"The Art of G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero" Omnibus Hardcover
The Art of G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero celebrates the painted artwork of the legendary toy line that dominated toy aisles from 1982-1994. This comprehensive Omnibus Hardcover includes restored scans and photographs of every carded figure, vehicle, playset, and peripheral product from this era. Exclusive scans of original paintings, Kodachrome transparencies, and Kodak photo prints give an unprecedented look at the unadorned painted art of G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero, including some unreleased paintings that never made it into production!
Featuring interludes by H. Kirk Bozigian (G.I.JOE brand manager) and written by R. Carson Mataxis (3DJoes curator), The Art of G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero shares insights from interviews with former Hasbro employees and contractors.
Artist profiles introduce key contributors like Ed Morrill (branding and packaging), Hector Garrido (illustrator), Ron Rudat (designer), Doug Hart (illustrator), Mark Pennington (designer), Earl Norem (illustrator), Kurt Groen (designer), and Bob Lavoie (illustrator). This tome also features artwork from a vast assortment of legendary illustrators, including Bart Doe, Carl Cassler, David Dorman, Den Beauvais, Don Stivers, Doug Wildey, George Woodbridge, Paul Alexander, Theodore Giavis, and many more!
Your $150 order includes a clamshell collectors case, the Omnibus Hardcover, a two-sided dust jacket, an art portfolio, and 24 beautifully restored prints!
Please note: shipping is NOT included with this purchase. This item is slated to ship in December of 2023. We simply cannot predict what shipping costs will be several months from now. So, we will follow up with each pre-order buyer at that time and ship their order as soon as their shipping has been paid. This will also give buyers the opportunity to update their shipping address at that time. Please note: this set is 15" x 14" x 3" and will weigh in ~20 pounds. It will not be cheap to ship, but it will be the most jaw dropping art book you own.