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Affirmations For Pessimists Book by Chris Reccardi
Affirmations For Pessimists Book by Chris Reccardi
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Do You like ugly, silly drawings? Ever get annoyed by lame socially-acceptable sayings such as "...Don't take it personally" or "...You need to practice self-acceptance?" Ever feel guilty that you're just too lousy a person for real affirmations of love and kindness and prefer to just say something uncomfortably appropriate?
With "Affirmations for Pessimists", you get all of the above in award-winning cartoonist/fine artist Chris Reccardi's illustrated book of hideous drawings and delightful quotes that offer cynical (but true) alternatives to today's popular wisdom.
***Contains Adult Language: Not meant for your kid!***

Year: 2013
Size: 7.5" x 7.5"
Jesse Jacobs - By This Shall You Know Him comic book
Jesse Jacobs - By This Shall You Know Him comic book
List Price: $15.00
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Artist and illustrator Jesse Jacobs—whose book Even the Giants (AdHouse, 2011) marked his major publishing debut after several award-winning, self-published titles—describes his new comic work, By This Shall You Know Him, as coming “out of the darkness of oblivion.” Within the book’s confines, Jacobs states that the reader will “bear witness to the limitless ambitions of a gang of celestial beings as they fiddle and fuss with all sorts of molecular arrangements, creating infinitely detailed patterns and strange new worlds brimming with bizarre life forms. Part art-book, part graphic novel, By This Shall You Know Him depicts all manner of beast running, crawling and slithering towards death’s cold embrace.”

Jesse Jacobs was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, and now draws comics and things from his home in London, Ontario. In 2009, his books Small Victories and Blue Winter were short listed at the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning. He received the Gene Day Award for Canadian Comic Book Self-Publisher of 2008. His work has been exhibited in galleries across the country.

The Treehouse HEROES & The Forgotten Beast by Phil Amara & Alina Chau
The Treehouse HEROES & The Forgotten Beast by Phil Amara & Alina Chau
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A charming magical story. From their treehouse headquarters, come five youth who have super powers and a wise teacher. Now they must save a mystical beast called the Zez from the menacing General Moon and his bandits.
Using their unique abilities, can the Treehouse Heroes rescue their friend and restore the balance of nature?

Written by Phil Amara : A veteran comics creator
IIIustrated by Alina Chau : A Star Wars: The Clone Wars artist

This fresh blend of adventure and lyrical art will excite readers of all ages.

Year: 2012
Width: 8"
Height: 11 1/4"
Black Blizzard [softcover] book- Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Black Blizzard [softcover] book- Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Our Price: $19.95

Created in the late 1950s, BLACK BLIZZARD is Yoshihiro Tatsumi�s first full-length graphic novel and one of the first published examples of gekiga, Tatsumi documented this landmark genre of manga, and the creation of this graphic novel in his epic critically acclaimed 2009 autobiography A DRIFTING LIFE. With BLACK BLIZZARD, Yoshihiro Tatsumi returns to the dark underbelly of his working class heroes that made me him one of the most well known Japanese cartoonists in North America.

Susumu Yamaji, a 24-year-old pianist, is arrested for murder and ends up handcuffed to a career criminal on the train that will take them to prison. An avalanche derails the train and the criminal takes the opportunity to escape, dragging a reluctant Susumu with him into the blizzard raging outside. They flee into the mountains to an abandoned ranger station where they take shelter from the storm. As they sit around the fire they built, Susumu relates how love drove him to become a murderer. A cinematic adventure story, BLACK BLIZZARD uncovers an unlikely love story and an even unlikelier friendship.

Full-Color and Black and White, 144 pages, 6 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches
Red Snow [hardcover] book- Susumu Katsumata
Red Snow [hardcover] book- Susumu Katsumata
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Red Snow

Susumu Katsumata

Red Snow continues D+Q's groundbreaking exploration of the fascinating world of Gekiga in this collection of short stories drawn with great delicacy and told with subtle nuance by legendary Japanese artist Susumu Katsumata. The setting is the pre-modern Japanese countryside of the author's youth, a slightly magical world where ancestral traditions hold sway over a people in the full vigor of life, struggling to survive the harsh seasons and the difficult life of manual laborers and farmers. While the world they inhabit has faded into memory and myth, the universal fundamental emotions of the human heart prevail at the center of these tender stories.

