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365 Days: A Diary by Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet

2008    360 Pages    (Drawn and Quarterly)

ISBN 13: 9781897299159    ISBN 10: 189729915X

A year in the life of a world-renowned artistDespite Julie Doucet's renunciation of her comics-centric lifestyle more than five years ago, 365 Days is imbued with the iconic talent and studied aesthetic of her seminal comic book series Dirty Plotte, which catapulted her into being one of the world's greatest cartoonists. This visual journal, starting in late 2002, is an idiosyncratic collision of her various creative interests, wherein personal narrative, collage, and drawing begin to [...]

A year in the life of a world-renowned artistDespite Julie Doucet's renunciation of her comics-centric lifestyle more than five years ago, 365 Days is imbued with the iconic talent and studied aesthetic of her seminal comic book series Dirty Plotte, which catapulted her into being one of the world's greatest cartoonists. This visual journal, starting in late 2002, is an idiosyncratic collision of her various creative interests, wherein personal narrative, collage, and drawing begin to tell the story of her pursuits into printmaking and beyond, chronicling her maturation as a mid-career artist and her fluid extension into a broader arts community. Now exhibiting internationally, Doucet blurs the boundaries between high art, illustration, craft, and comics: where panel borders once divided pages, collage creeps in; events and doodles merge; recollection and narrative blend with the abstract. The surreal neurosis of her comics has subsided to reveal a more relaxed creativity that is unrestricted by form or definition and is as engaging as ever. [less]

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Acme Novelty Date Book: Sketches and Diary Pages in Facsimile, The

Chris Ware

208 Pages    (Drawn and Quarterly)

ISBN 13: 9781896597669    ISBN 10: 1896597661

Acclaimed cartoonist Chris Ware reveals the outtakes of his genius in these intimate, imaginative, and whimsical sketches collected from the years during which he completed his award-winning graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon). His novel not only won the Manchester Guardian First Novel prize in 2001 but it has sold over 100,000 copies. This book is as much a companion volume to Jimmy Corrigan --one of the great crossover success stories-- as a tremendous art [...]

Acclaimed cartoonist Chris Ware reveals the outtakes of his genius in these intimate, imaginative, and whimsical sketches collected from the years during which he completed his award-winning graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon). His novel not only won the Manchester Guardian First Novel prize in 2001 but it has sold over 100,000 copies. This book is as much a companion volume to Jimmy Corrigan --one of the great crossover success stories-- as a tremendous art collection from of one of America’s most interesting and popular graphic artist. Chris Ware has a passion for drawing that is surprisingly wide-ranging in style and subject. This book surprises the reader on every page with its sense of spontaneous vision. Architectural drawings from Chicago and interplanetary robot comics collide with cruelly doodled human figures and quietly troubling studies of the still life. A must for people with a passion for modern design and old-fashioned style. [less]

Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two: 1995 - 2002

Chris Ware

2007    208 Pages    (Drawn and Quarterly)

ISBN 13: 9781897299180    ISBN 10: 1897299184

Straggling behind the mild 2003 success of cartoonist Chris Ware's first facsimile collection of his miscellaneous sketches, notes, and adolescent fantasies arrives this second volume, updating weary readers with Ware's clichéd and outmoded insights from the late twentieth century.Working directly in pen and ink, watercolor, and white-out whenever he makes a mistake, Ware has cannily edited out all legally sensitive and personally incriminating material from his private journals [...]

Straggling behind the mild 2003 success of cartoonist Chris Ware's first facsimile collection of his miscellaneous sketches, notes, and adolescent fantasies arrives this second volume, updating weary readers with Ware's clichéd and outmoded insights from the late twentieth century.Working directly in pen and ink, watercolor, and white-out whenever he makes a mistake, Ware has cannily edited out all legally sensitive and personally incriminating material from his private journals, carefully recomposing each page to simulate the appearance of an ordered mind and established aesthetic directive. All phone numbers, references to ex-girlfriends, "false starts," and embarrassing experiments with unfamiliar drawing media have been generously excised to present the reader with the most pleasant and colorful sketchbook reading experience available. Included are Ware's frustrated doodles for his book covers, angry personal assaults on friends, half-finished comic strips, and lengthy and tiresome fulminations of personal disappointments both social and sexual, as well as his now-beloved drawings of the generally miserable inhabitants of the city of Chicago. All in all, a necessary volume for fans of fine art, water-based media, and personal diatribe. This hardcover is attractively designed and easy to resell. [less]

Across the Universe: The DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore

Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

2003    208 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781401200879    ISBN 10: 1401200877

Hailed as one of the best and most influential writers in comics today, Alan Moore has penned such important and critically-acclaimed titles as Watchmen, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke, Swamp Thing and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Now, collected for the first time ever, Moore's rarely-seen and hard-to-find one-off stories can be enjoyed anew. Featuring such superheroes as Superman, Batman and Green Lantern, and illustrated by a host of comic luminaries [...]

