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Preview: Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

(W) Joe Pearson, Terry Fitzgerald, Brad Coombs, Jim Mitchell, Lisa Pearson (A) Joe Pearson, Terry Fitzgerald, Brad Coombs, Jim Mitchell, Lisa Pearson
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $39.99

See the art that helped create the Grammy Award Nominated music video Do the Evolution by legendary band Pearl Jam, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductee. Directed by visionary comics legend Todd McFarlane and veteran animator Kevin Altieri, this achievement in animation told a graphic and dark history of the world in four gripping minutes and is widely considered one of the best music videos of all time. Now, the full story of the making of this historic video will be told in this art book. Lushly illustrated by the video’s striking animation cells with never before seen storyboards and designs from the video, the video’s co-producer, Joe Pearson, will guide readers through the fascinating process of bringing the band’s vision to life in this one-of-a-kind book.

Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

Simon Stålenhag Delivers a Unique Vision of a Dystopic Future with The Labyrinth

Simon Stålenhag is running a Kickstarter for The Labyrinth, a brand-new narrative art book. Past works of Stålenhag’s has been adapted into roleplaying games and for television.

The Labyrinth introduces us to a world covered by ruins and ash, the few survivors that remain take shelter deep underground. But the time has come to venture out into the wastelands of the surface world. Are you prepared to confront dark secrets from the time before civilization’s fall?

The Labyrinth will be a thick, oversized artbook of over 150 pages. There are two versions, a standard, and a limited edition. The limited edition features an exclusive and beautifully embossed cloth cover, is unique to this Kickstarter, and will never be printed again.

The standard edition starts at about $40 US plus shipping with the limited edition at $80 plus shipping.

The project runs until October 30 and has already passed its goal.

The Labyrinth

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia Celebrates 30 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog

Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary with a new full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the blue blur’s video game appearances in Dark Horse Books’ upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia, arriving on June 1, 2021.

Dive deep into the extensive lore and exhaustive detail of each game in Sonic’s ever-expanding universe—from the beloved SEGA Genesis to the most bleeding-edge video game consoles. This tome leaves no stone unturned, showcasing in-depth looks at the characters, settings, and stories from each exciting installment.

Dark Horse Books and SEGA present the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia—a must-have volume for any fan of the world’s speediest hedgehog.

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

Warning Michael Cohen, this Kickstarter is Full of Spoilers

What’d comic writer Matt Miner do!? For the year that Michael Cohen was in prison, Miner sent postcards where he discussed random things… and then spoiled television shows and movies. Now, those postcards are being collected in Spoilers for Michael with new art by Sean Von Gorman imagining how Cohen reacted to the spoilers. The book is brought together with design by Matt Krotzer.

This Kickstarter is a literal spoiler alert!

Miner has done prisoner support for individuals arrested for political activism and what he learned is US prison life is filled with loneliness and boredom making letters a cherished thing. Cohen’s also an asshole, so, why not take advantage?

Despite his attempt at rehabilitation, Cohen is partially responsible for the state of things helping to lie, cheat, steal, and commit crimes. He’s not a friend not matter his willingness to throw Trump under the bus.

The Kickstarter is currently running and ends on October 15. A digital copy begins at $15 with print copies starting at $35.

Warning… spoilers….

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook Delivers A Curated Look at the First Part of the Critical Role’s Mighty Nein Campaign

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook

Dark Horse Books is delighted to announce that the Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is now available for pre-order through all major book and comics retailers.

Straight from the second campaign of the wildly popular Critical Role webseries, the deluxe edition of The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein showcases 264 pages of art created by the Critical Role fan community, with accompanying text written by Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Dani Carr, and the cast of Critical Role. This artbook is the perfect way to revisit the beginnings of the Mighty Nein through the in-world perspective of Expositor Beauregard Lionett and the archivists of the Cobalt Soul.

The Deluxe Edition includes exclusive features such as a faux-leather, foil-stamped cover and decorative clamshell box featuring art by Lauryn Ipsum and designed by Cindy Cacarez-Sprague, an annotated map of the Dwendalian Empire by Deven Rue, a triptych-style lithograph featuring exclusive art by Sam Hogg, character sketches of each of the Mighty Nein by Nick Robles, a flyer for the Fletching & Moondrop Traveling Carnival of Curiosities by Will Kirkby, an invitation to the Lavish Chateau Helen Mask, blueprints for the Tinkertop Bolt Blaster 1000 by Fernando Furukawa, a pamphlet on the Traveler by Ceri Giddens, and embossed flower sketches on vellum by Lauryn Ipsum.

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is available everywhere books are sold starting November 10, 2020. This oversized deluxe hardcover will retail for $124.99.

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy Gets an Expanded Edition

Expanded with many never before seen artwork, The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition delves deeper than ever into the sci-fi saga that changed video games forever.

