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Comic books in 'Art Book'

  • Issue #1-1ST
    100 Illustrators HC (2014 Taschen) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Culled from our Illustration Now series is this selection of today's most successful and important illustrators from around the globe. In his introduction, Steven Heller fleshes out the challenging process of narrowing down a field of 600 illustrators to a selection of the 100 most significant. The final cut, including artists such as Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad Holland, Mirko Ilic, Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, provides a snapshot of the highly dynamic and diverse world of contemporary illustration. Hardcover (Slipcase), 9-in. x 12-in., 640 pages, full color. Cover price $59.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    101 Top Tips for Fantasy Painters SC (2012 Barron's) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Kevin Crossley. This art instruction manual takes the form of a master class for artists who are intent on perfecting their style as fantasy-theme illustrators. Supplemented with vivid and instructive illustrations for every related topic, the book's teaching units include Sketching and Drawing, Composition and Concepts, Using Color, The Devil is in the Details, Art Master Class, and Finishing Touches. 101 Top Tips for Fantasy Painters is the ultimate resource for both newcomers to fantasy art and experienced artists looking to promote their artwork in the professional arena. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 176 pages, PCP/B&W. Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    300 Rise of an Empire The Art of the Film HC (2014 Titan Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Peter Aperlo. 300: Rise of an Empire is the highly anticipated follow-up to the international blockbuster 300! This lavish, oversized hardback companion book to the new movie features stunning production art, photography from the acclaimed Clay Enos (Watchmen Portraits) and contributions from producer Zack Snyder and director Noam Murro. This new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 13-in. x 10-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $34.95.

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    500 Portraits HC (2011 Fantagraphics) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Tony Millionaire. 500 Portraits collects over two decades of portrait work by the award-winning creator of Drinky Crow's Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts. Millionaire's illustrations range from the famous (Bob Dylan), the infamous (Lynndie England), the fictional (Yoda) to the animal kingdom (a cockroach). The impeccable linework resembles that of Johnny Gruelle (creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy), whom he cites as one of his main sources of inspiration. Includes illustrations from The Believer, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Ephemera Press Historical Maps, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Hardcover, 200 pages, 7 1/2-in. x 5-in., PC. Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    A Sky Longing for Memories: The Art of Makoto Shinkai SC (2015 Verticle) 1-1ST

    1st printing. From the award-winning director and author Makoto Shinkai comes the definitive collection of his animated works. Makoto Niitsu, better known by the pen-name Makoto Shinkai, is a Japanese film director, animator, and voice actor. Considered one of the best animators in the world today, he is often called the "next-Miyazaki." Shinkai is unique as an animator as he cut his teeth by producing almost all elements many of his works, from animation to music composition to voice acting. Shinkai, while known for his heartfelt stories, is possibly more admired for his rich and detailed art which often overwhelm viewers forcing them into fantastic worlds of wonder. A Sky collects more than a 100 of Shikai's art cells from his most popular works and then closes off with interviews from the internationally renowned director and his staff. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 12-in. x 7-in., 176 pages, full color. Cover price $34.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Aaron Lopresti Sketchbook SC (2005 Boom) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. :Saved from Trash!" Following the success of his first two sold-out sketchbooks, Wonder Woman and Planet Hulk artist Aaron Lopresti again presents an eclectic collection of all-new superhero, fantasy, and humorous art. Softcover, 56 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1975
    ACBA Sketchbook (1973) 1975
    Published 1975 by Neal Adams.

