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Gary Panter

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An intimate look at the work and life of a legendary artist. Gary Panter has been one of the most influential figures in visual culture since the mid-1970s. From his era-defining punk graphics to his cartoon icon Jimbo to his visionary design for "Pee-wee's Playhouse," he has left his mark on every medium he's touched. Working in close collaboration with the artist, Pictur ...more
Hardcover, 2 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Picturebox, Inc.
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Eddie Watkins
I do not know where I will find room on my shelves for this behemoth, but do I even need to find room? maybe I'll just leave it out and look at it forever. Everything Panter does - comics, paintings, drawings, light shows, architectural models, etc. - is touched with the same quick smart colorful rip-roaring sensibility, a sensibility that while punk through and through is a weirdly optimistic (even child-like) punk that takes things as they are but that pushes and strives for more, always more, ...more
Jeff Jackson
The focus is on Panter's paintings, but the real gems come from unexpected places - psychedelic lightshow posters, architectural models, stunning sketchbooks, the ephermera and early work that accompanies a lengthy interview. Lots of quibbles about the inclusion of so many late paintings, the selection of comics material, etc. But as a total package, this lovingly compiled tome still packs enough mind-altering artistic oomph that it'll detonate your brain like a neutron bomb.
Jan 20, 2015 Ryan added it
Not sure how to rate this book. Maybe its not cool to automatically not just love Gary Panter. He reminds me of the Residents: both really awful and amazing at the same time. He scores points for design and balance; but loses them for intentionally fucking up human anatomy. Very willing to take a chance and after just repeat areas where (I think) he fails. Hell, I don' know anything. He's probably a genius. Recommended for just making me think about his work. Sometimes with disgust and other tim ...more
Edwin Vazquez
Finally a collection of Gary Panter's hard to find paintings. Much of the work here has never been printed. Includes sketchbooks, notes and references used by the artist. A must have for any Panter head.
Totally bitchin. I can't wait to flip through it again.
One of the greatest art books of all time.
What an inspiration this man is.
David Jones
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The Truth about C...: gary panter sick bargain 2 6 Jul 25, 2012 07:45AM  
Dan Nadel is the owner of PictureBox, Inc. (, a Grammy Award-winning publishing company.

Dan has authored books including Art Out of Time: Unknown Visionary Cartoonists, 1900-1969 and Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940-1980. He has edited books including Gary Panter, We All Die Alone, and Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes.
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Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900-1969 Paper Rad, B.J., and da Dogs Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940–1980 Ganzfeld 4: Art History? The Ganzfeld 5: Japanada!

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