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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Manga Makeovers SC (2016 Barron's) Create Amazing Drawings of Yourself, Your Friends, and Everything Around You 1-1ST

    1st printing. Story and art by Sonia Leong. Manga characters are beautiful, beguiling, and easier to draw than you think. With help from Manga Makeovers, you can take your personal photos and "Manga" every part of your world. Learn styles and techniques to draw a cute self-portrait, Chibi style; your lunch as a bento box; a friend as an anti-hero with supernatural powers; a comic strip about your favorite celebrity; a local bus as a spaceship; and more. Through this series of easy-to-follow exercises, sketching challenges, inspirational galleries, and scenarios, you'll soon be drawing people, pets, things - or even yourself - Manga-style! Softcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 144 pages, full color. Cover price $17.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Manga Mania Girl Power! (2009 Chris Hart Books) 1-1ST

    First printing. Cover design by Diane Lamphron. Today's most popular manga are all about girls. Weather they're battling monsters, practicing magic, playing sports or just flirting with their crushes, manga girls do it in style. MANGA MANIA GIRL POWER! shows you how to draw dozens of dynamic divas. Softcover, 9 x 10 1/2-in, Color interior. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. Written and Illustrated by L.A. Doust. This book teaches you how, when, and what to emphasize or exaggerate in a drawing in order to turn that drawing into a caricature or cartoon. Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 86 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations)

  • Issue #1-REP
    Manual on Caricature and Cartooning HC (1932 Frederick Warne & Co.) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Written and Illustrated by L.A. Doust. This book teaches you how, when, and what to emphasize or exaggerate in a drawing in order to turn that drawing into a caricature or cartoon. Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 86 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations)

  • Issue #ITEM#1
    Marvel Avengers Paint-by-Numbers (2015 Thunder Bay Press) 5 Classic Scenes ITEM#1 Marvel Avengers Paint-by-Numbers (2015 Thunder Bay Press) 5 Classic Scenes ITEM#1

    1st printing. By Daniel Wallace. Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man help you fight the crime of empty walls! Paint-by-number is still just as much fun as when you were a kid. Follow the number guide to paint in classic detail, or go rogue and choose your own color combos. Every scene includes your favorite Marvel heroes. The 48-page book reveals secrets of the Avengers and their mansion, offers the history behind various team-ups of heroes and villains, and profiles the technological creations of scientist Hank Pym. Brush up on your hero history and re-create classic scenes from the Marvel universe! Includes 10-in. x 8-in. Cards to Paint-by-numbers, paints (10 colors), 1 piant brush, and 1 mini book (Softcover 5-in. x 7-in., 48 pages, full color). Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques SC (2016 3dtotal) 1-1ST

    1st printing. For matte painters and concept artists working in the movie, videogame, and TV industry, it can often be important to be able to quickly and efficiently create artwork, for storyboarding and storytelling purposes. Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques aims to be the go-to book for artists training to enter the industry, and for established artists looking to brush up on their knowledge of speed painting. Featuring helpful time-saving tips and techniques from established industry artists, such as how to create and use custom brushes, and how to implement an impressionistic style, there's plenty to offer to help the artist master their craft. Softcover, 10-in. x 8-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. By Mark Crilley. Master manga creator Mark Crilley shows how to draw diverse characters and backgrounds with easy, clear instructions. Readers will learn methods for creating their most requested manga characters in a range of ages, locations, backgrounds, clothing styles and expressions. Includes spreads of reference drawings showing the endless variety of characters possible. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Level Up!" By Mark Crilley. Mastering Manga 2 covers basic facial & body proportions for beginners, but also covers topics the first book didn't including some lessons that can be regarded as more advanced. It's a "step 2" to Mastering Manga that doesn't alienate anyone who happens to see this book first. With the addition of background and perspective lessons, Crilley will encourage readers to take what they've learned in the previous lessons and build it all into a full strip. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Mastering Manga SC (2012-2016 FW Media) By Mark Crilley 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "Power Up!" By Mark Crilley. Master the skills to create your very own manga! Expert manga artist Mark Crilley guides you to another level with this powered-up drawing book. Complete your Crilley collection with this third installation, which elevates the instruction to focus on drawing methods to help you create distinctive and detailed professional-level manga art. Through 40 in-depth step-by-step demonstrations not covered in other Mastering Manga books, Mark reveals his secrets for adding color, how to draw manga-style animals, ways to use photo reference, his preferred art supplies and how to fix character inconsistencies. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #HTD016
    Modern Cartoon by Walter Foster (1931) 024 HTD016

