Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that they will release The Art of Top Cow, a 320 page hard cover coffee table book. Scheduled to be released in July 2009, The Art of Top Cow celebrates the artwork of Top Cow CEO and founder Marc Silvestri as well as alumni of the famous Top Cow Artist â€œPit.â€ This definitive art collection chronicles the visual impact that Marc Silvestriâ€™s artwork and his personal training of the in-house artists of Top Cow had on the face of comic art.
The Art of Top Cow reproduces the best artwork from 16 years of Top Cowâ€™s publishing legacy, featuring fan-favorite properties such as The Darkness, Witchblade, and Cyberforce. Famous alumni of the Top Cow â€œPitâ€ included in The Art of Top Cow are artists Michael Turner, Dave Finch, Joe Benitez, Eric Basaldua, Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic, and many, many more.
Never-before-seen photographs and behind-the-scenes stories compliment the artwork in The Art of Top Cow, illustrating the rise of Top Cowâ€™s place in the comic market.
â€œMarc Silvestri is one of the greats among comic artists and this volume will showcase that, but the true impact Marc has had on the comic industry is in the legacy of artists he has trained,â€ commented Filip Sablik, Top Cow Publisher, â€œYou only need to look at top projects in the industry to see alumni like Finch, Benitez, Turner, Tan, Manapul, Choi, and many, many more.â€
The Art of Top Cow hard cover is presented in an oversized 10â€ x 12â€ hard cover with a two-sided dust jacket that folds out into a unique poster and features a new cover collaboration between Silvestri and long time colorist & painter Steve Firchow.