Hailed as one of the best and most influential writers in comics today, Alan Moore has penned such important and critically-acclaimed titles as Watchmen, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke, Swamp Thing and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Now, collected for the first time ever, Moore's rarely-seen and hard-to-find one-off stories can be enjoyed anew. Featuring such superheroes as Superman, Batman and Green Lantern, and illustrated by a host of comic luminaries including Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Kevin O'Neill (Marshal Law), Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing) and Klaus Janson (Daredevil), these tales showcase Moore's versatile and innovative style. The perfect introduction to a master storyteller! [less]

Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need, The

Daniel H. Pink

2008    160 Pages    (Riverhead Trade)

ISBN 13: 9781594482915    ISBN 10: 1594482918

Meet Johnny Bunko. He's probably a lot like you. He did what everybody - parents, teachers, careers advisors - told him to do. But now, stuck in a dead-end job, he's begun to suspect that what he thought he knew is just plain wrong. One bizarre night, Johnny meets Diana, the unlikeliest career advisor he's ever seen. She reveals to Johnny the six essential lessons for thriving in the world of work. Packed with smart, counter-intuitive and potentially life-changing advice, it' [...]

Meet Johnny Bunko. He's probably a lot like you. He did what everybody - parents, teachers, careers advisors - told him to do. But now, stuck in a dead-end job, he's begun to suspect that what he thought he knew is just plain wrong. One bizarre night, Johnny meets Diana, the unlikeliest career advisor he's ever seen. She reveals to Johnny the six essential lessons for thriving in the world of work. Packed with smart, counter-intuitive and potentially life-changing advice, it's the first and last career guide you'll ever need. [less]

Alan Moore: Portrait Of An Extraordinary Gentleman

Gary Spencer Millidge, Smoky Man, Leah Moore, Jose Villarrubia

2003    352 Pages    (Abiogenesis)

ISBN 13: 9780946790067    ISBN 10: 0094679006

Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman contains comicstrips, illustrations, essays, articles, anecdotes and other pieces contributedby top American, English, and international comics creators paying tribute tothe master of comic book writing, Alan Moore (creator of Watchmen andFrom Hell), as he celebrates his 50th year.Over a hundred contributors include Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner, BillSienkiewicz, Dave Gibbons, Denis Kitchen, David Lloyd, Jim Valentino, SergioToppi, Bryan Talbot, [...]

Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman contains comicstrips, illustrations, essays, articles, anecdotes and other pieces contributedby top American, English, and international comics creators paying tribute tothe master of comic book writing, Alan Moore (creator of Watchmen andFrom Hell), as he celebrates his 50th year.Over a hundred contributors include Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner, BillSienkiewicz, Dave Gibbons, Denis Kitchen, David Lloyd, Jim Valentino, SergioToppi, Bryan Talbot, Steve Parkhouse, Mark Millar, Howard Cruse, James Kochalka,José Villarrubia, Sam Kieth, Dave Sim, Oscar Zarate, DJ Paul Gambaccini,and novelist Darren Shan, to name just a few. The book jacket will feature a newphotgraph by Piet Corr and other features will include interviews, biographies,and new and rare photographs. [less]

Alan Moore Spells It out

Bill Baker

2005    80 Pages    (Airwave Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9780972480574    ISBN 10: 0972480579

Alan Moore Spells It Out presents a three-plus hour interview on creativity with the celebrated scribe of From Hell, Watchmen, V for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Conducted by veteran comics journalist Bill Baker, whose work has been featured in magazines like Sketch, Comic Book Marketplace, and Cinefantastique, the discussion covers the entire length and breadth of Moore's career and touches on everything from his early efforts creating the Maxwell the Magic Cat cartoon [...]

Alan Moore Spells It Out presents a three-plus hour interview on creativity with the celebrated scribe of From Hell, Watchmen, V for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Conducted by veteran comics journalist Bill Baker, whose work has been featured in magazines like Sketch, Comic Book Marketplace, and Cinefantastique, the discussion covers the entire length and breadth of Moore's career and touches on everything from his early efforts creating the Maxwell the Magic Cat cartoon strip as a teen to his most recent efforts on the ABC line of books. Alan Moore Spells It Out: On Comics, Creativity, Magic and much, much more is a book that will interest both the hard core fan as well as the casual reader of comics, and will prove of real and lasting value to anyone who'd like to learn how to create their own masterpieces. 6x8. Four color cover, 80 interior pages with a few B&W images. [less]

Alan Moore Writing For Comics Volume 1

Alan Moore

2003    48 Pages    (Avatar Press)

ISBN 13: 9781592910120    ISBN 10: 1592910122

The writer who revolutioniezd modern comic book storytelling, Alan Moore (Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN) provides his guide to crafting graphic stories. Perfect for Moore fans, creative writers of all media, and librarians!Alan Moore, Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN and the acknowledged master of comic book writing, shares his thoughts on how to deliver a top-notch script! An essay originally written in 1985 to appear in an obscure British fanzine (right at the time that Moore was [...]

