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Comic books in 'Art Book'

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Vampire Knight Official Fanbook SC (2014 Viz Digest) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Matsuri Hino. Can't get enough of Vampire Knight? Delve into the world of your favorite vampires with this official fanbook filled with insider information about the hit series. Includes a Cross Academy student ID card, glossy color pages, character design sketches, storyboards and an exclusive interview with Vampire Knight creator Matsuri Hino! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $14.99.

  • Issue #0
    Victorian Secret Girls of Steampunk Winter Wardrobe (2011) 0

    Whether you're traipsing 'cross the glaciers of Hyperborea or merely facing the frigid facts of a snowy season at home, our daring damsels will warm your body and soul! Be they in leather or fur or padded brass fittings (and oh, how they fit), they'll make your steampunk steamier than ever before! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1
    Victorian Secret Winter Wonder Catalog (2013) 1

    (W/A/CA) Various Whether you're traipsing 'cross the glaciers of Hyperborea or merely facing the frigid facts of a snowy season at home, our daring damsels will warm your body and soul! Be they in leather or fur or padded brass fittings (and oh, how they fit), they'll make your steampunk steamier than ever before! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1
    Victorian Secrets Summer Catalog (2011 Antarctic Press) 1

    Text/Art: Ben Dunn, Fred Perry, David Hutchison No need to venture into darkest Africa or the tropical jungles to satisfy your hunger for heat this vernal season. We've got it all right here, in our sizzling summer catalog! With a parade of plucky pulchritude in brass and leather, satin and silk, they'll put the steam in your steampunk faster than you can book passage on the next dirigible for the continent! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1
    Victorian Secrets Summer Special (2013) 1

    As the weather warms, adventure calls. And no matter where our steampunk sweethearts flaunt their fine forms in the face of danger, that's where the hottest parts of the globe are! Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Vip: Cork High and Bottle Deep HC (2014 Fantagraphics) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Virgil Partch. Hot on the heels of last year's VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch comes this brand new collection of intoxicated insanity! Collecting the top shelf of Partch's drink-themed artwork including well-known favorites, this new book is sure to delight even the most rigid teetotaler. So batten down the hooch and prepare to cast off on the stormy seas of booze with your faithful captain, Virgil Partch! Hardcover, 6 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 180 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #2
    Visions of Curves (1994) 2
    Published 2003 (est.) by Eros.

    Art by Todd Borenstein. 48 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    Visions of Never The Collection of Fantasy Art HC (2009) 1A-1ST

    1st printing. Edited by Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire. About Visions, Greg Hildebrandt said, "amazing;" Jim Steranko, "revealing the compelling collection with charm, authority, and imagination." Visions overflows with the full-color works of the fantastic art's finest craftsmen and interviews. Visions' award-winning talents include Paul Lehr, Don Ivan Punchatz, Richard Bober, Robh Ruppel, Marc Fishman, Mark Zug. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Visual Abuse HC (2016 FB) Jim Blanchard's Graphic Art 1982-2002 1-1ST

    1st printing. A visually rich and outrageous collection from the 1982-2002 work of Jim Blanchard documenting the halcyon days of punk rock, grunge as well as page after page of psychedelic art, bizarre sociopathic comics, exquisitely detailed pop culture portraits and twisted "glamour girl" art, making this an overwhelming and long-overdue compendium by an elusive, dedicated, and complex artist. Hardcover, 212 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Vivisectionary HC (2019 FB) A Convocation of Biological Art 1-1ST Vivisectionary HC (2019 FB) A Convocation of Biological Art 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Kate Lacour's Vivisectionary is a feast of single page images illustrating marvelous physiological mysteries through a series of diagrams and tableaux. Scientific charts alternate with raw imagery, where hummingbirds can be parasites, where feces can be transformed into brain tissue or gemstones. Part comic art, part textbook, Vivisectionary blends sex, religion, science, and body horror, with an eye to the sublime and the grotesque.

    Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 136 pages, B&W. Mature Readers

    Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    VOX Rockbook GN (2014 Magnetic Press) By Matteo De Longis 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Art and Cover by Matteo De Longis.

    VOX is an original graphic concept artbook!

    A resonance between music and images, the power of rock and electric colors, VOX is a rockbook, the place where the graphic universe of Matteo De Longis explodes! The richness of the author's creative universe can be read through the diversity in the explored themes: musical instruments, intense and sensual women, planes, guns, cars - this graphic variety doesn't fail to stimulate and intrigue.

    Presented in electric yellow transparent packaging the size of an LP record sleeve, this artbook is both lavish and singular.

    Softcover (with Slipcase) 12-in. x 12-in, 88 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Walking Dead The Covers HC (2010) 1-REP

    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. Commentary ROBERT KIRKMAN. Art by TONY MOORE, CHARLIE ADLARD and CLIFF RATHBURN. Cover by CHARLIE ADLARD. In celebration of the Five Year Anniversary of THE WALKING DEAD, Image Comics presents a full-color hardback collection of the first 50 covers of the series, as well as covers for the various collected editions of the series, with added sketch material and commentary. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 120 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #NN
    Wallace Wood Portfolio (ca. 1970) NN
    • Staple rust.

    This saddle-stitched portfolio book by Wallace "Wally" Wood contains a sampling of his illustrations for Mad Magazine, Galaxy Magazine, Witzend Magazine, and Blazing Combat magazine, as well as some of his advertising work for Alka-Seltzer, American Airlines, and the Chemstrand Corporation. 16 pages (covers included), 8-1/2" x 11", B&W.

  • Issue #1
    Wallace Wood Sketchbook (1980) 1

    Design and introduction by Bill Pearson. A collection of artwork from the legendary cartoonist Wally Wood. Softcover (Saddle-Stitched), 8-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, B&W. NOTE: Limited to 1500 copies.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember HC (2019 Disney Editions) New Edition 1-1ST Walt Disney Studios: A Lot to Remember HC (2019 Disney Editions) New Edition 1-1ST

    New Edition - 1st printing.

    By Rebecca Cline and Steven B Clark.

    In 1923, two enterprising brothers named Walt and Roy Disney decided to go into the movie business together, establishing the Disney Brothers Studio in Los Angeles, California. Since then, Walt Disney Studios has released hundreds of groundbreaking and entertaining shorts and full-length feature films in both animation and live-action, garnering countless awards, accolades, and aficionados the world over. Take a stroll down Mickey Avenue, and get ready for an insider tour, for this is the Walt Disney Studios like it's never been seen before.

    Hardcover, 10-in. x 13-in., 160 pages, full color.

    Cover price $60.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Tales HC (2013 Universe) Vintage Tales from Disney's Most Popular Animated Short Films 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Walt Disney. Originally published in Good Housekeeping magazine, these legendary one-page features translated Disney's newest releases into rollicking comic poems illustrated by master Disney painters Tom Wood and Hank Porter. This collection of 50 of the funniest and most fascinating features are presented in a hardcover family-friendly book to Disney fans of all ages. A trip back to Mickey and Minnie's musical heyday, these beautifully illustrated and condensed retellings of some of Disney's most delightful shorts will entrance fans young and old. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 80 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Wandering Luminations The Art of Tara McPherson HC (2019 Dark Horse) 1-1ST Wandering Luminations The Art of Tara McPherson HC (2019 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    The chaotic wonders of science, mythology and the power of the feminine form are at the core of this stunning art collection. Wandering Luminations showcases the artist's most recent and ambitious creations from that solo exhibition, as well as works from her I Know It By Heart and Supernova series of paintings.

    Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 136 pages, full color.

    Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Wanted 22 Alien Criminals Wanted by the Intergalactic Security Bureau SC (1980 Bantam) A Poster Book 1-1ST Wanted 22 Alien Criminals Wanted by the Intergalactic Security Bureau SC (1980 Bantam) A Poster Book 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    By Eric Seidman.

