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Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box
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Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box

By Leonard S. Marcus

Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick, 2016 First Edition, First Printing, Signed by the Author on the title page, in as new condition. Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a furious pace. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms. The book also contains an original graphic short on the common theme of “the city" from each of the artists, a mini-comic set in a cityscape of their choosing—present-day, historical, or imaginary. Featuring interviews with: Harry Bliss Catia Chien Geoffrey Hayes Kazu Kibuishi Hope Larson Danica Novgorodoff Matt Phelan Dave Roman Mark and Siena Cherson Siegel James Sturm Sara Varon Gene Luen Yang A must-have collection for comics fans and creators everywhere, packed with interviews and original comics by today’s foremost graphic novelists.

$18.75

Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box
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Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box

By Leonard S. Marcus

Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick, 2016 First Edition, First Printing, Signed by the Author on the title page, in as new condition.

$15.00

Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box
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Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box

By Leonard S. Marcus

Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick, 2016 First Edition, First Printing, in as new condition. Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a furious pace. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms. The book also contains an original graphic short on the common theme of “the city" from each of the artists, a mini-comic set in a cityscape of their choosing—present-day, historical, or imaginary. Featuring interviews with: Harry Bliss Catia Chien Geoffrey Hayes Kazu Kibuishi Hope Larson Danica Novgorodoff Matt Phelan Dave Roman Mark and Siena Cherson Siegel James Sturm Sara Varon Gene Luen Yang A must-have collection for comics fans and creators everywhere, packed with interviews and original comics by today’s foremost graphic novelists.

$11.25

Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel
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Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel

By Feiffer, Jules

New York, NY: Liveright, 2014 Signed Limited Edition of 250 copies. This is the advance reading copy, signed by the author - illustrator on May 29, 2014 at Boo Expo, New York City. Signed on the front free end paper limitation page. A graphic novel, in twenty-eight chapters. Illustrated paper covers are clean with little wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid.

$45.00

Art in Time
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Art in Time

By Nadel, Dan

New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2010 First Edition. Quarto. Bound in matte pictorial boards. Cover boards and dust jacket are clean with no noticeable wear. This volume reprints complete comic book stories that represented some of the best but obscure adventure stories from the 1940s through the 1980s, according to the publisher's copy on the dust jacket flap. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid

$15.00

Flood
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Flood

By Drooker, Eric

New York, NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993 First Edition, Third Printing of this graphic novel reminiscent of the work on Frans Masereel, Rockwell Kent, and Lynd Ward. Covers have slight wear, interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid.

$9.00

Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures Wonderstruck
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Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures Wonderstruck

By Selznick, Brian

New York, NY: Scholastic, 2011 First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author - illustrator on a book plate, dated December 2011, affixed to the front free end paper. A fine, unread copy in pristine condition. Playing with the form he created in his Caldecott-winning modern classic The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Selznick once again "sails into uncharted territory" as he takes readers on an "awe-inspiring journey," through his innovative use of illustration and text in this morphing of a traditional children's illustrated book, chapter book, and graphic novel. Illustrated cover boards, dust jacket, text block, and interior pages are clean with no noticeable wear. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover.

$67.50

Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez
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Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez

By Bowden, Charles

Austin, Texas : University of Texas Press, 2010 First Edition of this graphic novel of the US-Mexico border. Black cover boards with gilt title to spine, clean with little noticeable wear. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Dust jacket is clean with no tears or stains, price intact on flap, in mylar sleeve. "What do you call a place where people are tortured and murdered and buried in the backyard of a nice, middle-class condo? Where the meanings of words such as "border" and "crime" and "justice" are emptying out into the streets and flowing down into the sewers? You call it Juarez, or, better yet, Dreamland. Realizing that merely reporting the facts cannot capture the massive disintegration of society that is happening along the border, Charles Bowden and Alice Leora Briggs use nonfiction and sgraffito drawings to depict the surreality that is Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. With the feel of a graphic novel, the look of an illuminated medieval manuscript, and the harshness of a police blotter, this book captures the routine brutality, resilient courage, and rapacious daily commerce along the U.S. - Mexico border," says the publisher's description.

$63.75

Frans Masereel
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Frans Masereel

By Roger Avermaete

Brussels, Belgium and New York, NY : Fonds Mercator and Rizzoli, 1977 The catalogue raisonnée of the art and published work of Frans Masereel (1989-1972). A Flemish painter and graphic artist who worked in France, Masereel is known primarily for his woodcuts, Critics believe his greatest work was his wordless novel Passionate Journey, published in 1919. He illustrated more than 20 other wordless novels and is credited for influencing the work of artist Lynd Ward and succeeding generations of graphic novelists. A very good copy of the definitive catalog of Masereel. Folio. 318 pages. Bound in black cloth with gilt title to white back strip, with the artist's initials stamped in gilt on the front cover. Housed in a black paper over board slipcase. Covers are clean but scuffed, with slight shelf wear. Illustrated dust jacket is clean with slight wear. Slipcase is scuffed with some shelf wear but fully intact. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. With 284 B&W illustrations documenting the full range of the artist's work, including 8 color plates, 2 folding plates and a tipped-in woodcut frontispiece. Bibliography and catalog by Pierre Vorms and Hanns-Conon von der Gabelentz. With a preface by Maurice Naessens: a 29-page bibliography and catalog, list of illustrations, and chronology of the artist's works. *** Due to the size and weight of this volume, expect additional shipping charges. Please inquire as to exact cost.

