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  • Walt and Skeezix, Book Four 1927-1928

    By Frank King

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781897299395
    • Publisher: DRAWN & QUARTERLY BOOKS
    • Published: April 2010
    After a delay of nearly two years, the series collecting Frank O. King's (1883-1969) long-running comic strip Gasoline Alley returns with this superb illustration-reproduction installment. The centerpiece is a suspenseful sequence in which a wealthy European aristocrat kidnaps Skeezix - tthe foundling left on Walt Wallet's doorstep six years earlier - claiming to be the chld's natural father - culminating in a courtroom custody battle. But even more compelling is the homespun charm of the episodes that gently portray the everyday domestic life of Walt; his second wife Phyllis; and their enduring youngster. Supplemented by dozens of King's personal photographs, new biographical notes, and appendix. 400p.
  • The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics

    By Denis Kitchen

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810972964
    • Publisher: HARRY N. ABRAMS
    • Published: June 2009
    Harvey Kurtzman had a Midas touch for talent - discovering Robert Crumb, giving Gloria Steinem her first job in publishing - but was himself an astonishingly talented and influential artist, writer, editor, & satirist. the creator of MAD and Playboy's 'Little Annie Fanny' was called, 'One of the most important figures in post-WWII America' by the New York Times. The first and only authorized celebration of this 'Master of American Comics' is the definitive book. It includes hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations, paintings, pencil sketches, newly discovered lost E.C. Comics layouts, color compositions, vintage photos, and more! 256p.
  • The Drowned and the Saved

    By Primo Levi

    Our Price: $6.00 - $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679721864
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: April 1989
    By the end of his life, Primo Levi had become increasingly convinced that the lessons of the Holocaust were destined to be lost as it took a place among the routine atrocities of history. This book is a dark meditation on the meaning of the Nazi extermination after the passing of forty years. 203p.
  • The Wild Party: The Lost Classic by Joseph Moncure March

    By Joseph Moncure March

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375706431
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 1999
    Spiegelman's sinister and wild b&w drawings give charged new life to Joseph March's poem fable of dark Prohibition-era morality. A lost classic from 1928, 'It's the book that made me want to be a writer.' -- William Burroughs. 119p. Pap.
  • Exit Wounds

    By Rutu Modan

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781897299838
    • Publisher: DRAWN & QUARTERLY
    • Published: December 2008
    A debut tour de force from Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan, winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel. 'Her characters' body language and facial expressions, rendered in the gestural 'clear line' style of Herge's Tintin books, are so precisely observed, they practically tell the story by themselves'. The present work is a graphic novel set amid the chaos and despari of the Middle East that somehow, even in that contested place, achieves a kind of radiant calm. It's a love story. But it's a love story that emerges in a region so beset by the agonies of war that simple human affection might seem beside the point. In Modanis hands, it is not. Color illus. 183p.
  • The Disappearance of Childhood

    By Neil Postman

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679751663
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 1994
    From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today - and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood. Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that chldhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds. Originally published in 1982. Notes, Bibliography, Index. 177p.
  • Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel

    By Joe Sacco

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805092776
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
    • Published: October 2010
    Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, has long been a notorious flashpoint in the bitter Middle East conflict. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident, in 1956, that left 111 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli soldiers. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco immerses himself in the daily life of Rafah and the neighboring town of Khan Younis, uncovering Gaza past and present. As in Palestine and Safe Area Goradze, his unique visual journalism renders a contested landscape in brilliant, meticulous detail. Spanning fifty years, moving fluidly between one war and the next, Sacco's most ambitious work to date transforms a critical conflict into an intimate and immediate experience. Illustrations throughout. 432p.
  • Popeye Volume 4: 'Plunder Island'

    By E.C. Segar

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781606991695
    • Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
    • Published: August 2009
    With this fourth volume of the series, Segar's Poeye reaches one of its highest peaks in 'Plunder Island,' the glorious, epic-length Sunday-continuity adventure that ran for eight months and pitted the intrepid sailorman against the malevolent Sea Hag and her terrifyiing, grotesque sidekick the goon - helped, and sometimes hindered by, the easily corruptible J. Wellington Wimpy. Presented here for the first time in its complete, full-color, uncut glory! Meanwhile, the 'dailies' section rocks! Illus., color/b&w. 168p.
  • Masterpiece Comics

    By R. Sikoryak

    Our Price: $12.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781897299845
    • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
    • Published: September 2009
    This slim but densely sly volume collects twenty years of R. Sikoryak's classic lit/classic comics mashups. Blondie and Dagwood act out Genesis in 'Blonde Eve'; Garfield tempts Jon into a deal with the devil in 'Mephistofield'; and Batman turns into Raskol for a reworking of 'Crime and Punishment.' These retellings linger on the philosophical underpinnings of such tales. Color illus. 65p.
  • Saul Steinberg: Illuminations

    By Saul Steinberg

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300115864
    • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: November 2006
    Published on the occasion of the exhibition @Morgan Library, NYC, Nov.30.2006-Mar.4.20 07. Though best known for his barbed and brilliant art for The New Yorker, Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) did much more. He executed public murals, designed fabrics & stage sets, was an inventive collagist and printmaker, and turned his magic touch to the fields of painting, sculpture, advertising, and even wartime propaganda. This is the first retrospective of his total oeuvre. Previously unseen sketches, documents, & printed matter illustrate the essay, career chronology, & entries for 120 objects featured in this considerable publication. Illus., 170 color/135 b&w. 272p.
  • Zig and Wikki In: Something Ate My Homework

    By Toon Books

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781935179023
    • Publisher: Toon Books
    • Published: April 2010
    Cyclopean alien Zig and his best friend, the robotic encyclopedia Wikki, travel to a distant planet in search of a new lifeform to use as a pet, a distant planet called: Earth! There, Zig and Wikki find themselves suprisingly small compared to Earth creatures, and their quest to tame titanic dragonflies, toads, and raccoons is a dangerous one indeed. Full of wildlife facts! (Ages: 4-8).
  • Market Day

    By James Sturm

    Our Price: $13.00 - $19.75
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781897299975
    • Publisher: DRAWN AND QUARTERLY
    • Published: March 2010
    A rug maker ponders his future after the store owner who used to buy his handmade rugs retires, the new owner replaces the store's items with cheaper merchandise, and he must sell his rugs at a lower price in an emporium.
  • The Arrival

    By Shaun Tan

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780439895293
    • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine
    • Published: October 2007
    This visually stunning and incredibly moving graphic story is hauntingly beautiful. The story of immigration, family, magic, labor and humanity is one of the most original children's stories in recent memory. A classic to be read again and again, this tale has to be seen to be believed. This perfect book speaks in images only, invoking the adage, 'A picture is worth a thousand words.' (Ages: 9 & up).
  • Six Novels In Woodcuts

    By Lynd Ward

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Boxed Set
    • ISBN-13: 9781598530827
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: October 2010
    Includes: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage, Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo. Cracked slip cover.
  • The Acme Novelty Library #20: Lint

    By Chris Ware

    Our Price: $21.55
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770460201
    • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
    • Published: October 2010
    In keeping with his goal of issuing a volume of his occasionally lauded ACME series once every new autumn, volume 20 finds cartoonist Chris Ware continuing his "Rusty Brown" graphic novel experiment.

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