We are thrilled to bring you a second volume of Ploog goodness! This new, 352-page book will give an even more in-depth look at the career of Mike Ploog. Like the first volume, this second volume will reproduce hundreds of pieces of art.
You’ll find more pages from his days working for Marvel Comics on titles such as Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Planet of the Apes and Werewolf By Night. There’s more concept art and storyboards from favorite Ploog films, such as The Dark Crystal, John Carpenter's THE THING, Little Shop of Horrors, Lord of the Rings and Wizards. Also included will be a much expanded section dedicated to his paintings, and so much more!
This is the perfect companion book to Volume One, as well as also being a great stand-alone volume on Mike Ploog’s work. It’s packed full from cover to cover and will be a real treat for Ploogies everywhere.
Inside this volume, you’ll find even more pages from Mike’s days working for Marvel Comics.
Volume Two will contain more of his best concept art and storyboards from your favorite Ploog films.
Along with many other surprises, there will also be a much expanded section dedicated to his paintings. And, so much more!
THICKER THAN BLOOD Trade Paperback
The THICKER THAN BLOOD comics are a three-issue series, written by Simon Reed, penciled and inked by Mike Ploog and painted by Simon Bisley. The partnering of Mike and Simon made for a truly unique collaboration, and these comics were an ideal subject matter for them. This 72-page trade paperback collects the entire three-issue series originally released in 2008-2009.
THICKER THAN BLOOD is the tragic tale of two brothers on a trek across Scotland who find themselves faced with more than just a stroll through the Highlands.
After traveling for miles lost in the mist, they chance upon shelter, not knowing what lies before them. The darkness descends and the moon rises, an invitation for all manner of creatures. With that, the brothers, in the wrong place at the wrong time, have their lives changed forever. The human spirit is thicker than blood, and this is their story!
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This version of the trade paperback collects all three issues of the published comics together, presented in the form of Mike Ploog’s black-and-white artwork. This is the first time Mike's pencils and ink work for this project has been published.
Version #A - Interior Example
This version of the trade paperback collects all three issues of the published comics together, presented in the final full-color form of the combined artwork of Mike Ploog and Simon Bisley.
A 12" x 17" book that reproduces, at actual size, Mike Ploog & Simon Bisley's masterful work for the THICKER THAN BLOOD comic series, written by Simon Reed, penciled and inked by Mike Ploog and painted by Simon Bisley. The artwork was created in 2007 and 2008. The partnering of Mike and Simon made for a truly unique collaboration, and these comics were an ideal subject matter for them.
Now, for the first time, each stunning page is published at full size for all to behold. This is an “original-art-sized edition” unlike any before it. Not only does the book reproduce the art at the original size it was created; it also represents the work of TWO artists, not just one. And, further, it covers the mediums of both black-and-white line and full-color paint, presented side by side. We thought fans of Mike and fans of Simon would genuinely appreciate viewing their art in this format.
As you will see, both artists brought something very special to THICKER THAN BLOOD. Studying each page will give you a view of two artists injecting a lot of energy into each other’s work.
Full advantage of this large format was taken by reproducing Mike’s graphic pen and ink pages on the left-hand page and Simon’s richly painted artwork on the right-hand page. So, each and every cover and interior page can be compared and enjoyed in both mediums; one right next to the other!
Together, Ploog and Bisley created 136 interior pages and 12 covers. In actuality, this book contains six complete comics; three by Mike and three by Simon. Whether you are a fan of Mike Ploog or of Simon Bisley, OR OF BOTH, we think you will really enjoy the THICKER THAN BLOOD: Collected Artwork Edition.
Also available in a signed and numbered edition with a variant cover limited to 175 copies.
Writer Michael Friedlander and artist Mike Ploog take you on a magical, mythical journey of prehistoric proportions!
GOLIATH is an 11.5" x 11.5" large format, 88-page richly-painted storybook. The story follows the adventures of a small family of prehistoric people named the Ty clan. The Ty clan live in very difficult times and face incredible dangers every day. To survive, they must embark upon an epic journey to discover a new world and the peace they have always dreamed of. They find great strength and determination in their belief in magnificent stories, passed down through the generations, that speak of giant Guardians that protect and watch over them. As the story unfolds, we will find out if these are just age-old tales the clan elders tell while sitting around the fire or if these great Guardians prove to be so much more...
Created and written by Michael Friedlander and lavishly illustrated by Michael Ploog. For ages six and up. Also available in a signed and numbered edition with a variant cover limited to 175 copies.
THE LONG-AWAITED MIKE PLOOG CAREER RETROSPECTIVE ART BOOK IS HERE! GET IT NOW!
Hello, fellow Ploog fans! We are happy to tell you that the wait is over. Finally, there's a comprehensive art book on Mike Ploog. This 352-page retrospective covers almost every aspect of Mike’s career, from his earliest days of working with “Leatherneck" magazine, while he was still in the Marines, right up through his latest work on “Goliath.” “The Art of Ploog” contains, quite literally, hundreds of pieces of art from throughout his career, as well as commentary by the master himself.
You’ll find all his best known works in this book. Included is the work he did for Marvel comics (on titles such as “Frankenstein,” “Ghost Rider,” “Planet of the Apes,” and “Werewolf By Night”), as well as a wide range of his film work on animated features (such as “Lord of the Rings,” “Shrek,” and “Wizards”) and live-action features (including “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Thing,” and “X-Men”). The book also contains many of his most popular paintings; paintings that were created for his own fantasy art trading card series; as well as paintings he worked on for the collectible card games “Guardians” and “Magic the Gathering,” most of which have never been reproduced larger than trading card size. It’s the ultimate collection spanning his entire career.
This is the book for all our fellow Ploogies out there. We hope you’ll join us for the most comprehensive work ever produced on the magical worlds of Mike Ploog.
The Art of Ploog: Standard Edition 352 pages of PURE PLOOG for $49! BUY IT NOW