The writer who revolutioniezd modern comic book storytelling, Alan Moore (Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN) provides his guide to crafting graphic stories. Perfect for Moore fans, creative writers of all media, and librarians!Alan Moore, Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN and the acknowledged master of comic book writing, shares his thoughts on how to deliver a top-notch script! An essay originally written in 1985 to appear in an obscure British fanzine (right at the time that Moore was reshaping the landscape of modern comics), WRITING FOR COMICS was lost to time until its collection in these pages, expanded with a brand new essay by the author on how his thoughts on writing have changed in the two decades since. An insightful and eye-opening look into a brilliant creative mind, perfect for Moore devotees and fiction writers of all literary forms looking to hone their craft. [less]

Alan Moore's America's Best Comics

Alan Moore, Peter Hogan, Rick Veitch, Steve Moore

2004    192 Pages    (Wildstorm)

ISBN 13: 9781401201470    ISBN 10: 1401201474

Collects the following issues: America's Best Comics Sketchbook America's Best Comics 64-Page Giant The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong [...]

Collects the following issues:
America's Best Comics Sketchbook
America's Best Comics 64-Page Giant
The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong [less]

Alan Moore's Another Suburban Romance

Alan Moore

2003    64 Pages    (Avatar Press)

ISBN 13: 9781592910076    ISBN 10: 1592910076

An all-new graphic novel from the writer who defined modern comics, Alan Moore. For the first time ever, Alan Moore's performance works making up the play Another Suburban Romance are put in print and lavishly illustrated as full sequential stories. Comprised of three major pieces, adapted from Moore's original presentations by frequent collaborator Antony Johnston (The Courtyard), this original graphic novel is completely illustrated by the Spanish sensation Juan Jose Ryp. Running from the 1920 [...]

An all-new graphic novel from the writer who defined modern comics, Alan Moore. For the first time ever, Alan Moore's performance works making up the play Another Suburban Romance are put in print and lavishly illustrated as full sequential stories. Comprised of three major pieces, adapted from Moore's original presentations by frequent collaborator Antony Johnston (The Courtyard), this original graphic novel is completely illustrated by the Spanish sensation Juan Jose Ryp. Running from the 1920's Chicago style killings in Old Gangsters Never Die, to the ruminations of modern life in the namesake piece Another Suburban Romance, this powerful work is one that no Alan Moore fan will want to miss! [less]

Alan Moore's Exit Interview

Bill Baker

2007    (Airwave)

ISBN 13: 9780972480598    ISBN 10: 0972480595

1st printing. By Bill Baker. This is an intimate portrait of the writer and his work, detailing both what he's accomplished and what it's cost him to remain true to himself and his craft. This three-plus hour interview begins with Moore's dissection of his commercial comics career. The conversation then turns to the state of the art and business before touching on Lost Girls, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Jerusalem, his novel-in-progress. Softcover, 6-in. x 8-in., 80 pages, Text [...]

1st printing. By Bill Baker. This is an intimate portrait of the writer and his work, detailing both what he's accomplished and what it's cost him to remain true to himself and his craft. This three-plus hour interview begins with Moore's dissection of his commercial comics career. The conversation then turns to the state of the art and business before touching on Lost Girls, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Jerusalem, his novel-in-progress. Softcover, 6-in. x 8-in., 80 pages, Text Only. [less]

Alan Moore's Light Of Thy Countenance

Alan Moore, Felipe Massafera

2009    48 Pages    (Avatar Press)

ISBN 13: 9781592910625    ISBN 10: 1592910629

Alan Moore, master and magician of storytelling, tears back the veil of one of the most arcane of enchantments - The Magic of Television! Part grimoire, part grim invocation of things that are all too ordinary, Light of Thy Countenance - an original and breathtaking story by Alan Moore - is adapted to graphic novella format by Antony Johnston, preserving every word, with each page painstakingly painted by Felipe Massafera. Maureen Cooper is not real. She is an apparition summoned to screens, [...]

Alan Moore, master and magician of storytelling, tears back the veil of one of the most arcane of enchantments - The Magic of Television! Part grimoire, part grim invocation of things that are all too ordinary, Light of Thy Countenance - an original and breathtaking story by Alan Moore - is adapted to graphic novella format by Antony Johnston, preserving every word, with each page painstakingly painted by Felipe Massafera. Maureen Cooper is not real. She is an apparition summoned to screens, into homes, into the hearts and mind of the viewing audience by Carol Livesly. But Carol Livesly is not the god that creates the illusions that capture the mind and bind the soul. She is only a servant of a higher power. A higher, hungry power, as old as the world and eternally new. As, perhaps, are we all. [less]

ALEC: The Years Have Pants (A Life-Size Omnibus) - Hardcover Edition

Eddie Campbell

2009    640 Pages    (Top Shelf Productions)

ISBN 13: 9781603090476    ISBN 10: 1603090479

For the first time ever, the pioneering autobiographical comics of master cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) are collected in a single volume! Brilliantly observed and profoundly expressed, the Alec stories present a version of Campbell's own life, filtered through the alter ego of "Alec MacGarry." Over many years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression "from beer to wine" - wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for [...]

