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120 pages plus a 16 page bonus section
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Fantastic Paintings of Frazetta
Commentary by J. David Spurlock, Frank Frazetta &
Frank Frazetta Jr.

Discover, or return to, the world's greatest heroic fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta in this landmark art collection entitled, Fantastic Paintings of FrazettaThe New York Times said, "Frazetta helped define fantasy heroes like Conan, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars with signature images of strikingly fierce, hard-bodied heroes and bosomy, callipygian damsels" Frazetta took the sex and violence of the pulp fiction of his youth and added even more action, fantasy and potency, but rendered with a panache seldom seen outside of major works of Fine Art. Despite his fantastic subject matter, the quality of Frazetta’s work has not only drawn comparisons to the most brilliant of illustrators, Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth but, even to the most brilliant of fine artists including Rembrandt and Michelangelo and, major Frazetta works sell for millions of dollars, breaking numerous records.
This innovator’s work has not only inspired generations of artists, but also movies and directors including the Conan films, John Carter of Mars, the sensationally successful Lord of the Rings trilogy, Robert Rodriguez’ films including From Dusk Till Dawn, Ralph Bakshi films, the epic, award-winning Game of Thrones series, Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, Disney’s animated Tarzan films, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and George Lucas’ Star Wars series. The Forbes magazine article Schwarzenegger's Sargent led with the line, "Which artist helped make Arnold governor? Frank Frazetta, the Rembrandt of barbarians."

J. David Spurlock started crafting this book by reviving the original million-selling 1970s mass market art book, Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta. But, he expanded and revised to include twice as many images and, presents them at a much larger coffee-table book size of 10.5 x 14.625”! The collection is brimming with both classic and previously unpublished works of the subjects Frazetta is best remembered for including barbarians, beasts, and buxom beauties. Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin said, “Though he bears only a passing resemblance to the Cimmerian as Robert E. Howard described him, Frazetta’s covers of the Conan paperback collections became the definitive picture of the character… still is.” Schwarzenegger said, “I have not been intimidated that often in my life. But when I looked at Frazetta’s paintings, I tell you, it was intimidating.” Game of Thrones, Conan and Aquaman film star Jason Momoa said, “I am a huge Frank Frazetta fan. Both of my parents are painters, so I'd known Frazetta's paintings, that's what I wanted to bring to life.” See the revolutionary art that helped inspire Schwarzenegger, Momoa, the Lord of the Rings films and Game of Thrones: FRAZETTA!
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Available in 3 formats.
Deluxe Hardcover with Slipcaseand a 16 page bonus section. Hardcover and Softcover.

Wally Wood Dare-Devil Aces
Art by Wally Wood. Commentary by Thommy Burns, Larry Hama, J. David Spurlock & Rafael Medoff.

Greatest collection ever of Wallace Wood war comics. Spans the Hall of Fame creator’s career from titles like Capt Savage, U.S. Paratroopers, All American Men of War, War & Attack, D-Day, Warfront, Fight The Enemy, Blazing Combat―most have never been collected. Plus two full-length Ditko & Wood Cannon stories, commentary by J. David Spurlock, foreword by GI Joe and The ‘Nam writer Larry Hama and an essay on Wood’s EC war comics by Thommy Burns.
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Wally Wood Dare-Devil Aces
Deluxe Bronze-Foil Slipcased Edition

This Deluxe 1st edition hardcover features a unique bronze metallic slipcase, illustrated endpapers and 16-page BONUS FOLIO, totaling 200 pages,
luxurious, thick coated art stock, laminated covers — a rare gem.
$69.95
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8" X 11". 176 full color pages.
16-pg Bonus Section (cover gallery)
ISBN: 978-1934331798
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Wally Wood Dare-Devil Aces
Hardcover

By J. David Spurlock. Art by Wallace Wood
$39.95
8" X 11". 176 full color pages.
ISBN: 978-1934331781

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Wally Wood Dare-Devil Aces
Softcover

By J. David Spurlock. Art by Wallace Wood
$24.95
8" X11". 176 full color pages.
ISBN: 978-1934331774

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Wally Wood Christmas Book
By Wallace Wood

A charming instant classic for all ages. For the first time ever, years of Hall of Fame creator Wally Wood’s never-published personal Christmas card art plus Wood’s rare Christmas cartoons and comicstrips collected into one precious, little quality book; a gem, sure to be prized by generations of
comics fans and the uninitiated alike. A classic!
$9.95
6.5" x 8". 36 full color on heavy stock.
ISBN: 9781934331804
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Sensuous Frazetta Contents include:
• Paperbacks (Midwood)
• Men's Magazines (Gent, Dude, Cavalcade)
• Romance Comics with original color
• Movie Poster Art (focus on Sensual)
• Commentary by FRANK FRAZETTA

Available in 3 formats.
Deluxe Hardcover with Slipcase
and a 16 page bonus section,
Hardcover and Softcover.

