• Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2015

      Sweet Rosa

      by Kingsley Osei, David Asimeng

      Sweet Rosa is a picture book which details the brave stance of a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white person on bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks' actions led to the infamous Montgomery bus boycott and helped establish the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bold and courageous act of Ms. Parks, Dr. King and thousands of boycotters and civil rights advocates eventually pushed the Supreme Court to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional, helping to put racial discrimination to rest. This book takes young readers on an historic, illustrious journey through this staple event and how it has forever shaped the racial outlook of equality for adults and children alike in today's society.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      April 2015

      The Grand Legend Ramayana vol.1

      by Is Yuniarto

      Grand Legend Ramayana is an adaptation of classic tale of Ramayana, which is derived from India and has become one of the most popular folklores in Indonesia. Telling the adventure of a young prince from Ayodya Kingdom, Rama, with his brother, Laksmana. Along with Shinta, a beautiful yet fearless princess from Mithila Kingdom, together they fight the horde of Yaksha, monstrous beings that threaten their kingdoms. Written as a modern adaptation with artistic illustration, Grand Legend Ramayana has become the flagship title in re:ON Comics with a planned run of 30 chapters. Is Yuniarto, the comic artist, has been professionally involved in Indonesian comic scene since 2001 and he has already amassed tens of thousands of fans across the country.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      April 2015

      Me vs Big Slacker Baby vol. 1

      by Annisa Nisfihani

      Me VS Big Slacker Baby (BSB) tells a story about Arin, a high school girl with obsessive compulsive toward cleanliness, who encounters Alvan, her schoolmate who stays at a boarding house owned by her parents. Alvan’s behavior is the polar opposite of Arin, in which, although he is a very bright student but he is also one of the laziest and messy guys Arin has ever known. This establishes an interesting and hilarious conflict between them, where Alvan learns from Arin in becoming a tidier person, while Arin also learns from Alvan in improving her mark in school assignments and exams. This romantic-comedy masterpiece is written and illustrated by Annisa Nisfihani, a young and talented comic artist from Tenggarong, East Borneo. Even though her hometown is quite far from the big cities and blackouts also occurred quite often, Annisa’s perseverance in pursuing her dreams ultimately paid off as BSB got its second reprint within less than a month of its initial publication.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      November 2015

      Tawur vol. 1

      by C. Suryo Laksono

      Tawur is an action-comedy comic, which tells the story of a group of students from an impoverished high school, who has to fight against other schools in order to secure the grand prize of a grant from the government. Little they know that this entire scheme has been set up by a sinister organization in order to skew media exposure from something bigger and more diabolical. C. Suryo Laksono is the creator behind this freshly conceived series in re:ON Comics. Currently, he is developing the second season of Tawur with a bigger cast of characters.

    • Graphic novel & Manga artwork
      November 2015

      Galauman vol. 1

      by Ockto Baringbing & Ino Septian

      Galauman is an action-comedy comic that tells the mishaps of Gabriel Laurent, a single guy who (always) tries too hard to get the love of his life, yet always fails miserably. The thing is, every time his love is rejected, he would turn into a superhero named Galauman to save the day. And to make things worse, Gabriel can only transform into Galauman if his love confession is rejected by a girl. There is no direct translation of the term “galau” in English as it is a combination of sadness, worry, anxiety, and uneasiness. Written by Ockto Baringbing, the winner of Silver Award at the 11th International Manga Award in Japan and illustrated by Ino Septian, Galauman has become one of the most anticipated titles in re:ON Comics, especially popular among adolescents.

    • Illustration & commercial art
      August 2014

      Sun

      The Art of Caravan Studio

      by Chris Lie

      Publishing artbook has been a tradition of Caravan Studio since 2010 (Cirque), and Klovn (2012). The Artbooks were distributed in South East Asia, ang gained success among fans. Now for the first time, Caravan Studio presents Sun and Star, the twin artbooks. Sun and Star consists of all new artworks and concepts from our talented artists. Some of the projects are in the development stage to be translated into comic books, animation series, games, and live action movies. Sun, is consists of artworks from Caravan Studio artists in an Asian style of arts, while Star is in a Western style of arts.

    • Illustration & commercial art
      August 2014

      Star

      The Art of Caravan Studio

      by Chris Lie

      Publishing artbook has been a tradition of Caravan Studio since 2010 (Cirque), and Klovn (2012). The Artbooks were distributed in South East Asia, ang gained success among fans. Now for the first time, Caravan Studio presents Sun and Star, the twin artbooks. Sun and Star consists of all new artworks and concepts from our talented artists. Some of the projects are in the development stage to be translated into comic books, animation series, games, and live action movies. Sun, is consists of artworks from Caravan Studio artists in an Asian style of arts, while Star is in a Western style of arts.

