Vanguard Productions is well know for producing high-quality art books on illustrators and cartoonists as well as the occasional graphic novel. Publisher J. David Spurlock has anounced that Vanguard will enter the fantasy art calendar market with three big, 12-inch x 12-inch, releases for 2007, featuring the finest in graphic novel and illustration talent. 2006 New York Comic-Con Guests of Honor and fan favorites, Neal Adams and Steranko, each will recieve their own calendars and the Vanguard: Masters of Fantastic Art calendar provides a revolving list of 12, top artists including Jeffrey Jones, Basil Gogos, Roy Krenkel, Arthur Suydam, John Buscema and Frank Brunner! Fans of Frazetta calendars, Boris calendars, Marvel Comics and more should eat these gems up. Vanguard calendars retail for $12.95 and are distributed through Diamond Comic Distributors. Initial shipping will be in late-July but Vanguard plans to keep the calendars available for reorders.
STERANKO 2007 Calendar (DCD ITEM CODE APR063673) As an illustrator, musician, journalist, escape artist, and filmmaker, Jim Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts. The innovations he created as artist-writer on Marvel's X-MEN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and SHIELD, revolutionized comics and, as an illustrator, he painted a multitude of works including a record, thirty THE SHADOW book covers. As a filmmaker, he has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular movies. Steranko has recently been cited by Michael Chabon as an inspiration for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. He has authored more than three million words and his HISTORY OF COMICS sold over 100,000 copies. This heroic calendar features both classic and recent Steranko paintings with commentary by the artist. Heavy, glossy interior stock. Cardstock cover with gloss lamination, shrinkwrapped with stiffener. $12.95 retail BIG! 12 inches by 12 inches J. David Spurlock Steranko 2007 Calendar PUBLISHED BY VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS
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