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A collection of new works by artists who have riveted the world with their contributions to fine art, comics, film and illustration. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Vanguard's flagship cutting-edge comics anthology, this book features: "Mr. X", a tale by best-selling author Neil Gaiman and "Sandman" cover artist Dave McKean; "Beyond the Clash", a contemplation on the loss of musical visionaries John Cage and Frank Zappa by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner Barron Storey; "Frogs", a 12-page visual storytelling experiment by Jim Steranko, and "Endangered Species Cookbook" by novelist Paul Theroux and Marshall Arisman. This volume also features innovative works by "Elektra: Assassin" graphic novelist Bill Sienkiewicz; Marilyn Manson poster artist Justin Hampton; "Kabuki" creator David Mack and many more.

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Dave McKean was born on December 29, 1963 in Maidenhead, England. He is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, filmmaker and musician. McKean is best known for his regular collaboration with Neil Gaiman. MirrorMask, McKean's first feature film as director and visual designer, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2005. The screenplay was written by Neil Gaiman.

Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at the University of Singapore. Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South America. His third contribution to the railway travel genre, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, won the Thomas Cook Prize for best literary travel book in 1989. His literary output also includes novels, books for children, short stories, articles, and poetry. His novels include Picture Palace (1978), which won the Whitbread Award and The Mosquito Coast (1981), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Theroux is a fellow of both the British Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society. His title Lower River made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Currently his 2015 book, Deep South , is a bestseller.

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