    • Illustration & commercial art
      June 2012

      Klovn

      The Artbook of Caravan Studio

      by Chris Lie

      Klovn is Caravan Studio first full-length artbook. Beside showing you variety of artworks in our four years of journey in the illustration industry. Klovn will also bring you inside the creative minds of the artists through their personal works.

    • Illustration & commercial art
      January 2014

      The Book of Hearts

      by Francesca Gavin

      This collection of heart imagery highlights how a universal symbol can be creatively interpreted and constantly reinvented. It captures the breadth of art and design imagery exploring the meaning and representation of hearts. Although the focus is on the contemporary, it also touches on the history of the symbol – from the Sacred Heart cult to the invention of the Valentine, from heart tattoos to pictograms. The Book of Hearts is an exploration of the meaning and representation of love and emotion through one of the most recognisable signs in the world.

    • Illustration & commercial art
      September 2011

      The Book of Skulls

      by Faye Dowling

      The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of today’s contemporary visual culture. Adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion, the image of the skull has found its way into the vocabulary of urban life. In response to this cultural phenomenon, The Book of Skulls presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become today’s ultimate anti-establishment icon. From the Grateful Dead to skater punk graffiti, from haute-couture to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of iconic and unusual skull motifs. Packaged in an amazing 'skeleton' binding and drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design, The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today’s most iconic cultural symbols.

    • Illustration
      April 2011

      Fashion Drawing

      Illustration Techniques for Fashion Designers

      by Michele Wesen Bryant

      Fashion Drawing is a comprehensive, practical guide to fashion drawing for students of fashion design. The book covers men, women and children, starting with how to draw the fashion figure and continuing with garments and garment details, before teaching the reader how to render various types of fabric. Contemporary in its approach and offering step-by-step guidance, the book emphasizes drawing as an integral function of the garment design process. Students learn how to manipulate various garment details with consideration for scale, construction and colour as well as keeping in mind the profile of the potential customer. Illustrated throughout with a wide range of images from illustrators and designers working in today’s market, Fashion Drawing provides both the inspiration and the instruction necessary to allow students to develop their own illustration style.

    • Poster art
      February 2016

      LIVING WITH: HATTIE STEWART

      32 Removable Art Prints

      by Hattie Stewart

      Young, independent and fiercely talented, London-based Hattie Stewart is a self-styled ‘professional doodler’, an extremely modest moniker for the artist, who has worked extensively with publications and brands worldwide (including Adidas, Urban Outfitters and Marc Jacobs), and has exhibited in the UK, US, Germany and Berlin. Her striking, colourful creations are rich with humour, dark touches and deceptive complexity, and this collection of 32 of her most vibrant works is the perfect gift for lovers of art and fashion. Stewart’s art has an immediate resonance with those who encounter it, reflected in her impressive social media following, with 35k Instagram followers. Living with: Hattie Stewart is an affordable, interactive and anarchic book of Pop Art for the Instagram generation.

    • Poster art
      March 2016

      Living With: Yuko Shimizu

      by Yuko Shimizu

      Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Her rich sensual work has been seen on Gap t-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers for DC Comics, and on the pages of the New York Times, Time, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. Visually engaging, imaginative and provocative, Shimizu creates a unique and alluring universe through her illustration, which is inhabited by tangled limbs, tangled hair and stripy-socked girls. Living with: Yuko Shimizu is an affordable, interactive way of enjoying these imaginative works.This book, with a subtle perforation along the spine, presents 32 of her most stunning artworks, each one removable for framing or gifting.

