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Press Release: Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales to be Collected in Artist’s Edition Format

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[Xenozoic Tales Artist Edition Image]San Diego, CA (July 13, 2012) – XENOZOIC TALES byMark Schultz is a modern masterpiece. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, one now populated by dinosaurs and other incredible beasts, mankind is desperately trying to reclaim what was once theirs. Starring ace mechanic Jack Tenrec and the lovely and brilliant scientist Hannah Dundee, XENOZOIC TALES is a rollicking story filled with high adventure and nail-biting suspense.

 Schultz creates a story that is beautifully told and exquisitely illustrated. A student of classic comic strip and comic book artists, Schultz’s influences include Al WilliamsonWally Wood and others, but, like all great artist’s, evolved into his own, unique self.

MARK SCHULTZ'S XENOZOIC TALES: ARTIST'S EDITION is planned for a June 2013 release and will feature the last six issues. The book will measure 14” x 20,” will be approximately 144 pages, and boast a stunning cover gallery.

“If Mark Schultz was drawing in the 1950s he would have been very much at home working for EC Comics,” said editor Scott Dunbier.

“I look forward to seeing my pages reproduced at full size with a mixture of both fear and excitement,”Schultz said. “Given their excellent track record, I have no doubt that the folks at IDW will do this book up right.”

What is an Artist’s EditionArtist’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 andWALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION, JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITIONWALLY WOOD’S EC STORIES: THE ARTIST’S EDITIONSERGIO ARAGONES’ GROO THE WANDERER: ARTIST’S EDITION, and DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN 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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