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1.
Peanuts : A Golden Celebration
by Charles M. Schulz, David Larkin (Editor)

Harper Resource
Hardcover - 254 pages
(October 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Charles M. Schulz has been cartooning for an astonishing 50 years (the Peanuts strip itself debuted October 2, 1950, but he drew an earlier incarnation called Li'l Folks before that). Peanuts: A Golden Celebration is a remarkable collection of strips spanning that time period. Readers get to see the... Read more

 


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Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel
by Richard H. Minear, et al

New Press
Hardcover - 272 pages
(October 1999)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
 
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Before Yertle, before the Cat in the Hat, before Little Cindy-Lou Who (but after Mulberry Street), Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) made his living as a political cartoonist for New York newspaper PM. Seuss drew over 400 cartoons in just under two years for the paper, reflecting the daily's New Deal... Read more

 


3.
Understanding Comics
by Scott McCloud

Kitchen Sink Press
Paperback - 224 pages
Reprint edition (May 1994)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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A comic book about comic books. McCloud, in an incredibly accessible style, explains the details of how comics work: how they're composed, read and understood. More than just a book about comics, this gets to the heart of how we deal with visual languages in general. "The potential of comics is... Read more

 


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Hirschfeld on Line
by Al Hirschfeld(Illustrator)

Applause Theatre Book Pub
Hardcover - 320 pages
(November 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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Al Hirschfeld is one of the greatest caricaturists ever to have put pen to paper, and this monumental retrospective is a testament to his genius. From '30s icons like actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine to the stars of Seinfeld, Hirschfeld's fluid line has limned some of the most enduring images of... Read more

 


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The Animation Book : A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking-From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3-D Animation
by Kit Laybourne

Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 320 pages
Revised edition (November 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
Book Description
The first edition of The Animation Book, published in 1979, became the authoritative guide to making animated movies. Now, as we enter the twenty-first century, the explosion in computer technology has created a corresponding boom in animation. Using desktop hardware and software, animators can... Read more

 


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A Bug's Life : The Art and Making of an Epic of Miniature Proportions
by Jeff Kurtti

Hyperion
Hardcover - 128 pages
(December 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
Synopsis
This lavish celebration of "A Bug's Life", the new computer-animated film, profiles the innovative minds behind the movie, its cutting-edge animation techniques, and the movie's unforgettable, lovable characters. Full color. Read more

 


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Creating 3-D Animation : The Aardman Book of Filmmaking
by Peter Lord, et al

Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 192 pages
(October 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
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What do Wallace and Gromit, Godzilla, and Gumby have in common? They're all examples of 3-D animation. From Aardman Studios in Bristol, England, winner of three Academy Awards, comes a thorough book on the subject and one of the first to include complete instructions for making a 3-D animated film.... Read more

 


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The New Yorker Book of Business Cartoons
by Robert Mankoff(Editor), David Remnick (Introduction)

Bloomberg Pr
Hardcover - 110 pages
(October 1998)



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3 out of 5 stars
 
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For many of us, our first memories of The New Yorker date back to childhood, when we would eagerly search through this otherwise impenetrable jungle of words to find the only thing that we could relate to--the cartoons. The New Yorker Book of Business Cartoons is a collection of 110 of the best... Read more

 


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The Gashlycrumb Tinies : Or, After the Outing
by Edward Gorey

Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 64 pages
Reprint edition (October 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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"A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh..." The rhyming couplets of this grim abecedarian are familiar, of course, to devotees of macabre humor, but the darkly crosshatched drawings... Read more

 


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The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection
by Bob Mankoff(Introduction)

Pocket Books
Hardcover - 291 pages
(November 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
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This 75th anniversary collection pulls together a variety of cartoonists ranging from James Thurber and his ever-battling sexes to Bruce Eric Kaplan and his modern urbans. Readers who are put off by The New Yorker's reputation for stodginess may be pleasantly surprised: a city lot offers Extreme... Read more

 


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The New Yorker Book of All-New Cat Cartoons (New Yorker Series)

Knopf
Hardcover - 112 pages
1 Ed edition (February 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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One can never have too many cats--or cat cartoons for that matter--as expertly demonstrated in The New Yorker Book of All-New Cat Cartoons. A follow-up to the magazine's first collection of feline funnies published some seven years ago, this delightful collection captures "a cat's-eye view of the... Read more

 


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Superman, the Complete History : The Life and Times of the Man of Steel
by Les Daniels, Chip Kidd (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books
Hardcover - 192 pages
(November 1, 1998)



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4 out of 5 stars
 
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While comic books trace their origins to the late 19th century, Superman, who debuted in 1938's Action Comics #1, is virtually synonymous with the medium. Yet, as Superman, the Complete History shows, the Man of Steel has also made a lasting impact in comic strips, film, toys, TV, radio, and even on... Read more

 


13.   Cartoon Animation (How to Draw and Paint Series)
by Preston Blair

Walter Foster Pub
Paperback
(January 1995)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
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In a book to be treasured by cartoonists and animation and film buffs alike, a master of the craft demonstrates the fundamentals of drawing for the screen, offering tips on two- and four-legged figure construction, body and facial movements, and realistic dialogue, and illustrating concepts such as... Read more

