Publications

Josh Agle’s art books are an affordable way to see his past paintings. This page lists all of Shag’s published work in book or magazine form.

Media celebrity and low-brow artist Shag is popular with journalists and magazine so his magazine work is also listed below.

The publications below are split into art books by Josh Agle, art books that include his work, general Shag books, other books containing Shag’s work and general magazines.

Please send me an e-mail if you know more books, magazines or catalogues that Shag has appeared in or provided work for.

Josh Agle Art Books

Title Edition Size Year Image
Supersonic Swingers: New Works by Shag (1st Edition)

  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: Outré Gallery Press
  • ISBN 10: 0957768419
  • Original Cost: $15.00 USD
  • Size: 24cm x 29cm

Published in conjunction with the Supersonic Swingers exhibition at the Outré Gallery in Melbourne on Oct 20-Nov 20, 2000.

The hardback edition was limited to 300 copies, each with a coverplate numbered and signed by Shag.

300 signed hardback

4000 softback

2000
Bottomless Cocktail: The Art of Shag

  • Pages: 96
  • Publisher: La Luz de Jesus Gallery/Last Gasp U.S.
  • ISBN 10: 0867195282
  • Original Cost: $24.95 USD
  • Size: 11cm x 9.1cm

The first printing of this book was in 2001 and includes prints from 1997 to 2001 plus some early merchandising.

The 96 page hardcover was produced in a limited boxed edition of 200.

200 hardback

Open softback

2001

 

Hedonist Confidential: New Paintings by Shag

  • Pages: 24
  • Publisher: Outré Gallery Press/Last Gasp U.S.
  • ISBN 10: 0957768435
  • Original Cost: $. USD
  • Size: 21cm x 21cm

Published in conjunction with the Hedonist Confidential exhibition held at the Sydney Opera House on May 6-May 12, 2002 and Outré Gallery in Melbourne on May 18-June 17, 2002.

1500 2002
Heroes & Monsters: New Works by Shag

  • Pages: 24
  • Publisher: Outré Gallery Press/Last Gasp U.S.
  • ISBN 10: 0975107836
  • Original Cost: $. USD
  • Size: 21cm x 21cm

Published in conjunction with the Heroes & Monsters exhibition held at the Sydney Opera House on Jan 30-Feb 24, 2004 and Outré Gallery in Melbourne on Feb 27-Mar 28, 2004.

Note that the first 50 copies were signed hardback, remarqued edition (contained an original Shag sketch).

50 hardback

1450 softback

2004

Shag, Ltd. Fine Art Limited Editions – A Catalogue Raisonné

  • Pages: 158
  • Publisher: Last Gasp U.S.
  • ISBN 10: 0867196467
  • Original Cost: $24.95 USD
  • Size: 28cm x 21cm

Published in conjunction with the Shag, Ltd. Fine Art Limited Editions exhibition at the Copro/Nason Gallery in Culver City, CA on Dec 3-Jan 21, 2005.

The exhibition and this book include the first 175 prints by Shag, from 1999 to 2005.

SHAG – signed “Shag, LTD.” limited edition bookplate – November 2005

In November 2005 a number of limited edition bookplates were created especially for Bud Plant Comic Art, illustrated and signed by Shag (see right). The bookplates measures 7.5″ x 5.5″.

6000 softcover

1000 hardcover

2005
Shag: The Art of Josh Agle

  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN 10: 081185096X
  • Original Cost: $. USD
  • Size: 25.7cm x 30.7cm

Hardcover coffee table book with over 180 pictures by Josh Agle.

Open 2005
Shag: The Art of Josh Agle Postcard Book

  • Pages: 30
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN 10: 0811851869
  • Original Cost: $9.95 USD
  • Size: 10.4cm x 15cm

Thirty postcards of Josh Agle’s pictures.

Open 2006
Four Hands, the Drawings of Shag

  • Pages: 84
  • Publisher: Pelayo47 & Ediciones Balboa
  • ISBN 10: 0811851869
  • Original Cost: $20 USD (17.50 EUR)
  • Size: 15cm x 15cm

Published following the Four Hands: The Drawings of Shag exhibition at Galeria Pelayo47 in Madrid, Spain on May 17-Jun 23, plus new work created for the 2007 Feria Estampa of Madrid.

500 2008

Autumn’s Come Undone

  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: Baby Tattoo Books
  • ISBN 10: 0979330734
  • Original Cost: $40 USD
  • Size: 24.9cm x 32.3cm

Published in conjunction with the Autumn’s Come Undone exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA on Nov 21-Dec 9 2009.

