“Not quite an AE” Index

Reduced size, portfolios.

Welcome to the former Reduced Size Artist’s Edition Format and Portfolio Index. This page is a companion to our main Index, focusing on portfolios, and books printing original art at a size smaller than the original art it presents.

All foreign language AE format books have been moved to the Foreign AE Index. If the work has its title in English and contains English text I kept it here.

Consider this a work in progress that, most likely, will never be a complete listing.


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Abrams

The Art of the Simon And Kirby Studio

Includes artwork photographed from the original art in Joe Simon’s private archive and showcases the seminal work of Simon and Kirby and their artistry as it has never been seen before. Review.


Andrews McMeel

Calvin and Hobbes Sunday Pages 1985 1995 cover

Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995

Includes original Watterson art from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum 2001 exhibit. Review.

  • Publication Date: September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780740721359
  • Diamond Item Code: NOV120837
  • 10.7″ x 9.5″
  • 96 pages
  • Softcover
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Lucy Shelton Caswell
  • Production: none listed
  • Design: Frank Pauer
  • $16.99 USD
  • Order online: Amazon

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes An Exhibition Catalogue cover

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue

Includes original Watterson art from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum 2014 exhibit. Review.


Boom! Studios

George Perezs Sirens Pen Ink No. 1 cover

George Pérez’s Sirens: Pen & Ink No. 1

Includes black and white production pages and pencil pages. Review.

  • Publication date: July 29, 2015
  • ISBN: 844-2-84004-657-0111
  • Diamond item code: FEB151135
  • 12” x 17”
  • 48 pages
  • softcover
  • $14.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Dafna Pleban, Chris Rosa
  • Production: none listed
  • Design: Scott Newman, Kelsey Dieterich
  • Order online: eBay

Jerry and the Joker Adventures and Comic Art cover

Dark Horse

Jerry and the Joker: Adventures and Comic Art

Includes never-before-published full-page artwork from Detective Comics and Batman, covers featuring Batman, Robin, and the Joker, and much more. Review.

  • Publication date: August 2017
  • ISBN: 978-1-50670-225-4
  • Diamond item code: JAN170139
  • 9” x 12”
  • 192 pages
  • hardcover
  • $34.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Jens Robinson, Daniel Chabon, Hannah Means-Shannon
  • Production: Adam Pruett
  • Design: David Nestelle, Patrick Satterfield
  • Order online: Amazon

Eleroy

Pierre Culliford known as Peyo The Life and Work of a Marvellous Storyteller cover

Pierre Culliford, known as Peyo: The Life and Work of a Marvellous Storyteller

An exhibit catalogue of Peyo’s work. Review.

  • Publication date: May 2012
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-2-9539743-0-0
  • Diamond item code: JAN121191
  • 8.25″ x 11″
  • 256 pages
  • softcover
  • Solicitation
  • $50 USD
  • Editor: Éric Leroy
  • Production: Sylvain Rousseau
  • Design: not listed
  • Order online: AbeBooks

Fantagraphics

Queen of the Ring Wrestling Drawings by Jaime Hernandez 1980 2020 cover

Queen of the Ring: Wrestling Drawings by Jaime Hernandez 1980-2020

Spotlights the women who are often ignored in pro wrestling in 125 full-colour illustrations: pin-ups, action shots, fake wrestling magazine covers, all presented in a deluxe hardcover. Review.


Wallace Wood Presents Shattuck Original Art Edition

Includes the complete Shattuck stip. Review.


Flesk

Al Williamson Strange World Adventures cover

Al Williamson Strange World Adventures

Includes Cover art, interior pages, drawings and sketches – plus photographs of Al and his friends posing as references for his sequential art. Review.

  • Publication Date: May 26, 2021
  • ISBN: 978-1-64041-040-4
  • Diamond Item Code: MAR211308
  • 9.75” x 13”
  • 128 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $49.95 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: John Fleskes
  • Production: John Fleskes, Katherine Chu, Vicky Lien, Mark Schultz
  • Design: John Fleskes
  • Variants: Softcover ($39.95)
  • Order Online: Flesk, eBay

Hellboy: Into The Silent Sea Studio Edition

The script, preliminary roughs, reference photos, completed pencil drawings and finished inks are all shared and discussed. The pencil drawings, many of which have never been seen before by the public, provide insight not only for the student but also for any fan who enjoys lavishly reproduced comic art. Review.

