After selling out two hardcover editions, Beasts! returns in a beautiful new softcover edition. Beasts! is a classic mythological menagerie, comprised only of creatures that were thought at one time to actually exist, depicted by about a hundred of the most acclaimed artists and cartoonists coming from the most avant-garde ambits of the art world. The Beasts project has fired the imaginations of luminaries such as Tony Millionaire, Souther Salazar, Jeff Soto, Dave Cooper, Tim Biskup, Seonna Hong, Jeremy Fish, James Jean, and Jay Ryan, who will present never-before-seen art completely original to this book, superbly laid out in breathtaking, full-color two-page spreads. Beasts! collects many of the best visual artists from the worlds of comics, skateboarding, rock graphics, science-fiction, children's books, commercial and fine art. The book is conceived and designed by Jacob Covey, lead art director for Fantagraphics (Dennis the Menace, Popeye, Willie & Joe, etc.) and a well-regarded designer and artist in his own right in the Northwest rock and arts community.
Complete list of contributors: Attaboy, Marc Bell, Tim Biskup, Andrew Brandou, Mat Brinkman, S.britt, Scott Campbell, Martin Cendreda, Art Chantry, Don Clark, Ryan Clark, Josh Cochran, Dave Cooper, Colleen Coover, Kevin Cornell, Jacob Covey, Jordan Crane, Kevin Dart, PJ Fidler, Jeremy Fish, Renee French, Tom Gauld, Charles Glaubitz, Kaela Graham, Adam Grano, Dan Grzeca, Sammy Harkham, Gilbert Hernandez, Mike Hoffman, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Seonna Hong, Katy Horan, Nathan Huang, Meg Hunt, Stella Im Hultberg, Jason, James Jean, Foi Jimenez Jurado, Brenthalomew Alan Johnson, R. Kikuo Johnson, Ted Jouflas, Nathan Jurevicius, Andy Kehoe, Angela Kongelbak, Ronald Kurniawan, Kenneth Lavallee, Jesse LeDoux, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Corey Lunn, Jessica Lynch, Alex Meyer, Jason T. Miles, Tony Millionaire, Alan Mooers, Heiko Müller, Julie Murphy, Chris Silas Neal, Anders Nilsen, Martin Ontiveros, Brian Ralph, Ron Regé Jr., Jesse Reno, Lesley Reppeteaux, Eric Reynolds, Jason Robards, Jay Ryan, Johnny Ryan, Chris Ryniak, Stan Sakai, Richard Sala, Souther Salazar, Kevin Scalzo, Keith Andrew Shore, Michael Slack, Jeff Soto, Bwana Spoons, Tyler Stout, Deth P. Sun, Scott Teplin, Peter Thompson, Joe Vaux, Amanda Visell, Mizna Wada, Esther Pearl Watson, Sam Weber, Steven Weissman, Justin B. Williams, Nate Williams, and Dean Yeagle.
Winner, Editorial Merit, HOW Magazine Design Awards
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"Really kick-ass, fun and well-done." – The Comics Reporter
"Another stroke of genius from the folks at Fantagraphics." – Boston Globe
"The Best Cryptozoo Art Book of 2007," Cryptomundo.com
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