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Friday, February 28, 2014

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Full Color Reference Guide to Japanese
Science Fiction Film Posters and Lobby Cards.
The Art of Japanese Monsters features more than 650 Japanese science fiction film posters and lobby cards.
Sean Linkenback, author of the highly-regarded Unauthorized Guide to Godzilla Collectibles, has announced his new hardcover The Art of Japanese Monsters: Godzilla, Gamera and Science Fiction Film Art From Around the World. A complete reference guide to Japanese science fiction film posters from 1954 to present, the book will contain artwork from over 60 different films, including the Godzilla, Gamera, and Mothra series; RODAN, GAPPA, the Majin films, WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS, THE H-MAN, and many more. Over 650 posters and lobby cards from 20 different countries will be featured in full color.

“Basically this is taking the poster section from [Unauthorized Guide to Godzilla Collectibles] and blowing it up to 230 pages while including all the monsters and films that people kept asking about before,” Linkenback explained. “A majority of the images are sourced from my personal collection which I have been assembling over the past 30 years, and have been augmented by a few select pieces from collector friends worldwide. The result is that there are tons of images that have never been printed in ANY book before (English or Japanese) from all over the world including many country of origin rarities.”

The Art of Japanese Monsters will be available through Diamond Comic Distributors and select bookstores on May 13th, and pre-orders will start shipping May 1st. Signed copies will also be available through the Kaiju Posters Database Facebook page. The print run will be limited to 1,000 copies.

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