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2018 Scott Dunbier Awards: Voting Open!

A new year is upon us and that means 2018 is complete and we can vote on the Artist’s Edition format books published in the past twelve months. These annual awards are named for Scott Dunbier, who at IDW created the Artist’s Edition format in 2010. They are meant to shine a spotlight on the format and the works published in the previous year.

Review | Batman: Secrets – Sam Kieth Gallery Edition

Sam Kieth’s unforgettable depiction of the Dark Knight fills the pages on the new BATMAN: SECRETS—SAM KIETH GALLERY EDITION. Focusing on Kieth’s artwork from the 124-page BATMAN: SECRETS series, this large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from and captures the…

Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 7

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition: April 2017 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales April 2017, June 2017 Previews, previews of Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition and Fantagraphics Studio Editions: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant & Charles Burns’ Black Hole, and reviews of Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition and Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition.

April 2017 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their April 2017 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include…

March 2017 Previews

Diamond has updated Previews World with the March 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows three new Artist Edition format books, including a new publisher entering the fold. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. Batman:…

Defining the AE formats

Beginning in 2010 with Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition, the AE format encompasses the range of books printing scans of original comic book artwork.  IDW continued with the AE moniker with Artifact Editions and Artisan Editions, and along the…

Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 3

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 long look at shipping changes, January 2017 Previews solicitations, November 2016 current sales and out of print eBay sales, and a long look at the current AE market.

2016 Scott Dunbier Awards

A new year is upon us and that means 2016 is complete and we can vote on the Artist’s Edition format books published in the past twelve months. The voting is done through Google Forms and will require you to…

October 2016 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their October 2016 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. Also worth noting is Diamond’s Top Ten Books. These numbers are…

Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 1

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 2016 Previews solicitations, September 2016 current sales and out of print eBay sales, Jack Kirby Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth Artist’s Edition Volume 2 and Girl Power: Amanda Conner Gallery Edition.

September 2016 Previews

Diamond has updated Previews World with the September 2016 catalog. Scouring the full list this month show two new Artist Edition format books. both advance solicited for January 2017 shipping. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index.…

Review | The Sandman Gallery Edition

Features stories by Neil Gaiman and art by Sam Kieth, P. Craig Russell, Charles Vess, Kelley Jones and others. Highlights include the complete art from The Sandman #1, by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, and P. Craig Russell’s complete art for…