Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NEW AT PULP'S ART JANUARY 9

Hello everyone, well the first American delivery of 2013 brought us some great books and none more so than this eagerly anticipated title,



GIL KANE'S AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ARTIST'S EDITION
HC 216pp Black + White
IDW
Landmark issues in the adventures of Peter Parker a.k.a. the Amazing Spider-man, including #s 96 - 102 and 121, are reproduced just as the editors at Marvel received these pages from master draftsman Gil Kane, in the same size, with visible corrections and the corporate markings, etc., in this extraordinary book.
These Artist's Editions are always popular and are seldom reprinted so please call in or contact us soon to ensure you have your copy because a book like this - reprinting as it does one of the medium's most popular characters as depicted by one of the finest artist from this field - is sure to be a huge hit!

Another ground breaking comic artist with a unique and unmistakable style is..


NEAL ADAMS' SAVAGE SKETCHBOOK
SC 48pp Black + White
Continuity
An intriguing glimpse into the mind and method of Mr Adams as he presents a good number of pieces in various stages of finish but all expressing his signature dynamism and verve and all concerning themselves with pulse pounding action.

(Fans of Neal Adam's work might like to know we have a small number of his Continuity Studio's portfolio available, which is a showcase of his art in a variety of styles and covering even more themes.
These days they'd probably use an I-pad or Tablet to showcase and display work but this is still an interesting insight into how pros promote themselves to potential clients.)


From the medium of comics to that of games now as we head to the,


ART OF BORDERLANDS 2
SC 272pp Color Black + White
Brady Games
This book is exactly what fans of this futuristic action game and fans of this genre and medium would want in a visual guide to the development process behind creating the characters, their arms, transportation and their environments for this second installment in the game's franchise.
I'm reading that as well as the visual treats one would expect from a well produced art book accompanying a top game, the text contextualizing the eye candy is also excellent!

We stay in the world of games put switch futuristic shoot 'em up for high fantasy, in..


PERFECT WORLD TOP GAME PROMOTIONAL POSTERS 1
SC 160pp Color
CYPI Press
Perefct World is the studio behind some of the world's most popular on line games and this is the art book which let's you in on all sorts of fabulous stuff you wont easily find else where.
Some of the company's top designers such as Fan Junfeng, Liu Maoyong and Guo Feng discuss their work on existing games and future releases, including
"War of the Immortals ", "Perfect World International", "Celestial Warriors" and "Dragonsword" to name but a few of the glittering games featured in this incredible looking book.
If the art work of Jo Chen is to your taste then I'd suggest you will thoroughly enjoy this great looking over sized edition, crammed with fantasy imagery given an oriental twist.

We stick with fantasy art but unrestricted by any medium as we review..


FANTASY+ 4 WORLD'S MOST IMAGINATIVE ARTWORKS
SC 192pp Color Black + White
CYPI Press
This latest volume collects some of the best illustration and plastic art concerning its self with fantasy, from as many mediums as use fantasy as a vehicle to entice, promote, inform and inspire.
Comparisons with Spectrum and Ballistic's Expose will be inevitable but Fantasy + isn't trying to be either and in its favor is the fact that unlike these other excellent titles it often serves up a significant selection of work by the featured artists.

Finally back to comics but of the off beat Underground variety now,



JIM WOODRING PROBLEMATIC SKETCHBOOK
HC 364pp Black + White
Fantagraphics
Jim Woodring draws like some latter day Hieronymus Bosch or Pieter Bruegel but with out all that religious angst, his hallucinatory realms are scary without being as all out terrifying as those created by the Dutch masters.
So this sketchbook features Jim's signature weird, including gross images worthy of Basil Wolverton but also scenes from the street and the countryside.

Hope you folks are getting the hang of our new hours and if your partner drags you out into the soggy streets of Paris for the sales, then why not take a break from the hustle and the hassle with some fine looking books here at Pulp's Art?
I hope to see you here soon.








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