The Sensuous Frazetta
By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta
As much as his famed monsters, beasts and barbarians; from Vampirella toWeird Science, to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar and Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars; no one is better renowned for exquisite renderings ofexotic women than Frazetta — the World’s greatest Heroic Fantasy artist. But, until now, only the most ardent collectors achieved acquisition of the elusive grail items from the short period of Frazetta’s early-1960s Men’s magazine, and risqué paperback book, illustrations. Often selling for hundreds of dollars each, these rare publications bridged Frazetta’s exodus from traditional comics, to the advent of his now-legendary Conan, and Death Dealer paintings. Expanded, with a chapter of flirtatious Frazetta movie poster art and the most seductive romance comics ever — including the legendary Untamed Love, collected for the first time with its original, vintage color intact; Vanguard continues their official, authorized Vanguard Frazetta Classics line by presenting, the most complete collection ever, of rare, vintage, Sensuous Frazetta.
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The Sensuous Frazetta
Deluxe Hardcover, Slipcase

By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta
$69.95
8" X 11". 192 full color pages.
16-pg Bonus Section (cover gallery)
ISBN: 1-934331-76-7
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The Sensuous Frazetta
Hardcover

By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta
$39.95
8" X 11". 176 full color pages.
ISBN: 1-934331-75-9
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The Sensuous Frazetta
Softcover

By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta
$24.95
8" X11". 176 full color pages.
ISBN: 1-934331-74-0
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Available in 3 formats.
Deluxe Hardcover with Slipcase
and a 16 page bonus section,
Hardcover and Softcover.

The Frazetta Sketchbook II
By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta

Vanguard's original Sketchbook series continues with a follow-up to the best-selling hit, Frazetta Sketchbook Volume I, with more classic and unseen material by the Master of Fantastic Art, including rare Conan, Vampirella, EC, Death Dealer material and more.

In the revolutionary artist's extensive, May 10, 2010 obituary, The New York Times said, "Frazetta helped define comic book (and) fantasy heroes like Conan, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars signature images were of strikingly fierce, hard-bodied heroes and bosomy, callipygian damsels" Frazetta took the sex and violence of the pulp fiction of his youth and added even more action, fantasy and potentcy, but rendered his works with a panache seldom seen outside of Fine Art. Despite his sword-and-sorcery, science-fiction and fantasy subject matter, the quality of the work has not only drawn comparisons to the most brilliant of illustrators, Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, J. Allen St.John, and Joseph Clement Coll but even to the most brilliant of fine artists including Rembrandt and Michelangelo” and major Frazetta works sell for Fine Art prices. The November 24, 2003 Forbes magazine article Schwarzenegger's Sargent led with the line, "Which artist helped make Arnold governor? Frank Frazetta, the Rembrandt of barbarians."

Vanguard created the comics and fantasy artist sketchbook boom with editions on Al Williamson, Neal Adams, Wally Wood, Jeffrey Jones, John Buscema, John Romita and Alex Horley. Vanguard continues both their original sketchbook series and the Vanguard Frazetta Classics series with The Frazetta Sketchbook which was planned shortly before the icon of fantastic art's passing. The collection is brimming with rare and previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries of the subjects Frazetta is best remembered for including barbarians, wild beasts, Tarzan, buxom beauties, monsters and Conan.
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Frank Frazetta Sketchbook II
Hardcover Deluxe Slipcase Edition
By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta
$69.95
An all-new art collection, companion to 2013’s best-seller. Final pieces are accompanied by never-before-seen preliminary drawings and color studies. Special Tolkien section, life drawings of nudes, personal works, and prelims for the EC classic, “Came the Dawn.”
8.5" X 11", 176 full color pages with bonus slipcase and folio
ISBN: 978-1934331651
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Frank Frazetta Sketchbook II
Hardcover
By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta
$39.95
8.5" X 11". 160 full color pages.
ISBN: 978-1934331668
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Frank Frazetta Sketchbook II
Softcover
By J. David Spurlock. Art by Frank Frazetta
$24.95
8.5" X 11", 160 color pages.
ISBN: 978-1934331675
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• The first monograph dedicated to the World's most famous monster artist.
• Introduction by Rockstar and The Devil's Rejects horror film director, Rob Zombie.
• Profusely illustrated with over 150 color and 50 black & white illustrations.
• Full-color on 160 heavy, glossy-stock pages (HC has dustjacket & endpapers)
• Endorsed by the families of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney.
• Features commentary from the artist, his contemporaries and noted film professionals.
• Supported by a blitz of international magazine and internet coverage.
• Supported by Gogos' personal appearances in New York, San Diego, New Jersey, Florida and more.

