Official Press Release
San Diego, CA (August 15, 2013) – Throughout the month of November, IDW’s award-winning Artist’s Edition format will be featured on some of the biggest titles hitting comic shops! A number of stellar issues will offer unique variants that showcase the raw art of comics’ best and brightest.
Artist’s Editions have transformed the way fans look at original art, and these tongue-in-cheek tribute covers pay homage, as if taken straight from the drawing board! My Little Pony, Judge Dredd, Ghostbusters, Transformers, Doctor Who, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, and one of IDW’s newest series, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents will all offer Artist’s Edition variant covers! Andrew Griffith, Dan Duncan, Jim Rugg, Mike Collins, and Andy Price are just a few of the big names that will be showcased.
As the number of conventions across the globe grows each year, the opportunity to get sketches by iconic artists has never been easier. So to help your personal Artist’s Edition library stand out even more, IDW will also be offering blank sketch cover variants for the aforementioned titles as well!
“All the covers done so far look outstanding,” said Artist’s Editions Editor Scott Dunbier, “the artists really captured the spirit we were shooting for. But I’m especially looking forward to seeing what people create on their own Artist’s Edition covers!”
Artist’s Editions have become essential for any collection, and this month everyone will get the chance to see why!
What is an Artist’s Edition?
AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.