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03.04.2011 - Creatures of Habit: The Art of Joe Ledbetter (ISBN 978-0867197181) is published by Last Gasp press. Joe's works was featured during the Singapore Toys, Games, and Comic Convention in 2009. The best painings of Joe Ledbetter has been compiled in one book, and an awesome collection of masterpiece.

Aside from his astonishing toy designs Joe Ledbetter is has done some quite remarkable art pieces, which influenced by classic animation, graphic design, and daily life. This culminates a lot of things about Joe's light-hearted approach. Combining cute and cuddly creatures with albeit humorous situations.

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Uncanny and absurd scenarios that emphasis on the subversive that are all too familiar, questioning our tendency of taking life (and ourselves) too seriously. These unique and original painting style offers a look at Ledbetter's work from the first five years of his career (2003-2008).

The hardcover full cover book is arranged in chronologically, and the viewer can follow the development of the artist's trademark visual style of emblematic line-work, vibrant colors, and endearing characters.

Becoming an instant fan of Joe Ledbetter's stunning work had got me interested to buy the book during STGCC 2009, and also got it signed with the artist himself.

Until now I still going through the book, which gives you a fresh perspective of something you don't normally see. This is an inspiration for someone like me who rarely pick up an art book.

Its a rare opportunity to meet Joe that day, and it was an honor to be astounded with his work through this book.

Joe Ledbetter is also known for his cool toy designs, and the latest Joe Ledbetter x The Loyal Subjects Magnus and Friday Set is available at Secret Fresh, features Magnus Maximus show limited to 399 pieces.

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