Monday, November 29, 2010

Family Fun & Get Inspired -- Printing Museum; Dickens festival every December!

POST UPDATED DEC 17... We had a BLAST at our first ever visit to the International Printing Museum located at 315 Torrance Blvd, Carson CA 90745 -- only 10 mins from our Showroom in Torrance... Here's the museum from the street....

and the entrance:

The museum was founded in 1988 to house the world famous Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery. It's a cozy series of galleries that are staged as vignettes in a large room... showcasing machines and tools of the graphic arts. See the impact of print presses on history.. from printing blocks and Gutenberg's press... to Ben Franklin's print shop... and frontier newspapers...
The museum is staffed by volunteers who dress the part and explain the history and processes of printing.....
You can even print your own souvenir cards!
Printing holiday cards is a highlight of the annual Dickens Festival every December.

In addition to activities at the museum, you can purchase tickets to a live, interactive presentation of "A Christmas Carol"... learn how to play "The Minister's Cat!"... and enjoy a Victorian era lunch... Here's the flyer from the 2010 festival...
The museum is open year round... Saturdays from 10AM - 4pm... and Tuesday - Friday by appointment. There are working guided tours of the galleries every Saturday... and workshops and classes offered through the Museum Book Arts Institute.

The educational programs include "The Ben Franklin Gallery Tour," "The Constitutional Convention Tour," "Franklin's Colonial Assembly," and "The Book Arts Tour."

Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for students & seniors. There is free parking.

This museum is a real delight... small enough to enjoy in an afternoon... but lots to see and learn if you want to explore more of the options available.
Learn more at or call the museum at 310-515-7166 for more info!

PICS FROM FAV SKETCHBOOKS Tiger Bee, Round Robin etc. NEW APRIL 2011

AT LAST, I've updated this post with photos!.....Check out these amazing sketchbooks by a trio of gal artists: First up is "Tiger Bee" byKaty Wu . Haunting and lyrical graphic story of a little girl overcoming her fears. Includes pages in the back of the book that explain the artist's process. Here's a page from the book: Here are one of the "process" pages:
Next up... Round Robin (on left). Don't let the plain vanilla cover fool you:
Each copy is signed w/ a sketch by each of the 3 artists: Daniela Strijleva, Katy Wu and Jennifer C. Chang......
and inside... each artist continues a lively word and picture game. So fun!!!

Completing the trio is "Collected Sketches" by Daniela Strijleva (cover on right).
Inside, inspiring glimpses from a real working sketchbook....
people, places & more....
Lovely landscapes....
We see it all the time at the showroom... how do the best artist get that good??? They are ALWAYS drawing.... and finding inspiration in the world around them, and in looking at the work of others. Find these books at our showroom... and on our website.

Friday, November 26, 2010

SNB on Yelp, review posted Nov 1, 2010

The list of places to find Stuart Ng Books on social media and the internet gets longer..
Here's the link to a review for SNB on Yelp:

Can't resist sharing these thoughts from the review:

"Stuart is always friendly, cheerful and kind......The staff are really chill and cool - You feel that they just love art & animation and want to share. Search on their website if you're looking for something in particular. They ship everywhere and if not, check out their store hours (limited) or find them at the next WonderCon / APE / ComiCon in San Diego / NY / Seattle and other conventions.I love Stuart Ng Books!"

Monday, November 22, 2010

CTNX 2010

We saw so many friends at CTNX (Creative Talent Network Animation Expo) in Burbank Nov 19 - 21st. Another smash year for this show that's only 2 years old, but already on the radar as a "must" for attendees and exhibitors alike. Stuart picked up a number of exciting new books at this event. Great event to meet artists... not only at their tables, but attending the variety of programs, doing demos, etc....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dreamworks artists' "Moonshine" Signing Nov 13, 2010

THANK YOU!! We were thrilled at the great response to this event. The local South Bay newspaper.. the Daily Breeze... included our press release in their weekend calendar.... and we welcomed new patrons from the area as well as those knew came to the signing because of our newsletter and website:

What makes our signings different is the low-key, personal interaction that happens... not only between the patrons and artists.... but between the guests and their friends and colleagues.

In the tradition of an "artists' salon," there is an amazing exchange of information and inspiration. Here are Christophe Lautrette and Devin Crane in conversation with Dean Yeagle...

And here are Marcos Mateu-Mestre and Nicolas Weis...

At the end of the evening, Devin Crane contributed a sketch to our drawing board...

Here's Stuart with Devin and Nicolas...

A Big Mahalo to everyone who came out to visit.... especially all the friends and family who came along and added to the party atmosphere at the showroom. It was great to see everyone..... like a big luau. So come see us in Torrance soon.... your little oasis of Hawaii AND France right here in So Cal!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Holidays at the Happiest Place on Earth...

AS IF... Stuart Ng Books isn't enough of a reason to visit Torrance... we're also only 45 Mins from DISNEYLAND! Enjoy these views of the holiday themed attractions!

And of course... the Haunted Mansion gets the Holiday treatment too!

This snap is special.... the ride stalled out right in front of Jack and my hero.. Zero!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Get out and vote! Then click this link for a musical treat:
"I am the very model of a Modern US President"

Monday, November 1, 2010

SNB at APE, pics of Stuart & Steve

Here's Stuart at our table at APE....

And this is Stuart's brother, Steve..

Here are Stuart's own comments about APE from our Facebook page: "Back from APE with goodies! Dreamworks story artist Dave Pimentel's excellent art & instruction book Evoke was a hit at APE and is in the store now. And we've just received two big pallets of French imports to unpack! Somewhere in the pallets are Blacksad volume 4, the new Moebius Arzak graphic novel, Pierre Alary's Sinbad volumes, and Jordi Bernet 50 Years. "

And details on the EVOKE book from the "New Arrivals" page on our website: David Pimental. EVOKE. [SN29533] $30 David Pimentel, 2010. 1st. 31 cm., 100 pages, b&w illustrations, pictorial boards. VF. Signed by the artist. A great collection of David's art, accompanied by brief lessons such as "Egg Heads and Egg Shapes," "Caricature Is Essential," "Tapering Body Shapes," "Hair Tip," "Long Lines" and more. Foreword by Don Hahn.