Alex Raymond was one of the most influential comic strip artists of the 20th Century, creating action-packed art for Secret Agent X-9, the spectacular, classic imagery for Flash Gordon, and the nuanced, brilliant artwork for the detective/film-noiresque Rip Kirby. Now, for the first time, Hermes Press presents a comprehensive, definitive, art monograph covering Raymond’s complete artistic output with an authoritative text by noted comics historian Ron Goulart. This new exhaustive full color art book features over 400 images, many scanned directly from Raymond’s original artwork, and is being published under license from King Features as part of their 100th anniversary celebration.
See original artwork from Raymond’s work on Secret Agent X-9, Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim, and Rip Kirby together with numerous examples of his earliest strip artwork, commercial illustration, and more.This extra large format art book is presented in a 10 by 13 inch size, so collectors can savor every detail of Raymond’s artistic genius.
Mandrake the Magician the Complete King Years: Volume One; reprints issues #1 through #5 as well as the complete back-up stories found in King Features’ Flash Gordon; this reprint features the Mandrake the Magician comics which premiered in 1966 during the height of the Silver Age; cover artwork by Andre LeBlanc; covers by Fred Fredericks, Don Heck, and Andre LeBlanc; stories by Dick Wood; interior artwork by Don Heck, Werner Roth; Fred Fredericks, Andre LeBlanc and Ray Bailey; ISBN #978-1-61345-098-7; 7.75 by 10.25 by 1; full color; deluxe hardcover with dustjacket and printed cover with endpapers; 176 pages; historical essay; $49.99.
The comic book version of the 20th Century’s most famous fictional magician sees print again in Hermes Press’ deluxe version of King Features comics’ Mandrake the Magician! Lee Falk’s newspaper strip, Mandrake the Magician, offered readers, magic, occult and the fantastic and King Feature’s comic book version, which saw print during the height of the Silver Age, was a worthy entry into the world of comic books.
This first volume of the complete comic book run of Mandrake the Magician presents the first five comics in the series together with all of the back-up stories printed in King Features’ Flash Gordon title. These stories feature artwork by such Silver Age luminaries as Don Heck, Werner Roth, and Andre LeBlanc with scripts by Dick Wood.
Volume One also contains tons of extras including extensive essays on Lee Falk’s Mandrake the Magician and the artists who created the comic book series. Also included (in addition to the comic book reprint of the story) is the complete original art to one of the back-up stories.
We’re proud to announce that two of our amazing reprints, Walt Kelly’s Pogo (Volume’s 1 & 2) have been nominated for an Eisner Award! Specifically, Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)! Cross your fingers that we win this summer, at the San Diego Comic Con!
Coming soon from Hermes Press, Infected By Art Volume Three! This ground-breaking collector’s edition features over 300 pieces of art from the world’s best fantasy, science fiction, and horror artists in a range of various mediums. Each page of this book will feature the name of the artist, the title of the art, the medium in which it was created, and the artist’s website. The competition is being judged this year by:
Donato Giancola — Since beginning his professional career in 1993, Donato’s list of clients has grown to include major book publishers in New York to concept design firms on the West Coast: notables include The United Nations, LucasArts, National Geographic, Scientific American, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, The Village Voice, Playboy Magazine, the US Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast , Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, The Sci-Fi Channel, Milton-Bradley, and Hasbro.
Greg Hildebrandt — Beginning in 1975, Greg and with his brother Tim illustrated the first of a series of Lord of the Rings calendars for Ballantine Books. This series of paintings launched the two men into international fame, with over a million calendars sold, and the name the Brothers Hildebrandt® was born! In 1977, Lucas Films hired the Brothers Hildebrandt to create the movie poster for the first Star Wars film, Star Wars: A New Hope.
Rebecca Guay — During her over 20 years of painting professionally, Rebecca Leveille-Guay has built a formidable reputation in contemporary and pop culture art. The work focuses on emotionally charged themes that echo elements of the symbolists and orientalists, as well as undertones of Pre-Raphaelites, with a contemporary surreal twist.
Jon Schindehette — He is an award winning art/creative director. Schindehette has over 30 year of experience in the creative industry and has worked for a laundry list of clients including: Disney, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Harley-Davidson, Price Waterhouse, Arco Oil & Gas, and many more. He is most well known for his work with Dungeons & Dragons and ArtOrder. Jon is currently the Creative Director for Treehouse Brand Stores, a subsidiary of Think Geek.
From fantastic scenes of science fiction to the worlds of fantasy and horror, this book has it all, and will appeal to anyone who appreciates the fantastic arts.
Artwork included in IBA Volume Three ranges from traditionally drawn and painted art, to artwork done digitally, as well as sculpture. Each piece of art was hand-picked by this select group of judges.
Infected by Art (IBA) Volume Three: The Best of the World’s Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Art; ISBN #978-1-16345-092-5; art book showcasing world-wide submissions of emerging artists who have submitted their art to IBA for a competition judged by some of the finest artists in the world who determine the pieces included in this book; hardcover; endleaves; 304 pages; all color; $49.99; mature; over 300 pieces of artwork; available July/2015.
For more information on Infected By Art, visit www.infectedbyart.com/.
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Make sure to check out this video of publisher Dan Herman discussing the newest chapter in our Phantom library!
Make sure to check out this video from our publisher Dan Herman, about the George Wunder’s Terry and the Pirates Volume 2!