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Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010
Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau [$49.95] - and - 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective [$100.00]

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the comic strip, Doonesbury. To celebrate two new books have arrived to highlight what made the strip one of the most successful comic of all time. While cartoonist, G.B. Trudeau is known for his commentary on political and social issues, the book Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau focuses primarily on the artistry that went into the strip, and they way Trudeau’s style changed through the decades. The book offers insight to Trudeau’s early influences and his creative process, while also showing Trudeau’s magazine illustrations, animation drawings, posters, and product designs, as well as previously unpublished works.


Also celebrating the work of Trudeau is 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective by G.B. Trudeau himself. The book features thousands of comic strips that Trudeau has drawn in the last 40 years. In his introduction he explains that this book does not include the more radical strips he became known for, but rather illustrates the time he was recording through the eyes of the everyday person, remembering how they saw the world. Both of these books serve as wonderful reminders of the artist and visionary G.B. Trudeau had proven to be.


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Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
Looney Tunes Treasury: Includes Amazing Interactive Treasures from the Warner Bros. Vault! [$45.00]

To mark the 2010 re-launch of the Looney Tunes brand come a book that is sure to bring out the kid in everyone; The Looney Tunes Treasury. The book looks at the directors, writers, draftsmen, and composers who helped make Looney Tunes the classic we recognize it for today. There are also exclusive interviews and essays with the characters themselves. Bugs Bunny will tell you how he got his first big break and we will finally know what goes on in the head of the Tasmanian Devil.


There are 200 pieces of concept art such as the original sketches of the characters as well as interactive mementos like Bugs Bunny’s Rabbit Hood script, a Daffy Duck sticker book, and Pepe Le Pew Valentine’s Day cards. This is the perfect book for anyone who grew up watching these characters, which is to say, almost everyone.


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Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010
DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle [$50.00]

For the comic fan on your list is DC Comics Year to Year: A Visual Chronicle. The massive book covers a timeline of over 70 years to bring you the history of DC comics, from the first incarnations of Superman in the ‘40s to the modern comics of today.


DC Comics is filled with pictures and facts about the iconic characters that have come to define the comic world. The book includes original comic art from Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, Alex Ross, and many more. Collectors and non-collectors alike will enjoy this in-depth look at the history of DC comics in all its colorful, buoyant glory.


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Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010
Star Wars and Super Heroes and Villians Fandex [$12.95]

For anyone with a love for obscure, random pop culture facts, the fandex series is the perfect gift. The series combines images and facts in a fan style format. The newest additions to the series are Star Wars: Deluxe Edition and Super Heroes and Villains: Deluxe Edition. These two deluxe editions have twice as many cards as the standard fandex, with twice as much facts and pictures. With Star Wars you will learn the answers to burning questions such as, what’s the difference between a clone trooper and a stormtrooper and why can there be only two Sith Lords at any given time? With Super Heroes and Villains you’ll get the important stats on everyone from Superman to Poison Ivy. The cards contain biographies, origin stories, motivations, secret affiliations, mysterious powers and weaknesses, plus the year and issue each character made its debut.


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