Recently publisher Dan Herman and Managing Editor Eileen Sabrina Herman traveled to Michigan State University (MSU) to visit their Special Collections. The head of Special Collections, Randy Scott, has been kind enough over the years to allow us access to their archives, and as a result we are able to copy the press proofs of The Phantom, Johnny Hazard, and other series that we are currently reprinting.
While we were there we encountered a really neat exhibit, one dedicated to Women in Comics; one of the focuses was on Trina Robbins, a noted comics historian, artist, and writer for Hermes! So We wanted to share that exhibit with you.
This photo is from our SDCC premiere of Babes in Arms, which Trina organized and wrote; you should pick up a copy from us today if you don't already own it! All of the other photos were taken at the MSU Library...we just wanted to throw in our own book of women in comics!
These were all taken at MSU; they feature women artists and writers of women's history in comic art!
Recently Tom Tataranowicz of Gang of 7 Animation organized an awesome signing of his book Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation at the Dark Delicacies bookshop in Burbank, CA. Tom sent us some wonderful photos of the event!
Photo: Tom T with the various signed plates from actors and artists who worked with Bernie Wrightson during his career, and copies of the Bernie Wrightson Book
Photo: From left: Steve Gordon (director, X-Men Evolution), Tom T, and Rich Arons (director, Animaniacs).
Bernie Wrightson, comic book artist and illustrator extraordinaire has worked creating comic books, illustration, and conceptual design for film. His impressive list of work includes the co-creation of Swamp Thing, illustrating Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, and, of course, working on dozens of comic book titles.
Wrightson’s extensive design work for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio, while known, has never been documented until now with the creation of this new in-depth monograph that utilizes the archives of the studio. Marvel at concept drawings, model sheets, and hundreds of designs for projects including Biker Mice From Mars, The Juice, and Freak Show. All of the artwork in this book has been scanned directly from the original artwork so fans can savior Wrightson’s genius up close and personal.
Also included in this monograph is an introductory essay, an in-depth interview, and photographs taken during his tenure as an associate partner of the studio.
For more information about the Gang of 7 Animation, visit http://www.g7animation.com/G7/Home.html
International Cheesecake: Good Girl Comics Around the World by Ron Goulart; 9.25 x 12.25 inches; full color; hardcover book; printed laminated cover; endpapers; over 400 illustrations; July 2018; $60; 240 pages; ISBN 978-1-61345-151-9.
Internationally renowned comics historian Ron Goulart and publisher Hermes Press present International Cheesecake: Good Girl Comics Around the World! Goulart is known for his writings on the pulps, comics, newspaper strips as well as having written Good Girl Art, which specifically focused on artists in the United States. This all new art book takes the reader on a journey all throughout the world, from Argentina (Arturo & Louis Cazeneuve, The Flame, Aquaman) to Italy (Enzo Magi, The Blonde Panther). It features art by Rene Pellarin (Durga Rani: Reine des Jungles), a sexy “Queen of the Jungle” and as its title make clear surveys artists of the feminine form all over the world.
Beautiful women abound in this book— from the blatantly erotic to the traditional peek-a-boo that cheesecake is known for. Goulart covers it all including, for instance Italian artist Mile Manara, who drew Click, a comic about “a woman who transforms into a nymphomaniac when a button is pressed.”
Goulart discusses both the stylistic choices of many of the artists as well as including historical background of both the comics and the men (and women) behind the pencils and inks.
This tome explores artists from all over the world, and includes original art from a large selection of artists, as well as a striking cover of Ghita by Frank Thorne. Don’t miss out!