Wednesday, July 25, 2012


We've been announcing all sorts of things but now allow us to drop this week's arrivals gently onto your heads.

SC 120pp Color Black + White
Tomorrow Publishing
Eric is the artist and writer behind the phenomenally successful Goon, from Dark Horse and Delcourt, a highly amusing parody of the Pulp and Gothic genres and American Pop culture generally.
As with the previous MMs one gets a generous serving of Eric's art and an interview shedding light on his inspiration, process and world view. 

Speaking of modern masters, Sergio Aragones also known as the fastest artist in comics has been honored by IDW with,

HC 144pp Black + White
So by now you know an artist's edition is a faithful reproduction taken directly from the original art, just as the artist delivered it to the editor.
This latest edition sees the dim witted but highly motivated barbarian Groo getting himself and his canine buddy in and out of all sorts of scrapes.

Recently IDW announced some of their up coming releases in this prestigious series, including Gil Kane's Spider-man, the EC Mad and Mark Schultz Xenozoic Tales!

Enthusiasts wondering where Will Eisner's Spirit went, will have to wait for it to reappear on IDW's schedule. Apparently both tracking the originals and scanning at this size is a pains taking process so we'll need to be patient. 

Meanwhile, the tremendous Wally Wood's EC Stories Artist's Edition is back in a new printing,

When I write "and now for something completely different", I'm hoping fans of the cult comedy show Monty Python's FCC don't imagine me at the keyboard waring nothing but a bow tie and a smile, mind it is hot in here today!

SC 160pp Color
Udon Entertainment
So anticipating the season of mellow fruitfulness is this collection of pretty girls from Korea's top artists, images range from the cute as pie to the sort of starlet in a skimpy costume from American Pie.

Staying with the ladies, or at least a lady is,

HC 156pp Black + White
Hermes Press
Noted Caniff historian R.C. Harvey introduces this complete collection of Caniff's celebrated strip from WW ll, produced exclusively for US service men featuring her cuteness "Miss Lace", judging from this image the first woman to use chest enhancing implants!

Finally, something for the youngsters in a fun story for all ages,

HC 48pp Color
The creative team behind this charming story book of a Fruit Bat's make over into something all together more compelling are both animation professionals, writer Steven Seagle co-created Ben 10 and artist Marco Cinello works on Square Pants Sponge Bob.

SC 120pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Tomorrow Publishing

Eric est l'artiste et l'auteur derrière le succès phénoménale qu'est The Goon, publié chez Dark Horse aux Etats Unis et chez Delcourt en France, une superbe parodie du  genre pulp et gothic et de la culture pop américaine en générale.
Comme pour les précédents MMs vous trouverez un généreux nombre de dessins d'Eric et une interview à propos de ses inspirations, ses procédés et sa philosophie.

En parlant de modern masters, Sergio Aragones également connu comme le plus rapide dessinateur de comics a été honorer par IDW avec,

HC 144pp Noir et Blanc

Une Artist's Edition est un reproduction exacte scannée à partir d'originaux imprimé au format original et en couleur pour que vous puissiez voir ces planches originales comme si elles etaient réellement devant vous.
Retrouvez donc les aventures de Groo et de son fidèle chien dans cette edition unique.

IDW a récemment annoncé les prochaines sorties dans la collection Artist's Edition: Spider-man de Gil Kane, Mad de EC Comics, Xenozoic Tales de Mark Schultz et EC Comics de Jack Davis.

Pour ceux qui se demandent où en est le Spirit de Will Eisner, il faudra attendre encore un peu, apparemment il est difficile de retrouver toutes les planches et surtout au vu de leurs tailles de les scanner, il faudra donc être patient.

Nous avons également récupéré des Artist's Edition EC Comics de Wally Wood.

SC 160pp Couleur
Udon Entertainment

Voici un nouveau recueil des meilleurs talents de Corée mis au service d'illustrations de magnifiques femmes.

HC 156pp Noir et Blanc
Hermes Press

Voici la réimpression de ces strips produits par Milton Caniff pour les soldats americains pendant la seconde guerre mondiale.

