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Comic books in 'Art Book'

  • 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 (1996 Pourhouse Press) 1-REP

    Pourhouse Press Edition - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. By Will Eisner and friends. Graphic Storytelling undertakes to discuss the principles of conveying stories and narration with the sophisticated combination of text and imagery. While the comic book medium is the main focus, Graphic Storytelling also recognizes the influence of film and electronic dissemination. Softcover, 164 pages, B&W. NOTE: Early reprints just say "Graphic Storytelling" on cover and Title Page. Later printings have full title Cover price $22.99.

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    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.

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    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 #1-1ST
    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.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    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 Tom Clancy's The Division HC (2019 Dark Horse) 1-1ST World of Tom Clancy's The Division HC (2019 Dark Horse) 1-1ST


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    1st printing.

    Text by Rick Barba.

    The World of Tom Clancy's The Division is the meticulously crafted result of a partnership between Dark Horse books and Ubisoft Entertainment, offering readers a unique insight into the chaotic and dangerous world of the hit games. Don't miss this opportunity to learn all there is to know about the tactical methods, the high-tech tools, and the all-important mission of the Division!

    o 192 pages of art and lore from the universe of Tom Clancy's The Division and its hotly anticipated sequel!
    o Created in intimate collaboration with the developers of the game!

    Hardcover, 9-in./ x12-in., 160 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 #1-1ST
    World War Z The Art of Film SC (2013 Titan Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    World War Z is the eagerly awaited film starring Brad Pitt. The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to annihilate humanity itself. World War Z: The Art of the Film is the official illustrated companion to the movie, and features a wealth of stunning production art, design sketches and storyboards, alongside the full shooting script.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, full color.

    Cover price $19.95.

  • 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
    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.

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

    Includes Signed and Numbered Art Print - 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! This is a limited edition variant which contains the book in a clear plastic envelope, and also includes an 8.5 x 11 full color print, signed and numbered by the artist Matt Dixon, and strictly limited to only 100. Softcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 48 pages, full color. Mature Readers NOTE: Art print limited to 100 copies. Cover price $24.95.

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    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.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    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.

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    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.