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FairSquare Comics and Alien Books Join Forces for American Distribution

Immigrant and minority owned publisher FairSquare Comics has announced a partnership with newly formed international studio Alien Books, bringing dozens of high profile creators and titles to the American market!

English, French, Spanish… They may sound different, but when it comes to comics, the two companies are speaking the same language: quality, variety, diversity and a true passion for sequential art. 

Per the multi-year agreement, Alien Books will be added to the FairSquare Comics catalogue, distributed worldwide by Diamond Comics and Diamond Book Distributors, bringing a new color to the family: FairSquare Gold!

The Alien Books comics and graphic novels will debut in April, 2023 with an art book: The Art of Ariel Olivetti. The Argentinian maestro delivers an incredible opus displaying some of his most amazing pieces created for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, BOOM Studios and more over his 25 year career. Discover or re-discover Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Venom, Cable, Space Ghost and many others like you’ve never seen them before, commented by Ariel Olivetti himself. The Art of Ariel Olivetti will be available, starting April 5th (Direct Market) and April 18th (everywhere else) in both Hardcover and softcover editions. 

But that’s not all! On April 12th, Alien Books will present a never published before horror anthology from best-selling writer and artist Damian ConnellyBlood, Love, Ghosts and a Deadly Spell packs 4 short horrific tales and a poem from the mind of the hit series You Promised Me Darkness and Follow Me Into Darkness creator. Only available in comic book stores, Blood, Love, Ghosts and a Deadly Spell features three stunning covers from Damian Connelly himself. 

That, of course, is only the beginning. 

International talents such as Leandro Fernandez, Howard Chaykin, Eduardo Risso and many more, all have projects with Alien Books.

Clover Press is partnering with pixiv and Media Do International for two art books

Clover Press is partnering with pixiv and Media Do International to bring two new art books featuring the work of Korean and Taiwanese artists!

These books, Artists in Taiwan and Artists in Korea, represent a small fraction of the talented artists actively engaged on pixiv. Clover Press and pixiv are proud to bring these works to the English reading audience, and to deliver their art beyond the boundaries of region and language.

The Kickstarter campaign is launching soon with loads of great reward tiers and add-ons! Sign up on our pre-launch page to be notified the second it goes live!

Udon announces the Elden Ring: Official Art Book Volumes 1 and 2 Hardcovers

UDON Entertainment has announced that they have acquired the English language rights to the brand new book series Elden Ring: Official Art Book from Japanese publisher Kadokawa Game Linkage. UDON Entertainment will release English-language localized editions of Elden Ring: Official Art Book Volume 1 and Volume 2 in Hardcover format in Summer, 2023. UDON Entertainment has previously published official art books based on the FromSoftware games Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, Dark Souls III, and Bloodborne.

The Elden Ring: Official Art Book Volumes 1 & 2 showcase the stunning artwork used in the development of the game “Elden Ring” published in February 2022 by FromSoftware and Bandai Namco, and created by Director Hidetaka Miyazaki, with worldbuilding by the legendary author George R. R. Martin. Released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC, the title has received unanimous rave-reviews, with a Metacritic scoring of 96% and over 17.5 million copies sold. It recently took home the two top prizes at the Japan Game Awards, and has already started appearing on many critics’ ‘Best games of 2022’ lists with more award wins to certainly come. 

The two-volume Elden Ring: Official Art Book contains a plethora of artworks from the game’s ‘Lands Between’ and its inhabitants in stunning oversized hardcover editionsVolume 1 features key art from the game’s opening movie, concept and development art of the large open-world and claustrophobic dungeons, and the game’s many characters and armors. Volume 2 includes stunning art of the foes great and small that threaten to end the player’s journey, the weapons used to slay them, and even a list of the many items found within the game… very useful for dedicated fans!

Elden Ring: Official Art Book Volumes 1 & 2 will be released summer 2023, and will be available as two separate oversized hardcover tomes. They will retail for $59.99 each and be available at all major brick-and-mortar and online retailers. 

This summer… return to the Lands Between… reunite the fractured world… reforge the Elden Ring!

Preview: The Dynamite Art of Jay Anacleto Hardcover

The Dynamite Art of Jay Anacleto Hardcover

Writers: Various
Artist: Jay Anacleto
Cover: Jay Anacleto3
192 pages | Art Book | $39.99 | Teen+

For over a quarter century, Jay Anacleto has taken pencil to some of the most iconic and sophisticated covers to grace the comics industry. For Dynamite Entertainment, Anacleto has tackled virtually every character in the company’s library! Now, all of this incredible art is presented in one incredible hardcover collection, curated by the ancient master himself! Vampirella! Red Sonja! Dejah Thoris! Chaos!
Plus: Demons, wizards, monsters and superheroes! 192 pages of worlds and characters beyond imagining!

The Dynamite Art of Jay Anacleto Hardcover

Preview: 20202020

A series of daily watercolor and ink drawings from 2020 by award winning illustrator Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War, Mind MGMT). Each of the over 366 illustrations was created using all traditional materials with no digital manipulation. Different themes in the book include a robot Tod alphabet, a complete tarot deck and a variety of fictional and nonfictional characters.

