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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, 700 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Picturebox, Inc.
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Eddie Watkins
Oct 08, 2014 Eddie Watkins rated it it was amazing
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
David Schaafsma
May 27, 2015 David Schaafsma rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, cartoons, art-comics
Wow, this is an amazing collection, including two hard cover volumes, 350 pages each, slipcased for library posterity, and edited by Dan Nadel, with essays by various people included. These are pairings, illustrations, sketchbooks, matchbook covers, toys, you name it. Panter was one of the Great American Comics Masters series, I think it was 2007, and this collection, larger than life, sort of is a tribute collection to him and what constitutes Art for him. Comics, and avant garde or experimenta ...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.
Apr 05, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, art, english
Every library should own this book. Every comics reader should read this book. Panter is one of the first practitioner of North American art comics and this book shows everything you want to know about his work.
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
Nov 10, 2008 Edwin Vazquez rated it it was amazing
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.
Sep 01, 2008 Fish rated it it was amazing
Totally bitchin. I can't wait to flip through it again.
Mar 27, 2014 Vogisland rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
One of the greatest art books of all time.
Feb 11, 2009 Shannon rated it it was amazing
What an inspiration this man is.
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Dec 29, 2010 David Jones rated it it was amazing
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The Truth about C...: gary panter sick bargain 2 6 Jul 25, 2012 10:45PM  
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.
He has also
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