Totally Awesome

Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher:
ISBN: 1608877132
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre:

"Totally Awesome! The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties "is the ultimate guide to 80s cartoon nostalgia, featuring the art, toys, and inside story behind icons like He-Man, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and the Thundercats. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But for a generation of fans, it was truly, truly the most outrageous of times. The last decade for both a thriving schedule of network Saturday morning cartoons and a full complement of weekday syndicated programming, the 1980s saw a television animation boom like no era before or since. The offerings ran the gamut from the blatantly commercial ("He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," created after restrictions on children s broadcasting were altered to allow programming based directly on merchandise) to the surprisingly unmarketable ("Jem," canceled despite its popularity due to its failure to sell fashion dolls) to the utterly inexplicable"(The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse," helmed by underground animation legend Ralph Bakshi and futureRen and Stimpycreator John Kricfalusi). Andrew Farago, author of"The Looney Tunes Treasury"and"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History," is the curator of San Francisco s Cartoon Art Museum. As a respected cartoon historian and a child of the eighties himself, he provides an inside look at the history of the most popular cartoons of the eighties, as told by the writers, animators, voice actors, and other creative talents who brought life to some of the most enduring animation of the decade, along with some of the era s forgotten classics (and not-so-classics). Farago and a host of animation legends will provide an in-depth look at the most popular cartoons of the 1980s, from the first pitch meeting to the final episode. Featured cartoons will include: "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" "Dungeons & Dragons" "Transformers" "Jem" "The Real Ghostbusters" "Garfield and Friends" "The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse" "Jim Henson s Muppet Babies" "Disney s DuckTales" "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" "Thundercats" "Robotech" "M.A.S.K." "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" "Superman" Sidebars will explore trends in eighties animation, including adventures in licensing, celebrity-driven programs, second-generation characters, justly forgotten shows, and other totally radical cartoons! The book will be illustrated with the very best art from these iconic cartoons, including rare and never-before-seen sketches, cels, and storyboards."

The Art of Harley Quinn

Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher: Insight Comics
ISBN: 1683830024
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Discover the complete history of DC Comics' Harley Quinn comic art with this deluxe book. Harley Quinn made her comic book debut in The Batman Adventures #12 and soon became one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics pantheon. From there, Harley made regular appearances in multiple series, eventually getting her own ongoing comic in 2001. This deluxe art book provides the complete history of Harley Quinn comic art, detailing the creation and evolution of the character through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who have brought the character to life. Packed with the most iconic covers and panels in Harley Quinn history, The Art of Harley Quinn is the ultimate visual guide to one of the most beloved villains in comic book history.

The Looney Tunes Treasury

Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 0762440449
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Provides a history of such popular Looney Tunes characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd, from the perspectives of the characters themselves, and includes concept art and memorabilia from the studios.

Zombie Gnome

Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762490446
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Humor

A flesh-eating spin on everyone's favorite lawn ornament, Zombie Gnome makes a delightfully gruesome decoration for the home, garden, or office. This kit includes: Mini zombie gnome figurine Two-sided backdrop with chilling scenes 32-page illustrated Zombie Gnome Defense Guide mini book

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher: Insight Comics
ISBN: 1608871851
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Performing Arts

Discover the complete story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time–from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success, and their position as four of the best-loved characters of all time. Featuring interviews with every key figure in the Turtles’ evolution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History presents the tale straight from the mouths of those who were there, including co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, animation legend Fred Wolf, creature effects maestro Brian Henson, and even the man behind the “Ninja Rap,” Vanilla Ice. In visually stunning detail, this book explores each iteration of the Turtles from the past to the present, including the hit animation show from Nickelodeon and the Michael Bay–produced live-action movie from Paramount starring Megan Fox. Bringing together the rarest art and artifacts from three decades of TMNT comics, TV shows, and films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no shell unturned!

G I Joe Cobra H I S S Tank

Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762454520
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Humor

G.I. JOE is the code name for America's daring, highly-trained special missions force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world! This kit includes a miniature replica of the fearsome Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank and a 56-page booklet featuring in-depth profiles on members of the G.I. JOE team and the forces of Cobra.

The Zombie Gnome Defense Guide

Author: Shaenon K. Garrity
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 9780762491544
Release Date: 2018-08-28
Genre: Humor

Compiled from the notes of three zombie gnome experts (among them a Van Helsing-like zombie gnome hunter, a horticulture student, and a gardening columnist), this guide includes a detailed study of zombie gnome habits, hiding places, and offensive tactics, as well as an intimate history of the zombie gnome rise and eventual war with humanity. Empty-eyed, shambling, and hungry for human ankles, the zombie gnome population is on the rise, infesting the backyards of suburbia and attacking innocent lawn ornaments everywhere. While chances of human survival are minimal, readers can arm themselves with The Zombie Gnome Defense Guide to combat their tiny, undead enemies. Offering strategies for defense against a zombie gnome invasion, the book provides an extensive list of essential weapons and DIY home-fortification tips. Rare illustrations of zombie gnomes in their natural habitat and a priceless collection of never-before-seen photos (housed in an envelope in the back of the book) make this the go-to guide for survivalists in a zombie gnome-infested world.

Royal Web

Author: Ladislas Farago
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: UOM:39015010427352
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The story of Princess Victoria and Frederick of Prussia.

Oh Brother Brat Attack

Author: Bob Weber
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449474942
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Oh, Brother! stars the sibling duo of Bud and Lily, who humorously interact within the leafy confines of their middle-class suburban home and neighborhood. Whether they are playing together in the family room or running amok in the schoolyard, Bud and Lily elevate the act of one-upmanship to Code Red levels. Lily is the quintessential slightly older and far more sensible sister. She takes it upon herself to look after her uninhibited, prank-loving younger brother, Bud. While Lily wins the occasional battle with her cool-headed maturity, Bud is intent on winning the war with his brazen brand of mischief. Despite their obvious differences, Bud and Lily love each other deeply and have a strong sibling bond.

Team Cul de Sac

Author: Chris Sparks
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449419660
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Art

A collection of comic strips in which renowned comics authors and artists pay tribute to Richard Thompson's Cul de sac and its characters.

Animals in Irish Literature and Culture

Author: Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137434807
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

Animals in Irish Literature and Culture spans the early modern period to the present, exploring colonial, post-colonial, and globalized manifestations of Ireland as country and state as well as the human animal and non-human animal migrations that challenge a variety of literal and cultural borders.