    Comic Art portfolio.Berni Wrightson Cover. Published by the A.C.B.A. (Academy of Comic Book Artists). Full page sketches. Artists showcased in this beautiful portfolio include: Marie Severin and Bill Everett, Marie Severin, Gil Kane, Terry Austin, Jim Steranko, Herb Trimpe, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, John Byrne, Wally Wood, Russ Heath, Sergio Aragones, John Romita, Jeff Jones. Glue bound spine. 8 1/2-in. x 10 3/4-in., 48 pages, black and white.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Acme Novelty Datebook HC (2013 Drawn and Quarterly) 10th Anniversary Edition 1-1ST

    10th Anniversary Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1986-1995!" By Chris Ware.Acclaimed cartoonist Chris Ware (Building Stories) reveals the outtakes of his genius in these intimate, imaginative, and whimsical sketches collected from the years during which he completed his award-winning graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. Acme Datebook Volume One is as much a companion volume to Jimmy Corrigan as a tremendous art collection from of one of America's most interesting and popular graphic artists. Chris Ware surprises the reader on every page with its spontaneity, its mordant humor, and its excellent draftsmanship. Hardcover, 208 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $44.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Adventure Time 100 Project SC (2018 Kaboom) 1-1ST Adventure Time 100 Project SC (2018 Kaboom) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Finn, Jake, and the entire Adventure Time crew take center stage in Hero Initiative's famous "100 Project" format! Using blank sketch cover variants from Adventure Time #36, the Hero Initiative sent out 100 copies to amazing artists around the world so that they could create one of a kind original covers. The results are collected here, with art from Jeffrey Brown, John Cassaday, Emi Lenox, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and many more!

    Softcover, 122 pages, PC/PB&W.

    Featuring Art by Chris Allan, Kristin Allen, Karl Altstaetter, Franco Aureliani, Mark Badger, Lucy Bellwood, Terry Blas, Dan Brereton, Jeffrey Brown, Dave Bullock, Chris Burnham, Daniel Campos, Richard Case, John Cassaday, Ethan Castillo, Ron Chan, Ryan Cody, Dennis Culver, David DeGrand, Leila Del Duca, Shannon Denton, Chris Eliopoulos, Rich Ellis, Gabe Eltaeb, Logan Faerber, Cat Farris, David Ferguson, Tony Fleecs, Jenny Frison, Agnes Garbowska, Jerry Gaylord, Penelope Gaylord, Chris Giarrusso, Benjamin Glendenning, Scott Godlewski, Sina Grace, Gene Ha, JJ Harrison, Lea Hernandez, Christopher Herndon, Tyson Hesse, Justin Hillgrove, Andy Hirsch, Thomas Hunter, Megan Hutchison, J Huw, Chris Ivy, Chris Johnson, Karl Kesel, Lukas Ketner, James Kochalka, Rich Koslowski, Braden Lamb, Ken Lashley, Emi Lenox, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, David Marquez, José Marzán, Jr., John McCrea, Chris Moreno, Jesse Moynihan, Todd Nauck, Natalie Nourigat, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Oppenheimer, Mark McKenna, Dan Panosian, Tony Parker, Hannah Nance Partlow, Luke Pearson, Thomas Perkins, Joe Phillips, Carey Pietsch, Whilce Portacio, Gordon Purcell, Tom Raney, Bill Reinhold, Aaron Renier, Sara Richard, Andy Ristaino, Paolo Rivera, Tone Rodriguez, Craig Rousseau, Hainanu Saulque, Stuart Sayger, Bart Sears, Tim Seeley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson, Skinner, Greg Smallwood, Andy Smith, Wes St. Claire, Mark Stegbauer, Zachary Sterling, Ty Templeton, Nate Van Dyke, Mike Vasquez, Adam Warren, Doug Wheatley, Charles P. Wilson III and Rich Woodall. Cover price $14.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Adventure Time The Original Cartoon Title Cards HC (2014 Titan Books) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Seasons 1 & 2!" By Pendelton Ward. This is the first of two beautifully lavish books created to celebrate the distinctive designs behind the Adventure Time title cards. Combining sketches, works in progress, revisions and final title card art, the book will take readers on a visual guide of the title card development, with quotes from each episode and commentary from the artists Pendleton Ward, Pat McHale, Nick Jennings, Phil Rynda, and Paul Linsley. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8-in., 104 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Adventure Time The Original Cartoon Title Cards HC (2014 Titan Books) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Seasons 3 & 4!" Adventure Time's adorably weird and wonderful post-apocalyptic world has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Featuring all the title cards from seasons 3 and 4 of the show, plus early sketches, creator commentary, and exclusive insights into the vast and varied inspirations behind the art, the second volume of Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards is an absolute must-have for every fan. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8-in., 112 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Advertising in America The First Two Hundred Years HC (1990 Abrams) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Charles A. Goodrum. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 288 pages, Text (with Illustration)

