Monday, October 31, 2011

Books for Sports Fans

You cheer on your team whether they win or lose. You wear their colors, their jerseys and tune in to watch the game or listen to the play-by-play when you can't be in the stands. These books are for you.


by Brian Murphy
Foreword by Danny Glover
Afterword y Willie Mays

Join some of San Francisco's famous fans, from Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz to Danny Glover and Carlos Santana, in celebration of this beloved team.

Includes an exclusive CD.  

Edited by Scott Gummer and Larry Shenk
Foreword by Christopher Guest
Introduction by Mike Schmidt

Original essays by Hall of Famers, current Phillies heroes, and a cast of unforgettable characters, including players, managers, broadcasters, and baseball's most die-hard fans, offer insights and anecdotes, transporting readers onto the field and behind the scenes.

Under the Halo: The Official History of Angels Baseball
By Pete Donovan
Foreword by Tim Salmon
Preface by Arte Moreno
Introduction by Mike Scioscia

From the team's inaugural season in 1961 under the ownership of film legend Gene Autry, Under the Halo traces the memorable moments, personalities, and accomplishments of this remarkable franchise.


Blazermania: This is Our Story 
The Official History of the Portland Trail Blazers
By Wayne Thompson
Foreword by Bill Walton

Four decades of history are presented alongside more than three hundred rare photographs to create an authoritative time line chronicling the birth of "Rip City" and the team's rise to prominence.


America's Team
The Official History of the Dallas Cowboys
By Jeff Sullivan
Foreword by Jerry Jones
Essays by Dan Jenkins, Verne Lundquist, Steve Sabol, Pat Summerall, Rich Dalrymple, Brad Sham, Paul Tagliabue, and General Tommy Franks

Five Super Bowl titles. Thirty-three playoff victories. Twenty-one division titles. From Tom Landry and Don Meredith in 1960 to Jerry Jones and Tony Romo today, America's Team has provided millions of fans with unforgettable memories. Bringing their rich history to life, this impressive volume celebrates five decades of exciting Dallas Cowboys football.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blizzcon winner announced

Signed Tyrael Giclee Giveaway

The Winner is...

Brian Edward Hill of Morgantown, WV

Congratulations Brian!
He will be receiving a framed giclee of Tyrael, signed by the artist Brom!

Diablo III: Book of Cain will be on bookshelves soon. Tell your friends that they can pre-order their copy today! Diablo III: Book of Cain
Follow Insight Editions on Facebook and receive updates and content on Diablo™ lore, as well as enter to win exclusive prizes.

In Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo® and Diablo II, the recurring character of Deckard Cain delivered quests, accompanied the brave adventurer, and, as the last of the Horadrim, provided a link to the greater history of the world of Sanctuary. Ever mysterious during these appearances, Cain hinted at a larger story, providing snippets of it in his notebook. Diablo III: Book of Cain is Cain’s formal record of this greater tale—a dissertation on the lore of the Diablo universe, told by one who has witnessed and participated in some of the epic events that make up the eternal conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.

Designed as an “in-world” artifact from the Diablo universe, Diablo III: Book of Cain includes Cain’s revealing meditations, as well as dozens of sketches and color artworks depicting the angelic and demonic beings who wage constant war with one another.

©2011 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Blizzard Entertainment are Diablo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How to dress like a barbarian

We heard the Barbarian is one of the top Halloween costumes this year for men. We're not sure if this is just a rumor that Grüte Skullbasher has been spreading around or not, but we're pretty excited to see fan photos featuring the required barbarian costume.
"Historically, barbarians usually wear codpieces, loincloths or goatskin Speedos."
This is just one of the ways you can spot a barbarian. Of course, their diction, physique and the etymology of his or her name are also major clues.
"If you see anyone with biceps bigger than their cranium, chances are they are at least half-Barbarian."
We'd love to know if people dress up as barbarians (outside of Comic Con) so if you have a photo to share, please post it to our Facebook page so we can continue to be inspired by the many varieties of barbarians that have been discovered recently. We know you're out there.

Friday, October 21, 2011

From page to screen

Many of our books feature artwork, still images or the script from recent films, including our illustrated screenplay of Cowboys and Aliens or The Art of Puss in Boots.

Now, with our vimeo account, you can see a sneak preview of these books before you buy them. There's several more film related titles on our website so be sure to check them out and get them on your wish list this holiday season.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

John Carter Cash's East Coast book tour

John Carter Cash will be signing his new book, "House of Cash" across the East Coast over the next few weeks. Check out his appearance at Fox & Friends earlier this week:
Be sure to stop by our Facebook page to see the full list of tour dates and venues, including a stop at RJ Julia Booksellers and Bookends in New Jersey.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The World of Harry Potter

When the Harry Potter series came to life on the big screen, readers and fans around the world were introduced to the images of Diagon Alley, Hogwarts castle and of course, the Triwizard Tournament of quidditch matches between competing teams. In the new Harry Potter Pop-Up Book readers will once again be whisked away to the world of wizardry with this new keepsake for fans of all ages.

Check out this video with images from "Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book, Based on the Film Phenomenon," with Art by Andrew Williamson and Paper Engineering by Bruce Foster:

You may also like the Harry Potter: A Sticker Collection.

Friday, October 14, 2011

White House Christmas Traditions

Did you know the Obamas had twenty-seven trees their first Christmas in the White House, or that the first official White House Christmas theme was the "Nutcracker," chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961?

Interior decorator, Coleen Christian Burke, uncovers the White House holiday traditions of First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama in her new book, "Christmas with the First Ladies."