For the first time ever, the pioneering autobiographical comics of master cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) are collected in a single volume! Brilliantly observed and profoundly expressed, the Alec stories present a version of Campbell's own life, filtered through the alter ego of "Alec MacGarry." Over many years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression "from beer to wine" - wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for art, becoming a responsible breadwinner, feeling lost at his own movie premiere, and much more! Eddie's outlandish fantasies and metafictional tricks convert life into art, while staying fully grounded in his own absurdity. At every point, the author's uncanny eye for irony and wry self-awareness make even the smallest occasion into an opportunity for wit and wisdom. Quite simply, ALEC is a masterpiece of visual autobiography. This Life-Size Omnibus edition of ALEC includes collects the previous Alec books The King Canute Crowd, Graffiti Kitchen, How to Be an Artist, Little Italy, The Dead Muse, The Dance of Lifey Death, and After the Snooter, as well as an all-new 35 page book, The Years Have Pants, and some other short stories rarely or never before seen. [less]

Alice in Sunderland

Bryan Talbot

2007    328 Pages    (Dark Horse)

ISBN 13: 9781593076733    ISBN 10: 1593076738

Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and stripes, the millennium, the Liberty Ships and the greatest British dragon legend came Carroll in the years preceding his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, and here are buried the roots of [...]

Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and stripes, the millennium, the Liberty Ships and the greatest British dragon legend came Carroll in the years preceding his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, and here are buried the roots of his surreal masterpiece. Enter the famous Edwardian palace of varieties, The Sunderland Empire, for a unique experience: an entertaining and epic meditation on myth, history and storytelling and decide for yourself - does Sunderland really exist? [less]

All Star Superman

Grant Morrison

2011    320 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781401232054    ISBN 10: 1401232051

The amazing creative team of writer Grant Morrison (BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM) and artist Frank Quitely (WE3) join forces to take Superman back to basics and create a new vision of the World's First Super-Hero. This hardcover collection features the first twelve issues of the acclaimed series. Witness the Man of Steel in exciting new adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more.

The amazing creative team of writer Grant Morrison (BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM) and artist Frank Quitely (WE3) join forces to take Superman back to basics and create a new vision of the World's First Super-Hero. This hardcover collection features the first twelve issues of the acclaimed series. Witness the Man of Steel in exciting new adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more. [less]

Amazing Cynicalman, The

Matt Feazell

2003    150 Pages    (Not Available Books)

ISBN 13: 9780974476704    ISBN 10: 0974476706

The Amazing Cynicalman, America's Laid-Off Superhero, continues his fight for truth, justice and a second cup of coffee in a new 150-page collection of his weekly newspaper comic strips. Cynicalman is written and drawn by Matt Feazell, a freelance graphic artist living in Hamtramck, Michigan and a regular contributor to Disney Adventures Magazine. His comic strip ran in a short list of Michigan newspapers including Orbit Magazine and the Detroit Metro Times from 1997 to 2002. Cynicalman started [...]

The Amazing Cynicalman, America's Laid-Off Superhero, continues his fight for truth, justice and a second cup of coffee in a new 150-page collection of his weekly newspaper comic strips.

Cynicalman is written and drawn by Matt Feazell, a freelance graphic artist living in Hamtramck, Michigan and a regular contributor to Disney Adventures Magazine. His comic strip ran in a short list of Michigan newspapers including Orbit Magazine and the Detroit Metro Times from 1997 to 2002.

Cynicalman started out starring in photocopied, 8-page minicomics. He first appeared as a Life In Hell-style newspaper comic strip in Orbit Magazine when Feazell worked there as Advertising Art Director. It was picked up by Metro Times when Orbit folded and branched out to other Michigan weeklies from there.

The Amazing Cynicalman paperback is Feazell's third book and the first one he has self-published. His first two books, Cynicalman, The Paperback (1987, ThunderBaas Press) and ERT! (1995, Caliber Books) collected Cynicalman's minicomic appearances.

The new book collects the first 2 1/2 years of the Cynicalman Weekly ()1997-2002).

www.mattfeazell.net/CYNICAL... [less]

Matt was a fixture of the Triangle/NC comics scene in the late '80s, with Raleigh landmarks providing the settings for some of his minicomics. I still remember the minicomic where Cynicalman saves North Hills Mall from a slug. Neat guy.

