Store is Closed

August 10th, 2014 by Dan Nadel

Well, we’re a’closing down ye ol’ PBox warehouse, so the shop has, after 10 years, been deactivated. If there are special limited edition items you are looking for you are welcome to send an email. Everything else is available via the usual distributors and retailers, and will be for the foreseeable future. Thanks!


The Pbox Bibliography

June 13th, 2014 by Dan Nadel

I put together a little bibliography of PictureBox. Those interested in some background could do no better than Trinie Dalton’s lovely article at The Brooklyn Rail. Otherwise, correct me if anything looks funny, but here’s the list:

PictureBox 2000-2014


The Ganzfeld, Fall 2000 edited by Tim Hodler, Dan Nadel and Patrick Smith


The Ganzfeld 2 edited by Dan Nadel and Peter Buchanan-Smith


The Ganzfeld 3 edited by Dan Nadel and Peter Buchanan-Smith


The Wilco Book by Wilco and PictureBox


Paper Rad, B.J. and da Dogs by Ben Jones and Paper Rad
The Hobbit by Marc Bell and Peter Thompson
Carrot for Girls by Matthew Thurber
Batman by Ben Jones and CF
Chimera by Frank Santoro
The Ganzfeld 4 edited by Dan Nadel
Free Radicals edited by Leif Goldberg


Incanto by Frank Santoro
Cold Heat #1 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Cold Heat #2 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Cold Heat #3 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Cold Heat #4 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Gore by Black Dice and Jason Frank Rothenberg
Me a Mound by Trenton Doyle Hancock
Ninja by Brian Chippendale
The Drips by Taylor McKimens
Elle-Humour by Julie Doucet
Utility Sketchbook by Anonymous
Nog a Dod: Prehistoric Canadian Psychedoolia edited by Marc Bell
Blockhead Blues by Eddie Martinez
Comics Comics #2 edited by Tim Holder and Dan Nadel
Cold Heat Poster by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro


1-800 MICE #1 by Matthew Thurber
1-800 MICE #2 by Matthew Thurber
Cold Heat Special #1 by Frank Santoro, Ben Jones and Jon Vermilyea
Storeyville by Frank Santoro
Cartoon Workshop/Pig Tales by Paper Rad
Powr Mastrs Vol. 1 by CF
Maggots by Brian Chippendale
Wu-Tang Comics by Ben Jones
Some Kinda Vocation by Cheryl Dunn
Wipe That Clock off Your Face by Brian Belott
New Engineering by Yuichi Yokoyama
Trenton Doyle Handbook by Trenton Doyle Hancock
Tuff Stuff by Joe Bradley
Real Fun by Ashod Simonian
Comics Comics #3 edited by Tim Hodler and Dan Nadel
The Ganzfeld 5: Japanada edited by Dan Nadel and Marc Bell
Silkscreen black light prints by Charles Burns, Jim Drain, Ara Peterson, Melissa Brown, Gary Panter, Paper Rad, Rebecca Bird & Matthew Thurber.


Core of Caligula Vol 1 by CF
Powr Mastrs Vol. 2 by CF
Mail Order Monsters edited by Kathy Grayson
Travel by Yuichi Yokoyama
Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby by Takeshi Nemoto
The Ganzfeld 7 edited by Ben Jones and Dan Nadel
Prospect 1: New Orleans, edited by Dan Cameron
New Painting and Drawing by Ben Jones
You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It by Michel Gondry
We Lost the War But Won the Battle by Michel Gondry
Crazy Town by Paul Gondry
The Good Life by Taylor McKimens
Mythtym, edited by Trinie Dalton
For the Love of Vinyl by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson
Overspray by Norman Hathaway
Gary Panter edited by Dan Nadel
The Garden by Michael Williams
The Magnificent Excess of Snoop Dogg Katherine Bernhardt by Katherine Bernhardt
Comics Comics #4 edited by Tim Hodler and Dan Nadel
Eddie Martinez and Chuck Webster by Eddie Martinez and Chuck Webster
Faded Igloo by Jim Drain
Cold Heat Special #4 by Frank Santoro, Ben Jones and Jim Rugg
Goddess of War by Lauren Weinstein
Bottomless by Dash Shaw
SnooPee by Ken Kagami
NADA Catalog 2008
Devin and Gary Go Outside by Gary Panter and Devin Flynn


Pee Dog: The Captain’s Final Log by Ed Nukey Nukes and Jocko Levent Brainiac
Multiforce by Mat Brinkman
Sports Book by Jonas Wood