    This is a public service offered by the Intergalactic League of Worlds. Included in this book is 22 full color posters of the MOST WANTED alien criminals in the galaxy! Featuring descriptions (height, weight, planet of origin, etc.), Distinctive Characteristics, and Remarks regarding the crimes committed.

    If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of these criminals, please notify your local ISB Office immediately!

    Softcover, 11-in.x 15-in., 48 pages (22 posters), full color.

    Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    White Cloud Worlds HC (2012-2015 Harper/Ignite) An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork 1A-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Text and cover by Paul Tobin. White Cloud Worlds is a collection of stunning, never-before-seen science fiction and fantasy artwork from established and emerging artists, and features a foreword from the master of imaginary art himself, film director Guillermo Del Toro. Take a journey through some of the most imaginative and creative minds of today, as they unveil spectacular, visually rich worlds occupied by mythical gods, beasts, aliens, elves, robots, and other legendary creatures. Featuring Hollywood special effects artists, graphic designers, sculptors and illustrators, this book offers readers an in-depth look into wild imaginations. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    White Cube HC (2014 Drawn and Quarterly) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Story and art by Brecht Vandenbroucke. With a few words and a gorgeous style, a cartoonist takes aim at the hypocrisies of the art world White Cube is Belgian cartoonist and illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke's debut book, a collection of mostly wordless strips that follow a pair of pink-faced twins as they attempt to understand contemporary art and the gallery world. Their reactions to the art they encounter are frequently comedic, as they paint over Pablo Picasso's famous mural Guernica, and recreate a pixelated version of Edvard Munch's The Scream after receiving one too many emails. Lushly painted, these irreverent strips poke fun at the staid, often smug art world, offering an absurdist world view on the institutions of that world - questioning what constitutes art and what doesn't, as well as how we decide what goes on the walls of the gallery and what doesn't. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 64 pages, full color. Cover price $22.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Will Eisner Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative SC (2008 Norton) 1-REP

    W.W. Norton Edition - 2nd and later printings. By Will Eisner. Based on Will Eisner's legendary course at New York's School of Visual Arts, this guide teaches how to control a story effectively using a broad array of techniques. Includes new and updated material. Softcover, 8-in. x 9 1/2-in., 172 pages, B&W. Cover price $22.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration 1917-2017 HC (2017 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Will Eisner's innovative storytelling, layouts, and art on The Spirit inspired a generation, and his acclaimed run of graphic novels beginning with 1978's A Contract with God helped pioneer the form. This catalog includes original artwork from the landmark Will Eisner Centennial Celebration exhibitions taking place in 2017 at Le Musée de la Bande Dessinée and the Society of Illustrators. Dual English/French text. Hardcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Willard Mullin's Drawings 1934-1972: Golden Age of Baseball HC (2013 FB) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Willard Mullin. THE FIRST-EVER RETROSPECTIVE OF THE DEAN OF AMERICAN SPORTS CARTOONING. In Fantagraphics' ceaseless effort to rediscover every world-class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form-sports cartooning-and to its greatest practitioner -- Willard Mullin. The years 1930-1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields -- Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron in one, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, Milton (Steve Canyon) Caniff, Walt (Pogo) Kelly in the other -- and Mullin was there, straddling both fields, recording every major player and event in the mid-20th-century history of baseball. Mullin was to baseball players what Bill Mauldin was to soldiers: advocate and critic, investing them with personality, humanity, dignity, and poignancy; Mauldin had Willie & Joe and Mullin had the Brooklyn Bum, his affectionate 1939 character representing the bedraggled figure of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-1972 collects for the first time Mullin's best drawings devoted to baseball-depictions of players like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Sandy Koufax, legendary managers like Casey Stengel and George Steinbrenner, and events like Lou Gehrig's emotional retirement speech on July 4, 1939, for which Mullin not only drew a portrait but composed a poem (which he often incorporated into his cartoons). Mullin's fluid line and delicate but vigorous brushwork are shown to beautiful effect, with many drawings reproduced from original art. See why millions of baseball fans from the '30s to the '70s looked forward to Mullin's cartoons in their daily paper. Mullins was voted "Sports Cartoonist of the Century" upon his retirement by his peers, and his legacy has been summed up by New Yorker cartoonist Bob Staake, who wrote, "Mullin defined the modern sports cartoon by combining representative portraiture, cartoonish doodlery, and editorial commentary-part news account, part personal observation, his cartoons celebrated sport for its entertainment, cultural, and artistic value." Hardcover, 200 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #1
    Women of Power the Art of Scott Rorie (c. 2005) 1

