Death, Beauty & The Dead

Dangerous female Vampire

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INFERNO LOS ANGELES Signed

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Closeout Price! Signed by both! Written by Ron Bassilian. Art by Jim Wheelock. Over 700 years ago, the poet Dante Allighieri found his way to the Underworld from the dark wood outside his native Florence, and the adventure he recorded in The Inferno still haunts us to this day. Now a new traveler finds his gateway to Hell beneath the urban jungle of the “City of Angels,” weaving new characters and contemporary scenarios with the timelessly familiar scenes Dante described. Fraught with obstacles, monsters, horrific visions and prophecies–all visualized in an epic graphic woodcut-like style. 

Mature Readers.

Over 700 years ago, the poet Dante Allighieri found his way to the Underworld from the dark wood outside his native Florence, and the adventure he recorded in The Inferno still haunts us to this day. Now a new traveler finds his gateway to Hell beneath the urban jungle of the “City of Angels,” weaving new characters and contemporary scenarios with the timelessly familiar scenes Dante described. Fraught with obstacles, monsters, horrific visions and prophecies–all visualized in an epic graphic woodcut-like style.

Journey with him, as each step down this human whirlpool brings new dangers and monstrosities, and we delve ever deeper into the torments of our own minds.

“Ron Bassilian has taken Dante’s Inferno and reworked and re-imagined the classic epic into an updated, powerfully emotional voyage through the stuff of nightmares, while Jim Wheelock’s artwork, sometimes reminiscent of the 1930s woodcut picture stories of Lynd Ward, conjures up a phantasmagoria of an often hallucinogenic intensity. A remarkable book.”–Bryan Talbot.

Nudity, adult themes.

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Swastika of the Ahnenerbe, the super science division of Nazi Germany’s Schutzstaffel

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House of Dracula 1945 Ultimate Guide Book Lon Chaney Glenn Strange

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House of Dracula 1945

Ultimate Guide Book

Lon Chaney Glenn Strange: 

Universal’s moody monster mash-up comes to spectacular life in our beautiful House of Dracula Ultimate Guide magazine – a stunning tribute to the 1945 extravaganza! 

The core of Universal’s Frankenstein franchise went out with a bang with House of Dracula, a monster rally like no other – and our full-colour Ultimate Guide will take you right back to Dr Edelmann’s clifftop mansion. Familiar favourites Larry Talbot, Count Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster went head to head with new characters like Dr Edelmann and kindly nurse Nina in a tale packed with action and emotion; we investigate the making of the movie and its context as the end point of the series proper. 

A range of lavishly illustrated articles in our House of Dracula Ultimate Guide magazine tells the story of the movie’s production, taking you behind the scenes with a wealth of facts, trivia and details. Meanwhile, a range of biographies introduces you to stars Lon Chaney, Onslow Stevens, Jane Adams and Glenn Strange as well as director Erle C Kenton, producer Paul Malvern and the rest of the crew who brought our favourite horrors together so successfully. 

This high-end collector’s guide to House of Dracula captures the film’s melancholy majesty; it’s the perfect addition to your Ultimate Guide portfolio, and a fitting tribute to an important moment in horror movie history. 

36 pages

A4

Full colour throughout

Luxury gloss laminated cover

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Dracula Has Risen From the Grave 1968 Ultimate Guide Book

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Dracula Has Risen From the Grave 1968 Ultimate Guide Book:

Pre-order now for April 2018 publication and shipping.  

The Dracula Has Risen From the Grave Ultimate Guide has been lovingly researched and written by Nige Burton, Jamie Jones and Veronica Carlson, and evokes the brochure you might have bought at the cinema in 1968!  

There’s a thunderstorm on the mountainside, so don’t spend too much time around the castle – it looks like Dracula Has Risen From the Grave! Our Ultimate Guide to the stylish 1968 movie brings back the horror and thrills of this beloved instalment in Hammer’s Dracula series.  

Written by Nige Burton, Jamie Jones and Hammer legend Veronica Carlson, this magazine guide is a sumptuous tribute to a most striking movie. Dracula Has Risen From the Grave is a hugely popular movie among Hammer Horror fans for so many reasons – we explore the making of this compelling motion picture, as well as its legacy in the franchise as a whole. Veronica Carlson’s first-hand accounts of working on the movie bring the tale to life, making this publication an absolute essential.  

Printed in vivid full colour, our guide to Dracula Has Risen From the Grave is packed with information. Inside you’ll find biographies on the movie’s major players from Christopher Lee to director Freddie Francis and cinematographer Arthur Grant, as well as a wealth of behind the scenes facts, stills and artwork, all compiled and designed with the style and reverence that makes Classic Monsters Ultimate Guides a must-have.

36 pages

A4

Full colour throughout

Luxury gloss laminated cover

Shipping Monday April 30, 2018but go ahead and order now. We will consider it a preorder and will not charge you until the item ships. Many of our products are limited edition and are sold out before they even arrive. This means if you prefer to wait until the product arrives, it may be too late. We recommend using a credit card for preorders, as we will not charge it until the item is ready to ship. This way you can reserve the item with no upfront cost.

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  • Catalog#: 14MCM32
  • Theme(s): Classic Monsters
  • Theme(s): Dracula

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WEIRD LOVE: You Know You Want It!!!

WEIRD LOVE, You Know You Want It!!!