 


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How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way
by Stan Lee, John Buscema

Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback
Reprint edition (September 1984)


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4 out of 5 stars
 
qeshet@hotmail.com, December 28, 1999 3 out of 5 stars
Worth the money...for at least one great lesson.
My Mom bought this book for me when I was about 12 years old. I was going to be the next Frank Frazetta/ John Byrne... so I was very excited to get it for a birthday. It taught me alot about perspective, figure drawing, presentation, and lettering..at least it got me started. But the most important... Read more

 


15.   Batman Animated
by Paul Dini, Chip Kidd

Harperhorizon
Hardcover - 144 pages
(November 18, 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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From Emmy Award-winning-producer Paul Dini and acclaimed designer Chip Kidd comes Batman Animated, the behind-the-scenes story of the hit show that revolutionized television animation and brought a stunning new look to the legendary Caped Crusader. Since its premiere in September 1992, Batman: The... Read more

 


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The Curious Sofa
by Edward Gorey, Ogdred Weary

Harcourt Brace
Hardcover
Reprint edition (October 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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As the New York Times writes of Edward Gorey, "His satires (often of tawdry Victorian mysteries) are not mere commentaries on the manners and mores of a distant age; they are inventive narratives about evil adults, mischievous children, illicit lovers and improbable beasts." Or, in the... Read more

 


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Ethel & Ernest
by Raymond Briggs

Knopf
Hardcover - 104 pages
(October 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
 
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Raymond Briggs's loving tribute to his parents has an emotional power that far exceeds its deceptively simple technique. Graphic in format, the book combines vigorous but sensitive illustrations with dialogue that cogently elucidates its characters' personalities. Milkman Ernest meets lady's maid... Read more

 


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The Doubtful Guest
by Edward Gorey

Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 32 pages
(June 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
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Originally published in 1957, The Doubtful Guest serves as a prime example of the beauty, eccentricity, and brilliance of Edward Gorey's work. If the book was read aloud without revealing the accompanying black-and-white drawings, you might guess the tale came from the quirky genius of Dr. Seuss.... Read more

 


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Samurai from Outer Space : Understanding Japanese Animation
by Antonia Levi

Open Court Publishing Company
Paperback - 180 pages
(October 1996)


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4 out of 5 stars
 
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Artists and individual interested in Japanese animation history will find this essential to studies: the first book-length discussion of Japanese animation to examine its historical roots and the reactions of overseas audiences. A peppering of color photos enhances the appeal of a largely... Read more

 


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Animation from Script to Screen
by Shamus Culhane

St Martins Pr (Trade)
Paperback - 336 pages
Reprint edition (December 1990)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
A reviewer, October 10, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
A GREAT book - if you're serious about animation
If you want to be an animator, or you're REALLY interrested in the animating process, this book is just what you've been looking for. 'Script to Screen' gives an in-depth look into the workings of an animation studio, along with generous instuctions on bettering your animating techniques. If you... Read more

 


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Tijuana Bibles : Art and Wit in America's Forbidden Funnies, 1930s-1950s
by Bob Adelman, et al

Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 160 pages
(September 1997)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
 
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When Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton, and other Bay Area misfits first started producing "underground" comics in the '60s, they were considered to be highly innovative in their use of frank sexual themes. However, some 10 to 15 years before they commenced their explicit,... Read more

 


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Eric Stanton : The Dominant Wives & Other Stories (Klotz Series)

TASCHEN America Llc
Paperback - 704 pages
(November 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
A reviewer, November 30, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Great visual story telling from an acclaimed master
For those men with a special fondness for Female Superiority, this book is a keeper. It is a generous volume of some of the late Stanton's best artwork with graphic examples of women getting the better of men. Apparently, these items of work were the product of commissions, and it is interesting to... Read more

 


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The Essential George Booth (The Essential Cartoonists Library)
by George Booth, Lee Lorenz (Preface)

Workman Publishing Company
Paperback - 165 pages
(March 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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This collection of work from New Yorker cartoonist George Booth is an absolute hoot. His drawings are insanely, gloriously cluttered. Motors, old tires, and hundreds of cats tumble out of corners and spread as far as the eye can see. Missouri native Booth tends toward affectionate bits of Americana:... Read more

 


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Paper Dreams: The Art And Artists Of Disney Storyboards
by John Canemaker

Hyperion
Hardcover - 288 pages
(October 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
jesus chambrot , November 17, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
its not cute little animals that made them there pictures!
If the Disney American Animated Film has one stigma, is the belief that it is made for childern. Mr.Canemaker's book disproves that notion by recounting stories by those lucky few that got to meet Walt,work with him and put his "Dreams" on "Paper" before they were made a reality... Read more

 


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The Headless Bust : A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium
by Edward Gorey

Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 64 pages
(October 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With The Headless Bust, Edmund Gravel and the Bahum Bug from Gorey's "Dispirited and Distasteful" Christmas tale, The Haunted Tea-Cosy, have returned to usher in the New Year. The story, told in verse, takes up just after Edmund's riotous party. He and the Bug are whisked off to a faraway village... Read more

 


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