Monday, July 27, 2009

But What Did You Buy?

It's 5:20 am. I couldn't go back to sleep until I had confessed all. I bought mostly used children's books from the "Bud Plant - Hutchison Used Books" booth. Some from "Stuart Ng Fine Art Books", and from the small press, alternative and independent booths. Nothing mainstream this year. I think I kept it under $200. Not bad. Special love for the children's book art of my childhood, the Eisenhower years; soft, comforting, safe style.

Confess... confess... confess.

11 comments:

Mr Goodson said...

'll do a gang shot of my stuff this evening. I thought about the Bisley Bible as well.
Some good purchases there. It would be interesting to hear Maurie's opinions on the Eisenhower years style

Tom Moon said...

Yes, it would. Does Maurie even lurk in the background of TAG any more? Rick, did you get anything good at the Emerald Con?

Tom Carroll said...

Wow ... I'm impressed. I stayed at my table with my head down. ... Maybe a book next year.

Tom Carroll said...

Oh ... reaction to the Comic Book Creators Cookbook was overwhelmingly positive. I collected 166 names and emails to package with my pitches to publishers this week and next.

Mr Goodson said...

Just noticed the airtight garage book. It blended with the children's books. How's that?

Tom Moon said...

The Airtight Garage book contains some of his best graphics; very detailed, black and white, fine ink-line stuff. Along the same lines as his "40 days dans le desert B", if you know that book. It's in French which makes it hard to understand, but knowing Moebius, maybe it's just as well. Could easily be that's there isn't anything to understand. Just have to enjoy the graphics as a sort of '60's psychedelic drug trip.

rickart said...

Gee, what did I buy from the ECCC? Some little buttons and things for the kids. I wanted to get the Mignola poster (Hellboy holding a cup of coffee with the Freemont Troll behind him) but they were sold out by the time I found the booth. I picked up a couple of sketchbooks and things like that.

Mr Goodson said...

Hey Tom Carrol. Great that the cookbook was well received.I saw you once more when I was talking to Buncake and noticed you had several people at the table

Krayonzilla said...
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Krayonzilla said...

That Arabian Nights book looks rather interesting. I like the art I see.

Deane D said...

What a haul! You got some very nice books there.