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A Smithsonian Book of Comic - Book Comics, Barrier, Michael / Williams, Martin (Editors)
1 A Smithsonian Book of Comic - Book Comics
Barrier, Michael / Williams, Martin (Editors): Smithsonian; 1982 0874742285 / 9780874742282
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Good Dust Jacket: 7.5 x 10.5 in.: 336 pages 

011397011397: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket is complete but has several edge cuts and is worn along edges. Book's boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "There are thirty-two complete stories - almost 300 pages in color - among them the very first appearances of Superman, Batman, and Pogo Possum. And there are Captain Marvel, Donald Duck and his Uncle Scrooge, the spirit, and the fantastic Plastic Man. All are reproduced from their first comic-book printings, and the color faithfully recreates the comic-book pages, evoking great nostalgic appeal for everyone who read comic books as a child."

Price: 31.50 USD
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How To Draw Cartoon Animals, Hart, Christopher
2 How To Draw Cartoon Animals
Hart, Christopher: Watson-Guptill Publications; 1996 0823023605 / 9780823023608
Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good: 8.25 x 11 in.: 144 pages 

004634004634: Has 25 color and 150 black and white illustrations. "Dogs and cats, lions and tigers, and all the rest of the animal world are everybody's favorites in cartoon land - and they are the most fun to draw. Now the ever-popular Christopher Hart offers all the best tips on creating the essential critters in the cartoonist's repertoire - for comic strips, animation, illustration, and every other breed of cartoon creativity!" Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Because people are captivated by the "human" traits in animals, especially those that make us laugh; animals have been an endless source of humor for cartoonists. We chuckle at the antics of Marmaduke and Garfield, recognizing in them amusing behavior in our own pets. We also find humor in more human-like characters such as the irascible Donald Duck and the gloomy Eyore because their personalities remind us of people we know. With their ability to make people laugh, animals are essential in the repertoire of every cartoonist. In this book, Christopher Hart teaches an easy method for capturing the forms and expressions of animals. The book begins by showing how to create simple drawings with just a few strokes of the pen. Following the basic shapes, Hart goes on to depict animal personalities that are based on their physical traits. He covers many different species, from exotic African beasts to common breeds of dogs and cats. A final section shows how animals can be turned into "human" characters that stand upright and wear clothes. "

Price: 24.50 USD
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The Art Of Walt Disney (From Mickey Mouse To The Magic Kingdoms), Finch, Christopher
3 The Art Of Walt Disney (From Mickey Mouse To The Magic Kingdoms)
Finch, Christopher: Harry N Abrams Inc; New York, New York 1975 0810990075 / 9780810990074
Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 9 x 11.25 in.: 160 pages Illustrated by Angus McKie / Peter Elson 

005407005407: Book is Concise New Edition. Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Boards are blue cloth with gold lettering, including a gold embossed Mickey Mouse on front cover. Corners are sharp; however two have been slightly bumped. Includes beautiful, full-color, foldouts and illustrations. No writing found in book; boards and pages are clean, brightly colored, tightly bound. Corners of dustjacket are rubbed, and displays ISBN# 0810903210 on back flap. "251 Illustrations, Including 170 Plates in Full Color. This account of Disney's career benefits from free access to the Walt Disney achieves. The author conducted dozens of interviews with past and present Disney employees and selected a great number of previously unpublished drawings, paintings, and photographs for inclusion in this book. The basic techniques of animation are explained and various examples of story sketches, layouts, animation drawings, and background paintings - all the elements that go into the making of an animated film - are illustrated." Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 28.00 USD
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