The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora

The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora

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Jim Flora (1914-1998)'s two previous books ( The Mischievous Art and The Curiously Sinister Art ), are each in multiple printings. TheSweetly Diabolic Art features paintings, drawings, and sketches from the1940s through the 1990s, most never previously published or exhibited, as wellas more artifacts from Flora's 1940s tenure in the Columbia Records artdepartment and rare newspaper and magazine illustrations spanning severaldecades. Sweetly Diabolic is also the first printing of an abandonedchildren's book concept, The X-Ray Eyes of Wallingford Hume . Equallyfascinating are original, never-before-published roughs and rejected images fromFlora's 1950s and '60s children's books and a gallery of pen and pencil sketchesfrom the 1940s. Sweetly Diabolic also collects, for the first time rarelyseen cartoon-science illustrations: the images are augmented by personalvignettes, mementos from the family archives, and a 1984 interview withaward-winning graphic designer Robert M. Jones, who offers pricelessinsights
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Books ed.
ISBN: 9781606991596
Characteristics: 179 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lindgren, Laura
Economon, Barbara


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