Monday 22 December 2008

Happy Holidays

A big thank you to all readers and contributors of this blog! I wish you great holidays and a successful 2009.

Sunday 21 December 2008

Comic Cover Artwork

Illustrations for Comic Covers in Denmark, Sweden and Norway:
"The Harpies"
(first two) and "River Of Death" (third & fourth)

Saturday 20 December 2008

Thunderball Hardback Editions

"Thunderball", Ian Fleming, US Book Club Edition by Viking (left) and Large Print edition by New Portway / Chivers Press (right).

Devi May Care - Hardback Editions

"Devil May Care", Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming, first UK edition, Penguin 2008 (left) and US edition by Doubleday 2008 (below)

Friday 19 December 2008

Finnish Thunderball Books

"Pallosalama" (Thunderball), Finnish Hardcover editions by Gummerus Publishers, 1990 edition (left) and 1984 edition (right)

Thursday 18 December 2008

Readers Digest Version of OHMSS

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - "007 James Bond und sein gefaehrlichster Auftrag", Ian Fleming, abbreviated Readers Digest version from Germany, 1967.

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Sunday Times Magazine - 007 Collectors Issue

Cover of "The Sunday Times Magazine" - 007 Collectors Issue, cover illustration by Robert McGinnis.

Dr. No - RCA Video Disc

"Dr. No" Video Laser Disc by RCA, 1982

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Devil May Care - Limited Edition

"Devil May Care", Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming, Limited edition (500) signed by the author, published by Michael Joseph in association with Waterstones, May 2008.

James Bond LP Cover Art

"James Bond Thrillers!!!" LP by the Zero Zero Seven Big Band, Somerset Records, Canada, 1964. Cover artist: Chic Laganella. Thanks to James for the info!

Monday 15 December 2008

US Macmillan Library Editions

Moonraker”, Ian Fleming, The Macmillan Company New York, Library edition, published in 1955
Dr No”, Ian Fleming, The Macmillan Company New York, Library edition, published in 1958
From Russia With Love”, Ian Fleming, The Macmillan Company New York, Library edition, published in 1957

Diamonds Are Forever”, Ian Fleming, The Macmillan Company New York, Library edition, published in 1956

Sunday 14 December 2008

Thunderball Jigsaw Puzzle

James Bond "Thunderball" Jigsaw Puzzle published by "Arrow Games" in 1965

Hurricane Gold - US Cover Artwork

Prototype for the US edition of "Hurricane Gold" by Kev Walker, the final version will feature a villain instead of the girl.

Check out more of Kev's work at:

Hurricane Gold - Limited Collectors Edition

"Hurricane Gold - Limited Collectors Edition", Charlie Higson, Hardcover in Slipcase, Puffin Books 2008 (Published by Penguin). Limited to 999 copies, signed by Higson.

Hurricane Gold - UK Editions

"Hurricane Gold", Charlie Higson, UK first hardcover edition by Puffin Books (Published by Penguin), 2007. Below: Softcover edition, published by Puffin 2008

Saturday 13 December 2008

Comic Cover Illustrations

Artwork for the Scandinavian James Bond 007 comic book covers of: Trouble Spot (top), Fear Face (middle), Double Joepardy (bottom)

Friday 12 December 2008

Live And Let Die - Concept Artwork

Both Robert McGinnis and Bob Peak were tasked with designing the poster artwork for "Live And Let Die" in 1973

Images are sourced from Tony Nourmand's excellent movie poster book "James Bond Movie Posters"

Thunderball - "Look Out" Artwork Variation

Thunderball "Look Out" artwork variation by McGinnis showing Connery with a scuba mask. This artwork was only used in the US Signet Movie Tie-In published in 1965 / 25th printing.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

James Bond And Moonraker - Christopher Wood

"James Bond And Moonraker", Christopher Wood, Jonathan Cape First Edition Hardback, 1979

The Spy Who Loved Me - Christopher Wood

"The Spy Who Loved Me", Christopher Wood, Jonathan Cape Hardcover First Edition, London, 1977

Illustration for the "The Spy Who Loved Me" dustjacket by Bill Botten, 1977 (below). This print is available from Adrian Harrington Rare books:

Monday 8 December 2008

Double Or Die

"Double Or Die", Charlie Higson, pre-release version without title, Puffin 2007
German edition "Goldenboy" by Arena, 2007

Double Or Die - UK Limited Edition

"Double Or Die", Charlie Higson, limited Collectors Editon by Puffin Books 2007, signed by Higson.

Double Or Die - US Hardcover

"Double Or Die", Charlie Higson, US Hardcover edition by Hyperion Books 2007

Concept Illustration by Kev Walker
Final Artwork