LOST ART BOOKS, the flagship series from Picture This Press, collects and preserves the works of illustrators and cartoonists from the first half of the 20th century. Too many of these artists have gone under appreciated for too long, with much of their work uncollected or unexamined for decades, if at all. The Lost Art series of books aims to preserve this cultural heritage by re-introducing these artists to new generations of working artists, historians, and admirers of things beautiful.
PICTURE THIS PRESS is dedicated to broadening the appreciation and understanding of the artists who work in the fields of illustration, cartooning, graphic arts, photography, and poster design.
Joseph Procopio (founder, co-publisher) has worked in publishing as a writer, editor, and creative director in print and Web media for 20 years. In addition to founding and overseeing Picture This Press, he currently works as a managing editor at an international financial institution. He has a lifelong passion for illustration, cartooning, and the graphic arts.
Ellen Levy (co-publisher) has worked in publishing and public relations for 15 years. She is an admirer and collector of many media forms, most notably photography and poster art.
“Picture This Press Debuts With Three Books” — press release PDF (10/18/2010)
“Renowned artist Heinrich Kley’s life and work celebrated in new two-volume set” — press release PDF (9-24-2012)
“Matt Baker’s Canteen Kate collected for first time in volume one of new series debuting at Small Press Expo 2013″ — press release PDF (8-9-2013)
Washington City Paper — “Meet a Local Comics Publisher: A Chat with Joe Procopio” (9-9-2010)
University of Dayton Quarterly — “Superhero of lost art” (Summer 2011)
Illustration Magazine — Review: Zim, Reed, and Richardson books (Winter 2010)
Illustration Magazine — “Heinrich Kley: Exploring the Enigma” article by Joseph Procopio (Fall 2012)
Today’s Inspiration blog — “The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley” guest blog post by Joseph Procopio (October 7, 2012)
Today’s Inspiration blog — “Matt Baker: Making the Most of It” guest blog post by Joseph Procopio (December 2, 2013)