FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * PRESS RELEASE * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Art of Nick Cardy
in Major Release Through Vanguard!
COMIC SHOP NEWS #752 states, "...one of the finest creator-focused appreciations the field has seen."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
newspaper (12/22/01) states, "One of the nicest comics-art books I've seen,..."
Nick Cardy has been both a creative and dynamic artistic force within the comic book
industry for over 50 years. Beginning in 1939 with the Eisner/Iger shop, through
newspaper strips (i.e., Tarzan), his almost 25 year association with DC Comics and
on to magazine and movie poster illustration, Nick Cardy’s career spans from the
Golden Age to the present. As well as being one of DC Comics’ top cover artists,
fans will remember that in the 1960s Nick Cardy helped define comics’ Silver Age
with stunning sequential artwork on such titles as Aquaman, Teen Titans,
and Bat Lash. The artist’s contributions to the industry earned him the
prestigious "Ink Pot Award" for Outstanding Achievement in the Comic Arts.
Earlier in 2001 both Nick and author John Coates decided to re-publish the book
for the mass-market. Vanguard Publication’s success with similar products including
Amazing World of Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams: the Sketch Book,
Drawings of Michael Wm. Kaluta, The Jeffrey Jones Sketchbook,
STERANKO: Graphic Prince of Darkness and The Al Williamson Sketchbook made
the New Jersey based publisher Cardy’ and Coates’ first choice to handle the project.
The Vanguard Art of Nick Cardy editions are produced with a new back and
front cover, updated index, in multiple editions including a softcover ($19.95),
hardback ($29.95), and Vanguard’s trademark, gold-foil embossed, leatherette,
signed & numbered, deluxe hardback ($39.95) featuring a 16-page bonus portfolio,
...not found in other editions!
All three Vanguard editions are available through your local comic book store or
can be ordered direct from Vanguard Publications
Also, the soft-cover edition is available through mainstream bookstores everywhere
and online through Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com!
Author John Coates originally self-published the book as a limited edition paperback
in the Winter of 1999. That soft-cover edition was signed & numbered by Nick Cardy,
limited to a print run of only 1,000 copies and sold-out within 6 months of its
publication. That edition was not distributed via the mass market and only available
through mail order. The book, expertly designed by Comic Book Artist magazine’s
Jon B. Cooke, received critical acclaim by the comics’ media, professionals and
This appreciation culminated in the book being nominated at the prestigious
Eisner Awards 2000 for Best Comics-Related Book.
"Nick and I are thrilled!" stated author John Coates. "J. David Spurlock of
Vanguard Productions is well-known for producing quality work. Coates continued,
"Since the book went out-of-print I’ve been inundated from collectors and retailers,
including Bud Plant Comic Art and Diamond, all eagerly seeking copies of the book.
The Vanguard editions are a win-win for retailers, historians and fans alike."
Vanguard Productions * 908-832-0060 *