Beast Book: The Collected Works of John Banovich

Winner of the 2010 National Indie Coffee Table Book Awards

May 2009

BEAST features 264 large-format pages and illustrates the dramatic artwork of John Banovich over the course of his career. This elegantly designed, milestone book is a must-own for anyone who is a collector of Banovich`s originals, published works, enjoys animals and conservation, has faced big game in the wild, or desires a chance to look over a master’s shoulder. BEAST was winner of the 2010 National Indie Coffee Table Book Awards and earned its place on the Barnes and Noble Best Sellers List. Written with David Cabela; introduction by James Bellis; foreword by Guy Coheleach and prologue by Jack Hanna.

The National Indie Excellence Awards contest shines a spotlight on books that demonstrate excellence. National Indie Excellence Award judges are professional copywriters to publishers, writers, editors and more. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation. To be acknowledged by your peers is one of the highest honors bestowed on a publisher. "BEAST" also made it to the Barnes & Noble best sellers list in 2010.

“I have dreamed of this book for the past twenty years. A place to share many of the adventures I have been privileged to experience on my journeys around the world. It will introduce you to the creative process that began at age seven and tell the story of how I evolved to be an artist. It will give you an intimate glimpse into the world of the most exotic Beasts we are blessed to share the planet with, and reveal the challenges facing the animals living in these wild places. From journal entries, field sketches, to over 100 finished paintings this book gives you an unparalleled look into the eyes of the BEAST!" - John Banovich

“I can assure you, your magnificent book will continue to bring me many hours of enjoyment. I began looking at the sensational pictures and found I could hardly put it down."  - H. Norman Schwarzkopf, General, U.S. Army, Retired 

"John Banovich has raised the bar for excellence in wildlife art. His work is among the best in the world. When you read his story, it gives you a deeper respect for the man behind the art and enhances an already unparalleled visual experience."  - Dick & Mary Cabela, Founders, Cabela’s

“BEAST tells the fascinating life story of phenomenally successful wildlife artist and ardent conservationist John Banovich. This visually stunning book draws you into the artist`s world and shows it to you as he sees it, in all its heart-wrenching beauty. It is the story of a man who understands wildlife and those who love wildlife, and who has made the world a better place for both through the power of his work." - Diana Rupp, Editor in Chief, Sports Afield


BEAST: The Collector’s Edition - $2,500.00
SOLD OUT - Each book includes your own personally bound, signed ORIGINAL Sketch by John Banovich. Limited to only 125 artist-signed and numbered editions. Premium leather-covered, hand-bound book. One-of-a-kind, printed, personalized dedication page written by John Banovich to you, your family, lodge or club. Folio size, 17" x 13.5", housed in a personalized, vertical grain African mahogany wood, silk-lined, hand-crafted custom presentation case. 

BEAST: The Signature Edition - $175.00
SOLD OUT - Limited to 500 artist-signed, quality editions printed in large 14" x 11" size. Leatherette -bound book with fitted canvas-texture slipcase. Includes limited edition of 500 signed and numbered print, "Silver Back" (suitable for framing).

BEAST: The Gallery Edition - $69.95
SOLD OUT - 11" x 14" Hardcover with full-color dust jacket, featuring image of “Black Thunder.”

Beast Book: The Collected Works of John Banovich - News - John Banovich

Entertainment Tonight, the world's most watched entertainment news program, highlights John's BEAST book signing at the prestigious Barnes & Noble located at The Grove, Los Angeles