About Us

We are full-time booksellers specializing in books on twentieth-century illustration, animation & comic art. Our emphasis is on what other booksellers normally classify as art reference books.

We have thousands of books on individual illustrators, animators, cartoonists, and comic book and comic strip artists. We also carry books of art instruction and technique, histories, surveys, and annuals.

Our customers are professional artists, filmmakers, art students, instructors, libraries, art collectors, and fans.

We carry books, magazines, fanzines, original art, and ephemera.

Artists' Sketchbooks

We began selling artist's self-published sketchbooks in 1998 when we offered Glen Murakami's first two sketchbooks, Shrunk'n Head and Under Beneath.

In 2001, we offered Shane Glines' first sketchbook, Ice Cream, and hosted a sketchbook signing for Shane and Glen at San Diego Comic-Con.

Since then, the offerings have exploded with hundreds of artists each year publishing their own sketchbooks and art collections.

We strive to offer the best selection of current artists sketchbooks; from aspiring students to well-established professionals.