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|JEFFREY JONES SKETCHBOOK Signed & Limited |
Signed & Limited, 415/1200. Beautiful pen and ink sketches by renowned artist Jeffrey Jones, with a sprinkling of his painted work interspersed throughout. Interior is black and white, with rich color dust-jacket. Compiled with the help of George Pratt and David Spurlock, with an intro by Michael Friendlander. Includes a conversation with Jeffrey Jones and George Pratt. Vanguard, 2000. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.
Item Code: RB1966
Hard Cover, 7x10, 124pg, b&w
|RASCALS IN PARADISE Signed |
First Edition. Signed & Limited 676 of 1000. By Jim Silke. This action-packed future/past adventure tale finds a 25th century graduate of Granada Hills' Combat High, Dorine "Spicy" Saunders (a teenage bombshell with lots of attitude and very little clothing), on Trash 9 — a frontier planet populated by outcasts and outlaws. Dark Horse Comics, 1995. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New...More.
Item Code: RB3423
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color
|WILL ELDER: The Mad Playboy of Art Signed/Limited |
First Edition. Signed & Limited #196 of 1000. Introduction by Daniel Clowes. Included are stories from the original MAD comic, Humbug, Help!, and Little Annie Fanny pages shot directly from the original painted artwork! Also included is commentary by Hugh Hefner, Harvey Kurtzman, and Jerry Garcia, who describe the impact that Elder's work had on satire and comic art in the second half of the 20th Century. Get this special edition NOW! Fantagraphics, 2003. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Bump to top corner, half inch tear to top of jacket....More.
Item Code: RB1931
Hard Cover, 9x12, 392pg, Partial Color
|COMIC BOOK REBELS Signed Deluxe |
Low number limitation. By Stanley Wiater and Stephen R. Bissette. Interviews with twenty top comic book creators, with chapters examining the new comics, undergrounds, mavericks and moguls, international talent, and the new independents. This handsome jet black deluxe edition is signed by Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Dave McKean, Dave Sim, and authors Stanley Wiater, Stephen R. Bissette plus the master himself, Will Eisner. Interviews also feature Scott McCloud, Richard Corben, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, Harvey Pekar, Eddie Campbell, Coleen Doran, Rick Veitch, Todd McFarlane and others. Underwood Books, 1997. Out of print. Condition:Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB1663
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x9, 320pg, b&w
|Most of there copies have a limitation number under 10! Also availabe without the slipcase, but still signed for $150.|
|ECHOES: The Drawings of Michael William Kaluta Signed/Limited |
Signed & Limited Edition, #766 of 1000. Compiled by Dean Moller and J. David Spurlock, art by Michael William Kaluta. This beautiful collector's edition features a bonus portfolio and a gold foil embossed leatherette cover. Michael William Kaluta has been referred to as the artist's artist. He earned that reputation by immersing himself in the worlds he draws, offering up his visions with painstaking detail — from Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age through the noir era of The Shadow to the delightfully retro sci-fi worlds of Starstruck, and all places in between. Vanguard, 2000. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New...More.
Item Code: RB3405
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 7x10, 112pg, b&w
|VISUAL DIALOGUES Signed |
First Edition. Signed. Highly Recommended. By Mark A. Nelson. Giant, kaleidoscopic dragons inhabit these pages along with mystical cats, strange creatures and sensuous, erotically-charged nudes. These highly detailed, intricate pieces are brightly colored with an expert sense of draftsmanship, showcasing Mark A. Nelson's unique sensibilities. His use of color is superb and with the extra detail he adds, including intricate border designs, his work stands apart from the typical fantasy illustration. He has appeared numerous times in Spectrum. Signed and dated by the artist. Brandstudio, 2010. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New...More.
Item Code: RB3438
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color
|JOE JUSKO'S ART OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Signed |
First Edition. Signed & Limited #233 of 500. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Art by Joe Jusko.Here's the first to collect all of Joe Jusko's fine art. No other artist has ever attempted to create a painting for each of ERB's novels, 125 in all: 24 for the Tarzan series, ten for Mars, six for Pellucidar, five for Venus, and eight for the one-off titles, from The Moon Maid to Cave Girl and Beyond the Farthest Star. Jusko discusses each work. FPG, 1996. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.
