RICKY ROUSE HAS A GUN - Book Signing with Jörg Tittel Saturday, September 20th, 5pm at Forbidden Planet in NYC
FP is pleased to announce our signing with Jorg Tittel next Saturday for his book “Ricky Rouse Has A Gun.” Jorg will be here at five to sign copies so make sure to get down here.
Abrams ComicArts 2014 Catalog
If you ever wondered why Spider-Man’s costume is blue and red, or why the Incredible Hulk is green, it was because of Stan Goldberg. At seventeen he started working for Stan Lee at Marvel Comics as their main colorist. And if that wasn’t enough, he illustrated Archie comics for over four decades—his were the digest comic books we’d pick up at the supermarket and the Archie strips we all grew up reading in the newspapers.
Stan passed away late Sunday night after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
Abrams published Stan’s last Archie story back in Fall 2010, ARCHIE MARRIES…, and I am honored I was able to do an extended interview with him in the back of the book. I got to prompt all of those stories he loved to share, including this one:
"Sometimes it feels like the pages draw themselves. I sit down at my desk, and I’m working away, and Pauline will come into my studio. I don’t hear anything—I figure she’s doing something—but she’s looking at me, watching me draw. And then she’ll say, ‘I don’t know how you do it.’ And I’ll pick my head up slowly, and I’ll look at her and say, ‘You know what? Neither do I!’ After all these years, I still don’t know, Charlie. I just love to draw. But I can’t tell you how I do it."
If you wish to read more about Stan and his career, here are a few links:
We have published the work of countless artists over the decades, all of them deserving of the stature that comes from being an Abrams author. Stan Goldberg may not be the household name that Rockwell and Avedon and our other luminaries are, but his work has touched just as many lives thanks to his contributions to popular culture. He will be missed.
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, ABRAMS COMICARTS
The photo above is from this year’s Jack Kirby Tribute Panel at Comic-Con and the guy in it is Charlie Kochman, editorial director at Harry N. Abrams Books. Charlie is my friend and editor — two designations that do not always go together — and he’s showing a mock-up of that new book I assembled for his firm, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio. As I’ve said, I’ll write more about it when we’re closer to its release date. Read More…
Award-winning author and designer Chip Kidd has been scouring Charles Schulz’s original artwork in the collections and archives of the Schulz Museum as he prepares for the 65th Anniversary of Peanuts by designing a new Abrams book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts. This book, which is slated for a fall 2015 release, will showcase Schulz’s original art and include his rare and never-before-published illustrations.
Also see their panel today at 11:00 AM in Room 7AB: Abrams Books and Lucasfilm present Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, with Joe Johnston in Q&A with Lucasfilm editor J. W. Rinzler
For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its archives to present comprehensive storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy—the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi—as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes, in a new book from Abrams: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy.Former ILM art director Joe Johnston will discuss the newest addition to the Abrams Star Wars Library, and the singular experience of creating the iconic trilogy’s storyboards with his stellar art department team. Johnston won an Academy Award for Best Visual effects for his work onRaiders of the Lost Ark, and has directed Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; The Rocketeer; Jumanji; Jurassic Park III; Hidalgo; and Captain America: The First Avenger
Get a #wimpykid Backpack Note at #SDCC booth #1216
Hello Kitty nail art from Masako Kojima at the Sanrio Comic-Con booth
San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: The Simpsons Family History! #SimpsonsBook
We’re pretty sure someone’s going to get carsick in The Long Haul, the ninth book in the Wimpy Kid franchise by Jeff Kinney. Before you ride shotgun in the Heffleys’ minivan on Nov. 4, Abrams will be handing out an excerpt tomorrow at Comic-Con — but if you can’t make it to San Diego, you can see it even earlier right here. In the exclusive excerpt below, the whole Wimpy family takes off on a road trip in Heffley style: Greg fends off a deranged seagull, Mr. Heffley fights his bridge-o-phobia, and everyone fights over the radio dial.