Thursday, September 22, 2011

Great New Book!


My pal and artist extrodinaire; Kirk Demarais, has put together this extraordinary book called Mail-Order Mysteries, detailing the rich history of mail-order novelties whose order forms were prevalent in comics for many years. I've always wondered if the products lived up to the hype of the ads, and Kirk's book is rich with photos of the actual products as well as the ads that promoted them! The book should be available everywhere by October 1st, but you can pre-order from Amazon now if you like.

  I've always been intrigued and fascinated by these items, and while I've had and lost quite a few of them over the years, I still have my pair of "X-Ray Specs" from my childhood, and I sell shirts in my art store that depict the vintage ad for the glasses.


  1. looks like a very interesting book, thanks for posting! i'll put that book in my list of books to buy :)

  2. I can't wait - at $13, how can anyone pass it up?!?