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First Edition. Signed. By Earl MacPherson and Marylene Schneider. Warm and intimate recollections of Earl MacPherson (1910 - 1993) whose name is synonymous with pin-up art and whose glamour girls adorned books and calendars throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and walls of GI tents during World War II. This volume includes photo studies of his models along with the final art work. Signed book plate included. Stabur, 1992. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5746
Soft Cover, 8x11, 48pg, Partial Color

HOWARD TERPNING Spirit Of The Plains People
By Don Hedgpeth and Howard Terpning. Introduction by Elmer Kelton. Howard Terpning, often referred to as the "Storyteller of the Native American People", has concentrated his award-filled career on painting pictures about some of the Great Plains tribes: Blackfeet, Sioux, Cheyenne, Crow, Comanche and Apache. Terpning is intimately familiar with the details of their lives, from facial bone structure to everyday dress, from ceremonies to the rhythms of community life. His paintings not only tell a story, they pull the viewer into the emotional life of the individuals portrayed. Greenwich, 2001. Out Of Print: Condition: Very Fine/As New. In Shrink Wrap....More.

Item Code: RB5753
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket, 11x12, 180pg, Full Color

BENJAMIN-CONSTANT Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism
Edited by Nathalie Bondil. This fascinating book studies Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845—“1902), one of the great Orientalist painters of the Third Republic in France. Renowned during his time but little known today, Benjamin-Constant created massive architectural compositions based on travels to Spain and Morocco, in which he set fierce-looking Moors and dispassionate odalisques. His history paintings, based on stories from the Bible and Byzantine history, were the culmination of his ventures into Orientalism, and his sparkling palette resulted in wonderfully chromatic and beautiful works. Editions Hazan, Paris, 2015. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Some slight corner bumps....More.

Item Code: RB8283
Hard Cover Deluxe, 12 x 13, 400pg, Full Color

OVERLOAD The Art Of Juan Gimenez
By Juan Gimenez. Amazing fantasy illustrations by the acclaimed Argentine cartoonist, Juan Gimenez. You'll find artist's notes on his various works, including posters for books and magazines, character design, and movie pre-production. Gimenez developed his career both in Argentina and in Europe. As an illustrator and artist of comics, Juan created works of all kinds, including for Playboy, illustrating articles and creating some erotic stories. Heavy Metal Magazine, 2000. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Bumped corner....More.

Item Code: RB5766
Hard Cover, 9x12, 80pgs, Full Color

BRINGING UP FATHER PAINT BOOK With Jiggs and Maggie 1942
First Edition. 1942. By George McManus. Each page features a blow up of a single panel to color in, as well as a small panel that relates to the picture, taken from the strip, complete with dialogue. Whitman, 1942.Out Of Print. Condition: Good Plus. Edge worn with cover chip (2"x ¼'), 1" tear and stress marks. Pages tanned with a little brittle chipping, tears to few edges, couple pages partially colored in....More.

Item Code: RB5768
Soft Cover, 8x11, Full Color

FOUL PLAY! The Art and Artists Of The Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!
First Edition. By Grant Geissman. Foul Play is the perfect book for anyone wanting to understand the special place E.C. holds in the comic fan's heart or who just wants to read some real good comics! It celebrates the fan-favorite creators of E.C. Comics, profiling their artists, a veritable who's who of mid-20th century popular illustration and describing how they came to work with Bill Gaines and how their careers evolved after E.C. Harper, 2005. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine. Moderate bend bend bottom corner throughout....More.

Item Code: RB5771
Soft Cover, 8x11, 272pg, Full Color

First Edition. Signed. By Norm Breyfogle. Fantastic collection of 40 print publications by illustrator Norm Breyfoglet, from childhood through his career. Breyfogle was an American artist, best known for his comic book art for DC Comics' Batman franchise from 1987 to 1995. During this time, he co-created the villains Ventriloquist and Ratcatcher with writers Alan Grant and John Wagner, and the characters Anarky, Jeremiah Arkham, Victor Zsasz, and Amygdala with Grant alone. He co-created with writers Gerard Jones and Len Strazewski the Malibu Comics Ultraverse flagship hero Prime, and both wrote and drew the Malibu-published series featuring his original character Metaphysique. Print Shop, 2003. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine. Light cover and edge wear....More.

