Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WHAT'S UP AT PULP'S ART DECEMBER 26

So, let's ring out the old and ring in the new for 2012 and 2013, in this probably the last post from us for this year!

Our review of the new art books for this year begins with two classics,


FLASH GORDON THE TYRANT OF MONGO
HC 176pp Color B+W
Titan Books
Titan continue their complete collection of Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon strip, this volume features all the strips from 1937 through to 41.
You probably know that Raymond was a perfectionist and that his work and this strip had a huge influence on subsequent artists in a variety of mediums from Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson to George Lucas.

Another great who bequeathed a hefty legacy to the comic medium was,


WOODWORK 1927 - 1981
HC 328pp Color B+W
IDW
This is the gorgeous profusely illustrated catalog for the largest career retrospective for this crucial artist held in De Palma Spain in 2010.
Wally Wood was a master of atmosphere and action, there wasn't a genre he couldn't bring something fresh to, historical epic, horror, war, science fiction, erotica he drew it all and with aplomb and a lot of it is represented here.

We have a nice selection of Wood's comic work, including these reprint volumes from IDW, Fantagraphics and Vanguard,




So, to more modern fare and a couple of books from the other side of the Pacific,


READ OR DIE OFFICIAL ARCHIVE
SC 128pp Color B+W
Udon Entertainment
All things visual from this popular Animie series about a guardian of rare books are featured in this heavily illustrated official guide.
So, as well as the usual design stuff, there are creator interviews and episode summaries.


SHINING HEARTS COLLECTION OF VISUAL MATERIALS
SC 192pp Color B+W
Udon Entertainment
Finished art, conceptual art, pin-ups and character designs by Tony Taka,are featured in this the third collection on spins offs from the successful "Shining" saga.

We stay in the Pacific with two new books by Australian publisher Ballistic,


EXPOSE # 10
SC 288pp Color
Ballistic Publishing
The series which in the opinion of the publisher collects the best in digital art and it's hard to argue with their claim, for this is a pretty fabulous collection of artists covering a wide variety of subjects in an equally broad series of styles.

Full disclosure, the cover to the next book doesn't actually look quite like this, basically this is a negative because the actual cover is pristine white and that wouldn't show up too well.


MASSIVE BLACK 2
SC = slip case 208pp Color B+W
Ballistic Publishing
Ace media design studio Massive Black present a new collection of their best designs from games, films, TV, etc. covering a variety of genres but with an emphasis on futuristic fire power.

While we're on the subject of great game designs, Udon have reprinted the first collection of Darksider designs to accompany the recently released volume 2.


Finally to an utterly gorgeous special edition of a wonderful BD from talented Spanish artist, Ana Miralles,


MURAQQA
HC 112pp Color B+W
Snorgleux Editions
A deluxe edition featuring the original penciled pages and their colored counterparts, as well as lots of bonus features, such as prints and sketches in this deluxe edition limited to 150 copies.
Muraqqa tells the story of a beautiful young women in the harem of a Mogul prince, the opulence of the Indian setting allow Mirrales to indulge her passion for detailing the exotic decorative arts of foreign cultures.

So, from the new releases to the news, things will be changing for us with the New Year.

Adnan is off to concentrate on his cherished ambition to become a bonifide BD artist, we naturally wish him all the best with this.
Those of you missing him already will be comforted to know he will be covering for me while I man our stand at the Angouleme BD Festival at the end of January.
However, this means I have even more to do than sit behind the counter here looking pretty and surfing the net between bouts of engaging with customers and selling books.
Our other activities including our Internet sales, distribution, export sales, salon attendance and publishing will also require my attention and so in the New Year our hours will change.
Pulp's Art will be closed on Mondays and in the mornings of the remaining weekdays, Saturday will be the one day a week when we'll be open from 10,30 to 19,30 but with a break for lunch.

I'll take this opportunity to offer sincere thanks to all our customers for their patronage and support through out 2012, we - well I - hope to see you here again in 2013.

Finally I wish all of you a prosperous and peaceful New Year and hope we close some of the distance we still have left to travel to reach a sane and just world for all.

FLASH GORDON THE TYRANT OF MONGO
HC 176pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Titan Books
Titan continue de publier la collection complète des Flash Gordon d'Alex Raymond, ce second volume recueil les strips de 1937 à 1941.
Vous savez surement que Raymond était un perfectionniste et que ces strips ont eu une énorme influence sur des artistes de différents médias tel que Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson ou George Lucas.

WOODWORK 1927 - 1981
HC 328pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
IDW
Voici le catalogue richement illustré de la plus large rétrospective sur la carrière de cet artiste crucial qui s'est tenue en 2010 en Espagne.
Wally Wood était un maître des ambiances et actions, il n'y avait aucun genre où il ne pouvait apporté de la fraîcheur  que ce soit historique, horreur, guerre, science fiction ou érotique  il le dessiné toujours avec beaucoup d'aplomb et une bonne partie est présenté dans ce livre.

Nous avons une bonne sélection de son travail dont l'Artist's Edition et des rééditions de chez Fantagraphics and Vanguard.

READ OR DIE OFFICIAL ARCHIVE
SC 128pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Udon Entertainment
Retrouvez tous les éléments visuels de cet animé dans ce guide illustré officiel.
Accompagnant les éléments visuels vous trouverez également des interviews des créateurs et un guide des épisodes.

SHINING HEARTS COLLECTION OF VISUAL MATERIALS
SC 192pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Udon Entertainment
Dessins finis, travaux de recherches, pin ups et designs de personnages par Tony Taka sont recueillis dans ce troisième volume des spin offs de la saga à succès Shining.

EXPOSE # 10
SC 288pp Couleur
Ballistic Publishing
Voici la serie qui recueil le meilleur du Digital Art, vous retrouverez une fabuleuse collection d'artistes couvrant toute sorte de sujets dans differents styles.

MASSIVE BLACK 2
SC Coffret 208pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Ballistic Publishing
Voici un nouveau recueil des meilleurs designs de jeux vidéos  films , séries TV ect..., couvrant une variété de genres.

Sachez que pour accompagné la récente sortie de l'artbook du jeux video Darsiders 2, une réédition de l'artbook du premier Darksiders est disponible depuis cette semaine.

MURAQQA
HC 112pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Snorgleux Editions
Un tirage de tête contenant des pages en noir et blanc et leurs équivalents en couleur, ainsi que de nombreux bonus tels que un ex libris numéroté et signé, un poster et de nombreuses pages présentant des travaux de recherches.
Cette édition est limité à 150 exemplaires.
Muraqqa nous raconte l'histoire d'une magnifique jeune femme dans l'harem d'un prince Mongol, l'opulence des décors indiens permet à Anna Mirrales de laisser libre cour à sa passion de détailler les arts décoratifs exotiques de lointaines cultures.

Et pour finir, mon cher collègue Adnan nous quittant à la fin du mois les horaires du magasin vont changer.
Pulp's Art sera à partir du 2 Janvier fermé le Lundi, du Mardi au Vendredi le magasin sera ouvert l’après midi et le Samedi le magasin sera ouvert de 10h30 à 19h30 avec une pause au déjeuner.

Je voudrais finir en remerciant tous nos clients pour leur soutien durant cette année 2012 et j'espère les revoir en 2013!

Joyeuse année!!!



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