Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dragon Suiboku-ga Art Book

Size: 9 " x 12" - Pages: 104 - Published: 2011 - Price: $68 - Softcover

This is a new rather hectic book of dragon illustrations....includes contributions from 10 different artists giving the collection a lot of diversity. All monochrome except the first 8 pages there is a lot of food for thought in this book. A page and a half of claws and a step by step face construction helps you through some of the trickier areas. All in all a good reference book.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Utagawa Yoshitsuya Exhibition Catalog - newly discovered disciple of Kuniyoshi - VERY LIMITED

Size: 9 ” x 11.5 ” - Pages: 32 - Published: 2011 - Price: $42 - Binding: Softcover

This is the exhibition catalog from a show I just went to featuring the work of Utagawa Yoshitsuya - Unknown disciple of master Ukiyo-e Artists Kuniyoshi. The exhibit was's inconceivable how a collection this vast would stay off the radar. Yoshitsuya's palette is muted very much along the same vein as Kuniyoshi, lots of dark greens, denim blues and orange and he does some jaw dropping snakes. The catalog itself leaves a bit to be desired, I've zoomed in on a few of the images but they tend to be 3-4 to a page, but hopefully this show will manifest enough interest for another printing house to do a nice hardback but for now this is the only publication on the market. I bought 50 copies, once they are gone, that's it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

ゴミネコ ブクス 日本 のウェブサイト!!!!

今度は日本で販売する!! 1回目の日本の販売の多くの大きい本!! 新刊書は毎日加えた!!​

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shigeru Mizuki's Yokai Illustrations - NEW NEW NEW

Size: 7” x 10” - Pages: 98 - Published: 2011 - Price: $38 - Binding: Softcover

Love, love, love Mizuki's illustrations! Father of the amazing series Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro, Shigeru's manga brought Japanese myths and folflore back into the spotlight. His renditions are whimsical and spectacularly unique. This book includes some nice big full color illustrations and is a great survey book of his work. Text in Japanese.