A Modern Master Robert E. McGinnis began his career in 1947 as a cartoonist, and produced his first cover illustrations for 1956 issues of the magazines True Detective and Master Detective. Then in 1958, he painted his first paperback book cover, and from that day forward his work was in demand. The emergence of the "McGinnis Woman"--long-legged, intelligent, alluring, and enigmatic--established him as the go-to artist for detective novels. His work appeared on Mike Shayne titles and the Perry Mason series, and he produced 100 paintings for the Carter Brown adventures. Yet McGinnis became famous for his work in other genres as well: espionage, romance, historicals, gothics, and Westerns. McGinnis's first major magazine assignments were for The Saturday Evening Post, and his work has graced the pages of Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, Guideposts, and others. McGinnis women frequently cropped up in the men's magazines of the '60s and '70s. His first movie poster was for Breakfast at Tiffany's, with an iconic rendering of Audrey Hepburn. Almost instantly, his poster artwork could be seen everywhere--in theaters, on billboards, in newspapers, and even on soundtrack albums. His work for Hollywood became a who's-who, with posters for James Bond, The Odd Couple, Woody Allen, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, and many more. Some of his most ambitious works have been his gallery paintings, often depicting stunning American landscapes, vast Western vistas, and of course, beautiful women. The Art of Robert E. McGinnis collection reveals the full scope and beauty of the work of a true American master--one whose legacy continues today.
Author: Robert E. McGinnis, Cathy Fenner, Arnie Fenner
Presents more than two hundred full-color reproductions of paintings, drawings, advertisements, comics, magazine illustrations, and sculptures by outstanding contemporary fantastic artists--including Michael Whelan, James Christensen, Gregory Manchess, and Bob Eggleton--as well as a review of the past year in the world of fantastic art. 25,000 first printing.
The Monkey King
Author: Katsuya Terada, Toshifumi Yoshida
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
A graphic novel based on the medieval Chinese legend of the Monkey King, in which the impious ape Goku teams up with a nun, a hapless pig, and a severed head to reach the fabled land of Tenjiku.
Author: Robert McGinnis, Cathy Fenner, Arnie Fenner
McGinnis's familiar illustrations and paintings for book covers and movie posters--such as "You Only Live Twice, Breakfast at Tiffany's", and "The Odd Couple"--are presented in this collection, with McGinnis providing his insights in the book's Foreword. Color illustrations.
Author: Robert E. McGinnis, Shannon O. Mcginnis, Lan H. Mcginnis, Brandon D. Jones
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Sid had a choice. He could marry a fourteen year old Mayan or let her die as a sacrifice to the fertility god of Mayan women. The fourteen year old girl was nice, she was sweet and she was very pretty, but oh so young. Her name was Si. He knew he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was in a real tough spot trapped between two dimensions about five-hundred years apart. Socially he would have to comply with the cultural requirement of marriage, but then later as the tribal women began watching her belly, he found out that if she didn't show a child within two years she would still be sacrificed and he would have to marry another. Morally and ethically, he did not intend to make anyone that young his wife. Sounds complicated? It's not; he works it out with the best results for everyone, even himself. How do they have a baby when they really need one without Sid breaking his own cultural code of ethics?
World-renowned science fiction and fantasy artist Wayne Barlowe is known for his extraordinarily imaginative depictions of alien creatures and fantastic landscapes, creating eerily surreal and disturbing visions. This collection covers the whole breadth of his work, including many pieces that have never been seen before.
The Last Quarry
Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
QUARRY'S BACK – FOR HIS TOUGHEST JOB EVER. The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hitman into tackling one last lucrative assignment. The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead? And why in hell does he care? On the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic assassin's first appearance, bestselling author Max Allan Collins brings him back for a dark and deadly mission where the last quarry may turn out to be Quarry himself.
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
Deadly Welcome, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Alex Doyle is a tough man on a tough assignment in Ramona Beach, Florida, the kind of place that doesn’t trust strangers and is policed by a sheriff who echoes the locals’ sentiments with a billy club. But Alex isn’t an outsider, exactly. He grew up in Ramona Beach—until they railroaded him out of town. “Can’t trust trash,” they said. Alex has never been back . . . until his employer, the Defense Department, sends him home to locate a government scientist and get him out alive. Unfortunately for Alex, Ramona Beach has a long memory. Unfortunately for Ramona Beach, so does Alex. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark
A stunning survey of magazine artwork for the 1960's. Giving insight into the extraoridinary talents of the illustrators featured as well as revealing the social aspirations of this era of political optimism and sexual freedom.
The Paperback Art of James Avati
Author: Piet Schreuders, James Avati, Kenneth Fulton
Publisher: Donald m Grant Pub Incorporated
James Avati (1912-2005) is regarded as the pre-eminent painter of paperback covers in the second half of the 20th century. He was known in the business as the 'King of the Paperbacks'. Avati designed realistic cover illustrations for novels by the likes of Steinbeck, Faulkner, Salinger, Caldwell and Moravia, covers that appealed directly to broad sections of the population. He worked for the New American Library (Signet Books) and for every other major paperback publisher including Bantam, Avon, Pocket, Fawcett and Dell. In this lavishly illustrated book graphic designer Piet Schreuders reconstructs Avati's life and 40-year career. During the past 25 years most of Avati's original paintings have been salvaged from the warehouses of American publishers and now fetch many thousands of dollars among collectors. Here, for the first time, Avati's universally admired work is available in full-size quality reproductions and expertly described.This is a paperback volumn with sewn signatures
Collects Sharaz-de #1-6: A set of tales inspired by the Arabian Nights by European comics master Sergio Toppi, exploring a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice, as Sharaz-de, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner. Tales filled with evil spirits, treasures, risk, and danger, but with ever at their center the passions of gods and men. Translated from the original French publication.
A 224 page hardcover book devoted to the life and work of illustrator Edwin Georgi.
Kill Now, Pay Later
Author: Robert Terrall
Publisher: Titan Books
When Ben Gates took the job guarding the presents at a ritzy upper-class wedding, he thought it would be a simple assignment: stand around, look tough, and make sure none of the bridesmaids walk off with the jewelry.
Author: David Saunders
Publisher: Illustrated PressInc
Norman Saunders was the illustrator of Mars Attacks, Wacky Packages, pre-code horror comic book covers, hundreds of pulp magazines, and much more. This definitive reference book includes over 880 illustrations and photos from every phase of his career.