Frank Thorne’s Battling Beauties, with interviews by Howard Leroy Davis; ISBN# 978-1-61345-103-8; Definitive monograph covering the strong and sexy women from the fertile mind of Frank Thorne through a lengthy series of interviews; full color; over 500 illustrations; 9 x 12 inches; deluxe hardcover; 192 pages; $60.
Hermes Press celebrates the career of Frank Thorne, renowned good girl artist extraordinaire with a comprehensive art monograph exploring the art of the women he created during his extensive career. See pencils, preliminaries, final artwork, as well as the comics created by Thorne, focusing on his cheesecake creations. This extensive art monograph presents artwork from such titles as Red Sonja, Ghita, Lann, The Iron Devil, and more. This book explores not only the comic book artwork of Thorne, but also illustrates the motion picture concepts and storyboards for the never-made Ghita film.
Additionally this book also provides a lengthy discussion by Thorne accompanied by hundreds of examples of how to draw “beautiful women.”
If you love the artwork of Frank Thorne, and you love sexy women, this is the book for you. But there's more — Hermes Press is further celebrating Frank Thorne’s career with the release of archival editions, scanned from the original artwork, of Ghita in two full sized volumes, so stay tuned.
Abby is learning how to tackle everything childhood throws her way. With her friends by her side and imagination levels high, she's bound to have good times and big laughs despite the obstacles that pop up along the way. Abby is taking on the world. Even if it means sometimes curling up in a blanket, she is on a roll. Join Abby in this collection of light-hearted and humorous slice-of-life comics for fun-loving readers of all ages!
Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio; $60; ISBN 978-1-61345-136-6; hardcover with printed laminated cover; full color; 240 pages; 8.5 x 11 landscape; matte coated stock paper; essays and documentary material.
Bernie Wrightson, comic book artist and illustrator extraordinaire has worked creating comic books, illustration, and conceptual design for film. His impressive list of work includes the co-creation of Swamp Thing, illustrating Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, and, of course, working on dozens of comic book titles.
Wrightson’s extensive design work for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio, while known, has never been documented until now with the creation of this new in-depth monograph that utilizes the archives of the studio. Marvel at concept drawings, model sheets, and hundreds of designs for projects including Biker Mice From Mars, The Juice, and Freak Show. All of the artwork in this book has been scanned directly from the original artwork so fans can savior Wrightson’s genius up close and personal.
Also included in this monograph is an introductory essay, an in-depth interview, and photographs taken during his tenure as an associate partner of the studio.