Item Code: RB3377
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x11, 128pg, Full Color
|Here are more books with Joe Jusko's work, and more from the ERB Library.|
|THE GREAT WOMEN SUPER HEROES Hardcover Signed |
Signed & Limited 120/500. By Trina Robbins. The most famous female superhero is Wonder Woman, created in 1940 by a William Moulton Marston, a psychologist who also happened to invent the lie detector. But superheroines like the Blonde Phantom (1946); Ultra Violet (1947) and Miss Masque (1946) have long been forgotten. Trina Robbins (A Century of Women Cartoonists) resurrects the story behind these early characters and introduces a new generation of superheroines and their creators in The Great Women Superheroes. Kitchen Sink Press, 1996. Condition: Very Fine....More.
Item Code: RB1531
Hard Cover, 8x11, 207pgs, b&w
|FROM AARGH TO ZAP: Harvey Kurtzman's Visual History of the Comics Signed |
Signed Limited Edition #900 of 1250. By Harvey Kurtzman and Michael Barrier. Certificate of Authenticity included. Harvey Kurtzman's history is significant — the entire book is colored by his tastes and perceptions. Kurtzman spends an inordinate amount of time on his own work; Mad magazine and the true-life war comics, both of which he created for EC in the 1950s, the short-lived Mad-like magazines he did after parting ways with EC, and his Little Annie Fanny strip in Playboy. Kitchen Sink Press, 1091. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. ...More.
Item Code: RB3040
Hard Cover, 11x15, na, Text/Full Color
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|RIFTS AND THE MEGAVERSE: The Art Of John Zeleznik Signed |
First Edition. Signed bookplate.By John Zeleznik. This may be the most expansive and beautiful collection of John Zeleznik's masterful paintings and drawings ever collected. A must for fans of Palladium Books or Zeleznik, budding artists and anyone who enjoys science fiction and fantasy art. A perfect end to Palladium's 25 Year Anniversary celebration. Palladium Books, 2007. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Very light scratch on the front cover, first few interior pages slightly bent....More.
Item Code: RB3439
Soft Cover, 8x11, 128pg, Full Color
|THE ART OF THE BARBARIAN Signed/Limited |
First Edition. Signed and Numbered. By Arthur Suydam. Published for the first time ever in a magazine-size trade paperback, here are Arthur Suydam's sepia chalk drawings in the stunning style of the old Dutch masters with amazing detail. Also features Suydam sketches of the extremely popular Death Dealer character, as well as a few other surprises. Plenty of informative commentary from the artist himself and includes eight pull-out drawings printed on archival paper, ready for framing! Image Comics, 2005. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3314
Magazine, 8x11, 96pg, b&w
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|ALEX RAYMOND: His Life And Art |
By Tom Roberts. Complete with a foreword by George Lucas and an introduction by famed artist James Bama, Alex Raymond: His Life and Art delves deep into the history and work of this internationally famous artist, showcasing never-before-known facts and art that transcended the confines of a comic strip page and make him more than the renowned artist of Flash Gordon. Adventure House, 2007. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3144
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 12x9, 312pg, Text/Partial Color
|We have two additional copies of this.|
|THE DRAWINGS OF HEINRICH KLEY: Volume 1 |
By Arthur Millier. The most obvious characteristic of Heinrich Kley's work is his persistent concern for delicacy and perfection of technique. With a single sweep of his pen he displays complete mastery of anatomy and construction of both human beings and animals. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of the finest examples of drawings by this master draftsman. The drawings of Heinrich Kley will be remembered and enjoyed as long as human beings retain the ability to laugh at themselves. Borden, 1941. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Slight edge wear....More.
Item Code: RB1965
Hard Cover, 12x16, 70pg, b&w
By Burne Hogarth. Burne Hogarth is best known for his 8-year run on the Tarzan newspaper strip, but from November 1945 to November 1946 he was responsible for this strip detailing the adventures of a swashbuckling Argentine cowboy. An underappreciated classic. Pacific Comics, 1985. Out of Print. Condition: Near Fine, with some discoloring on the back cover....More.
