don Rosa's Uncle Scrooge


Signed Bookplate! Highly Recommended. From his shoe-shining boyhood in Glasgow, Scotland, to his gold-hoarding adulthood in Duckburg, Scrooge McDuck has lived a life of legend... begun by Scrooge's creator Carl Barks and carried on in Don Rosa's signature series. Now join Scrooge, Flintheart Glomgold, Goldie O'Gilt, and more for the most amazing edition ever of Scrooge McDuck's biography. The original twelve chapters — and the many "in-between" chapters and related stories — and every last cover and pin-up are all in this money bin-sized book, complete with a coin (his first dime) set into the cover, and a deluxe hardcover binding! Fantagraphics, 2021. Rush Service and International shipping would require an additional charge. ...More.

Item Code: COMLD
Hard Cover, 10x14, 568pg, Full Color
$250.00 $210.00

New printing. Highly Recommended. By Don Rosa. The complete “Director's Cut” of Uncle Scrooge's life story! First Don Rosa tells how Uncle Scrooge earned his fortune, from his shoe-shining boyhood in Scotland to becoming the richest duck in the world. But he was just getting warmed up! In Volume 2, more secrets from Scrooge's legendary life — seven more stories of the wild west, Australian outback, and the Yukon. Fantagraphics, 2021.  ...More.

Item Code: COML01HP
Hard Cover, 9x11, 478pg, Full Color
$59.99 $49.99

New from Marvel


Collects Tomb of Dracula #1-11, 1972; material from Dracula Lives #1-2, 1973. If there was one title that ushered in the Marvel Age of Horror in the early 1970s, it was The Tomb of Dracula, the longest running of those seminal monster classics. Tomb was the title Gene Colan was born to draw, and he and writer Marv Wolfman crafted a legacy of undead action that has become an evergreen of Marvel storytelling. The hunt is on to slay Count Dracula, and the descendants of the Van Helsings are still around to make the kill or die trying. Plus: Blade! Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MMTD01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Collects Ghost Rider #21-35, Marvel Premiere #28, 1976-79. By Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Rudy Nebres, George Perez, and Syd Shores, The demon biker faces Gladiator and the Eel, the Enforcer, the Water Wizard and Death-Riders from Beyond! His travels across America's back roads and the supernatural worlds beyond also bring him to the mystical Doctor Druid, Dormammu and Doctor Strange. And a road trip to the Mojave Desert finds him in a team-up with Hawkeye and Two-Gun Kid against the Manticore! Plus a tale by the great Jim Starlin — and Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Morbius and Werewolf by Night as The Legion of Monsters! Marvel, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: MMG03H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 312pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00
Volume 2 with Ghost Rider #6-20 is also $75, $65 [MMG02H.] Volume 1 is out of print.

THE MARVELS PROJECT Birth of the Super Heroes
Collects #1-8, 2009. Highly Recommended. Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting offer us the defining story of the rise of the superhumans, beginning in 1939 — revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions. In a world on the brink of war, the race is on to create the world's first super-soldier! Witness the first days of the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, the Angel, Captain America and other Timely heroes — their origins, how they shaped the world to come, and how the future they would create in turn shaped them! A must-read saga for any Marvel fan, from the award-winning creators who redefined Captain America! Marvel, 2021....More.

Item Code: MARVPB
Soft Cover, 7x10, 224pg, Full Color
$29.99 $26.99
See the website for more from Ed Brubaker, including his new Reckless book just in last week. And more Marvel Masterworks and Mighty Marvel Masterworks.

2022 Calendars


FANTASY ART 2022 Calendar
A new calendar of excellent fantasy art, much of it with beautiful women in fantastic costumes and on other worlds. Nicely done, it's a darker, more serious sister calendar to the Boris and Julie offerings. Gifted Stationery, 2021....More.

Item Code: FA22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

SPACE 2022 Calendar
Recommended. Thirteen fantastical images of space that look like paintings, but are in fact real telescope shots of far distant galaxies, nebulae and stellar regions. Simply amazing scenes from the far reaches of the galaxy. Gifted Stationery, 2022. ...More.

