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IDW Publishing is proud to announce VISUAL FUNK: JIM MAHFOOD ART, a 256-page, full-color hardcover collecting a massive swath of Jim Mahfood, a.k.a. Food One’s mind-bending, genre-smashing work!

Mahfood has put his unique stamp on everything from comic books, illustration, and animation to advertising art, murals, and gallery shows, to body painting, and live art in bars and nightclubs, creating a loyal following and ensuring that any collection of his explosively eclectic work would have to be seen to be believed. Echoing the wide range of the work itself, VISUAL FUNK: JIM MAHFOOD ART contains reams of sketches, concepts, designs, drawings, and photos, some of which has never been seen by the public before!

“Visual Funk is my ultimate art book; a long overdue, massive collection of my best work from all different mediums from the last five years,” said Mahfood. “We’ve put a lot of tender loving care into this book and I think people’s senses will be stimulated in all the right ways. Based on IDW’s current art books and Artist’s Editions, I know I’m in good hands.”

Whether fans of art and animation or simply those chasing a potent dose of ocular excitement, it’s clear that VISUAL FUNK is just the thing a whole lot of people are gonna need to keep an eye out for this October!


VISUAL FUNK: JIM MAHFOOD ART (HC • FC • 256 Pages • $49.99 • 9.5″ x 12.5″)
ISBN: 978-1-61377-723-7

About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

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