2022 San Diego Comic-Con

Every year at Comic-Con, we seek out the best artist's self-published sketchbooks and art collections. We bring them back to our store and make them available online for the many fans worldwide who can't get to--or into--this convention. 

Here are the items we brought back from this year's Comic-Con--as well as a few items that we promoted or had signed at the convention. Enjoy!

Browse our Sketchbook pages or search our site for other sketchbooks by these or your favorite artists.

 
Signed and dated by the artist, Very Fine, Arthur Adams, Adams, Arthur, 2022, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 56 pages, 55 full-page color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

In stock now! Arthur's 2022 sketchbook which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. 55 full-page ink drawings reproduced in color! The color reveals...

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Arthur Adams, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Adams, Arthur, 2022, 28 inches, 22 inches, color

A huge 22x28 inch poster of Arthur Adams' Fantastic Four #100 cover recreation, beautifully colored by Peter Steigerwald. Printed on a nice heavy matte...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Brett Bean, Bean, Brett, 2017, 1st, 9 inches, 7 inches, 72 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

An all-new black & white 2017 sketchbook from the character designer, visual development artist, and children's book illustrator. Creatures, characters,...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Brett Bean, Bean, Brett, 2022, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 48 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Softcover, wraps, English

An all-new 2022 collection of traditional and digital art from the character designer, visual development artist, and children's book illustrator. Great...

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Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, Brett Bean, Bean, Brett, 2019, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 48 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

A 2019 collection of traditional and digital art from the character designer, visual development artist, and children's book illustrator. Great invention...

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Brett Bean, Bean, Brett, Signed , Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, Penguin Random House, 2020, 1st, 9780593093702, 8.8 inches, 6.8 inches, 0.8 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by creator Brett Bean at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Brett now lives in Portugal and flew in just for the convention. Crack the case with the Zoo...

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Brett Bean, Bean, Brett, Signed , Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, Penguin Random House, 2021, 1st, 9780593093733, 8.8 inches, 6.8 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by creator Brett Bean at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Brett now lives in Portugal and flew in just for the convention. Crack the case with the Zoo...

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Brett Bean, Bean, Brett, Signed , Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, Penguin Random House, 2021, 1st, 9780593226605, 8.8 inches, 6.8 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by creator Brett Bean at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Brett now lives in Portugal and flew in just for the convention. Crack the case with the Zoo...

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Brett Bean, Bean, Brett, Signed , Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, Penguin Random House, 2022, 1st, 9780593383384, 8.8 inches, 6.8 inches, 80 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by creator Brett Bean at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Brett now lives in Portugal and flew in just for the convention. Crack the case with the Zoo...

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Carlos Trillo, Enrique Breccia, Trillo, Carlos, Breccia, Enrique, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, San Diego, Epicenter Comics, 2022, 1st, 9781942592501, 12.25 inches, 9.3 inches, 182 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Originally published in Argentina in 1977, this is the first English translation of this classic series from two legends, Carlos Trillo and Enrique Breccia!...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Ben Caldwell, Caldwell, Ben, 2022, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Ben Caldwell's new sketchbook for 2022! This 200 page (!) sketchbook is composed entirely of Ben's daily doodles, commissions, and personal drawings from...

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Echo Chernik, Chernik, Echo, Signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Echo-X, Inc., Fairhaven, WA, 2021, 1st, 12.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This book is a collection of new works by the art nouveau advertising illustrator, Echo Chernik. The book is divided into the sections: Drawings and...

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Out of stock
Fight Girls
  $10.00
Frank Cho, Cho, Frank, Fine, New York, Artists, Writers & Artisans, 2022, 1st, 9781953165268, 10.2 inches, 6.7 inches, 144 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

Frank's mash-up of "Hunger Games" and "Charlie's Angels"--with a Harkonen thrown in for good measure.  Ten hard-as-nails women face off in an...


Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Frank Cho, Cho, Frank, 2022, 1st, 10.25 inches, 6.75 inches, 64 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A 64-page collection of Frank's comic book sketch covers and related commissions. It's easy to forget that Frank started out his career writing and...

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Jacob Johnston, Ron Cobb, Johnston, Jacob, Cobb, Ron, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, London, Titan Books, 2002, 1st, 9781789099584, 12.25 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, boards, English

In Stock and Shipping Now! We have this book in stock in advance of the   September 13, 2022 release date. Order this book from us and you will...

