Artist Editions Discussion thread (IDW, Dark Horse, etc)

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Silveragemarvelman
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01 Jul 2012, 21:19 #41

Wonder if they'd ever do a...

Steve Rude Nexus edition

Steve Rude Space Ghost edition

Bill Everett Sub-Mariner edition

Doug Wildey Jonny Quest edition

John Buscema/Tom Palmer/George Klein Avengers edition

Wally Wood Daredevil edition

...nah. They'd never do it...
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themouseholecat
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01 Jul 2012, 23:10 #42

The key thing is the availability of the original art.

Of the 9 Artist's Editions announces so far, 6 are for artists who held onto their original art (Stevens, Simonson, Eisner, Mazzucchelli, Aragones & Kubert) and 2 are EC-related, where Bill Gaines kept the original art together for many years (Wood & Davis). 

That just leaves Romita, where one fan had accumulated a lot of his original art.
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Silveragemarvelman
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01 Jul 2012, 23:21 #43

So, besides Dave Sim, who else has kept their original art that the fan community is aware of?

What other stockpiles of sequential original art might Romitaman have, since he has and deals in original comics art?

Anybody have a line on more information like this? It might make the guessing/requesting more interesting...
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tobehulkinued2
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02 Jul 2012, 00:16 #44

We are fortunate that IDW was able to connect with Romitaman. Now they just need to locate Ditkodad, Kirbykid and Trimpetot!
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dcmarvelnut
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02 Jul 2012, 00:31 #45

Did The Guild of Spectacular Artists reform?
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The Hamms Bear
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02 Jul 2012, 01:44 #46

I imagine ownership issues might keep some collectors from coming forward and allowing their collections to be used for these books.
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Leeman13
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02 Jul 2012, 05:04 #47

leveret1 wrote:It doesn't even have to be whether or not the original art is still in one place, but if high-quality scans are available.  That's how they're doing Born Again because Mazzucchelli scanned all his OA before selling them.
By this same token, I know that some of the larger art auction houses like Heritage create very hi-res color scans during the auction process.  I wonder if they might be tapped for their files?  I know I have seen Heritage sell off full stories in the past.  If nothing else, they might amount to a few more of those short portfolio editions.
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Gary Dunaier
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02 Jul 2012, 06:12 #48

The Library of Congress owns the original artwork for the Spider-Man story from Amazing Fantasy #15.  Wonder if they'd allow them to be used for a Spider-Man First Appearance Artist's Edition.
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themouseholecat
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02 Jul 2012, 08:52 #49

Leeman13 wrote:
leveret1 wrote: It doesn't even have to be whether or not the original art is still in one place, but if high-quality scans are available.  That's how they're doing Born Again because Mazzucchelli scanned all his OA before selling them.
By this same token, I know that some of the larger art auction houses like Heritage create very hi-res color scans during the auction process.  I wonder if they might be tapped for their files?  I know I have seen Heritage sell off full stories in the past.  If nothing else, they might amount to a few more of those short portfolio editions.
Heritage were credited prominently in the Wally Wood AE - I think some complete Wood EC stories must have been auctioned off by them, and they made the scans available to IDW.

Re artists that keep most or all of their original art - Frank Miller is another one, although when he was doing his Daredevil run a portion of the original art would have gone to the inker (Klaus Janson), so that may now be unavailable. Ronin & Dark Knight Returns would unfortunatley be off-limits (DC). Not sure Sin City is worthy of an AE.

Mike Mignola/Hellboy must be a likely candidate for an AE.
 
 
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Silveragemarvelman
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02 Jul 2012, 15:39 #50

Hmmm....How to break the DC non-participation act...
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themouseholecat
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02 Jul 2012, 16:41 #51

I would be very surprised if DC aren't planning to publish their own version of the Artist's Edition line.

Now that IDW have done the heavy lifting in establishing the AE "brand", all DC have to do is publish their own line of books (not an easy task I know, but Wednesday Comics HC shows they have the capability). And of course Titan have already jumped on the AE bandwagon with their Alien "Original Art Edition".
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Silveragemarvelman
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02 Jul 2012, 20:58 #52

Well, let's hope...

And one of the first things that comes to mind is a Infantino signed Detective Chimp AE.
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leveret1
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05 Jul 2012, 17:54 #53

BP25 wrote:While I agree with leveret1 that this will not be showing up at Amazon keep in mind that Amazon Canada DID recently have for sale all three Krazy Kat HC omnis including volume 2 which was OP with Fantagraphics at the time. So strange things do happen.

Taking a gamble on this to get a second copy for a cheaper price has no real downside if you don't get your hopes up. If it doesn't ship there is no cost, Amazon just cancels the order.


As to the date...IDW has this book listed as coming next week so if Citizen Wayne does order this he won't have too long to wait to get an answer.
Heard from someone who pre-ordered this that this is exactly what happened. 
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themouseholecat
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11 Jul 2012, 08:25 #54

themouseholecat wrote: From the SDCC programme for Thursday July 12th:


3:00-4:00 IDW’s Artist’s Editions: What’s Next?— Editor Scott Dunbier answers questions about the Eisner Award-winning series from IDW. If you are a fan of original art, this is the panel for you: one hour of talking about what you want to see as an Artist’s Edition, and just gabbing about great art in general. Plus there will be a few fantastic announcements of forthcoming books. Room 9

So - this panel is tomorrow afternoon. Do we have a roving reporter lined up ?
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studiomanderley
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13 Jul 2012, 00:07 #55

ANNOUNCED ARTIST'S EDITIONS from IDW - San Diego, 2012:


...'mad' AE:

http://www.comicbookresou...age=article&id=39695




...gil kane 'spider-man' and
- mark schultz 'xenozoic tales' AE and
- DS 'rocketeer' (2nd printing):

http://www.comicsalliance...int-comic-con-sdcc-2012/
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The Hamms Bear
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16 Jul 2012, 19:16 #56

I might actually kill another human being for a Hellboy Artist Edition.
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Silveragemarvelman
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19 Jul 2012, 00:52 #57

Evidence.


Anyway, is it too early for a Bruce Timm AE? Or maybe a Darwyn Cooke AE? Or an Alan Davis AE? Those are three "current" artists that I would be tempted to pick up in this format.
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Mobe1969
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19 Jul 2012, 00:55 #58

I wonder if there'd ever be a chance of a Gene Colan one (eg enough of the artwork around).
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Silveragemarvelman
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19 Jul 2012, 11:17 #59

If they do a Colan AE, I hope it will be the first "all pencils" AE. IF not all pencils, then Gene Colan/Tom Palmer pages would be my personal second choice (like they care about my first and second choice...).
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GregNyman
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19 Jul 2012, 17:00 #60

Silveragemarvelman wrote:If they do a Colan AE, I hope it will be the first "all pencils" AE. IF not all pencils, then Gene Colan/Tom Palmer pages would be my personal second choice (like they care about my first and second choice...).
A Colan/Everett AE would be fabulous!
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