  • Publication Date: June 13, 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1-64041-004-6
  • Diamond Item Code: MAR181670
  • 10” x 13”
  • 144 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $50 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: John Fleskes
  • Production: John Fleskes, Katherine Chu
  • Design: Gary Gianni, John Fleskes
  • Order Online: eBay

The Nexus Chronicles

Includes the original art for eight of The Dude’s favourite creations, including Nexus: Wages of Sin #1 and Next Nexus #1, both of which are shown with their pencil and finished inked forms facing one another to highlight the process. Nexus #50 and the rarely seen eight-page “All in Sundra” are reproduced from their inked originals. Also featured is the previously unpublished Nexus #99 in pencil form and the fully painted Sundra story “When She Was Young,” and more. Review.

  • Publication Date: August 03, 2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-93386-576-8
  • Diamond Item Code: DEC151372
  • 9” x 12”
  • 304 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $49.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: John Fleskes
  • Production: None credited
  • Design: None credited
  • Order Online: AmazoneBay

Hermes Press

Alex Raymond An Artistic Journey cover

Alex Raymond: An Artistic Journey: Adventure, Intrigue, and Romance

An art monograph covering Raymond’s complete artistic output with an authoritative text by noted comics historian Ron Goulart. Review.

  • Publication Date: March 16, 2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-61345-091-8
  • Diamond Item Code: AUG151563
  • 10” x 13”
  • 240 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $75 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Daniel Herman
  • Production: Elaine De Vivo
  • Design: Daniel Herman
  • Order Online: AmazoneBay

IDW

The Best of EC Stories Artisan Edition cover

The Best of EC Comics Artisan Edition

The stories in this volume truly represent the very best of what EC published—Wally Wood’s My World, Al Williamson’s Food for Thought, Alex Toth’s Thunderjet, Joe Orlando’s Judgment Day, Harvey Kurtzman’s Corpse on the Imjin, Bernie Krigstein’s Master Race, Jack Davis’ Foul Play, and so many more classics of the form—truly the cream of the crop, the best of the best. Includes Wood’s In Gratitude, appearing for the first time in an AE format book.


Big John Buscema Comics and Drawings cover

Big John Buscema: Comics & Drawings

Catalogue of the 2009 Casal Solleric exhibition. Review.

  • Publication Date: July 11, 2012
  • ISBN: 978-1613771952
  • Diamond Item Code: MAR120393
  • 9.7″ x 11.2″
  • 328 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $59.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier?
  • Production: Frédéric Manzano
  • Design: Frédéric Manzano
  • Order online: AmazoneBayAbeBooks

David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.


Dave Stevens The Rocketeer Artisan Edition cover

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.

  • Publication Date: March 01, 2017
  • ISBN: 978-1-63140-938-7
  • Diamond Item Code: DEC160606
  • 8” x 12”
  • 140 pages
  • Softcover
  • $39.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order Online: eBay

Doug Wildeys Rio The Complete Saga cover

Doug Wildey’s Rio: The Complete Saga

This book presents all of Wildey’s published Rio stories, as well as two never-before-released graphic novellas. Review.

  • Publication Date: June 20, 2012
  • ISBN: 978-1-61377-210-2
  • Diamond Item Code: MAR120394
  • 8” x 12”
  • 288 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $49.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order online: Amazon

Flesh Steel The Art of Russ Heath cover

Flesh & Steel. The Art of Russ Heath

Catalogue of the 2013 Casal Solleric exhibition. Review.

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-61377-971-2
  • Diamond Item Code: MAR140458
  • 9.6″ x 12.4″
  • 320 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $49.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Frédéric Manzano
  • Production: Frédéric Manzano
  • Design: David Fajardo, Frédéric Manzano
  • Order online: eBay

Gil Kanes The Amazing Spider Man Artisan Edition cover

Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.


Jack Kirby Pencils And Inks Artisan Edition

This book presents Kirby’s art in a new and unprecedented way, as side-by-side examples of his work, both in PENCIL and INK! Three Key first issues are showcased: The Demon #1, Kamandi #1 and Omac #1, along with a number of additional pieces presented. Review.


Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.

  • Publication Date: June 30, 2021 (solicited for April 2020)
  • ISBN: 978-1-68405-631-6
  • Diamond Item Code: NOV190727
  • 8” x 12”
  • 176 pages
  • Softcover
  • $39.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order Online: Things From Another World

James Cameron’s The Abyss Artisan Edition: Adapted by Michael W. Kaluta

The Abyss in our Artisan Edition format, presented with the same exacting quality standards as our award-winning Artist’s Edition series, just at a smaller (and more manageable!) size. Nearly every page has been scanned from M.W. Kaluta’s incredible original art in full colour.


John Buscemas Silver Surfer Artisan Edition cover

John Buscema’s Silver Surfer Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.


John Romita's The Amazing Spider Man Artisan Edition cover

John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.


Mike Mignolas Hellboy In Hell and Other Stories Artisan Edition cover

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy In Hell and Other Stories Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.

  • Publication Date: May 11, 2022 (solicited for April 2022)
  • ISBN: 978-1-68405-886-0
  • Diamond Item Code: DEC210519
  • 9” x 12”
  • 200 pages
  • Softcover
  • $39.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order online: Amazon

Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy – A Centennial Celebration

Many of Krenkles works-what he calls his “Doodles,” and while many of Roy’s doodles were simple drawings, many were finished illustrations done for the pure pleasure of creating art. Most of the images in this book are published here for the very first time and nearly all have been painstakingly scanned from the original art. Review.


Stan Sakai Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select

Includes the Grasscutter epics (Usagi Yojimbo issues 13-22, 39-45) in their entirety. Each interior page has been scanned from Stan Sakai’s personal archives and is printed “Artist’s Edition” style. Each copy has a bound-in signature plate signed by Sakai and is part of a numbered edition of 999. Review.

  • Publication Date: December 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-68405-660-6
  • 9″ x 13″
  • 464 pages
  • Slipcased hardcover
  • $150 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Shawn Lee
  • Order online: IDW

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artisan Edition cover

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artisan Edition

This book reproduces all the original art to the first issue, and also collecting all the layouts (also hand drawn) by the creators of what has been called this generation’s Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Rounding out the volume is an extensive gallery of other TMNT images, also scanned directly from the original art. Review.


Wally Woods EC Stories Artisan Edition cover

Wally Wood’s EC Stories Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size.

  • Publication Date: July 22, 2015
  • ISBN: 978-1-63140-328-6
  • Diamond Item Code: FEB150412
  • 8” x 12”
  • 152 pages
  • Softcover
  • $49.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order Online: Amazon.comAmazon.ca

Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

The Artist’s Edition at a reduced size. There is a printing error with two pages duplicated and two pages missing.


Woodwork Wallace Wood 1927 1981 cover

Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927-1981

Catalogue of the 2010 Casal Solleric exhibition. Review.


Kitchen Sink Books

Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration 1917 2017 cover

Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017

Exhibition catalogue spanning Eisner’s career. Review.

  • Publication Date: March 15, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-50670-355-8
  • Diamond Item Code: NOV160063
  • 10” x 14”
  • 176 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $49.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: John Lind
  • Production: John Lind, Cary Grazzini
  • Design: John Lind
  • Order online: AmazoneBay

Marvel

Ditko Is... Amazing King Size cover

Ditko Is… Amazing!

Includes Ditko’s original artwork from Amazing Fantasy 15 and Amazing Spider-Man 31. Review.


McSweeney’s

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary cover

Binky Brown meets The Holy Virgin Mary

Justin Green’s underground comix. Review.

  • Publication Date: December 09, 2009
  • ISBN 978-1-934781-55-5
  • Diamond Item Code: none
  • 10.2″ x 14.1″
  • 64 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $29 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Eli Horowitz
  • Production: Art Spiegelman
  • Design: Julia Green
  • Order online: Amazon

Profiles In History

DocDave Winiewicz Frazetta Collection Auction Catalog cover

DocDave Winiewicz Frazetta Collection Auction Catalog

Auction catalogue. Review.

