PRESS RELEASE: IDW Releasing WALLY WOOD'S EC STORIES ARTIST'S EDITION Tomorrow!A comics news article
Wally Wood EC Stories Artist’s Edition out TOMORROW!
IDW releases loving tribute to one of the finest comics artists ever
February 21, 2012
San Diego, CA — Few comics creators have been lauded as the kind of iconoclast and innovator Wally Wood was. So, what more fitting a tribute than an a lovingly exacting, mega-sized Artist’s Edition of his seminal work?
“Wally Wood is absolutely one of my all-time favorites,” said Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier, “I love all these Artist’s Editions but this is the one I’ve been dying to have!”
As far as fan reaction to the book, Ain’t It Cool News’ head honcho Harry Knowles tweeted “HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD! Just got the IDW Wally Wood EC Stories ARTIST'S EDITION... it's the greatest anything ever…”
Since their inception, IDW’s Artist’s Editions have been intended as eye-popping, brain-frying, must-have books for diehard comics fans; true artifacts and testaments to the artistic greatness of their subjects. As is often the case, IDW has upped the ante in order to pay proper tribute to the late, great Wally Wood. This particular volume has been kept to the high, precise standards of previous Artist’s Editions, but due to the larger size of the original art, fans will be treated to a 15” x 22” monolith of illustrative achievement. Just like Wally Wood’s legend, this book is just a little bigger than the rest.
What is an Artist’s Edition? Artist’s Editions are printed the same size as the original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
Previous Artist’s Editions include DAVE STEVENS’ THE ROCKETEER: ARTIST’S EDITION and WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION, and WALLY WOOD’S EC STORIES: THE ARTIST’S EDITION.
The ROCKETEER ARTIST’S EDITION won two Eisner Awards last year, for Best Archival Project and Best Design.
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