March 8, 2019
MODESTY BLAISE COMPANION
New release: If you missed the 2005 Modesty Blaise Companion, which now commands premium (i.e. crazy) prices, Spy Vibers can now pick up a new, expanded (and signed!) edition. But act fast. This print run is limited to 500 copies. From the press release: "Signed bookplate! Limited, 500! By Lawrence Blackmore. Art by Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero et al. The first edition published in 2005 sold out and now sells for a premium. Here is a new updated edition in a very limited softcover edition. Includes a new introduction and obituary of Peter O’Donnell by Laurence Blackmore, plus these new features not in the first edition: full index of the Titan Book reprints, 9 missing strips not in the Titan Books, three radio play adaptations, Info on the Tarantino DVD “In the Beginning.” Plus everything you could possibly want to know about Modesty, from novels to newspaper strips, full story outlines, 2,000 character descriptions, 1800 illustrations by Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero, John M Burns, Neville Colvin and Patrick Wright. Comes with a special bookplate from 1995 signed by Dick Giordano and Peter O'Donnell." More info at Bud Plant's Art Books. Related posts: Modesty Monday, Art of Modesty, Modesty Blu, Modesty Blaise News, Modesty Book Covers, Official Site. Spy Vibers, please check out my new book (over 700 pages!) about one of America's most successful cartoonists. On other creative fronts, Spy Vibers might not know that I began exhibiting as a fine art photographer in the late 1980s. I haven't really shared that part of my life here, but readers might like to see some of my work on Instagram. Enjoy!
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