Five board books in one boxed set, Measures approximately 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches.
With five books to read and enjoy, House is an interactive read-aloud box set that allows for imaginative play. Little readers will have fun as they identify objects inside a house then play with and arrange the books and box like a puzzle. This set of five board books encourages reading and promotes early learning, while helping babies and toddlers develop vocabulary, fine motor skills, and pattern recognition!
Everything & Everywhere
Hardcover, 40 pages, Measures approximately 10 x 14 inches.
Filled with fun, bright, and exciting illustrations, this book will take you around the world! A great introduction to the world, Everything & Everywhere,provides plenty of facts and instills a great sense of curiosity and respect for others. For children, educators, parents, and adventure seekers alike!
What's Your Poo Telling You?
Hardcover, 96 pages, measures 4.75 x .37 x 6.25 inches
With universal appeal (everyone poops, after all), this witty, illustrated description of over two dozen dookies (each with a medical explanation written by a doctor) details what one can learn about health and well-being by studying what's in the bowl. An entertaining and informative read!
Taro Gomi - Little Boat Board Book
22 pages, full-color, board book Measures 6 x .5 x 6 inches.
A great share for toddlers, Little Boat follows the adventures of a little boat in a big world. Little Boat can handle whatever comes his way, braving the elements and the unexpected with his initiative, confidence, and positive attitude. A fun, exciting, and colorful board book!
A Little Book of Japanese Contentments by Erin Niimi Longhurst
Hardcover, 228 pages, measures 5.2 x 1 x 7.2 inches
A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a beautiful book that distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to wellbeing.
• Provides easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life • Includes sections on kokoro (heart and mind) and karada (body), plus a guide on how to form and nurture good habits. Also includes entries on ikigai (living with purpose), wabi-sabi (the beauty of imperfection and impermanence), shinrinyoku (forest bathing), ikebana (the art of flower arranging), and much more • Features an exquisite layout filled with aesthetically pleasing photographs and illustrations that help capture the culture and bring it to life.
Regular Show #1 - Single Issue or Boxed Comic Set
Choose between individual Regular Show #1 cover variant, or boxed set. Comics measure 7 X 10 inches, 32 pp, full color.
Boxed set includes 6 cover variants of Regular Show #1, including cover #1A, #1B, #1C, #1D, #1E, and #1F.
A comic that is anything but regular! Featuring all six of the issue #1 variant covers, with artwork from Nick Edwards, Nathan Fox, Phil McAndrew, John Allison, Brian Butler and Chuck BB.
Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book
Softcover, Measures 7 x 10 inches. 152 pages.
Imagine life in Edo, Tokyo from the 17th-19th century, in the early modern period there were many Ukiyo-e shops which sold woodblock prints displaying then-current styles and fashions much like our fashion photography and magazines today. Each Ukiyo-e work was sold individually people bought the beautifully printed sheets of paper to learn the trends of the day and/or to enjoy the art-works by displaying them on the wall as interior decor. This art book features cats humorously and satirically depicted by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1792-1892), an outstanding Ukiyo-e great master. 60 pages of these beautiful reproductions are removable, so that one may re-purpose the Ukiyo-e for whatever environment they choose. The backside of each sheet includes elegantly simplified designs based on the featured Ukiyo-e designs.
Kuniyoshi Utagawa lived between 1797-1861 and was one of the great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He was exposed to silk-dying through his mother and helped his father as a pattern designer for the family business. At the young age of 14 he was taken on as an apprentice to the famous print master Toyokuni Utagawa, and Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi subject matter included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors and mythical animals.
Eternal - Ilya Kuvshinov Illustration Works
Paperback with cover sleeve, Measures approximately 9.5 tall x .75 thick x 7.5 wide inches, 224 pages.
From the artist and publisher that brought the hugely succesful Momentary, comes the second collection of illustration artwork by Ilya Kuvshinov.
This book collects over 300 new artworks including commercial works artwork produced after the release ofMomentary.
You may also know Kuvshinov from the character and visual designs of the anime movieThe Wonderland, directed by Keiichi Hara, Crayon Shin-chanseries andGhost in the Shell: SAC_2045. Kuvshinov was influenced by many Japanese artists and is now established as an influencer in his own right.
Margaret Kilgallen - that's where the beauty is.
Hardbound 6.75 x 9.75 inches, 210 pages
“I like to see people’s hand in the world, anywhere in the world; it doesn’t matter to me where it is. And in my own work, I do everything by hand. I don’t project or use anything mechanical, because even though I do spend a lot of time trying to perfect my line work and my hand, my hand will always be imperfect because it’s human. And I think it’s the part that’s off that’s interesting, that even if I’m doing really big letters, and I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line and trying to make it straight, I’ll never be able to make it straight. From a distance, it might look straight, but when you get close up, you can always see the line waver. And I think that’s where the beauty is.” — Margaret Kilgallen
This publication offers a comprehensive look at Kilgallen’s work, revisiting the ongoing legacy and idiosyncratic spirit of one of California’s most innovative artists.
American artist Margaret Kilgallen (1967–2001) is best known for her association with the Bay Area Mission School—a loosely associated group of artists from the early 1990s—and for her inclusion in the legendary exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture (2004). She died at the age of 33, just as her work was gaining recognition and prominence.