City Hunter by CF
Xylor Jane by Xylor Jane
H Day by Renee French
My New New York Diary by Julie Doucet and Michel Gondry
Heads, 44 by Mat Brinkman
If ‘n Oof by Brian Chippendale
Powr Mastrs 3 by CF
I Was Looking for a Street by Charles Willeford


King Terry’s 100 Channels by King Terry
Color Engineering by Yuichi Yokoyama
Garden by Yuichi Yokoyama
City Hunter by CF
[Title] by Jessica Ciocci
Sediment by CF
Golf Wang by Odd Future
Remote by Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Cockfighter by Charles Willeford
Kramers Ergot 8 edited by Sammy Harkham
Drawings 1967-70 by Karl Wirsum, edited by Dan Nadel
1-800-MICE by Matthew Thurber
Untitled (Hawklog) by Leon Sadler and Yannick Val Gesto
Untitled poster by King Terry


Pompeii by Frank Santoro
Bjornstrand by Renee French
True Chubbo by Family Sohn
Negron by Jonny Negron
Dyes by Sam Moyer
Blow Your Head by Diplo and Shane McCauley
Everything Together by Sammy Harkham
De Profundis by James Jarvis
Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977 edited by Mike Kelley and Dan Nadel
The Dolls Weekly and the Crawlee Things by Rory Hayes
Interiors by Jonas Wood
Conceptual Art by Peter Saul
DNA Failure by Famicon
The ZZZZZ Series and Other Stories by Michael McMillan
Yield to Temptation by Todd James


Men’s Group by Ben Jones
Coming Together, Coming Apart by Julia Chiang
In the Good Name of the Company, edited by Brian Roettinger, Jan Tumlir and Christopher Michlig
Heads Collider by Mat Brinkman
Blow Your Head Vol. 2 by Diplo and Shane McCauley
Drawings by Chris Martin
So Long, Silver Screen by Blutch
School Spirits by Anya Davidson
INFOMANIACS by Matthew Thurber
Pompeii [book] by Frank Santoro
World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama
Mere by CF
Women by Anya Kielar
Walrus by Brandon Graham
Sun Ra: Space Interiors and Exteriors, 1972
The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame by Gengoroh Tagame
Wes Lang by Wes Lang
Paintings by Eddie Martinez
Thought Process by Carroll Dunham
Nudity Today, edited by Jesse Pearson
The Last of the Mohicans by Shigeru Sugiura, edited, translated and with text by Ryan Holmberg
Gold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi, edited, translated and with text by Ryan Holmberg
Contact High by Richard Kern, edited by Jesse Pearson
The Mysterious Underground Men by Osamu Tezuka, edited, translated and with text by Ryan Holmberg


Joe Bradley Drawings by Joe Bradley
19991 by Xylor Jane


Tote bags by CF, Leon Sadler and Ben Jones
T-Shirts by Gary Panter, Paper Rad, Ben Jones, CF, Matthew Thurber, Eddie Martinez, Gary Panter & Paper Rad, Jon Vermilyea, Frank Santoro.

Related Books:

What Nerve: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel (DAP/RISD, 2014)
Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel (HarperCollins, 2014)
Karl Wirsum edited by Dan Nadel (Derek Eller Gallery, 2013)
Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel  (Damiani, 2012)
Art in Time by Dan Nadel (Abrams, 2010)
Wilco Summer Tour Program (dBpm, 2009)
Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes (Fantagraphics, 2008)
Art Out of Time by Dan Nadel (Abrams, 2006)
We All Die Alone by Mark Newgarden, edited by Dan Nadel (Fantagraphics, 2006)
Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the present, Dan Nadel and Helene Silverman, creative direction (Gingko, 2006)
Cheap Laffs by Mark Newgarden and PictureBox (Abrams, 2004)


Quick Note

March 20th, 2014 by Dan Nadel

Well hi there. I’m fine, thanks. How are you? All’s well here. The books remain in print, but just so you know, we’re not publishing anything new, so no submissions are necessary. I’m happily ensconced in other things, including a lovely exhibition you’ll be hearing more about in September. See you around.

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Round-Up Rodeo

January 3rd, 2014 by Dan Nadel

Well, much digital ink has been spilled over various PictureBox releases. Here’s a rundown of some highlights in semi-random order:

Matthew Thurber interviewed at The Paris Review, INFOMANIACS reviewed here and here.

Frank Santoro’s Pompeii is rightfully named Book of the Year, is given an exhaustive review at The LA Review of Books, and Frank himself was interviewed at Robot 6.

