Author: Scott VanderPloeg

Review | Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez

This Fantagraphics Studio Edition illuminates Jaime’s distinctive artistic process. Collected here is nearly 200 pages of raw, unretouched original art comprising complete stories, selected from among his most critically acclaimed, including “Chester Square,” “In the Valley of the Polar Bears,” and “Wigwam Bam.” The state of the art reproduction captures every nuance of the artist’s virtuosic pen lines. This is truly the closest one can get to sitting next to the artist as he draws and watching the comics pages take shape. The Studio Edition also features a new interview with Hernandez, conducted by Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth, that explores the artist’s inspiration and...

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Review | Mister Blueberry Édition Noir Et Blanc

Discover the work in black and white, in large format and very small price, of one of the greatest masters of comics. First album written entirely by Jean Giraud, after the death of the brilliant Jean-Michel Charlier, Mister Blueberry is a masterpiece of graphic mastery that confirms that, more than a western, Blueberry is the largest series of adventures of comics. Dargaud, April 12, 2015 Written and drawn by Jean Giraud 48 pages, 30cm x 40cm (12″ x 16″) ISBN 9782205075274 19,99 € Order online:, As with all original artist’s gallery editions this is a collection of classic comic material and...

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Review | P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book And Other Stories Fine Art Edition

This beautiful 12″X17″ oversized hardcover features complete stories scanned from P. Craig Russell’s stunning original art! While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in color to recreate as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—including blue pencils, notes, art corrections and more. Pages are reproduced at original size on heavy paper stock to provide fans, aficionados and collectors with the best possible reproductions. This 148-page Fine Art Edition includes the following complete Jungle Book stories: The King’s Ankus (28 pages) Red Dog (32 pages) Spring Running (27 pages) The...

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