Friday, March 10, 2017

Stuart's email update features Gal artists for Intl. Women's Day

For International Women's Day ---- Stuart highlighted this list of books in his March 10th news letter. 
This is the first time I've included material from Stuart's weekly email update here on the blog... but I was really proud of him for making this list. All the images here are only a few of the many gal artists who are making an impact.

Many more gal artists on the website and in the store... here are two I'd like to highlight..

gems like signed copies by industry icons such as Terryl Whitlatch
And sketchbooks by up and coming artists like Casey Robin

Stuart's weekly email is the best way to keep current with new titles at the store. Titles with limited number of copies available often get featured on the weekly email first -- and sell out there before they can even get listed on the website.
You can sign up for Stuart's email list via this link from the Stuart Ng Books website
(all text and photos from here to end of post are directly from Stuart's email newsletter)....
This has been another busy week. Sunday was the last day of Emerald City ComiCon and I spent it collecting sketchbooks from artists and packing them up to ship back. Monday I flew back from Seattle.

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity - not only for International Women's Day, but for every day.

In light of International Women's Day, today's newsletter will highlight a few of the women artists whose work we have supported.

Claire Wendling is one of the best draftsmen of our generation. I was introduced to her work in 2001. Later that year I had a stack of her latest art book Desk at San Diego Comic Con and was introducing her incredible work to artists like William Stout and Frank Cho. Since then, we have been the primary American importer of her books. Claire and I met in 2005 and we have published four of her books: the American editions of Desk (2006) and Iguana Bay 2.0 (2015) and two originals: Daisies (2009) and Forget Me Not (2016).

Claire Wendling

Brittney Lee's only self-published book Confetti came out in 2011, sold out a long time ago, and we've been bugging her for a new book ever since. She's illustrated six children's books for Disney Publishing in the meantime and, luckily for our customers, she's always willing to sign them for us.

Brittney Lee

Claire Keane has made many visits to our store to sign her growing shelf of children's picture books. We only have her most recent book at the moment (signed with a drawing while they last), so I guess it's time to stock up and invite her back.

Claire Keane

Victoria Ying was a visual development artist at Disney Feature Animation when she produced her first art book Freckles in 2011. She's made a lot of books since then and is currently concentrating on her illustration career and teaching. Her latest children's book, Not Quite Black & White, is available from us signed with a drawing. Here is a piece from Quarter Past.

Victoria Ying

Mingjue Helen Chen made an impression with us in 2013 when she set up at APE for the first time with her first sketchbook Spam. Since then, she has been a rising star at Disney. This is a page from Spam Vol. 3.

Helen Mingjue Chen

Lorelay Bove paints in her spare time and produces prints of these works. She also illustrates children's books. She hasn't yet published a collection of her work, but we talk about it regularly.

Lorelay Bove

Lovely is the 2014 Kickstarter hardcover anthology of artwork by these artists Lorelay Bove (The Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph, Winnie the Pooh), Helen Mingjue Chen (Frankenweenie, Paperman), Claire Keane (Tangled, Enchanted), Lisa Keene (The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Winnie the Pooh), Brittney Lee (Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen) and Victoria Ying (Wreck-It Ralph, Paperman). We ordered a lot of copies and had an incredible signing session with the six artists in 2014.


Brianne Drouhard was a character designer/storyboard artist on Teen Titans fresh out of CalArts when we carried her first sketchbook Oxytocin in 2004. Her fan following has grown immeasurably since then and she's published five more sketchbooks and three graphic novels. She debuted Harpy Gee Vol. 3 at Emerald City last weekend and we expect her to deliver this new volume to us in a few days!

Brianne Drouhard

Steph Laberis is a designer and illustrator whose sketchbooks have always highlighted her affinity for animals. I think Sketch or Swim in 2007 was her first, at least it was the first of the five artbooks by Steph we've carried. She is currently illustrating quite a few Little Golden Books with three currently out and three more on the way!

Steph Laberis

Clio Chiang was just out of animation school and a contributor to the first volume of Flight when we started selling her self-published Sketchfolio 2004. Since then she's been too busy at Disney and Dreamworks to publish a lot of outside work, but we are glad to have her latest book.

Clio Chiang

Jennifer Chang, Daniela Strijleva, and Katy Wu created their Round Robin series while they were all working as artists at Pixar.

