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In 1923 Mahlon Blaine burst upon the art scene with striking works of imagination and vision. Within a short time his work was published in everything ranging from children's books and mainstream magazines to erotic portfolios. The body of work he produced between 1926 and 1930 was nothing short of phenomenal but after 1931 his output became increasingly sporadic. Sadly like so many artists before him who have given us so much, Blaine died penniless and mostly forgotten in January of 1969. This volume samples Mahlon Blaine's unique artistic visions, from his grand emergence in the roaring 20's through his declining years in the swinging 60's.

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ISBN978-0-578-04385-2
PublisherGB Graphics
Page Count456 pages
SizeU.S. Letter
BindingPerfect Bound
Interior ColorBlack And White


Words of praise for this volume:

"This is an overdue recognition of Blaine's fine eye for details in his drawings. You have presented his work in chronological order, which shows his development over the years, giving us an insight into his imaginative art. I am happy to see this fine volume in print."

-Helen de la Ree

"THE OUTLANDISH ART OF MAHLON BLAINE is an incredible and widely varied collection of a unique artist with a distinctive, gritty style. Many of Blaine's works create a delightfully creepy effect."

-Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

Author and illustrator; Winner of The Deathrealm Award, The International Horror Critic's Guild Award, 4 A.S.F.A. Chesley Awards, World Fantasy for Best Dark Fantasy four time winner, World Fantasy Best Body of Work, and World Fantasy Best Artist (the Howard).



    INFINITELY GRACIOUS, radiantly beautiful, Aphrodite rose from the foam. All life loved and laughed, and begot new life in tender play.

This is the first line of the poem Nova Venus. One of Mahlon Blaine's visual masterworks, Nova Venus is reprinted here in it's entirety for the first time.

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PublisherGB Graphics
Page Count84 pages (40 printed plates)
SizeDigest
BindingPerfect Bound
Interior ColorBlack And White


He's pretty much an unknown, and yet... In two thousand drawings published between 1917 and 1967, illustrator Mahlon Blaine revealed his subjects from Demons to Deities, Maylasians to Martians, Biology to Biography, Lasciviousness to Literature. He painted, but he is best known for pen and ink an uncanny artistic master of Erotica and Exotica who lived for decades in cheap hotels and borrowed rooms, acutely observing humanity while wielding pens and brushes dipped in wit and wry. With everything from children's classic tales to cookbooks to treatises on witchcraft to mainstream fiction to literature (including Steinbeck, Hemingway and Voltaire), the publishing industry relied on Mahlon Blaine often. His best book productions feature twenty to a hundred illustrations each, and he garnered several awards for design and illustration. His personal life is obfuscated by a combination of time's grime and his own desire for privacy and outlandish cover stories. The author Roland Trenary has been collecting and researching the artist for almost 40 years, amassing the most comprehensive assemblage of information and artwork that one might imagine, given the elusive nature of the subject. The book includes a complete bibliography of published work and a biography that emphasizes the professional side of Blaine. Among the 350 illustrations herein are rare photographs and self-portraits of Blaine and, especially interesting, dozens of published and unpublished drawings and paintings that reveal a side of the artist previously unknown and unseen. This goes beyond either The Art of Mahlon Blaine (1982) or The Outlandish Art of Mahlon Blaine (2009) in presenting both rare published and unpublished examples of Blaine's unique artistic vision. And remember, unbelievably, he only had one eye! Bibliographically, here are 130 books and 70 magazines described and (mostly) pictured that held Blaine's public outpouring, as well as ephemera and posthumous publication listings - information not available anywhere else.



ISBN/EAN13148120338X / 9781481203388
Page Count148 pages
SizeU.S. Letter
BindingPerfect Bound
Interior ColorBlack And White


A facsimile edition of the 1951 version of Dunninger's Magic Tricks, profusely illustrated by Mahlon Blaine. Don't let the kids on the cover fool you, if this were published today it would more likely be called Dunninger's Bar Bets.

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PublisherGB Graphics
Page Count145 pages
SizeU.S. Letter
BindingPerfect Bound
Interior ColorBlack And White






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