Item Code: RB3394
Soft Cover, 9x12, 54pg, b&w
|EC ARCHIVES Two-Fisted Tales Volume 4 |
Collects #36-41, the final issues, 1954-55. Our Highest Recommendation. By Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, et al. Art by Jack Davis, John Severin, Evans, Wood, Krigstein and Crandall. As these final issues were produced, editor Harvey Kurtzman turned over the editorial reins to artist John Severin. Stories moved away from WWII and the Korean war and turned to adventure, including western frontier tales starring Indians and gunslingers. Severin took over doing cover art and drew many of the stories, frequently along with superb work by Jack Davis. But also here is a wonderful biography of big game hunter Carl Akeley by Wally Wood. Yet another facet of EC's fine innovation. Dark Horse, 2019. Condition: Fine . Top corner slightly bumped. Still in shrink-wrap....More.
Item Code: ECTW04H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
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|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #26 |
Issue 26 includes an in-depth feature on Graves Gladney (1907-1976), who also illustrated the cover, an early pulp illustration artist who sold freelance covers to most of the pulp houses and did many Shadow covers. After the war, he returned to fine painting and academia. Also featured is the story of The American Academy of Art in Chicago (part one), and the illustration work of Nan Pollard. Includes book reviews and listings of the latest exhibitions and events related to illustration history.Illustrated Press, 2009. Out Of Print.Condition: Very Fine/ As New...More.
Item Code: RB3220
Magazine, 8x11, 96 pg, Full Color
|We have thirty plus issues of Illustration Magazine.|
|SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS |
Discover a lost early sci-fi masterwork with this gorgeous edition! Written by obscure South African architect Timlin in 1921, this features 48 pages of calligraphic text written by Timlin (1892-1943) himself with an additional 48 color plates illustrating the story. This cherished work combines the spacefaring adventure of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs with the fantastical mythology of writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, Includes a new introduction by John Howe, one of the chief conceptual designers for the Lord of the Rings movie series. Stonewall Publications, 1993. Condition: Fine-. Jacket has indentations from someone writing on top of it....More.
Item Code: RB1645
Hard Cover, 9x12, 102pg, Full Color
|STRANGE WORLDS: Of Science Fiction |
By Wallace Wood. Tales from the Crypt and Weird Science publisher Bill Gaines called Daredevil, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and Mars Attacks co-creator Wally Wood "the greatest Science Fiction artist of all time." This volume collects an unprecedented wealth of rare, collectable 1950s sci-fi comics from original titles, Strange Worlds, Space Detective, Capt. Science, Space Ace, and more. Vanguard, 2012. Out of Print. Condition: Fine-. Minor scratches on the front cover small bump to top corner....More.
Item Code: RB3378
Hard Cover, 8x11, 224pg, Full Color
|THE GUIDE TO FANTASY ART TECHNIQUES |
Not a "how to" book, but a series of interviews with eight of the most talented practitioners of fantasy art. The artists describe how they develop fantasy ideas, share the various drawing and painting techniques they use, and talk about their early days, their influences and their working methods. Jim Burns, Ian Miller, Patrick Woodroffe, Phillip Castle, Syd Mead, Chris Foss, Martin Bower and Boris Vallejo. ARCO Publishing, 1984. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. ...More.
Item Code: RB3420
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x12, 112pg, Full Color
|SECRET MYSTIC RITES: The Art Of Todd Schorr |
First Edition. By Todd Schorr. Twisted illustrations from Schorr's imagination bring together space aliens, fatal B movie beauties, and well-dressed men from the Lounge Underground. Schorr fills his works with a mixture of the glamorous, humorous, and bizarre. In this first collection of his work, revel in the extremes he reaches in his search for the hidden strange in the mundane. Served by a tremendous technical ability he depicts without restraint the wildest visions this side of Robert Williams. Last Gasp,1998. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Minor wear around the edges of the front cover....More.
Item Code: RB3421
Soft Cover, 8x11, 96pg, Full Color
|ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SCIENCE FICTION ILLUSTRATION: 1840-1940 |
By Anthony Frewin. Covering the century between the mid 19th century to just before the second World War with a heavy emphasis on pulp artwork, in particular those from the 1930's. This book enriches the entire spectrum of possibilities, While time moves on can we ever deny the vision of artists? The first comprehensive collection to document full the rich and rewarding subject of "futurate art". Bloomsbury,1988. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. ...More.
