CGR Publishing News

Update November 11, 2021

Supply line issues slow hardcover printing. Order early for Christmas!

We recently released hardcover special edition versions of most of our biggest books - but of course, they've run right into supply line issues that affect the raw materials used to construct them. Hardcovers are still being printed but the lead-time is about 2-3 weeks. Order your hardcovers from Amazon now and you should receive them with time to spare.

Mark Bussler releases The Art of Ferdinand von Reznicek Volume 1!

Bussler (our president, lead cover designer, and sommelier) brings it back from the 1890s with a stunning, full-color collection of prints, paintings, and illustrations from Austrian artist, Ferdinand von Reznicek. If you like outrageous drawings of dancing, parties, and drunken late nights in 1899, then you'll love this book. Reznicek was a famous contributor to many German magazines in the late 19th-century, and went on some fame, but died young and sadly failed to reach his full potential. Enjoy this hilarious look at the work of a talented painter and illustrator with translated captions from his contemporary German collections. Softcover and Hardcover available from

The Art of Ferdinand von Reznicek Volume 1

Bussler releases How to Draw Womens' Eyes: Inspired by Classic Illustrations Volume 1

Not one to sit still for very long, Bussler also releases the first part of a drawing instruction series based on classic illustrations from the 1800s. Borrow the models from the best illustrators in France from 1890 and learn how to draw eyes from ultra-high-resolution scans. This entertaining series re-imagines drawing instruction and provides ample contemporary engravings for inspiration.

How to Draw Womens' Eyes: Inspired by Classic Illustrations Volume 1

New scrapbooking books and oversized prints for framing:

Kayleel released a series of new scrapbooking and framing print books on Amazon with enlarged, oversized images from the CGR Publishing archives. These are great for framing, decoupage, and scrapbooking. Check out the complete collection!

Oversized Vintage Images Volume 1: Premium Antique Ephemera for Scrapbooking and Crafts

Oversized Images of Christmas Volume 1: Premium Vintage Ephemera for Scrapbooking and Crafts

Oversized Images of Christmas Volume 2: Premium Vintage Ephemera for Scrapbooking and Crafts

Oversized Images of Christmas Volume 3: Premium Vintage Ephemera for Scrapbooking and Crafts

Oversized Images of Christmas Volume 4: Premium Vintage Ephemera for Scrapbooking and Crafts

Oversized Images of France Volume 1: Premium Vintage Ephemera for Scrapbooking and Crafts

Geisha Japanese Art Coloring Book for Adults Volume 2 is out!!

Carmen Lafayette drops the second volume of Geisha coloring. The series has been well-received (because it's awesome) and issue 2 is even better than the first one. Don't miss it!

Geisha Japanese Art Coloring Book for Adults Volume 2


Update October 1, 2021

We've been busy! Big new releases over the past few weeks include:

Geisha Japanese Art Coloring Book for Adults Volume 1
101 Trains on Stamps Volume 1: The Art of Locomotives on Postage Stamps
Robot Kitten Factory #2

We're working with several talented writers and artists on new projects on a variety of subjects with release dates planned before the end of 2021. Stop back often and see what's new from CGR Publishing!

Update August 20, 2021

Good news everyone! We're nearing the release season and you can expect loads of books soon from our in-house comic book workshop and the history department. Stuff coming in November:

Upcoming Mark Bussler releases:
Ethel the Cyborg Ninja 3
Ethel the Cyborg Ninja Trilogy 1 Hardcover Special Edition
Classic Game Room - Farewell and Thanks for the Laser Bathysphere #1
Robot Kitten Factory 2 (August/September)
Robot Kitten Factory 3
Robot Kitten Factory Trilogy 1 Hardcover Special Edition
Retromegatrex 2: The Art of Mark Bussler 2018-2021 Hardcover and Softcover and DIgital
Retromegatrex 1: The Lost Art of Mark Bussler 1995-2017 Hardcover Special Edition
Omega Ronin #1
Magnum Skywolf #2 (early 2022)
The Art of Ferdinand Von Reznicek Hardcover and Softcover
[Untitled] Paris Exposition 1889 Two-Volume Hardcover and Softcover Set

Bussler recently released a gorgeous new book called: 1915 San Francisco World's Fair in Color: Grandeur of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Hardcover and softcover editions (digital soon.)

The newsletter will resume shortly. We revamped the entire marketing program in 2021. We are no longer using social media or responding to questions on any external platform. If you have a question, contact us here. A new team may take over the program in 2022.

The Turbo Volcano website is in development. We are slowly adding our thousands of product designs and finally combining them all in one place. Check it out!

Update July 6, 2021

Trees of California: Restored Enlarged Retro Special Edition is now available in Paperback and Hardcover!

Retromegatrex 2, Omega Ronin, and Magnum Skywolf #2 are in development. Dates TBD. Subscribe to the CGR Publishing newsletter for release updates!

Update June 8, 2021

Good day! Here's some goings-ons for summer 2021, lots of stuff happening.

Website news returns! We decided to discontinue most of our social media channels. CGR Publishing will post official news and updates here and via the newsletter.

Mark Bussler has permanently retired from filmmaking, video, journalism, commentary, editing, and narrating. His focus is on other projects, he not available for editing or narrating jobs. You can find his catalog of videos in the digital and physical video section of the website. His upcoming books, the Robot Kitten Factory project, and Turbo Volcano design work will be announced here as he releases them.

Our Turbo Volcano team and sister website will be finishing up their release project over the next several months and (finally) compiling and cataloging the thousands of products scattered over our distributors' channels. Thank you for your patience! Been a crazy year 🙂

Hardcover Premium Editions

Most of our book catalog is now available in deluxe hardcover editions as well as paperback and Kindle. You can now find them on Amazon and Ebay. We will be adding hardcovers to the site in the coming weeks. Subscribe to our newsletter for some maybe super-secret coupons!

Bundle Deals arrive on the website!

Our popular bundle deals from Ebay are now available on the website. You can see the category here.

Shakespears Joins CGR

We got our hands on one of the rarest and best-illustrated collections of Shakespeare's work. CGR is releasing a three-volume Shakespeare collection in hardcover and softcover this summer. Stay tuned.

1915 World's Fair Coming Soon

Bussler is wrapping up work on his upcoming 1915 San Francisco World's Fair book in color. Soon to be available in softcover, hardcover, and Kindle.

Robot Kitten Factory Trilogy Hardcover

Mark is finishing up the second two issues of Robot Kitten Factory retro-styled manga. They will be available as floppies and combined into an enlarged hardcover special edition. Signed copies of the hardcover will be available for pre-order soon.

Ethel the Cyborg Ninja Trilogy Hardcover

Mark is also wrapping up the third installment of Ethel the Cyborg Ninja which will be available as a floppy this summer. The first part of the trilogy will also be enlarged, combined, and released as a special edition hardcover this year. Signed copies will be available for pre-order soon.



Update June 16, 2020

CGR Publishing surpasses 150 published book titles. We have expanded our distribution!

You can now order CGR Publishing books directly from this website (the website you are currently on!) We'll soon be offering some coupons to subscribers and can even offer signed copies of some books.