Susumu Katsumata began publishing comic strips in the legendary avant-garde magazine Garo (which also published his contemporaries Yoshihiro Tatsumi and Yoshiharu Tsuge) in 1965 while enrolled in the faculty of Science in Tokyo. He abandoned his studies in 1971 to become a professional comics artist, alternating the short humorous strips, upon which he built his reputation, with stories of a more personal nature in which he tenderly depicted the lives of peasants and farmers from his native region. In 2006, Susumu Katsumata won the 35th Japanese Cartoonists Association Award Grand prize for Red Snow.

Black and White/232 pages/6.25X8.5 inches
A Drifting Life [softcover]- Yoshihiro Tatsumi
A Drifting Life [softcover]- Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Our Price: $34.95

A Drifting Life

Yoshihiro Tatsumi

April 2009

Edited and designed by Adrian Tomine

Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye—originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever—the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today’s graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II.

Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi’s stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father’s financial burdens and his parents’ failing marriage, his jealous brother’s deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo’s Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)—with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals.

Praise for Yoshihiro Tatsumi:
“In the hands of a talent like Tatsumi…hidden worlds are excavated and dark corners of the human condition illuminated.”—Bookforum

“His nakedly personal work, created when the medium was predominantly impersonal, made Tatsumi unique in Japan and around the world.”—Print

Paperback, 840 pages, 6.125 x 8.25 inches, b/w.
Tiny Kitten Teeth HC book - Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson
Tiny Kitten Teeth HC book - Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson
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Tiny Kitten Teeth book includes 3 stories, Finding Your Accordion, Setting Sail, A Scholarly Pursuit, and Supplementary Material Section.
Illustrated by Becky Dreistadt
Written by Frank Gibson
Year 2012
144 Pages
8.5" x 10"
Weight: a little bit over 2 lbs
Signed with unique drawing by Artists

Becky and Frank been making the comic Tiny Kitten Teeth for the past three years. One of the things that makes it special is it is entirely hand-painted in gouache and watercolor. It's inspired by their love of vintage animation, folk art, story-books, illustration and light-hearted satire. They want to share all the things they love with their readers.
The book features a canvas feel hardcover with a silkscreened spine. Clocking in at over 110 pages, it will cover Chapter Zero through Chapter Two.
This is the first three years of the comic compiled into a deluxe hardcover book. The pages are much closer to their original size than ever before. Re-scanned, re-lettered and some extra material added to bridge some gaps in the story.
Harvey Kurtzman - The Art of Harvey Kurtzman The Mad Genius of Comics
Harvey Kurtzman - The Art of Harvey Kurtzman The Mad Genius of Comics
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Harvey Kurtzman discovered Robert Crumb and gave Gloria Steinem her first job in publishing when he hired her as his assistant. Terry Gilliam also started at his side, met an unknown John Cleese in the process, and the genesis of Monty Python was formed. Art Spiegelman has stated on record that he owes his career to him. And he's one of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner's favorite artists.

Harvey Kurtzman had a Midas touch for talent, but was himself an astonishingly talented and influential artist, writer, editor, and satirist. The creator of MAD and Playboy's "Little Annie Fanny" was called, "One of the most important figures in postwar America" by the New York Times. Kurtzman's groundbreaking "realistic" war comics of the early '50s and various satirical publications (MAD, Trump, Humbug, and Help!) had an immense impact on popular culture, inspiring a generation of underground cartoonists. Without Kurtzman, it's unlikely we'd have had Airplane, SNL, or National Lampoon.

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman
is the first and only authorized celebration of this "Master of American Comics." This definitive book includes hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations, paintings, pencil sketches, newly discovered lost E.C. Comics layouts, color compositions, illustrated correspondence, and vintage photos from the rich Kurtzman archives.