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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.
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.,
One of the singular talents in landscape design, Chip Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance, makes perfect sense--the comic strip. For years Sullivan entertained readers of Landscape Architecture Magazine with comic strips that ingeniously illustrated significant concepts and milestones in the creation of our landscapes. These strips gained a large following among architects and illustrators, and now those original works, as well as additional strips created just for this book, are collected in Cartooning the Landscape. Framed by a loose narrative in which a young man's search for wisdom is fulfilled by a comics shop owner who instructs him not only in the essentials of illustrating but in how to see, the book takes us on a whirlwind series of journeys. We visit the living sculptures of the Tree Circus on California's Highway 17, the vast network of tunnels and fortifications--almost an underground city--of France's Maginot Line, and take a trip through time that reveals undeniable parallels between the Emperor Hadrian's re-creation of the Elysian Fields and, of all things, the iconic theme parks of Walt Disney. Sullivan immerses us in the artist's concepts and tools, from the Claude mirror and the camera obscura to the role of optical illusion in art. He shows us how hot air balloons introduced aerial perspective and reveals exhibition effects that portended everything from Cinerama to Smell-O-Vision. Sullivan's book is also a plea, in an era increasingly dominated by digitally rendered images, for a new appreciation of the art of hand drawing. The proof of this craft's value lies in the hundreds of Sullivan's panels collected in this passionate, humorous, always illuminating tour of the rich landscape surrounding us.
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'.
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
People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Mankoff abandoned the study of psychology in the seventies to become a cartoonist, he recently realized that the field he abandoned could help him better understand the field he was in, and here he takes up the psychology of cartooning, analyzing why some cartoons make us laugh and others don't. He allows us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week.For desert, he reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout, we see his commitment to the motto "Anything worth saying is worth saying funny."
When Ceri Levy asked Ralph Steadman to produce one piece of art representing an extinct bird for a recent exhibition, Ghosts of Gone Birds, Ralph said 'yes'. Then 'yes' again ... and again ... and again. An astonishing 100 paintings later, Extinct Boids was born. Ralph got carried away by the birds, taking Ceri with him ... this book details the discoveries they made on their travels through the savage seas of extinction. After stumbling on the previously hidden Toadstool Island, where the extinct birds of the world live on in secretive harmony, the duo spent nearly a year in close proximity to a host of fantastical avian creatures. Ralph documents them all in this series of remarkable paintings, featuring unique interpretations of well-known birds such as the Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon and Dodo, along with less familiar members of the feathersome firmament - Snail-eating Coua, for example, or the Red-moustached Fruit Dove - and a variety of bizarre beasts including the Gob Swallow, the Long-legged Shortwing and the Needless Smut. All are captured in a riot of expression and colour, with a slice of trademark Steadman humour. Based on emails, diary entries and phone conversations, Ceri's accompanying text provides a running commentary, detailing the unfolding madness behind the creation of each piece in Ralph's extraordinary work. Things got tough as the pair discovered just how many amazing birds have been lost from our world forever. "But," as Ralph said "it did, after all, make a nice change from drawing politicians". Bloomsbury is proud to publish this unique title.
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
William Marston was an unusual man--a psychologist, a soft-porn
pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared)
inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of "Wonder
Woman," the comic that he used to express two of his greatest
passions: feminism and women in bondage.
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.
"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."
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.
Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering (R)! Danger and adventure await in these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering (R)! "Even gods shall kneel." -Nicol Bolas Centuries of scheming have come to fruition at last. Meet Nicol Bolas: Elder dragon, Planeswalker, God-Pharaoh. He is the ultimate mastermind, whose plots for domination twist through the histories of countless worlds. Now those plots culminate on the shattered streets of Ravnica, with undead armies marching at his command and dozens of Planeswalkers marshaled to oppose him. In these lavishly illustrated pages, featuring art carefully chosen from more than two decades of Magic: The Gathering (R), the full scope of Nicol Bolas's plans is revealed at last. It has all led to this. The greatest heroes of the Multiverse make their stand against the ultimate villain in the War of the Spark!
Who is Black Widow? Master spy? Avenger? S.H.I.E.L.D. agent? Natasha Romanoff is all this and much more. With a past cloaked in mystery and disinformation, it's hard to tell truth from deception. That's why Black Widow: Secrets of a Super-Spy is an invaluable guide to this most secretive of heroes. Expertly written, lavishly illustrated, and boasting a stunning new cover artwork by Jen Bartel, the book traces Natasha's extraordinary journey from Soviet assassin to Super Hero. Fearless, formidable, and steeped in the world of espionage, Black Widow is one of Marvel Comics' most unique and enduring Super Heroes. No Black Widow or Marvel fan will want to miss this. (c) 2020 MARVEL
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!
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.
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