Author: Gary Gianni
Release Date: 2008
A Collection featuring Gary Gianni's work on Prince Valiant, his working procedures and a well-rounded, historical artistic overview of the Prince Valiant Sunday strips. After 25 years as a professional illustrator, Gianni became the 3rd artist in the 70-year history of the feature created by Hal Foster. Includes: in-depth description of the strip's creative process; collaborative art of John Cullen, Murphy and Gianni; samples of Gianni's work over 30 years; three gatefolds of Prince Valiant strips; and reproduction from the original artwork.
THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY! The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden)
Author: J. David Spurlock
Publisher: Vanguard Productions (NJ)
Release Date: 2008-01-29
The John Buscema Sketchbook spans the career of well-known Marvel Comics artist and art teacher, John Buscema. Hundreds of vintage, new and unpublished drawings are included. Also featured is an introduction by comic book creator, illustrator, filmmaker, and pop-culture historian Jim Steranko. The John Buscema Sketchbook is a valuable addition to the collection of comic book and Conan the Barbarian enthusiasts and is also of unique interest for aspiring artists. This deluxe, hardcover, limited edition of the John Buscema Sketchbook was hand-signed by the late Mr. Buscema and features a 14-page bonus portfolio, absent from other editions. Limited edition of 1000 copies.
Not many of us make it into the dictionary as an adjective. But then again, Rube Goldberg was no ordinary noun. He was a cartoonist, humorist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, and in a 72-year career he wrote and illustrated nearly 50,000 cartoons. Goldberg (1883–1970) was the most famous cartoonist of his time, best known for his comical inventions, which were syndicated in daily newspapers throughout the world. Author Jennifer George celebrates all aspects of her grandfather’s career, from his very first published drawings in his high school newspaper and college yearbook to his iconic inventions, his comic strips and advertising work, and his later sculpture and Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoons. Also included are essays by noted comics historians, rare photographs, letters, memorabilia, and patents, many reproduced here for the first time. Brilliantly designed and packaged to capture the inventiveness of Rube Goldberg’s work, The Art of Rube Goldberg is a coffee table book the whole family can enjoy. From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: Rube Gold·berg. adjective \rüb-ˈgōl(d)-ˌbərg\: accomplishing by complex means what seemingly could be done simply a kind of Rube Goldberg contraption . . . with five hundred moving parts —L. T. Grant; also: characterized by such complex means. also: Rube Gold·berg·i·an “Goldberg’s cartoons touch the edge of modern art.” —Adam Gopnik, from his introduction
This is, simply, Frank Thorne's paean to women and art. Chronicling Thorne's days as an art student, his growing fascination and love of the female form, his professional association with famous bondage photographer Irving Klaw and Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee, his encounters with Hollywood, and his emergence as the most imaginative, uninhibited, preeminent erotic artist in America.
Author: Fred Dickenson
Publisher: Library of American Comics
Release Date: 2017-07-18
The longest-running modern adventure strip celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 1971. As Bruce Canwell notes in his introduction to this volume, John Prentice and Fred Dickenson continually varied the contents of their stories, mixing and matching themes, as well as locales. In these thirteen stories, they were willing to tap into popular topics of the day (1971's "The Girl with Something Extra" uses extra-sensory perception as a key plot driver), but carefully contrasted those efforts with stories emphasizing family relationships in ways both positive ("The Midas Affair") and negative ("Murder by Misanthrope"). The science fictional Doctor Data and his super-computer were counterbalanced by more light-hearted capers, such as "The Parrot Who Sang Like a Canary." Included are more than 800 sequential comics from April 27, 1970 to January 20, 1973 reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate proofs.