American Splendor: Our Movie Year

Harvey Pekar

2004    176 Pages    (Ballantine Books)

ISBN 13: 9780345479372    ISBN 10: 0345479378

From off the streets of Cleveland, the amazing and occasionally regrettable true-life adventures of Harvey Pekar, cineaste. Harvey Pekar is from Cleveland. This much you know. But with the release of American Splendor, the indie hit film based on his comic of the same name, the world discovered Harvey in earnest. Once Harvey was content merely to flirt with fame. But when fame wanted a commitment, he found himself a household name. Sort of. And, to tell you the truth, it’s starting to bug the [...]

From off the streets of Cleveland, the amazing and occasionally regrettable true-life adventures of Harvey Pekar, cineaste. Harvey Pekar is from Cleveland. This much you know. But with the release of American Splendor, the indie hit film based on his comic of the same name, the world discovered Harvey in earnest. Once Harvey was content merely to flirt with fame. But when fame wanted a commitment, he found himself a household name. Sort of. And, to tell you the truth, it’s starting to bug the hell out of him. An original, incisive graphic novel featuring the talents of R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Mark Zingarelli, and other artists, Our Movie Year chronicles a whirlwind twelve months in the life of Harvey Pekar. It recounts his rise from the filing room at the Cleveland VA hospital to the red carpet at Cannes, Sundance, the Oscars, and beyond–where Harvey won awards, accolades, and the promise of a bigger paycheck. A lot of funny things can happen in a year, and many of them happened to Harvey. And now everyone gets to read about them in Our Movie Year. [less]

Amphigorey Also

Edward Gorey

(Barnes & Noble Books)

ISBN 13: 9780760734735    ISBN 10: 0760734739

Here is Gorey, doing what Gorey does best--and what only Gorey can do: droll, cracked Victorian pen-and-ink takeoffs on melodramas and primers, bicycles and divas, allegories and crime.

Here is Gorey, doing what Gorey does best--and what only Gorey can do: droll, cracked Victorian pen-and-ink takeoffs on melodramas and primers, bicycles and divas, allegories and crime. [less]

Another Suburban Romance Color Edition (Alan Moore's Another Suburban Romance)

Alan Moore, Antony Johnston

2014    64 Pages    (Avatar Press)

ISBN 13: 9781592912476    ISBN 10: 1592912478

One of the seminal works from the writer who defined modern comics, Alan Moore, is remastered for the first time in breathtakingly vibrant color! Alan Moore's performance works making up the play Another Suburban Romance are translated into print and lavishly illustrated as full sequential stories. Comprised of three major pieces, adapted from Moore's original presentations by frequent collaborator Antony (Fashion Beast) Johnston, this original graphic novel is completely illustrated by Juan [...]

One of the seminal works from the writer who defined modern comics, Alan Moore, is remastered for the first time in breathtakingly vibrant color! Alan Moore's performance works making up the play Another Suburban Romance are translated into print and lavishly illustrated as full sequential stories. Comprised of three major pieces, adapted from Moore's original presentations by frequent collaborator Antony (Fashion Beast) Johnston, this original graphic novel is completely illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp. Running from the 1920's Chicago-style killings in Old Gangsters Never Die, to the ruminations on modern life in the namesake piece Another Suburban Romance, this powerful work is an essential piece of the Alan Moore graphic novel library that no fan will want to miss! [less]

Arf Forum

Craig Yoe

2007    120 Pages    (Fantagraphics Books)

ISBN 13: 9781560978329    ISBN 10: 1560978325

150 years of great cartooning under one cover!The third volume of the popular "Arf" series, Arf Forum, runs the gamut from Krazy Kat's kartoonist George Herriman to heartbreak rocker Elvis Presley, Spider-Man's Stan Lee to New Yorker cartoonist Otto Soglow, Little Nemo's Winsor McCay to silent-film star Charlie Chaplin, Nancy's Ernie Bushmiller to Surrealist Max Ernst.The sexy pin-up cover on Arf Forum highlights a feature on historical images of people reading comics, from a young Elvis reading [...]

150 years of great cartooning under one cover!The third volume of the popular "Arf" series, Arf Forum, runs the gamut from Krazy Kat's kartoonist George Herriman to heartbreak rocker Elvis Presley, Spider-Man's Stan Lee to New Yorker cartoonist Otto Soglow, Little Nemo's Winsor McCay to silent-film star Charlie Chaplin, Nancy's Ernie Bushmiller to Surrealist Max Ernst.The sexy pin-up cover on Arf Forum highlights a feature on historical images of people reading comics, from a young Elvis reading Betty and Veronica on his first tour to a boxer-clad Rock Hudson reading the Sunday Funnies. Also ratcheting up the titillation factor is a spread on the sexy cartoons of the Italian artist "Kremos."The Arf books have a special fondness for cartoonists doing wacky and surrealistic comics: Bill Holman's Smokey Stover comic strip is the hallmark of Dada meets Dagwood and this Arf features a generous sample including unpublished rarities. Also in this volume, macabre cartoonist Henry Heath goes devilish in the ongoing "Cartoonists Go To Hell" series.A bona fide super-hero swoops into the pages of Arf when "Captain Marvel Fights The Surrealist Imp" in a classic tale from the Golden Age of Comics; meanwhile, real-life superhero Stan Lee introduces a section devoted to, in Lee's own words, Yoe's own "wacky, weird, wild comics that become Art with a capital 'A'!"And finally, "Yabba Dabba Been Done" examines the caveman and dinosaur cartoons of masters T.S. Sullivant, Winsor McCay and Frederick Opper—all pre-Fred and Wilma Flintstone! [less]