WEIRD LOVE

YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT

(CRAIG YOE BOOKS)

HARDCOVER

THIS BOOK COLLECTS ISSUES:

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PUBLISHER: IDW COMICS

PAGES: 160

COLOR or B&W: COLOR

CONDITION: NEW

DESCRIPTION:

(W) Joe Gill (A) Various (CA) Ogden Whitney

Your Valentine likes it hardcover…here’s the must-give book for them (or just get it for your depraved self)!  “Weird Love: All You Need Is Weird Love” collects the first three issues of the so-bad-it’s-good comic book that is the buzz of geekdom! Plus a raging bonus showcase of the most bizarre and sexy romance comic book covers! Revealing foreword by Craig Yoe and Clizia Gussoni who 13th Dimension  calls, “The Masters and Johnson of comics!”  Fascinating introduction by Comic Book Girl 19. These vintage stories will blow your mind: “I Fell for a Commie!”, “Love of a Lunatic!”, “Yes, I was an Escort Girl!”, “Love, Honor and Swing, Baby!”, Gangster’s Girl”, “Too Fat to Frug!”… and MORE!

Love of a Lunatic
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Last Gasp & Amazon.com, Present: Robert Williams – Through Prehensile Eyes

This This massive hardcover art book collects Robert Williams’ paintings from his shows at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York.

The images range from Williams’ familiar lowbrow and biker culture, stretching deep into a faux science of quantum mechanics leaving the viewer in a world of scientific mindplay.

After singlehandedly becoming the model of Lowbrow art, Williams has now penetrated the inner sanctum of the fine arts movement.

Available in three variations:

  • Hardcover edition
  • Slipcase edition, limited to 700 copies
  • Signed & Numbered slipcase edition, limited to 300 copies

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“A highly-anticipated new collection of 58 of Robert Williams’ most recent paintings, many from his past three shows at Tony Shafrazi’s Gallery in New York. The images range from Williams’ familiar lowbrow and biker culture, and delve deep into a faux science of quantum mechanics, leaving the viewer in a world of scientific mind play.” — Amazon.com

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Last Gasp & Amazon.com, Present: The Drawings of Laurie Lipton

The Drawings of Laurie Lipton is a comprehensive survey of Lipton’s fantastical, meticulously detailed, hand-drawn images. Featuring more than 70 works, this is the most conclusive and ambitious publication about the artist to date.

A conversation between Lipton and Begovich Gallery Director Mike McGee offers insights into her personal history, motivations and creative process. Lipton’s brief notes about several specific artworks offer further anecdotes and context.

Inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School, Laurie Lipton tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th century Dutch Masters and failed.

When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting.

“It’s an insane way to draw,” she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort. My drawings take longer to create than a painting of equal size and detail.” “It was all abstract and conceptual art when I attended university. My teachers told me that figurative art went ‘out’ in the Middle Ages and that I should express myself using form and shapes, but splashes on canvas and rocks on the floor bored me. I knew what I wanted: to create something no one had ever seen before, something that was brewing in the back of my brain. What I wanted fell between ‘isms.’ It wasn’t ‘surreal,’ it wasn’t ‘real’… it was lurking between the two.”

“I used to sit for hours in the library copying Durer, Memling, Van Eyck, Goya and Rembrandt. The photographer, Diane Arbus, was another of my inspirations. Her use of black and white hit me at the core of my Being. Black and white is the color of ancient photographs and old TV shows… it is the color of ghosts, longing, time passing, memory, and madness. Black and white ached. I realized that it was perfect for the imagery in my work.”

“… Lipton is a borderline-fanatical artist who props herself on a stick for at least 6 hours every day, drawing almost unrealizably thin lines and feathery details with a permanent point pencil, betraying layer upon layer of dark secrets, sleepless nights, and footsteps in the hall. ” – Juxtapoz

“ Technically Lipton is a profound draftsman. She captures nuances of light and shade with masterful proficiency. ” – Artweek

“ Her exhibition returns constantly to the theme of social masks while laying bare those deeply harbored fantasies and terrors which belie supposedly ‘normal’ appearances. ” – The Times (London)

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Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honors). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, London and has recently moved back to the USA after 36 years abroad. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

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“The Drawings of Laurie Lipton” is a comprehensive survey of Lipton’s fantastical, painstakingly detailed, hand-drawn images. Featuring more than 70 works, this is the most conclusive and ambitious publication about the artist to date. A conversation between Lipton and Begovich Gallery Director Mike McGee, offers insights into her personal history, motivations and creative process. Lipton’s brief notes about several specific artworks offer further anecdotes and context. Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honors). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, London and has recently moved back to the USA after 36 years abroad. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA. Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. “It’s an insane way to draw”, she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort. My drawings take longer to create than a painting of equal size and detail.” “It was all abstract and conceptual art when I attended university. My teachers told me that figurative art went “out” in the Middle Ages and that I should express myself using form and shapes, but splashes on canvas and rocks on the floor bored me. I knew what I wanted: to create something no one had ever seen before, something that was brewing in the back of my brain. What I wanted fell between “isms”. It wasn’t “surreal”, it wasn’t “real”… it was lurking between the two. I used to sit for hours in the library copying Durer, Memling, Van Eyck, Goya and Rembrandt. The photographer, Diane Arbus, was another of my inspirations. Her use of black and white hit me at the core of my Being. Black and white is the color of ancient photographs and old TV shows… it is the color of ghosts, longing, time passing, memory, and madness. Black and white ached. I realized that it was perfect for the imagery in my work.” — Amazon.com

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Die Watching (DVD, 1999)

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Die Watching, Provocative DVD cover. Cocktails anyone? Cocktails or just tail?