As I write books from these artists below are making their way to us here in Paris, look for them in the coming weeks,
Ryan Benjamin, Jose Lopez, J Scott Campbell, Fabian Molina, Phil Noto, Frank Cho, Terry Dodson, Dean Yeagle, Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera, Sean Galloway, Arthur Adams, Mike Mignola, Brandon Peterson, David Colman, Jonboy Meyers, Joe Blum, Richard Han, Simone Bianchi and Chris Sanders.
I had a wee bit of room in my case and since it isn't too heavy I brought back some of Adam Hughes' latest book.
ADAM HUGHES: FAUST IMPRESSIONS
SC 24pp Color
This year's collection from the incomparable Mr Hughes is already collecting healthy bids on EBay, possibly because he's introduced some color instead of it being black, white and gray tone or maybe just because it's once again a great collection of fabulous art featuring gorgeous girls.
We still have examples of Adam's previous sketchbooks and if you have interest then we advise picking these up at your earliest opportunity as these are printed in limited quantities and once they're gone they're solid gone!
On the subject of great good girl art Pulp's Art is delighted to offer:-
DAVE STEVENS COMPLETE SKETCHES & STUDIES
HC 256pp Color Black + White
Few artist captured the curvy charm of the voluptuous woman as well as the late Dave Stevens.
IDW have collected all his self published sketchbooks in this one outstanding volume, a poignant reminder of his legacy and what we're missing with his premature passing.
The appreciation of the female form being endemic it's hardly surprising that this book has gone back to press.
J. SCOTT CAMPBELL'S DANGER GIRL SKETCHBOOK
HC 64pp Color Balck + White
This latest printing of J Scott Campbell's sketchbook based on his popular sexy espionage series, is beefed up into a larger format and given a good stiff cover.
J. Scott Campbell ranks as one of our best selling artists and looking at the good girl art in this book it's easy to see why!
VALKYRIE CHRONICLES DESIGN ARCHIVE
SC 400pp Color Black + White
Once over the hurdle that a decidedly Teutonic sounding cast is fighting to actually stop a country being overrun by a military juggernaut, you can enjoy the design work for characters and setting from Sega's game of war and tactics.
JOE MADUREIRA ART OF DARKSIDERS
SC 288pp Color Balck + White
Not a new book but after a few months absence it's very nice to see this book of Joe Madureira's development art for this dark fantasy cg back in print and back in stock.
ART OF CARS 2
HC 160pp Color Balck + White
It doesn't necessarily follow that a great looking animated feature makes for a great Art of book, OK it's down to personal taste but I was distinctly underwhelmed with the book of a certain title while still thinking of it as Pixar's finest cinematic hour or two.
By contrast I wasn't too enamored of Cars the film but it did make for a very good looking Art of and so while personally I would have wanted just about any Pixar film to have a sequel before this exercise in parting parents from their money we still have a good looking art book to accompany the film.
(To finish on a positive note the trailer for Pixar's next animated feature, Brave, looks amazing and so does the art from the film posted on the net and I'm expecting both the film and it's Art of book to look superb.)
ART OF CAPTAIN AMERICA
HC 240pp Color Black + White
For those fans who can't wait for next summer's super sized block buster The Avengers this film of the good Captain's origins is a good way of whiling away the time and this book to accompany the film is also a pleasing way to pass an hour or two on each viewing, discovering how the designers realized the look for this film's characters, props and settings.
The chapters exploring the development of the film's principals Captain America and the Red Skull are particularly pleasing.
MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO JR
HC 240pp Color Balck + White
Following on from the volumes devoted to Marko Djurdjevic and Joe Quesada this latest book to explore the career at Marvel of a major artist concerns its self with the Brazilian titan Mike Deodato.
Deodato has everything super hero comics require, his designs are bold, sensual and vigorous, his sequencing dynamic and dramatic.
The book features covers, individual and sequential panels and sketches, good fun.
I'm taking a break from the store next week but given I'm a minor attraction when compared to the great books we stock do make a point of calling in to Pulp's Art to see what's new.