    The Art of Scott Rorie. 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in. 28 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art SC (2015 Underwood Books) 1-1ST Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art SC (2015 Underwood Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Women of Wonder shines a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art. Increasingly, women are impacting the world of contemporary fantastic art and inspiring new generations of illustrators, designers, sculptors, and painters. Women of Wonder reflects of the expanding numbers of women artists featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. This full-color collection, complete with artist statements and photos, acknowledges their presence and influence. Women of Wonder is a beautiful celebration of the imagination and of exemplary creators who just happen to be women. Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Woodwork Wallace Wood 1927-1981 HC (2012 IDW) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. By Wally Wood. Wally Wood is one of the most celebrated comic artists of all time. His legendary career runs from the glory days of EC Comics' extraordinary line of science fiction titles to the brilliantly subversive Mad Comics (and, later, Mad Magazine). He produced extraordinary illustrations for magazines like Galaxy after EC folded, and worked on the some of the most fondly remembered stories published by Marvel Comics in the mid 1960s. He also co-created the Thunder Agents and was a pioneer in self-publishing. This massive tome is the American edition of a museum catalogue that accompanied a gigantic career retrospective on display in De Palma, Spain in 2010, the largest such exhibit ever devoted to this incredible artist. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 352 pages, full color. Cover price $59.99.

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    World of Professor Layton SC (2015 Udon) 1-1ST

    1st printing. The Professor Layton series couples brilliant puzzle games with a fascinating story to create a riveting formula that has provided great entertainment for mystery fans and puzzle-solving gurus alike. Now you can dive even deeper into Professor Layton's universe with a fabulous tome that is sure to remind you of a puzzle! The World of Professor Layton is bursting with artwork, rough concepts, storyboards, and detailed character profiles from every Professor Layton game, as well as exclusive interviews, creator commentary, and much more! Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    World of Warcraft Tribute SC (2013 Udon) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Celebrating the phenomenon that is World of Warcraft! Featuring hundreds of artists from around the globe, World of Warcraft Tribute showcases professionals and fan artists alike, each paying homage to the most popular MMORPG of all time. Every denizen of Azeroth deserves to have this gorgeous artwork collection in their personal library. Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 224 pages, full color. Cover price $44.99.

  • Issue #1
    WOW World of Ward (1990 Allied American Artists) 1

    Bill Ward's Telephone Portfolio, the Pin Up Art of Jack Cole and more! 48 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    X-Files Art Gallery (2014) 1

    Cover by Mark McHaley. Art by Joe Corroney, Charles Hall, Dan Harding, Miran Kim, Chris Mason, Mark McHaley, Sean Pence, Richard Cox and Cat Staggs. The artwork featured in this book was curated by IDW Limited. Each piece was commissioned for one of our rare, original art offerings and featured artists chosen for their talent and love of The X-Files. The original sketch cards ultimately found homes with some very happy collectors. We are excited to share some of our favorite pieces with you before they end up as "classified information." This special ad-free issue presents new portraits of all your favorite X-Files agents, aliens, shadowy figures, and friends and enemies, all rendered by the dynamic hands of a wide array of talented artists! 28 pages, full color. Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    X-Men The Art and Making of the Animated Series HC (2020 Abrams) 1-1ST X-Men The Art and Making of the Animated Series HC (2020 Abrams) 1-1ST

    1st printing

    Text by Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald.

    This book will be an essential resource for X-Men and general animation fans alike. Candid interviews, detailed script break-downs, and rarely seen concept sketches, character designs, story boards, and animation cels take readers behind the scenes of one of the most celebrated, revolutionary animated series of all time.

