Coming October 2019, Fantagraphics Books will release two new stunning additions to their Studio Edition series: Daniel Clowes: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition and Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition.
The Fantagraphics Studio Edition series illuminates the compelling, painstaking process by which great comics are created. Each deluxe, oversized volume collects over 100 pages of high resolution, un-retouched original art scans, capturing subtle nuances of the artist’s skillful brush strokes and pen lines. These full-size reproductions retain original pencil marks, corrections, and marginalia—fascinating imperfections that provide insights into the creative process of these master cartoonists. This is truly the closest most of us will ever get to sitting in the artist’s studio.
Daniel Clowes: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition turns the spotlight on one of the medium’s most dynamic creators. This edition draws from Clowes’s nearly 35 years of comics art, ranging from some of his earliest published work, 1986’s Lloyd Llewelyn, to his seminal one-man anthology, Eightball (in which Ghost World was originally serialized), and includes samples from his most recent graphic novel, 2016’s best-selling time travel thriller, Patience.
Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition highlights the work of this star cartoonist, focusing on his two best-known series: Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design. In addition to excerpts from these two major comics projects, this edition features dozens of other gems from Piskor’s archives, including commercial art, designs for a line of Public Enemy action figures, and much more.
Each book will retail for $150. Both Daniel Clowes and Ed Piskor will be doing limited signing events around the US to promote the book.