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Airflow Art of Philip Castle SC (1980 Perigee Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing. A wonderful collection of art from one of the premiere airbrush artist - Philip Castle. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $10.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Al Parker: Illustrator, Innovator HC (2015 Auad) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Al Parker: Illustrator, Innovator the latest volume in a series highlighting the great American illustrators. This lavishly illustrated book covers every aspect of this important artist's career with authoritative articles, hundreds of incredible full color illustrations and rarely seen photographs. One of America's best known magazine illustrators from the 1940's to the 1960's, Al Parker was an innovator, a trend setter, and a constant experimenter. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $44.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Al Williamson Hidden Lands TPB (2004 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By THOMAS YEATES, MARK SCHULTZ, and STEVE RINGGENBERG. Al Williamson stand in rarified air, among the titans of the development of comics as an art form. Drawing from the tradition of the heyday of book, advertising, and comic-strip illustration, Williamson brought a command of craft and dynamics rarely seen, before or since, to a field that had largely valued speed over skill. As part of an amazing stable of young artists at E.C. in the 1950's, Williamson helped change the industry forever, but much of his work of the era has remained hidden. Al Williamson: Hidden Lands at last uncovers these gems, stories from his days at Atlas, E.C., Charlton, Harvey, Dell, and more - most of which have never been reprinted until now, plus a wide array of material that has never before been published, including fascinating sketches and works from his career's infancy and photos from the artist's personal scrapbooks. Covered in fascinating depth bby Mark Schultz, Thomas Yeates, and Steve Ringgenberg and gathered extensive, lively interviews with Williamson. Al Williamson: Hidden Lands is an essential volume for any fan of this giant of graphic fiction. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 224 pages, B&W. Cover price $22.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Al Williamson Sketchbook SC (1998) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Compiled and Edited by J. David Spurlock. Introduction by Walt Reed. Krenkel knew the classics first and Frazetta was already established. But Al Williamson was the central figure bringing these and others together, ushering in a renaissance in the comic-art evocative of "the golden age of illustration." Though many used comics as a step-stone to broader careers, Williamson opted to stay, delineating grace and drama with dignity for generations who thrilled to his work on Weird Science, Flash Gordon, and Star Wars. Williamson's work helped inspire George Lucas' original; Star Wars vision and Williamson was Lucas' first choice to adapt the saga to comics. This book, fifty years in the making, reveals Williamson's passionate, heroic art like no other. Softcover, 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    Alex Ross A Personal Collection HC (2009 Wizard) Expanded Millennium Edition 1B-1ST

    Hulk/She-Hulk Cover - Expanded Edition - 1st printing. Wizard celebrates the career of fan-favorite artist, ALEX ROSS, in this beautiful 200-page hardcover (complete with 48 pages of new, up-to-date material). Featuring two different all-new painted covers! Spider-Man/Spider-Woman, and a Hulk/She-Hulk variant cover. Hardcover, 200 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Wonderful Wonder World SC (2014 Yen Press) Official Visual Fan Book 1-1ST

    1st printing. A lush fanbook for the Alice in the Country of Diamonds PSP game, packed with illustrations, manga, character profiles, creator interviews, and even a detailed guide to every route for Alice to take in the Country of Diamonds! Compiled by QuinRose, the minds behind the bestselling Alice in the Country of franchise, this book immerses readers in the world of the original romantic fantasy adventure PSP video game! Follow Alice and company through this lush volume packed with illustrations, manga, character profiles, creator interviews, and even a detailed guide to every route Alice can take in the Country of Diamonds! What's more, the volume contains a never-before-published manga double feature focusing on Sidney Black and Tweedledee & Tweedledum, making it a must-have for every fan of the franchise! Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 176 pages, B&W. Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #2014
    All New Young Guns Sketchbook (2014) 2014

