1. Book giveaway! Wally’s World

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    This month we are giving away a free copy of “Wally’s World: The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of the World’s Second Best Comic Book Artist”. This is the Deluxe hardcover edition which is limited to 500 copies, so don’t miss out on an opportunity to win this great book for your collection!

    To win you must simply do two things:

    1. Firstly you need to follow either our Facebook fan page or our Twitter (if you are not already following us).

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/illustratorslounge
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/the_loungers

    2. Secondly you MUST post a message on either our Facebook page wall or on Twitter using  our tag @the_loungers proclaiming the following statement:

    “I Follow The Fellows At The Lounge!”

    All messages must be in before the 31st of March 2012. A winner will be selected and announced on the 1st of April 2012. Then contacted via either Facebook or Twitter and a copy of this marvellous book will be sent out to them.

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    Book review:

    Wally’s World opens on Halloween night, 1981, in a seedy world of pornographers and drug addicts, with a mysterious death by.44 on the outskirts of Hollywood. The victim was Wallace Wood, a rebel genius of pop art and the artist who inspired underground cartoonists R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and countless others. Wood rose to the pinnacle of pop-culture fame as MAD’s first star artist and as a cutting-edge science-fiction illustrator. But Wallace Wood had his demons. This dramatic cultural biography, packed with more than 150 of Wood’s astounding, disturbing artworks, tells his story and, in the process, the history of comic books from the Depression through the 1980s.

    It’s a absolute Gem of a book and also fairly hard to find in this hard back limited edition version. Very generous for us to be giving this away… But fear not we had a spare copy lying around just for you lucky people.

    If you just can’t be bothered to enter or don’t want to wait until the 1st of April to see if you have won, you can purchase the paperback version from Amazon here: Wally’s World: The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of the World’s Second Best Comic Book Artist