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November 13th, 2017, 10:26 am #8581

When you receive the Vess book Mr.Plow let us know how it looks I'm kind of interested in it.
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November 13th, 2017, 10:37 am #8582

edulopez wrote: Finally, after musing about it for a while, I have decided to return my Prince Valiant Gallery Edition to Amazon. I really cant enjoy those Foster pages, as the are published, the way I think they should be enjoyed. Now, if Fantagraphics decided to sell prints of those same pages in the style of the foldout poster included with book, I would buy as many as they published. The print included with the book is gorgeous, I really wish they took the decision to sell prints in that format.
We get it, you don't like this edition, something tells me if Fantagraphics did sell theses as prints you would find a problem with them.
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November 13th, 2017, 10:48 am #8583

artinca wrote:We get it, you don't like this edition, something tells me if Fantagraphics did sell theses as prints you would find a problem with them.
Your sarcasm is not appreciated. This is a thread to talk about this type of books, so I am entitled to express my opinion about them. Or perhaps I am mistaken and you only can write here if you suck up the publishers? I tell it as I see it. Can I remind you of the dozens of Artist's Editions I have written about too and in which I have found no flaws whatsoever??

And no, if Fantagraphics released prints in the same size and quality as the one that goes with the book, I would be perfectly happy with them, wise guy.
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November 13th, 2017, 10:57 am #8584

edulopez wrote:
artinca wrote:We get it, you don't like this edition, something tells me if Fantagraphics did sell theses as prints you would find a problem with them.
Your sarcasm is not appreciated. This is a thread to talk about this type of books, so I am entitled to express my opinion about them. Or perhaps I am mistaken and you only can write here if you suck up the publishers? I tell it as I see it. Can I remind you of the dozens of Artist's Editions I have written about too and in which I have found no flaws whatsoever??

And no, if Fantagraphics released prints in the same size and quality as the one that goes with the book, I would be perfectly happy with them, wise guy.
Don't let him bother you Edu. I appreciate your comments and candor. You've saved me some money and sleepless nights prevaricating.
Read between the lines or you'll fall through the cracks.

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November 13th, 2017, 11:12 am #8585

Thanks for the words, pal!
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November 13th, 2017, 11:30 am #8586

You may be the pickiest dude around, but you're OUR pickiest dude around! 😉
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November 13th, 2017, 11:35 am #8587

Ed I appreciate your candor as well. People should be free to criticize without being sniped at. 

That said, I am really looking forward to the Charles Vess book.  
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November 13th, 2017, 11:51 am #8588

edulopez wrote:
artinca wrote:We get it, you don't like this edition, something tells me if Fantagraphics did sell theses as prints you would find a problem with them.
Your sarcasm is not appreciated. This is a thread to talk about this type of books, so I am entitled to express my opinion about them. Or perhaps I am mistaken and you only can write here if you suck up the publishers? I tell it as I see it. Can I remind you of the dozens of Artist's Editions I have written about too and in which I have found no flaws whatsoever??

And no, if Fantagraphics released prints in the same size and quality as the one that goes with the book, I would be perfectly happy with them, wise guy.
I'm no shill for any publisher & have no connection to any, my opinion is you grossly overstated the flaws the PV edition has, its not perfect like most editions, I just think your expectations were too broad & extensive. But you're right, you are entitled to your views, I'll try not be so cheeky in future posts.
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November 13th, 2017, 11:56 am #8589

Posted my review of P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book And Other Stories Fine Art Edition last week: https://aeindex.org/reviews/p-craig-rus ... t-edition/

Almost done my The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition review. A really great book.
Scott VanderPloeg, EiC Artist’s Edition Index & Comic Book Daily.
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November 13th, 2017, 5:26 pm #8590

Great review of the Vess book Scott! Thanks for your reviews. 
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November 13th, 2017, 8:48 pm #8591

If I can afford one of the PCR books (a big if) which one should I get. The Dr. Strange or the Jungle book?
They are both beautiful.
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November 13th, 2017, 9:57 pm #8592

VDPloeg wrote: Posted my review of P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book And Other Stories Fine Art Edition last week: https://aeindex.org/reviews/p-craig-rus ... t-edition/

Almost done my The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition review. A really great book.
This is no does doubt a dumb question. But does this art edition look substantially different from the regular published Book of Ballads? Considering it apart from size of course, which certainly does count for a lot.

It is sometimes hard to tell from seeing the scans on a computer screen, but given that the images in your preview look at my remove almost as polished as the little hardback edition that came out a while back (and it was gorgeous) I am wondering if it is worth getting in terms of capturing Vess' creative process, aside from the extras with the the sketch material and thumbnails you mention?
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November 14th, 2017, 1:04 am #8593

kirbyesque wrote: If I can afford one of the PCR books (a big if) which one should I get. The Dr. Strange or the Jungle book?
They are both beautiful.
If I had to choose, which I don't as I can't afford either, I would definitely go for the Jungle Book.
Read between the lines or you'll fall through the cracks.