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    Not dated, circa late 40's. Reprint - the highest book on the inside back cover "How to Draw" books list is "101 Heads"(#16).
    Modern Cartoon is book number 24 in an instructional series of "How to Draw" books by Walter T. Foster. Cover by Hal Rasmusson. Art by Hal Rasmusson, Al Vermeer, Salvador Baguez, Russell Patterson, Don Flowers, Walter T. Foster, Dick Turner, Burr Shafer, Dorman H. Smith, George Scarbo, Gluyas Williams, and others. $1.00 cover price, 8 1/2-in. x 14-in.; black and white; 40 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #HTD051
    Modern Cartoon by Walter Foster (1931) 024 HTD051

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    Not dated, circa late 50's. Reprint - the highest book on the inside back cover "How to Draw" books list is #51.
    Modern Cartoon is book number 24 in an instructional series of "How to Draw" books by Walter T. Foster.
    Wraparound cover by Hal Rasmusson. Art by Hal Rasmusson, Al Vermeer, Salvador Baguez, Russell Patterson, Don Flowers, Walter T. Foster, Dick Turner, Burr Shafer, Dorman H. Smith, George Scarbo, Gluyas Williams, and others. Full color centerfold pullout poster (same art as front cover). $1.00 cover price, 10 1/4-in. x 13 1/2-in.; black and white; 36 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #HTD113
    Modern Cartoon by Walter Foster (1931) 024 HTD113

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    Not dated, circa 60's. Reprint - the highest book on the inside back cover "How to Draw" books list is #113.
    Modern Cartoon is book number 24 in an instructional series of "How to Draw" books by Walter T. Foster.
    Wraparound cover by Hal Rasmusson. Art by Hal Rasmusson, Al Vermeer, Salvador Baguez, Russell Patterson, Don Flowers, Walter T. Foster, Dick Turner, Burr Shafer, Dorman H. Smith, George Scarbo, Gluyas Williams, and others. Full color centerfold pullout poster (same art as front cover). $1.00 cover price, 10 1/4-in. x 13 1/2-in.; black and white; 36 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Natural Way to Draw SC (2013 Houghton Mifflin) By Nicolaides 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. By Kimon Nicolaides. Great for the beginner and the expert, this book offers readers exercises to improve their work. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #1
    Pen Tips on Cartooning SC (1941) 1

