Bernie Wrightson, comic book artist and illustrator extraordinaire has worked creating comic books, illustration, and conceptual design for film. His impressive list of work includes the co-creation of Swamp Thing, illustrating Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, and, of course, working on dozens of comic book titles. Wrightson's extensive design work for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio, while known, has never been documented until now with the creation of this new in-depth monograph that utilizes the archives of the studio. Marvel at concept drawings, model sheets, and hundreds of designs for projects including Biker Mice From Mars, The Juice, and Freak Show. All of the artwork in this book has been scanned directly from the original artwork so fans can savior Wrighton's genius up close and personal. Also included in this monograph is an introductory essay, an in-depth interview, and photographs taken during his tenure as an associate partner of the studio.
Horror legend Bernie Wrightson's Creepy and Eerie short stories, color illustrations, and frontispieces are finally collected in one deluxe collection! These classic tales from the 1970s and early 1980s include collaborations with fellow superstars and Warren Publishing alumni Bruce Jones, Carmine Infantino, Howard Chaykin, and others, as well as several adaptations and original stories written and drawn by Wrightson during one of the most fruitful periods of his career! The infamous "Jenifer" is included, as well as Wrightson's fullcolor "Muck Monster" and adaptations of Poe and Lovecraft classics.
Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron devised one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of imparting life to a creature constructed from relics of the dead, with horrific consequences. Frankenstein confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism: topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and mankind's status as a species of animal. The text used here is from the 1818 edition, which is a mocking expose' of leaders and achievers who leave desolation in their wake, showing humanity its choice - to live co-operatively or to die of selfishness. Drawing on new research, Marilyn Butler examines the novel in the context of the radical sciences, which were developing among much controversy, and shows how Frankenstein's experiment relates to a contemporary debate between the champions of materialist science and of received religion.
Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: 2006-04-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
A humble man, lonely at heart, seeks out the rejected "Freaks" of the world, taking these misbegotten outcasts under his wing in a traveling show of oddities. But life is not without its own irony and his true self is revealed in a twist of fate and revenge.
Author: Jim Davis
Publisher: Hermes Press
Release Date: 2016-08-30
This monograph will feature original production art from the comic strip, original cels from the television show, rare production and publishing art, and more! Garfield waddled onto the comics page in 1978, and the corpulent cat is still going strong today! If you ve ever wanted to see a behind-the-scenes look at the production art, or wanted to read more about the man behind the cat, this is your book! The Art of Jim Davis Garfield will go through the artistic process from the very beginning of the strip, to all of the media that it produces today, in details that fans have never seen before. If you love Garfield, this is definitely the book for you! For new and old fans alike, this book is truly a treasure and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production of the comic strip and the creation of America s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat. Featuring an original essay by noted historian R. C. Harvey, this art book will take you through the history of Jim Davis and Garfield, and how the furry feline has grown in popularity and style over the years. It discusses many of the mediums Garfield is represented in, from the Garfield and Friends television show to the live-action movies, to the current animated series, to comic books and beyond! In the essay, Harvey interviews Davis about the history of Garfield, from inception to the modern version of this Monday-hating tabby. Davis gives the inside scoop on how Garfield s story unfolded, and how the cat was shaped into the lovable character the world knows today. "
Hermes Press announces the first volume of These Machines Are Winning Presents: Slaves for Gods. This Original Graphic Novel contains the first four chapters of the story. Slaves For Gods is a post 9/11 conspiracy thriller that plays out like an 80's sci-fi adventure film. Taking place in modern day, it follows two computer programmers and an anarchist group, trying to bring down the evil corporation, Sen-Tec, and it's maniacal CEO. Additional interior art contributions by James O'barr (The Crow), Clayton Stillwell (The Book of Life), Antoine Dode (Percy Jackson, The Crow), and Sebastian Fiumara (Abe Sapien). The art collective, These Machines Are Winning, expands upon the world created in Slaves For Gods through multiple forms of media including film and music. Cover A contains a full-length digital download to the new album "Teenage LSD" (Dreamy Analog 60's Wall of Sound Psyc Pop) while Cover B contains a completely different also previously unreleased full-length digital download to the album "Slaves for Gods" (Electro-Cyber Punk, Shoe Gaze), both by These Machines Are Winning. These Machines are Winning presents: Slaves For Gods Volume One ; Cover A ISBN #978-1-61345-130-4 ; Cover B Variant ISBN #978-1-61345-131-1 ; Black And White & Col∨ Hardcover ; 128 pages; Slaves For Gods art by Aaron Minier ; Story by Jason Godi, Dylan Silvers and Ryan Hartsell ; Cover A by Jock and Cover B Variant (PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE) by Charlie Adlard ; Each edition comes with a unique music digital download of a full-length album by These machines are Winning ; $19.99 each.