Item Code: RB3422
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 9x12, 128pgs, Partial Color
|Heavy Metal Presents: New Tales of the Arabian Nights |
First Edition. By Richard Corben and Jan Strnad. Originally serialized in Heavy Metal, Strnad and Corben's retelling of the Arabian Nights was only collected in this version, with an introduction by Harlan Ellison. The episodes first appeared in Heavy Metal Magazine issues #15-28 (1978-1979). Simon & Schuster, 1979. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Minor wear around the edges....More.
Item Code: RB3424
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color
By Vaughn Bode. Schizophrenia is presented in a smaller, more intimate format than earlier volumes, reprinting Vaughn Bodé‘s long out-of-print early caveman masterpiece "The Man," as well as the autobiographical title strip "Schizophrenia" (in full color for the first time anywhere, shot from the original art!), plus a wealth of rare and hard-to-find illustrations, strips, and other goodies — including at least a few surprises for even the most hardcore Bodé collector. Fantagraphics, 2001. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3425
Soft Cover, 6x9, 120pg, Partial Color
|FOCUS ON JACK COLE |
First Edition. By Ron Goulart and Jack Cole. An interesting look at one of comic books' premier creators of the golden age, Jack Cole, the man responsible for the iconic Plastic Man. It has plenty of good detail and black-and-white art reprints of Cole's early work, including the complete first adventure-strip story he did. The book covers all aspects of Cole's career with many illustrations in black and white. Fantagraphics, 1986. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. There are top and bottom corner bends along with light wear on the top covers....More.
Item Code: RB3426
Soft Cover, 8x11, 78pg, b&w
|FORREST J. ACKERMAN'S World of Science Fiction |
First Edition. By Forrest Ackerman. You know what you're in for as soon as you see the big-headed evil alien clutching a helpless, scantily clad girl on the cover. From the heady early days of sparking rockets and threatening Martians to today's dystopian futures and strong female leads, we're treated to a fun (and funny) overview of science fiction film and television, illustrated profusely with photos from the author's vast and famous collection of memorabilia. General Pub, 1997. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New...More.
Item Code: RB3428
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x11, 240pg, Full Color
|ANTONIO RUBINO: Estasi, incubi e allucinazioni 1900-1920 |
First Edition. By Daniele Riva and Antonio Rubino. An Italian language edition of amazing illustrations by the Italian illustrator, Antonio Rubino, having 116 illustrated plates. The English translation for the title is, "Ecstasy, Nightmares, and Hallucinations". Mazzotta,1980. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Some yellowing on the edges of dust jacket....More.
Item Code: RB3442
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 8x11, 140pg, b&w
|TWIN VISIONS: The Magical Art of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell |
By Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. This unique collection of over 120 fantasy paintings takes us into a magical universe, otherwise visited only in our dreams. In this sumptuous anthology, new fans of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell will discover the beauty and sheer wonder of their paintings, while seasoned ones will find much to surprise and delight them. Charged with drama and eroticism, Boris and Julie have created enchanting visions of loveliness and terrifying nightmares side by side, beauty and the beast inhabiting realms of limitless possibility. Thunders Mouth, 2002. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3446
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 9x12, 128pg, Full Color
|THE ARTIST WITHIN |
First Edition. The culmination of more than fifteen years of photography by renowned photographer Greg Preston, this book is a living history of the men and women who have shaped the imaginations of countless millions of people around the world through their work in the fields of animated cartoons, comic books, comic strips and editorial cartooning. The list of more than two hundred artists includes such luminaries as Al Hirschfeld, Joe Barbera, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Moebius, Frank Miller, Walter and Louise Simonson and many more, all in photographs exclusive to and shot expressly for this book. Dark Horse,2007. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New...More.
Item Code: RB3448
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 12x12, 208pg, b&w
By Harry Harrison. The future has come, intergalactic space travel has arrived, biotic robots are a thing of the present, space ports to service the stars and planets are real, space cities are inhabited, fantastic machines, time machines, battle robots and massive computers exist here and now. You can see a Gaussi fighter in full color and then as an engineer's technical drawing with the armaments, drive power and all specifications given in complete detail. Reed Books, 1978. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3429
Soft Cover, 10x10, 118pg, Full Color
|FUTUROPOLIS: Impossible Cities Of Science Fiction And Fantasy |
First Edition. By Robert Sheckley. Illustrations of imagined cities of the future, both utopian and dystopian, some as early as Alexander the Great, but concentrating on twentieth-century fantasy and science fiction. This memorable, illustration-packed journey to the extraordinary cities of the future is envisaged by some of the most notable artists, philosophers, architects and film makers, past and present, ever assembled in one volume. Here are the fantastic visions of Piero della Francesca and Buckminster Fuller, of Plato, George Orwell and Isaac Asimov, of Fritz Lang, and many more. A&W,1979. Out of Print. Condition: Fine....More.
