BUD'S ART BOOKS
SAVAGE ART 20TH CENT GENRE ARTIST DEFINED IT HC
Now at a special sale price! Savage Art showcases the popular period illustration which prefigured and helped create the violent visual language in today's popular aboveground cinema, comic books, and ultra-violent multi-million copy video games. Featuring disturbing illustration by pulp artists Walter Baumhofer, Rafael de Soto, Jerome Rozen, and others, this beautifully produced full-color collection documents Depression-era masculine violence, in fantasy and reality, as depicted on the covers of popular literature.
SHAMELESS ART 20TH CENT GENRE ARTIST DEFINED IT HC
Now at a special sale price! Unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated, genre art from the first half of the 20th century reflected subconscious urges of a economically deprived and sexually depressed generation. This popular art set the stage for the advertised expression of today's more liberated consumer culture. Shameless Art explores the influential work of imaginative illustrators who helped create the visual language for everything from today's comic books, magazine and television advertising, as well as imaginative movies like Avatar and sensual films like Y Tu Mama Tambien.
STRANGE DAYS ALIENS ADVENTURERS DEVILS & DAMES POSTERBOOK
Now at a special sale price! For a quarter of a century, pulp magazines were the most popular entertainment medium in America. Their sensational and often lurid cover illustrations were considered low-grade trash by the literary and artistic standards of their day, but time has a funny way of changing things. Strange Days presents 32 full-color, framable examples of this gaudy but appealing genre. Included are works by some of its most renowned artists, including Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Edd Cartier, Margaret Brundage, Jerome Rozen, Enoch Bolles, and Walter Baumhoffer. Presented in an oversized 11" x 15" format and printed on heavy stock, Strange Days is a must-have collection for any pulp or period art fan.
SWORDS EDGE PAINTINGS INSPIRED BY RE HOWARD HC
Now at a special sale price! Sword's Edge brings Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian to vivid life for a new generation of Conan fans and enthusiasts. Countless artists have painted Robert E. Howard's iconic character Conan of Cimmeria through the years, but none have done so more brilliantly than legendary Spanish painter Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian. With the impact of a battleaxe, Sword's Edge collects an action-filled brace of paintings that brings Howard's classic stories to vivid life for a new generation of enthusiasts.
TELLING STORIES CLASSIC COMIC ART OF FRANK FRAZETTA DLX HC
Now at a special sale price! Fantasy art's most popular painter was also one of the most popular comic book illustrators during the industry's golden age. Telling Stories: The Classic Comic Art of Frank Frazetta celebrates the rare and largely forgotten stories created five decades ago by this iconic artist. These jungle adventures, true-life tales of heroism, and dreamy love stories not only exhibit the skill of a master craftsman but also provide tantalizing glimpses of where the young artist's career would ultimately take him.
WOMEN OF WONDER WOMEN CREATORS OF FANTASTIC ART
Now at a special sale price! Women of Wonder for the first time shines a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art. Illustration and gallery markets have traditionally been seen as a largely male profession, but women have always been active participants - from Kewpie creator Rose O'Neill in the early 20th Century, to 1950s Disney film designer Mary Blair to Spectrum Grand Masters Diane Dillon and Kinuko Y. Craft. Increasingly, women are impacting the world of contemporary fantastic art and inspiring new generations of illustrators, designers, sculptors, and painters. Women of Wonder reflects of the expanding numbers of women artists featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. This full-color collection, complete with artist statements and photos, acknowledges their presence and influence.