The exciting climax of NilesÕ and WrightsonÕs reinterpretation of Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyÕs Frankenstein is here! NilesÕ gothic storytelling couples perfectly with Bernie Wrightson and Kelley JonesÕ stunning art as the monster meets his ultimate fate!
This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, American sneaker enthusiasts, popularly known as "sneakerheads?? or "sneakerholics??, have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them fashionable? In what ways are sneaker subcultures bound up with gender identity and why are sneakerholics mostly young men? Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork. It is a valuable contribution to the growing study of footwear in fashion studies and will appeal to students of fashion theory, gender studies, sociology, and popular culture.
Author: Steve Niles
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Got ghosts in your garage?! Tired of those pesky zombies roaming around your front lawn? Have no fear! Doc Macabre, the one-man supernatural sweeper-upper, is here! There's no job too big for Doc, who, with the aide of his right hand man, er... robot, Lloyd, will have you back resting in your lounge chair monster-free! (For a fee, of course!)
Artist Bill Sienkiewicz pioneered a style which fuses classic pen and ink comic book design with modern illustration and painting. This book presents a detailed look at a number of Sienkiewicz's art, illustrating the intoxicating power of his pictorial language and style. This edition is limited to 300 signed and numbered copies, and has special endpapers and a deluxe 60-pound coated dustjacket.
The monster lives! A stunning collaboration between the premier horror artist in comics history and the co-creator of modern classic 30 Days of Night! Inspired by Mary Shelley's immortal gothic horror tale, Frankenstein Alive, Alive brings new life to the Promethean monster, courtesy of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein, Swamp Thing). Victor Frankenstein's cobbled together creature continues his adventures, embarking on a journey to discover his own humanity. Collecting the four-issue series along with an extended gallery section of never-before-seen layouts and pencils by Wrightson, all scanned from the original art. Additional art is supplied in the final chapter by Kelley Jones (at Wrightson's request), who stepped in to complete the series upon the comic book legend's untimely passing.
Author: Aki Cederberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A beautifully evocative account of one man’s odyssey to discover authentic and unbroken magical traditions in the East and reawaken them in the West • Details the author’s encounters with the Naga Babas, his initiation into their tradition, and his experience at the Kumbh Mela, the largest spiritual gathering on Earth • Shares the similarities he discovered between the teachings of the Indian tradition and the Western traditions of magic, alchemy, and pagan pantheons • Introduces a wide cast of characters, including Goa Gil, the world-renowned guru of the Goa techno-trance scene, and Mahant Amar Bharti Ji, a “raised-arm Baba,” who for more than 40 years has held up one arm in devotion to Shiva Beautifully detailing his spiritual pilgrimage from West to East and back again, in the age of strife known as the Kali Yuga, Aki Cederberg shares the authentic and unbroken magical traditions he experienced in India and Nepal and how his search for a spiritual homeland ultimately led him back to his native Europe. Cederberg explains how his odyssey began as a search for spiritual roots, something missing in the spiritually disconnected life of the Western world, where the indigenous traditions were long ago severed by the spread of Christianity. Traveling to India, he encounters the ancient esoteric order of mystic, wild, naked holy men known as the Naga Babas, the living source of the Hindu traditions of magic and yoga. Immersing himself in the teachings of the tradition, he receives an initiation and partakes in the Kumbh Mela, the largest spiritual gathering on Earth. With his evocative descriptions, Cederberg shows how traveling in India can be an overwhelming, even psychedelic experience. Everything in this ancient land is multiplied and manifold: people and things, sights and sounds, joy and suffering. Yet beyond the apparent confusion and chaos, a strange, subtle order begins to reveal itself. He starts to glimpse resemblances and analogies between the teachings of the Indian tradition and the Western traditions of magic, alchemy, and pagan pantheons. He meets a wide cast of characters, from mystical hucksters in Rishikesh and the veritable army of naked, chillum-smoking mystics of Maya Devi to Goa Gil, the world-renowned guru of the Goa techno-trance scene, and Mahant Amar Bharti Ji, an urdhvabahu or “raised-arm Baba,” who for more than 40 years has held up one arm in devotion to Shiva. After extensive traveling and immersing himself in the extraordinary world of India, Cederberg returns to his native soil of Europe. Traveling to holy places where old pagan divinities still linger in the shadows of the modern world, he dreams of forgotten gods and contemplates how they might be awakened yet again, reconnecting the West with its own pre-Christian spiritual traditions, sacred landscapes, and soul.