Round Robin

Griselda Sastrawinata was a visual development artist at Dreamworks exhibiting at their in-house DreamCon event when we first saw her work. We carried her Sastrawinata Sketchbook Vol. 1 in 2007. Since then, she's moved over to Disney and produced, with her husband, the best selling Griz & Norm's 100 Tuesday Tips.

Griselda Sastrawinata

Alina Chau is an illustrator whose Paper Sonnet we carried back in 2008. She's illustrating children's picture books for the major publishers now, but we have two of her self-published watercolor art collections.

Alina Chau

Becky Dreistadt is an artist whose work we discovered in 2010 with her first book Tigerbuttah, a faux Little Golden Book, self-published with her partner writer Frank Gibson. They've produced a number of books since then and we've carried them all. Currently we only have her Benign Kingdom sketchbook which she has added an original creature sketch in each!

Becky Dreistadt

Chelsea Kenna is a freelance illustrator in Los Angeles who we expect a lot from.

Chelsea Kenna

Annlyn Huang is a designer at Blue Sky Studios whose work we discovered in 2014.

Annlyn Huang

Morghan Gill is an artist and designer working in animation and video games. She started shopping with us while she was still in art school and when she produced her first sketchbooks she showed them to us.

Morghan Gill

Anna Cattish is a Russian artist working in animation and French comics (Rock n Roll Cats).

Anna Cattish

Anna Cattish

Annette Marnat is a French children's book illustrator who has also made a splash as a character designer for the American animation studios, most recently with Moana. We are the only bookstore in the United States carrying her French children's books. And she tells me that this is the year for her art book!

Annette Marnat

Mary Blair was an inspiration to many to go into animation and visual development. Her style was unique, recognized, and appreciated.

Mary Blair

Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and Elizabeth Shippen Green studied alongside male students like N.C. Wyeth and Frank Schoonover, under the instruction of Howard Pyle. The story of these Brandywine illustrators is told in The Red Rose Girls.

Red Rose

Well, I've barely scratched the surface and I'm out of time. I'm on a deadline and if I keep going I won't get this newsletter out on time. I hope you'll explore the website and discover the many women artists in all our categories, women such as Liana Hee, Karen Krajenbrink, Tula Lotay, Lindsay Olivares, Meg Park, Manddy Wykkens, Virginie Augustin, Ciia, Agnes Fouquart, Margaret Brundige, Bunny Yeager...

Come See Us in Glendale or Anaheim

Paperback Show
The Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale is one week away! If you are a fan of mass market paperbacks, pulps, genre fiction, old magazines, or the associated artists and graphics, then you should attend this wonderful marketplace. It's the World's Largest Vintage Paperback Show with over 80 dealer tables.

A lot of fans look forward to this one day show all year, so see for yourself what it's all about. You don't want to miss it.

Artists Gary Gianni, Tim Kirk, and Richard and Wendy Pini and over 40 authors will be autographing their books for free!

Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale - Glendale - March 19 - Find Stuart Ng Books @ Table 45

Two weeks later, we set up at the newly renovated Anaheim Convention Center for the mini San Diego Comic-Con known as WonderCon Anaheim! This convention grows about ten percent in size every year taking over more and more of the Anaheim Convention Center and I'm convinced it will soon be as large as Comic-Con. We have three booths at WonderCon in Aisle 1500. Let us know what you want to see!

WonderCon Anaheim - March 31-April 2 - Find Stuart Ng Books @ Booth 1509


If you are attending either the Paperback Show or WonderCon, you can have any orders you place on our website delivered to you at that event. Just choose "Pick up at WonderCon" or "Pick up at WonderCon" as your shipping method, come to our table/booth, and we will have your order waiting for you! 

Andreas Deja at the The Walt Disney Family Museum


Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja
at the The Walt Disney Family Museum
March 23–October 4, 2017

"Explore the dynamic work of one of the most accomplished and versatile character animators of our time: Andreas Deja. This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men Gaston and Hercules, to the much beloved Mama Odie and Lilo Pelekai. In addition to his work for The Walt Disney Animation Studios, Deja is known for independent projects, including his upcoming film Mushka. The film—featuring a young girl and her tiger in “a story of love and sacrifice set in Russia”—is animated in a colored pencil style. Deja View showcases Deja’s prolific and wide-ranging career, bridging the rich tradition of classic hand-drawn animation with animation’s innovative future."

Thanks again for your interest and support! 

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