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The Art of Star Wars Rebels Illuminates the Force in Stores March 17, 2020

Dark Horse and Lucasfilm have revealed details from the upcoming The Art of Star Wars Rebels Limited Edition! In the early days of the Rebellion, a tight-knit group of rebels from various backgrounds banded together against all odds to do their part in the larger mission of defeating the Galactic Empire, sparking hope across the galaxy. 

This deluxe limited-edition package of The Art of Star Wars Rebels features a beautiful slipcase with sound effects of igniting lightsabers and illuminating lights when the case opens! This $99.99 collection also includes a variant cover of the book and a folio featuring an exclusive piece of art to create a truly immersive experience that fans won’t want to miss!

Featuring never-before-seen concept art and process pieces along with exclusive commentary from the award-winning animation team of Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck and the talented artists at Lucasfilm Animation, The Art of Star Wars Rebels is the perfect addition to any Star Wars fan’s collection!

The Art of Star Wars Rebels Limited Edition goes on sale March 17, 2020.

The Art of Star Wars Rebels Limited Edition
The Art of Star Wars Rebels

Dark Horse Announces The Complete Art of Guild Wars: ArenaNet 20th Anniversary Edition

Dark Horse Comics and ArenaNet invite all asura, sylvari, norn, char, and humans to add The Complete Art of Guild Wars: ArenaNet 20th Anniversary Edition to their collections! The Complete Art of Guild Wars: ArenaNet 20th Anniversary Edition is a glorious, oversized, full-color tome that includes art and commentary chronicling the ongoing development of the Guild Wars universe. 

Explore the living history of Tyria through an expansive collection of never-before-seen concept art, production material, and creator commentary from Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 that offers exclusive insight into an ever-changing world inhabited by millions of players! The continuing growth of the Guild Wars franchise is lovingly detailed by the ArenaNet artists themselves in a volume that commemorates the studio’s 20th anniversary. 

The Complete Art of Guild Wars: ArenaNet 20th Anniversary Edition hardcover goes on sale on March 24, 2020. This 192-page hardcover retails for $39.99.

The Complete Art of Guild Wars: ArenaNet 20th Anniversary Edition

A First Look at The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell from BOOM!

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell, a brand new art book with scandalous tales, family gossip, illegally obtained medical records, behind-the-scenes character designs, sketches, and illustrations from the twisted mind of multi-award winning writer and artist Eric Powell, available in comic stores December 18, 2019 and book shops December 24, 2019. Celebrate an obscene number of years of low art and high art, failure and success, and the many other mistakes from the creator of the acclaimed series, The Goon!

Never before has anyone dared to dive deep into the weird and byzantine mind of Eric Powell—and for good reason, because once you’ve entered the twisted pathways of this collection that’s half graphic memoir, half art book, you’ll find yourself traveling back to the never-before-seen origins of Eric Powell’s early beginnings as an artist then hurtling straight into the chaotic years of rough and tumble cartooning that led to the creation of the enduring hit creation, The Goon, that continues to thrill and delight fans to this very day!

The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell sheds light on the deliberate and painstaking process of becoming a world renowned comic book creator as recalled by the artist and a few of his delinquent friends. This extensive art book spotlights never-before-seen childhood drawings, early superhero test pages, film poster art, and the establishment of Powell’s homegrown publishing house Albatross Funnybooks.

The Art (And Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell

Explore The World of Concrete Genie in a New Art Book this December

Dark Horse Books and Pixelopus present The Art of Concrete Genie: an art book full of heartwarming, magnificent illustrations fans of Ash and his wildly varied ‘living paint’ creations within Concrete Genie will adore.

Walk among the mysterious streets of Denska and collect the real pages of artwork behind Pixelopus’ endearing video game Concrete Genie, available exclusively on PlayStation 4! The Art of Concrete Genie studies the power of self-expression, creativity, and the philosophy at the game’s core: the belief that anyone can be an artist. 

In The Art of Concrete Genie you can explore the characters, monsters, and lore of Denska to uncover the secrets behind Pixelopus’ ‘living paint’ mechanics that allow the walls of Denska to come alive with player creations. Experience a special, behind the scenes look at the development of Concrete Genie from the small and passionate team that brought it to life in 160 pages of full color.

The Art of Concrete Genie goes on sale December 10, 2019, and retails for $29.99.

The Art of Concrete Genie

Preview: The Art of Francesco Francavilla

THE ARCHIE ART OF FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (HC)

Script: Francesco Francavilla
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
978-1-68255-936-9
$24.99 US/$27.99 CAN
9 x 12”
HC
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/14

Archie’s new hardcover art book is a beautifully designed celebration of Francesco Francavilla’s time at Archie, featuring the complete collection of his comic book covers and more. This title goes behind-the-scenes on Francavilla’s work and its place in Archie’s history, with an insider’s look at the creation and ongoing legacy with the company.