Arf Museum

Craig Yoe

2006    120 Pages    (Fantagraphics)

ISBN 13: 9781560977322    ISBN 10: 1560977329

150 years of great cartooning under one cover. Arf Museum explores the unholy marriage of art and comics in a stunning array of rare masterpieces, guaranteed to make you "pop-eyed!" With 120 large-format and colorful pages, Arf is a treat for the senses, encompassing a rich treasure trove of images spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. This iconoclastic tome showcases the gamut of artists, from celebrated innovators to forgotten geniuses. Featured in this volume: Ten unpublished early [...]

150 years of great cartooning under one cover. Arf Museum explores the unholy marriage of art and comics in a stunning array of rare masterpieces, guaranteed to make you "pop-eyed!" With 120 large-format and colorful pages, Arf is a treat for the senses, encompassing a rich treasure trove of images spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. This iconoclastic tome showcases the gamut of artists, from celebrated innovators to forgotten geniuses. Featured in this volume: Ten unpublished early 20th century paintings of "the Yellow Kid" by his creator, Richard Felton Outcault; Pablo Picasso's secret cartoon past is revealed; 1950s girlie cartoonist Reamer Keller's never-before-seen banned cartoons; the Gasoline Alley gang, Barney Google, Polly and Her Pals, The Addams Family, and Nancy take a trip to the art museum; "Kink Kong," a section spotlighting ape figures and damsels in distress, from World War I propaganda to the 1933 King Kong movie to "jungle" comic books of the 1940s to present day; contemporary art rebel Coop introduces a section of devilish cartoons by Art Young, the 1920's Commie cartoonist tried for treason; an examination of Rube Goldberg's foray into modern art via his drawings of modernist sculptures that playfully lambaste the beginnings of Modern Art; and a rare and hilarious Goldberg essay from the 1930s, titled "I Am Now A Modern Artist". Arf Museum has all of this and more, including cartoons by Art Spiegelman, Patrick "Mutts" McDonnell, Ronald Searle, Dan DeCarlo, Gene Deitch, T.S. Sullivant, Maurice Henri and pin-up artist Gil Elvgren. Arf is edited by Craig Yoe, formerly the Creative Director and Vice-President/General Manager of the Muppets and a recipient of many awards, including the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators and the Eisner Award. Illustrated throughout in full color and black-and-white [less]

Art of Leo and Diane Dillon, The

1981    (Ballantine Books)

ISBN 13: 9780345284495    ISBN 10: 0345284496

Fantastic art by a fantastic team. Over one hundred and twenty illustrations, including forty-eight color plates. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. The strikingly original and memorable illustrations of Leo and Diane Dillon have delighted and amazed us for more than forty years. Now this magnificent volume collects many of their best works for the first time and provides a magical tour into the studio and the imagination of America's most popular illustrator team. The creators of fabulous science [...]

Fantastic art by a fantastic team. Over one hundred and twenty illustrations, including forty-eight color plates. Introduction by Harlan Ellison. The strikingly original and memorable illustrations of Leo and Diane Dillon have delighted and amazed us for more than forty years. Now this magnificent volume collects many of their best works for the first time and provides a magical tour into the studio and the imagination of America's most popular illustrator team. The creators of fabulous science fiction and fantasy scenes based on the stories of Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, and others, the Dillons have won numerous prestigious awards for their book-jacket illustration in the fields of history, children's fantasy, classic literature, folk tales, and contemporary fiction. Their exceptional range of style and technique and their versatility in the use of watercolors, acrylic, pencil, ink, pastels, woodcuts, and stained glass are celebrated here in forty-eight full-color plates and over sixty-five black and white illustrations. With illuminating text by Byron Preiss and commentary by the Dillons themselves, this book will be welcomed and enjoyed by readers and art lovers alike. [less]

Astro City: Confession

Kurt Busiek

2015    208 Pages    (Vertigo)

ISBN 13: 9781401258306    ISBN 10: 1401258301

Astro City, after dark: What becomes of the world of wonders—of noble heroes and sinister villains—once the sun retreats? Walk the night streets of Astro City to discover the secrets of the reclusive Confessor—and face a crisis that could destroy the city and everyone in it. After leaving his rural home and working his way into the superhero scene as a busboy and waiter, Brian Kinney attracts the attention of Astro City's vigilante, Confessor. Dubbed “Altar Boy,” Brian becomes the [...]