Item Code: SPA22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

PINUPS 2022 Calendar (TF Publishing)
Enjoy new pin up girls from a contemporary artist renowned for glamour art with a retro touch—Ralph Burch. "Girl next door" types. Over the last 40 plus years Ralph has worked from his Southern California studio, and has become one of the most published artists of pin-ups, with themes including martini, cocktail, motorcycle, hot rod, gambling and various other vignettes. Ralph's pin ups are a mixed media of air brush, pencils, pastels, acrylics and other mediums. TF Publishing 2021. ...More.

Item Code: PINU22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

RETRO PIN-UPS 2022 Calendar (Avonside)
Contemporary photographs of women of today but in vintage outfits and retro settings. No full nudity, in fact it's all pretty innocent and in good fun. Lots of teasing poses in nylons and sexy outfits, legs and cleavage, classic pin-up poses. Use this tasteful wall calendar at home or at the office and start a conversation! Avonside, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: RETP22
Calendar, 12x12, 26pg, Full Color

RETRO PIN-UPS 2022 Calendar (Gifted)
If you like the Elvgren school of vintage cheesecake, this is for you — both his work and other artists offer young women in revealing lingerie, dancing, caught in compromising poses with too much, innocent. Gifted, 2021....More.

Item Code: RPU22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

POLE DANCERS 2022 Calendar
It may be the cliche of sex clubs, but you too can admire these strong, enchanting women who do the unthinkable on a tiny round pole! These are erotic dancers, indeed, but in a whole different class. Using a pole like gymnasts, they stretch, leap, twirl, and push their bodies to the extreme. Nice variety of poses and lighting, all full-body shots. Artfully photographed. 16-month calendar. Gifted, 2021....More.

Item Code: POL22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

LINGERIE 2022 Calendar (Avonside)
Our second lingerie calendar and a good departure from the other, a bit more kinky with the outfits. Intimate poses, full color, full body shots, of a variety of women. Lots of eye contact and come-hither looks. Ladies with plenty to show off, and obviously enjoying their flimsy, naughty outfits. No full nudity. Avonside, 2021. Mature Readers. ...More.

Item Code: LING22
Calendar, 12x12, 26pg, Full Color

LINGERIE 2022 Calendar (Gifted)
Thirteen generously endowed, beautiful women in the latest styles of revealing lingerie. These models are overflowing the limits of their Victoria's Secret-style outfits. Artful and erotic at the same time. 16-Months. Gifted Stationery, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: LINGE22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

GIRLS 2022 Calendar
A 16-month calendar that can be used from September 2021, containing glamorous images of girls in sexy outfits or topless, but no full frontal nudity. Add a bit of spice to your year with this sexy calendar! Contains all public holidays, notable events & important dates. Avonside, 2021....More.

Item Code: GIRLS22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color

Thirteen very steamy b&w images of lovers, bondage, sexy poses in erotic outfits or fully nude. Artfully erotic images. Gifted Stationery, 2021. Adult Material....More.

Item Code: EP22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, b&w

RACKS 2022 Calendar
Thirteen beautiful women, generously endowed, in bikinis and lingerie. All different poses in natural and indoor settings. Nice variety of colors, of very international ladies, and yet tasteful with no nudity. Bright Day, 2021. ...More.

Item Code: RACKS22
Calendar, 12x12, 24pg, Full Color
Here's our entire selection of 2022 calendars. See notes below.


Here's another batch of 30 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. You can now see the latest 3…2…1 items in a new section on our website, called ALMOST GONE, at the top of the home page, right next to CLOSEOUTS. We are continuously adding to our Imperfect Editions sections as well.

Coming in December


Collects #51-100. Todd McFarlane unleashed his signature creation, Spawn, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. This continues the first tales of Spawn as he journeys from the back alleys of New York City to the pits of Hell itself. Featuring incredible art from Greg Capullo (Batman) and stories from writers Mcfarlane and Brian Holguin. Image Comics, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: SPAW02
Soft Cover, 7x10, 1084pg, Full Color
$59.99 $52.50
Volume 1 is available now [SPAW01. $59.99, $52.50].

THE FEW AND CURSED Crows of Mana'Olana
By Felipe Cagno. Art by Fabiano Neves. The Few and Cursed is a supernatural post-apocalyptic alternate-history western. Mana'Olana is a small town in the Honolulu Mountains, where a bedtime story about giant Crows that kidnap children originated. It turns out the Crows aren't exactly fiction. Enter the tough and mysterious Redhead, a Curse Chaser looking to help those in need, for the right price — water. Because 90% of the water on the planet disappeared over night! Clover Press, 2021. Due: Dec. ...More.

