Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Signed an dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams, Very Fine, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, 2018, 1st, 10 inches, 7.75 inches, 136 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Signed and dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams. From the publisher: Prior to the introduction of Juxtapoz Magazine, artists working within a variety of...

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James Avati, Avati, James, Limited to 250 copies signed by Avati on a 3x5 card mounted (removable) in the boklet, Very Fine, Ectoplasm Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 11.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 4 pages, 1 color plate, softcover, wraps

A limited edition fine press keepsake from a 1998 exhibition of 35 Avati paintings with appreciations written by Stanley Meltzoff, Jack Womack, Jonathan...

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Ioan Szasz, Eyvind Earle, Szasz, Ioan, Earle, Eyvind, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (upper tips bumped otherwise Very Fine, New and Unread), San Francisco, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2017, 2nd, 978-1681882710, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, 176 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This lavish art book showcases an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle's entire life as an artist -...

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Ioan Szasz, Eyvind Earle, Szasz, Ioan, Earle, Eyvind, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (quarter-inch closed tear to otherwise Fine dustjacket), San Francisco, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2017, 3rd, 978-1681882710, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, 176 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: This lavish art book showcases an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle's entire life as an artist - from his early...

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Back for More
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Good+ (mild creases along the top three inches of the spine, light bends to the covers, very flat, tight, and clean), Archival Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A 1978 collection of Wrightson's comics stories: "Tales you've all seen before... Back for More." Seven early stories by Wrightson: The Last Hunters,...

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Back for More - Signed
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (light bump to the upper tip, very flat, tight, bright), Archival Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A very sharp copy of this 1978 collection: "Tales you've all seen before... Back for More." Seven early stories by Wrightson: The Last Hunters, Feed It!,...

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Murry Tinkelman, Tinkelman, Murry, Very Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2014, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 32 pages, 50 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum Distinguished Illustrator Series exhibition The Art of Murray Tinkelman (1933 - 2016) collecting dozens of...

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Behold!!! The Protong
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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2019, 4th edition, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was a Polish-born sculptor, writer, graphic artist, and heretic. Highly regarded in both the US and...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, FPG Publishing, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994, 1st, 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches, 89 color illustrations, English

Wrightson created 89 new paintings for this trading card set. All 89 color cards have new original images, not pre-existing art! A complete 90 card...


Christopher Zavisa, Berni Wrightson, Zavisa, Christopher, Wrightson, Berni, #247 of 300 hardcover copies signed on an extra-illustrated plate by Wrightson, Harlan Ellison (introduction), & Zavisa, clothbound in a matching cloth-covered, velvet-lined clamshell box, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in a Near Fine clamshell box (some small light brown stains on the grey cloth exterior of the box), Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA/Lancaster, PA, 1991, 1st Underwood-Miller printing, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 360 pages, 100 color and 300 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

#247 of 300 hardcover copies signed on an extra-illustrated plate by Wrightson, Harlan Ellison (introduction), & Zavisa, clothbound in a matching...

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Boris, Book Two
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Mark A Feldman, Boris Vallejo, Feldman, Mark A, Vallejo, Boris, Near Fine (upper corner lightly bent, no dents, very flat, tight, clean), Anaconda Press, Silver Springs, MD, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, 27 full-page color illustrations, 66 black & white illustrations, and 16 photos, softcover, wraps, English

Introduction by Philip Jose Farmer. This slick prozine volume displays a wide variety of Boris' work: humorous illustrations, romance and science fiction...

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Boris, Vol. 1 (1978)
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Boris Vallejo, Vallejo, Boris, #1527 of 3000 copies, Very Fine, John Taylor, Silver Springs, MD, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 48 pages, 2 color and 52 black & white illustrations and 22 photos, softcover, wraps, English

A profusely illustrated interview & index from 1978. Two color and 52 black & white illustrations and 22 photos of the artist at work. Many book...

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Richard Slocombe, Slocombe, Richard, Very Fine, Imperial War Museums, London, 2014, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, vi, 90 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: British Posters of the Second World War presents one hundred posters from this important period in world history. Some proclaimed in...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood, Nevada City, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 288 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful copy of this career retrospective. It is sold-out in all editions and long out-of-print. From the publisher: Brush with Passion charts...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Fine slipcase, Nevada City, Underwood, 2008, 1st, 9781599290317, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 304 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This Diamond Exclusive Collector's Edition has 16 extra pages of art (28 images) and a slipcase and was limited to 2000 copies. It quickly sold out. Brush...

