Fans of Watchmen are going to drool over the Artifact Edition collected and distributed by IDW Publishing. The only bad thing is you can only get it at the San Diego Comic Con.
Weighing in at 152 pages and measuring 12 x 17 inches, the Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition features 100 story-page scans (all shot from the original art) and many extras: covers, portfolio plates, color guides, roughs, early design images and more.
Additionally, IDW is hosting an exclusive event: An Evening With Dave Gibbons on Thursday night, July 24th. Dave Gibbons will be on hand to enjoy a fine meal with in a private dining room in downtown San Diego. Each attendee will receive an extremely limited version of the Watchmen Artifact Edition. Only 25 copies will be available. Each will feature a unique cover as well as a bound-in commemorative signature plate. Gibbons will sign the books at the dinner and do a small head sketch in each. A photographer will be on hand to document the event.
If you are interested in the Dave Gibbons event, you can find out more right here.
This is going to be an expensive collection, but I’m going to bet if you love Watchmen, and you are going to the convention, you won’t mind dropping a few extra dollars.