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The Art of Betty and Veronica
Finally, a gorgeous full-color hardcover art book featuring the best Betty & Veronica artwork from their 70-year history as America's reigning cartoon high school icons. Features beautiful full-color artwork by fan favorite artists Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, Bob Montana, Dan Parent and many more in a deluxe edition with an attractive cover featuring silver foil, silver ...more
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Archie Comic Publications, Incorporated
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This is a slice of Americana. Archie Comics has been a part of the American experience since the 1940's. This book takes a look at the main female characters and follows them through the decades. It's interesting to see how the characters changed over the years. The pages are large, so you get to see the art in a size that is larger than the typical Archie comic. There are a lot of uncoloured pages of comic art, so you can see what they look like in their raw form. My only complaint is that the ...more
If you're a fan of Archie Comics (or at least Betty and Veronica), I definitely recommend this book. However, it is severely lacking in the art department - there wasn't nearly enough (or maybe I'm just greedy)! I was also hoping for a deeper look into the lives of the people who drew these girls, how they've evolved as characters, how they represented the latest fashions, and so on. Because this is a coffee table-style book, however, I suppose they wanted something "light" and I'll have to wait ...more
This book has covers and some comics featuring Betty and Veronica from the 1940's to the 2000's. It has some brief reviews and information from writers and artists, but the joy is in the art work. It is really fun to see how Betty and veronica's hair style and clothes are a time capsule of the current trends at the time they were made.