20655 S. Western Avenue, Suite 104,
Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 909-1929
We are full-time booksellers specializing in books on twentieth-century illustration, animation & comic art. Our emphasis is on what other booksellers normally classify as art reference books. We have thousands of books on individual illustrators, animators, cartoonists, and comic book and comic strip artists. We also carry books of art instruction and technique, histories, surveys, and annuals. Our customers are professional artists, filmmakers, art students, instructors, libraries, art collectors, and fans.
We sell by mail order, and in person: at our showroom in Torrance, at California book fairs, and at comic book conventions.
The Alta-Plana website is made to archive the world of Les Cites Obscures on the Internet. It hosts the most comprehensive dictionary of all topics related to these Obscure Cities and it authors Francois Schuiten and Benoit Peeters. The original dictionary was made late 90s by Sylvain St.Pierre. It was turned into the current dictionary in 2011 by Joseph le Perdriel.