Quoting other people is no substitute for thinking for yourself.

On farcebook: Comicidal Maniac - Mystic Master of the Martial Arts - sWords of Sorcery -
Gothic Mansions of Secrets & Mystery
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November 14th, 2017, 6:47 am #8594

cfd wrote:
VDPloeg wrote: Posted my review of P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book And Other Stories Fine Art Edition last week: https://aeindex.org/reviews/p-craig-rus ... t-edition/

Almost done my The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition review. A really great book.
This is no does doubt a dumb question. But does this art edition look substantially different from the regular published Book of Ballads? Considering it apart from size of course, which certainly does count for a lot.

It is sometimes hard to tell from seeing the scans on a computer screen, but given that the images in your preview look at my remove almost as polished as the little hardback edition that came out a while back (and it was gorgeous) I am wondering if it is worth getting in terms of capturing Vess' creative process, aside from the extras with the the sketch material and thumbnails you mention?
The art is polished for the most part: no visible pencils, some corrections. Since we're all art fans here the draw is to see the art at 10" x 15": the cross hatching and ink work is very impressive. There are 19 pages of extras with scripts and thumbnails. As well the price is quite reasonable compared to the other publishers.
Scott VanderPloeg, EiC Artist’s Edition Index & Comic Book Daily.
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November 14th, 2017, 6:48 am #8595

kirbyesque wrote: If I can afford one of the PCR books (a big if) which one should I get. The Dr. Strange or the Jungle book?
They are both beautiful.
I don't think we can say until Strange Dreams Artist's Edition is released and we can see both. Should have my copy this week and a review up next week.
Scott VanderPloeg, EiC Artist’s Edition Index & Comic Book Daily.
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November 14th, 2017, 7:56 am #8596

I will be waiting to see that Scott.
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November 14th, 2017, 6:26 pm #8597

Thanks Scott V. You are right size really matters in these books.

Also I agree about waiting and seeing before weighing in on Strange Dream. I was looking at the Killraven gn the other day and the color is really quite cruel to the art. I think both the Killraven and the Dr. Strange material will look pretty darn good without that hurtful varnish.
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November 15th, 2017, 12:44 am #8598

Artist Edition
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November 15th, 2017, 9:08 am #8599

Krelborn86 wrote:
kirbyesque wrote: Was at the Big Apple convention today and talked with Steranko. He assured me that Steranko AE Vol 2 will be out this year. Said he had one piece of art to do and yhen finish the design. It will have full color (I assume in the new art pages) and be a massive 260 pages.
He was very excited about it and he was sincere about the timing. Fingers crossed.
Been away for some time. Any word from Steranko on how it is coming. Only about 47 days left of this year.
It won't happen this year. (So he didn't keep his word 😞 ). I asked Scott D. here about it and he said in respect for Steranko, better to say nothing. So I think we are going into the 4th year since solicitation with no date in sight.
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November 15th, 2017, 10:45 am #8600

4 years is nothing - I'm still waiting for Steranko's remastered version of Red Tide that was originally solicited for release in December 1999
RED TIDE
 created, written, & illustrated by Jim Steranko
 After emerging as Marvel Comics' most controversial superstar, Jim Steranko tackled his greatest artistic challenge: creating an entirely new medium, the visual novel-not an illustrated novel or novel-length comic book, but a seamless fusion of interdependent graphic and prose narratives forming a powerful and original new method of telling stories. An artistic tour-de-force, Red Tide is hard-boiled detective fiction in the bare-knuckle tradition of Hammett, Cain, and Chandler, as well as the dark, atmospheric milieu of film noir. Dark Horse is proud to reintroduce this landmark work, remastered with state-of-the-art digital colors and incorporating new illustrations and text especially created by Steranko for this edition. On sale December 8
 SC, 144pg, FC $14.95
A mere 10 and a half years later, it was solicited again, this time for release in June 2010
 
RED TIDE
 Jim Steranko (W/A)
 On sale Jun 23
 FC, 128 pages
 $19.99
 HC, 7" x 10"
 After emerging as Marvel Comics' most controversial superstar, Jim Steranko tackled his greatest artistic challenge: creating an entirely new medium, the visual novel-not an illustrated novel or novel-length comic book, but a seamless fusion of interdependent graphic and prose narratives forming a powerful and original new method of telling stories. An artistic tour-de-force, Red Tide is hard-boiled detective fiction in the bare-knuckle tradition of Hammett, Cain, and Chandler, as well as the dark, atmospheric milieu of film noir. Dark Horse is proud to reintroduce this landmark work, remastered with state-of-the-art digital colors by Eisner Award-winner Dave Stewart, in a collector's quality hardcover edition.
It's now November 2017, and still no sign of this book (although there is rumoured to be an AE-type version of Red Tide on the way from Dark Horse).
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