The Art of Jim Davis’: Garfield; Regular edition – ISBN: 978-1-61345-107-6; $49.99; Art monograph on the history of Garfield and artist Jim Davis; Authoritative text by R. C. Harvey; 10 x 11 inches; hardcover, all color; endleaves; 240 pages.
Hermes Press is proud to announce a collaborative effort with Paws, Incorporated to produce a big fat hairy art book on everyone’s favorite feline, GARFIELD! For the first time ever, fans of Garfield, Jon, and Odie will be treated to a huge, all-color, all-original art book, The Art of Jim Davis’ Garfield!
This monograph will feature original production art from the comic strip, original cels from the television show, rare production and publishing art, and more! Garfield waddled onto the comics page in 1978, and the corpulent cat is still going strong today! If you’ve ever wanted to see a behind-the-scenes look at the production art, or wanted to read more about the man behind the cat, this is your book! The Art of Jim Davis’ Garfield will go through the artistic process from the very beginning of the strip, to all of the media that it produces today, in details that fans have never seen before. If you love Garfield, this is definitely the book for you!
For new and old fans alike, this book is truly a treasure and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production of the comic strip and the creation of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat.
Featuring an original essay by noted historian R. C. Harvey, this art book will take you through the history of Jim Davis and Garfield, and how the furry feline has grown in popularity and style over the years. It discusses many of the mediums Garfield is represented in, from the Garfield and Friends television show to the live-action movies, to the current animated series, to comic books — and beyond! In the essay, Harvey interviews Davis about the history of Garfield, from inception to the modern version of this Monday-hating tabby. Davis gives the inside scoop on how Garfield’s story unfolded, and how the cat was shaped into the lovable character the world knows today.
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Alex Raymond was one of the most influential comic strip artists of the 20th Century, creating action-packed art for Secret Agent X-9, the spectacular, classic imagery for Flash Gordon, and the nuanced, brilliant artwork for the detective/film-noiresque Rip Kirby.
Now, for the first time, Hermes Press presents a comprehensive, definitive, art monograph covering Raymond's complete artistic output with an authoritative text by noted comics historian Ron Goulart.
This new exhaustive full color art book features over 400 images, many scanned directly from Raymond's original artwork, and is being published under license from King Features as part of their 100th anniversary celebration. See original artwork from Raymond's work on Secret Agent X-9, Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim, and Rip Kirby together with numerous examples of his earliest strip artwork, commercial illustration, and more.
This extra large format art book is presented in a 10 by 13 inch size, so collectors can savor every detail of Raymond's artistic genius.
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.