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24/April/2008

10/March/2008

Spurlock and Steranko remember Dave Stevens

It is a very, very sad day.
I thought the world of Dave Stevens.
I knew he suffered from Leukemia for years but we wouldn't talk about it.
I look back warmly on many great times we shared frequently in social occasions with other
Art Pack types including Steranko, Kaluta, Bill Stout, Carmine Infantino, Bob Burden...

and even back to the Doug Wildey days!
There were usually a few great looking women with us too.
Great times with a brilliant artist.
I was proud to call him friend and I will always remember him.

J. David Spurlock

06/December/2007

05/November/2007

STEVE WINWOOD and ERIC CLAPTON
Three Nights Only at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York

February 25th, 26th, 28th, 2008

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26/October/2007

08/July/2006

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Wally's World
The Brilliant Life & Tragic Death of Wally Wood,
the World's 2nd Best Comic Book Artist

Wally's World¬?¬?¬?¬?¬?Wally's World opens Halloween night, 1981, in a seedy world of pornographers and drug addicts, with a mysterious death by .44 magnum gunshot on the outskirts of Hollywood? This is no mystery club thriller but the true, dramatic, gut wrenching illustrated biography of legendary cartoonist-illustrator Wallace Wood. But his death, in semi-squalid surroundings and the wretched state of his body belie the glory that came before. Within the world of pop-art, Wood was revered as a rebel genius--akin to Jack Kerouac, James Dean and John Lennon--who led the way for, and inspired, a generation, including "underground" cartoonists Robert Crumb, Bill Griffith (Zippy) and Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman (Maus). The award-winning Wood rose to the pentacle of pop-culture stardom with a brilliant career as one...

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01/JULY/2006

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Vanguard Productions is well know for producing high-quality art books on illustrators and cartoonists as well as the occasional graphic novel. Publisher J. David Spurlock has announced that Vanguard will enter the fantasy art calendar market with three big, 12-inch x 12-inch, releases for 2007, featuring the finest in graphic novel and illustration talent. Each Calendar-Portfolio retails at $12.95 and are available from comics shops, and Vanguard (add $4.80 s/h).


Art of Steranko

Illustrator, escape artist, & filmmaker, Jim Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts with graphic novels, role-playing games, trading cards, TV series, documentaries, & exhibits around the world. His innovations on Marvel's X-MEN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and SHIELD revolutionized comics. He has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola & inspired Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. This heroic, 14-month calendar features paintings, photos, & commentary.

Art of Neal Adams

Vanguard presents the 1st calendar devoted to the legendary BATMAN, X-MEN and TARZAN artist. Adams' comic-book work serves as a benchmark and inspiration for every illustrator who works in the field to this day. His success at Marvel & DC Comics led to cutting-edge advertising work, stage design, amusement park ride design, magazine illustration & paperback book covers. This 14-month calendar features both rare and classic works.

VANGUARD: Masters of Fantastic Art

Features art by Idyl creator, Jeffrey Jones; Tarzan illustrator, Roy G. Krenkel; John Carter of Mars painter, J. Allen St. John; Weird Science legend, Wally Wood; Sci-Fi illustrator, Alex Schomburg; Conan artist, John Buscema; The Shadow illustrator, Steranko; Hollywood monster painter, Basil Gogos; Red Sonja artist, Frank Brunner; Catwoman illustrator, Paul Gulacy; Spider-Man creator, Steve Ditko; Heavy Metal magazine artist, Arthur Suydam; & Space Cowboy creator, J. David Spurlock.

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27/SEPTEMBER/2005

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Jim Steranko and Basil Gogos

Vanguard Unites Famous Illustrators in NYC on 9-11-05

Vanguard Productions, the world's leading producer of art books and biographies on illustrators and cartoonists, united two famous illustrators at the recent 9-11-05 Big Apple Convention in New York City.

Jim Steranko is not only the top Shadow paperback book cover illustrator of all time, he's also a legendary 1960's pop-art innovator, escape artist (who helped inspire the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), musician who gigged with early rock icon Bill Haley, and has worked with film directors Lucas, Spielberg & Coppola. Steranko's most recent book is the pulp revival, Domino Lady (Vanguard), which includes many Steranko illustrations and an all-new Steranko text story. Steranko is also working on an instructional graphic design book due from Vanguard in the Spring of 2006.

Basil Gogos is quite possibly the world's most famous monster artist. Gogos' early illustration work included men's adventure magazines and paperback covers but he endeared himself to multiple generations of monster movie fans with his Technicolor portrait covers to Famous Monster s of Filmland magazine from the early '60s through the late '70s. Today Gogos continues to produce beautiful monsters for movie posters, CD covers and more. He is currently working with Vanguard on a full-color monograph, The Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos (expected to ship New Year's) with intro by rock star, film director and Gogos collector, Rob Zombie.

Vanguard publisher and past president of the Dallas Society of Illustrators, J. David Spu rlock said, "It was the first-ever meeting of Jim Steranko and Basil Gogos." Spurlock continued, " As you can see in the photo, they were very pleased to finally meet." Gogos appeared in promotion of his upcoming Vanguard art book while Steranko appeared in support of his Spirit of America 9-11 benefit project.

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07/SEPTEMBER/2005

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It's official!

CREAM
October 24, 25, 26 at Madison Square Garden (only US dates)
Presale Sept 12.
Public sale Sept 19.
Through TicketMaster


08/August/2005

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RGK: The Art of Roy G. Krenkel
ULTRA DELUXE EDITION

Link to more info about Roy G KrenkelVanguard is releasing their first ULTRA Deluxe Edition book. The RGK: Art of Roy G. Krenkel ULTRA Deluxe edition features gold gilded pages, suede slipcase, genuine leather binding, blind embossed official stamp of the Krenkel Estate, and an original sketch by RGK hand-tipped into each book.
Limited to 120 copies
$250 + $12 s/h
($36.00 s/h outside USA)

Available on a FIRST-COME,
NON-RETURNABLE basis
ONLY FROM VANGUARD

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Commentary by Al Williamson & Frank Frazetta

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07/JULY/2005

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MAJOR NEWS FLASH!