Item Code: RB5778
Wirebound, 14x10, 42pgs, Partial Color

Marvel magazines from the late 80's early 90's including: Marvel Year-in-Review 1989 & 1990, Marvel Illustrated: the Swimsuit Issue, and Marvel Swimsuit Special #2 & #3. Marvel Year-in-Review is a well done parody of "News" magazines with ads and articles. Marvel Illustrated -The Swimsuit Issue "Premier Issue". A parody of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue which featured pin-ups of Marvel Comics characters in swimwear. The Marvel Swimsuit Special (formerly Marvel Illustrated: The Swimsuit Issue). Marvel. 1989-1993. Condition: Very Good. All five magazine have tears, bends, cover and spine wear....More.

Item Code: RB5780
Magazine, 8x11, 48pgs each, Full Color

GIANT WAR PICTURE LIBRARY Set of three: #16 #27 & #63
By Ted Bensberg. War Picture Library. Three issues set from 1964, #16, #27 & #63. Stories include: #16- Escape Or Die, Cloak And Dagger, and Tide Of Fury. #27- Fighting Sappers, Victory Weapon, and Flying Monster. #63-War Scrape Book, Swordfish Airborne, and Jungle Warriors. Fleetwood, 1964. Out Of Print. Condition: Poor. Covers and pages have wear, rips, bends and creases. All are complete....More.

Item Code: RB5786
Magazine, 5x15, 56, 60 and 62pgs, Black & White

DISNEY ANIMATION The Illusion of Life
By Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston. The most complete book on the subject ever written, this is the fascinating inside story by two long-term Disney animators of the gradual perfecting of a relatively young and particularly American art, which no other movie studio has ever been able to equal. The book answers everybody's question about how the amazingly lifelike effects of Disney character animation were achieved, including charming stories of the ways that many favorite animated figures got their unique personalities. From the perspective of the authors, Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston, who worked with Walt Disney himself as well as other leading figures in a half-century of Disney films. They personally animated leading characters in most of the famous films and have decades of close association with others who helped perfect this extremely difficult and time-consuming art form. Not to be mistaken for just a "how-to-do-it," this voluminously illustrated volume (like the classic Disney films themselves) is intended for everyone to enjoy. Disney Editions, 1990. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB5764
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 11x10, 576pgs, Text/Partial Color

WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE Volume 1 Race to Death Valley
By Floyd Gottfredson. Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 1: Daily Strips 1930: "Race to Death Valley" by Floyd Gottfredson. Relive Mickey's race to a gold mine with Pegleg Pete hot on his heels; Mickey's life on the lam after being framed for bank robbery; even Mickey's ringside battle with a hulking heavyweight champ! Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse "Race to Death Valley" Volume 1 is part of the Floyd Gottfredson's library series. Fantagraphics, 2011. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8270
Hard Cover Deluxe, 9" x 10.5", 286pg, Black & White

First Edition. Slipcase. By Bruce Hamilton, Geoffrey Blum, Thomas Andrae, Carl Barks, Michael McCormick, Rusty Falk. Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Volume VIII contains 3 hardcover books. The set contains the Donald Duck stories from issues #95-166 (1948-1954) of Walt Disney's Comics Stories. Another Rainbow, 1985. Out Of Print. Condition: Fine. Slipcase had soiling, corner bumps and dents. Very Fine. Books....More.

Item Code: RB8271
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 9x13, 700pg, Partial Color

First Edition. Slipcase. By Bruce Hamilton, Geoffrey Blum, Thomas Andrae, Carl Barks, Michael McCormick, Rusty Falk. Carl Barks Library of Donald Duck Volume VII contains 3 hardcover books. The set contains the Donald Duck stories from issues #31-94 (1943 - 1948) of Walt Disney's Comics Stories. Another Rainbow, 1988. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine. Still in shrink wrap....More.

Item Code: RB8272
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 9x13, 744pg, Partial Color

First Edition. Slipcase. By Bruce Hamilton, Geoffrey Blum, Thomas Andrae, Carl Barks, Michael McCormick, Rusty Falk. The Carl Barks Library of Uncle Scrooge Volume IV contains 3 hardcover books in a slipcase! The set contains the Uncle Scrooge stories from issues #21-43 (1958 - 1963) of Uncle Scrooge. The Carl Barks Library is the ultimate archival collection of Carl Barks' justly famous duck stories. These volumes include extra bonus materials with previously unpublished artwork. Another Rainbow, 1985. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine....More.

