WHAT IS AN ARTIST’S EDITION?

 

What is an Artist’s Edition?

An Artist’s Edition is an art book that mimics the experience of viewing original comic book art as closely as possible, and in complete story form. The goal is to create a book that is the next best thing to looking over an artist’s shoulder onto their drawing board.
Pages are scanned at a high resolution in color (although the printed pages appear to be in black and white) so they capture all the nuances that make original art special and unique—blue pencil notations, tape, white-out, margin notes. All are visible in an Artist’s Edition. Additionally, each book is printed the same size as the original art. To date, IDW Publishing has produced 60-plus books, ranging in size from 12” x 17” up to 15” x 22.”

 

Currently, Artist’s Editions have received

SIX Eisner Awards and SIX Harvey Awards:

 

EISNER AWARD WINNERS
Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books
2011 Dave Stevens‘ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition
2012 Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition
2013 David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again Artist’s Edition
2014 Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition
2015 Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition
Best Publication Design
2011Dave Stevens‘ The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition

 

HARVEY AWARD WINNERS
Best Domestic Reprint Project
2011 Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer Artist’s Edition
2012 Walt Simonson‘s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition 
2013 David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again Artist’s Edition
2015 Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition
Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
2011 Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer Artist’s Edition
2012 Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition 

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