Robert T. Garcia
Book Designer, Editor, Writer, Book Packager and Publishing ProfessionalRobert Garcia has been working in publishing since the 1980s. He learned typesetting from JDA Typesetting and how to write and design at Cinefantastique magazine. He was hired as a graphic designer at Mayfair Games and eventually became their Director of Advertising & Promotions. From there he went to First Comics where he soon became Senior Editor. At First he brought in some terrific editors & artists creating many of their best-selling comics. (See the list of edited titles HERE.) After he left the comics company, he created Garcia Publishing Services which he and his wife Nancy operate today. http://gpsdesign.net
Hand his wife wife Nancy are the founders of American Fantasy Press. They won the World Fantasy Press Award way back in 1983 for American Fantasy™ magazine. And in 2000, the press published the acclaimed award-winning novella The Man on the Ceiling by Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem. TMOTC went on to also win the IHG and the Stoker. The only story ever to do so. In 2012 the press published Mike Resnick's Stalking the Zombie. In 2014 it published The Collectors’ Book of Virgil Finlay, and in 2017: Weinberg Tales. See what's still in print from American Fantasy Press at americanfantasypress.com
As a graphic designer, Bob has designed over 200 publications from fine, illustrated editions to magazines to chapbooks and broadsides. You can see a credit list at gpsdesign.net/GPSCredits.html.
He is writing a comprehensive history of fantasy films. The first volume—on silent films—is due to be published any time now.
BATMAN: A CELEBRATION OF THE CLASSIC TV SERIES
<Batman, célébration d'une série culte>
Bob Garcia and Joe Desris
In November 2016, Titan Books and Huginn & Muninn (French) released BATMAN: A CELEBRATION OF THE CLASSIC TV SERIES
“The Best Batman book ever!” — Julie Newmar
ORDER FROM AMAZON (US): https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1781167885
"Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series" by Bob Garcia & Joe Desris is a must-have for fans of the TV show. This wonderful treasure is stuffed with classic on-set and behind-the-scenes images, rare stills, production art, and more. The authors also provide seemingly endless and always interesting background on the beloved show…everything from the history of its production, casting, gadgets, the infamous batmobile (not to mention the other vehicles), the batcave, the parade of guest stars (and their recollections of their time on the show), and so much more. It even comes with its own Bat utility belt. Holy completeness!
- Kirkus Reviews
"Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series is a wonderfully written ode to the legacy of the 1960s Batman series, with enough material to keep even the most die-hard fan interested until the very end. A true celebration, made by fans for fans."
- Batman News
"4.5 out of 5 stars - A detailed and appropriately colourful tribute."
- SFX Magazine
"Enjoy full color looks at all of the villains and enjoy the innocence of a Dark Knight that was not dark at all."
- Joblo gift guide
"I can't overstate enough just how much content is packed into Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series and how wonderfully it's put together. There's an absolutely insane amount of interesting and new material for even the most die-hard of Batman fans to uncover, and it's all captured in a beautiful presentation...an absolute must own."
- World's Finest
"This art book will speak to all Batman fans, especially those who grew up with the 1960's TV series, but also by those who
appreciate the character and his history as a live-action superhero."
- Entertainment Buddha
"There is so much information tucked into the pages...I found myself fascinated reading about actors, props, and set design."
- Fangirl Nation
"Filled with classic images, and rare and previously unseen photos and production art from archives and the private
collections of Adam West, among many others, this will be the definitive companion to the series, both for
long-standing fans, and newcomers discovering the show's charms for the first time."
- Forces of Geek
"One book that should be on that should be on every Bat-fan's coffee table"
- Batman Notes
"Though I never grew up watching the classic Batman series, I can see from Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series how much of an impact this port from comic book to TV made for generations to come. In a world that we have filled with Marvel and DC movies and TV shows alike, it’s no surprise that Batman made the stepping stones for how influential comic books can be on society. Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series is perfect for fans of new and old Batman alike, and anyone who is looking to enrich their mind in a stepping stone of comic book TV series history."
--Courtney Gamache, Gamers Sphere
"...now we have a beautiful coffee table book that looks into all aspects of the series....The book does what it sets out to do with ease - it’s a celebration of the camp series that is still the definitive representation of Batman for many of us. Hard core fans will probably not learn too much new from the text, but will devour the images and love the passion that has brought everything together. Retreat to your own personal Bat-cave with a copy and rediscover the series all over again."
- Starburst Magazine
"Discover an ode to Batman's original television series in a richly illustrated and brilliantly written by Bob Garcia and Joe Desris."
- Générations Star Wars
A 2018 LOCUS RECOMMENDED READING LIST SELECTION
American Fantasy and Tattered Pages Press released WEINBERG TALES on April 21, April 2017
Edited by Douglas Ellis, Robert T. Garcia and Phyllis Weinberg
A tribute book for Robert Weinberg.
Containing Weinberg's 13-part series: "Collecting Fantasy Art"; "My Life in Fantasy" and "A Dream of Mars"
Plus over 40 tributes and remembrances of Bob, illustrated with dozens of photos.