Astro City, after dark: What becomes of the world of wonders—of noble heroes and sinister villains—once the sun retreats? Walk the night streets of Astro City to discover the secrets of the reclusive Confessor—and face a crisis that could destroy the city and everyone in it. After leaving his rural home and working his way into the superhero scene as a busboy and waiter, Brian Kinney attracts the attention of Astro City's vigilante, Confessor. Dubbed “Altar Boy,” Brian becomes the Confessor’s sidekick just in time to witness Astro City suffer under the looming threat of a serial killer on the loose. As shadows approach and the city’s leaders move to ban superheroes altogether, Brian is forced to question the actions of his mentor. Will their partnership be doomed before it can even begin?From acclaimed creators Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross, this second volume collects ASTRO CITY #1/2, 4-9. It also features ASTRO CITY: A VISITOR’S GUIDE, a comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering its history, neighborhoods, fine cuisine and more, and including “Our Brightest Stars,” a gallery of Astro City’s heroes, drawn by a virtual who’s who of superstar talent. [less]

Astro City: Family Album

Kurt Busiek

1997    224 Pages    (Image Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781582400341    ISBN 10: 1582400342

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Astro City: Life in the Big City

Kurt Busiek

1997    192 Pages    (Image Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781887279482    ISBN 10: 1887279482

graphic novel in Astro City series

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Astro City: The Tarnished Angel

Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Alex Ross

2000    256 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781563896538    ISBN 10: 1563896532

The fourth volume in the popular Astro City series introduces Steeljack, a recently-paroled former supervillain. Steeljacks trying to turn over a new leaf by finding out whos been killing other small time supervillains in the run down neighborhood of Kiefer Square. But even if he learns the truth, whose going to believe him?

The fourth volume in the popular Astro City series introduces Steeljack, a recently-paroled former supervillain. Steeljacks trying to turn over a new leaf by finding out whos been killing other small time supervillains in the run down neighborhood of Kiefer Square. But even if he learns the truth, whose going to believe him? [less]

Autobiographix

Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Will Eisner (Cover), Sergio Aragones, Gabriel Ba, Eddie Campbell, Paul Chadwick, Farel Dalrymple, Richard Doutt, Paul Hornschemeier, Jason Lutes, Linda Medley, Metaphrog, Fabio Moon, Bill Morrison, Arnold Pander, Diana Schutz, Stan Sakai, William Stout, Matt Wagner

2003    104 Pages    (Dark Horse Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781593070380    ISBN 10: 1593070381

Dedicated readers have long known that the medium of comics and graphic novels isn't all about caped super-heroes and spandex-clad bad girls. In fact, the combination of words and pictures can be the perfect vehicle for telling all kinds of stories, from poignant memoirs to lighter takes on the mundane musings of modern life. This collection of short stories illustrates, quite literally, the effectiveness of the medium for telling the most personal of stories.

Dedicated readers have long known that the medium of comics and graphic novels isn't all about caped super-heroes and spandex-clad bad girls. In fact, the combination of words and pictures can be the perfect vehicle for telling all kinds of stories, from poignant memoirs to lighter takes on the mundane musings of modern life. This collection of short stories illustrates, quite literally, the effectiveness of the medium for telling the most personal of stories. [less]

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Barron Storey's 1995 Watch Annual

Barron Storey (Illustrator)

1996    64 Pages    (Vanguard Productions)

ISBN 13: 9781887591003    ISBN 10: 1887591001

Compilation of the legendary, San Francisco bay-area underground art magazine from award-winning, avant guard illustrator and art instructor, Barron Storey. This issue features notable contributors Dave McKean, George Prart, a selection of the highly coveted Barron Storey instructional notes, a foreword by best selling author Neil Gaiman, Holocaust poetry by Gabor Barabas, Slidehouse Portfolio by Storey and, the comics story Psychic Pedestrian by Bill Koeb.

Compilation of the legendary, San Francisco bay-area underground art magazine from award-winning, avant guard illustrator and art instructor, Barron Storey. This issue features notable contributors Dave McKean, George Prart, a selection of the highly coveted Barron Storey instructional notes, a foreword by best selling author Neil Gaiman, Holocaust poetry by Gabor Barabas, Slidehouse Portfolio by Storey and, the comics story Psychic Pedestrian by Bill Koeb. [less]

Batman Adventures, The: Dangerous Dames & Demons

Paul Dini

2003    192 Pages    (Dc Kids)

ISBN 13: 9781563899737    ISBN 10: 1563899736

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Batman: Black & White

Various

2000    240 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781563894398    ISBN 10: 1563894394

In 1996, DC Comics published the groundbreaking miniseries BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, which featured short stories exploring every aspect of the Dark Knight, including stories by Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN), Katsuhiro Otomo (the animated feature Akira), and Bruce Timm (producer of Batman: The Animated Series), plus pinup artwork by Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME), Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS), and many more of the most respected creators in comics.

