1. dandyads:

Carnation Evaporated Milk, 1945

    dandyads:

    Carnation Evaporated Milk, 1945

  2. captainahabsrarebooks:

First Edition of BEHOLD THIS WOMAN (1947), by David Goodis.  A rare presentation copy, inscribed to his secretary at Warner Brothers.
Behold This Woman is Goodis’ most autobiographical novel, a bizarre paean and cathartic payback to his estranged wife, Elaine Astor. The book was commercially successful, but more importantly, Goodis used the novel to lay the foundation for the type of woman his male protagonists would become entangled with; think Mommy Dearest meets The Black Widow. The novel tells the story of Clara Ervin, a manipulative, calculating, and cold-blooded woman who systematically emasculates and ruins her husband, as well as several other men, before meeting a violent death. To some degree, she embodies many characteristics of Goodis’ wife Elaine, a central character in his life and the person who, ultimately, dealt him a piercing blow from which he did not recover for the remainder of his days. Books inscribed by Goodis are extremely rare; we know of but a handful of examples which have come to the market, nearly all of which were inscribed to people Goodis worked with at Warner Brothers, during some of the happier times in his life. The recipient was a much-loved secretary at Warner Brothers, working there well into her 70’s. An attractive copy of the author’s fourth hardcover book, and the only inscribed copy of this title we have seen or handled.

    captainahabsrarebooks:

    First Edition of BEHOLD THIS WOMAN (1947), by David Goodis.  A rare presentation copy, inscribed to his secretary at Warner Brothers.

    Behold This Woman is Goodis’ most autobiographical novel, a bizarre paean and cathartic payback to his estranged wife, Elaine Astor. The book was commercially successful, but more importantly, Goodis used the novel to lay the foundation for the type of woman his male protagonists would become entangled with; think Mommy Dearest meets The Black Widow. The novel tells the story of Clara Ervin, a manipulative, calculating, and cold-blooded woman who systematically emasculates and ruins her husband, as well as several other men, before meeting a violent death. To some degree, she embodies many characteristics of Goodis’ wife Elaine, a central character in his life and the person who, ultimately, dealt him a piercing blow from which he did not recover for the remainder of his days. Books inscribed by Goodis are extremely rare; we know of but a handful of examples which have come to the market, nearly all of which were inscribed to people Goodis worked with at Warner Brothers, during some of the happier times in his life. The recipient was a much-loved secretary at Warner Brothers, working there well into her 70’s. An attractive copy of the author’s fourth hardcover book, and the only inscribed copy of this title we have seen or handled.

  3. ravinmaven:

After the Thin Man 1936

    ravinmaven:

    After the Thin Man 1936

  4. myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

    myjetpack:

    My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
    US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
    UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
    Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

  5. colchrishadfield:

Artwork by Cindy Bolivar (I believe), whom I’ve never met. Cool!

    colchrishadfield:

    Artwork by Cindy Bolivar (I believe), whom I’ve never met. Cool!

  6. valstiv:

Italian comics artist Attilio Micheluzzi.

    valstiv:

    Italian comics artist Attilio Micheluzzi.

  7. sunlightcities:

Friday fun: Go over to Slate to learn more about the Sweets of the States

    sunlightcities:

    Friday fun: Go over to Slate to learn more about the Sweets of the States

  8. seattlemysterybooks:

pulpcovers:

Don’t Bury Me At All http://ift.tt/PrbkUf

November 1941
stories included:

~ W. T. Ballard, “Murder Is a Swell Idea”, 25th of 27 stories with ‘Bill Lennox, troubleshooter for Consolidated Films’, 38th of 43 stories in BM

~ George Harmon Coxe, “Killers Are Camera Shy”, 23rd of 27 with Flashgun Casey, part 3 of 3, published as Silent Are the Dead (1942), 27th of 31 stories in BM 

~ G.T. Fleming-Roberts, “Invitation to Murder”, 2nd of 8 stories in BM

~ Peter Paige, “Picture Me Dead”, ‘Cold-Trail Harris of Missing Persons’, 9th of 12 stories in BM

~ Stewart Sterling (pseud. of Prentice Winchell), “Don’t Bury Me at All”, 5th of 9 stories with ‘Special Squad (homicide)’, 8th of 12 stories

Seattle Mystery Bookshop

    seattlemysterybooks:

    pulpcovers:

    Don’t Bury Me At All http://ift.tt/PrbkUf

    November 1941

    stories included:

    ~ W. T. Ballard, “Murder Is a Swell Idea”, 25th of 27 stories with ‘Bill Lennox, troubleshooter for Consolidated Films’, 38th of 43 stories in BM

    ~ George Harmon Coxe, “Killers Are Camera Shy”, 23rd of 27 with Flashgun Casey, part 3 of 3, published as Silent Are the Dead (1942), 27th of 31 stories in BM

    ~ G.T. Fleming-Roberts, “Invitation to Murder”, 2nd of 8 stories in BM

    ~ Peter Paige, “Picture Me Dead”, ‘Cold-Trail Harris of Missing Persons’, 9th of 12 stories in BM

    ~ Stewart Sterling (pseud. of Prentice Winchell), “Don’t Bury Me at All”, 5th of 9 stories with ‘Special Squad (homicide)’, 8th of 12 stories

    Seattle Mystery Bookshop

  9. 
R.I.P. Lauren Bacall  September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014
"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

    R.I.P. Lauren Bacall  September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014

    "I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

    (Source: vintagegal)

  10. non-citizen:

    Blade Runner (1982)

  11. bendiswordsforpictures:

    Jinx: The Animated Project || Art by Michael Avon Oeming

    (Source: thebendisageofcomics)

  12. Anonymous said: what's the weirdest thing you were ever hired for?

    monzo12782:

    miss-dynamite:

    I’ll copy/paste from an old blog post.

