2014 has been a monumental year for IDW’s Artist’s Editions, with releases from a staggering amount of iconic creators that range from Jack Kirby to Charles Schulz as well as an Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection for Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition. The first-hand look at original art is always something to behold, and this November, IDW will bring this unique experience to current ongoing titles during the second-annual Artist’s Edition Month!
Gracing the cover of 12 titles this November, artists will one again provide homage covers to the traditional drawing board style that is displayed throughout IDW’s award-winning Artist’s Edition series. With paste-ups, blue-lines, whiteout, and notes, these special covers harken back to a different era of comic book creation. Look for the Artist’s Edition variants cover for the following titles at a local comic shop near you:
- Borderlands #5
- Edward Scissorhands #2
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #208
- Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18
- Judge Dredd #25
- The Maxx: Maxximized #13
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #25
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #2
- Transformers: Drift: Empire of Stone #1
- The X-Files: Season 10 #18
- V-Wars #7
- Winterworld #5
Additionally, each participating title will also be available with a blank sketch variant cover so you can draw your own, or get your favorite artist to truly personalize your book.
Look for these titles to make their way into comic shops beginning this November as well as the highly anticipated Enemy Ace Artist’s Edition.
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.
About IDW Publishing
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; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.