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  1. Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles

    Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles

    $49.99

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    Noel Sickles drew comics for three brief years, yet his groundbreaking work on the 1930s aviation adventure series Scorchy Smith is a milestone in the history of newspaper comic strips. Over the past 70 years, however, readers have seen only occasional excerpts of this seminal work. Now IDW’s Library of American Comics presents Scorchy Smith and The Art of Noel Sickles, a comprehensive, oversized 352-page volume that collects, for the first time, every Sickles Scorchy strip, from December 1933 through November 1936. It also features extensive DVD-style extras examining Sickles’s life and the decades-long influence of his work, while also showcasing the breadth of his career as one of America’s foremost magazine illustrators. Pete Hamill observed, “Sickles was the first comics artist to use the brush boldly, in an impressionistic way” as he pioneered the use of chiaroscuro and Craftint shading in comics. Together with his studio partner, Milton Caniff of Terry and the Pirates fame, Sickles created a method of dramatic comics storytelling and illustration that influenced generations of artists who followed. Longtime Spider-Man artist John Romita noted that during the 1950s, “the whole industry was copying from photostats of the Scorchy Smith dailies by Noel Sickles.” Having blazed a trail through the comics world, Sickles left the medium in favor of a 40-year career as one of America's most successful magazine illustrators. A regular at Life magazine, his work also appeared in Look, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, and the Saturday Evening Post. Sickles won the National Cartoonist Society’s Advertising and Illustration Award in both 1960 and 1962. He eventually settled in Tucson, Arizona and turned to painting, winning further acclaim for his Western canvases. Learn More
  2. The Art of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse

    The Art of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse

    $19.99

    Ben Templesmith collects all the notable art plus a large amount of unpublished ideas, sketches and never-before-seen paintings from his cult classic, semi-regular, off-beat serial Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse. Includes an original Wormwood short story. See the art, read the story, ride the worm. Learn More
  3. The Art of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse HC S/N

    The Art of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse HC S/N

    $49.99

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    This special hardcover edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and comes with a numbered tip-in plate signed by artist Ben Templesmith. Learn More
  4. The Art of Ditko

    The Art of Ditko

    $39.99

    Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, remains an enigma, though this book draws us closer to the artist and gives us a better understanding of his amazing work. Introducing the very best of rare and striking Steve Ditko comic book stories and original art, this large-format beautifully showcases Ditko’s work, with many reproductions of original art pieces by the master comic book artist. Edited and designed by Craig Yoe (Secret Identity), with essays by P. Craig Russell, John Romita, and Jerry Robinson, plus an all-new introduction by Stan Lee. Learn More
  5. Art of P Craig Russell

    Art of P. Craig Russell

    $49.99

    For the first time ever, a hardcover volume devoted to one of the most legendary and influential comic book artists of the past 35 years—P. Craig Russell! This book offers readers and fans a chance to witness his immense and phenomenal career from start to present, offering glimpses of previously never-before-seen material from Russell's files and sketchbooks, as well as beautifully reproduced images of his personal favorites.  Learn More
  6. Art of P Craig Russell s/n

    Art of P. Craig Russell Limited Signed & Numbered Edition

    $79.99

    Each copy of this limited run includes a signed, tipped-in bookplate by P. Craig Russell. Learn More
  7. Limited-Edition Visual Funk Sketch Cover by Jim Mahfood

    Limited-Edition Visual Funk Sketch Cover by Jim Mahfood

    $400.00

    • 10 of music's biggest icons illustrated by gallery artist, Jim Mahfood

    • Each illustration was painted on a limited-edition blank cover of Mahfood's art book, Visual Funk

    This book ships with a display easal

    This is Mahfood's first 250 page classy hardcover art book, featuring the absolute best of his diverse work, from finished art, sketches, behind the scenes concepts, never before seen drawings and designs, photographs of painted girls, and more.

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  8. Sam Kieth: Samplings and Dabblings – A Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition

    Sam Kieth: Samplings and Dabblings – A Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition

    $19.99

    An 80 page retrospective of Sam Kieth's work, coinciding with a major exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Featuring scores of gorgeous art, all scanned from Sam's personal collection and archives. Plus, an in depth interview with Sam as conducted by comics historian and Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago! Learn More
  9. Visual Funk: Jim Mahfood Art HC

    Visual Funk: Jim Mahfood Art HC

    $49.99

    Jim Mahfood aka Food One's sixteen year long professional career has spanned across the fields of comic books, illustration, animation, advertising art, murals, gallery shows, body painting, and live art in bars and nightclubs. This is Mahfood's first 250 page classy hardcover art book, featuring the absolute best of his diverse work, from finished art, sketches, behind the scenes concepts, never before seen drawings and designs, photographs of painted girls, and more. Mahfood's style, the neo-psychedelic Visual Funk, is a combination of various influences that Jim has managed to turn into a recognizable brand, garnering a loyal following across the globe. This book is a must-have for comic book fans, art lovers, and pop culture connoisseurs alike! Learn More
  10. FELDSTEIN: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!

    FELDSTEIN: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!

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    FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein! takes a long-overdue look at the entire remarkable career of this legendary artist, writer, and editor. Both a full biography and a coffee-table art book, we begin with the earliest surviving Feldstein artwork from the High School of Music and Art, present his very earliest comic-book work, and follow his development from the 1940s Victor Fox shop (including the titillating “headlight” comics Junior, Sunny, and Meet Corliss Archer). And we examine his highly visceral work for the classic E.C. comic book line. Along with rare and previously unpublished photographs, the book pictures every E.C. Feldstein comic book cover (many placed alongside the original artwork), presents several complete E.C. stories, plus nearly every splash page and house ad Feldstein did for E.C. We trace his thirty-year career as the editor of MAD, and present his post-retirement work as a “fine” artist, including his prize-winning Western canvases and his many commissioned paintings “revisiting” his classic cover images from the 1950s. We examine every aspect of Feldstein’s long career and fascinating personal life, not all of it sweetness and light. Learn More

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