"Provides all the essential steps for the budding manga artist.”
Robert McGuire, publisher at One Peace Books
"A beautiful introduction to hands on chemistry."
Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings
Explores the basics, such as how to draw faces and eyes, and gradually shows you how to get into more complex drawings.
"I don't know if this is the first coffee-table book paying lush photographic homage to the periodic table, but it is certainly the most gorgeous one I've seen."
John Tierney, New York Times
This is the history of rock as it’s never been told: as the legend of a massive cultural movement, one that had meaning, but ultimately failed because it sold its soul.
Fascinating storyboards, full-color pastels, on-the-road snapshots, and hundreds of character sketches reveal the origins of Pixar’s charming automobile-based world.
"A rip-roaring road trip through the land of the Lowbrow, yielding sumptuous treasure in the nooks and crannies few have peered into."
Monte Beauchamp, founder of BLAB!
"From the tinplate productions of the 1940s to today's computer-driven toys, the robots on display in Malone's fun tour will amuse rather than alarm readers."
"One of the most entertaining and well put-together animation autobiographies out there."
Ben Mitchell, editor of Skwigly magazine
"As befitting its subject, this is a lavishly illustrated all color 144-page hardbound book describing the glamourous GrandLuxe Express trains."
S. Gaugian magazine
This is a rare partnership between two geniuses at the top of their crafts: Kanye West, who was named "the smartest man in hip-hop" by Time magazine, and Bill Plympton, an Academy Award-nominated animator and illustrator.
“Destined to inspire and spark the imaginations of the next generation of makers, tinkerers, engineers and mad scientists.”
“Anything you ever wanted to know about your city’s indie scene (plus plenty of snark) is packed into these pages.”
"No author has ever better conveyed the way the love of conjuring consumes a magician’s life with magic’s joys, terrors and longings.”
The New York Times
"In my expert opinion, Everybody Hurts is the Wikipedia of all things emo.”
Rachael Harris, actress in Lucifer
"What good is this Nobel Prize around my neck if it doesn't produce admiration for science writers such as Theo Gray, whose skillful work helps convert young students into serious researchers."
Leon Lederman, winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics
This is the first problem book in English to cover the entire game of Go by illustrating the nuances of the opening (fuseki), middle (chuban) and endgame (yose).
With its easy to follow instructions and over 600 diagrams showing examples of how to play, you’ll be ready to enjoy this classic game right away.
"If you want to find out what much of small-town rural America is all about, read this book... Maharidge lifts the lid to a simmering stew of racism, greed, isolation, gossip, and—yes—true American spirit."
Stephen G. Bloom, author of Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
With classic regional recipes and beautiful vintage artwork from holidays past, this cookbook will put everyone in the Christmas spirit, from sea to shining sea.
"This extensive volume provides a compendium of information on the chic raw foods movement...For readers who don't mind lukewarm bisque, or the significant effort that goes into preparing it, this book offers nice variety and valuable information."
These prize-winning recipes from state and county fairs across the country bring together the best in American cooking—and it's not all apple pie.
From South Carolina's BBQ Pork with Mustard Sauce to Utah's Sweet Cherry Cobbler cooked outside in a Dutch oven over the campfire, Cookout USA offers a classic recipe from each state of the union.
Mixes food, fun, and the freedom of the road in colorful photographs, stories, and information about Hog-friendly hangouts.
What's more American than fried chicken and apple pie? Join Georgia Orcutt and John Margolies on a cross-country culinary journey to find all the delicious possibilities.
Rounding out this unique cookbook is a liberal sprinkling of biker banter, motorcycle tips, and ultrahip photographs that bring the joy and gusto of the open road into your kitchen.
Award-winning veteran music journalist Bart Bull has created a one-of-a-kind book and compiled hundreds of the most colorful, clever, obscure, and unusual band names of the past 50 years.
"The Licon Highway earns the highest praise I can think of: It made me want to jump in the car and see that 3,400-mile historic road for myself."
Ron Warnick, Route 66 News
Based on a collection of vintage holy cards, this set of notecards offers the perfect saint to send for every occasion. Send your best wishes with St. Casilda (invoked for luck), St. Vitus (invoked for laughter), and St. Teresa of Ávila (invoked for healing).
Perennially popular in the Catholic Church, a novena is a nine-day period of prayer for a particular grace or intention, often offered as a supplication to a saint with expertise in a particular area. This volume traces its history and brings together thirty-six of the best-known novenas.
Each profile includes a biography with patronage and feast dates throughout the world, along with prayers both to and about each saint. These saints inspired countless classic artworks and you'll also learn the symbols used to identify each.
No one but Bill Jenkinson could separate myth from fact and actually study, rank, and describe in riveting detail baseball’s strongest long-ball hitters.
Feminists honor her for her goddess roots. Indigenous people honor her for her Aztec roots. Catholics honor her for her motherly solace and protection of all people. She is the most-loved incarnation of the Virgin Mary and is popular in folk art.
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