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Illustrators and other artists in books, magazines and DVDs from after the 1950s.

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  1. KATURRAN ODYSSEY Signed

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Sale Price $29.95

    A fantasy odyssey illustrated by an artist whose designs appeared in such films as Jumanji and Dragonheart, and who was the principal creature designer for Star Wars: Episode One: The Phantom Menace. This is a profusely illustrated fantasy adventure, presenting the lemur-populated world of Kattakuk, where a courageous youngster is banished by corrupt priests and challenged to save his village and the other animals of their remote island from an unending winter. Learn More
  2. JEFFREY JONES A Life in Art
    $49.99

    Over the past 40 years, there have been few artists who have received as much acclaim and garnered as much attention as Jeffrey Jones. This looks at his early comic book work for DC, Heavy Metal and National Lampoon, including the long-running Idyl strips; his popular book covers for authors such as Robert E. Howard, Dean Koontz, Fritz Leiber and Andre Norton; and his move into fine art. Jones has inspired a generation of painters and artists just as he was first inspired by Frank Frazetta. This beautiful volume of his personal favorites enhances his reputation as one of America's greatest artists. Learn More
  3. DRAWING DOWN THE MOON The Art of Charles Vess Signed
    $29.99

    The acclaimed creator of some of the most striking fantasy images in modern times, Vess collects his finest work in this amazing first compilation! Known for his work with Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, George R.R. Martin and others, Vess has a whimsical style that is rooted in classical technique yet is amazingly imaginative. This is breathtakingly singular while recalling the golden age of illustration. Includes a gorgeous illustrated & signed bookplate illustration of A Midsummer Night's Dream by Charles, exclusively from us. Learn More
  4. A SKETCHY PAST The Art of Peter de Sève Signed
    $54.95

    An exquisite comprehensive survey of illustrator and character designer de Sève's work. Inventive, eccentric and often irreverent, de Sève has designed posters for Broadway shows, as well as characters for numerous animated feature films including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, A Bug's Life, Tarzan and Ice Age. The imagery that springs from his pen marries colorful personalities with expert storytelling and wild flights of imagination with masterly drawing that harkens back to a bygone era of impeccable draftsmanship and craft. Copiously illustrated with hundreds of paintings and drawings, many starring his trademark anthropomorphic animals which have often show up on the cover of The New Yorker. Foreword by Chris Wedge. Includes signed illustrated bookplate while supply lasts. Learn More
  5. ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #5
    $24.00

    Illustrators is the new art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form. #5 features four full-length articles: The Art of Mick Brownfield, The Art of Brian Sanders, The Art of Derek Eyles, and Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone. Learn More
  6. JAMES BAMA SKETCHBOOK

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Sale Price $9.95

    The stories behind James Bama's most enduring paintings are revealed in this personal journey. Close to 230 sketches reveal the thoughts and process of this legendary artist. Follow Bama as he chronicles the lives of those that inspired his art and personally annotates each and every image here! Learn More
  7. JAMES BAMA Personal Works

    Regular Price: $45.00

    Sale Price $14.95

    The famous artist's most personal and cherished images... revealed for the first time! Created entirely for personal pleasure over the course of five decades, these 67 paintings and 24 photographs capture the lives of the people Bama encountered during his trips to Tibet, Mexico, Japan, China and the mountainous frontier of Montana and Idaho. These are powerful portraits of old-world, weathered, working people and children. His photo-realistic style, so perfectly used on the Doc Savage covers, is also here on cowboys, women, old men, workers. Each is accompanied by Bama's commentary. Learn More
  8. GIORGIO KIENERK Tra Simbolismo e Liberty

    Regular Price: $17.00

    Sale Price $5.00

    Giorgio Kienerk's illustrations are Symbolist and also touch on 1890s French poster design. He created many wonderful book and magazine illustrations, as well as some highly imaginative calligraphy (sometimes incorporating human forms) with Jugenstil influence. All are featured here, from very detailed images using tonal art to the extreme using broad washes of color for strong contrasts in simple but elegant forms. 216 illustrations. Import. Learn More
  9. SPECTRUM Volume 13 Hardcover

    Regular Price: $60.00

    Sale Price $45.00

    The preeminent showcase for fantasy and sci-fi art. Drawn from work created for books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and the portfolios of some of the finest fantasy artists working today, the illustrations in this collection extend the boundaries of the imagination and explore new realms of creativity. Spectrum 13 has a wider reach than any previous volume, with nearly 350 pieces by creators spanning the globe, including works from Germany, England, the Netherlands, Korea, Australia, Japan, Canada, and France. Learn More
  10. SPECTRUM Volume 9

    Regular Price: $45.00

    Sale Price $35.00

    Startling, wry, lyrical, and beguiling, the unrivaled reference to the ever-evolving world of science fiction and fantasy art in all its incarnations. Featuring the work of such award-winning creators as Dave McKean, Michael Whelan, Anita Kunz, Peter de Seve, James Gurney and over 200 more artists from around the globe. Also includes a breezy and biting Year in Review, a profile of the 2002 Grand Master Award recipient Kinuko Y. Craft, and contact information for every artist. The result is a seamless time capsule that will appeal to anyone with a taste for both excellence and the unexpected. Learn More

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