Item Code: RB3436
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 10x10, 154pg, Partial Color
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|FRAZETTA EGYPTIAN QUEEN STATUE |
Limited #176/2000. By Frank Frazetta, Gabriel Marque, Alex Castro. The fully hand-painted statue, as sculpted by Gabriel Marquez and painted by Alex Castro, depicts one of Mr. Frazetta's most famous works and was personally overseen and approved by the master. Online these start at $450, we are selling for $400 due to the broken sword. Item will ship FREE in the US via UPS ground insured. Reelart Studios, 2008. Out of Print....More.
Item Code: RB857
12" tall, Full Color
|FRANK FRAZETTA CLASSICS: White Indian: Volume 2 |
First Edition. By Frank Frazetta. Volume 2 collects the entire 16 issue run of White Indian from the pages of Durango Kid comics. Loaded with full-color strips, these feature Dan Brand, Trail Colt, Leif the Lucky Viking Adventurer as well as tales of everyday heroes. The longest comic-book run of Frank Frazetta‘s career! Vanguard, 2011. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3381
Hard Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Full Color
|THE FANTASTIC ART OF FRANK FRAZETTA |
First Edition. By Frank Frazetta. Edited by Betty Ballantine. The first of the five original Ballantine collections of Frank Frazetta's work. 42 full page plates, most in color. Peacock Press/Ballantine Books, 1975. Out of Print. Condition: Near Fine. Light yellowing and scuffing on edges and back cover along with minor wear on the front edge of spine....More.
Item Code: RB3387
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Partial Color
|FRANK FRAZETTA ICON Printer Sample |
Publisher file copy, 2003. 1st Revised Edition. Edited by Cathy and Arnie Fenner. "Printer's Sample" is stamped on the blank endpaper. This softcover edition (the hardcover was published in 1998) contains 32 new pages of additional, never-before-published art and photos. New material includes paintings of Woody Allen and Peter Sellers; concepts of Clint Eastwood for the movie poster to The Gauntlet; original concepts for the Conan book cover paintings; and character drawings for the Broadway production of Li'l Abner. There was just one printing of this revised softcover edition. Underwood, 2003. Out of print. Condition: Fine/Fine . Just a hint of wear to tips. ...More.
Item Code: FFICONP
Soft Cover, 9x12, 208pg, Full Color
|FRANK FRAZETTA: Johnny Comet Volume 1 |
First Edition. By Frank Frazetta. This is the definitive, official edition authorized by Frank Frazetta, shot from Frank's personal artist's proofs to make this the best reproduction ever of his popular early strip. By Vanguard, 2011. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3406
Hard Cover, 9x11, 232pg, b&w
|GRAND MASTER OF FANTASY: The Paintings of J. Allen St. John Deluxe |
Deluxe slipcase edition still in shrink-wrap. By Stephen R. Korshak.The masterful paintings of J. Allen St. John, the illustrator of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and many other pulp icons, inspired generations of later artists, including Frank Frazetta, Roy G. Krenkel, and Jeffrey Jones. This volume presents the artist's full-color fantasy and science-fiction paintings for novels and pulp magazine stories by famous authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs. Essays by today's top science-fiction writers, including Jack Williamson, illustrator Vincent Di Fate and historian Robert R. Barrett make this book essential for any fantasy collection. It includes more than 170 paintings of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and more -- many shot from original paintings. Vanguard, 2009. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. Still in shrink-wrap!!...More.
Item Code: RB3409
Hard Cover, 9x11, 176pg, Full Color
|FRANK FRAZETTA: JOHNNY COMET Deluxe |
By Frank Frazetta. The deluxe slipcased edition. In addition to over 200 pages of Frank Frazetta's Johnny Comet newspaper strips on art-book quality paper and Sunday strips in full color, the Deluxe edition features a unique movie-poster style cover and an exclusive, 16-page bonus folio of Frazetta art. Vanguard, 2011. Out of Print.Condition: Very Fine/As New. NEW in NEW Slipcase (Sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap)....More.
