Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Cecil Beaton
  $20.00
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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
  $75.00
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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
  $35.00
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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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Out of stock
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
  $30.00
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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
  $300.00
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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
  $60.00
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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
  $35.00
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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
  $40.00
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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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