A deluxe anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons and sequential art collected by award-winning art director Monte Beauchamp. In this volume: Tributes! A tribute to 1950s MAD comics artist Will Elder by Drew Friedman, a tribute to R. Crumb’s Zap Comix by Steven Heller, and a lush illustrated tribute to Amazing Stories first cover artist Frank R. Paul. Comics! Adolf ’s Abberation by Nora Krug · Dispatches from Oblivion by Greg Clarke · The Great Sea Serpent of Brazil’s Parahiba River by Mark Todd · Liderc by Andrea Dezso · Visitation by Peter Kuper · The Vexing Thing Upstairs by Denis Kitchen · Leftovers by Sergio Ruzzier. Art! “The Hereafter” -- a 50-page section of artists interpreting the afterlife! Contributors include Femke Heimstra, Kris Kuksi, Gary Baseman, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Martin Wittfooth, Gary Taxali, Yoko d’Holbachie, Ryan Heshka, Eric White, Owen Smith, Xiaoquing Ding, Lou Beach, Marc Burckhardt, Chet Zar, and many more!
“BLAB! is a great book for the connoisseur, casual reader, or the coffee table.” - The Onion
Monte Beauchamp is an awarding-winning art director whose books have been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Onion, The Believer, Flaunt, Bizarre, Graphis, Print, and ForeWard magazine, among others. His titles include Krampus: The Devil of Christmas (Last Gasp), The Life and Times of R. Crumb (St. Martin’s Press), and Striking Images: Vintage Match Cover Art (Chronicle), New & Used BLAB! (Chronicle). He is currently working on a book for Simon & Schuster.