Thursday, January 24, 2013

NEW AT PULP'S ART JANUARY 24

Hello readers, what this week's delivery lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality but before I give you the skinny on these books I'd like to remind you that Pulp's Art will be at the 40th International Festival of BD in Angouleme, next week.
You can find us at the usual spot in town of La Monde des Bulles Hall # 2, rue Frères Lumière but this year we wont be hidden away in a corner but front and centre facing our Marvel loving pals at Panini Comics.

OK to the books now and here's a title sure to be a hit with his numerous fans,



FRANK CHO WOMEN BOOK 2
HC 80pp Color Black + White
Image
Frank's deep appreciation of the female form is made very clear in this second collection of sketches and finished illustrations all featuring voluptuous women in various states of dress and undress!
Frank's heavy work load has put his self published books on hold but this attractive and affordable book is certain to please his many fans and those of good pin-up art; it's also certain to offend the puritanical, heh heh!

Frank's a connoisseur of the classics and they don't get much more classic than this next title,


MAD ARTIST'S EDITION
HC 156pp Black + Whie
IDW
Back in the 1950s EC set the standards by which all other American comic publications were measured, none of their competitors matched their unique and sophisticated  approach to the genres they presented in the medium of the 9th art form.
They are constantly referred to and are seldom out of print in one form or another, arguably their most original and influential publication was Mad.
When it was released in 1952 Mad rewrote the book on parody and satire, it's lampoons of comic strips, cinema and TV were hugely popular and hugely influential on the comics and the comedy which followed.
The roster of creative talent working on Mad was among the best ever assembled and in this enormous book, presenting the pages in their actual state, you can experience something like the thrill of Harvey Kurtzman and his team when the artist handed over the finished art.

Classic work but from the field of animation as we finally bid welcome to,

WALT DISNEY STUDIO ARCHIVE NINE OLD MEN FLIPBOOKS
Box with 9 HC books Black + White
Disney Editions
To serious students of animation they are somewhat like the "founding farthers", Disney studio's "9 Old Men" have an almost mythical status because of their enormous influence on the medium of animation and their sheer talent.
Each of the gentleman is represented by a flipbook showing their drawing skill in capturing character and creating movement from one of the studio's wonderful films from their golden age of 2D animation.

The world of Pop Surrealism often loves to borrow and distort from old comic strips and animation, just think of Todd Scorr's work and it just so hapens Todd is one of the luminaries in this book.



HEY! II
HC 300pp Color Black + White
Ankama
Hey magazine has been championing the best in Modern Art from around the world for the past few years, last year they held a wonderful exhibition at the 
Musee De La Halle St. Pierre and produced a fine looking catalog to go with it.
Well it's a new year and they've a new exhibition and a new catalog.
In this wonderfully produced book you'll discover both the delightful and the disturbing art created by sixty of the hottest talents around.

Bringing the curtain down on our review of the new stuff is a rainbow creation from Yoshitaka Amano,



DEVA ZAN
HC 300pp Color
Dark Horse
In his long and illustrious career Mr Amano has illustrated plenty of stories for other creators but finally after 10 years of work, he brings us a story totally his own.
A dazzling marriage of text and images telling the story of a samurai plucked from the battlefields of feudal Japan and whisked through dimensions to marshal a force to combat the minions of chaos and darkness, to restore harmony to the cosmos.

We had lots of people inquiring after Sky, the beautiful box set collecting Amano's work on the Final Fantasy games but the limited availablity of that title meant meany went without. This gorgeous book will help those unable to secure a precious copy of Sky over any sense of disappointment.

We know you've been missing him, so Adnan will be back in the Pulp's Art house from Wednesday of next week, while I hassle on down to Angouleme to set up our stand and hopefully sell some great looking books to the faithful.




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