We’ve just received a couple of really cool looking bookings from Portland’s own Floating World Comics: Field Studies by Aidan Koch, and D.I.Y. Magic by Anthony Alvarado.
Following up her dreamy books The Whale and The Blonde Woman, Koch presents Field Studies, a collection of 90 drawings done between January and November of 2012. “Taken as a whole they form an illustrated essay – a year in the life of an artist on the road,” says the publisher. Copies are $13.00, and you might have to fight me for one.
Next up is D.I.Y. Magic, a book about magic as, “a state where the mind lets go of the normal way of being and is opened up to an experience of existence as a whole that is bigger and without time.” Holy cow! If that doesn’t sound awesome enough, this book also features plenty of interior illustrations by the likes of Ron Rege Jr., Malachi Ward, Aidan Koch, Inés Estrada, Farel Dalrymple, Lala Albert, and many more. $13.95. Come get it.
The following comic books and graphic novels are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling Books & Art on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of dispute between prices below and prices in store, we will defer to the in-store price.
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Here’s a neat treat for Kirby fans! We’ve recently uncovered a charming, 80s-binding art book we did ages ago featuring rarely seen Jack Kirby art.
In 1979 Kirby, was approached to create concept artwork for the adaptation of the 1967 novel Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny. The massive sets required to make the film would then be turned into a theme park in Aurora, Colorado.
While Lord of Light was never made into a movie, you can learn more about the fate of this film in Ben Affleck’s Argo.
Lord of Light and the Permanent Structures of Science Fiction Land is available on the second floor for $15.
The following comic books and graphic novels are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling Books & Art on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of dispute between prices below and prices in store, we will defer to the in-store price.
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Wow, are you guys in for a treat or what!? We just unearthed some very rare Junko Mizuno silkscreen posters in the warehouse! These are large posters, screened with up to 6 colours, produced by Junko Mizuno and Vacuum Records. We thought they sold out years ago, but we found some and if you’ve been looking for that rare Mizuno print/poster to own, this is it!
We’ll be putting these in the online art-store on Monday, so if you can make it into The Beguiling this weekend you’ll have first-crack at them.
They are currently selling for $200 each.
The first two volumes of the popular webcomic The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal are now in stock! Are you not familiar with the series? Then try this on for size:
In the span of a single day, Amal calls off his arranged marriage, comes out to his conservative parents, promptly gets disowned, goes on a bender… and wakes up the next morning to find TJ, a lanky, dreadlocked vagrant, frying eggs and singing Paul Simon in his kitchen. TJ claims that the two have made a drunken pact to drive all the way from Berkeley to Providence. As it happens, Amal promised his sister he’d be there for her graduation from Brown University. And TJ, well… TJ has his own reasons. The agreement is simple: Amal does the driving; TJ pays the way – but a 3500 mile journey leaves plenty of time for things to get complicated.
Intended for print, volumes 1 and 2 (Poor Boys and Pilgrims and Wanderlust Kings) represents the first 2/3 of the story, and are $15 each. Plenty of time to get caught up before volume 3 comes out in 2014!
From publisher Drawn & Quarterly:
The Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of the dysfunctional Mullen family. These four-panel entries–each representing an episode in the life of Freddie–bring to life adolescence, pimples and all. No matter what happens, it all seems to go wrong for Freddie–he’s set up as an arsonist, mercilessly teased in school, and bossed around by classmates. With consummate skill, Lynda Barry writes about the cruelty of children at this most vulnerable age when the friends they make and the paths they choose can forever change their lives. In The Freddie Stories every word of dialogue, every piece of narration, and every dark line evokes adolescent angst.
These short, moving stories are collected from Barry’s beloved Ernie Pook’s Comeek, which was serialized across North America for two decades. Re-packaged here with a brand-new introduction from Lynda Barry, The Freddie Stories is an adult tale about just how hard it is to be a teenager–a classic Barry work alongside her cult masterpiece novel Cruddy–poignant, insightful, and true.
Wow! How can you say ‘No’ to any of that?! The Freddie Stories is $19.95, and we’d love for you to come get one!
Kazu Kibuishi, (Amulet, Flight) has just completed a very successful Kickstarter campaign to print a whole bunch more copies of the sci-fi western Daisy Kutter. From the Kickstarter description:
Daisy Kutter is a retired bank robber and legendary gunfighter who has decided to open a dry goods store in the small town of Middleton. The sheriff, her ex-boyfriend Tom McKay, tries to recruit her to join him on the other side of the law, but she isn’t quite ready to move on.
When Daisy loses everything she owns in a high-stakes poker tournament, she is offered a job from the stranger who cleans her out at the table. He wants to hire her to rob his train. What’s the catch? He believes his vaunted robotic security system will stop Daisy in her tracks, and he wants to prove it. If she succeeds in robbing the train, she can keep the gold and have her life back…
This new printing is: 6″ x 9″, 192 pages, softcover w/ matte finish, 4-color printing throughout (even though the story is in black and white), full color extra materials, including the full color short story “Phantoms” and the original mini-series covers. This will be the nicest version of Daisy Kutter on the shelf. Perfect for teens!
New from writer Mark Andrew Smith (The Amazing Joy Buzzards, Aqua Leung) and artist James Stokoe (Wonton Soup, Orc Stain) and straight from Kickstarter comes the baseball horror Sullivan’s Sluggers!
From the Amazon product description:
Long past their former glory, the minor league Sluggers get an invitation to play a baseball game in a cursed small town. After the 7th inning stretch, the sun goes down, and the dysfunctional teammates find themselves fighting for their lives against a town of flesh-eating monsters! Now, it’s up to coach Casey Sullivan to put down the booze, step up to the proverbial plate, and help his team escape from being the next dish in the town’s terrifying feeding frenzy!
This 200 page, hardcover graphic novel comes with a set of trading cards and a print by Stokoe, all packaged inside a very handsome slipcase – well worth $50!
The Bird King: an artist’s notebook is a collection of various doodles, preliminary designs, sketchbook pages, and drawings from the life of Shaun Tan. Known for beautiful books like The Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia, The Bird King offers readers a look into Tan’s creative process.
128 pages long, $19.99, and in a format that emulates his actual sketchbooks, The Bird King includes annotations on the practice of drawing and explanatory notes for each image.