Tribute to Willis O’Brien – Volume Two is Now Available!

February 21st, 2017


If you liked Bill’s Tribute to Willis O’Brien, you’re going to love Tribute to Willis O’Brien – Volume Two!

This book covers the last half of Obie’s career, especially focusing on Mighty Joe Young, Black Scorpion, Animal World and The Giant Behemoth. The book’s 70 pages are packed with (95% new) Stout pictures, a Willis O’Brien timeline, fascinating Obie trivia and a healthy helping of Bill’s preliminary and thumbnail sketches for both this and the last volume’s illustrations.

This signed, limited edition (only 950 copies) costs just $15.00 (plus shipping; sent Priority Mail). It’s available on this site’s Bazaar page (under “Store”).

San Diego Comic Fest! Yay!

February 17th, 2017

I hope to see you all at San Diego Comic Fest this weekend! See “Appearances” on this site for the location.

I’ve got a brand new publication making its debut there.

See you soon!

Nuke ‘Em Don 10

January 11th, 2017

I got distracted by creating two new pictures celebrating John Carpenter’s The Thing. Here are the rest of the nuclear war pages:



Now, wasn’t that comforting?

Nuke ‘Em Don 9

January 5th, 2017

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Nuke ‘Em Don 8

January 4th, 2017

Like the previous postings, click to enlarge.


Nuke ‘Em Don 6 & 7

January 3rd, 2017

Continuing our educational nuclear safety tour…



Nuke ‘Em Don 4 & 5

December 31st, 2016

Missed posting again, so here’s two more pages for you (don’t forget to click to enlarge):



Nuke ‘Em Don 2 & 3

December 29th, 2016

I, er, forgot to post yesterday — so here’s two pages for today (don’t forget to click on them to enlarge):



More to come…



Nuke ‘Em Don

December 27th, 2016


Apparently President-Elect Donald Trump has jumped the gun and has already had his presidential portrait painted. This stunning likeness by artist Frank Hoffman ran in today’s edition of the Los Angeles Times.

Mr. Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have at least one thing in common: They both want to resume the nuclear arms race. By shear coincidence, while my brother Bob and my sister-in-law Karen were cleaning at my mom’s house they stumbled across a box of old paper ephemera, virtually a time capsule of rare goodies. One discovery was a 1950 government pamphlet on what to do in case of an atomic bomb attack in Los Angeles. It’s a pretty amazing artifact from the “Duck-and-Cover” days of nuclear information.

I’ve scanned it and am going to share it with you over the next few days leading up to our Happy New Year. If you click on each image they’ll become larger.




More Tomorrow….

ABU & The 7 Marvels – Back in Stock!

December 20th, 2016


I am happy to announce that I just received a fresh box of Abu & The 7 Marvels, Richard Matheson‘s only children’s book!

For those of you not familiar with Richard’s name, Matheson’s writing credits include 16 of the best Rod Serling Twilight Zone episodes, Steven Spielberg‘s first film (Duel), Somewhere In Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, I Am Legend, The Night Stalker and Trilogy of Terror. ABU won a Bram Stoker Award and was a Chesley Award nominee; it won the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award for Juvenile Fiction and Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.

“This is one of my finest books,” says Stout. “It was a long time dream and an honor to work with Richard Matheson.”

Hardcover; 8 full page full color illustrations; 19 black & white illustrations; 135 pp. EACH COPY IS SIGNED BY STOUT AND INCLUDES A SMALL SKETCH!