HC 48pp Couleur

L’équipe créative de ce charmant livre est constituée d'animateurs professionnels responsables de Ben 10 et Bob l’éponge.


Finally we have a site from which customers living far away can order books from Pulp's Art.
Currently the site is in French & English but the hope is to have it in Spanish as well very soon.

Simply go to ,

and you are good to go.
You will probably note that the site doesn't list all the titles available in the store, we're concentrating on the hard to find artist's own sketch books and domestic French art books.
We will be updating the site regularly but if you want a book listed on our blog, or which you think we may have in stock but which we haven't put on the internet site then please contact us and we will arrange this for you.

Other news, we've been asked to mention those artists whose books we expect to receive post the SDCC. I mentioned yesterday those I packed up personally which should arrive very soon but I am also in contact with artists and arranging delivery of books from Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera, David Colman, Joe Weatherly, Sean Cheeks Galloway, Ryan Benjamin, Paul Wee, Paul Bonner, Eric Canete, Matteo Scalera and Ryan Ottley.

In addition we should have books from Arthur Adams, Mark Brooks, Pascal Campion and we sincerely hope to have two new books from J Scott Campbell which will blow you away!

The ever popular Adam Hughes wasn't at this year's SDCC, he diligently stayed at his drawing board to finish various commitments but his lovely wife Alsion and her helpful colleagues did say there will be a sketch book from Adam available later in the year, yay!

Nous venons juste d'ouvrir un site internet où les clients ne vivant pas à Paris pourront commander nos livres.
Pour l'instant le site est en anglais et en français mais une version en espagnole devrait bientôt être disponible

Voici l'adresse 

Le site ne contient pas encore tout les titres disponible en magasin .
Nous les ajouterons au fur et à mesure mais si jamais vous voulez commander un livre que vous avez vu en magasin et qui n'est pas sur le site n’hésitez pas à nous contacter pour que nous le rajoutions et que vous puissiez le commander.

On nous a demandé quels étaient les artistes dont nous recevrons les sketchbooks de San Diego, j'ai parlé dans le précédent post de ceux dont j'ai déjà acheté les sketchbooks et qui devraient arriver rapidement, voici donc la liste de ceux avec qui je suis en contact pour leur commander leurs sketchbooks Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera, David Colman, Joe Weatherly, Sean Cheeks Galloway, Ryan Benjamin, Paul Wee, Paul Bonner, Eric Canete, Matteo Scalera et Ryan Ottley.

Nous devrions aussi recevoir les livres de Arthur Adams, Mark Brooks, Pascal Campion et nous esperons avoir ceux de J Scott Campbell dans peu de temps!

Le tres populaire Adam Hughes n’était pas présent cette année au SDCC, il est resté à sa table à dessin pour travailler sur ses différents projets, mais sa femme et ses collègues m'ont assuré qu'un sketchbook serait disponible plus tard dans l'année!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Hello readers, I'm not long off the train from the UK where they're sort of gearing up for the Olympics, following a short stop in the home country after the San Diego Comic Con, SDCC.

(Honestly Paris you should be relieved yours isn't the dubious honor of hosting the stupendously arrogant IOC and their over priced marketing event!
The average Londoner is paying far to high a price in terms of tax and disruption to experience any kind of fell good factor. )

As ever the SDCC was a mixed blessing, the effort of getting there and the hassle of moving about a space filled with tens of thousands of fans moving at the speed of grazing herbivores is exhausting, while the thrill of encountering brilliant creative talent is positively exhilarating.
Ultimately I always conclude I've been fortunate to attend, I catch up with old friends in the communities of comics, animation and the making of images and art, while hoping I've also made some new ones.

In the coming weeks we'll be receiving some of the sketch books I secured for Pulp's Art from top creators in the field of animation and comics such as Arthur Adams, Terry Dodson, Dustin Nguyen, Andrew Robinson, Alex Ross, Tim Sale, Chris Sanders, Bill Sienkiewicz and Michael Turner.
Later on down the line in August we'll have even more books as a result of our efforts at this year's SDCC and towards the end of the month or in early September we'll be debuting a line of art books we've published with our friends at Brandstudio Press and Trinquétte!