Item Code: RB8273
Hard Cover With Slip Case, 9x13, 744pg, Partial Color
We list three new Complete Barks Librarys, but not yet listed we have nearly a complete set — Volumes 1-5, 7-9. Check with Todd.

Signed and Limited to 1000. By Mark Schultz. The fifth volume of Various Drawings by Mark Schultz showcases a generous selection of private art and commissions, along with a smattering of previously published pieces. A wealth of sketches, preliminaries, studies and finished art, this new installment will appeal to longtime fans of Mark's work, as well as those discerning souls who seek only the best examples of modern imaginative illustration to add to their personal collections. Flesk, 2007. Out Of Print. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8278
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 8x11, 48pgs, Black & White
Note: we list just one of Mark Schultz’s Carbons here, but we just got in several. Click here.

By Charles G Martignette and Louis K Meisel. The Great American Pin-Up, buxom bombshells from an age when eroticism was still innocent, exciting generations of men, on calendars and covers, as centerfolds or even on playing cards. What started as an exercise in oils was soon taken up in various media - pin-up mascots graced the fuselages of American fighters, and became an essential feature of the male world of garages and barracks. Even the age of political correctness hasn’t ended the pin-up appeal. Taschen, 2002. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8279
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 10x13, 280pg, Full Color

By Bhob Stewart, Bill Gaines, Roger Hill, Al Williamson, John Severin, Grant Geissman. Introduction by Howard Chaykin. Just when we thought we knew all there is to know about Woody, here comes a wonderful all-new biography. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, His World is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood’s gorgeous art (some unpublished) as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood’s friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. Fantagraphics, 2016. Out of print. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Corners lightly bumped....More.

Item Code: RB8280
Hard Cover Deluxe, 10x12, 256pg, Partial Color

By Alvin Schwartz. Art by Wayne Boring. Introduction by Mark Waid. More than 170 never-before-reprinted Superman Sundays from the 1950s. Superman encounters two escaped criminals from Krypton; challenges Lois to discover his secret identity while time-traveling through history; battles the mysterious Prankster; meets Hercules; mixes it up with the invisible Phantom Thief; encounters a flying horse named Comet; and is super-confused when he suffers from super-amnesia! IDW, 2016. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Lightly bumped corners....More.

Item Code: RB8281
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 10x12, 180pg, Full Color

First Edition. By Pierangelo Boog. This collection is the first time Pierangelo Boog's art has been collected into a single volume, which includes much of his work from the time this book was published. The collection is arranged in a loose but chronological order, starting in 1976, giving the reader a rare opportunity to trace the development of the artist's style over a nine-year period. Blackthorne, 1985. Out of Print. Condition: Fine Plus. Soft bent corner....More.

Item Code: RB5775
Soft Cover, 8x11, 100 pg, b&w

Text by Pierre Bartier. Art by Guy Peellaert. The Adventures of Jodelle is a Pop Art classic from the 1960s, Written by Pierre Bartier, it is a very early adult graphic novel from the legendary French comics publisher Eric Losfeld. The Adventures of Jodelle is a satirical spy adventure set in an Asterix-style anachronistic Cesarepoch fantasy Rome featuring both billboards and vampires. It melds the bold compositional skills of a top pop-art-era draftsman with a unique sensitivity to the comics medium, and was published in English in 1967 by Grove Press, whose epic editor-in-chief Richard Seaver also provided the translation. Fantagraphics, 2013. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Some light edge wear and tiny corner bump across top front....More.

Item Code: RB8282
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 10 x 13, 160pg, Full Color

DRAWING SEXY WOMEN Autobiographical Sketches Frank Thorne
By Frank Thorne. Drawing Sexy Women is less a "how-to" book than an examination of the thinking behind erotic illustration. Chronicling Thorne's days as an art student, his growing fascination and love of the female form, his professional association with famous bondage photographer Irving Klaw and Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee, his encounters with Hollywood, and his emergence as the most imaginative, uninhibited, preeminent erotic artist in America. Consider this a companion to The Crystal Ballroom! Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Fantagraphics, 2000. Condition: Very Fine/As New....More.

Item Code: RB8284
Hard Cover with Dustjacket, 8 x 10, 96pg, Black & White

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