THE ARCHIE ART OF FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (HC)

Preview: Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

artist: Various
cover: Joe Jusko
FC | 280 pages | $39.99 | Mature

Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet, its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In this second volume of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, the finest artists of modern fantasy have brought the dying world of Mars to life, depicting scenes of brutal conflict with alien beasts, quiet moments overlooking Martian wastes, and enticing visions of an exotic princess at her most intimate. This magnificent hardcover collection features the talents of J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko, Frank Cho, Lucio Parillo, Tula Lotay, Mike McKone and many more!

Art of Dejah Thoris Vol. 2 HC

Dark Horse and Square Enix Team Up for The Art of Mana

Since the first game’s release in 1991, Square Enix has been dazzling fans worldwide with the fantastical and action-packed world of Mana. More than twenty-five years later, the magic of Mana still lives on and now Dark Horse Books and Square Enix are proud to present The Art of Mana

The first official art book of Square Enix’s hit Mana video game series, The Art of Mana collects more than twenty-five years’ worth of memories with over 200 pages featuring more than 400 illustrations from the original creative team along with detailed explorations of every character, original sketches, world designs, and much more. Presented in English for the first time, this beautiful collection is not to be missed.

The Art of Mana goes on sale January 28, 2019, and is available for pre-order. Be sure to pick up a copy of this 216-page art book for $39.99.

The Art of Mana

SDCC 2019: Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I to be published by Six Foot Press

For forty years, the name Bill Sienkiewicz has been synonymous with groundbreaking, genre-pushing artwork. Since exploding on the scene in the pages of Moon Knight, and continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in comic book art in titles like The New MutantsDaredevil, and Elektra: Assassin, Sienkiewicz has built a reputation as of the most respected, original, and, unpredictable artists to ever work in comic books. To honor the career of a true artistic original, Six Foot Press will publish Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I in October 2019, in both standard Trade Edition and Limited Edition formats, with two more volumes planned to follow.

Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I (Trade Edition) features a fabric-wrapped, foil-stamped cover and contains over 200 pages of art, as well as an introduction by best-selling writer Neil Gaiman, an interview with Sienkiewicz, and an essay by Ben Davis, award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News, who examines Sienkiewicz’s process and places him within the context of art and popular culture.

The Limited Edition is a fabric-covered clamshell box containing a collection of 40 individual deluxe reproductions of previously unpublished paintings, drawings, sketches, and mixed media works from four decades of Sienkiewicz’s notebooks and personal collection as well as other private collections. A booklet signed by the artist will include an introduction by Neil Gaiman and an interview in which Sienkiewicz explains his influences and techniques and offers his view on the future of comic book art.

Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I will be released in October 2019. The Trade and Limited Editions are available now for pre-order.

.Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 can stop by the Bill Sienkiewicz Art booth #2614 to receive a code for free shipping on pre-orders of Bill Sienkiewicz Revolution, Vol. I. Representatives of Bill Sienkiewicz and Six Foot Press will also be on-hand for press inquiries and interviews.

Trade Edition Preview

Limited Edition Preview

Preview: The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC

The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC

writer: Nick Hurwitch
artist: Various
cover: Bandai
FC | 250 pages | $39.99 | Teen+

Twenty-five years ago, Namco released Tekken and redefined the fighting game genre in three dimensions. Known for its deep gameplay, cutting edge graphics, and operatic lore, Tekken has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand while remaining one of the last vestiges of the arcade.

The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History follows the series history through a visual feast of iconic games and characters, as well as in-depth interviews with the Bandai Namco developers who made it a reality and the players who made it a phenomenon on its way to becoming one of the best-selling fighting game series in history. It’s a complete visual retrospective of one of the most indispensable parts of gaming history, over a quarter century in the making, including art from all seven games of the franchise and more.


The Art of Tekken HC: A Complete Visual History Deluxe Edition HC

FC | 250 pages | $99.99 | Teen+

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Its own unique matte cover art.
  • A Ribbon bookmark.
  • Your book will fit effortlessly into a glossy, die-cut slipcase designed to resemble your favorite arcade game.
  • A high quality folded sleeve will contain: 4 Tekken Art Prints – featuring exclusive art created just for this book!
The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC

The Art of Super Mario Odyssey is Out this October

Take a globetrotting journey all over the world—and beyond!—with this companion art book to the hit video game for the Nintendo Switch system. The Art of Super Mario Odyssey is a thorough guide through the creation of one of Mario’s greatest adventures.

Complete with original materials and notes straight from Nintendo, this beautiful edition is translated from the original Japanese text. The Art of Super Mario Odyssey is the latest in the line of beautifully made Mario books by Dark Horse, following the Super Mario Encyclopedia published in late 2018.

In October of 2017, Super Mario Odyssey took the gaming world by storm. Now, discover the art and expertise that went into creating one of Nintendo’s best-loved games! This full-color hardcover volume clocks in at 368 pages and features concept art, preliminary sketches, and notes from the development team, plus insight into some early ideas that didn’t make it into the game itself! Explore the world of Super Mario Odyssey from every angle, including screen shots, marketing material, and more!

The Art of Super Mario Odyssey goes on sale October 22, 2019. Be sure to pick up a copy of this hardcover art book for $49.99.

The Art of Super Mario Odyssey
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