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Alex Atkinson, Ronald Searle, Atkinson, Alex, Searle, Ronald, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (sharp corners, clean and tight, previous owner's name written on front endpaper, dustjacket rubbed, edgeworn, with a chip out of the top edge, spine sunned), World, Cleveland, 1960, 1st, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 95 pages, 39 black & white cartoons, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"The first-hand report of a man who has never been there." A no-holds-barred report by a team of intrepid pen-and-ink satirists showing us the real...

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California Impressionism
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William H. Gerdts, Will South, Gerdts, Will South, William H., Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville Press, 1998, 1st, 9780789201768, 10.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 284 pages, 201 color and 47 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

248 illustrations, 201 in full color. From the Publisher: Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, and gracefully written, this is the...

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Carmean
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Very Fine/Near Fine (1/8" nick to lower dustjacket edge), Harry Carmean, Harwood, June, Carmean, Harry, Harry Carmean, 1974, 1st, 144 pages, 52 paintings reproduced as full-page color plates, 19 drawings, Hardcover, cloth, English

A self-published collection of paintings and life drawings by this artist and longtime Art Center instructor. “Carmean has exhibited around the...

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Harry Carmean, Carmean, Harry, Limited to 300 copies, Fine, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2007, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 40 pages, 36 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A scarce, limited edition, exhibition catalog of 28 figure drawings by Carmean and 8 by figure drawings by Miriam Slater. For nearly 50 years,...

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Carolina Shout! - Signed First
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Alan Schroeder, Bernie Fuchs, Schroeder, Alan, Fuchs, Bernie, Signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Dial, New York, 1995, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 32 pages, 3 double-page and 13 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Sixteen Fuchs oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book about street vendors' songs in 1930s Charleston.

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Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1977, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, 2 color and 198 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1977 original art catalog that was designed and produced by Steranko and Supergraphics. Similar in style & format to...

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Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 72 pages, 183 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1978 original art catalog that was designed and produced by Steranko and Supergraphics. Similar in style & format to...

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Castles - Signed First
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David Day, Alan Lee, Day, David, Lee, Alan, Signed and dated 10/27/84 by the artist, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear, exlibris bookplate neatly affixed to the front free endpaper), Bantam, New York, 1984, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Signed and dated 10/27/84 by the artist in the year of publication on the first page. Out of print. From the publisher: Magnificent paintings by...

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Philippe Caza, Caza, Philippe, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Sevres, Editions la Sirene, 1994, 1st, 9782840450580, 11 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, 100 color plates and 11 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print and quite scarce. Beyond his work in French comics (Metal Hurlant and more), Caza was a popular science fiction illustrator. This...

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Cecil Beaton
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Cecil Beaton, Beaton, Cecil, Near Fine (short mild scrapes to upper back cover, light wear), London, Chris Beetles Gallery / Sotheby's, 2010, 1st, 9781905738137, 8.25 inches, 6.625 inches, 92 pages, 1 color and 66 black & white photographs, Softcover, wraps, English

English photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was best-known for his fashion photography and his portraits of Hollywood celebrities and noted personalities,...

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Charles Bell, VF/VF, Geldzahler, Henry, Bell, Charles, Abrams, 1991, 1st, cloth

The first book-length study of this photorealist painter best known for his extreme close-ups of gleaming pinball machines. With an essay by Louis K. Meisel

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Chicken Fat
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Will Elder, Elder, Will, Very Fine, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 8.4 inches, 8 inches, 94 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Elder, one of comics' most fertile and wide-ranging imaginations, coined "chicken fat" to describe the myriad background gags crammed...

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Julie Cummins, VF/VF, Cummins, Julie, PBC, 1998, 1st, cloth, English

55 contemporary illustrators each receive a two-to-four page profile with two-to-eight illustrations. Each illustration is accompanied by the artist's...

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Christopher Blossom, Blossom, Christopher, Near Fine (light shelwear), Shelton, The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001, 1st, 9780867130720, 0-86713-072-5, 8.5 inches, 11 inches, 80 pages, 36 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

36 paintings. From the Publisher: Christopher Blossom grew up on the eastern seaboard, the son and grandson of well-known illustrators, so it's not...

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Alex Schomburg, NF (slight shelf wear, pages flat, binding tight & spine uncreased), Gustavson, Jon, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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Alex Schomburg, Very Fine, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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Coby Whitmore
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Coby Whitmore, Whitmore, Coby, Very Fine, Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 13 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A catalog for a gallery show of 13 paintings (one per page). Nice reproduction. Four text pieces including one by Joseph (Joe) Bowler and an interview with...

