Friday, May 25, 2012


Hello readers again the update is running late, I've been preparing some cool books for some associates in Annecy just ahead of the international animation festival there in early June.

Still this week did yield a nice batch of new old books, if that sounds odd just keep reading and you'll discover what I'm on about.

HC 160pp Black + White
Titan Books
London's Titan Books continue their series of books reprinting the previously rare, out of print and seminal tomes of invaluable insights on how to draw by legendary illustrator Andrew Loomis.
A great many professionals have purchased the two previous books in this series from us telling us they'd only seen the work before as PDFS and they're delighted to own hard copies of these tracts.
Hopefully Titan will put Creative Illustration on their schedule soon, as this is another must have for professionals and enthusiastic amateurs.

HC 224pp Color Black + White
Back in the 50s EC set the standard other comic publishers aspired to, their uninhibited approach to various genres had other mediums needing to game change and break the molds to keep up.
Their vehicle for parodying the pop culture of the day was Mad and such was the genius of those original writers and artists, orchestrated by the visionary Harvey Kurtzman, that today over 50 years later Mad is still cherished for poking fun at and mocking those who otherwise might disappear up them selves!
We'll be getting Volumes 1,2 and 4 in the near future, meanwhile enjoy this wonderfully produced reprinting of #s 13 - 18 which saw Davis, Elder, Wood, etc. at the top of their game.

We got in an extensive restock of the popular Dover books of classic illustration  from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and among the restocks were a few new releases,

SC 128pp Color Black + White
Another selection of illustrations from the master draftsman, full of detail and atmosphere and covering a variety of subjects and genres not all of them related to the fantasy subjects covered in previous collection of his illustrations from Dover.

SC 512pp Black + White
This book takes a breakneck pace to get us from Durer in Renaissance Germany to Rockwell Kent in 20th Century USA but it's a lot of fun and a lovely view along the way.
It's a great place to discover the forebears of the modern masters and to chart the evolution in style and technique even if this is a very general over view of the art form. 

So, there you have it new old books, duh, and speaking of which that Dover restock means we're brimming with wonderful books featuring artists and styles as diverse as Beardsley, Erté, Dulac, Doré, Wyeth, Kley, Ward and subjects ranging from Joan of Arc, Samurais, animal anatomy and magic carpets!

OK how about we come right up to date with art finished off in some sort of contraption thingy?

HC 212pp Color
Massive Black Studio
Justin Coro Kaufman has created this Massively Black comedy about a down and out who may just be an intergalactic appointed savior of mankind or a totally deluded derelict in need of sedation!
The Massive Black Studio is best known for designing great looking characters, places and accessories for game companies but one of their talents, Justin, decided he'd have a go at creating a graphic novel and straight out to bat he hits a home run.
So, why not join Bob bumming round down town San Francisco and saving existence in this engaging graphic novel?

Once again we'll be skipping the bank holiday to test the theory of a former statesman by work more to hopefully earn more and throwing open our doors on Monday, so if you get bored with the picnic you know where to come! 

Bonjour chers lecteurs la mise à jour du blog est une fois de plus en retard,desolé mais je preparais des supers livres pour le festival International d'Animation d'Annecy. 

Voila donc les nouveautés de la semaine,

HC 160pp Noir et Blanc
Titan Books

L'editeur Londonien Titan Books continue sa serie de reimpressions des rares et epuisés depuis tres longtemps livres d'instructions autour du dessin du legendaire illustrateur Andrew Loomis.
De tres nombreux professionels ont deja acheté les deux precedents volumes en precisant qu'apres autant d'années à les avoir lus seulement en PDF ils etaient ravis de pouvoir les tenir dans ces magnifiques editions.
Titan Books a prevu de continuer avec prochainement Creative Illustration et Fun with a pencil.

HC 224pp Couleur Noir et Blanc

Dans les années 50 EC Comics avait defini les standarts auxquels les autres editeurs aspiraient, leur approche desinhibée vers tous les genres d'histoires obligaient les autres à changer et innover pour survivre.
Leur publication pour parodier la pop culture de cette epoque etait "Mad" et fous etaient egalement les genies qui ecrivaient et dessinaient, le tout orchestré par le visionnaire Harvey Kurtzman, qui aujourdh'ui plus de 50 ans apres la creation de Mad est toujours admiré pour avoir apporté son fun et son humour.
Nous aurons tres prochainement les volumes 1,2 et 4, mais en attendant venez decouvrir cette magnifique reimpression des numeros 13 à 18 où Davis, Elder,Wood et ect.. sont au top de leur talent.

Nous venons de recevoir un important réassort de livres de l'editeur Dover, vous retrouverez un grand choix de recueils d'illustrations classiques de la fin 19ème debut 20ème siècle et parmi cet arrivage il y avait egalemsnt quelques nouveautés,

SC 128pp Couleur Noir et Blanc

Une nouvelle selection d'illustrations du maitre, pleine de details et d'atmospheres, couvrant un grande varieté de sujets et genres donc pas seulement de la fantaisie, genre deja bien devellopé dans les precedents recueils de Dover.

SC 512pp Noir et Blanc

Ce livre vous emmene de Durer pendant la renaissance en Allemagne à Rockwell Kent au 20ème siècle aux Etats-Unis mais de façon tres interressante et instructive.
C'est une tres bonne manière de decouvrir l'evolution des styles et techniques même si cette vue est tres generale.

HC 212pp Couleur
Massive Black Studio

Le studio Massive Black est bien connu pour designer des supers personnages, environnements et accessoires pour les entreprises de jeux-videos mais l'un de leur talent Justin Coro Kaufman a decidé qu'il devrait s'essayer à la création d'une bande dessinée.
Donc pourquoi ne pas rejoindre Bob pendant qu'il essait de sauvait la situation à San Francisco? 

Et pour finir sachez que nous serons ouverts ce lundi de pentecôte, donc si jamais vous vous ennuyez à votre picnic, n'hesitez à nous rendre visite!

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