One hundred hardcover books were produced, each numbered and signed with a 30.5cm x 22.9cm inch signed print (A Discouraging Realisation), and each with a unique original watercolour painting on the cover.

100 signed and numbered hardback

Open hardback

2009

Supersonic Swingers: Around the world with the art of Shag (2nd Edition)

  • Pages: 96
  • Publisher: Outré Gallery Press
  • ISBN 10: 0975107887
  • Original Cost: $17 USD
  • Size: 28cm x 23.1cm

This fully revised second edition of Supersonic Swingers was published in conjunction with the Outbound with the In-Crowd: Supersonic Swingers Revisited exhibition at the Outré Gallery. Melbourne, Perth & Sydney. Australia Nov 2-Nov 30, 2012.

Hardback edition limited to 250 copies, each supplied with the ‘Free Cocktails on all international flights’ print. Print has matching limited edition number to the book and is hand-signed by Shag.

250 hardback (signed with print)

Open softback

2012
Shag: The Collected Works

  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: AMMO Books
  • ISBN 10: 1623260949
  • Original Cost: $40 USD
  • Size: 23cm x 31cm

The collected works serves as the latest curated catalogue of Josh Agle’s work.

Open 2016

Group Art Books

Title Edition Size Year Image
Taboo: The Art of Tiki

  • Pages: 96
  • Publisher: Last Gasp
  • ISBN 10: 0646377310
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 22.2cm x 24.1cm

Art book from over thirty artists (including Shag) with an introduction by Sven Kirsten.

225 hardback (signed by Shag and Mark Ryden)

2500 softback

 1999  
Night Of The Tiki: The Art of Shag, Schmaltz, and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings

  • Pages: 100
  • Publisher: Last Gasp
  • ISBN 10: 0867196459
  • Original Cost: $49.95 USD
  • Size: 28.7cm x 21.3cm

Coffee table book exploring the work of Shag and Leroy Schmaltz, and the oceanic art that influenced them both.

A limited edition of 300 included signatures from Douglas A Nason, Shag and Leroy Schmaltz.

Hardback

300 Limited Softback

Open Softback

2001  
Beatsville

  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Outré Gallery Press
  • ISBN 10: 0975107801
  • Original Cost: $20 USD ($25 AUD)
  • Size: 23.5cm x 25.4cm

Pop culture look at beatnik history and artwork (including Shag). Edited by Martin McIntosh with an essay by Domenic Priore.

Open (Softback) 2003
Tiki Art Now!: A Volcanic Eruption of Art

  • Pages: 88
  • Publisher: Last Gasp, U.S
  • ISBN 10: 0867196270
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 20.5cm x 25.5 cm

The Shooting Gallery and Tiki News unveiled ‘Tiki Art Now!’ on September 17, 2004. It is a collection of work by over 60 Tiki artists (including Shag).

Open 2004
Tiki Art Two: The Second Coming of a New Art God

  • Pages: 112
  • Publisher: 9mm Books
  • ISBN 10: 0976632578
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 25.3cm x 20.4cm

The Shooting Gallery and Tiki News unveiled ‘Tiki Art Two’ on September 16, 2005.

Open 2005
The Wild Kingdom Of Yumiko Kayukawa

  • Pages: 124
  • Publisher: 9mm Books
  • ISBN 10: 097663256X
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 26cm x 26cm

This book showcases Kayukawa’s work from 2001 – 2005. Forward by Shag.

Open 2005
Tiki Art Now Volume 3

  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: SLG Publishing
  • ISBN 10: 1593620632
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 25.4cm x 21.3cm

Otto von Stroheim’s third chronicle of contemporary Tiki art including Shag. The book was launched at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle in September 2006. 

Open 2006
Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop

  • Pages: 176
  • Publisher: Korero Books LLP
  • ISBN 10: 0955339812
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 22.9cm x 25.4cm

A beautiful book on Tiki Mugs by Jay Strongman. It includes Shag’s work from pages 148-155.

Open 2009
Blab World No.1

  • Pages: 128
  • Publisher: Last Gasp, U.S
  • ISBN 10: 0867197463
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 25.4cm x 25.4cm

Compiled by Monte Beauchamp and Bill North this is the first issue in hardback form that replaced Blab! magazine.

Open 2010

Shag’s General Books

Title Edition Size Year Image
Tiki Drinks

  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840366
  • Original Cost: $13 USD
  • Size: 18.4cm x 14.6cm

Small format book containing seventy cocktails by Adam Rocke with illustrations by Shag.