In 1996, DC Comics published the groundbreaking miniseries BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, which featured short stories exploring every aspect of the Dark Knight, including stories by Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN), Katsuhiro Otomo (the animated feature Akira), and Bruce Timm (producer of Batman: The Animated Series), plus pinup artwork by Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME), Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS), and many more of the most respected creators in comics. [less]

Batman: Black & White, Vol. 2

Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Chris Claremont, Brian Azzarello

2003    176 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781563899171    ISBN 10: 1563899175

Written by Brian Azzarello, Harlan Ellison, Paul Levitz, Paul Dini and others Cover by Mike Mignola Art by Alex Ross, Jim Lee, Tim Sale, Kyle Baker, Dave Gibbons, Mark Buckingham and others A new edition of the trade paperback collecting stories from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #1-16 and four stories created for this title, now offered at DC's standard trim size.

Written by Brian Azzarello, Harlan Ellison, Paul Levitz, Paul Dini and others Cover by Mike Mignola Art by Alex Ross, Jim Lee, Tim Sale, Kyle Baker, Dave Gibbons, Mark Buckingham and others A new edition of the trade paperback collecting stories from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #1-16 and four stories created for this title, now offered at DC's standard trim size. [less]

Batman: Death by Design

Chip Kidd

2012    112 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781401234539    ISBN 10: 97814012345

A  New York Times BestsellerA June 2012 Amazon Best Book of the MonthIn this new original graphic novel from superstar writer/designer Chip Kidd and artist Dave Taylor, Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history. The most prestigious architects from across the globe have buildings in various phases of completion all over town. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of [...]

A  New York Times BestsellerA June 2012 Amazon Best Book of the MonthIn this new original graphic novel from superstar writer/designer Chip Kidd and artist Dave Taylor, Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history. The most prestigious architects from across the globe have buildings in various phases of completion all over town. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of architectural ingenuity for the city. And then, the explosions begin. All manner of design-related malfunctions–faulty crane calculations, sturdy materials suddently collapsing, software glitches, walkways giving way and much more–cause casualties across the city. This bizarre string of seemingly random, unconnected catastrophes threaten to bring the whole construction industry down. Fingers are pointed as Batman must somehow solve the problem and find whoever is behind it all. [less]

Batman: Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC Comics)

DC Comics

1997    352 Pages    (DC Universe)

ISBN 13: 9780930289669    ISBN 10: 0930289668

Twenty-six classic Batman tales spanning the entire 50 years of the Caped Crusader's history in comics is included in this collection. Full-color illustrations.

Twenty-six classic Batman tales spanning the entire 50 years of the Caped Crusader's history in comics is included in this collection. Full-color illustrations. [less]

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Batman: Hush

Jeph Loeb

2009    320 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781401223175    ISBN 10: 1401223176

BATMAN: HUSH is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception penned by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER) in which Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies - and allies - as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc.

BATMAN: HUSH is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception penned by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER) in which Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies - and allies - as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc. [less]

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Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 2

Brian Michael Bendis, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Roy Thomas

2007    208 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781401212148    ISBN 10: 0140121214

Written by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Roy Thomas and others Art by Bob Kane, Carmine Infantino, Marshall Rogers and others Cover by Alex Ross The Dark Knight's career is chronicled in this unique anthology that reprints classic stories featuring unforgettable tales of the World's Greatest Detective. Witness the evolution of Batman in some of his most signifigant tales from the 1940s to the present. Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 - 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Roy Thomas and others Art by Bob Kane, Carmine Infantino, Marshall Rogers and others Cover by Alex Ross The Dark Knight's career is chronicled in this unique anthology that reprints classic stories featuring unforgettable tales of the World's Greatest Detective. Witness the evolution of Batman in some of his most signifigant tales from the 1940s to the present. Advance-solicited; on sale February 14 - 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US [less]

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Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert

2009    128 Pages    (DC Comics)

ISBN 13: 9781401223038    ISBN 10: 1401223036

Gotham City is plagued with crime and corruption in places high and low, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms: the dark avenger known as Batman. But now the Dark Knight is dead; apparently fallen at the hands of dying god Darkseid. "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader" is a captivating and mysterious tale, the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, no stone is left unturned in this [...]

Gotham City is plagued with crime and corruption in places high and low, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms: the dark avenger known as Batman. But now the Dark Knight is dead; apparently fallen at the hands of dying god Darkseid. "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader" is a captivating and mysterious tale, the likes of which Batman and friends have never experienced before. Delving into the realms of life, death and the afterlife, no stone is left unturned in this exploration of every facet and era of Bruce Wayne's life. Neil Gaiman, the multiple award-winning author of "Sandman" and "Coraline", is joined by legendary artist Andy Kubert ("Batman and Son") for the ultimate Batman story! [less]

 
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