(W/A) Farel Dalrymple
80 pages
7″ x 10″
ISBN 978-1942801269
Purchase

20202020

Dark Horse Books dives into the visual journey of the creation of The Cuphead Show

Dark Horse Books and King Features Syndicate presents The Art of The Cuphead Show! Lead writer of the popular Netflix series, Deeki Deke, guides fans on a behind-the scenes tour through The Cuphead Show!’s creation including never before seen graphics and insights directly from the crew.

Immerse yourself in the creation story of the acclaimed Netflix animated series, The Cuphead Show! as series’ producers, writers, graphic artists, and more take you on a deep dive into the development and production of one of the hottest animated series around! Never-before-seen production art, character designs, and more await in The Art of The Cuphead Show!.

Since The Cuphead Show! first debuted in February 2022, the animated adaptation of the award-winning video game has received high praise for its stunning designs and classic animation art style. The Cuphead Show! is executive produced by Dave Wasson, Chad Moldenhauer, Jared Moldenhauer, and CJ Kettler, with Cosmo Segurson serving as co-executive producer. Due to the massive success and popularity of the first drop of The Cuphead Show!, Cuphead, Mugman and the Inkwell Isles crew returned to Netflix with new episodes and in August, and more misadventures are planned to hit the streamer on November 18.

The Art of The Cuphead Show! hardcover volume will be available for purchase in Summer 2023 — in bookstores June 27 followed by comic stores on June 28. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The Art of The Cuphead Show! will retail for $49.99.

The Art of The Cuphead Show! 

Explore Thedas with the Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Boxed Set

Dark Horse Books and BioWare are teaming up to bring you the Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Boxed Set. This two-volume encyclopedia collection features a deep dive into the world of the popular gaming franchise. For the first time, Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 and Volume 2 are presented together in new paperback editions, housed in a slipcase which features art from the artists of the Dragon Age games.

A compelling and thoughtfully designed two-volume encyclopedia of Thedas, this collection is perfect for anyone interested in BioWare’s hit fantasy franchise Dragon Age! Covering events from all the games through Dragon Age: Inquisition, this set is a perfect introduction for newcomers, and a deep dive full of secrets for die-hard fans.

These dramatic, beautiful tomes illuminate the darkest corners of the Deep Roads to the most illusory reaches of the Fade, taking readers on a journey through one of the most fully-realized fantasy universes of our time.   

The Dragon Age: World of Thedas Boxed Set will be available in bookstores July 11, 2023 and comic shops July 12, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. It will retail for $59.99.

Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Boxed Set

Dark Horse presents The Art of Peter Bergting

Dark Horse Books presents a new, beautifully designed hardcover art book, The Art of Peter Bergting. Celebrating the award-winning comics artist and illustrator known for evocative fantasy, horror, and sci-fi artwork, this collection showcases a body of work nearly 30 years in the making.

Explore the dark, mystical, and mysterious work of Peter Bergting, collected for the first time in a gorgeous hardcover volume with an introduction by award-winning horror writer and longtime collaborator Christopher Golden. This collection includes pages and covers from many popular series that Bergting has contributed to, such as Mike Mignola and Golden’s Baltimore and Tales from the Outerverse. Bergting’s sketches and process art from other comics, magazines, novels, and games will also be featured in the book. 

The Art of Peter Bergting will be available at comic shops February 15, 2023 and in bookstores February 28, 2023. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The Art of Peter Bergting will retail for $49.99. 

The Art of Peter Bergting

Explore a universe run amok in The Worlds of Borderlands

Dark Horse Books and Gearbox Entertainment have announced The Worlds of Borderlands, a new encyclopedia and de facto guide to Pandora, the crazy cast of characters who live there, and what life’s really like surviving on the surrounding planets.

The Worlds of Borderlands features art and trivia related to the guns, vehicles, ships, companies, and adventurers of the world-spanning Borderlands universe.

Available online and in select stores beginning March 15, 2023, The Worlds of Borderlands is a full-color hardcover art book from Rick Barba. Starting today, the art book is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop or bookstore for $29.99 USD.

The Worlds of Borderlands

Set sail with The Art of Skull and Bones

Capitalizing on their expertise in Naval Combat, Ubisoft Singapore brings you a new journey on the high seas in Skull and BonesThe Art of Skull and Bones hardcover, published by Dark Horse in partnership with Ubisoft, contains beautifully designed concept art, detailed character breakdowns and various ship and weapon designs.

Experience the journey from outcast to infamous pirate in The Art of Skull and Bones! Explore life on the Indian Ocean with this high-end coffee table book featuring never-before-seen art and discover a world filled with beauty and danger.

Dark Horse and Ubisoft invite readers to enter a perilous paradise with The Art of Skull and Bones, collecting a bounty of concept art and creator commentary detailing the treacherous adventures that await on the high seas!

The Art of Skull and Bones hardcover will be in bookstores December 20th, 2022 and comic stores December 21st, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore for $49.99.

The Art of Skull and Bones
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