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Kaleidoscope Colouring: Manga Art is a vivid, thrilling journey into
the world of Japanese comic book art. With dream-like worlds,
adventurous characters and fantastic creatures, manga sparks the
imagination with its truly unique style.
Nelson Mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, captured, threatened with the death penalty and eventually thrown into jail for twenty-seven years, but nothing could stop him from fighting to liberate his country from the evil of apartheid. A hero in the struggle against a terrible regime, he never gave up. Even when he was a prisoner, he worked secretly with his comrades to undermine the oppressive apartheid government. This is the exciting true story of a young herd boy who was to grow up to become a lawyer, a freedom fighter, South Africa’s first democratically elected president and the beloved grandfather of a nation. It is told here in words and pictures for the young and the young at heart: a story to read with enjoyment and remember with pride.
Hello Kitty cute meets office life rage with Aggretsuko! Despite her cute appearance, there are just some things in Retsuko's life that fill her with rage! From terrible commutes, harsh deadlines, unsympathetic bosses, to the struggles of the daily grind, the Aggretsuko Figurine is here to help you EMBRACE THE RAGE! or just remember that tomorrow is a new day. This kit includes: * one-of-a-kind figurine of Retsuko in rage-mode with unique sound element * 32-page book with quotes, character profiles, and art from the show
Deluxe over-sized art-book celebrating the art of a lost master of horror illustration!, Celebrating the incredible art of Jordi Badia Romero from supernatural girls comic Misty, this sumptuous hardcover art book collects stories from the 1980s that showcase this remarkable, and criminally-overlooked, artist who died in 1984. The book also includes work by his brother, Enrique Badia Romero - artist on Modesty Blaise and Axa.,
Welcome to the wonderful world of kawaii, where everything is colorful, fun, and super-cute! Get ready for cuteness overload with this 16-month wall calendar featuring 13 full-color illustrations of lovable kawaii characters in charming scenes as they have too much fun throughout the year. With a handy page that shows the months of September, October, November, and December 2020, followed by individual pages for the months of 2021, this 12" x 12" wall calendar features all the cuddly and precious characters you could imagine, including sushi, stars, pugs, planets, popsicles, fruit, junk food, and of course all the awesome holiday and seasonal cuties for Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Kawaii Universe 2021 is the perfect gift for the artistic friend, lover of super-cute everything, or Japanese culture aficionado in your life!
For over 35 years, 2000 AD - 'The Galaxy's Greatest Comic' - has dominated the British comics' industry delivering stories and characters which have etched their way into the cultural psyche. This highly-collectable book celebrates 2000 AD and Judge Dredd's 35th anniversary with a compilation of the most stunning and innovative Judge Dredd related covers published throughout the decades and illustrated by some of the greatest talents in the industry. Displaying a wide range of styles and techniques, from intricate line art to modern computer-generated creations, each cover perfectly reflects the tone of the stories within the comic. Every featured cover is accompanied with comments from many of the artists included in the book, alongside other 2000 AD writers, editorial staff and those who have been inspired by the exploits of Mega-City One's greatest lawman.
Most people's perception of comicbooks is one of superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman. But it belies an art form that is not unique to the UK and USA. Practically every country in the world has its own thriving comicbook industry. In some countries like France, they are a highly regarded form of expression - The Ninth Art. While in Japan, comics are so integral to its culture and society that it would be impossible to imagine the country without them. The cultural impact of comics cannot be underestimated. Did you know that sales of Mexico's leading comic outstrip those of the country's bestselling daily newspaper by six to one? Or that comicbooks are often used to convey a very serious message (only recently a comic featuring Superman was distributed to 500,000 children in Kosovo to teach them how to spot and avoid land mines)? Arranged geographically, the book assesses the medium in every major area of the world, discussing the history of the genre, the comics and characters, the publishers, creators and artists.; Regions covered include the UK and United States, central Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy), Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Asia, Africa, India,
W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. Presenting such innovations as the 'Zip-Opening Bonnet', the 'Duo-car for the Incompatible' and the handy 'New Rear Wheel Gear for Turning the Car in One Movement', this volume of Heath Robinson illustrations with commentary by K.R.G. Browne will appeal to 'everybody who is ever likely to drive, be driven in, or get run over by a mechanically propelled vehicle'.
A true Scandinavian classic, the Moomins, created by Tove Jansson, have been captivating audiences with their adventures for decades. This mini wall calendar features 12 touching black and white illustrations of the much-loved characters of Moominvalley. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
This hilarious week-to-view desk diary brings together a selection of cartoons by the comic genius Spike Milligan. Perhaps best known as the co-creator of and writer for the Goon Show, Milligan's prolific career received accolades as a comedian, musician, poet and playwright
Experience a surreal descent into one man's psychosis in this haunting and chilling graphic novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Roughneck and Sweet Tooth, "the Stephen King of comics" (Maclean's). A man wakes up alone in a strange room with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. The padlocked doors and barren lobby reinforce the strangeness of this place. This is-as he reads from an old-fashioned keychain beside his bed-the Edgewater Hotel. Even worse, something ominous seems to be lurking in one of the rooms. But when he meets a young companion-the only other soul in this vast, enveloping emptiness-his new friend begs him not to unlock the door. There must be something behind it...but what? A haunted hotel on the edge of reality, an endless bridge spanning an infinite ocean, and a man and a boy looking for a way out. This is the setting for a boundary-pushing, genre-defying new work of fiction by one of comics' master storytellers.