Contains extensive new material from the DLCs for all three games—including the award-winning “Lair of the Shadow Broker” from Mass Effect 2 and the fan-favorite “Citadel” from Mass Effect 3.

Experience the evolution of the aliens, planets, ships, and technology that define this iconic science fiction universe, as the developers who brought the BioWare™ masterpiece to life take you from the earliest design sketches through to the meticulous final renders.

Brimming with concept art and commentary, this expanded edition is the ultimate companion to one of the greatest series in the history of gaming!

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition will be available everywhere books are sold on February 24, 2021 and will retail for $39.99.

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition

Dark Horse Books and Capcom present Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Document File

Dark Horse Books and Capcom present Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Document File, a perfect companion for fans of Resident Evil, and fully translated to English for the first time!

An in-depth, 152-page art book that ventures into the challenges recorded throughout the production of the critically acclaimed, fan-adored Resident Evil 7: Biohazard!

Relive the terror of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the expertly crafted first-person survival horror game that altered the paradigmof Resident Evil titles. This oversized, hardcover art book includes undisclosed concept art and CG visuals closely arranged and coupled with detailed passages of the development team’s progress on the game. Explore interviews, photo albums, a storyboard collection of in-game event scenes from opening to ending, and more in this succinctly packed chronicle of Resident Evil 7’s development. 

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Document File will be available everywhere books are sold December 8, 2020.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Document File

Next World Tarot Envisions Revolutionary Love and Justice

Cristy C Road’s Next World Tarot has been celebrated since 2017 for its detailed envisioning of justice, resilience, accountability, and reclaimed magic.

Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, the Next World Tarot envisions a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love.

The Fool’s Journey is about smashing systematic oppression, owning their truths, being accountable to the people and places that support them, and taking back a connection to their body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing.

The Next World Tarot is a visual spectacle of both the battle cry and the re-connection between outcasts and their criminalized identities.

The deck will be immortalized this summer as an oversize (9” x 12”) full-color hardcover art book with accompanying essays expanding upon each of the 78 illustrations, in English and Spanish, from radical indie publisher Silver Sprocket.

The Next World Tarot began as a project that would vary in media based on Roads’ time and resources, evolving into a complex series of drawings created with micron and gel pens, markers, white out, and whatever acrylic paint she could get her hands on; illustrated on sheets of bristol vellum paper ranging in size from 11” x 14” and 18” x 26”.

It’s cast of electric queer characters evolved into a disarray of minds, bodies, and souls; who triumph through societal challenge.

This summer will also see the release of the iconic deck and reader in a “pocket edition” for easier transportation and shuffling at 2.6” x 3.5”.

Hardcover art-book: 176 full-color pages; 9″ x 12″; SRP: $50; ISBN: 978-1-945509-384
Pocket deck: 78 cards and booklet; 2.6″ x 3.5″; SRP: $20; ISBN: 978-1-945509-37-7
Original deck; 78 cards and booklet; 4″ x 6″; SRP: $50; ISBN: 978-1-945509-29-2

Dark Horse Presents The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Dark Horse Books and Ubisoft present The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the official art book of the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. Available this holiday 2020, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players a captivating Viking experience in a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages.

The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a masterfully designed oversized hardcover art book that invites the reader on a visual journey through the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: a world defined by the harsh beauty of Viking life, rich with fascinating characters and breathtaking landscapes. The book offers an insider’s look at the immersive art direction of the game, through an exhaustive collection of never-before-seen concept art, production material, and creator commentary. Readers will explore the visual development of the game’s stunning environments, intricate characters, props, and weapons designs.

Dark Horse is also proud to reveal The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Deluxe Edition, a limited edition that includes an exclusive cover, a decorative slipcase, and a gallery-quality lithograph art print. The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deluxe Edition will be hitting shelves later this year timed with the release of the game.

The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deluxe Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. At nearly 200 pages, the Standard Edition will retail for $39.99 and the Deluxe Edition will retail for $79.99.


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Object Compendium by Kilian Eng coming September 2020 from Floating World Comics

Object Compendium is the definitive edition that collects all of Kilian Eng’s otherworldly landscapes and retro-futuristic illustrations in one massive volume, including 30 pages of previously unpublished works. Each dreamlike image immerses the viewer in a unique environment, full of engrossing detail and surreal beauty.

Kilian Eng is one of the most popular and acclaimed digital illustrators working today. His prints of dreamy landscapes and his retro-futuristic style are admired by many. He is known for his Mondo poster series, designing posters for Game of ThronesThe TerminatorJodorowsky’s Dune, and Sony PlayStation. He has also designed many acclaimed album covers for M83, Sturgill Simpson and soundtracks for AlienBatman Returns, and Prometheus. Kilian earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack University of Arts, Craft & Design in Stockholm, and has won numerous awards for his illustrative work.

Object Compendium retails for $49.95, the 280 page hardcover is out in September 2020 from Floating World Comics.

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