Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NEW AT PULP'S ART 18 DECEMBER

Hi readers, it's a small but good selection of books we feature in this our last listing of arrivals before Christmas.

Let's cut straight to one of the most eagerly anticipated books to be released in a while and a timely arrival if you follow Mayan predictions for the end of the world.



ART OF DARKSIDERS 2
SC 200pp Color Black + White
Udon Entertainment
A heap of fabulous art by fan favorite, comic artist Joe Madureira, is featured along side designs by the team at Vigil Games in this book covering the development and promotional art for the second instalment of the Apocalyptic fantasy game, Darksiders.
The principal characters and settings for the game get plenty of coverage in this stunning and comprehensive visual guide to the new installment.
Not quite ready for the end of all things, Death brakes ranks with the other three Horseman of the Apocalypse to foil Armageddon, is the basic concept behind this amazing Gothic fantasy game derived from the Bible's cryptic Book of Revelations.

We visit a different sort of future now but one hardly more cheerful in,




JUDGE DREDD THE COMPLETE BRIAN BOLLAND
HC 248pp Black + White
IDW
Grimm faced and determined, eyes always hidden by a visor ed helmet, the future law enforcer Judge Dredd was never better depicted than by Brian Bolland.
The fan favorite DC cover artist, Brain Bolland, cut his teeth on the UK's favorite action comic strip, Judge Dredd, back in the 70s and 80s.
The adventures of Judge Dredd parodied aspects of contemporary UK and US culture, some of the gags and puns are very specific but the basic story of a hard as nails law enforcer in a weird future had broad appeal.

OK let's leave all this pessimism for another day and concentrate now on the more cheerful arrivals,



POGO BY WALT KELLY COMPLETE SYNDICATED STRIPS
2 x HC + Box, 600+pp Color Black + White 
Fantagraphics Books
Before becoming a highly respected and successful comic strip artist, Walt Kelly was one of the gifted draftsmen and women conjuring the magic for Walt Disney's animated shorts and feature films.
Having established that he was an excellent artist, you should also know he was also able to tell wonderful and humorous stories about his times, using the creatures inhabiting the Okefenokee Swamp.
Kelly's style would have an enormous influence on the comic strip and his tremendous ability ensured he enjoyed a loyal and enthusiastic readership for Pogo from it's debut in the 1940s right up to Walt's untimely death in the early 70s.
Contemporary talents as diverse as Alan Moore and Frank Cho are fans and would doubtless urge you to do your self a favor and go exploring in the Okefenokee.
Fantagraphics tracked down and scanned all the original daily and color Sunday pages for these books, which were lovingly produced in partnership with Walt's daughter Carolyn.


Finally an anthology sketch book by thee awesome artists who deserve to be much better known,

CATRA SEES ALL
SC 48pp Color
Mindy Lee, Garett Hanna and Corry Loftis are three designers in games and animation, most recently Corry 's work was all over the wonderful Wreck it Ralph, Mindy draws like she's designing fashion ware for a Tim Burton Chanel promo while Garett has a style which for me magically combines Man Arenas and David Cooper! 
This book is available in a limited quantity, signed by all three artists and frankly couldn't look much better than it does, I'm calling it a sketch book but honestly the images are finished to the highest degree so it's really just a small art book.

OK, if anything arrives before now and next week I'll put out an announcement but if it doesn't and this is the last time I address you before the holidays we hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!



ART OF DARKSIDERS 2
SC 200pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Udon Entertainment
Une sélection de fabuleuses illustrations par l'une des stars du comics Joe Madureira, accompagnées par les designs de l’équipe artistique de Vigil Games vous montrera le développement et la promotion du second opus de Darksiders, jeux de fantasy apocalyptique.
Vous trouverez encore une riche sélection d'illustrations et croquis de recherches et développements des principaux personnages et environnements.
Pas tout à fait prêt pour la fin de toutes choses, Death est la pour empêcher Armageddon, voici donc le scénario de ce jeu, dérivé du livre des révélations dans la Bible.

JUDGE DREDD THE COMPLETE BRIAN BOLLAND
HC 248pp Noir et Blanc
IDW
Visage impassible et déterminé  les yeux toujours cachés par une visière et un casque, le gardien de la paix du futur qu'est Judge Dredd n'a jamais été aussi bien illustré que par Brian Bolland.
L'un des artistes favoris de couvertures de comics a fait ses premières armes avec le personnage de Judge Dredd.
Les aventures du Judge Dredd parodient des aspects contemporains des sociétés Américaines et Anglaises, certains gags et jeux de mots sont tres spécifique mais les histoires font appellent à une culture plus générale.

POGO BY WALT KELLY COMPLETE SYNDICATED STRIPS
2 x HC + Boite, 600+Couleur Noir et Blanc
Fantagraphics Books
Avant de devenir un artiste à succès et très respecte, Walt Kelly était l'un des talents travaillant sur les films de Disney.
Son style a eu une énorme influence sur les comics strips et sont talent lui a assuré un public loyal du début dans les années 40 jusqu'à sa mort au début des années 70.

CATRA SEES ALL
SC 48pp Couleur
Mindee Lee, Garett hanna et Cory Loftis sont trois designers pour les jeux vidéos et l'animation.
Ce recueil est disponible dans des quantités limités, signé par les trois artistes.


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