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Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole [Pre-Order]

Details for this: Book
Author: L.B. Cole; Introduction by Bill Schelly
Format: Softcover
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 9.25" x 13.25"
Colors: full color
Year: 2014
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-762-8
Additional Details: Flexibound covers
Availability

Ships in: August 2014 (subject to change)
Price: $39.99

 


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L.B. Cole created some of the most bizarre, proto-psychedelic, eye-popping comic book covers of all time, yet remarkably this is the first retrospective of his career, featuring the largest collection of Cole covers ever assembled, in an oversize format that showcases his attention to detail and his versatility in all the popular comic book genres of the day. Cole burst into comics during the glory years of the Golden Age of comics. He was famous for his bold covers, usually featuring "poster colors" — brilliant primaries often over black backgrounds — and an over-the-top sense of the bizarre mixed with whimsy. There's never been a comic book cover designer like L.B. Cole and there's never been a book like this one.

"His covers are really noir: spirals, figures falling down through space, big spider webs, just great... The colors are all totally primary: just bright red, blue, almost no subtle colors... they really work." – R. Crumb



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