    • Biography: general

      William Nicholson, Painter

      Paintings, Woodcuts, Writings, Photographs

      by Andrew Nicholson

      William Nicholson (1872-1949), who is known by many for his early woodcuts and the radical posters of the Beggarstaff Brothers in the 1890s, has become recognized as one of the foremost English artists of his time for the whole range of his work. His haunting downland landscapes. his remarkable still lifes, which capture light and colour in an entirely fresh way, and the varied portraits by which he mainly earned his living, form the core of his output and have become greatly prized. This book, compiled by two grandsons, Andrew and Tim Nicholson, is with its representative selection of his pictures the first to do justice to the extraordinary diversity of William Nicholson's oeuvre.;It provides at the same time a documentary account of William Nicholson's life, using contemporary records, articles and reminiscences, and above all quoting extensively from the numerous letters William wrote to his family and friends, many of them to his son Ben Nicholson, and from the letters they wrote to him as well. The majority are from private sources and have never appeared in print before. What emerges in this unique and beautifully illustrated volume is a highly detailed and most appealing portrait of the man and the artist.;What he painted, why and for whom; what spurred him on to experiment and artistic adventure; how he fared in times of elation and anguish; how he combined the serious playfulness of his vision with a deep affection for nature; and how he collaborated with some of the leading men of his day, among them Rudyard Kipling, J.M. Barrie, William Orpen, Edwin Lutyens, Robert Graves, his son-in-law, and Winston Churchill -- all this is revealed, and much more.;William Nicholson, Painter includes 126 colour plates of his oil paintings and 281 black and white reproductions and photographs.

    • General & world history

      World War Ii in Cartoons

      by Mark Bryant

      The old adage that a picture paints a thousand words has never been more true than when applied to the cartoon. Acting as a form of pictorial shorthand, a few strokes of the pen have managed to encapsulate the great dramas of the war in a way impossible in prose. Whether producing strips, social comment in magazines like Punch or Lilliput, savage caricature of allies and enemies, or a daily chronicle of events at home or abroad, little has escaped the cartoonist's pen. The cartoon has a special place in the history of World War II. During the London Blitz the British upper lip was kept resolutely stiff by the antics of Strube's little man growing marrows and the redfaced indignity of Low's Colonel Blimp. Fougasse's Underground posters, Lancaster's pocket cartoons, Pont's unique drawings and the work of Vicky have an immediacy that has been unaffected by the passage of time.;Giles, Searle, Illingworth, Zec and many more portrayed the grim realities and humorous asides of the conflict for British Empire readers while across the Atlantic a discerning public alternately praised and attacked the artists of the New Yorker and the big regional dailies, from Peter Arno to Arthur Szyk and from Saul Steinberg to Daniel Fitzpatrick. Krokodil meanwhile produced its own brand of Soviet humour and satire, and cartoons were an important part of the Resistance movements in all occupied countries. The Axis powers' view of the war has often been glossed over in pictorial histories, but considerable talent existed in Germany, Italy, Japan, and elsewhere between 1939 and 1945, drawing on the genius of such superb prewar publications as Simplicissimus. Also included is the work of cartoonists in Vichy France and other collaborationist regimes. World War II in Cartoons is divided into chapters covering the war year-by-year, each chapter prefaced with a concise introduction that provides a historical framework for the cartoons of that year.;Altogether some 300 cartoons, in colour and black and white, have been skilfully blended by cartoon historian Dr Mark Bryant to produce a unique record of World War II, one which will appeal to a very wide audience.

    • Illustration & commercial art

      The World's Greatest War Cartoonists, 1792-1945

      An A-z

      by Mark Bryant

    • General & world history

      Illingworth's War in Cartoons

      One Hundred of His Greatest Drawings from the Daily Mail, 1939-1945

      by Mark Bryant

    • Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's/YA)
      April 2015

      Wild Cats, around the globe with Suki & Finch

      Volume 1

      by Rebecca Merry Murdock, Isabel Iglesias

      3D Suki and Finch travel the globe investigating the welfare of all 36 species of wild cats. They start in Canada, go over the North Pole into Russia (Volume 1). Then they're off to Mongolia, China and Nepal. Chased by drones, the evil K-POG forest developer is after them in a high octane adventure from one continent to another. Eight volumes in all, WILD CATS, uses 3D characters inside hi-resolution jpegs. Optionally displayed in eBook format, the pictorial series - print book - is a fun way to introduce real life global issues to middle graders. (age 9 - 12).

    • Adventure stories (Children's/YA)
      March 2015

      Chronokari Alpha

      Time is Relative

      by Steve Bynoe

      A collision during gym class opens the doors of destiny for Miles and Derrick, two 15 year-old high school students who were born at exactly the same time. Their fateful meeting unlocks their ability to control time and throws them into a wondrous world of danger and adventure, as they must use their new powers to protect Silverthorne High School and the city of Gateway, Ohio. Unknown to but a few, Gateway, particularly its world famous museum, sits upon a long dormant and defective wormhole. However, mysterious forces have reactivated the wormhole and opened a portal to another dimension filled with monsters and creatures beyond imagination. Miles and Derrick must solve the mystery behind what has activated the wormhole and threatens to tear apart the world and time itself. Chronokari Time is Relative is the first in a series of books chronicling the adventures of chrono twins, Miles and Derrick. For more information on Chronokari Alpha, please visit www.chronokarialpha.com.

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