With recipes, photographs, decorating ideas and instructions, Burke reveals the traditions and celebrations of the White House from the past several decades, filling readers with holiday spirit.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

John Lennon's drawings for Sean

John Lennon became a father, for the second time, in 1975. Without realizing he would only have five short years with his youngest son, John took his role as father quite seriously.

"Real Love: Drawings for Sean," is a collection of artwork created by John, for and with his son, Sean, and it is this book that introduces these images to the world for the first time.

With a beautiful introduction by Yoko Ono, readers are drawn into this collection with an understanding of just what these illustrations mean to the Lennon family.

This is a simple book featuring bright and whimsical art from John Lennon that will inspire creativity, encourage more quality time between parent and child and remind us all to enjoy every moment we spend together.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Art of Scott C.

Scott Campbell has been an artist his entire life, drawing potato dues in preschool, dragons in first grade, and by the time he was in sixth grade, had created his own comic books with his brother. As an adult, he has made video games, children's books, paintings, and illustrations, establishing quite the name for himself with a worldwide audience.

The watercolor illustrations found in the pages of "Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C.," contain a pop-culture menagerie of lumberjacks, dinosaurs, zombies, and ninjas which will appeal to anyone who is curious and who enjoys cute and clever characters.

Just some of the things you'll find inside the book:
  • Monsters.
  • Cute things.
  • Friends enjoy each other's company.
  • Awkward moments.
  • Amazing hats.
  • Beautiful plant life.
  • Gallant knights.
  • Rainbows.
  • Houses. Many types of unique and inspirational houses.
  • Fighting.
  • Pizza.
  • People hugging.
  • Goats.
  • Maps.
  • Video games.
  • Famous people.
Scott Campbell lives in New York, but his artwork lives on inside these pages and continues to inspire artists of all ages.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gotta Have It!

If you've ever been tempted to buy something from an infomercial, or if you have kids who watch television (and the commercials that interrupt their favorite shows), you'll appreciate Kirk Demarais' quirky new book, "Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads."

Demarais takes a detailed look at over 150 collectibles and shares the truth behind the novelty toys that kids just had to have based on the appealing ads found in the pages of comic books from the 60's and 70's.

Acclaimed artist and creator of, a curious collection of pop-culture artifacts, Demarais reveals the goodies he acquired over the years, including:
  • 100 Toy Solders in a Footlocker
  • Count Dante's World's Deadliest Fighting Secrets
  • GRIT
  • Hercules Wrist Band
  • Hypno-Coin
  • Life-Size Monster
  • Mystic Smoke
  • Sea Monkeys
  • Soil from Dracula's Castle
  • Switchblade Comb
  • Twelve Elephants in a Bean
  • U-Control Ghost
  • Ventrilo: The Wonder Voice Thrower
The cover of "Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads"glows in the dark, revealing yet another quirky product feature that appeals to kids of all ages.

Kirk Demarais will be appearing at the Insight Editions booth #1939 at New York Comic-Con, Saturday October 15th at 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Photography of Ken Regan

Ken Regan's portfolio of images is unlike any other. With behind-the-scenes, candid photos of rock 'n roll legends like The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin and The Rolling Stones, his new collection of pictures from the past forty years of his career, Regan captures a worldwide audience of music lovers and those who can not look away from pop culture icons.

Photo by Ken Regan
"All Access: The Rock 'N' Roll Photography of Ken Regan" contains over 300 pages that will delight and captivate readers of all ages. With an introduction by Mick Jagger, a Preface by Keith Richards, and an Afterword by James Taylor, fans will be left with an even greater appreciation for Regan's place in history.

Four decades of private photo shoots and unforgettable moments that define popular music can be found within these pages which include images of true rock stars, such as:
  • Joan Baez
  • Chuck Berry
  • The Doors
  • Eagles
  • Billy Joel
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Madonna
  • Roy Orbison
  • Robert Plant
  • Prince
  • Carly Simon
  • Sting
  • James Taylor
  • U2
Ken Regan is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared on more than 200 magazine covers, including Time, Rolling Stone, People, Newsweek, Life, and Entertainment Weekly. His previous photography book, "Knockout: The Art of Boxing", earned an independent Book Publishers Gold medal Award. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

An intimate look at the life of The Man in Black

John Carter Cash spent the first 27 years of his life on tour with his parents, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, taking to the stage with them during almost every show.

"House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash," provides an intimate look at the marriage of John and June, the father son relationship between John Carter and his famous father and a glimpse into the life of The Man in Black.

Preserving his family's legacy, Cash shares never before seen photographs, letters, poems, lyrics, and images from the Cash family archives. The book reads like a family scrapbook, complete with 8 removable facsimiles which include:
  • A handmade Valentine's Day card from Johnny to June
  • JR Cash's 1950 diploma from Dyess High School
  • A letter from Johny Cash to his father-in-law, Pop Carter, expressing the strong bond he felt with the Carter family
  • A collection of Cash family recipes, including John and June's Cashburgers, John's Soy Grit Bread, and the family chili recipe, Old Bon Aqua Black Bart No. 37
  • A sketchbook featuring some of Johnny Cash's expressive artwork, including a self-portrait
  • A New Year's Eve letter from Johnny Cash to himself, looking back at 1968 - the year he married June Cater and recorded At Folsom Prison
  • A lyric sheet for the late great work "Like the 309." the last song Johnny Cash wrote
  • A keepsake album of candid Johnny Cash photographs that shows a lighter side to the Man in Black
John Carter Cash will be signing copies of "House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash," throughout Nashville this fall, making a stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame before heading to New York for some guest appearances on major radio programs and TV outlets.