Dover Publications (172)

Night and the Enemy

ISBN: 9780486799612

Author: Harlan Ellison & Ken Steacy    Publisher: Dover Publications

"The graphic novel, I think, is the perfect medium for storytelling. . . . To read a graphic novel is to engage your imagination, to engage all five of your sen...


"The graphic novel, I think, is the perfect medium for storytelling. . . . To read a graphic novel is to engage your imagination, to engage all five of your senses, and to picture what the creator dreamed. And that's what this book does for me." ― Harlan Ellison "Though they are set against the backdrop of a vast interstellar war, these stories are essentially about people; people who are never overwhelmed by the massive technologies of the Earth-Kyba conflict. It is Harlan's sensitivity to characterization that is one of his great strengths as an author, a quality I trust I have preserved in these adaptations." ― Ken Steacy These five Earth-Kyba war stories by master speculative-fiction author Harlan Ellison ― winner of multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Edgar awards ― have been adapted and painted in full color by illustrator Ken Steacy. Unavailable for nearly three decades, this epic story cycle of mankind's war with an alien race is linked by a specially written framing device. This volume also features new introductions by Ellison and Steacy, never-before-seen pre-production artwork, and Ellison's short story "The Few, the Proud," previously available only in a limited edition. Suggested for mature readers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 212 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$29.99
Last of the Dragons

ISBN: 9780486803579

Author: Carl Potts    Publisher: Dover Publications

Along with a team of comic book legends ― Dennis O'Neil, Terry Austin, and Marie Severin ― Carl Potts (The Punisher) presents an awe-inspiring and gloriousl...


Along with a team of comic book legends ― Dennis O'Neil, Terry Austin, and Marie Severin ― Carl Potts (The Punisher) presents an awe-inspiring and gloriously illustrated tale set in nineteenth-century Japan, a land of noble and serene dragons. But when a sect of deranged monks begin training the huge reptiles to kill in Northern California, only an aging samurai and a half-American ninja stand in their way. Originally published as a six-part series in Marvel's Epic Illustrated magazine from December 1982 through October 1983, Last of the Dragons combines an exciting, action-packed story with fascinating elements of Chinese and Japanese mythology and philosophy. Suggested for mature readers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 212 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2016


$34.99
The Gift Wrapping Book

ISBN: 9780486800271

Author: Caroline Birkett    Publisher: Dover Publications

Colorful papers, ribbons, and bows create a magical atmosphere, setting the scene for a memorable day. This guide offers 150 inspirational and practical suggest...


Colorful papers, ribbons, and bows create a magical atmosphere, setting the scene for a memorable day. This guide offers 150 inspirational and practical suggestions, plus more than 25 projects that employ a wide variety of techniques. Loaded with quick and easy methods for imaginative results, The Gift Wrapping Book will help make the presentation as impressive as the actual gift. Step-by-step instructions, accompanied by color photos, show how to beautify even the most cumbersome gift, including large, round, and fragile items. You'll discover foolproof methods for assembling custom-made gift bags and boxes, making hand-decorated wrapping papers, and tying the most beautiful ribbons. A wealth of creative ideas cover traditional events ― birthdays, weddings, and Christmas ― as well as unique gift-giving occasions.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 212 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$45.00
Learn Chess From The Greats

ISBN: 9780486413730

Publisher: Dover Publications

Beginning students of the game as well as veterans of the board will find this chess guide offers a wealth of inspiration, enjoyment, and practical chess advice...


Beginning students of the game as well as veterans of the board will find this chess guide offers a wealth of inspiration, enjoyment, and practical chess advice. In providing valuable instruction for players at all levels, noted chess writer and teacher Peter Tamburro initially presents elementary ideas that can be used immediately by beginners. The attack section features the tactics of such great masters of the assault as Fischer, Keres, Alekhine, Larsen, and Rubinstein — all demonstrating how to win the middle game. A survey of endgame concepts follows, along with a selection of challenging chess problems and 60 complete games by Blackburne, Marshall, Tartakower, Polgar, and other champion players. An accessible, enjoyable guide, Learn Chess from the Greats allows readers to learn the fundamentals and improve their game in an informal, user-friendly way.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 156


Dimensions: 142 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


$22.99
Copperplate Calligraphy

ISBN: 9780486803869

Author: Dick Jackson    Publisher: Dover Publications

No need for copper or plates to achieve the distinctive calligraphic script of eighteenth-century Europe ― just a pen, ink, and this comprehensive workbook wi...


