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Scott Dunbier talks his career

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 […]

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Artisan Edition versus Artist’s Edition

In 2015 IDW released Wally Wood’s EC Comics Artisan Edition, repackaging the long sold out Artist’s Edition in a smaller affordable package. Adding a third “AE” to their original artbook line. There are three main differences between an Artisan Edition and an Artist’s Edition: size, binding, and cover material. An Artisan Edition is an 8″ […]

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2019 Dunbier Awards: The Winners!

Voting for the 2019 Dunbier Awards concluded at midnight on January 31, 2020. Complete votes can be viewed on the voting page. Here are our 2019 winners. Best Publisher IDW, edited by Scott Dunbier. Best Design John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition. Design by Randall Dahlk. IDW. Best Reproduction and Scanning Quality John Byrne’s Marvel Classics […]

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Artist's Edition Index Podcast Episode 37

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word. This month we take a look at shipping changes, Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales November 2019, Artist’s Edition Index Poll December 2019, 2019 Dunbier Awards, and reviews of Cerebus Archive Number Five and Stan Sakai Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select. Listen […]

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Stan Sakai Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select

Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo has been critically acclaimed worldwide since the character’s debut in 1984. This Artist Select volume collects both storylines of the Eisner Award-winning 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 […]

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

Roy G. Krenkel illustrated numerous works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, and more. But many of Krenkles works-what he calls his “Doodles,” in a characteristically self-effacing manner-were rarely seen by even his biggest fans. And while many of Roy’s doodles were simple drawings, many were finished illustrations done for the pure […]

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John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition

John Byrne is one of the true superstars of Marvel Comics. His legendary runs on The X-Men and Fantastic Four are just two of the highlights of his illustrious and storied career (and have each received the award-winning ARTIST’S EDITION treatment!). Now we continue to present John Byrne at his finest, in an Artifact Edition […]

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Out today: David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artisan Edition

Hitting comic shops today, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, is David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artisan Edition. This material is exactly the same as the Artist’s Edition (review) but in a smaller softcover. David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artisan Edition David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again was released in the much-lauded Artist’s Edition format in 2012. It […]

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 33

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 shipping changes, November 2019 Solicitations, Out Of Print Sales July 2019, Artist’s Edition Index Poll August 2019, and a review of Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist’s Edition.

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Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist’s Edition

Comics legends Walter Simonson and Tom Palmer collaborated on a wonderful run of Star Wars comics in the early 1980s, before the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Like all Artist’s Editions, each page has been meticulously scanned from the original art (from the personal archives of both artists) and presented at 100 percent of […]