I’m a BIG fan of Charles Vess’ work and I’m really excited that there’s a beautiful artist edition of The Book of Ballads coming out soon. Take a look at the images provided from the preview below as well as the details from the press release.
From the PRESS RELEASE:
CHARLES VESS’ THE BOOK OF BALLADS ORIGINAL ART EDITION ARRIVING THIS SEPTEMBER!
Twenty-two years ago, superstar artist Charles Vess teamed up with an all-star ensemble of ground-breaking and award winning writers including Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Jane Yolen (Lost Girls), Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver), and Jeff Smith (Bone) to produce THE BOOK OF BALLADS – which reimagined the greatest English, Irish, and Scottish folktales in sequential art.
This September, Titan Comics will produce a special, oversized hardcover art edition presenting Charles Vess’ original work in a glorious 10 x 15 dimension so fans can enjoy the legendary collection from a modern master in an all-new way. In addition to this oversized page treatment, Charles Vess’ original thumbnails and story notes are also included in this unique and unmissable art edition.
From Neil Gaiman’s retelling of “The False Knight on the Road”, to Jeff Smith’s “The Galtee Farmer”, and Jane Yolen’s “King Henry” – Charles Vess’ The Book of Ballads brought new visions of the classic folktales from the brightest New York Times bestsellers, award winners, and masters of science fiction and fantasy together with stunning art from Charles Vess. With this new THE BOOK OF BALLADS ART EDITION, get ready to experience the stories anew!
THE BOOK OF BALLADS ART EDITION (ISBN: 9781783294428) hits comic stores September 13, 2017 and bookstores on October 10, 2017.