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Daniel Zimmer, Coby Whitmore, Zimmer, Daniel, Whitmore, Coby, Print run of 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, St. Louis, Illustrated Press, 2018, 1st, 9780999513828, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

Out of print. Mid-century glamour illustrator Coby Whitmore apprenticed under Haddon Sundblom in Chicago and later went to work for the Cooper Studio...


Coco, The Far-Out Poodle
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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (some dryrot to edges of boards, gift inscription on front endpapers, corners sharp, interior very sound, moderate wear and tear to dustjacket), Random House, New York, 1963, 1st, 11.3 inches, 8.25 inches, 66 pages, two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Jon Whitcomb wrote this story book about his own pet poodle and filled it with charming soft pencil drawings reproduced as two-color illustrations.

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Color Sketch for a Cover
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Signed by the artist, Very Good+, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Everett Raymond Kinstler, 9.5 inches, 7 inches, color

The 7 x 9.5 inch color sketch is mounted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 16 inches. The artist has written a note to the buyer on the back: For...

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Limited to 1000 sets, Very Fine, Profiles in History, Calabasa, CA, 2016, 1st, 14.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 334 pages, over 320 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Comic & Illustration Art Auction and The Frank Darabont Collection Set: (2) spectacular 10.5 x 14.5 inch limited edition coffee-table catalogs. (1)...

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Kinuko J. Craft, NF, Craft, Kinuko J., 1981, 1st, wraps

Portfolios: illustrators Kinuko Y. Craft (23 illustrations), James McMullan, Atari design.

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Paul Conrad, Conrad, Paul, Signed and inscribed by the artis, A few stains to the top edge, otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, 1996, 1st, 978-0961909550, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 210 pages, 317 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed by Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Conrad to fellow Los Angeles newspaper man (and literary scholar) Nicolas Beck. From the dustjacket:...

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Maurice Horn, VG+ ex-library copy (library bookplate on front end paper, library stamp on top edge otherwise unmarked, clean & tight), Horn, Maurice, Gale Research Co., 1986, 1st, cloth, English

"A biographical, bibliographical, and critical guide to current illustrators, animators, cartoonists, designers, and other graphic artists." Over 100...

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Maurice Horn, VG+ (cover slightly bent, corners slightly rubbed, otherwise unmarked, clean & tight), Horn, Maurice, Gale Research Co., 1986, 1st, cloth, English

"A biographical, bibliographical, and critical guide to current illustrators, animators, cartoonists, designers, and other graphic artists." Each lengthy...

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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine/NF (small blemish on dust jacket spine), Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Bonanza, 1985, 1st thus, cloth, English

A biographical dictionary of over 1500 western artists with a biography, a photo, signature and example of their work. A great reference for Western art...

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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine, Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Bonanza, 1985, 1st thus, cloth, English

A biographical dictionary of over 1500 western artists with a biography, a photo, signature and example of their work. A great reference for Western art...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Limited to 500 copies, Very Good, issued without dustjacket (front cover is crunched at the top corner and the board has a half-inch tear otherwise Near Fine, other corners sharp, only light wear), Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2019, 1st, 13.75 inches, 10 inches, 160 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 160-page volume limited to 500 copies was only sold as part of the deluxe Corben Coffret (composed of two volumes in a slipcase). There is almost no...

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Signed by the artist on a tipped-in color plate, Near Fine (light surface wear), Gary Gianni, Gianni, Gary, Hieronymus Press, 2002, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Gianni's self-published collection of Monster Men (originally serialized in Hellboy) and a William Hope Hodgeson short story illustrated by Gianni.

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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 302 pages, approx. 300 black & white illustrations, with 17 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, English

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Warren, New York, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 68 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

The all-Wrightson issue with seven classic stories from the height of his career: The Muck Monster, Clarice, Cool Air, A Martian Saga, The Pepper Lake...

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Alex Nino, Nino, Alex, Fine (very flat, tight, clean), Warren, New York, 1980, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 76 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

An all-Alex Nino issue collecting six classic stories from earlier issues: "A Boy and his Thing" (from Creepy #101, 1978) "Keep Kool" (from Creepy...

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Irwin Chusid, Barbara Economon, Jim Flora, Chusid, Barbara Economon, Irwin, Flora, Jim, Very Good+ (moderate wear to covers, interior Fine), Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2007, 1st, 10 inches, 11 inches, 180 pages, over 200 color illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora (2007) contains fine art works that were unknown when The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora was published (2004). The...

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