Item Code: RB3410
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 9x12, 264pg, Full Color
|THE DEFINITIVE FRAZETTA REFERENCE Deluxe |
Deluxe slipcased edition limited to 1200. By James A. Bond. The most comprehensive index of the artist's work ever published and a fantastic reference for artists as well as great entertainment for fans. The work of Frank Frazetta has influenced generations of artists, fans, designers, and movie directors. Now more than 400 of his unforgettable images have been collected in this amazing book! Vanguard, 2008. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. In slip case and still in shrink wrap....More.
Item Code: RB3413
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 10x12, 208pg, Full Color
|THE DEFINITIVE FRAZETTA REFERENCE |
First Edition. By James A. Bond. The most comprehensive index of the artist's work ever published and a fantastic reference for artists; great entertainment for fans. The work of Frank Frazetta has influenced generations of artists, fans, designers, and movie directors. Now more than 400 of his unforgettable images have been collected here with an index of every published Frazetta work and insightful commentary on this fantasy-art icon.Vanguard, 2008. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.
Item Code: RB3395
Soft Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Full Color
|FRAZETTA SKETCHBOOK Volume 2 Deluxe |
By Frank Frazetta and David Spurlock. An all-new art collection, companion to 2013's best-seller. It has a previously unpublished cover and 16 page bonus section, most in color and never before seen. Frank Frazetta may be the world's greatest heroic fantasy artist. His final pieces are accompanied by never-before-seen preliminary drawings and color studies. Special Tolkien section, life drawings of nudes, personal works, and prelims for the EC classic, "Came the Dawn." Vanguard, 2014. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New. Still in Shrink Wrap!...More.
Item Code: RB3414
Hard Cover, 8x11, 176 pg., Full Color
|See more Frazetta here, including the Book Cover Art Definative Reference due out in August.|
|BETTIE PAGE: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend W/ Signed Photo |
Includes a signed 8x10 b&w photo of Bettie! By Karen Essex and James L. Swanson. Foreword By Bettie Page. The ultimate girl-next-door, and one of the most popular Playboy centerfolds, Bettie Page challenged the conservative 1950s, posing as a fierce dominatrix among many other fetish scenarios, from bondage and spanking, to just looking good in high heels and nylons. And sometimes nothing else. This earned her both a cult underground following and a Senate Committee investigation for the industry she worked in. This book chronicles Page's life and career, telling the incredible story of a woman who has left an indelible mark on the history of popular culture. 500 photos.. 500 photos. General Publishing Group, 1996. Condition: Very Fine/ As new. Slight sunning at bottom of jacket. Still in shrink-wrap, opened at top for print to slide in. Adult Material....More.
Item Code: RB1934
Hard Cover, 9x11, 288pg, Partial Color
|BETTY PAGE Cult Model 1950's Three Book Set |
Edited by Stefano Piselli, Riccardo Morrocchi and Marco Giovannini. Three Book Set! 18 pages of color illustrations, including various plates, over 300 monochrome illustrations, luscious pictures of ultra-feminine 1950's sex icon Betty Page as dominatrix, spanker, spankee and much, much more. Dozens of pages of comic strips and artwork featuring Gwendolyn and other Page-inspired heroines by Dave Stevens, Eric Stanton, Giorgio Donato and others, plus period magazine covers and other depictions. Published in Italy. Glittering Images, 1990 & 91. Out of Print. Condition: Fine. Slight edge wear and cover scratches....More.
Item Code: RB1955
Soft Cover, 9x12, 80pg, Partial Color
|THE BETTY PAGES ANNUAL BOOK 2 |
By Bunny Yeager. Features a color cover by Greg Theakston of Jungle Betty, and a back cover of Mars Attacks Betty. Includes a 68-page interview with Betty, and a 36-page interview with Betty's first husband. Over 200 black & white and 14 photos. Black Cat Books, 1993. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.