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Shawn Crystal, Crystal, Shawn, One of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine (light wear to the corners, otherwise new and unread)), Essential Sequential, LLC, Springfield, NJ, 2020, 1st, 11 inches, 7.3 inches, 132 pages, black & white illustrations throughout, Softcover, wraps, English

Shawn Crystal is an accomplished comic book artist who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics for the past decade on titles such as Deadpool, Batman,...

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Jack Davis, Davis, Jack, Very Fine in Very Fine box, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2013, 1st, 9781613776322, 22.25 inches, 15.25 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An unopened, Mint copy of this out-of-print Artist's Edition. Still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. From the publisher: Jack Davis is one of the...

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Very Fine, Nate Dino, Dino, Nate, 2019, 1st, 11.7 inches, 8.27 inches, 128 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Over 120 pages of figurative sketches drawn from the live model. The drawing times for each figure vary from 1, 2, to 5 minute poses with the longer ones at...

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Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson, Fraction, Matt, Dodson, Terry, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Berkeley, Image, 2020, 1st, 9781534317123, 12.5 inches, 9.6 inches, 168 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An adventure series blending high-octane pulp action, low-flying dirigibles, and more art-deco rayguns than you can shake a stick at! From the publisher:...

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Dave Dorman Widescreen - Signed
  $30.00
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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Dave Dorman, Dorman, Dave, Rolling Thunder Press, 2022, 1st, 6 inches, 12 inches, 24 pages, 11 full-page and two smaller color illustrations and one full-page black & white illustration, Softcover, wraps, English

Star Wars paintings by award-winning artist Dave Dorman. From the artist: This book, "Dave Dorman WIDESCREEN", represents the series of paintings I...

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Signed by the artist, Fine, Dave Dorman, Dorman, Dave, Rolling Thunder Press, 2020, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 24 pages, 24 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Heroes and villains. Movies, television and comics. These are all subjects you expect to see in Dave Dorman's artwork. 24 full-page pencil portraits by...

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light wear), San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2013, 1st, 9781613771754, 22.25 inches, 15.5 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. Opened and lightly flipped through, Corners sharp. From the publisher: IDW is exceedingly proud to offer an Artist's Edition of Will...


Frank Frazetta, Frazetta, Frank, One of 950 numbered copies signed by Joe Maddalena, President of Profiles in History, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Profiles in History, Calabasa, CA, 2015, 1st, 15 inches, 10.75 inches, 200 pages, color illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A new, unread copy . A massive commemorative catalog - a signed & numbered hardcover the size of an Artist Edition - for an auction of Frazetta...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Juanjo Guarnido, Guarnido, Juanjo, Essential Sequential, 2019, 1st, 9781948606134, 11 inches, 7.5 inches, 96 pages, over 50 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

A thick sketchbook from the acclaimed artist behind Blacksad. With over 55 color pieces and over 100 ink or pencil pieces. Finished illustrations,...

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Peter Han, Han, Peter, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, SuperAni, Seoul, 2021, Revised, 12.3 inches, 9.3 inches, 84 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, decorative boards, English

Peter added a full-page brushpen drawing to this copy. This drawing/instructional book is the first volume in a new series by SuperAni and is separate...

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Eliza Ivanova, Ivanova, Eliza, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 978-1-912843-08-4, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Eliza signed some copies for us at San Diego Comic-Con 2022! We offer the book signed by the artist while our supply lasts! Eliza Ivanova explains...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Eliza Ivanova, Ivanova, Eliza, 2017, 2022 printing, 9781947781139, 8.8 inches, 8.75 inches, 200 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Raw Material is the first comprehensive art book by Eliza Ivanova, a collection of sketches from 2012 to 2017. Sketchbook and loose-leaf drawings (150...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Eliza Ivanova, Ivanova, Eliza, 2022, 1st, 9798985541618, 8.8 inches, 8.75 inches, 200 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Raw Material v.2 is the second & final book of the series by Eliza Ivanova. It is a comprehensive collection of art from 2017 to 2021. Sketchbook and...

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Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Seoul, Superani, 2007, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 1000 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is the first of his three massive self-published sketchbooks that everyone has been...


Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine box in silver foil bag, Seoul, Superani, 2011, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his massive self-published sketchbook that everyone has been talking about. You...

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Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Superani, Seoul, 2013, 9788995973226, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his newest self-published sketchbook, made up primarily of drawings and sketches....

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Jung-Gi Kim, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Seoul, Superani, 2016, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 448 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his newest self-published sketchbook, made up of drawings and sketches from his...

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Jung-Gi Kim, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Seoul, Superani, 2018, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 314 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

This latest Kim Jung Gi sketchbook, collecting works since his 2016 collection of sketches, is one of his best, with a variety of detailed drawings and...