    1st Printing - Text and Illos by Charles Stoner - Softcover 48 Pages B&W

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Perspective in Action SC (2017 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Story and art by David Chelsea. Using the graphic novel format, Perspective in Action features 33 easy-to-follow demonstrations to teach the major discoveries in perspective. Perspective is a fundamental element in the development of art and for understanding spatial relationships, but it is an underserved topic in the world of art instruction. Author and artist David Chelsea takes readers through the major perspective-related developments in history, teaching them how to re-create these same experiments by leading artists in all fields (including drawing, painting, and sculpture). Perspective in Action gives readers a more hands-on approach to perspective, as opposed to the usual theoretical presentations found in other books. Softcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Perspective Made Easy SC (2015 Impact) A Step-by-Step Guide 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Robbie Lee. Following a series of original techniques that author Robbie Lee has developed over years in the classroom, readers will now easily understand difficult concepts such as perspective and foreshortening. This new understanding will get them on a fast track that will empower them to draw accurate and compelling pictures--everything from rooms to rockets to robots-using simple language, a fun guide and easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations. Softcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Posefile Supersize TPB (2003 Antarctic Press) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Combat Collection. Art by Paul Gonzales, III, Wes Hartman, and Paul Kilpatrick. The popular manga-style creators of Antarctic Press present a photo-reference manual of action poses for illustrators and comic artists. An expanded version of the four-issue miniseries includes both male and female models in combat stances, many of them featuring guns, swords, and other props. 8.5-in. x 11-in. 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $22.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Posefile Supersize TPB (2003 Antarctic Press) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Action Pose Collection. Art by Paul Gonzales, III, Wes Hartman, and Paul Kilpatrick. Collects Posefile Reference (2003) #1-4. The popular manga-style creators of Antarctic Press present a photo-reference manual of action poses for illustrators and comic artists. Photographs include multiple views from every angle in a 360-degree sweep around the model. Includes close-up and long-shot views of the same poses. In addition, the poses are shown from three different perspectives - worm's-eye, eye level, and bird's-eye views. Some photos also include the models holding weapons or other props. 8.5-in. x 11-in. 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $21.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Posefile Ultimate TPB (2008 Antarctic Press) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Art by Paul Gonzales, III, Wes Hartman, and Paul Kilpatrick. Collects Posefile Supersize TPB (2003) #1-2. The popular manga-style creators of Antarctic Press present a photo-reference manual of action poses for illustrators and comic artists. Photographs include multiple views from every angle in a 360-degree sweep around the model. Includes close-up and long-shot views of the same poses. In addition, the poses are shown from three different perspectives - worm's-eye, eye level, and bird's-eye views. Some photos also include both male and female models in combat stances, many of them featuring guns, swords, and other props. 8.5-in. x 11-in. 384 pages, B&W. Cover price $33.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. By David Macaulay. Since the publication of CATHEDRAL in 1973, David Macaulay has acquired natiopnal and international acclaim. His books have been translated into a dozen different languages, and he has been honored with countless awards, including a medal from the American Institute of Architects for being "an outstanding illustrator and recorder of architectural accomplishments." PYRAMID, David Macaulay's third book, is an impressive look at what many consider to be among the most awesome of man's creations. Softcover, 9-in.x 12-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Pyramid SC (1975 Houghton Mifflin) By David Macaulay 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. By David Macaulay. Since the publication of CATHEDRAL in 1973, David Macaulay has acquired natiopnal and international acclaim. His books have been translated into a dozen different languages, and he has been honored with countless awards, including a medal from the American Institute of Architects for being "an outstanding illustrator and recorder of architectural accomplishments." PYRAMID, David Macaulay's third book, is an impressive look at what many consider to be among the most awesome of man's creations. Softcover, 9-in.x 12-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sequential Artists Workshop: Guide to Creating Professional Comic Strips SC (2016) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Tom Hart. Practical and in-depth tips on making and selling daily newspaper comic strips from an artist who has been there. A complete how-to manual for making the best comic strips you can, from conception, to idea generation, to layout, lettering, finishing, coloring and even selling. Softcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Share Your Smile HC (2019 Graphix) Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story 1-1ST Share Your Smile HC (2019 Graphix) Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    By Raina Telgemeier.

    Get ready to journal and learn to tell your own story with Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times-bestselling creator of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

    Have you ever thought about telling your own story, whether it be true or imagined? Are you interested in writing, drawing, or both? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina herself, brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own stories. For additional inspiration, behind-the-scenes info from Raina's own comics-making adventures is featured inside.

    Plus, a special preview of of Raina's next graphic novel, Guts, is included!

    Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 144 pages, full color.

    Cover price $12.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Simpsons Handbook: Secret Tips from the Pros HC (2007 Bongo) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Matt Groening. This book is a rare homage to the art of classic 2-D animation with creative insights, artists' sketches, helpful insider hints, lush overlays, and gatefolds. Plus, step-by-step instructions on the art of hand-drawn character animation. Hardcover, 7-in. x 7-in., 128 pages. Full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sketching from the Imagination: Characters SC (2017 3dtotal Publishing) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Sketches and drawings are the foundations of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image. In Sketching from the Imagination: Characters, fifty talented artists share their sketches, inspirations, and approaches to creating characters. This book is a visually stunning collection packed with useful tips and creative insights, an invaluable resource that will inspire artists of all abilities. Softcover, 9-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi SC (2015 3dtotal) 1-1ST

    1st printing. The humble sketch is the foundation of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image - but rarely are sketches celebrated like they deserve to be for their power to explore, inspire, and entertain. In Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi, a selection of fifty talented traditional and digital artists, ranging from industry legends to talented up-and-comers, have been chosen to share their sketches and reveal the ideas, inspirations, and techniques behind their creative processes. Each artist presents an impressive showcase of images from their sketchbooks, accompanied by their own enlightening commentary. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Space Battleship Yamato HC (2019 Seven Seas) The Classic Collection 1-1ST Space Battleship Yamato HC (2019 Seven Seas) The Classic Collection 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Story and art by Leiji Matsumoto.