Open  2000
Shag Party: Cocktails and Appetizers to Seduce and Entertain

  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840439
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 18.4cm x 14.6cm

Adam Rocke plans eight different parties including both cocktail recipes and corresponding appetisers. Shag provides the illustrations throughout the book.

Open 2002  
Shag’s Around the World in 80 Drinks: Cocktails from Athens to Zanzibar

  • Pages: 80
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840501
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 18.6cm x 14.7cm

A world-tour of cocktail culture from Adam Rocke with illustrations from Shag. The book includes thirty four-colour spreads of Shag’s art along with eighty of Adam Rocke’s cocktails.

Open 2003
Shag’s Zodiac: Offbeat Adventures in Astrology

  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840676
  • Original Cost: $20 USD
  • Size: 18.4cm x 14.5cm

A light-hearted overview of astrological signs with Shag’s artwork throughout. Each sign has a two-page image along with four pages of text and smaller artwork.

Open 2004
Shag’s Jive Journal: Pages to Let Your Pen Run Wild

  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840714
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 20.2cm x 16.1cm

One hundred and twenty-six empty lined pages interspersed with eighteen pages of Shag’s artwork. This book has a spiral lay-flat binding and an elastic strap to hold it closed. The front title and rear details are on stickers so can be easily peeled off to leave an attractive journal.

Open 2004
Shag’s Tiki Drinks Deck: 52 drinks to shake your way to paradise

  • Pages: 54
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840633
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 14.5cm x 9.7cm

A box containing fifty-two laminated cocktail recipe cards, each with a Shag illustration on the front and instructions on the back. The Tiki drink recipes are provided by mixologist Adam Rocke and the illustrations by artist Shag. The box includes the 52 recipe cards and six cocktail umbrellas.

Open 2004

Pink Panther Cocktail Party Deck: 52 Pink-a-licious Drinks to Seduce and Entertain

  • Recipe cards: 52
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840730
  • Original Cost: $14.95 USD
  • Size: 10cm x 15cm

This box contains fifty-two recipe cards created by Adam Rocke with illustrations from Shag. This deck was created for the 40th anniversary of the Pink Panther.

 

Open 2004
Pink Panther Cocktail Party: Pink-a-licious Drinks to Seduce and Entertain

  • Pages: 68
  • Publisher: Virgin Books
  • ISBN 10: 1852272945
  • Original Cost: $20 USD
  • Size: 17.3cm x 20.4cm

This book was written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pink Panther. The book contains eighty-five cocktails, an abundance of pink-panther themed Shag artwork and a CD of music. The sampler CD has music from the “Pink Panther’s Penthouse Party“.

Open 2005
Shag’s Little Book of Love: Dating, Mating, and Mischief Making

  • Pages: 80
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 157284079X
  • Original Cost: $20 USD
  • Size: 17.4cm x 14cm

Author Eve Lederman (Letters from my Sister, Shag’s Zodiac) has created a humorous guide to love and romance with illustrations by Shag.

Open 2005
The Pink Panther Entertains: Food, Drink and Games Plans for Purrfect Parties

  • Pages: 70
  • Publisher: Surrey Books
  • ISBN 10: 1572840803
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 20.2cm x 16.5cm

This book has Josh Agle illustrations and seven party ideas from Lisa Skolnik and Adam Rocke. Along with each party idea, are included a dozen cocktail recipies, appetiser suggestions, buffet food guidance and ideas for games and gifts.

Open 2006  
Shag: A to Z

  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • ISBN 10: 1560978856
  • Original Cost: $ USD
  • Size: 26.2cm x 26.2cm

Twenty-six original Shag paintings, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each painting has a short verse written by Shag.

The twenty-six images from the book have been individually released as limited edition prints (with a little adjustment for formatting) from 2000 to 2017. The full set of 26 prints were also made available in 2017.

Open 2008
Shag’s Cocktail Compendium

  • Pages: 36
  • Publisher: Pieter Agle
  • ISBN 10: N/A
  • Original Cost: $495 USD (cocktail collection set)
  • Size: cm x cm

This thirty-six-page recipe book is part of the Cocktail Collection boxed set along with the twelve two-color hand-pulled serigraphs. Each print includes a recipe from Rory Snyder in the Cocktail Compendium book.