(We'd be delighted to hear from any professional artists from the field of games, comics or animation, with a pop culture sensibility, interested in working with us on art books produced to a very high standard.)

In closing this brief message I'd like to thank Adnan for holding the fort in my absense and for updating the Blog.
Fans of great art should make a bee line to the store to pick up the fabulous recent arrivals he announced, covering three amazing and important talents, John Buscema, Richard Corben and Jack Davis!

Bonjour chers lecteurs, je reviens juste d'une visite familiale en Angleterre où tout le monde se prépare pour les Jeux Olympiques, juste apres un court séjour au San Diego Comicon.  

Comme d'habitude le SDCC proposait du bon et du mauvais, l'effort pour y arriver et pour se déplacer parmi ces dizaines de milliers de fans bougeant à la  vitesse d'escargots était épuisant mais l’excitation de rencontrer tous ces incroyables talents etait énergisant.
Au final j’étais très content d'avoir la chance d'y être, j'y ai retrouvé d'anciens amis artistes de comics, d'animation et d'art en général et m'en suis fait de nouveaux.

Dans les semaines à venir nous recevrons certains des sketchbooks que j'ai acheté pour la boutique, des sketchbooks des meilleurs artistes du comics et de l'animation, Arthur Adams, Terry Dodson, Dustin Nguyen, Andrew Robinson, Alex Ross, Tim Sale, Chris Sanders, Bill Sienkiewicz et Michael Turner.

Un peu plus tard en Aout nous recevrons encore plus de livres et début septembre nous aurons une nouvelle collection d'artbooks que nous co-publions avec nos amis de Brandstudio Press et Trinquétte!

(Nous sommes ravis que de nombreux artistes issus des jeux videos, des comics et de l'animation soient interressés à l'idée de travailler avec nous sur la production d'artbooks de qualité)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

News at Pulp's Art July 17

Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture: a Career Retrospective

HC 192pp Color Black + White
Fantagraphics Books

Jack Davis began his career working for EC Comics, contributing to almost all their series, horror to science fiction, but he's most known for his career as a Mad Magazine artist, which he helped to launch.
His use of the brush to create depth and mood was unique and memorable. His wrinkled clothing, scratchy lines and multi-layered layouts were so popular in the 1950s, that other artists at rival companies began copying the style.
Jack worked also a lot for advertising and all sorts of magazines, to name the most known Time magazine, TV Guide, Pepsi, Nestlé and many others.
He produced the artwork for a lot of Movies posters.
Enjoy this amazing career retrospective of one of the greatest american cartoonist.


  Creepy Presents: Richard Corben

HC 320pp Color Black + White
Dark Horse 

A welcome rave from the grave, as everything the incomparable Richard Corben ever did for publisher Jim Warren aka Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie, including covers and front pieces, is interred in this great book.
Richard remains arguably the horror fans favorite artist, he employed incredibles techniques to bring to life characters in stories of gothic dread by masters of the genre like Lovecraft and Poe as well as those by Warren regulars Bruce Jones and Bill Dubay.

Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture: a Career Retrospective

HC 192pp Color Black + White
Fantagraphics Books

Jack Davis commença sa carrière en travaillant pour l’éditeur EC Comics, il contribua sur tous ses titres, des comics d'horreur à ceux de science fiction, mais il est plus connu en tant qu'artiste pour le magasine Mad qu'il aida à lancer.
Son utilisation du pinceau pour créer profondeur et ambiance était unique et mémorable. Ses plis sur les vêtements, ses traits abrasifs et les multiples détails qu'il ajoutait étaient si populaires dans les années 50 que de nombreux autres artistes travaillant pour des compagnies rivales commencèrent à copier son style.
Jack travailla également beaucoup pour la publicité et toute sorte de magasines, pour ne citer que les plus connus, Time magazine, TV Guide, Pepsi, Nestlé et bien d'autres.
Il illustra aussi beaucoup d'affiches de films.
Vous découvrirez donc dans ce livre une rétrospective de l'incroyable carrière de l'un des plus grand dessinateur américain.

