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Contemporary (post 1950)

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

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  1. PENCILS, PENS & BRUSHES A Girls' Guide to Disney Animation
    $18.99

    Based on Mindy Johnson's critically acclaimed Disney Editions coffee table book, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, this nonfiction picture book is a fun and inspiring look at many of the amazing women who have worked at Disney Animation over the years, from Story Artists to Animators to Inkers and Painters, all with unique personalities. Includes Rae Medby, Berta "Bea" Tamargo, Retta Scott, Mary Costa, Mary Blair, Elizabeth Chambers, Grace Huntington, Mary Goodrich. Learn More
  2. INVENTED PEOPLE Signed
    $24.95

    Without preliminary sketching or planning, each painting evolves from random, expressive marks into figures--mostly women--simultaneously evoking movement and emotion. 49 original works in Berry’s unique generative style, painted in mixed media. "Rick Berry is, to my mind, the most interesting and versatile artist currently working, conjuring faces and bodies and worlds out of formless chaos…Nothing’s abstract, nothing’s realistic. Patterns and shapes become flesh and people, clouds and fox-tails." -Neil Gaiman, Some nudity. Quality squarebound softcover with cover flaps. Learn More
  3. MADNESS IN CROWDS The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady Deluxe Edition
    $325.00

    Very limited availability--possibly only available from the publisher and ourselves. Special slipcased edition with an embedded removable magnifying lens, a fold-out 3D Road to Wealth print, a pair of 3D glasses, a Harrison Cady postcard, and a DRM-free digital edition of the book. Famed artist and publisher Denis Kitchen and his daughter Violet Kitchen have created the first-ever comprehensive examination of this great artist, while collecting an amazing array of 300 generally scarce images. Learn More
  4. ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #65
    $15.00

    Featuring the work of Coles Phillips, the legendary designer and magazine cover artist known for his creation of the "Fade-Away Girl"; this issue showcases numerous examples of his original art, printed tear sheets, and rare photographs. Next up is Aiden Ripley, a frequent cover artist for the legendary pulp magazine, Adventure, in the 1920s and 30s, inspired by Howard Pyle. He went on to a prolific career in sports illustration. Plus a short piece on J.C.Leyendecker, and a great piece on the first major black cartoonist Ollie Harrington, his comic strips and editorial cartoons.

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  5. THEY DREW AS THEY PLEASED The Hidden Art of Disney's Early Renaissance Volume 5

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Sale Price $42.50

    In the 1970s and 1980s, the Disney animation studio redefined its creative vision in the wake of Walt Disney's death. This latest volume from renowned Disney historian Didier Ghez profiles Ken Anderson and Mel Shaw, whose work defined beloved classic Disney characters from films like The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and The Rescuers. With vivid descriptions of passages from the artists' autobiographies and interviews, accompanied by never-before-seen images of their art and process, this visually rich collection offers a rare view of the Disney legends whose work helped shape the nature of character and story development for generations to come. Learn More
  6. THE ART OF ALLEN ANDERSON
    $44.95

    This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist Allen Anderson. Known best for his pulp covers for Planet Stories, Spicy Detective, Spicy Mystery, the Speed line, other Fiction House pulps like Northwest, Lariet, and especially Jungle and Sheena. But he also did painted covers for Ziff-Davis comics: Eerie Adventures, G.I. Joe, Space Busters, Lars of Mars...he worked with Norman Saunders, so these can easily be mistaken for Saunders work! This wonderful book contains stunning reproductions taken directly from Anderson's original paintings, as well as reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp covers, and much more. Learn More
  7. ART OF GARY GIANNI George R. R. Martin's Seven Kingdoms Signed
    $49.95

    A comprehensive visual overview of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire series—plus A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and Fire and Blood—through over 275 drawings and paintings by the award-winning illustrator Gary Gianni. Includes over 125 pen-and-ink drawings, over 100 pencil drawings, 19 paintings, plus color studies. Learn More
  8. UNHUMAN THE ELEPHANTMEN Art of Ladrönn

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Sale Price $14.99

    Unpublished art, sketches and drawings by Ladrönn in a beautiful hardcover volume, similar to Frank Cho's Cover Girl. Designed by Comicraft's Secret Weapon, John JG Roshell, this book is the perfect companion to Hip Flask: Concrete Jungle, and is printed in the same format. Learn More
  9. RETROSPECTIVE SCENES FROM A SENTIMENTAL WORLD
    $39.95

    This third book in the background illustration series focuses on touching, delicate and emotional scenes, gathering together a collection of cityscapes, countryside, a beach, a classroom after school, and a building rooftop at dawn and dusk, sunrise and sunset. Here is a manga feel, the eloquent, beautifully colored feel of a Miyazaki film and the characters that we often find in them. Delicate colors and unique angles, looking back at those moments when you were alone with your crush after school, or walking with your childhood best friend, the unforgettably beautiful views from summers long gone, and the rain-splashed window you gazed out after your first broken heart. Learn More
  10. THE ART OF BARON YOSHIMOTO
    $49.95

    From Baron Yoshimoto’s vast collection of works from his 60-year career ranging from Gekiga (comics aimed at adult audiences with a dramatic and cinematic style and more mature themes) and illustrations, to paintings. For the first time ever, this book collects Yoshimoto’s works from the 1980s, when he spent time in the US. Works from exhibitions under the name “Ryu Manji” in the 1990s and works from Yoshimoto’s live drawing event done in collaboration with Katsuya Terada are showcased as well. Fantasy and realistic beautiful women, alien creatures, and warriors, both men and women, are portrayed full page size. Learn More

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