    The classic manga behind the anime Star Blazers, from space adventure master Leiji Matsumoto, in English at last! The human race has one year left to live. Aliens known as the Gamilas have attacked Earth, poisoning it with radioactivity and driving humans underground. As humankind grows sicker by the day, their final hope is the space battleship Yamato, constructed from secret plans and equipped with advanced technology. Its mission: to reach a distant planet and bring back a cure to save humanity. Will the ship and its crew rescue the Earth in time?

    Hardcover, 6-in. x 8-in., 644 pages, PC.

    NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.

    Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics SC (2010 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about writing, drawing, and creating comic book characters. The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.

    Softcover, 8 1/2-iun. x 11 1/2-in. 224 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics SC (2010 Watson-Guptill) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings.

    In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about writing, drawing, and creating comic book characters. The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.

    Softcover, 8 1/2-iun. x 11 1/2-in. 224 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Successful Drawing HC (2012 Titan Books) By Andrew Loomis 1-1ST

    1st printing. Andrew Loomis' hugely influential art instruction books have never been bettered, and Successful Drawing, the third in Titan's series of facsimile editions (following Drawing the Head and Hands and Figure Drawing), is among the finest! A superb resource, covering the fundamentals of proportion, perspective and pattern, through scale and light, to the mastery of construction, character and consistency. Successful Drawing is a masterclass for all. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Super Manga Matrix SC (2012) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Hiroyoshi Tsukamoto. With its stylistic characters and vivid colors, manga has captured the imagination of millions. However, creating it from nothing can be difficult, no matter how inventive an artist is. But now, following the success of Manga Matrix, which taught readers how to create manga characters, Super Manga Matrix will inspire and guide them to create both manga characters and manga stories! Using the unique matrix system, the creation of manga can be plotted and cross-sectioned on a matrix diagram. The result is the remarkable creation of new types of heroes, evil creatures, and multi-formed beasts whose forms and costumes can be designed infinitely. Softcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 172 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Swords and Sorcery How to Draw Fantasy Comics SC (2007 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Bryan Baugh. In Swords & Sorcery, author Bryan Baugh shows artists exactly how to create bold fantasy realms populated with fantasy characters both heroic (knights in armor, barbarians, wizards, warrior maidens, kings, princesses) and evil (sorcerers, orcs, trolls, black knights). From the underlying anatomy of a warrior to the underlying mythology of today's stories, Swords & Sorcery has everything the artist needs to create a rich fantasy world. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1
    Tack's Cartoon Tips (1923 G. H. McCallum Co.) 1

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    By B. "Tack" Knight. Short instructional booklet giving examples and tips on expanding your cartoonist repertoire. 7 3/4-in. x 5 1/4-in., 28 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Teaching Graphic Novels SC (2010 Maupin House) Practical Strategies for the Secondary ELA Classroom 1-1ST

    1st printing. Harness the power of graphic novels to promote literacy with standards-based strategies that engage secondary students! Includes examples from graphic novels, professional resource suggestions, strategies that can be used with any graphic novel, and extra support for English-language learners, this flexible resource takes the guesswork out of teaching with graphic novels and builds in the fun. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 236 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #ITEM#1
    Todd McFarlane Creates Lotus VHS (1992 Stabur Home Video) ITEM#1 Todd McFarlane Creates Lotus VHS (1992 Stabur Home Video) ITEM#1

    Todd McFarlane, the artistic genius behind the best selling comic book SPAWN (Image Comics), once again dazzles his fans with the scope of his innovative talents. This home video, taped at the San Diego Comic Convention before a live audience, takes us on a journey through the creative processes of Todd's mind as he illustrates a new character using suggestions right from the audience. The creation is the first major comic book character to have a reader influence in its design. Running Time: 45 Minutes.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings SC (2016 Barron's) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Carlos Gomes Cabral. The best cartoonists jam-pack their work with action that moves the story along. So how do you capture this kind of motion in your work? Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings can help. Cartoonist and illustrator Carlos Gomes Cabral shares his tips and tricks to help you create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages. It's all in the details: sometimes simplicity, rhythm, the position of a shadow, the use of a speed line, or even an exaggerated expression can make all the difference. Softcover, 160 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.