November 8, 2012 | News

BCGF – One Year Ago and This Saturday

This is coming in a bit late… about a year late. But to cut to the chase, last year was a terrific time at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.

The festival was the culmination of a whirlwind few days which started in Washington, DC at the Library of Congress where Rick gave a (televised) talk on his then-new book, “BULLY! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt” We then moved on (and up) to Illustration House in Manhattan for another talk on TR.

And then we settled in at the Brooklyn Fest for an invigorating end to the tour. Here, you’ll see Our Man Marschall manning the post at the start of the show.

Later on in the day, we were visited by a minor celebrity, a certain Matt Groening who created a small television show you may have heard of (The Simpsons, that is). Here he is with Rick and his recent purchase.

Humorously (I know, hard to believe), Matt told Rick that he was one of his heroes. He then coughed and apologized, explaining that he always coughs when he’s lying.

And now, one year later, we find ourselves back from whence we came. And this year, we’ll be debuting a slew of new and exciting books:

And So To Bed

Rosebud Archives is proud to present Gluyas Williams’ timeless tale And So To Bed to a new generation and in a spectacular format. Reproduced from the original artwork and presented as a board-book for all ages, this edition showcases in large scale the elegant penwork of one of the America’s cartoon masters. Children and former children alike will identify with one of humankind’s titanic struggles: going to bed – lights out – when told. This wordless picture story, evoking memories and chuckles, showcases the genius of Gluyas Williams and his ability to capture such universal feelings and portray them engagingly. It is what has made And So To Bed one of the most beloved cartoons in American history.

LIFE – The Complete Covers of John Held, Jr.

The original LIFE magazine was a funny, lively, clever weekly; a vivid reflection of its times and the journal on which The New Yorker modeled itself. It also boasted covers by the greatest cartoonists of the day. One of those artists was John Held, Jr., whose flappers and sheiks of the Roaring Twenties show us what the Jazz Age acted like and dressed like, how it danced, how it drank and partied and flirted, and broke hearts. Rosebud Archives is proud to showcase and collect for the very first time these classics of American culture for a new generation in its PadFolio format: an oversized portfolio of detachable prints.

The LIFE Covers of Maxfield Parrish

Straight from the Golden Age of Illustration to your home, Rosebud Archives collects for the very first time the complete LIFE magazine covers of Maxfield Parrish. Created over a 25 year period, these timeless works of graphic mastery from a peerless artist who would even have a color named after him are showcased in the PadFolio format: an oversized portfolio of detachable prints.

The Apocalypse

Presenting the signature achievement of one of history’s great graphic expositors, Rosebud Archives resurrects Albrecht DĂĽrer’s visionary woodcuts illustrating the mighty messages of the Book of Revelation in its most spectacular format to date. This Rosebud Archives PadFolio (an oversized portfolio of detachable prints) restores and reproduces DĂĽrer’s woodcuts from a rare edition originally published over a century ago by the legendary Will Bradley and Robert Howard Russell, and includes accompanying passages from the Authorized Version’s Book of Revelation. Special care has been taken to present the text and art with the quality they deserve; and to publish an edition for permanent appreciation.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most famous series is collected by Rosebud Archives and reproduced both in its original format and as black and white line-drawings; complemented by several additional, often Biblical, scenes. Presented as engravings by Pieter van der Heyden after drawings by Bruegel, these vivid and surreal genre scenes by the Flemish master tackle the vices that can seduce humanity. Significant artwork by a master, and an important branch in the family tree of comics and narrative art.

Kids at Play – The Birds-Eye Views of Harrison Cady, 2nd edition

Now including an additional print and a reproduction of a newly-found copy of a previously-subpar printing, this astonishing collection of Cady’s elaborate and playful birds-eye views is a treasure and feast for the eyes. Before cell-phones and computers, before television and video games, kids still found a way have fun, horse around, and cause trouble. A story and character in every inch of every image, this PadFolio collects Harrison Cady’s busy scenes, lovingly restored and collected for new and future generations to enjoy.

Famous Villains of the Theater

This short booklet features John Held Jr.’s illustrations of theater’s most nefarious cads, done in an uncharacteristic style. Seeing light for the first time in several decades, Held’s depictions of theater’s famous villains is now available to a new audience.

So make sure to stop on by! We hope to see you there.