Measures 8" x 5.25", softcover, black & white, 139 pages.
by Aaron Cometbus
Microcosm publishing explains it best:
"What are the successes and failures of punk and its institutions? What happened to a once-thriving punk underground that paralleled the mainstream in music, publishing, comics, and art? Aaron Cometbus embarked on a year-long quest for the truth, interviewing scene makers like the people behind Epitaph Records, Fat Wreck Chords, Bound Together Books, Left Bank Books, Thrasher, Interference Archive, Fantagraphics, the Center for Cartoon Studies, C-Squat, and many other friends, luminaries, artists, and troubled souls. This is Cometbus at its finest, casting a loose net over an era and giving it meaning that would otherwise slip right past the history books and out of sight."
Katsuya Terada x Giant Robot - I Love Coffee Zine 2 + Sticker
Softcover, 24 pages, Measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches, full color. Includes a 2.8 x 3.7" vinyl sticker (girl with green hat)
Released along with Katsuya Terada's Dragon Girl solo art show at our Giant Robot 2 gallery comes this beautifully printed art zine.
I Love Coffee 2 includes various digital drawings by the artist expressing his love and/or neurotic addiction to the magical beverage. What caffeine junky can't relate to that joy?
No Forward for this edition is provided, however, Terada does include one page that reveals what this zine is about.
The Art of Baron Yoshimoto
184 pages, hardbound with slip cover.
This beautiful full color publication presents a curated collection of artworks by Baron Yoshimoto. Born in China, growing up in Japan and later moving to the United States, Yoshimoto helped build and strengthen the graphic novel as an art form. From the graphic novel boom in the 1960s and 1970s and well into the 80's Yoshimoto contributed his innovative style including Gekiga art (for a mature audience with cinematic style). Yoshimoto has created works for Marvel comics and became close friends with Stan Lee. In the 1990s, he actively produced many artworks and did countless exhibitions under the pseudonym Ryu Manji. In the 2000s, his work moved to canvas. To his most recent exhibition at the Yayoi Museum in Tokyo Yoshimoto continues to be a legend and active participant in the history and future of graphic novel and the art world in general.
Eric Nakamura - Whatever Falls in Between - Photo Zine
24 pages, measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
This modest and beautifully executed booklet is an affectionate glimpse into the people, places and pets that surround the daily life of Giant Robot's own Eric Nakamura. See such familiar faces such as James Jean, Katsuya Terada, David Choe bound in alongside more intimate scenes of family life.
From the inside page:
"This is a collection of photos shot at the end of 2016 and early 2017. I have the need to say that it was shot on 35mm Tri-X film, and it is also a restart of my film photography work which began in 1986 until around 1996 when my entirety of camera gear was burglarized. Of course I used film for the earlier days of Giant Robot, but those were quick jobs and often not memorable. With digital photography and cellphones being so easy to use, I never thought I'd go back to film. My favorite subjects are starting to become evident, and there are days when I shoot a lot and then there are weeks in between touching the camera. I'll admit I've witnessed plenty of moments pass by and that's how it goes."
-Eric Nakamura, 2019
Giant Robot 1+2 The Zine Years
At 5.5 x 8.5" this new publication features the first two Giant Robot issues ever in the same single-fold-page size as the originals! Inside, find 162 pages of Giant Robot nostalgia and plenty of notes by Eric Nakamura, offering fascinating behind the scenes info and his thoughts looking back from the point of view of over 25 years later. The Giant Robot fan whether new or true will not want to miss this walk down memory lane.
Released summer 2019.
Real Size by Katsuya Terada
Tote bag measure 14 x 16.5 inches
Book Dimensions – 7 x 12 inches and 1 inch thick Hardcover ( codex binding ), 202 pages Full Color, in Japanese ( book contains mostly images )
This beautiful book feels like an extra special object. “Codex Binding” allows for the book to be spread fully open to fully enjoy the spreads. 3 pages fold out to reveal stunning, larger images.
The book is wrapped in a glossy cover but take that off and discover beautifully intricate and detailed marker drawings reproduced onto the thick chip board cover.
Towards the back of the book, find a beautifully written excerpt by Terada musing over his need to draw and his frustrations with this addiction. Without spoiling too much, the translation is poetic and profound.
Lauren Tsai - It's All for You - *SIGNED* Illustrated Book
• 200 page collection of sketches from the sketchbook of Lauren Tsai
• First Edition - Japanese import by Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc. • Hardbound faux-leather cover • Includes a satin ribbon bookmark • Dimensions: 21.27 cm x 13.34 cm / 8.37 in x 5.25 in • LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE
This book presents a collection of drawings by the artist herself, Lauren Tsai from her personal sketchbooks.
"I draw to keep the moments I don't want to forget, to feel like myself when the rest of the day didn't, to say things I wish i had, to challenge myself, to let my mind go silent, to dream, and most importantly because I love to.
I'm excited to share this messy story of pictures and words with you. Between moving alone to a new city, loving, losing, and pushing forward towards my dreams - this book remains my constant companion no matter how the world changes and spins around me.
I do believe that my heart is in here.
Records of the Seasons by Saki Obata
Measures 5 and 7/8 x 8.25 inches, paperback, 160 pages, black and white.
Follow along through beautiful and elegantly simple illustrations pages, the four seasons, a story in a year as depicted by Japanese illustrator and designer, Saki Obata.
Inside Moebius - Part 2
Hardcover, 344 full color pages, measures 8 x 10 inches
From the back cover:
Actively exploring his storytelling methods within his own mind, Moebius draws himself encountering his favorite characters in an expansive desert setting. He interacts with Arzak, Blueberry, Stel, Atan, and others--and he also meets a younger version of himself! A self-reflective six-part study, Inside Moebius Part 2 collects the two middle chapters of this hilariously unique exploration of a creator meeting his own creations and meticulously analyzing his thought processes as he creates new comics.