Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie by Charles Vess was featured on the cover (St. Nick) on our last catalog of 2016. It came in just now. Claire Wendling has an all-new book, Forget-Me-Not. Illustrators Quarterly 16 looks at Neal Adams' career. Joan of Arc is the latest illustrated classic from Calla Books. Four Color Fear is (finally) back in print, one of our favorite collections. We have a new Crepax, a new Skydoll, and more...
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|WALKING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE OF FAERIE Signed
Special two-color bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Neil Gaiman, Ursula Le Guin et al. Art by Charles Vess. Published by Faerie Magazine, a lush, 108-page compilation of poems, short stories and myths, all accompanied by illustrations by Charles Vess. New introduction from his collaborator Charles de Lint and text from Gaiman and Le Guin, as well as Terri Windling, Jane Yolen, Theodora Goss, Ari Berk and others. A visual treat of both new and some classic artwork, featuring fairies, elves, and myths. Charles himself writes AND illustrates "The Getting of Excalibur" and "Into the Wood." Faerie Magazine, 2016...More.
Item Code: WALTHS
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x12, 108pg, Full Color
DRAWING DOWN THE MOON The Art of Charles Vess Signed
Signed & numbered bookplate, from 277! Our Highest Recommendation. By Charles Vess. The acclaimed creator of some of the most striking fantasy images in modern times, Vess collects his finest work in this amazing first compilation! Known for his work with Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, George R.R. Martin and others, Vess has a whimsical style that is rooted in classical technique yet is amazingly imaginative. This is breathtakingly singular while recalling the golden age of illustration. Includes a gorgeous illustrated & signed bookplate illustration of A Midsummer Night's Dream by Charles, exclusively from us. Dark Horse, 2011...More.
Item Code: DDWS
Soft Cover, 9x12, 212pg, Full Color
Recommended. By Claire Wendling. Forget-Me-Not is a collection of all-new drawings completed between 2014 and 2016. 162 drawings, plus 16 pages of sketches and roughs. These drawings have never before appeared in print. In addition, Claire has written a heartfelt introduction in English: a direct message to her legions of fans around the world. Forget-Me-Not is the same size and format as Iguana Bay 2.0, but with nearly twice as many pages! Quite a bit of nudity. Fairies, trolls and strangely appealing creatures. Stuart Ng, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: FORGMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 184pg, b&w
WENDLING IGUANA BAY 2.0
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Claire Wendling. This is the second edition of Wendling's enormously successful first sketchbook (which was simply titled Iguana Bay). Packed with fun whimsical drawings and sketches. For each drawing, she has revised and corrected it in pencil, ink or pastel, presenting a new and highly personal version of the image, which appears opposite the original. Filled with character and animal studies, mythical creatures and visions of feminine grace and beauty. Stuart Ng, 2015. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: WENDH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 96pg, Partial Color
|Wendling's work also appears in both volumes of Skydoll, including the one below!|
|ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #16
Highly Recommended. With Neal Adams, Paul Slater, Cecil Glossop, Will Davies, Mort Künstler. Long, entirely up to date cover feature on comics great Neal Adams with lots of reproductions, some from original artwork. A major retrospective. Paul Slater might just be the British equivalent of Robert Williams--zany, surreal, and fun. Also new to us is Paul Davies, once Canada's highest paid illustrator, and his nudes and other portraits of North American women. And Cecil Glossop, portraying pirates for boy's magazines 50 years before Johnny Depp stepped onto the stage of Pirates of the Caribbean. Book Palace, 2016...More.
Item Code: IQ16
Soft Cover, 9x11, 96pg, Full Color
|JOAN OF ARC
Recommended. By F. Funck-Brentano. Art by O.D.V. Guillonnet. This expertly translated and lavishly illustrated biography traces The Maid of Orléans' progress from ordinary peasant girl to seer of mystic visions to savior of France. Forty full-page color plates by French artist and illustrator O. D. V. Guillonnet enhance historian Frantz Funck-Brentano's highly readable narrative. Originally published in 1912 as part of a series of young adult biographies of French leaders. Calla, 2016...More.
Item Code: JOARH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 184pg, Text/Full Color
See our webstite for all available Calla facsimile editions of classics from the Golden Age of Illustration.
Now available: Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Harry Rountree, Thomas Mackenzie, Frederick Richardson, Willy Pogany, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Warwick Goble, Charles Robinson, Harry Clarke, N.C. Wyeth and others, including William Timlin's The Ship That Sailed to Mars. Here's a recent favorite:
THE LOST WORLD
Highly Recommended. By Sir Author Conan. Art by Harry Rountree. This splendid hardcover edition collects this rare novel as it first appeared in The Strand Magazine and includes more than 100 original brush-and-wash illustrations by Golden Age master Harry Rountree, never before collected. The creator of Sherlock Holmes in this 1912 fantasy transports readers to the wilds of the Amazon for a Professor Challenger adventure among dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Calla, 2016...More.
