Today, in IDW’s week-long “Hall of Deals”, a “door” has opened up revealing Artist’s Editions up to 50% off! What are Artist’s Editions? Well, if you’ve ever wanted to own some original art behind classic comic issues, but lack the thousands of dollars that would take, this is the next best thing:
“Artist’s Editions [feature] page[s] that ha[ve] been meticulously scanned from the original art (from the personal archives of [the] artists) and presented at 100 percent of actual size.“
Two Hardcover books are available, Walter Simonson’s Star Wars Artist Edition and the Star Wars Artifact Edition HC Signed & Numbered Variant. The Artifact Edition is a limited edition of 200 copies signed by the first Star Wars comics artist, Howard Chaykin and Roy Thomas. It also features the art from Chaykin’s incredibly rare SDCC 1977 Star Wars poster on the front cover. Strangely, this is also being offered in a “non-signed” edition as well.
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 actual size.
Variant edition features a bound in signature plate signed by creators Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin, and is hand-numbered of a strictly limited edition of 200 copies.
IDW Publishing is pleased to offer under license from our good friends at Marvel Comics the first Star Wars Artifact Edition! Featuring scans of original art mainly from the initial 10 issues of Marvel Comics’ groundbreaking Star Wars comics, as well as from other early issues. As with all Artist’s Edition style books, there will be a wealth of extras, including a superb cover gallery showcasing some of the very earliest examples.