• Trusty Henchman

Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Art Books

This batch of art books features a double dose of P. Craig Russell, a Marvel Comics Atlas book, more beautiful Sergio Toppi works, and an over-sized reproduction of Original Brian Bolland artworks from 2000AD.

101 DRAWINGS BY P. CRAIG RUSSELL S&N LTD ED

(W) P. Craig Russell (A/CA) P. Craig Russell


This oversized 12x12 inch hardcover features the crème de la crème of P. Craig Russell's black and white illustrations from the past fifty years, carefully chosen by the artist himself and presented in chronological order. The book also includes a number of all-new images that will be appearing in print for the very first time. Limited to only 500 copies that come personally signed and numbered by P. Craig Russell.

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Why this caught my eye:

I completely missed the Kickstarter (some nice preview shots in this link) for the regular edition of this, and so while I hope that there will be a reprint of the $60 edition this $125 edition might be the only shot at owning this beautiful book anytime soon.

VIRTUOSO P CRAIG RUSSELL ADULT COLORING BOOK SC

(W) P. Craig Russell (A/CA) P. Craig Russell


Now you can color the art of award-winning illustrator P. Craig Russell with Virtuoso: A P. Craig Russell Adult Coloring Book! There are 40 beautiful images to color, printed on one side of the paper only to eliminate color bleedthrough, with a total of 80 pages in the book itself. The paper is a nice, bright white (unlike the coloring books of days gone by). Pages are also perforated so that your masterpieces can be removed from the book and suitably framed for public display in your personal art gallery. SEP211890


Why this caught my eye:

If you would prefer to not be spending $125 on beautiful b&w works of Russell then thankfully this $20 book has been reoffered recently.

MARVEL UNIVERSE MAP BY MAP HC

(W) James Hill, Nick Jones (A) Various


Chart a journey across Marvel Comics' vast and vibrant universe, from its Earthbound mean streets and hidden lands to its mythic realms and cosmic outer reaches. This Marvel-approved compendium of specially curated essays features stunning, newly commissioned cartography, illustrations, and diagrams to help readers navigate their way around iconic locales such as Asgard, Wakanda, Atlantis, Olympus, Hell's Kitchen, Latveria, Knowhere, The Savage Land, Battleworld, and many more. Marvel Universe: Map by Map delineates the contours of the ever-expanding, complex, and interconnected Marvel Universe, illuminating the incredible locations, epic events, and extraordinary characters that have shaped it.

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm just a sucker for nice fictional maps. This should also be out by now, so it could make for a nice gift for the holidays if you're starting your shopping early.

TOPPI GALLERY SCENES FROM THE BIBLE HC

(W) Sergio Toppi (A) Sergio Toppi


This collection of artwork from European comics master Sergio Toppi focuses on illustrations of biblical characters he drew during his lengthy collaboration with the journal Il Giornalino. Hundreds of character portraits and key scene illustrations from both the Old and New Testament are presented in Toppi's inimitable pen-and-ink style.

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Why this caught my eye:

The Magnetic Press Toppi collection is pretty phenomenal if you haven't checked any of it out yet.

JUDGE DREDD BY BRIAN BOLLAND APEX ED HC

(W) John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Grant (A/CA) Brian Bolland


The Judge Dredd art of Brian Bolland is regarded as some of the greatest comic art of the Eighties, and helped catapult both the series and Brian Bolland himself to international acclaim, leading him to work on such titles as Camelot 3000 and Batman: The Killing Joke. His incredible Black & White art is showcased in this deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition featuring new high-resolution scans of his original art from 2000 AD showing Bolland's delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail, as well as the titles and word balloons placed over it at the time by IPC's art team. It promises to be an unmissable collection for fans of comics and of fine art.

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Why this caught my eye:

Ah yes, another publisher doing Artist Editions to tempt me. Exactly what my non-existent budget needed.

That's it for this batch, we'll be looking at some miscellaneous material on the next round.

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