Item Code: LOSWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 226, Text/b&w
|TRANSCENDENT LUXURY German Art Deco Poster Masterpieces 1912-1927
Recommended. Thomas Negovan. Rare and beautiful artworks from the Golden Age of Vintage Poster Art. During and immediately following The First World War, advertisers in Germany presented romantic elegance in a manner that bridged the sinuous lines of Art Nouveau and the hard lines of the Art Deco period to achieve a unique style that would inform the rest of the century as a pinnacle of graphic design. This book presents a collection of gorgeous, beautiful, high resolution photographs that gives insight to the opulent aesthetics of the era. Century Guild, 2016...More.
Item Code: TRLUX
Soft Cover, 6x8, 92pg, Full Color
|TRANSCENDENT LUXURY German Art Deco Poster Masterpieces 1912-1927 Deluxe
Includes set of 10 mini-print postcards. Thomas Negovan. Variant edition includes ten separate, full size prints on heavy paper, with postcard backs. Century Guild, 2016...More.
Item Code: TRLUXD
Soft Cover, 6x8, 92pg, Full Color
See our website for more specialty books from Century Guild--David Mack: Muse and Haute Camp, both now on sale, and just published, Arrangements: Steve Diet Goeddes (regular and signed editions). Also here is my personal favorite of their publications:
LE PATER ALPHONSE MUCHA'S SYMBOLIST MASTERPIECE
Our Highest Recommendation. By Thomas Negovan. By 1899, Alphonse Mucha had experienced four years as the most recognizable proponent of Art Nouveau graphics and the most celebrated illustrator in Paris. The massive output in the advertising and decorative work earned much for Mucha's publisher but very little for the artist himself. So Mucha insisted upon the release of a deeply personal work, and printed 510 copies of what he for the remainder of his life considered his works-on-paper masterpiece, Le Pater. His Symbolist masterpiece features a female deity protecting humankind, and a number of sophisticated occult themes across a series of images of mystical illustrations. Century Guild, 2016...More.
Item Code: ALPM
Soft Cover, 8x11, 59pg, Partial Color
|FOUR COLOR FEAR Forgotten Horror of the 1950s
New 2017 Third Printing! Highly Recommended. Edited and designed by Greg Sadowski. Although EC is the comic book company most fans associate with horror, during the genre's peak (1951-54) more than fifty horror titles appeared EVERY MONTH!. Four Color Fear collects the finest of these into a single robust and affordable volume. Jack Cole, Steve Ditko, George Evans, Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Basil Wolverton, and Wallace Wood contribute both stories and covers. Fantagraphics, 2016...More.
Item Code: FCF
Soft Cover, 8x10, 320pg, Full Color
|COMPLETE CREPAX The Time Eater & Other Stories
Recommended. By Guido Crepax. Spanning the 1960s–1980s, this erotic, science-fiction-themed second volume of the complete Crepax library features, in addition to adventuress Valentina, two more of the famed Italian erotic artist's heroines. Marianna is a mysterious friend of Valentina's (or is she? And why do they look so alike?). Belinda is a motorcycle-driving, pop art action star inspired by then-contemporary characters like Barbarella. In The Time Eater, Valentina meets a curious couple in an asylum, encounters strange creatures on a photo assignment, is caught in a Rube-Goldberg-like death trap, and much more. Fantagraphics, 2016. Adult Material...More.
Item Code: CREPTH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x10, 424pg, b&w
COMPLETE CREPAX: Dracula, Frankenstein & Other Horror Stories
Recommended. By Guido Crepax. One of the most acclaimed cartoonists in the world. In the 1960s and '70s, he created and chronicled the adventures of Valentina, arguably the strongest and most independent female character in European comics up until that time, and legitimized the erotic genre. This features his unique take on the works of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, but also six highly erotic Valentina stories, several never before collected. Fantagraphics, 2015. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: CREPAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 10x14, 440pg, b&w
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THE SOMEDAY FUNNIES
Closeout Price! Our Highest Recommendation. By Michel Choquette. Art by Moebius, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Vaughn Bode, Jeffrey Jones. I'm totally blown away, Imagine a time capsule from 1975, with all the best comics artists doing original strips--packed away until now. Never published.This is it--comic strips created in the early 1970s by world-famous artists and writers such as C. C. Beck, René Goscinny, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Frank Brunner, Gray Morrow, and Gahan Wilson. And written by Archie Goodwin, Crepax, Steve Englehart and a ton of other creators. All original one and two page--oversized page--strips about the recently past 1960s of drugs, rebellion, music... Abrams, 2011. Out of Print. Mature Readers. Note: Copies may have slight bump....More.