                                                  Creepy Presents: Richard Corben

HC 320pp Color Black + White
Dark Horse 

Retrouvez tout ce que l'incomparable Richard Corben a jamais produit pour les magasines Creepy et Eerie, couvertures et histoires, dans ce magnifiques recueil.
Richard reste sans conteste l'artiste favori des fans de comics d'horreur, il utilise d'incroyables techniques pour faire vivre les personnages d'histoires d'horreur ecritent par les maîtres du genre, que ce soit Lovecraft, Poe ou les auteurs habituels des magasines Eerie et Creepy, Bruce Jones et Bill Dublay.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


HC 328pp Color Balck + White 

IDW decided to bring to everyone the possibility to enjoy the catalogue of a great exhibition about the work of John Buscema.
John Buscema's work bridged the worlds of the great strip artists such as Hal Foster and the best comic art of today as created by the likes of Stuart Immonen and Olivier Coipel. 
His remain the definitive versions of a great many of the major characters of Marvel, so we're delighted to have this wonderfull collection of his sketches and illustrations to offer to our customers.
Brooding barbarians, costumed crime fighters and voluptuous vixens are all here rendered in big 
John's inimitable style.

HC 328pp Couleur Noir et Blanc

IDW a decidé de permettre au plus grand nombre de profiter du catalogue d'une exposition consacrée au travail de John Buscema.
Le travail de John Buscema a créé un pont entre les grands artistes de strip tel que Alex Raymond ou Hal Foster et les artistes de comics d'aujourd'hui comme Stuart Immonen et Olivier Coipel. 
Ses designs restent les versions definitives de beaucoup de grands personnages de Marvel , nous sommes donc ravis de vous proposer un important recueil de ses croquis et illustrations.
Barbares glaciales , combattants du crime costumés et voluptueuses femmes fatales sont tous representés avec le style inimitable de Big John 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Hello everybody, this week sees the annual explosion of fun and frolics which is the combined Japan Expo and Paris Comic Con, there are so many great guests and events to enjoy that I can't mention them all here but I will say Pulp's will have a stand featuring graphic novels and art books.
It's worth the price of admission and the soulless experience of boarding the RER B to reach it and at least on the way back you can enjoy the amazed expression of arriving tourists and home going locals to a mass of Sailor Moon Girls boarding the train at Parc des Expositions, ALLEZ!

So to this week's arrivals, let's kick off with a man from over here doing very well over there, why it's..

SC 144pp Color 
CFSL Ankama
Pascal is from Alsace but he's making a successful living in San Francisco working for the leading US animation studios and free lancing in illustration.
We've been selling his self published art books and prints here at Pulp's Art for a while and always suspected a major publisher here would eventually get around to releasing a book of his joyous art and so it happened.
Pascal captures the cutest critters and tender scenes from what is clearly his wonderful life in simple but stunningly effective images, with a wonderful sense of color and design.

Sticking with the theme of artists from here doing well over there, classic BD doesn't come better than this:-

HC 144pp Color Balck + White
Archaia Enteratinment
I imagine these are exciting times for Alex Alice, he recently become a farther, he's recently brought his stunning interpretation of the Teutonic/Wagnerian legend, Siegfried, to a critically and commercially successful conclusion and he's just won a Spectrum Gold Medal in Comics for his cover to the third and final volume of this Siegfried series for Dargaud.

This English edition reprints and resizes the original Dargaud deluxe edition of volume 1 but without the DVD of animated footage.
We have stocked the French edition for a while because we wanted to have a small representative selection of the best in BD for those tourists who felt they couldn't wade through the literally thousand stocked by our neighbors specializing in BD.
Given the deluxe original is out of print we thought we'd bring in this edition because the extra material is a fabulous blend of what drew Alex to this story and what inspired and informed his vision, as well as stunning development work from Alex and his collaborators.

BTW Alex Alice is one of the talents I didn't mention earlier who will be attending the Paris Comic Con, ALLEZ encore!

Again to meet the demand of foreign customers looking for excellence in BD but maybe wanting to do more than simply look at the pictures, we are now carrying Dark Horse's excellent repackaging of the first three stories of feline super sleuth Blacksad, by the incomparable draftsman Juanjo Guarnido.

