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A Weird-Oh World: The Art of Bill Campbell

A Weird-Oh World: The Art of Bill Campbell

Mark Cantrell

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You may know Bill Campbell’s name, but chances are, you know his handiwork better, especially the Weird-Ohs models that burst on the pop culture scene in the 1960s. Enjoy looking back over the career of this colorful artist in over 700 brilliant photos and witty prose. From his early days painting model box tops for the Hawk Model Company to his invention of the iconic Weird-Ohs model kits, Bill has continued to create some of the most unique artwork the world has seen. Also discover his work for national ad campaigns, editorial cartoons, his box art, fine art, and the Weird-Ohs that never were. Now much of that work has been gathered into one volume that traces the entire arc of Bill’s career, including his connection to the Manhattan Project, an initiative that may well have saved his life. Much of the art is presented here for the very first time.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 771 color photos | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346484 | Binding: soft cover

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Mark Cantrell is the author of several books, including The Everything Weather Book for Adams Media and Sixteen Minutes From Home, a study of the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, for AMI Books. He has been a full-time professional writer since 1999, and has written hundreds of articles for publications as diverse as Air & Space Smithsonian and Mad Magazine. He received a 2010 Communicator Award for “Beneath the Sea,” a piece for Military Officer magazine. Cantrell lives with his wife and three cats in rural Wake Forest, North Carolina. His hobbies are building models and chasing deer and rabbits out of his garden.