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Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez

This Fantagraphics Studio Edition illuminates Jaime’s distinctive artistic process. Collected here is nearly 200 pages of raw, unretouched original art comprising complete stories, selected from among his most critically acclaimed, including “Chester Square,” “In the Valley of the Polar Bears,” and “Wigwam Bam.” The state of the art reproduction captures every nuance of the artist’s virtuosic pen lines. […]

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September 2017 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their September 2017 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include Diamond UK or the bookstore market. It’s worth reading the additional information under the sales […]

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 11

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a look at the state of the new website, October 2017 Previews, August 2017 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales August 2017, a preview of IDW’s Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition, and a review of Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant.

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Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant

Fantagraphics’ recent reprints of the Prince Valiant strip, scanned from original color engraver’s proof sheets, have received international acclaim, and now we are printing the Holy Grail of comics art. Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant Artist’s Edition is a 192-page collection scanned from Foster’s original pages and printed in full color, capturing every nuance of Foster’s masterly brush […]

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September 2017 Previews

Diamond has updated Previews World with the September 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows two new Artist’s Edition format books. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Charles Burns’ Black Hole Charles Burns’s graphic novel Black Hole is a towering achievement by a master cartoonist, and a genuine […]

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August 2017 Previews

Diamond has updated Previews World with the August 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows three new Artist’s Edition format books. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez collects almost 200 pages of the raw, original art from the first fifty issues […]

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 7

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition: April 2017 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales April 2017, June 2017 Previews, previews of Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition and Fantagraphics Studio Editions: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant & Charles Burns’ Black Hole, and reviews of Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition and Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition.

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Fantagraphics Studio Editions: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant & Charles Burns’ Black Hole

No need for a preview: read our reviews of Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant and Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns. Courtesy of Fantagraphics and Edelweiss come these previews; these are extremely tentative as the Hal Foster is over a year late and the Charles Burns hasn’t been solicited through Diamond yet. Fantagraphics […]

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Defining the AE formats

Beginning in 2010 with Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition, the AE format encompasses the range of books printing scans of original comic book artwork.  IDW continued with the AE moniker with Artifact Editions and Artisan Editions, and along the way, Dark Horse, Titan, Graphitti Designs, Dynamite and Rebellion have joined the fray. Based on […]

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January 2017 Previews & the current state of the AE market

Diamond has updated Previews World with the January 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows no AE format solicitations, not a one. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. Publishers have been slowing down with Artist’s Edition format books throughout 2016, with Dark Horse only publishing one, Dynamite publishing one, […]