The great Anya Davidson is interviewed over here and School Spirits positively reviewed by PW.

Wes Lang’s LA book launch covered at Purple.
Our Colby launch covered at Gay Letter.

I liked Chris Mautner’s Year-End list for obvious reasons, as well as Rob Clough’s and Nick Gazin’s, not to mention Comics Alliance and Experiments in Manga. All very nice mentions for PBox books.

A very nice podcast about PictureBox and a piece by Frank Santoro wrote a very touching piece for The Washington Post.

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Massive 50% Off Sale

December 2nd, 2013 by Dan Nadel

You heard the news, now benefit from it. Take 50% off everything on the PictureBox site through January 2. Get in there and search for gems. Books, prints, posters, CDs, DVDs, etc.

This includes all our new books, like Matthew Thurber’s INFOMANIACS, Osamu Tezuka’s Mysterious Underground MenGold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi, School Spirits by Anya Davidson, World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama, and Pompeii by Frank Santoro.

Just use this coupon code at checkout: sale


The End For Now

December 2nd, 2013 by Dan Nadel

As of December 31, 2013, PictureBox will no longer release any new titles. This was not an easy decision, but the company is no longer feasible for me as a thoroughgoing venture. Change is, as the cliché goes, a good thing, and I am proud of PictureBox the idea and the company, and grateful to the many artists I’ve worked with over the years. I’ve been publishing since 2000, and without such an astounding array of loyal and talented people PictureBox would be nothing. Some of my closest friends were made while working on PictureBox projects.

I want to thank all the artists and writers I’ve worked with over the years, and I look forward to future ventures together in other areas. I also want to thank all the stores and distributors who have carried PictureBox over the years. And thank you, readers and book lovers, for your support.

PictureBox books will remain available to stores and individuals through my distributors and this web site.


Colby at MoCA tonight!

November 23rd, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Go check it out!

Saturday, November 23, 4–6pm
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90012

MOCA invites you to a celebration of In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Poster Printing Company, a book published by ForYourArt and edited by Christopher Michlig,Brian Roettinger, and Jan Tumlir. Join the editors and artists for a book-signing and screening of the new MOCAtv film by Felipe Lima in association with artist C.R. Stecyk III.



Matthew Thurber Book Signing, 11/22, 7 pm

November 20th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Matthew Thurber: INFOMANIACS

Book Signing and Reception

November 22nd, 7-9 pm
Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn NY 11211

INFOMANIACS is a graphic novel printed on paper all about the Internet. A hilarious detective story that manages to critique and explore digital culture, INFOMANIACS is marked by Matthew Thurber’s restless questioning and heightened sense of the absurd. With the iconic Amy Shit as his Philip Marlow, Thurber looks in on “The Scriveners of Tweet Street”, Albert Radar, a Joseph Beuys-lookalike psychiatrist, a perfectly preserved brain that has never seen the internet, an organic server farm, the Anthropamorphic Task Force, and so much more. But all of this is in service to a tightly plotted thriller. Think of it as The Long Goodbye for the Tumblr generation.



Eddie Martinez Book Signing and Reception

November 19th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Eddie Martinez: Paintings

Book Signing and Reception
November 21st, 6-8 pm
The Standard Shop
442 W. 13th St. NYC

Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez (born 1977) has received much critical acclaim over the past few years. His expressive paintings (both abstract and figurative) often employ a loosely fixed cast of forms—such as flowers, tabletops, shoes and, most recently, bent yellow columns and white horizons. These works conjure the rough, vivid execution of a Basquiat, a Gorky or a Guston. Martinez works in series, reprising these forms over several (usually large-scale) canvases. This book, the first substantial monograph on the artist, documents the last six years of Martinez’s output, reproducing 200 works in color and grouping them thematically, by animals, flowers, tabletops, still lifes and portraits. Texts by Ross Simonini, Glenn O’Brien.



Wes Lang Special Edition

November 14th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Announcing the limited edition of Wes Lang. The book is signed and numbered, with a sketch, to 50 copies. It comes with a 18 × 24 inch silkscreen print, limited to 50 copies (pictured). Not signed or numbered. The print will ship separately from the book in a sturdy tube.

This is a unique opportunity to own both an iconic Lang image AND a signed book. Don’t miss it.

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PBox World

This blog is going to take you to school. You will learn about all things PictureBox: old dudes; obscure design; good painting; bad painting; dogs; annoying product endorsements. And so forth. All from me, Dan Nadel, your PictureBox host.

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