Smiles & Grins Music president J. David Spurlock announced July 7, 2005 that, "Rumor has it that Cream will play New York, Oct. 23-25, 2005. Official confirmation is yet to come."


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Vanguard Launches BLAM! Imprint with New Magazine
Industry News, Scoop, Friday, May 13, 2005

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Vanguard Productions presents a new full-color glossy, premier issue m agazine featuring the work of Battlestar Galactica star and science-fiction author Richard Hatch, as well as new talents Andrew E. C. Gaska, Christian Berntsen and Lucius Romero. Features take you behind the scenes of Vanguard Productions' new BLAM! Press imprint and their upcoming comic series, Richard Hatch¬s The Great War of Magellan. Get the inside track on the upcoming color comic series from Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch, including articles and interviews on the making of the new live action trailer, BLAM! Press' plans for Revenant the year one story arc, and an exclusive script excerpt from the upcoming one-shot comic GWoM: Legacy. A bonus section entitled The Lightjammer¬s Guide to the Magellanic Cloud serves as a primer to the GWoM universe! Packed with gorgeous full color photos and art by brilliant newcomer Lucius Romero and digital painter, Drew, The Official Great War of Magellan Magazine serves as the foundation to the epic Richard Hatch space adventure.

The 48-page publication retails for $6.99.
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12/2005

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CREAM REUNION SHOW!

All of London and the world are a buzz over the rock event of the year, Cream's reunion concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. Cream is the world's first power-trio supergroup comprised of legends, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker. As head of the original (20 years) Jack Bruce Fan Club, I was interviewed about the event on BBC television and on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Compared to the later nights, the first night of the Cream reunion shows was like a rehearsal. While all the major press reviewed the first night as very good, little did they know the other nights were much better. My favorite was #3 of the 4, which was the most psychedelic. Souvenir stands looked like a wild day on Wall Street with many items selling out the first night!

Rock's royalty in attendance for the historic events included: The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison's wife Olivia; Pink Floyd's Roger Waters & Nick Mason; Sheryl Crow; Tom Hanks; Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page; Gary Moore; The Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman; The Who's Roger Daltry; Cream lyricist Pete Brown, who I sat with the first night; Traffic's Steve Winwood and Dave Mason; Elton John's Ray Cooper and many more.

---J. David Spurlock


14/April/2005

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NEW CREAM BOOK!


25/February/2005

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A NEW WALLY WOOD GRAPHIC NOVEL?

Vanguard Productions announces LUNAR TUNES!

Wally Wood Lunar Toons¬?¬?¬?¬?¬?In this previously unpublished work, comics legend Wallace (Wally) Wood combines the satirical wit and humor that made him a star at MAD with the far-out sci-fi settings that made him famous at EC. Creat ed shortly before the comics genius's death, only a few LUNAR TUNES sample pages saw print in the later issues of Witzend but Vanguard presents, for the first time anywhere, the complete LUNAR TUNES...

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22/February/2005

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A word from Harlan Ellison about Alex Schomburg

Link to more info about Alex Schomburg"Finally and at last! The magnificent answer to the question, 'What do you buy for the Man Who Has Everything?' No matter what age he may be, this every-page-a-wonder assemblage of Schomburg paintings will thrill, charm and delight any guy on his anniversary, birthday, holiday or need for apology from you. It might please women, too, but for guys, for sure."
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Posted 28/January/2005

Cream Reunion at Albert Hall in May 2005


20/January/2005

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These Two Men Created More Comicbook Characters Than Any Other Living Artists!

Joe Simon and Carmine InfantinoLast year Flash, Batgirl Deadman, Animal Man, Poison Ivy and Black Canary co-creator Carmine Infantino appeared in New York City with his life-long friend, Captain America, Boy Commandos, Sandman, Fighting American, Boy's Ranch, The Fly co-creator Joe Simon. The two entertained a line of fans that wrapped around the Big Apple Convention hall!
NOW, due to overwhelming demand Vanguard Productions, publishers of Joe Simon's book The Comic Book Makers and The Amazing World of Carmine Infantino, announce the return engagement of the two men who created more comics characters than any other living artists!
Simon (in his 90s) and Infantino (in his 80s) will appear and sign autographs at the January 22-23, 2005 Big Apple Convention at the Penn Plaza across from Madison Square Garden in New York City

The two legendary, artist comics creators will also draw an original sketch inside copies sold of their deluxe Vanguard biogr aphies!

Carmine Infantino will appear both Saturday and Sunday. Joe Simon will appear Sunday Jan 23rd only. The Big Apple Comic Book, Art, and Toy Show are located at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, between 7th Ave. and 33rd St., across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station in New York City.
For more info logon to bigapplecon.com

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17/January/2005

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Spies, Vixens & Masters of Kung Fu

Link to more info about Paul GulacyStar Wars, Batman, 007, The Terminator, Master of Kung Fu and Catwoman: Building his reputation on these mega-properties Paul Gulacy has proven one of the most highly regarded comic book illustrators of the last 30 years! The artist populates his innovative and surreal designs with characters that bare resemblance to the likes of Bruce Lee, Marlon Brando and Marlene Dietrich. Gulacy made his initial mark on the art world while at Marvel comics during the Kung Fu craze of the 1970's with...

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