Item Code: SMEH
Hard Cover, 12x16, 216pg, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED Volume 4
Collects #12-16, July 1957 to May 1958. Highly Recommended. By Steve Ditko et al. Another volume, this time from Charlton, who took over this title from Fawcett and brought in Steve Ditko, who contributes as many as two or even three stories to each issue here! And it's amazing work, featuring our host Dr. Haunt. More stuff in the great tradition of the likes of EC Comics and the PS multiple-volume library of Harvey's horror line-up, featuring a dizzying bevy of gnarled and twisted tales. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.
Item Code: PCTM04H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 252pg, Full Color
All three previous volumes are available at the same price.
|FORBIDDEN WORLDS Volume 11
Collects #65-70, 1958. Recommended. By Richard Hughes, Ogden Whitney et al. Tales exploring the supernatural, science fiction and more. More very readable, poignant and fun stories by the great writer/editor Richard Hughes. Whisked back to Egyptian times; seeing your mirror image as an oldster, lost on a planet of giants, or a giant among tiny aliens, apparitions, test pilot to a different dimension. Obviously sci-fi was popular in 1958, sparked by the Sputnik, and you'll find a lot of cool stories here. Very handsomely drawn by Ogden Whitney, John Forte, John Rosenberger, Harry Lazarus and others. PS Artbooks, 2016...More.
Item Code: FOR11H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 240pg, Full Color
See our website for all back volumes. You can still score most of them at big savings. We have slipcased Volumes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 at $21.99 each; and discounted Volume 8 and 9 at $19.95 each. Volume 4 is $48, Volume 10 and Volume 12 (which is coming in January) are $59.99 each.
|SEEKERS IN THE MYSTERY
#1-15, 1996-97. By J.M. DeMatteis. Art by Jon J. Muth, Glenn Barr et al. This deluxe Dover edition presents the first-ever compilation of the entire series of fifteen comic books, originally published by DC's Vertigo imprint. Created by Eisner Award– writer J. M. DeMatteis, the series features stunning graphics by an all-star cast of comics legends: Jon J Muth, Glenn Barr, Michael Zulli, and Jill Thompson. New Introduction by J. M. DeMatteis, cover art by Barr, Muth, Zulli, and John Bolton, character sketches by Barr. Suggested for mature readers. Nudity,, adult situations. Dover, 2017. Mature Readers...More
Item Code: SEEKM
Soft Cover, 7x10, 396pg, Full Color
|SKYDOLL Spaceship Collection
Recommended. By Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa, with Claire Wendling et al. Six stories from the eventful life of the SkyDoll, Noa. With art from a variety of exceptionally talented artists, Sky Doll Spaceship is a gorgeous vision of the world created by Barbucci and Canepa. In a parallel universe, the existence of a sweet, life-like android called Noa, a Sky Doll, is about to be turned upside down. In a dystopian world where personal and sexual freedoms have been perverted, Noa is a mysterious anomaly whose true power is yet to be revealed, even to her. Titan, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: SKY02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 152pg, Full Color
SKYDOLL DECADE 00-10
Recommended. By Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa, with Claire Wendling et al. In the "Euro-Comics" style, from its suggestive, sexy art to its way-futuristic storyline. "...jaw-dropping" and "Dazzling science fiction." Lush, animation-style comics from two Disney animators, in the vein of Blacksad. When Noa the Sky Doll is liberated from her life of drudgery, it turns out that she is more than just a pretty android built for pleasure. Titan, 2016. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: SKYH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 232pg, Full Color
|THE SHADOW #113
Legacy of Death and The Devil's Partner. Recommended. By Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. Art by Edd Cartier, Paul Orban. The Knight of Darkness and his cabby aide crush crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley. First, when old Landis Framingham dies, his multimillion dollar estate becomes a "Legacy of Death" to his heirs! Then, The Shadow, Margo Lane and Shrevvy investigate a young man who has followed in his father's footsteps, first as a psychoanalyst and then as "The Devil's Partner." BONUS: a classic Shadow thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! Sanctum, 2016...More.
Item Code: SHT113
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, Text/b&w
See our website for all available back issues, and more of The Shadow: Shadow Multi-Packs, two Shadow Annuals, and several modern Shadow graphic novels.
These arrived too late to be included in this eblast. Descriptions and full details will be updated as soon as I can get copies in front of me.