Create some classic comic fun with eight posters celebrating the long-running children's comic "The Beano"
Bursting with cartoon chaos, this collection includes the first "Beano Book" cover from 1940, the 50th Birthday edition, and front covers of the 1,000th and 2,000th issues. Featuring the pranks of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, the Bash Street Kids and many more, these posters highlight The Beano's enduring appeal.
"Counterweight" is a collection of images, observations, and concepts by artist/creator Rick O'Brien. For the last eight years, Rick has been a one-man art department in Hollywood, designing, constructing, and painting sets and props for such clients as Victoria's Secret, Luxor Las Vegas, Nikon, London IMAX, Konica, Tevo, Motorola, Honda, United States Postal Service, Proctor & Gamble, The Contender, and The Apprentice. Compiling stunning images from experiences, environments, and the emotions perceived on these diverse projects, as well as from his everyday life, Rick captures the human condition like no one else. Through traditional mediums ranging from egg tempera and oil to gouache, wood, ink, resin, and plaster, "Counterweight" beautifully scrutinizes Man and his journey, showcasing captivating images that unequivocally resound O'Brien's motto, "Fortitude."
In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic-book character on its cover: a costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers-a man able to protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He was not the first super hero, but the Man of Steel would become the prototype for all super heroes thereafter. Superman's story, and those of Batman, Wonder Woman, and hundreds of other DC Comics characters, are all told in The Golden Age of DC Comics. Expanded from the Eisner Award-winning XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, this edition offers readers the ultimate insight on DC's first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic-book burnings of the McCarthy '50s. More than 600 pages of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and ephemera bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life. Also included is an exclusive interview with legendary artist Joe Kubert. Copyright (c) 2019 DC Comics. All related characters and elements (c) & TM DC Comics. (s19) About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
Enter the vivid world of manga and anime art, with its unique aesthetic and unmistakably rendered characters. The latest in the popular Sketching from the Imagination series, Anime captures the work of 50 artists as they put their own spin on this intriguing style and share the inspiration, processes, and techniques that brought their imaginary manga creations to life.
Experience the world of The Dark Crystal like never before in this art book with over 60 illustrations by some of the biggest names in comics and fantasy art. Since its original release in 1982, Jim Henson's groundbreaking fantasy film The Dark Crystal has captured the minds and imaginations of authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its ambitious worldbuilding and stunning visuals. Now, return to the world of The Dark Crystal and see the vivid locations, lifelike creatures, and beloved heroes as realized by a collection of uniquely original artistic voices in celebration of one of Jim Henson's most enduring creations. The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute features illustrations and testimonials from artist luminaries and newcomers alike, including Jae Lee, David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, and the film's original concept artist, Brian Froud.
Ernest Hemingway casts a long shadow in literature--reaching beyond his status as a giant of 20th-century fiction and a Nobel Prize winner--extending even into comic books. Appearing variously with Superman, Mickey Mouse, Captain Marvel, and Cerebus, he has even battled fascists alongside Wolverine in Spain and teamed up with Shade to battle adversaries in the Area of Madness. Robert K. Elder's research into Hemingway's comic presence demonstrates the truly international reach of Hemingway as a pop culture icon. In more than 120 appearances across multiple languages, Hemingway is often portrayed as the hypermasculine legend: bearded, boozed up, and ready to throw a punch. But just as often, comic book writers see past the bravado to the sensitive artist looking for validation. Hemingway's role in these comics ranges from the divine to the ridiculous, as his image is recorded, distorted, lampooned, and whittled down to its essential parts. As Elder notes, comic book creators and Hemingway share a natural kinship. The comic book page demands an economy of words, much like Hemingway's less-is-more "iceberg theory," only in graphic form. In addition, he turned out to be the perfect avatar for comic book artists wanting to tell history-rich stories, as he experienced beautiful places during the most chaotic times: Paris in the 1920s, Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Cuba on the brink of revolution, France during World War I and during World War II just after the Allies landed in Normandy. Hemingway in Comics provides a unique lens for considering one of our most influential authors. Not only for the dedicated Hemingway fan, this book will appeal to all those with an appreciation for comics, pop culture, and the absurd.
A deluxe art book showcasing the complete color art of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series. This massive hardcover collection contains all the Fullmetal Alchemist color artwork by manga artist Hiromu Arakawa from 2001 to 2017; including the series' entire run and beyond! The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist contains over 280 pages of gorgeous full-color illustrations, including all the original chapter title pages, the graphic novel covers for the single-volume and collected editions, portraits of the main characters and promotional artwork. Includes an exclusive interview and a special step-by-step illustration creation discussion with Hiromu Arakawa. Hardcover artbook collection of 300+ illustrations from best-selling series Fullmetal Alchemist.
'Sure they?re heroes. But not all are super. "Heroes" presents the work of Adrian Tranquilli, one of the most interesting artists on the Italian contemporary art scene. Tranquilli's work is a re-creation of images from different contexts, an original and poetic universe of signs that emphasizes the state of emergency of contemporary society's cultural models. Christ is lying, crucified, with Batman's symbol blazing across his chest. And Yoda, of Star Wars fame, is dressed exactly like the Pope.
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