Comics fans are in for a treat this June when IDW Publishing releases THE WORLDS OF SAM KIETH, VOL. 1. 256 pages paintings, drawings, sketches and photographs, nearly all of which have never been seen outside of a lucky few. Sam Kieth has been creating his particular brand of vivid, gorgeous art for decades—from his break though success on Wolverine to his legendary series The Maxx, followed by Batman, Zero Girl, and many others, Kieth has astounded his rabidly faithful fans with his signature knack for eye-popping graphics and incredible stories.
“I’m truly honored that IDW is publishing a book of so many of my unseen drawings and paintings,” said Sam Kieth, “as well as allowing me the opportunity to reveal my creative process as an artist. This is going to be awesome!”
“Sam is one of the quirkiest artists I know, and I say that in the best possible way,” said Editor Scott Dunbier, “he has a unique vision that never ceases to impress me—and the work he has crafted for this book kicks it up a notch!”
Not a career retrospective, but rather, a glimpse into the realm of a constantly evolving artist as he unveils his secret worlds for the first time. This is a watershed release for a wide swath of fans and collectors that is not to be missed. And, rest assured, it’s only the first!
THE WORLDS OF SAM KIETH, VOL. 1 (HC, FC, $49.99, 256 pages, 8 ¾” x 11 ½”)
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.