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It’s The Making of The Umbrella Academy in July 2020

Dark Horse, Netflix, and Universal Content Productions present The Making of The Umbrella Academy! Based on the award-winning comics series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy on Netflix reached 45 million households in the first four weeks after its release with a second season set for a 2020 release.

The Making of The Umbrella Academy is a vividly designed hardcover volume exposing the idiosyncratic wit and dysfunctional dynamism of Netflix’s family of superheroic savants. Whether you’re a diehard alumnus of the comics or a freshman to the Netflix series, this fantastic tome is one that will not want to miss! 

Dive into the development and production of the Netflix original series, The Umbrella Academy, with a collection that features hundreds of behind-the-scenes images in The Making of The Umbrella Academy. Discover how Netflix’s live-action adaptation, from showrunner and executive producer Steve Blackman, successfully translated Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s original vision for their comic to the small screen.

The Making of The Umbrella Academy goes on sale July 7, 2020. This 200-page tome retails for $39.99. 

The Making of The Umbrella Academy

Preview: Art (And Many Other Mistakes) Of Eric Powell HC

Art (And Many Other Mistakes) Of Eric Powell HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Eric Powell
Artist: Eric Powell
Cover Artist: Eric Powell
Price: $49.99

In Nashville, Tennessee lives a man, a recluse, a curmudgeonly highfalutin cartoonist-type who, as a young child, had a penchant for drawing and making up tall tales. It was at the tender age of 18 he turned his back on a promising career in adult film cinematography and followed his heart into the unrewarding comic book industry. Out of desperation, Eric kept drawing, painting, and then creating his own characters and worlds culminating with the beloved series, The Goon.

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 (Exploding) Funnybooks. It’s also very funny.

Art (And Many Other Mistakes) Of Eric Powell HC

Discover Lauren Marx’s First Art Collection Presented by Dark Horse Books

Fungus blooms and dies, bones weather, and moths form halos around dismembered animals in this darkly exquisite collection from acclaimed artist Lauren Marx. In Sacred Decay: The Art of Lauren Marx, Marx brings her uncanny subjects to life–or death–with awe-inspiring texture and intensity. Birds, beasts, fish, plants, and more blossom radiantly on the page in their cycle of birth and destruction.

The new oversized collection features the striking work from Lauren Marx’s latest gallery exhibition, “Chimera,” and more, featuring over 120 pages of full-color art. Don’t miss this stunning hardcover for $29.99!

Sacred Decay: The Art of Lauren Marx goes on sale July 22, 2020, and is available for pre-order. And for fans in the Los Angeles area this holiday season, be sure to check out Lauren Marx’s latest art show, opening December 14th at the Corey Helford Gallery!

Preview: Transformers Legacy: Art of Transformers Packaging

Transformers Legacy: Art of Transformers Packaging

(W) Jim Sorenson, William Forster
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $29.99

Presenting hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers, as archived by Hasbro, Takara, and private collectors around the world. Extras include never-before-seen artwork from toys that never were, original design sketches, catalog artwork, and more. Available in November.

Transformers: Legacy Art of Transformers Packaging

Dark Horse Examines the Art of Cuphead

Come one, come all! It’s time for a special announcement of a thrilling compendium!! Dark Horse Books, Studio MDHR, and King Features Syndicate are thrilled to present this beautiful, limited-edition package, The Art of Cuphead! The limited-edition book includes a cloth slipcase and a set of acetate sheets in a portfolio breaking down the game’s classic start screen illustration. This vintage-style art extravaganza is the perfect book for fans of Cuphead.

Get transported back to the golden age of 1930s animation with an art book celebrating the acclaimed run & gun platformer, Cuphead. Each page of this curated artwork collection is designed to capture the vintage look and feel of the Thirties. Take a gander at the game’s traditional hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation. Peek at the concepts, production work, and early ideas that went into the making of Cuphead’s characters, bosses, stages and more, including never-before-seen content from the upcoming DLC! Relive the most cherished and challenging moments of Cuphead and Mugman’s adventure to reclaim their souls from The Devil, all in a way you’ve never seen before. Guided by personal insights from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, take a one-of-a-kind trip through the Inkwell Isles and discover an all-new appreciation for Cuphead’s animation style and challenging retro gameplay.

The Art of Cuphead goes on sale March 17, 2020, and is available for pre-order. Be sure to pick up a copy of this oversized, 264-page art book for $99.99.

The Art of Cuphead

Preview: Marvel Masterworks Pin-Up HC

Marvel Masterworks Pin-Up HC

(W) Craig Yoe (A) John Severin, John Romita, Wally Wood (CA) Steve Ditko
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $34.99

An incredible artbook showcasing some of the greatest comic artists of all time! Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jim Steranko, Don Heck, John Byrne, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Severin, Wally Wood, John Romita, and many more!
As part of the tremendous fun of Silver Age comics, artists created pin-ups of the most popular Marvel heroes and villains! Now the greatest of those works of art are gathered for the first time in a beautiful large-format hardback book! Included are rare examples of original art of The Thing, Spider-Man, and Dr. Strange.

True believers, thrill to pulsating pinups of Spidey, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers, Nick Fury, Daredevil, Millie the Model (!), and the ever lovin’ blue-eyed Thing-and many marvelous more!

Marvel Masterworks Pin-Up HC

Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution is out November 5

The name Bill Sienkiewicz is synonymous with groundbreaking illustration. A classically trained painter, Sienkiewicz’s art incorporates abstract and expressionist influences and combines oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, collage, and mimeograph. It is in no way overstating things to say that when Sienkiewicz made his debut in 1979 as a comic book artist drawing Marvel’s Moon Knight that there had never been another comic artist like him.

For four decades, Sienkiewicz’s style and storytelling have pushed against the preconceptions of the comic book medium, in the pages of comics like Stray ToastersThe New Mutants and Elektra: Assassin and on the iconic covers of SandmanDaredevil, Dazzler, and more.

Sienkiewicz’s art has been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and art galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany. He’s created iconic album art for the RZA’s Bobby Digital and E.P.M.D’s Business As Usual and the popular game Resident Evil. His artwork has been central to advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, Nissan, and the 2006 Winter Olympics, and he’s provided storyboards for dozens of Hollywood films. It is a career breathtaking in its scope and diversity.

Tomorrow, November 5th, Six Foot Press debuts the first volume of Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, an unprecedented, three book celebration of a unique and unpredictable artist. This first ever Bill Sienkiewicz’ art book features:

  • An introduction by bestselling writer Neil Gaiman;
  • A comprehensive and incisive essay by Ben Davis, the award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News;
  • A candid interview with Sienkiewicz, conducted by Chul R. Kim, about the artist’s influences, techniques and the future of comic book art;
  • More than 200 pages of art, much of it rarely seen;
  • A 9.5 x 12″, 224-page hardcover book, covered in luxurious 100% cloth fabric, with two embossed, tipped-in images on the front and back cover;
  • $49.95 available everywhere books are sold.

Also available November 5th from Six Foot Press is a Limited Edition format that is numbered and signed by Sienkiewicz, limited to 1,000 copies and retailing for $350.00. The Limited Edition includes a fabric-wrapped 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.

With the publication of Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution andthe artist’s induction into the Eisner Hall of Fame at this year’s Comic-Con International San Diego, there’s never been a better time to acknowledge one of the most respected and innovative artists. And if you’re wondering? It’s pronounced sin-KEV-itch.

Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution

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
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