V A N G U A R D
Since the early 1990s, VANGUARD has grown as a producer of illustrated, pop culture publications. VANGUARD shifted from periodicals to mostly book publication in the late-90s, shortly before beginning their eight-year affiliation with Random House subsidiary, Watson-Guptill Publications. Vanguard subjects include, art, fantasy, graphic novels, prints, science fiction, music, mystery, and more. They are also known as the world's leading producer of art-book biographies on illustrators & cartoonists. Vanguard has garnered acclaim from The New York Times, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, The IPPY Awards, Starlog, National Public Radio, Video Watchdog, The Eisner Awards, Entertainment Weekly, Fangoria, The Society of Illustrators, Rue Morgue, Amazon.com, Publishers Weekly, Variety, The LOCUS Awards, Library Journal, The Rondo Awards, and more. VANGUARD's IPPY Award winning biography on Hal Foster has inspired the Society of Illustrators to induct the Prince Valiant creator into their Hall of Fame, and likewise, inspired Foster's hometown to erect a life-size bronze statue honoring Foster, the Father of the Adventure Strip. VANGUARD CEO, J. David Spurlock is currently expanding projects to include video as well as new books with or about, world famous illustrators and various popular music subjects.
VANGUARD, commonly known in the publishing industry as VANGUARD PRESS, is the owner of various trademarks including VANGUARD, VANGUARD PUBLISHING, VANGUARD MAGAZINE, VANGUARD COMICS, VANGUARD STUDIO, and, U.S. Trademark Registration No. 3429227 for the trademark VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS for publishing of books, magazines; publishing and distribution of books, reviews and other printed matter in Class 41 on the Principal Register. These trademarks are referred to collectively as the VANGUARD Trademarks. Additional trademarks include, The EDGE, The SPACE COWBOY, and KID SPIDER among others.
VANGUARD maintains an editorial office in Coral Gables, Florida and a distribution office in Lakewood, New Jersey.