Item Code: RB1960
Soft Cover, 8x11, 144pg, b&w
|THE BETTY PAGES ANNUAL |
Published and Edited by Greg Theakston. First Issue of an annual publication dedicated to the memory and celebration of 1950's Pin-Up Queen, Betty Page. 168pp, illustrated in color and in b&w. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. Black Cat Books, 1991. Out of Print. Condition: Fine minus. Bump to top corner....More.
Item Code: RB1961
Soft Cover, 8x11, 168pg, b&w
|Here are other books containing Bettie Page, and a few with the alternate spelling.|
|GLAMOUR INTERNATIONAL #17 Good Girl Art 1900-1950's |
Edited by Alberto Becattini. A zesty and well illustrated look at America's "Good Girl" artists from the first half of the twentieth century. This well researched book is a valuable reference for artists from a wide variety of fields, such as comic books, advertising, comic strips, and book and magazine illustration. Glamour International, 1991. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: RB1877
Soft Cover, 12x12, 108pg, Partial Color
|GLAMOUR INTERNATIONAL #26 The Good Girl Art of Bob Lubbers |
Edited by Gianni Brunoro. A Special Issue of Glamour International devoted to Bob Lubbers! This issue includes a wealth of published art as well as numerous unpublished drawings and sketches. The text is by the artist himself. Text in English and Italian. Glamour International, 2001. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine. Mature Readers. ...More.
Item Code: RB1885
Soft Cover, 12x12, 96pg, Partial Color
|GLAMOUR INTERNATIONAL 4 |
Edited by Gianni Brunoro. Glamour 4 International Magazine Variety Show. Text is in Italian, French and English. Glamour International, 1985. Out of print. Condition. Very Fine....More.
Item Code: RB1963
Soft Cover, 12x12, 84pg, Partial Color
|GLAMOUR INTERNATIONAL 5 |
Edited by Gianni Brunoro. From Italy, (very) large format softcover book/magazine, out of print Glamour International Magazine features lots of risque art! Hard to find back issue: This is GI's February 1986 Issue #5. Dedicated to teenage lolita style art, Hedy Lamarr and stars of a youthful nature. 84 pages of great adult comics, art, photos and more. Text is in Italian, French and English. Glamour International, 1986. Out of print. Condition. Very Fine....More.
Item Code: RB1964
Soft Cover, 12x12, 84pg, Partial Color
|Other Glamour International magazines can be found here. Many just reduced.|
|BUNNY'S HONEYS |
By Bunny Yeager. In the 1950s Bunny Yeager posed for Playboy and other men's magazines, but before long found herself on the other side of the camera. In a business dominated by men, she was one of the first women photographers of pin-ups, and drew upon her own experience in front of the camera. When thousands of copies of US Camera magazine appeared on the news-stands proclaiming Bunny Yeager as the "World's Prettiest Photographer", her life changed drastically. Yet Bunny never gave up modelling - being a photographer was just another asset. Bettie Page and Maria Stinger were Bunny's most popular and important models at the start of her photographic career. She found it exciting to use girls who had never been photographed before and turn them into glamour models. She also relished finding inspiring locations and making the models' outfits. Taschen, 1994. Out of Print. Condition: Fine . Price sticker on back cover....More.
Item Code: RB1959
Soft Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Partial Color
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|DIAN HANSON'S HISTORY OF PIN-UP MAGAZINES 3 Volume Set |
Three volumes in a slipcase. Edited by Dian Hanson. The definitive annotated and illustrated history of pin-up magazines—1900-1969. You're about to learn everything you could ever want to know about the world history of men's magazines—not magazines about sports, hunting or fishing or how to build a birdhouse, but those titillating periodicals embracing the subject dearest to all heterosexual men's (and some women's) hearts—and other body parts: the undraped female form. Taschen, 2013. Condition: Very Fine/As New. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: RB1953
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x9, 816pg, Full Color
|THE ADVENTURES OF SWEET GWENDOLINE |
First Printing. By John Willie. This is the original tribute to John Alexander Scott Coutts (1902-1962), a.k.a. John Willie, and his popular underground heroine! Willie still stands as the finest bondage artist ever and his stories of Sweet Gwen are classics, first published in rarely-seen specialty magazines of the late 1940s and early '50s. Included are complete Gwendoline stories in ink and wash, as our poor girl gets tied up, gagged, put into a tight corset, and far more, often by dominating women and even by her own friend, a leather-clad secret agent. Willie's work nearly always had an innocence of sorts—it's never violent or truly threatening. Gwendoline's naiveté is both sweet and erotic, as she submits to one domination after another. Most in b&w with some scarce color images. Belier Press, 1974. Out of Print. Condition: Fine, Very Good Jacket. Bottom boards and fore edge slightly soiled. Jacket heavily crumpled at top spine....More.
