Author: Andrew Farago
Release Date: 2016-10-18
"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."
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.
Author: Andrew Farago
Publisher: Insight Comics
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Author: Ryan North
Publisher: Machines of Death LLC
Release Date: 2010
Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.
Author: Martin Gitlin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Performing Arts
Few morose thoughts permeate the brain when Yosemite Sam calls Bugs Bunny a “long-eared galut” or a frustrated Homer Simpson blurts out his famous catch-word, “D’oh!” A Celebration of Animation explores the best-of-the-best cartoon characters from the 1920s to the 21st century. Casting a wide net, it includes characters both serious and humorous, and ranging from silly to malevolent. But all the greats gracing this book are sure to trigger nostalgic memories of carefree Saturday mornings or after-school hours with family and friends in front of the TV set.