    Marvel is proud to officially unveil the members of the All-New Young Guns, the next generation of Marvel artists and superstars in the making! They are Ryan Stegman, Nick Bradshaw, Sara Pichelli, Valerio Schiti, Mahmud Asrar & David Marquez. These six artists are on the precipice of setting the comic industry ablaze with their bombastic art and blockbuster comics and you can preview what exciting projects they're working on in the YOUNG GUNS 2014 SAMPLER! 28 pages, PC/PB&W

  • Issue #1-1ST
    All the Presidents HC (2019 Fantagraphics) 1-1ST All the Presidents HC (2019 Fantagraphics) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    By Drew Friedman.

    All the Presidents is indeed portraits of all 44 United States Presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump and everyone in between, all rendered in Friedman's celebrated in-your-face style of portraiture. Each portrait will be accompanied by vital statistics and presidential factoids.

    The book also features a foreword by NPR's Studio 360 host, Kurt Andersen.

    Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 112 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage: Queen of Pulp Pin-Up Art SC (2013) 1-1ST Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage: Queen of Pulp Pin-Up Art SC (2013) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Written by Stephen D. Korshak, and J. David Spurlock. Art and Cover by Margaret Brundage.

    Starting in 1932, Margaret Brundage changed the look of Fantasy, Science-Fiction and Horror with her alluring sensationalistic covers for the legendary pulp magazine, Weird Tales. Brundage was the first female cover artist of the pulp era and 1st to pain Conan! Decades before the gothic fetish craze, Brundage's provocative paintings featuring semi-nude young women bearing whips, became a major controversy. At Weird Tales peak the magazine's appeal was due as much to Brundage's covers as to the stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch and Robert E. Howard. This is the first book devoted to this noted artist!

    Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 134 pages, full color. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground HC (2015 Schiffer) 1-1ST

    1st printing. This second volume of cinematic eye candy further documents the quickly burgeoning underground film poster movement, a group of artists who challenge Hollywood's marketing machine by bringing clever artwork and design back to movie posters. Nearly 100 emerging artists, with a dozen returning favorites, present their newly produced images. Movies illustrated include classics like Vertigo, Rosemary's Baby, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, more recent hits such as Her and Drive, cult favorites Dazed and Confused and Donnie Darko, and childhood staples Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Labyrinth. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground HC (2013 Schiffer) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Matthew Chojnacki. Over the years the motion picture industry has (sadly) gravitated to generating poorly cropped and heavily airbrushed posters that rely far too often on celebrity head shots. Thankfully, an underground network of graphic designers and artists has reinvigorated the art of the movie poster, crafting stunning pieces for classic and cult films. Here is the first comprehensive look at the movement, presenting this eclectic and dynamic medium through more than 200 eye-popping posters from over 100 cutting-edge artists. With a smart, fresh visual perspective, alternative movie posters celebrate classics like Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining as well as cult favorites: The Big Lebowski, Blade Runner, and Pink Flamingos. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alvarado's Cosplay Pin-Ups HC (2018 Schiffer) 1-1ST Alvarado's Cosplay Pin-Ups HC (2018 Schiffer) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    We all want to see Snow White with tattoos, right? Well, at least photographer Robert Alvarado does. In his newest collection of high-octane, pin-up images, Alvarado shows how his own style of shooting and editing, which has been called cartoonish, illustrated, and painted marries perfectly with cosplay. In more than 150 vibrant, color images, see Alvarado's take on this pop culture phenomenon as he captures models "cosing" as characters from Buck Rogers, Deadpool, Star Wars, your favorite DC and Marvel franchises, and much more. From fantasy to sci-fi and Disney to video games, the models embody and costume many beloved characters while striking traditional and contemporary pin-up poses.

    Hardcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Amazing Spider-Man The Art of the Movie HC (2014 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Marie Javins. Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE ART OF THE MOVIE is a deluxe keepsake volume that provides an insider's look into the making of the wall-crawler's 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field! Hardcover (Horizontal Format with Slipcase), 10 1/2-in. x 8-in., 240 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Amazona Art of Chris Achilleos SC (2004) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Chris Achilleos. Massively popular and highly regarded, Chris Achilleos' artwork ranges from acclaimed Doctor Who and Star Trek book covers, to the pin-ups that made him famous, embracing Greek mythology, role-playing games, Tolkien, and movie posters. Softcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters HC (2015) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Text by David A. Bossert. Art and cover by Eric Goldberg. This whimsical, deluxe Art Deco-themed art book showcases Walt Disney characters in a style reminiscent of caricatures from the famed walls of Sardi's and The Brown Derby. Disney Supervising Animator and Director Eric Goldberg drew a little more than 200 stylized images in a collection that first debuted as a display within the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, California. Now with An Animator's Gallery, the show comes right to you. Fans of all ages, and from all over, can enjoy Eric's playful portraits, starting with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse through characters from Frozen and Big Hero 6. Bonus sections will even feature some of the most beloved characters from Pixar. Hardcover, 10-in. x 13-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $40.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    An Oz Sketchbook SC (1988 IWOC) By Dick Martin 1-1ST

    1st printing. BY Dick Martin. A collection of cartoons and artwork featuring Dorothy and your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 40 pages, B&W. All Ages

  • Issue #1-REP
    Anatomy for Fantasy Artists SC (2005 David & Charles) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Written by Glenn Fabry. Make the unreal look real with this unique guide to inventive anatomy, and discover how to create fantastical figures for graphic novels, fantasy art, sci-fi, comics and computer games. Softcover, 8.5" x 11", 128 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Angel Song SC (2006) 1-1ST
    Published Oct 2006 by SQP.

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "A Glorious Collection of Heavenly Bodies!" Angel Song Volume 1 does for halos and wings what it did for all those forest cuties in Fairy Song - shows them off in all their radiant glory! Includes the artwork of such fan-faves as Dave Nestler, Pelaez, Arantza, Maraschi, Sosa, and many more! Get to see why heaven is such a beautiful place, and why people are just dying to get there! Softcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12-in., 64 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Angry Birds: Hatching a Universe HC (2013 Insight Editions) Behind the Scenes of a Phenomenon 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Danny Graydon. In 2009 little-known Finnish video game company Rovio Entertainment wowed the world when it unleashed an unlikely gaming phenomenon: Angry Birds. This stunning coffee table book goes behind the scenes of Rovio's success to deliver in-depth insight into the remarkable artistry that goes into creating each Angry Birds game. Featuring exclusive conceptual artwork and revealing interviews with the game's creators, Angry Birds: Hatching a Universe is a must read for fans! Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 9-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, PC/PB&W Cover price $50.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Anime Angels: Original Character Artbook HC (2013) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Art by Fred Gallagher. Cover by Shilin Huang. Dozens of anime artists from the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and 17 other countries have joined together for this new original character artbook, Anime Angels. With nearly 100 full-page artworks from professional and emerging amateur artists, this collection of anime-style angel character art makes a fantastic addition to any anime art lover's bookshelf. Includes a special Artist Index and Commentary section. Printed no-sweat in the USA. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 104 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Anime Angels: Original Character Artbook SC (2013 Maron Media) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Art by Fred Gallagher. Cover by Shilin Huang. Dozens of anime artists from the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and 17 other countries have joined together for this new original character artbook, Anime Angels. With nearly 100 full-page artworks from professional and emerging amateur artists, this collection of anime-style angel character art makes a fantastic addition to any anime art lover's bookshelf. Includes a special Artist Index and Commentary section. Softcover, 8-inx 11-in., 104 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Anime SC (2014 Korero Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Michelle Le and Colin Odell. This guide to anime offers an overview of the art form, looking at its development in Japan and its export to other cultures. It includes a history of Japanese animation from early examples to the relaunch of animation as a viable commercial entity and its enormous rise in popularity after World War II. The difference between manga and anime is explained, and a brief history of manga is offered, including its development from traditional art form (woodblock prints) to massive commercial success with millions of readers in Japan and worldwide. Odell and Le Blanc also consider anime style and genres, its market and importance in Japanese culture, and its perception in the West, including controversy, such as criticisms of sex and violence in anime that affect other national markets, including the UK (notably Urotsukidoji) and the U.S. Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1G
    Anna Mercury Artbook (2009 Avatar) 1G