    Never-before-seen production artwork will be showcased throughout, including early Jim Lee-inspired character sketches and designs by Will Meugniot and Larry Houston, as well as behind-the-scenes stories of Stan Lee, Avi Arad, Haim Saban, Len Wein, and many other prolific comic and industry figures, to give fans a new lens through which to view the series and the history of Fox Kids, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, and Saban Entertainment.

    Hardcover, 12-in. x 10-in., 224 pages, PC/PB&W. All Ages

    Cover price $50.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Ys: The Art Book SC (2014 Udon) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Celebrating over 25 years of Ys, the flagship series of Japanese RPG publisher Nihon Falcom! Ys: The Art Book collects the fantastic artwork of more than a dozen titles in the Ys franchise, from the original game all the way up to the brand new Ys: Memories of Celceta. Includes pinups, character designs, rare concept art, and more! The Ys RPG series has been released on various gaming platforms including PC, Super Nintendo, Playstations 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Steam, and more. The newest game in the series, Ys: Memories of Celceta, will be released in North America November 2013 for the Playstation Vita. Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 280 pages, full color. Cover price $44.95.

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    Yummy! The Good Girl Art of Matt Dixon SC (2017 SQP) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Matt Dixon is a man of many talents, with art interests that range from light and amusing to dark and threatening. His penchant for illustrating kick-ass females lies delightfully somewhere in the middle, which makes this new gallery of good girl paintings a must-have for Dixon fans! All these monsters and maidens make Halloween a year-round event! Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 48 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Zawa Zawa Treasured Art Works of Ashley Wood SC (2020 Pie International) Bilingual Edition 1-1ST Zawa Zawa Treasured Art Works of Ashley Wood SC (2020 Pie International) Bilingual Edition 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    This comprehensive collection of the best of Ashley Wood's work covers nearly 400 "treasured" art works in a range of media, from his oil paintings, sketches and drawings, to his package and figurine designs. These works have either been unpublished or have only been available in previous exhibition catalogues.

    Inspired by Osamu Tezuka and Nobuyoshi Araki, Wood is in constant motion developing new epic stories and expanding universes populated with his designs and creations for toy lines, comics, video games, film, and music.

    Softcover, 7-in. x 9-in., 224 pages, full color.

    Cover price $35.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Zombie Mystery Paintings SC (1990 Last Gasp) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 – 1st printing. Story, art and cover by Robert Williams, plus an introduction by R. Crumb. The first printing of this collection by underground cartoonist-turned-avant garde painter Robert Williams. Williams complex paintings always have many layers of meaning, some of which are explored in the long titles and descriptions he adds to each one (and which are included in the book). Also featuring an introduction by fellow Zap Comix cartoonist Robert Crumb. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature readers. Cover price $19.95.

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    Zombook HC (2012 Graffito) 1-1ST

    1st printing. The first luxury collection of amazing zombie art, produced by more than 200 artists worldwide Once more, the worlds of movies, computer games, design, lowbrow, and tattoo are experiencing a resurgence of interest in zombies, and this collection presents an incredible array of contemporary art of the undead. A riot of energy, imagination, and color, this is the book that every zombie aficionado will want to own, as well as a fantastic source book of ideas and inspiration for animators and games creators. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in, 256 pages, full color. Cover price $45.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Zoologia: The Art of Stan Manoukian HC (2019 Cernunnos) 1-1ST Zoologia: The Art of Stan Manoukian HC (2019 Cernunnos) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Step into the fantastical world where Stan Manoukian's complex and intricate creatures inhabit. Zoologia: The Art of Stan Manoukian is a 200-page anthology that showcases the famed illustrator's most loved creations. Inspired by engraved plates and old encyclopedias, Zoologia is divided into six chapters each representing distinct geological terrains and environments his creatures inhabit: frozen, swampy, dry, wooden, rocky, and twilight.

    Hardcover, 11-in. x 8-in., 200 pages, PC.

    Cover price $39.95.