$187.50

Jules Feiffer's America: From Eisenhower to Reagan

By Feiffer, Jules

New York, NY: Alfred A Knopf, 1982 First Edition, Signed by the author and illustrator on the second front free end paper. Black cloth cover boards are clean with slight age toning along edges, with red embossed title to spine. Interior pages are clean and unmarked except for gift inscription on second front free end paper. Dust jacket has some shelf wear, some sunning to spine, but otherwise clean, in mylar sleeve.

$37.50

Southern Cross: A Novel of the South Seas

By Hyde, Laurence

Los Angeles, California : The Ward Ritchie Press, 1951 First Edition of this scarce early wordless graphic novel, of an island in the South Pacific, in the style of Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel. Introduction by Rockwell Kent. Black paper over board covers with maroon back strip with bright gilt lettering on spine. With a silhouette woodcut in red on front panel. Covesr are clean with slight shelf wear at corners. Interior is clean with no inscriptions or other markings except for remnants of glue from tiny (1/8 inch round sticker) at top of front free end paper . Lacking the scarce publisher's clear plastic dust jacket. Un-paginated. A collectible copy of this scarce book, an early graphic novel.

$131.25

Ben's Dream
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Ben's Dream

By Van Allsburg, Chris

Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1982 First Edition, First Printing. With the full number line on the copyright page. Blue-Green cover boards are clean with little wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Dust jacket has slight edge wear but no tears or stains, in mylar sleeve. The story of a dream where a boy's house becomes a boat that travels the world while he is supposedly reading a geography book. A story told with line drawings and just a very few words, limited to the first page. A nice clean copy of Van Allsburg's third book.

$37.50

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Selznick, Brian

New York, NY: Scholastic Press, 2007 First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author/illustrator on the second front free end paper. Cover boards, text block, and the interior are as new. Binding is square and solid. Dust jacket is clean with 2 inch scratch on rear panel, price intact on flap, in mylar sleeve. Awarded the 2008 Randolph Caldecott Medal, the most prestigious U.S. award for picture book illustration. A novel designed as a B&W motion picture, for 9-14 year olds, set in 1931 Paris. More than half of the book is composed of Selznick's dense pencil drawings. Like traditional picture books and graphic novels, both illustrations and text are needed to tell the story.

$56.25

Alex Toth

By Toth, Alex; Auad, Manuel

Northampton : Kitchen Sink Press, 1995 Signed by the author and illustrator on a book plate tipped onto the front paste down. Illustrated cover boards are clean with little noticeable wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is solid. This is #155 of signed and numbered copies.

$41.25

Nancy Eats Food

By Bushmiller, Ernie

Princeton, Wisconsin : Kitchen Sink Press, 1993 Limited Edition. This is 195 of 200 copies. Cover boards, interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid.

$33.75

Will Eisner's New York, The Big City

By Eisner, Will

Princeton, Wisconsin : Kitchen Sink Press, 1986 Signed Limited Edition. Signed by the author-illustrator on the limitation page, a specially printed book plate attached to the front free end paper. This is number 119 of 500 copies. As issued without a dust jacket. Illustrated cover boards are clean with little noticeable wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid.

$75.00

Comics as Culture
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Comics as Culture

By Inge, M. Thomas

Jackson, Mississippi and London : University Press of Mississippi, 1990 Warmly inscribed by the author to "Peggy and Wayne" and signed on April 11, 2005. Cover is clean with little noticeable wear. Binding is square and solid. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated in black and white.

$33.75

History of the DC Universe

By Wolfman, Marv

New York, NY: DC Comics, Inc., 1988 Limited Signed Edition. Signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation page. This is number 635 of 1000 copies. Also inscribed "To Wayne" and signed by the executive editor Dick Giordano. Black cover boards are clean with little noticeable wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout in color. Binding is square and solid. Dust jacket is clean with very slight edge wear but no tears. Un-paginated.

$75.00

Will Eisner Color Treasury
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Will Eisner Color Treasury

By Eisner, Will and Catherine Yronwode

Princeton, Wisconsin : Kitchen Sink Press, 1981 Inscribed by the illustrator on the front free end paper: "To Wayne from Will Eisner". Illustrated cover boards are clean with little wear. As issued, without a dust jacket. Interior is clean and unmarked. Includes two full Spirit stories in full color, 25 Spirit magazine covers,10 color Spirit Portfolio plates, among others. Binding is square and solid.

$75.00

A Contract With God
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A Contract With God

By Eisner, Will

Princeton, Wisconsin : Kitchen Sink Press, 1997 First Edition Thus. Signed, Limited Edition. Number 166 of 600 signed and numbered copies. Signed by the author on an illustrated limitation slip attached to the front free end paper. This slip has a B&W image of a man starting to climb steps up to a tenement building. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front paste down: "To Wayne, from Will Eisner". Quarter brown cloth and cream paper over board covers, with silver gilt title to cover, clean and unmarked, with no noticeable shelf wear. Dust jacket is clean and unmarked, in mylar sleeve. Binding is square and solid. Un-paginated. A collectible copy of Eisner's ground breaking graphic novel. First published, in English, by Baronet in 1978, Eisner revolutionized the comics medium with the publication of this book, long considered the first graphic novel. Eisner is considered by critics as the grand-father of graphic novels in America. This semi-autobiographical work captures with pen and ink the drama of the city and its all-too-human inhabitants.

$356.25

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