(Quite what Dutch and their Flemish cousins have against rugby is beyond me but somehow the good comic fans of Breda and Ghent have conspired to hold their festivals on the opening and final weekends of the Rugby World Cup, duh!
Next time if you must please tie it to the Olympics, Euro 2012 or some other trivial sporting event run by fat cat types with a lot of Swiss Bank Accounts for their benefit and that of their pals in the sports ware trade, OK?)
Please make it worth our while, visit our stand and buy some of our fabulous books will you?
(Quick word to our French readers, good luck in the final and hope you bring the cup back to Europe.
As for Friday's game GO WALES!)
So again it's a bit of quite week for new books here at Pulp's Art but readers this is simply the quite before the fabulous book storm which is brewing for November and December.
As it is we continue to get some nice little books through the doors and to restock the seminal works which don't stop selling, bless 'em.
ALIVE CHARACTER DESIGN
SC 176pp Color, B+W,
You may have run across Haitao Su's sensational work already by way of his "Art Scrapbook" published by Brandstudio Press and if you haven't then call in and pick up both books because they're equally terrific.
Su's style is brimming with dynamism, his male characters are a clenched fist of bulging muscle and attitude and his girls are among the sexiest sirens to get you hot and bothered, while his fantasy creatures and comical caricatures are a riot of fun.
And if this weren't enough in this book he tells you how he does it!
SC 48pp Color, B+W
Toru Terada, the talented artist behind Dargaud's Le Petit Monde let's us into his sketchbook and what a treat it proves as we check out images ranging from the cute to the provocative, c'mon in the drawings are lovely!
LOOK AWAY NOW KIDS BECAUSE NEXT UP IS A VERY NAUGHTY BOOK!
ASLAN PIN-UP 2
SC 126pp Color, B+W
So don't say you weren't warned moral guardians, though really Aslan's pin-ups are as charming as they are erotic and wouldn't you know it this book has some etchings in it as well as glorious full color images.
His girls while being cheekily provocative retain a certain wholesome quality which even if one can't quite puts one finger on it one wishes one could!
HOW TO DRAW & PAINT SCIENCE FICTION
SC 128pp Color, B+W
Have Geoff Taylor explain to you all about depicting the characters, settings, gadgets, etc. that crop up in sci-fi games, comics and book covers by getting hold of this book.
Till next week I hope to see some of you among all those soccer fans in the government free zone which is Belgium at the enjoyable Facts Festival in Ghent and ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!