    SDCC cover by Facundo Percio. Limited to 1500 copies. (A) Percio, Ryp, Ortiz & Various The Warren Ellis smash-hit series has turned Anna Mercury into everyone's favorite red-head with an attitude! Now this full-color Artbook gives the best artists in the industry a chance to draw the leather-clad vixen in gorgeous never-before-seen pinups straight from her New Ataraxia Mission! This will be the only chance to glimpse this mystery woman before her next series starts Summer 2009! Super-starts delivering works of art inside include Juan Jose Ryp, Paul Duffield, Tim Seeley, Matt Martin, Richard Ortiz, and a huge selection of new work from series artist Facundo Percio!

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Aphorismyth: A Collection Art and Design SC (2013 Baby Tattoo Book) By Ragnar 1-1ST

    1st printing. Fourth in Ragnar's series of popular art collections. This newest book offers an extensive look at the artist's epic advertising/promotional campaigns for the trendsetting Designer Con event, as well as an eclectic assortment of other artwork. The quality and quantity of character and typographic design on display is astonishing visual showmanship. Softcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 80 pages, full color. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Apple GN (2008-2010 Udon) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Straight from Korea comes a breathtaking new anthology series! From video games, to animation, to comics, Korean artists have touched all facets of modern media. APPLE lets these artists shine as their creativity flows through eye-popping artwork and wondrous original tales. Artist Hyung-Tae Kim (ROBOT, Magna Carta), is joined by dozens of Korea's most talented creators. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 264 pages, full color. Cover price $34.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Apple GN (2008-2010 Udon) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Apple, the breathtaking Korean anthology/art book series, returns with its second volume! Join dozens of Korea's best illustrators and animators as they present their wildest fantasies through original stories and illustrations. This volume also features a new story by artist Hyung Min-Woo, creator of the popular manga series Priest! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 272 pages, full color. Cover price $34.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Apple Selection SC (2011 Udon) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Summer!" Cover by Lee Min Pyo. The creators of the Apple anthology/artbook series are back with an all-new volume of gorgeous pinup artwork! APPLE SELECTION features dozens of Korea's top illustrators creating brand new pin-up work of cute summer girls, seductive nurses, jamming punk rockettes, and more. APPLE SELECTION belongs in everyone's art book collection! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 200 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Apple Selection SC (2011 Udon) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Autumn!" The creators of the Apple anthology/artbook series are back with an all-new volume of gorgeous pinup artwork! APPLE SELECTION Vol.2 features dozens of Korea's top illustrators creating brand new pin-up work of fun beach scenes, retro pinups, cute anime girls, and more. APPLE SELECTION belongs in everyone's art book collection! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Archie Art of Francesco Francavilla HC (2019 Archie Comics) 1-1ST Archie Art of Francesco Francavilla HC (2019 Archie Comics) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing.

    Introduction by Jon Goldwater.

    Archie's new hardcover art book is a beautifully-designed celebration of Francesco Francavilla's time at Archie. This art book is a gorgeously designed oversize hardcover edition featuring the complete collection of his comic book covers and more. This title goes behind-the-scenes on Francavilla's work and its place in Archie's history, with an insider's look at the creation and ongoing legacy with the company.

    Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 160 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1S-1ST
    Arclight: The Art of Joseph Wight SC (2014 AP) 1S-1ST

    Limited Signed Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. his magazine-size, full-color treasury of art pieces by Joseph Wight showcases his incredible artistic range and achievements. Years of work, from Twilight X, Mangazine, and Shotgun Mary to Nazi Zombies, Star Wars: The Manga and First Moon, already make this a proud addition for any collector of fine art or fan of military, zombies, humor, action, gorgeous women, jaw-dropping scenery, and more. Now, we offer it in a limited SIGNED edition, autographed by Joe Wight himself! Softcover (with Dusk Jacket), 8-in. x 11-in., 80 pages, full color. Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1SN-1ST
    Arclight: The Art of Joseph Wight SC (2014 AP) 1SN-1ST

    NO Dust Jacket - Limited Signed Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. his magazine-size, full-color treasury of art pieces by Joseph Wight showcases his incredible artistic range and achievements. Years of work, from Twilight X, Mangazine, and Shotgun Mary to Nazi Zombies, Star Wars: The Manga and First Moon, already make this a proud addition for any collector of fine art or fan of military, zombies, humor, action, gorgeous women, jaw-dropping scenery, and more. Now, we offer it in a limited SIGNED edition, autographed by Joe Wight himself! Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 80 pages, full color. Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1B
    Aria Jay Anacleto Sketchbook (1999) 1B
  • Issue #2-1ST
    Ariel Olivetti Sketchbook SC (2002-2005) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. This is the second book entirely dedicated to Ariel Olivetti's sketches. Ariel Olivetti has covered the road to his confirmation as one of the most important comic artist in Argentina and the world. His development as artist, his consolidation as first-class professional, the great versatility of his work, and his impeccable style have turned him into one of the most desired artists by publishing houses from the US. Contains sketches of Marvel and DC Universe heroes! Softcover, 48 pages, B&W. NOTE: Text in both English and Spanish. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #2A-1ST
    Ariel The Book of Fantasy TPB (1976-1978 Morning Star/Ballantine) 2A-1ST

    Morning Star Edition - Volume 2 - 1st printing. 1-Part Art book, 1-Part anthology - Ariel features sci-fi/fantasy art, comic strips and prose from some of the most legendary names in the business. Includes the talents of Harlan Ellison, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, Keith Roberts, Frank Frazetta, Bruce Jones and more! Softcover, 9-in. x 11 1/2-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Ariel The Book of Fantasy TPB (1976-1978 Morning Star/Ballantine) 3-1ST

    Ariel Books/Ballantine Edition - Volume 3 - 1st printing. 1-Part Art book, 1-Part anthology - Ariel features sci-fi/fantasy art, comic strips and prose from some of the most legendary names in the business. Includes the talents of Michael Moorcock, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Barry Windsor-Smith, Robert E. Howard, and Larry Niven! Softcover, 9-in. x 11 1/2-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Ariel The Book of Fantasy TPB (1976-1978 Morning Star/Ballantine) 4-1ST

    Volume 4 - 1st printing. 1-Part Art book, 1-Part anthology - Ariel features sci-fi/fantasy art, comic strips and prose from some of the most legendary names in the business. Softcover, 9-in. x 11 1/2-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation HC (2014 Disney Press) Updated Edition 1-1ST

    Updated Edition - 1st printing. Written by John Canemaker. Art and cover by Mary Blair. A soft spoken, unassuming woman dominated design at The Walt Disney Studios with a joyful creativity and exuberant color palette that stamped the look of many classic Disney animated features, including Cinderella and Peter Pan. Now the story behind one of Walt's favorite artists is celebrated in this delightful volume. In her prime, Mary Blair was an amazingly prolific American artist. Walt Disney loved her art and championed it at the Studio. The two shared many sensibilities, including a childlike fondness for playfulness in imagery. Hardcover, 10-in. x 9-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $45.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer SC (2017 McFarland) American Animation Pioneer 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Ray Pointer and Jerry Beck. The history of animated cartoons has for decades been dominated by the accomplishments of Walt Disney, giving the impression that he invented the medium. In reality, it was the work of several pioneers. Max Fleischer, inventor of the Rotoscope technique of tracing animation frame by frame over live-action footage, was one of the most prominent. Where Disney reflected a Midwestern sentimentality, Fleischer presented a sophisticated urban attitude with elements of German Expressionism and organic progression. This book covers his life and work and the history of the studio that bore his name, with previously unpublished artwork and photographs. Softcover, 278 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $39.95.