Thursday, July 09, 2009

THE SUMMER 2009 COLLECTION

"Long time no see" Grammatically incorrect but very appropriate.

For me, so far this year has been the most bizarre and intriguing one in a long while. A string of strange incidents and life-altering episodes. Nothing to do with art . . . well, in a way, everything to do with art. I cannot separate the artist from the person, nor do I want to. What happens to me at a personal level affects whatever I do at whatever other level, I don't think I would have it any other way.

At any rate, it would take me a full week of lengthy posts to explain all that weird stuff, and perhaps one day I would, for now, however, I can't afford to waste any more precious time lingering over my self-inflicted wounds, trials and tribulations.

If you really want to know, just buy me a cold, carbonated beverage next time you see me and I'll tell you all about it.


You Might Be Wondering Why I've Gathered You All Here Today . . .
. . . Well, wonder no longer!

This year's batch of books started popping up earlier this Spring with great volumes by Shane Glines, Pascal Campion, Mathieu Reynés, among others, now we continue the second leg of our trip with a bevy of brand new beauties from old Brandstudio Press alumni and some old friends whose books I'm honored to have now in our publishing roster.

Keep in mind that most of these books are fresh off the printing press and on their way to our offices, here in New York City and California as well, most of them will be making their long awaited debut at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con International.

So feel free to place your order with the certainty that your books will be shipped immediately after arriving at our warehouse. Last year was really hectic but we are way more organized and there won't be any lengthy delays whatsoever. Obviously, some books are more popular than others so don't wait too long or else you'll miss out.

Have a wonderful summer and I'll be seeing you in San Diego!

Now, without further interruptions, here's this summer's line up, in no particular order. More preview pages to follow so check this space often.



BIG CITY By Brandon Ragnar Johnson



160 fucking pages of pure creative bliss! If you are currently an artist with an identity crisis or if you ever had any doubts about what you wanted to become as an adult, I'm willing to bet you my mother in law's beard, that after flipping through this book, you too will say: "Now I know what I want to do with the rest of my life" this book is so inspiring and intimidating (in an inspiring sort of way)
Hard cover, 8 3/4x11 3/8 inches, 160 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages>Price: $39.95






















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(The Art of) DAREN BADER



Daren is a monster! and this is a monster of a book, 72 full color pages (9x12 inches) complete with a centerfold. This book documents much of Daren's illustration work for "MAGIC THE GATHERING", " WORLD OF WARCRAFT" and "WARHAMMER" among many other fantastic projects.


















Hard cover, 9x12 inches, 72 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages, gatefold.
Price: $29.95

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SEILER 2008-2009 By Jason Seiler



This is sort of "The Best of Jason's Art" created during the 2008- to present day. This is an oversize volume which includes a fantastic and thorough painting tutorial and some never before seen pieces.



















Hard cover, 9x12 inches, 48 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $25.00

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ATOM BOMB BIKINI By Robert Ullman



A book that really lives up to his title. There's at least one girl drawn in each of the 64 pages this volume contains, except for page number seven. Pin-ups galore!



















Hard cover, 6 1/4x6 1/4 inches, 64 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $16.00








4:00 AM By Jose Lopez



The long awaited follow-up to Mariachi Samurai. Lots more of Jose's award-winning character design. Most of it never before seen by human or animal eyes.
Hard cover, 10 3/8x8 3/4 inches, 64 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $25.00
















TRANS-AM CHAMPIONS By Phil Noto



Phil picked up where he left off. This is the inseparable companion to the 2007 sold out hit "Jet 7"
Beautiful women on every page! This one will go fast, no doubt.
Hard cover, 8 3/4x12 3/8 inches, 48 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $24.95
AVAILABLE NOW!
THIS BOOK WILL NOT BE REPRINTED, LIMITED QUANTITIES, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
TWO BOOKS PER PERSON. NO DEALERS!

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SKETCHBOX 3 By Francisco Herrera



The third and last book in Francisco's hugely successful Sketchbox series. We anticipate a quick sell out.
Hard cover, 8 3/4x12 3/8 inches, 48 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $24.95
AVAILABLE NOW!

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ART ' N ' OUT By Humberto Ramos



This book is loaded with commissioned work. Sure to please every single one of Humberto's fans. All new work, never seen before by human eyes (only Humberto's cats have seen it)
Hard cover, 8 3/4x12 3/8 inches, 48 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $24.95
AVAILABLE NOW!

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MONSTER GREEN By J. Scott Campbell



J. Scott Campbell's latest collection of beautifully drawn vixens and the monsters who love them.
Campbell's doodle soup, Mmm, mmm good!
Hard cover, 8 3/4x12 3/8 inches, 48 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $24.95
AVAILABLE NOW!

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MANDY GODIVA By Dean Yeagle



I don't know how Dean does it but he did it again. Another great collection of Mandy's sketches, paintings and funny stories.
Hard cover, 8 3/4x12 3/8 inches, 48 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $24.95
Ships on july 24

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OOGELY BOOGELY 5 By Pascal Campion



Another gorgeous volume of evocative illustrations. Collect them all!
Hard cover, 10 3/8x8 3/4 inches, 52 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages, Price: $20.00
















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SOLO By Wade Schin



I can't think of any fitting adjectives to describe Wade's Solo book, or Wade's style for that matter. His work is so unique and yet so familiar, particularly to my graffiti-loving side. All I know is that looking at his drawings makes me warm all over.
Hard cover, 8 3/4x12 3/8 inches, 64 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $24.95
SHIPS: July 25th
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW!

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LILY & FLINCH By Shane Glines



Shane first published this book through Lulu but the production wasn't that great so I'm happy to announce our own hardcover deluxe edition, sporting a new cover and a couple of new images.
Hard cover, 10 3/8x8 3/4 inches, 104 pages, full-color, full bleed, sewn pages.
Price: $29.95
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW!

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