 

200 (+30 APs+3 PPs)* 2014

Other Books/Booklets

Title Edition Size Year Image
Color Ink Book – The DIY Art Periodical – Volume 21 (November 2013)

Size: 22cm x 28cm

Original Cost: $10 USD

A Brothers Washburn Publication with cover and artwork by Shag. This adult colouring book also includes artwork by Jenn & Tony Bot, Jim Mahfood, Jon Chase, Jon Paul Kaiser, Luchuk, Sugar Fueled and Todd Marrone. Softcover with 109 pages.

A cover variant option named Holiday Yeti was also produced at the same size, content and cost.

 

 

Open 2013
Doris Danger – Giant Monster Adventures

Original Cost: $9.95 USD

Size: 13.5cm x 21.1cm (96 pages)

The book cover is by Shag.

 

 

Open 2009
Ukulele, The Method: Easy Musical Jubilation

Ukulele, The Dictionary: Over 600 Historical Chords

Shag’s art is used on the cover of these two French booklets on Ukulele playing, written by Cyril LeFebvre.

Ukulele, The Method: The first booklet of the “easy, musical, jubilant” method includes basic notions about the ukulele and the study of eighteen pieces that show different playing techniques and accompaniment in varied styles.

  • Know your uke
  • Holding the ukulele
  • tuning
  • The first lesson
  • The easy uke
  • Scoring systems
  • The pieces

Ukulele, The Dictionary: The second booklet is a complete chord dictionary (more than 600 positions) along with a history of the ukulele embellished with many unpublished documents.

  • The story
  • Agreements
  • The banjolele
  • The lexic
  • The ropes
  • Some heroes
  • Ukulélérama

Along with these eighty ages, an accompanying CD is also available.

Open 2008

 

Desert Polynesia: A Tiki Weekend in Palm Springs

  • Pages: 28
  • Publisher: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
  • ISBN 10: n/a
  • Original Cost: $20 USD
  • Size: 28.2cm x 21.8cm

This booklet was designed by M.J.Knappen with front cover art from Shag.

The Desert Polynesia image was released as a poster  at the 2002 Palm Springs Modernism Show as a larger limited edition 15-colour hand-pulled serigraph in 2003.

$20 USD 2002
Open 2009

Films & DVDs

Title Edition Size Year Image
Palm Swings Film Poster

2017 comedy written by Amanda Lockhart and directed by Sean Hoessli.

Film poster by Shag.

Limited 2011
55 Years of Music Magic, 2-Disc Collector’s Limited Edition Release

This DVD released for the Disneyland Alumni Club includes the entire Magical Music Event show from July 17th, 2010.

See the 2011 Limited Edition Prints page for the 55 Years of Music Magic Set.

Limited 2011
The Sophisticated Misfit: The Art and World of Shag DVD

Published in 2007 by Smee Entertainment this DVD is 59 minutes long. The DVD was only produced for region 1 (NTSC).

 

Open 2007
Pink Panther 40th Anniversary DVD Boxed Set

 

2004

 

Pink Panther 40th Anniversary Special Edition DVD Boxed Set 2004  

Magazines

Title Edition Size Year Image
beach

Fall 2017

Shag was a student at California State University Long Beach and in this issue of their alumni association magazine, he discusses his art and journey. See the beach website to read the article on Shag, watch an interview, and see some cool animated graphics.

Open 2017
Atomic Ranch – Fall 2017

The atomic ranch magazine includes an advert for the Shag Store.

 

Open 2017
Glory Days – Issue 13

Autumn 2016

Cover artwork and article by Shag.

 

Open 2016
Frontiers – vol. 34 no. 25

March/April 2016

Exclusive cover artwork by Shag.

To read the magazine, open the following pdf link – Frontiers vol. 34 no. 25

Open 2016
Angeleno

March 2016

Article featuring Shag.

The digital edition of this magazine is available free to read on the Angeleno Digital Edition Site.

Open 2016
The Guide (Greater Palm Springs) – June 2014

Cover by Shag (clipped version of the 2011 print The Refill).

Open 2014
The Bottom Line – February 2012

Cover by Shag (clipped version of the 2011 print Palm Springs After Noon).

Open 2012
Bizzare – August 2010

Tiki issue with “pin-up queen” Sabina using Shag’s Vice Tester machine, plus an article by Shag.

 

Open 2010
Vegas Seven – June 17-23 2010

Original Cost: Free

Cover by Shag plus Seven Questions article on page 100.

View the Vegas Seven magazine for free on the Digital Editions website.

Open 2010
Vurb – Summer 2007

Fold out cover by Shag (clipped version of the 2013 print The Faux Pas) plus Shag on the state of the mid-mod movement article.

