The Art of Nestor Redondo

December 8, 2016



This new book by Auad Publishing is is filled with beautiful sketches and drawings by the renowned comic book illustrator Nestor Redonfo.  This book is an eye opener to those who are familiar with his drawings and for those who will see it for the first time.He is well remembered for his Georges  rendering of Rima, the jungle Girl series for DC during the seventies while teaming up with Joe Kubert.

The book is 8.5X`11″, black & White soft cover,with  80 pages. The clarity of reproduction is first rate since most images were scanned from the original drawings. If you are a fan of Nestor Redondo this is the book for you.





Henry Patrick Raleigh

November 28, 2016


The Henry Patrick Raleigh book is now available.

This  book contains 130 9″X 12″, full color on premium low-gloss stock,hardbound with dust jacket. $34.95 + S&H

The book also comes with a special print suitable for framing.




Al Parker book on Sale.

September 30, 2016

What? You don’t have a copy of Al Parker: The innovative Illustrator? Do you have space for one on your shelf? I’ve got exactly the opposite problem and I’m willing to help you if you’re willing to help me.

I’m expecting a big shipment of two new titles and I need to make space in my storeroom.  If you’ll purchase right now, you can get the Parker book for $20.00 ($44.95 retail) plus a Free Print (suitable for framing) and Free Shipping (in the continental United States)!

Order now:

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Happy New Year!

January 2, 2016

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December 21, 2015

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During this time of the year, I like to pause for a moment and express my gratitude to all those who have supported me through the years in my efforts to publish books that you’ll enjoy. To them, I say thank you, To those who have written kind words about my books, I say thank you. And to those who have contributed and helped in some small way or in a big way, I say thank you.  For it is well known no publisher is an island.

I would like to extend to one and all my best wishes for Happy Holidays and may the New Year bring  everlasting joy.

AL PARKER for the Holidays

November 3, 2015

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For those who may be wondering what to get for that someone special for the holidays, then may I suggest a book on  Al Parker: Innovator, Illustrator. This handsomely crafted 9 x 12″ book, 207 full color pages follows the career of this exceptional and prolific artist from his humble beginning to one of the most admired and respected by his peers and loved by the public.

Order this book now for $44.95 and get a free special print suitable for framing exclusively from

Plus, for the month of November only – FREE SHIPPING.


Christopher King reviews Al Parker book.

May 21, 2015


Al Parker by Manuel Auad

Regarded as one of the leading illustrators of the mid-twentieth century, Al Parker has left an artistic legacy that continues to inspire today, and provides one of the first ‘must have’ art books of 2015.

While Al Parker’s work (alongside other artists such as John Whitcomb and Coby Whitmore) could be criticised for its idealised, even kitsch view of post-war America, it’s difficult not to be seduced by his glamorous visions of high-fashion and happy families. Indeed, his illustrations could be reduced to pure retro escapism placed in today’s context, but overriding all of this is a masterful execution that places Al Parker’s work into the realms of pure art. Through the use of bold shapes, contrasting lines, frames within frames and vibrating patterns, Parker created images that were immediate and jumped off the page. His sense of composition and graphic design, coupled with traditional painting skills and an uncanny ability to place just the right amount of detail (leaving abstracts to play with our imaginations) make them appealing beyond any photo and addictive viewing for illustration fans.

Al Parker: Illustrator, Innovator by Manuel Auad collects hundreds of examples along with archive photographs and essays from David Apatoff, Leif Pengand Stephanie Haboush Plunkett in a tremendous tribute. From magazine covers to advertising work and Parker’s only children’s book (a collaboration with Arthur Miller called Jane’s Blanket), its pages are a testament to his ever evolving style and experimentation in different mediums. The included pages from a 1954 issue of Cosmopolitan provide an interesting example, in which Parker illustrated five stories, each in a different style and pen name.

It’s just one example of his dedication to a craft that was sadly in decline by the end of his career (with photography becoming the new norm), but like his contemporaries in the 1960s and 70s such as Bob Peak and Bernie Fuchs, innovation was the way forward, and his later work displays a new enthusiasm and energy as can be seen in his series for the 22nd Monaco Grand Prix.

The reproductions in this book are a mixture of photographed originals and scans from vintage magazines, all handled with care, and the text, while not exactly offering an in-depth biography, is informative and does a good job of describing Al Parker’s working methods. For fans of mid-century American illustration I can’t recommend this beautiful book highly enough. Even if you have a passing interest in quality illustration, this deserves to be on your bookshelf.

Al Parker: Illustrator, Innovator by Manuel Auad
Auad Publishing
Hardback 208 pages
23.8 x 2.4 x 31.3 cm

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March 20, 2015

The Sun rose with a heavy heart today and her beams were not as bright for Walt Reed has passed away. There’ll be one less bright star in the Galaxy tonight and we shall all be a little poorer for it.

The road at the top of the rise
Seems to come to an end
And take off into the skies.

Robert Fawcettt

A New Al Parker book

November 9, 2014
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the latest volume in our series highlighting the great American illustrators. This lavishley illustrated book covers every aspect of this important artist’s career with authoritative articles, hundreds of incredible full color illustrations and rarely seen photographs. One of America’s best known magazine illustrators from the 1940’s to the 1960’s, Al Parker was an innovator, a trend setter and a constant experimenter.

“If history teaches us anything, it’s that the name Al Parker is Magic.” ILLUSTRATION HOUSE, New York

“While the rest of us are working knee-deep in a groove (Al Parker is) forever changing and improving.”

Introduction by Kit Parker.
Texts by Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, David Apatoff and Leif Peng.

208 pages of color illustrations, some from originals, on glossy stock. 9″ x 12″, hardcover with dust jacket. Price is $44.95 and get an EXCLUSIVE FREE Al Parker frameable print!

Available: Late Fall 2014.




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The Way of the Cross

April 11, 2014

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For those who missed purchasing a copy of “The Way of the Cross” by Frank Brangwyn last Easter, this is a chance to purchase the limited numbered portfolio from the few copies I still have at a huge savings. From the previous price of $65.00 you can now purchase it for only $35.00 plus $$7.00 S & H. I still have a few left so you might want to get them now while they’re still available. “The Way of the Cross” makes a wonderful gift for Easter and will surely become a collector’s item.



The portfolio is shipped in a padded foam poach and inside a hard cardboard box for extra protection.

The plates measure 11 X 14”and printed in letterpress on Teton 80 lb. stock. There are 14 plates altogether.