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS Space Busters Space Patrol
Collects Space Busters #1-2, 1952, Space Patrol #1-2, 1952, and Nightmare #1-2, 1952. Highly Recommended. By Harry Harrison. Art by Bernie Krigstein, Murphy Anderson, Norman Saunders et al. This one's got it all: painted cover art by Allen Anderson and Norman Saunders, and EC's Bernie Krigstein (principal artist in all four "Space" issues), and "The True Story of Flying Saucers" written by Harry Harrison, who went on to win Hugo awards as one of the big names in Science Fiction. Murphy Anderson does a story here, and Everett Raymond Kinstler and George Tuska also contribute! Publisher Ziff-Davis didn't last long, but they did first class work, as good as any comics of the period. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: PCSB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
|EC ARCHIVES Tales of Mortal Combat and Deeds of Valor
Collects issues #1-5, 1955. Highly Recommended. Art by Krigstein, Ingels, Wood, Williamson, Orlando, Crandall, Evans. Timeless tales of daring combat and deeds of honor set in many different periods in world history! Probably EC's very best "New Direction" title, the complete run of Valor. Written by Otto Binder and Carl Wessler, tales of knights of the round table, the Crusades, the history of war and combat. Beautifully drawn by the veteran EC artists as a title released to try and survive the effects of the comics code. It lasted five glorious issues. Foreword by acclaimed comics writer, P. Craig Russell! Dark Horse, 2017. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: ECVAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
|JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA The Bronze Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects issues #77-113. By Dennis O'Neil. One of the greatest eras in the history of the Justice League of America starts here. The beginning of the 1970s saw the heroes of the JLA trading in their secret New England cave hideout for the Earth-orbiting Satellite HQ. Plus, the League started expanding its lineup to include even more characters, such as the Elongated Man and the Red Tornado. Throw in team-ups with the classic Justice Society of America and the returned Seven Soldiers of Victory, and it's easy to see why these stories became fan-favorite epics. DC, 2017. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: JLAB01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 856pg, Full Color
|GREEN LANTERN The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Showcase #22-24 and Green Lantern #1-45. Highly Recommended. The first adventures of the greatest Green Lantern of all-time, Hal Jordan, are now collected in their entirety, starting with the first appearance in Showcase and followed by dozens of those wonderful 1960s issues. These are the tales that introduced Hal Jordan and feature his induction into the Green Lantern Corps. Also included are the intros of the Guardians of the Universe, Star Sapphire, Sinestro and more! These classic stories from one of the greatest eras of comics are featured here in a gigantic omnibus edition. DC, 2017. Due Mar. ...More.
Item Code: GRL01H
Hard Cover, 1000pg, Full Color
|Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer 3 Statue
Limited! Grand master fantasy artist Frank Frazetta's most famous work is Death Dealer. He painted several versions of this brooding warrior. Based on the third of these, here is a detailed sculpture that captures the mood and colors of the painting. 10 inches tall on a base strewn with the remains of vanquished foes, this joins the previous Death Dealer sculpture in a growing Frazetta legacy collection. Limited edition, hand-numbered statue with certificate of authenticity. DC, 2017. Due May. ...More.
Item Code: FRADD03
10" tall, Full Color
|PRE-CODE CLASSICS Lars of Mars Crusader Mars Eerie Adventures
Collects Lars of Mars #10-11, 1951, Crusader from Mars #1-2,1952, and Eerie Adventures #1, 1951. Highly Recommended. By Jerry Siegel. Art by Murphy Anderson, Allen Anderson et al. Written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Murphy Anderson and the true forerunner of the Red Planet's J'onn J'onzz (if not also Adam Strange, complete with jet-pack), this is the real McCoy. Anderson was by this time a master of science fiction, having honed his skills in Planet Comics and starting working for DC on his fabled run with Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space. Publisher Ziff-Davis had the deep pockets and could hire the best, and this is among their best titles. Classic, beautifully drawn early 1950s space opera, as good as EC could put out. PS Artbooks, 2017. Due Apr. ...More.
Item Code: PCLMH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 216pg, Full Color
A new Budd Root nude Cavewoman cover this week, beginning a new series, Dragon. See our website for all available Budd Root special covers. And don't miss his excellent new art book, just in a couple weeks ago, Cave Paintings: The Art of Budd Root. Published by Frank Cho! These are flying out the door.
As I reported last week, we are working through losing our primary server and old inventory software on December 22. Orders are getting shipped with no problems—well, no problems more than a lot more hand-labor on our part. We're working through bringing up a new, more modern software system in record time instead of as it was planned, over the space of several months.
We are still have having difficulty bringing up any advance orders (backorders) you may have placed so we can ship out new arrivals. We hope to have this solved shortly. But shipping out backorders for some items, like Drawing From History: The Forgotten Art of Fortunino Matania, has been unfortunately delayed.
We hope to have this fixed in the next few days and to get any backorders shipped out. If you have any concerns, such as seeing an item that we have listed recently that you had on backorder, do call us and we'll give you its status. Thanks again for your understanding.
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