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COMING JULY 2018
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Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney: How They Conquered The Third Reich by Carsten Laqua; ISBN 978-1-61345-166-3; hardcover, all color; 240 pages 8.75 x 11.25 inches; over 300 illustrations; $60; release in July/2018.
The first complete history of Walt Disney’s creations, beginning in pre-war Germany and ending with the impact of all things Disney in the 1950s. Written by Disney historian, museum exhibition curator, and art dealer Carsten Laqua, this extensive history is based on a detailed study of the European Disney archives as well as with interviews conducted over more than a decade during the 1980-1990s.
Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney: How They Conquered the Third Reich explores the licensing and merchandising of Disney cartoons in pre-war Germany and then methodically relates the Third Reich’s formal and informal reaction to Mickey Mouse and Disney’s entire output of cartoon features — from the use of Mickey Mouse and Disney characters in products, advertising and even as a moniker on German military vehicles and aircraft.
This in-depth history also details Disney’s U.S. propaganda against the Nazis as well as delving into the ill-fated attempt of Disney’s employees during this period to unionize.
Packed with photographs, never-before-seen documentary records and products that were manufactured during the war in Germany. The book concludes with influence of Walt Disney’s world of creations on post-World War II Germany. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 never before published historic photographs.
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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.
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Collects classic world war II women fighting heroes by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lilly Renee, and Fran Hopper.
During the Golden Age of comics publishers offered titles supporting the war effort — presenting fighting men and their feminine counterparts — babes in arms! Comic books during this period featured US service-women fighting all of the axis bad guys and gave several of the most noteworthy women artists of the era opportunities to create action-packed, adventure filled four color stories. Now for the first time renowned pop-culture historian Trina Robbins assembles comic book stories by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lilly Renee, and Fran Hopper together with insightful commentary and loads of documentary extras to create the definitive book chronicling the work of these important Golden Age artists. This magnificent art book offers page after page of good girl action!