Softcover. Poughkeepsie NY, Father Tree, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 108 pages, color illustrations. Lavish mostly full color book on the important illustrator who did many comic book covers and many illustrations for science fiction books. Introductions By Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee & Kelly Freas.
Hardcover. New York, Watson Guptill, 1st paperback., 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 192 pages, color illustrations throughout. Minor edge wear otherwise, clean, tight and bright copy. A collection of the Fantasy illustration of the Victorian era. Includes the works of Rackham, Dulac, Beardsley and others. Beautifully illustrated, many in color.
Hardcover. Mesquite TX, Vanguard Productions, 1st, 2022, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial boards. This book is devoted solely to the artist's single, most beloved venue, Book Cover Art. By focusing on this specific area, the book boasts room enough to feature every single one of Frazetta's famous and highly collectable illustrated book covers, beautifully and authentically reproduced at a larger size on a page to itself. All are presented in chronological order which, gives readers a unique ability to follow Frazetta's evolution as an artist. Accompanying text includes commentary, original publication titles, publishers, dates, and rare quotes from the artist himself. For this Definitive Reference to feature the Complete Collection of Frazetta's decades of book cover illustrations, in a single beautifully produced volume, is a dream come true for Frazetta fans, art and book collectors and historians alike.
Softcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Flexible covers, 540 pages, 1,500 illustrations in full color. A visual survey of the scientific developments and cultural significance of robots documents the history of automatons, androids, and other forms of artificial intelligence, both of the fictional and real-world arenas, in a volume that features interviews with scientists, doctors, toy creators, science-fiction writers, and more.
Hardcover. San Diego, CA, IDW Publishing, 1st Edition, 2019, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, 314 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Decorated endpapers. Decorated cover boards. Pages, clean and unmarked, bright. Binding tight. Spine straight. In beautiful condition. Krenkel's work is showcased like never before, offering old devotees the opportunity to see a beloved artist in a fresh light, and to introduce new generations to a master's work.
Hardcover. Jackson MS, University Press of Mississippi, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 240 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Cartoonist Winsor McCay (1869-1934) is rightfully celebrated for the skillful draftmanship and inventive design sense he displayed in the comic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. McCay crafted narratives of anticipation, abundance, and unfulfilled longing. This book explores McCay's interest in dream imagery in relation to the larger preoccupation with fantasy that dominated the popular culture of early twentieth-century urban America.McCay's role as a pioneer of early comics has been documented; yet, no existing study approaches him and his work from an art historical perspective, giving close readings of individual artworks while situating his output within the larger visual culture and the rise of modernism. From circus posters and vaudeville skits to department store window displays and amusement park rides, McCay found fantastical inspiration in New York City's burgeoning entertainment and retail districts. Wide Awake in Slumberland connects McCay's work to relevant children's literature, advertising, architecture, and motion pictures in order to demonstrate the artist's sophisticated blending and remixing of multiple forms from mass culture. Studying this interconnection in McCay's work and, by extension, the work of other early twentieth-century cartoonists, Roeder traces the web of relationships connecting fantasy, leisure, and consumption. Readings of McCay's drawings and the eighty-one black and white and color illustrations reveal a man who was both a ready participant and an incisive critic of the rising culture of fantasy and consumerism.