For those of you in need of a cure for the "summer time blues" come to Pulp's Art where Udon Entertainment are doing their best to dispel your disappointment in the weather and economists!
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE
SC 304pp Color
Hundreds of artist from various fields of illustration and from around the globe pay tribute to the little blue bomber, Mega Man.
Star of over 140 games we've actually quite a compliment of art books about the cheeky little blue chap - he ain't no Schtroumpf though - there's even a second new release this week!
MEGA MAN STARFORCE OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS
SC 176pp Color Black + White
Following on from Mega Man Battle Network, this is the latest development for the
" Blue Bomber" and as with all the OCW series you get lots of creator commentary and development art along with published and promotional art for the games.
GENZOMAN: LEGENDARY VISIONS
SC 208pp Color
Genzoman - and you'll want to call him this because the spectacularly named artist behind the great art in this book is otherwise handled Gonzolo Ordonez Arias - has created a bold and dynamic collection of images celebrating the heroes, monsters and gods from popular legend and myth.
AR TONELICO VISUAL BOOK
SC 192pp Color
Character profiles, pin-up art, rare promotional art, creator interviews and more from the three Ar Tonelico RPG video games.
OLIVIA: MALIBU CHEESECAKE
HC 160pp Color
The latest collection of Pin-ups from Hugh Hefner's favorite artist reveals just why Hef is so enamored of her work.
Olivia melds traits of these top pin-up artists Vargas, Petty and Elvgren with her own sense of fun, composition and color to create gorgeous images of beautiful, confident, women.
Last week while I was scouring the French coastline for sunshine this book arrived:-
HC 360pp Color Black + White
IDW continue their commitment to celebrating the seminal artists' contribution to the comics medium with this the first monograph to the comic strip colossus Milton Caniff.
Produced with the support of the Caniff family and estate, the book has lots of rare and seldom seen artwork by the creator of Steve Canyon and Terry and the Pirates.
So, if this selection of books hasn't picked up your spirits then allez to Pulp's Comics where they've just received the conclusion to Hellboy The Fury featuring extraordinary artwork by Duncan Fegredo and also the latest issue of Marvel's literally block busting series, FEAR ITSELF , with writer Matt Fraction and artist Stuart Immonen performing at the top of their game, nuff said!