If you haven’t seen IDW Publishing’s Artist’s Editions collections, you are missing out on an amazing look at great artists work. One of the great artists is Carl Barks and his work on Uncle Scrooge, and wouldn’t you know it, the publisher is set to release an Artist’s Edition of his work.
The award-winning Artist’s Edition line, pioneered by IDW that showcases original artwork, will feature collections from the immense talents who have contributed to many beloved Disney comics over the years. Artist’s Editions featuring the legendary Carl Barks and Don Rosa will receive the spotlight in these gorgeous over-sized collections of original art reproduced at full size.
“There’s nothing quite like Disney,” said IDW CEO Ted Adams. “Despite the fact that nearly all of the titles in its library were originally intended for kids, adult collectors have long sought high quality and regularly published collections of classic Disney material. IDW is thrilled to present these beloved stories in quality packages for both entry level comics readers and serious collectors alike.”
Read that again – IDW Publishing and Disney are teaming up to get these collections released, and there will be a wave of these collections coming our way in 2015. In addition the Artist’s Edition, the two companies will re-release monthly comics featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and more. Why isn’t Marvel taking the reins on these reprints? IDW Publishing takes risks with these collected editions, and they have worked with DC and Marvel before and know what they can sell and how to market these issues correctly.