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First Look: Frank Thorne's Battling Beauties

Frank Thorne’s Battling Beauties, with interviews by Howard Leroy Davis; ISBN# 978-1-61345-103-8; Definitive monograph covering the strong and sexy women from the fertile mind of Frank Thorne through a lengthy series of interviews; full color; over 500 illustrations; 9 x 12 inches; deluxe hardcover; 192 pages; $60.

Hermes Press celebrates the career of Frank Thorne, renowned good girl artist extraordinaire with a comprehensive art monograph exploring the art of the women he created during his extensive career. See pencils, preliminaries, final artwork, as well as the comics created by Thorne, focusing on his cheesecake creations. This extensive art monograph presents artwork from such titles as Red Sonja, Ghita, Lann, The Iron Devil, and more. This book explores not only the comic book artwork of Thorne, but also illustrates the motion pictures concepts and storyboards for the never-made Ghita film.

Additionally this book also provides a lengthy discussion by Thorne accompanied by hundreds of examples of how to draw “beautiful women.”

If you love the artwork of Frank Thorne, and you love sexy women, this is the book for you. But there's more — Hermes Press is further celebrating Frank Thorne’s career with the release of archival editions, scanned from the original artwork, of Ghita in two full sized volumes, so stay tuned.


Book Sample: Alex Raymond

For any interested parties/reviewers: A 51 page sample of our newest incoming book, Alex Raymond:  An Artistic Journey: Adventure, Intrigue and Romance!

Pre-Order Alex Raymond: An Artistic Journey: Adventure, Intrigue and Romance today!

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.

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Book Update: New Shipment! Infected by Art Volume 3!

Hot off the press: We JUST got in our stock of Infected By Art Volume 3! It'll soon be out in stores and online, but get it first from HP and from our friends at Infected By Art!

From our original press release:

"This ground-breaking collector's edition features over 300 pieces of art from the world's best fantasy, Sscience fiction, and horror artists in a range of various mediums.
        Each page of this book features the name of the artist, the title of the art, the medium in which it was created, and the artist's website.
        The competition was 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, US Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast , Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, The Scifi Channel, Milton-Bradley, and Hasbro.
       Greg Hildebrandt - Beginning in1975, 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 first Star Wars film, Star Wars: A New Hope.
        Rebecca Guay -"Rebecca Guay's artwork shows a distinct influence from the great Renaissance masters, revamped with a fresh dosage of contemporary cleanliness and edge. Depicting the lush, effervescent world of nymphs, gods and goddesses, these [images] capture an otherworldly realm rife with a softened kind of carnality." -Juxtapoz. During her over 20 years of painting professionally, Rebecca Leveille-Guay has build a formidable reputation in contemporary and pop culture art. The work focuses on emotionally charged themes that echo elements of the symbolists and orientalist's, as well as undertones of pre-raphaelites with a contemporary surreal twist.
        Jon Schindehette is an award winning art/creative director. He 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 Two ranges from traditionally drawn and painted art, to artwork done digitally, as well as sculpture. Each piece of art was hand picked by a select group of judges, With over 100 years of combined experience, each of these artists are uniquely qualified to decide the best of the best in all of the submissions to IBA for Volume Three."
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