HC 184pp Color
Dark Horse.

New books from over there received this week include..

HC 128pp Color Black + White
Aspen MLT Inc.
A return to the days when Presidents and the GOP did more then just genuflect to Wall Street, though I remain doubtful the deservedly revered Mr Lincoln found time to save the Union, emancipate America's slaves and kill Vampires!
This book features development art, story boards and heaps of behind the scenes goodness from this crazed but welcome fantasy film from Wanted director, Timur Bekmambetov and featuring every bodies - with the exception of some very mean spirited fanatics - favorite President, # 16 Abraham Lincoln. 

Tired of looking at books face front, then how about I do this.

SC 320pp Color Black + White
Total 3D Publishing
OK you probably know by now what to expect here, stunning digital art from precocious talents not afraid to let you in on their secrets for creating this sort of stuff.
These are tremendously well produced books, nice to the touch and lovely to look at.

Those of you who weren't able to attend our book signing here last Saturday with sensational Korean artist, Kim Jung-Gi, missed a spell binding treat.
Here are some images from the afternoon, when we hope between our efforts and the talent of Kim we were able to make some clients very happy.

Don't be too down cast, you can still buy Kim's incredible 2011 sketchbook and  hopefully Kim will return to these shores soon.
Indeed, possibly as early as next January, when hopefully Glenat will be ready to release a super charged BD written by Jean-David Morvan and drawn by Kim, it's in the works, we'll keep you posted!

Bonjour, cette semaine se deroulera à Paris la Japan Expo/Paris Comicon, il y aura de nombreux grands artistes et un stand Pulp's où vous pourrez trouver comics, artbooks et figurines!

SC 144pp Couleur 
CFSL Ankama

Pascal est originaire d'Alsace mais c'est depuis San Francisco qu'il travaille pour les plus grands studios d'animation et en tant qu'illustrateur freelance.
Nous vendons ses ouvrages et affiches auto publiés depuis longtemps et nous avons toujours su qu'un editeur finirait par publié un recueil de ses travaux.
Pascal arrive à capturer les scenes les plus tendres et mignones de son incroyable vie de façon toujours simple et efficace, avec un incroyable sens des couleurs et du design.

HC 144pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Archaia Enteratinment

Cette version anglaise reprend dans un nouveau format la version deluxe du volume 1 sorti chez Dargaud mais sans le DVD contenant des scenes animées.
Nous avions deja la version farnçaise en magasin car nous considerons qu'elle fait partie du meilleur de la BD franco belge à proposer aux touristes qui ne sauraient quoi choisir dans l'offre gigantesque proposée par nos voisins specialisés en BD franco belge. 
De plus la version francaise etant epuisée cette edition permettra de profiter des bonus qui nous montre quels etaient les influences d'Alex, ainsi que ses recherches et travaux preparatoires.

Pour faire profiter de l'histoire les nombreux fans anglophones de la serie Blacksad, nous avons en magasin la compilation anglaise des trois premiers tomes francais editée par Dark Horse.

HC 184pp Couleur
Dark Horse

HC 128pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Aspen MLT Inc.

Ce livre regroupe les recherches graphiques, story boards qui ont amenées à cet incroyable film par le réalisateur de Wanted, Timur Bekmambetov.

SC 320pp Couleur Noir et Blanc
Total 3D Publishing

Vous devez surement savoir à quoi vous attendre, d'incroyables illustrations digitales par de jeunes talents qui n'ont pas peur de partager leurs secrets de creation.
Le tout dans un ouvrage tres bien construit.

Pour ceux d'entre vous qui n'ont pas pu assister Samedi dernier à la dedicace de l'incroyable artiste Coréen qu'est Kim Jung Gi, voici quelques photos.
Nous esperons que les clients ayant reçu une dedicace etaient ravis.   

Mais ne soyez pas trop decus car il y a de fortes chances que Kim revienne en dedicace au mois de Janvier, il devrait revenir en France pour la sortie d'une bande dessinée avec l'auteur français Jean-David Morvan.