Adam Chapman has a nice long talk with Scott Dunbier via the Comic Shenanigans podcast. Worth a listen for all AE fans. And thank you for the shout out!
Some interesting points discussed. Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Artist’s Edition is currently slated for February 2021. No current plans for John Buscema’s Conan; he wants pages Buscema inked. David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artisan Edition has a second printing. David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artist’s Edition was their best selling volume.
Michael Golden’s Micronauts Artist’s Edition came about because of a collector who had a large amount of material and offered it up, then IDW convinced Hasbro and then Marvel. Finally Golden agreed to the compensation and comps. Plus the support of Chris Ryall.
One collector had so much art it allowed for three Artist’s Edition. Not enough pages available for a Jack Cole Plastic Man; Scott estimates four known pages. Ditko’s family would like to do a Steve Ditko Artist’s Edition but nothing worked out with Marvel. Dunbier has scans of Amazing Spider-Man 20, 26, 33, Amazing Fantasy 15, a dozen monster stories, and another 150-200 Spider-Man pages. There isn’t enough Carl Barks artwork available at present for an Artifact Edition.
Dunbier has toyed with the idea of “Best of” Marvel decade books, when there is amazing art but not enough for a complete book, so Marvel’s Best Of the 1980s, etc.