Cover by (Douglas Klauba after Virgil Finlay) / Back cover portrait by WEIRD TALES cover artist: Jon Arfstrom
Order directly from Phyllis Weinberg: Send orders to firstname.lastname@example.org A Paypal invoice will be sent to you.
"Weinberg Tales is an affectionate memorial to the late, great, fantastic art collector and authority Bob Weinberg. Designed to echo the look of an old pulp magazine, printed on pulp paper, it provides surprisingly good image reproduction. The charming, old-style cover by Douglas Klauba based on a Virgil Finlay painting features both Bob & Phyllis Weinberg in heroic poses. Heartfelt tributes appear from the many people, both pros and fans, whom Bob and Phyllis befriended. The book is filled with tales of art collecting, wheeling and dealing amongst collectors, artists, publishers, and fans. Also featured are several articles by Weinberg on the collecting life that previously appeared in Tangents online. Black and-white reproductions of artwork — including a Margaret Brundage mermaid painting and an even racier nude — as well as work by Hannes Bok, Virgil Finlay, Edd Cartier, Ed Emshwiller, and Brom, round out this charming farewell. Anyone interested in fan history and SF art will enjoy it."
— Karen Haber, Locus Magazine
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
In November of 2014, my American Fantasy Press released THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF
VIRGIL FINLAY edited by Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and myself.
“—possibly the most important art book of the year.” — LOCUS
A 2015 LOCUS RECOMMENDED READING LIST SELECTION
Currently Out of Print from American Fantasy Press
"[TCBOVF] gives fans of this premier pulp illustrator a privileged view into the collections of Finlay aficianados Robert Weinberg, Douglas Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Weiner. Robert and Nancy Garcia’s [private press] produced this book with loving care thanks to a successful crowdfunding effort. The collection was released at the World Fantasy Convention on the 100th anniversary of Finlay’s birth.
The 160 black and white illustrations here and 48 color pieces may provide the finest versions of Finlay’s fantasy, science fiction, and horror illustrations ever seen; they have been digitally cleaned and most are printed at their actual size,one per page.
Commentary is provided by Finlay experts Weinberg and Ellis, as well as capsule bios of the collectors, a brief bio of Finlay’s daughter Lail, and notes on the book by publisher Garcia. Bibliographies preface both the black and white illustrations and the color pieces.
Arguably the finest art book of the year, [TCBOVF] is probably difficult to find but worth seeking out for any one who enjoys Finlay’s exceptional work.” — Karen Haber, LOCUS
"The book is glorious from the start in not only having a thick cover but heavy paper pages and positively felt like I was holding a tome.,,, If you have a love of early SF art and especially Virgil Finlay then this book deserves a place in your collection and away from the coffee table where your friends might want to ‘borrow’ it. When you show them your copy, keep a firm grip on it. You won’t want to lose it."
—GF Willmetts, SFCROWSNEST.org.uk
WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
edited by Mike Resnick and Robert T. Garcia
In 2013, World of
Edgar Rice Burroughs was released from Baen
Books, edited by Garcia and Mike Resnick. It
features all-new stories set in the varius worlds of
Edgar Rice Burroughs, by the authors: Joe R.
Lansdale, Peter David, Mercedes Lackey, Kristine
Kathryn Rusch, F. Paul Wilson, Todd McCaffrey, Ralph
Roberts, and Richard Lupoff, plus the writing teams
of Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah Hoyt; and Max Allan
Collins and Matthew Clemens. It also contains Mike
Resnick's "The Forgotten Seas of Mars" only
published in ERB-Dom, many years ago, and
the original issue has become a much sought-after
Order it from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Edgar-Rice-Burroughs/dp/145163935X
"Picking my favorite stories of the volume is really an exercise in choosing my favorite type of chocolate as I found all of the stories
highly entertaining and enjoyable. … I felt all of the authors definitely captured his style of writing while putting some of
their own unique spins on it but, being familiar with a good share of his work, it is somewhat difficult for me to say which stories would require less foreknowledge of the original material for a new reader to truly appreciate them. … It is my sincere hope that this volume is
successful enough to be the first of many such anthologies."
Nick Sauer: SFRevu
"These authors, one and all, have definitely captured the ERB magic. Anyone with fond memories of the Burroughs oeuvre
will surely enjoy this book. Anyone who’s wondered what the fuss is all about should give it a try. And for anyone who’s
unsuccessfully tried to read Burroughs (it helps to be 11 years old), The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs offers a perfectly
accessible entry point."
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
"All the authors are clearly familiar with the Burroughs canon, and deliver good yarns in the vein of the original
. ... A fun idea, well executed by all involved."
Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine
4 stars (out of 5) "a fun tribute…"
"an enormous treat… In fact, just about the only thing this volume is lacking ,,, is a big Roman numeral “I” on the cover, as a
clear signal that more such volumes are on the way. I’m imagining it there anyway, and I’m hoping for the best."
Open Letters Monthly (Steve Reads column)
"More fun than I've had [reading] an anthology in a long time."
DON D'AMMASSA's CRITICAL MASS
"Thanks to Baen and all the fantastic writers who made me feel like a teenager again as
I was able to revisit with a bunch of old friends."
THE BANYON REVIEW