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Jung-Gi Kim, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box in silver foil bag, Seoul, Superani, 2022, 1st, 978-2-38289-045-5, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 480 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

Kim Jung Gi's latest sketchbook filled with masterful drawings created between 2018 and 2022. Extremely surreal. From the publisher: Originally...

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Omphalos
  $120.00
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Kim Jung-Gi , Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Seoul, Superani, 2015, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 336 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his newest self-published sketchbook, made up of drawings and sketches of the...

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Very Fine, Heinrich Kley, Kley, Heinrich, Picture This Press, 2012, 1st, 9780982927656, 0982927657, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley, Volumes One & Two, collect over 450 drawings and paintings from a wide array of sources....

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Very Fine, Heinrich Kley, Kley, Heinrich, Picture This Press, 2012, 9780982927656, 0982927657, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley, Volumes One & Two, collect over 450 drawings and paintings from a wide array of sources....

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Spawn Vault Edition - Signed
  $350.00
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Todd McFarlane, McFarlane, Todd, One of 1500 copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine cardboard shipping box, Berkeley, Image, 2017, 1st, 9781534303621, 17.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 184 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This original art edition from Image closely follows the formatting of IDW's Artist's Editions. Reproduces the first seven issues of Spawn, including...

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Dave McKean, McKean, Dave, Very Fine, Milwaukie, Dark Horse, 2022, 1st, 978-1-50671-752-4, 12 inches, 9 inches, 136 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, English

This second edition adds 16 pages of artwork and drawings in a section called "Out Takes and False Starts" and is a half-inch taller and wider than the...

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Dave McKean, McKean, Dave, This hardcover edition is limited to 600 copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Milwaukie, Dark Horse, 2021, 1st, 978-1-50672-258-0, 16.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 128 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Brand new in shrinkwrap! This limited S&N hardcover edition's 12 x 16 page size is 40% larger than the 9 x 12 inch paperback trade...

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Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, Amy Mebberson, Mebberson, Amy, 2019, 1st, 8.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 48 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Softcover, wraps, English

Classy Broads is Amy's 48-page sketchbook of all manner of dames, broads, ladies and lassies. Signed by the artist with a headsketch of a Disney...

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Frank Miller, Miller, Frank, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, in the publisher's cardboard shipping box, Milwaukie, Dark Horse, 2016, 1st, 978-1-50670-070-0, 1-50670-070-5, 21.5 inches, 15 inches, 224 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

In stock now. Pick it up from our store or have it shipped to your home.  A Sin City Artist's Edition! Available at HALF PRICE w hile this...

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Rafael Navarro, Navarro, Rafael, One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, 9th Circle Studios, Whittier, CA, 2021, 1st, 10.4 inches, 6.9 inches, 144 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A deluxe hardcover collection of the comic cult classic Sonambulo, the wrestler turned detective in his first weird adventure into the unknown. Sonambulo...

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Dan Panosian, Panosian, Dan, Near Fine (light wear to the corners, otherwise new and unread), Essential Sequential, Springfield, NJ, 2019, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 116 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From 2019, 116 pages of all-new material from Dan Panosian. Four years in the making! A thick new sketchbook from this comic book cover artist. Great...

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Niso Ramponi, Ramponi, Niso, Very Fine, Picture This Books, Silver Spring, MD, 2015, 978-0-9906932-3-9, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Foreword by animator Mario Verger . Edited by Joseph V. Procopio. From the publisher: He worked under numerous names--Kremos, Niso, Nys...


Niso Ramponi, Ramponi, Niso, Very Fine, Picture This Books, Silver Spring, MD, 2015, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 260 pages, about 250 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: He worked under numerous names: Kremos, Niso, Nys O'Ramp, but he occupies a singular space as Italy's cartooning Casanova, and he...

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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Alex Ross, Ross, Alex, 2020, 1st, 11.3 inches, 9 inches, 72 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A hardcover collection of never-before-published artwork from Alex Ross. 72 pages of unreleased images, including pencil sketches, marker drawings, and...

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Minion II
  $44.00
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Limited to 500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Joao Ruas, Ruas, Joao, Eidolon Fine Arts, 2018, 1st, 978-0-9835138-5-8, 5.75 inches, 3.75 inches, 72 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, leather, English

Pages from João Ruas' miniature sketchbooks, faithfully reproduced, in an exquisite leatherbound sketchbook format. Delicate, detailed drawings in...

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