  • Publication Date: November 2015
  • ISBN: none
  • Diamond Item Code: none
  • 10.5″ x 14.5″
  • 200 pages
  • Hardcover
  • $95 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor:
  • Production:
  • Design:
  • Order online: eBay

The Frank Darabont Collection catalog cover

The Frank Darabont Collection catalogue

Auction catalogue. Review.

  • Publication Date: June 2016
  • ISBN: none
  • Diamond Item Code: none
  • 10.5″ x 14.5″
  • 156 pages
  • Softcover
  • $95 USD, as part of two book set
  • Solicitation
  • Editor:
  • Production:
  • Design:
  • Order online: eBay

Society Of Illustrators

Tales From The Crypt Exhibition Catalog cover

Tales From The Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC Comics Exhibition Catalog

Exhibition catalogue. Review.

  • Publication Date: July 2018
  • ISBN: none
  • Diamond Item Code: none
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • 96 pages
  • Softcover
  • $30 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: None credited
  • Production: None credited
  • Design: Johnny Dombrowski, Clint Morgan
  • Order online: Society Of Illustrators

The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes Exhibition Catalog cover

The Art of The Avengers and Other Heroes Exhibition Catalog

Exhibition catalogue. Review.

  • Publication Date: July 2018
  • ISBN: none
  • Diamond Item Code: none
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • 48 pages
  • Softcover
  • $20 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: None credited
  • Production: None credited
  • Design: Johnny Dombrowski
  • Order online: Society Of Illustrators

Portfolios

Bernie Wrightson’s The Muck Monster: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes The Muck Monster from Eerie 68. Review.

  • Publication Date: April 08, 2012
  • ISBN 8277140035980
  • Diamond Item Code: MAY120370
  • 15″ x 22″
  • 7 plates
  • $29.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order online: AE Index Store, eBay

Cerebus Archive Number One

Includes the ten earliest pages in the Cerebus archive. Review.


Cerebus Archive Number Five

Includes the ten earliest pages of Jaka’s first story pages. Review.


EC The Covers Portfolio Artist’s Edition

Features 8 classic EC Covers: Crime Suspenstories #22, Tales from the Crypt #46, Weird Fantasy #15, Weird Science-Fantasy #29, Haunt of Fear #20, Two-Fisted Tales #25, Weird Fantasy #21, and Incredible Science Fiction #33. Review.

  • Publication Date: January 08, 2014
  • ISBN: 8827714006186
  • Diamond Item Code: OCT138171
  • 15″ x 22″
  • 8 plates
  • $50 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order Online: eBay

Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes covers and interiors from Locke & Key. Review.

  • Publication Date: May 07, 2014
  • ISBN: 827714006148
  • Diamond Item Code: JAN140507
  • 10″ x 15″
  • 12 plates
  • $39.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Chris Ryall
  • Production: Chris Ryall
  • Design: Robbie Robbins, Randall Dahlk
  • Order Online: eBay

Gabriel Rodriguez’ Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Covers Portfolio

Includes covers from four series. Review.


Michael Golden’s G.I. Joe Yearbook: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes G.I. Joe Yearbook #2 complete main story, lettered and unlettered. Review.

  • Publication Date: May 08, 2013
  • ISBN: 827714004175
  • Diamond Item Code: NOV120380
  • 12″ x 17″
  • 22 plates
  • $40 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order Online: eBay

Neal Adams’ Thrillkill: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes the complete 8 page story from Creepy. Review.

  • Publication Date: August 08 2012
  • UPC 82771400360400111
  • Diamond Item Code: MAY120371
  • 12″ x 17″
  • 8 plates
  • $29.99 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Order Online: eBay

Russ Heath’s Yellow Heat Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes the complete eight-page story from Vampirella. Review.


Wally Wood T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes various T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents material. Review.


Walter Simonson’s Lawnmower Man: Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes The Lawnmower Man from Bizarre Adventures 29. Review.


Walter Simonson’s Ragnarök Artist’s Edition Portfolio

Includes all twelve covers from the first series, regular and variants. Review.

  • Publication Date: September 2015
  • ISBN 827714010060 
  • Diamond Item Code: Convention Exclusive
  • 10″ x 15″
  • 12 plates
  • $40 USD
  • Solicitation
  • Print Run: 250
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Shawn Lee, Randall Dahlk
  • Order online: eBay