October 2021 Crowdfunding

John Paul Leons The Winter Men Artists Edition cover prelim

John Paul Leon’s The Winter Men Artist’s Edition

By John Paul Leon (Art, Cover & Story) and Brett Lewis (Story).

THE WINTER MEN is the project John Paul Leon was most proud of. None of its gorgeous artwork has ever been sold or left his Miami studio, except to be scanned for this book. Now, as a tribute to the renowned artist, JP’s closest friends have united to publish an Artist’s Edition of this modern comics masterpiece, with all proceeds proudly going to JP’s wife and daughter.

Please pledge your support and join JP’s studio-mates and Project Organizers Tommy Lee Edwards & Bernard Chang, Book Editor & Project Initiator Scott Dunbier, and artists Bill Sienkiewicz, Lee Weeks, Duncan Fegredo, Sean Phillips, Kim Jung Gi, Denys Cowan, Walter Simonson and Joe Quesada (who are all contributing brand new pin-ups) in celebration of an astonishing and inspiring body of work. John Paul Leon’s THE WINTER MEN Artist’s Edition features 184 pages of full-size 12 x 17 scans of all of the original comic art pages, along with never-before-seen concepts, layouts, sketches, unused art and pin-ups.

  • 12″ x 17″
  • 184 pages
  • $150 USD
  • Editor: Scott Dunbier
  • Production: Scott Dunbier
  • Design: Randall Dahlk
  • Variants: none
  • Order Online: Zoop

This was teased a few weeks ago but the campaign went live today. This looks to be an incredible book from the well-known team of Scott Dunbier and Randall Dahlk, both donating their efforts. Zoop as a crowdfunding platform will be new to most, but it was founded by three IDW alum. This note made me smile, as my many rants about the name and its use as a format.

Grateful acknowledgement to IDW Publishing for allowing us to use the term Artist’s Edition for this book.

The price is IDW standard as well for this size of work, and shipping appears to be very reasonable: $15 to the US and about $25 to Canada and Europe.

With the current state of shipping and transport, an actual arrival date is though to pin down, but the campaign states:

This book will be going to the printer within two weeks of the end of the campaign. Expected delivery time to our fulfillment center is roughly four months from approval to print date, but with the current state of international shipping there may be delays. Zoop will keep supporters updated throughout this process.

As well it mentions “double-boxed packaging to ensure safe delivery” so I’m guessing the same as current IDW Artist’s Editions are arriving in their normal cardboard case and then in a cardboard shipper.