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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Art Books

After a couple months of scant art book solicitations we finally have a nice outpouring of beautiful looking art showcases to toss our money at in support!


You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.

POLARIS ART OF MEYOCO

(A) Meyoco


Welcome to the dreamlike pastel-colored world created by Meyoco. Discover all with Polaris, her first commercial work collection. Meyoco is an illustrator based in Southeast Asia who has gained popularity mainly on social media. Natural elements such as flowers, waves, leaves, stars, and bubbles are suddenly infused with a cute and lovely quality when Meyoco colors them in pastels. This book contains about 240 illustrations that have been carefully chosen from those she has presented in her social media account.

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Why this caught my eye:

Just check out her art on twitter and instagram, it's pretty friggin' cute. $30 sounds like a great price for a nice curated showcase of her work.

MARVEL PORTFOLIO HC INHYUK LEE

(A/CA) Inhyuk Lee


South Korean sensation InHyuk Lee has wowed collectors worldwide with dynamic cover art that leaps off the shelves! The illustrator and concept artist's work includes stunning renderings of many of Marvel's most powerful heroes - including the Avengers, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Venom, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men! Now, Marvel proudly presents twelve gorgeous, full-color reproductions of some of Lee's most eye-catching works from the House of Ideas - all in a stunning hardcover case!

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Why this caught my eye:

While I generally prefer art books over print collections, this basically breaks the prints down to about $4 a pop which isn't too bad. If you aren't too familiar with InHyuk Lee's work definitely check out his galleries and social media, he's been knocking out some really great pieces lately.

CHARLIE ADLARD DRAWINGS & SKETCHES SC

(W) Tim Pilcher (A/CA) Charlie Adlard


With two decades of comic art behind Charlie Adlard, Drawings + Sketches selects work from the Walking Dead, Vampire State Building, Wendigo, and much more, offering insights into the stories and processes behind them. Adlard has also worked on comics including 2000AD, Mars Attacks, The X-Files, Judge Dredd, and X-Men, while The Walking Dead comics, which have recently come to an end, spawned the global smash series on AMC. His tenure as UK Comics Laureate ended earlier in 2019, taken over by Hannah Berry.

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Why this caught my eye:

Adlard fulfills a little nostalgic niche from my comic adolescence when I was consuming the Topps X-Files and Mars Attacks comics. And y'know his Walking Dead is great too and more people care about that and blah blah blah. But man, those Mars Attacks books were visceral reading for a 13-14 year old and I'll always love Adlard for having that kind of impact on my young psyche.

ALEX ROSS MARVEL COMICS POSTER BOOK SC

From Angel to Wolverine, all your favorite Marvel Comics super-heroes are featured in this exclusive collection of painted portraits by Alex Ross, one of most respected and influential artists working in comics. This first-ever collection of these iconic images includes 35 ready-to-frame, removeable art prints, perfect for longtime Marvel fans and those just discovering these classic heroes for the first time, along with commentary by Ross, preliminary sketches, and a bonus four-page gatefold of the portraits, assembled into a mural that was commissioned for Marvel's New York City offices.

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Why this caught my eye:

Again, I'm less for these kind of print books but $25 is a great value for 35 prints and Ross artwork is pretty much meant to exist as ready-to-go posters.

FINAL FANTASY XIV HEAVENSWARD ART OF ISHGARD SC STONE STEEL & FINAL FANTASY XIV HEAVENSWARD ART OF ISHGARD SC SCARS OF WAR

The Art of Ishgard: Stone and Steel presents the concept art and planning images that became the foundation for the aesthetics of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. Each page of this gorgeous, high-quality volume is packed with full-color art and character sketches, as well as lore-related drawings of equipment, environments, and more. Includes an exclusive bonus item code for an in-game Wind-up Relm minion! Book one of a two-book set.

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A treat for collectors and fans of Final Fantasy XIV, this high-quality, large-format art book presents a rich collection of illustrations and concept artwork for characters, environments, accessories, and more. Covering content through the end of the Heavensward expansion, this volume also includes comments from the art team and a look at the processes that the team uses when creating art pieces. Book two of a two-book set.

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm a sucker for beautiful video game design art books plus I'm a sucker for handsome matching sets of high quality books, so I'm twice cursed on this duo package.

That's it for this batch of money burning temptations. As I previously threatened I'll hitting manga again next time as I'm drowning in a sea of good looking solicits to share!

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