Available in both
Hardcover and Softcover.

The Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos
By Kerry Gammil & J. David Spurlock 
Introduction by Rob Zombie

The Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos is a celebration of the career of the acknowledged master of film monster portrait art. To many fans of classic horror movies, the name Basil Gogos is as familiar as that of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi or Vincent Price. Gogos' paintings are as iconic as his subjects. This long-overdue retrospective features high-quality reproductions of many of his most famous paintings as well as many previously unpublished paintings and drawings of classic film creatures and actors. Gogos' early work in men's adventure magazine and paperback book art will also be examined as well as his works in movie posters and other areas. An in-depth career-spanning interview with the artist accompanies the illustrations and tributes by other artists and film professionals inspired by Gogos' powerful images. The book features an introduction by rock star, movie director and horror collector Rob Zombie.

The "monster craze" among baby-boomers, sparked by the release of Universal Studios' horror classics to television in the late '50s, gave birth to a new phenomenon -- the monster magazine. Famous Monsters of Filmland, filled with monster photos and articles on horror movies and their stars, was the premier publication for young horror film fans.

Issues of the new magazine practically leapt off the newsstand shelves and into kids' hands due in no small way to their striking cover paintings by Basil Gogos. Like a Bizarro world Norman Rockwell, his stylish portraits of horror film characters and stars were seen on magazine covers throughout the '60s and '70s. Gogos' interpretations of movie monsters like Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Phantom of the Opera, breathed new life into the old black and white images. His amazing use of color and bold, impressionistic brushwork gave a sense of both excitement and sophistication to his paintings which has never been matched.

Gogos' legend as the world's greatest movie monster artist has only grown over the years. His original Famous Monsters cover paintings are highly sought-after and are in the collections of many filmmakers and rock stars on whom he made a lasting impression. In recent years he has been in much demand by producers wishing to capture the unforgettable look and feel of the classic monster art of the '60s. CD and DVD covers, movie posters, trading cards, book covers and new monster magazines continue to keep Basil Gogos the world's greatest monster artist.
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The Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos
Hardcover Edition
Edited by Kerry Gammill & J. David Spurlock. Introduction by Rob Zombie
$39.95
8.5" x 11". 160 full color pages.
ISBN: 9781887591720
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The Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos
Softcover Edition
Edited by Kerry Gammill & J. David Spurlock. Introduction by Rob Zombie
$24.95
8.5" x 11". 160 full color pages.
ISBN: 9781887591720
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Art of the Dragon:
The Definitive Collection of Contemporary Dragon Paintings
By Patrick Wilshire and J. David Spurlock

Vanguard presents every dragon lover's dream come true, Art of the Dragon: The Definitive Collection of Contemporary Dragon Paintings. This concise yet comprehensive survey by Visions of Never author Patrick Wilshire and How to Draw Chiller Monsters, Werewolves, Vampires, and Zombies author J. David Spurlock presents and examines the ultimate collection of contemporary dragon paintings and provides insights about the foremost dragon-painting fantasy artists including Jeff Easley, Larry Elmore, Clyde Caldwell, Keith Parkinson, Todd Lockwood, Donato Giancola, John Howe, Bob Eggleton, Don Maitz, Stephen Hickman, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Greg Hildebrandt, and record-breaking Hugo Award winner Michael Whelan who, also provides the cover to this long-awaited and breathtaking compendium. This book is dedicated to the memory of the late, great fantasy artist Jeffrey Catherine Jones who passed away May 19, 2011.
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Art of the Dragon:
The Definitive Collection of Contemporary
Dragon Paintings
Softcover Edition
By Patrick Wilshire and J. David Spurlock
$24.95
8.5" x 11". 132 pages.
ISBN: 978-1934331439