Open 2007
Tiki Magazine – vol. 2 no. 2

Original Cost: $4.95 USD

September 2006

With Josh Agle as featured artist in Welcome to Shag’s World.

 

Open 2006
Palm Springs Life – February 2006

Original Cost: $5.95 USD

Cover art by Shag plus 12 pages of illustrations in the Single in the Desert section.

The cover poster is still available on the Palm Springs Life magazine’s website priced at $79.

Open 2006
Orange Coast – January 2006

Original Cost: $3.95 USD

On page 77 there is a short piece on Shag’s and his dog Baxter.

You can read a PDF of this issue on the Orange Coast magazine website.

 

Open 2006
Buzz – September 2005

Interview with Shag

Open 2005
Variety Magazine – April 2005

Article on Disneylands 50th anniversary.

Open 2005
The Bottom Line – February 2005

Cover by Shag.

Open 2005
Juxtapoz Issue 44 – May/June 2003

Includes article Custom Shag Guitars.

Open 2003
OC Weekly No. 50 – August 16-22 2002

Includes Shagadelic article about Josh Agle.

To read the cover story please click the following pdf link – shag_cover_story.

Open 2002
Islands – July/August 2002

Original Cost: $3.95 USD

Includes Tiki Visions article about Josh Agle on pages 18 to 19.

The magazine can be viewed as a PDF on the Islands Magazine website.

 

Open 2002
Desert Outlook – 2002?

Cover by Shag.

If you have more information or a better picture then send me an e-mail.

Open 2002?
Desert Guide – 2002?

Cover by Shag (Palm Springs Weekend picture).

If you have more information or a better picture then please let me know.

Open 2002?
Barracuda Issue 10 – 2001

Original Cost: $3.50 USD

Cover and article by Shag.

A postcard was also available, see Ephemera page.

Open 2001
Juxtapoz Issue 33 – July/August 2001

Includes article ‘Learn to Paint like Shag’.

Open 2001
Otto Von Stroheim’s Tiki News – issue 17 – March 2000

Original Cost: $7.95 USD

Cover art by Shag.

Open 2000
Swamp Tails Issue 4

A flyer in the form of a comic to advertise the  Swamp Zombies concerts in 1987.

Open 1987
Swamp Tails Issue 3

A flyer in the form of a comic to advertise three  Swamp Zombies concerts in September 1986.

Open 1986

Catalogues

Title Edition Size Year Image
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room 50th Anniversary Merchandise Catalogue

Event catalogue for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room from June 28th-29th 2013.

Shags 2013 prints The Birds Sing and Tropical Hideaway are shown along with the Enchanted Tiki Room Postcard Set.

 

Open 2013
Vader Project Auction Catalogue

One hundred artists were given replica Darth Vader helmets to alter, paint and customise. These helmets travelled through eight exhibitions over three countries (US, England and Japan) from May 2007 to May 2009. In 2010 the helmets were auctioned at Freeman’s auction house in Philadelphia.

The catalogue is available via Amazon (and other outlets)

Open 2010  
Forever Fullerton: Julius Shulman Exhibition Booklet

Size: 8″ by 8″

Fourteen page booklet for the the exhibition of architectural photographer Julius Shulman on April 4th to July 19th 2009 at the Fullerton Museum Center, CA.

2009
Disneyland 50th Anniversary Catalogue

Size: 25.4 x 15.2cm

Disneyland resort catalogue showing available merchandise.

 

2005
Everywhere Catalog

Size: 8.5″ x 8.5″

Catalogue from the Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery show in June 2005.

Introduction by Peter Frank and includes artists:
  • Josh Agle
  • Gary Baseman
  • Tim Biskup
  • Marcel Dzama
  • James Marshall
  • Camille Rose Garcia
  • Friends With You
  • Mark Ryden
Open 2005
House Industries Catalogue No. 32 – Shag Font Collection

Size: 21cm x 28cm – 34 pages

Free 2004
Fender Frontline 2003 Open 2003  

Older Prints (Pre-1999)

Title Edition Size Year Image
Have a Bone, but Don’t Use It Print

The Have a Bone, but Don’t Use It print (named DOGGONE. on the print itself) measures 9″ wide by 23.5″ tall. It was released as part of a very limited edition of just six prints in 1990 by Josh Agle for a final project while studying art at Cal State Long Beach.

The six prints were given as gifts to some of his friends. The print is numbered and signed Josh Agle.

 

6 1990