Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Hey readers sorry but those of you expecting the deluxe or hard cover editions of The Frazetta Sketchbook from Vanguard this week are going to be disappointed, still all isn't lost - although a quantity of Mitch O'Connell's great new book is, doh - anyway these things happen in the book trade, you have to take the highs and lows that dame fortune and her minions deal you.

Anyway what this week's reviews lacks in numbers it makes up for with our fist title alone, because hot on the heels of the fabulous Alex Toth: Genius Illustrated comes another great book about a top drawer,

HC 160pp Color Black + White
Auad Publishing
The team that brought you the wonderful tribute to Robert Fawcett have done it again, this book covering the career and work of Albert Dorne is crammed with what you want from a study of an artist, lots of examples of his work.
Dorne was a master of crowd scenes, featuring a cast of disntinctive characters, movement and original perspective, a truely gifted and instinctive illustrator. 
His illustrations could convey what ever the client and or subject required, gravitas or humor, he could sell you the mood of a story or just as easily the usefullness of a product.
If you have any interest in the 24 caret talents who created America's golden age of illustration or you simply enjoy richly rendered imagery then you'll want a copy of this book.

Thinking classic illustraion you may like to know we have a small quantity of "J. Allen St. John's Paintings" back in stock. This is the artist who was the original illustrator of Edgar Rice Burroughs' fantasies and proved an enormous and lasting influence on the painters of heroic fantasy who followed.

If they'd been real Mr St John might have encountered some of these chaps and their fangled machines around the turning of the 19th Century to the 20th but since they weren't he didn't, anyway I digress, on to

SC 120pp Color Black + White
Grand Central & Ginko Press
This book explores the origins of the " Steam Punk" movement, the three books and their writers who birthed the concept and even gave it its name.
Characters and scenes from Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter, Homunculus by James Blaylock and The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers are portrayed by leading artists in the field, while experts on the phenomina provide insightful commentry.

There you have it, not a lot but just to see the Dorne or one of the wonderful books that arrived in previous weeks it's well worth beating a path to Pulp's Art, see you soon I hope.

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