No need for copper or plates to achieve the distinctive calligraphic script of eighteenth-century Europe ― just a pen, ink, and this comprehensive workbook will do. Master calligrapher Dick Jackson explains the basic strokes for almost all letters of the copperplate alphabet. Simple instructions and examples introduce the swirls, flourishes, strikings, and thick and thin strokes that make copperplate calligraphy a source of pleasure for the practitioner and a delight to the reader. A historical introduction traces the growth of copperplate from its roots in the French ronde of the seventeenth century, to its adaptation by English clerks into their copybooks, and the development of the style known as round hand. In addition, guide sheets and instructions for individual letters and numbers offer aspiring calligraphers a practical approach to this enduring art form.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 22-12-2015


$29.99
Grumpy Cat's All About Miserable Me

ISBN: 9780486807447

Author: Jimi Bonogofsky-Gronseth    Publisher: Dover Publications

Grumpy Cat wants to know about you, and here's your chance to tell everything! Nobody cares about your complaints — except Grumpy Cat! Let everyone's favorite...


Grumpy Cat wants to know about you, and here's your chance to tell everything! Nobody cares about your complaints — except Grumpy Cat! Let everyone's favorite cranky feline make suggestions for revealing your pet peeves. Grumpy will encourage you to draw the ugliest sweater, make a list of the grossest foods, draw three people you sorta kinda like (love is a strong word), and gripe to your heart's content.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 18-07-2016


$14.99
My First Knitting Book

ISBN: 9780486805658

Author: Hildegarde Deuzo    Publisher: Dover Publications

If you want to learn to knit, you only need a ball of yarn, knitting needles, some patience — and this book! It's the ideal introduction to knitting, with eas...


If you want to learn to knit, you only need a ball of yarn, knitting needles, some patience — and this book! It's the ideal introduction to knitting, with easy-to-follow, full-color instructions for more than fifteen projects. Clear, step-by-step explanations of basic techniques make this guide great for beginners of all ages, especially those wishing to create handmade gifts. An introduction explains the how-to of knitting, from holding the needles and yarn to casting on, basic stitches, and finishing touches. Patterns start out as simple as can be and gradually become more challenging, although by no means difficult. Readers can advance from bracelets, hair ornaments, and pocketbooks to scarves and hats, in addition to a charming variety of household decorations.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2016


$29.99
Grumpy Cat Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486791630

Publisher: Dover Publications

Do you like to color? Looking on the bright side of life hurts Grumpy Cat's eyes, so if you're happy and you know it — go away! Meanwhile, you can color the s...


Do you like to color? Looking on the bright side of life hurts Grumpy Cat's eyes, so if you're happy and you know it — go away! Meanwhile, you can color the surly feline in a host of hilariously irritating situations, including holidays ("Feliz Navi-DON'T"), Grumpin' Around the World ("French? Non!"), and Grumps of the Silver Screen ("The TermiNOtor," "The Wizard of No," and "Indiana No and the Raiders of the Get Lost Ark").


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


$14.99
Nail Art

ISBN: 9780486797458

Author: Douglas Scotti    Publisher: Dover Publications

With this book's illustrated advice, you can not only give yourself an ideal manicure but also use your fingernails to express your moods and creativity. Discov...


With this book's illustrated advice, you can not only give yourself an ideal manicure but also use your fingernails to express your moods and creativity. Discover how to add musical notes, flowers, snowflakes, animal faces, and other dainty designs to your nails. Each style features a color photo and step-by-step instructions. The designs are graded according to difficulty, from simplest of styles to those requiring expert skills. With these guidelines and a little practice, anyone can learn to create the most sophisticated nail art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 128 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$19.99
Creative Cats Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486789644

Author: Marjorie Sarnat    Publisher: Dover Publications

Cat fanciers and coloring enthusiasts will be enchanted with this gallery of original designs. More than 30 full-page portraits of pretty pussycats form a rich ...


Cat fanciers and coloring enthusiasts will be enchanted with this gallery of original designs. More than 30 full-page portraits of pretty pussycats form a rich tapestry of motifs that includes hearts, flowers, and paisleys in various patterns. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Creative Cats and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 280 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2015


$14.99
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