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.
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, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO’s True Blood; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and 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.