Item Code: FEWCH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
$50.00 $39.95

Coming in January


GEN 13 Starting Over The Deluxe Edition
By Jim Lee and Brandon Choi. Art by J. Scott Campbell. Under the leadership of their mentor Lynch, the super-powered teenagers of Gen 13 live a life of fighting evil, saving the world, and partying hard. Featuring strong characterization and wacky humor, here are the offbeat adventures of Fairchild, Burnout, Freefall, Grunge, and Rainmaker as they deal with typical teenage problems while combating violent villains and would-be world conquerors. A very, very popular good-girl art strip from the masterful and popular Campbell. DC Comics, 2022. Due: Jan. ...More.

Item Code: GENSOH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 352pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

Limited, 1000. By Kevin Conran. This 2004 film featured groundbreaking special effects and techniques that would change the way movies were made. But the real story behind the film began many years earlier and here are behind-the-scenes stories marking the movie's unique journey to the screen. It embraced the look and feel of the old serials even as it pushed the boundaries of modern film making technology. Deluxe edition with leather grain cover, gold foil logo, slipcase, mini-poster, letter w/ envelope, membership card, 8x10 art print and embroidered patch! Dynamite, 2022. Due: Jan. ...More.

Item Code: SKYCH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 272pg, Full Color
$99.99 $89.99

KRAZY & IGNATAZ 1922-1924
Recommended. A new gorgeous, archival hardcover collection. Precarious coconuts, incarcerated elephants, and witty weather patterns. Our characters take a swing at singing, astronomy, and starring in ...their own comic strip! Essays by George Herriman scholars, plus ten rare full-color experimental strips by Herriman. An Eisner Award-nominated series. Fantagraphics, 2021. Due: Jan. ...More.

Item Code: KRAZ03H
Hard Cover, 11x14, 228pg, b&w
$49.99 $39.99
Also available are 1916-1918 [KRAZ01H & KRAZ02H. $35, $29.95 each].

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GRAND MASTER OF FANTASY: The Paintings of J. Allen St. John Deluxe - $200


TAPESTRY The Paintings of Robert E. McGinnis Signed Deluxe - $275

PRINCE VALIANT Volume 1 1937 X-LG - $300

MORE FANTASY BY FABIAN - by Stephen E. Fabian - $80

WITZEND #4 - by Wally Wood - $65

THE COMPLEAT SALLY FORTH - by Wally Wood - $45

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New Bud Plant & Hutchison Books Website

Anne has done it, she now has a spanking new website for our out of print rare books: It features our specialties: vintage illustrated and art books, children's & picture books, illustrator monographs, and some comics-related material.

We plan to list Big Little Books on this site, two excellent collections that we haven't listed or taken to shows yet. You can sign up for occasional email lists of new items. This is all entirely separate from Bud's Art Books, carrying on the "vintage" business that Jim Vadeboncoeur and I began as Bud Plant Illustrated Books in the 1980s. Jim retired in 2000, and Anne joined me to carry on the business under a new name. Anne's email is  


Oakland ABAA Book Fair Reinstated!!

The ABAA worked out a late-hour deal with the hotel and the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is back on for February 11-13! We're excited, since it will be the first major fair we will be at since we acquired the massive illustrated books and art books collection we are processing.

We'll still be doing the virtual Boston Fair Nov 18-20 and this weekend, October 30, we'll have a booth at the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, our first live in-person fair in nearly two years.

Calendar Delays

You've read in the news about shipping delays around the world. It's affected some of our coming books, and now it's hit the 2022 calendars. We have a good number of them in stock, but some others are hanging fire, taking the literal slow boat coming in. But we now have ALL the calendars listed on the website; we prefer not backordering calendars, but if you feel the need to order now on coming ones, you can do that. They all also appear in our latest catalog.

No catalogs

On that note, we have NO extra copies of our new catalog. So we cannot fill requests for additional catalogs until the next one, due in early January. Of course, you can download that catalog anytime, it’s right below. The printer shorted us on our usual supply of extra copies.


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