Item Code: RB1954
Hard Cover, 9x11, 144pg, b&w
|LEONE FROLLO MONA STREET 3 Volume Set |
Three Volume Set! By Leone Frollo. Italian text. Very erotic stories of a beautiful girl's adventures in college and subsequent life as she is involved sexually with both men and women. Published by Glamour International, an important adult magazine for many years. One of their best discoveries was Frollo, whose erotic comics come alive even without a translation, as beautiful women pleasure themselves and others in total abandon. Includes 8 color pages of Frollo's watercolor and pencil work. Glamour International, 1995. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine minus. Volume 3 has scuffs on both covers. Mature Readers....More.
Item Code: RB1956
Soft Cover, 9x12, 74pg, b&w
|MILO MANARA GLAMOUR BOOK Signed & Limited |
Signed on cover #765/1000. By Milo Manara. This 1984 collection of drawings by the popular Italian master of erotic comics quickly went into a second printing and was just as quickly followed by a second volume. Mostly focused on his crisp B&W work, this also includes 16 pages of his vivid color paintings as well. As you would expect, there is a breathtaking amount of beautifully rendered flesh on display in an unrelenting series of lascivious situations but there is also a welcome glimpse into the scrupulous working practice of an artist equally renowned for his historical research and devotion to historical accuracy and authenticity— and his wickedly sly, dry sense of humor. Glamour International, 1984. Condition: Fine. Slight corner curling. Adult material. Image not actual cover....More.
Item Code: RB1967
Soft Cover, 10x9, 144pg, Partial Color
|MILO MANARA 2 GLAMOUR BOOK |
By Milo Manara. Text by Vincenzo Mollica. Glamour Book 2 was rushed out a year after the first Glamour Book, due to immense public demand and, although finding a few delicious historical nuggets omitted from volume 1, concentrated on recently completed material, unseen sketches and rough drawings in its "Unpublished Works" and "Black and White" sections and included a ton of storyboards and design illustrations from the movie adaptation of his infamous sex-comedy Le déclic, both in monochrome and full color, in a section which also displayed book, portfolio and magazine covers, calendar illustrations and advertising spreads. Glamour International, 1985. Condition: Very Fine/ As New. Adult material....More.
Item Code: RB1968
Soft Cover, 10x9, 84pg, Partial Color
|MILO MANARA THE GREAT ADVENTURE |
HP and Giuseppe Bergman. By Milo Manara. I've had it! I can't take any more! Sound familiar? Who hasn't? Who can? Everyone goes nuts at one point or another in his or her life. Boredom, frustration and stress combined are enough to drive anyone insane. And so it goes for Giuseppe Bergman, the hero of this outrageously convoluted and funny story. But this hero knows the solution to his plight. He needs to plunge into a world of countless dreams and wild fantasies. That's what the situation requires. He's going to leave everything behind, forget all about it and step right into The Great Adventure. Little does he know what's in store for him. But never mind, he's got to go! At this point, he has no choice: he must leave behind him a world in which Adventure is not accepted as the balancing factor that it is, or else. Catalan Communications, 1988. Adult material....More.
Item Code: RB1962
Soft Cover, 9x12, 118pg, b&w
|INDIAN SUMMER |
First English edition. By Milo Manara and Hugo Pratt. When the English settlers arrive in America, they bring their mores, their values, their prejudices and their troubles with them, only to find that the neighboring natives are already dealing with prejudices, mores and values of their own. War on the frontier, with lots of erotic goings-on in the vintage Manara style. Catalan Communications, 1986. Adult material....More.
Item Code: RB1957
Soft Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
|MILO MANARA SHORTS |
First edition. By Milo Manara. SHORTS is a collection of voyeuristic episodes balancing the absurd and the fantastic, revealing Manara's sensibility, wit and eroticism. Catalan Communications, 1989. Condition: Fine. Adult material....More.
Item Code: RB1958
Soft Cover, 9x12, 160pg, Full Color
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