    A few months ago (2010) I received an e-mail asking me if I could draw hentai for school children. I almost didn’t reply because that sounded too much like a hoax. But the e-mail came from an ad agency and it seemed legit. I had nothing to lose by seeing where this would go so I said I was interested. If anything, I would’ve liked to be embroiled in a scandal with demagogue pundits screaming will someone think of the children!

    Next the ad agency wanted me to quote a price but couldn’t tell me exactly what the illustration was. It wasn’t their fault, the client wouldn’t tell the agency what it was, except they wanted two androgynous hentai characters. And the price needed to be final. So I overcharged a bit what I thought it could be worth, just to make sure I wouldn’t end up actually undercharging if the work happened to be more than I expected. I didn’t like doing that, but it’s not my fault the client isn’t giving me a full description of what he wants. But in the end, it turns out I charged just the right price considering the work demanded.

    Two weeks pass and I don’t hear from the ad agency. I figure they found someone cheaper. I forgot about it but then the ad agency asks for my port folio. Now I got a problem. They want hentai for school children? Really?? Do they know what hentai is? Do they think hentai is a synonim for anime or manga? I don’t want to e-mail a picture of a facial cumshot and freak out the designer. So I e-mail her and ask her if she knows the difference between hentai and anime. You know hentai is porn, right? She asks me to phone her… Getting through the agency’s phone system, now I know this is legit. I talk to the designer. She explains she knows exactly what hentai is and she asked the same question to the client. She told the client that hentai is porn. The client answers, “you’re generalizing”. Uh, no she’s not. Ok, hentai means perverted and it can be something as trivial as a panty shot. But still, hentai is exploitation, it’s a type of porn.

    The client’s previous ad campaign didn’t reach kids as much as they wanted. They used childish kids cartoon and nobody cared. So they want something that’s anime, but not childish. They don’t want something like Pokémon. So something more like those Bishounen and shojo or whatever it’s called (too lazy to check Wikipedia). But that’s not hentai. But why do they need to be androgynous? Like yaoi?? And did I hear something about oral sex hygiene??? I’m very confused but at least I know this is serious.

    I send a non-porn port folio or my most “anime looking” illustrations. Turns out the client like the one that looks the least like anime… *sigh* But I’m approved and I can start working on the project. I’ve made an animation Gif of the whole (slow and long; you know, bureaucrats) process.

    Turns out the client is the Health Ministry. It’s not about oral sex, it’s about preventing bad breath by brushing your tongue. But why are they androgynous?? I guess a boy and a girl can’t be in the same bathroom. And that was the hard part. It’s easy to draw a tomboy or an effeminate man. Or a butch or an obvious trap. But drawing someone you really can’t tell, that’s hard. I’m not sure I’ve succeeded either.

    Anyway, I’ve received my paycheck today and the mirror the illustration was printed on was in the envelope. There’s a magnet behind so kids can stick it on their locker’s door. Sorry kids, maybe you’ll get some real government hentai someday.

    On the one hand, I try to keep this Tumblr primarily SFW, and so apologize in advance if the above-quoted verbiage offends anyone who is here for their robot/retro fixes. On the other hand, that is probably the most insane story about art freelancing for the Canadian Ministry of Health in existence. Like, I don’t even know how many contenders there can be for that title, but I’m pretty sure this one is the winner? I barely even know how to tag this.

  13. gkambadais:

A couple of months ago i wanted to do some pages for my portfolio. So i started working on a beautiful Kathryn Immonen’s script. I’m a huge fan of her work. She gave it to me, but i never finished it because i had to finish other things then. So, i found the first  page that i did, and i like it. I think i’ll do the rest of it, just for fun.
Also, I’m open for commissions.
And i’m looking for work.

    gkambadais:

    A couple of months ago i wanted to do some pages for my portfolio. So i started working on a beautiful Kathryn Immonen’s script. I’m a huge fan of her work. She gave it to me, but i never finished it because i had to finish other things then. So, i found the first  page that i did, and i like it. I think i’ll do the rest of it, just for fun.

    Also, I’m open for commissions.

    And i’m looking for work.

  14. thebristolboard:

    thebristolboard:

    Gallery of original covers by Stan Goldberg from The New Millie the Model, published by Marvel Comics, April 1958 - February 1969.

    RIP Stan Goldberg.

  15. fredandrieu:

Stan Goldberg  5 mai 1932 - 31 août 2014

    fredandrieu:

    Stan Goldberg
    5 mai 1932 - 31 août 2014