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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Art Books

This batch features dark fantasy, the sacred rites of getting ready to go out, Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man, up and coming artist Yoshioka, and plenty of body horror.



(W) Peter Bergting (A/CA) Peter Bergting

Award-winning comics artist and illustrator Peter Bergting showcases a body of work nearly thirty years in the making. Bergting's repertoire of fantasy, horror, and scif-fi illustrations include comics, magazines, novels, and games, and he's worked in collaboration with creative giants like Mike Mignola. Explore the dark, mystical, and mysterious work of Peter Bergting, collected for the first time in a gorgeous hardcover volume. o Introduction by award-winning horror writer and longtime collaborator Christopher Golden! o A comprehensive volume of captivating sci-fi, fantasy, and horror artwork, plus sketches and process art.


Why this caught my eye:

If your a Mignola fan you'll likely be into this, here's a sampling of his work.



(W) Nicole Goux (A/CA) Nicole Goux

In lush illustrations, artist Nicole Goux captures the sacred rites of getting ready to go out: the quiet before the party, the anticipation before the date, and the spiritual creation of self in the safe space of your inner sanctuary.


Why this caught my eye:

Check out some samples and order direct from the publisher here.



(A/CA) Walter Simonson

Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man is a classic short story that was the basis for a hit motion picture. But, more importantly, it was adapted for comics by King himself, and drawn by legendary comics artist Walter Simonson. Only published once, in a rare Marvel magazine, this is the first time since 1981 that The Lawnmower Man has been available to comic readers. Printed to the exacting standards of all Artist's Editions, this portfolio is a must-have item for Simonson and King fans alike! JAN231656

Why this caught my eye:

I'm not entirrely sure who needs to drop Artist Edition money on Stephen King's Lawnmower Man in any form, but then again it does spotlight that good good Simonson art.



(A) Yoshida

Yoshioka's wonderful illustrations of plants, animals, nature and other motifs remind the audience of storybook worlds as they take them on a journey into a sometimes happy, and sometimes dark world of fantasy. In addition to the illustrator's original works, this book also includes illustrations for the TV anime series Psycho-Pass 3; CD jacket illustrations for Who-ya Extended, the musician of the theme song for TV anime series Jujutsu Kaisen; and the variant cover of Bloodborne (Ales Kot/Titan Comics); and much more. A feature on the making of the cover illustration is also included, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Yoshioka's process for creating narrative illustrations: from the artist's work environment to drawing rough sketches, to drawing, painting, and finishing.


Why this caught my eye:

Late on this one, but just wanted to spotlight for Yoshida's artwork. Check out sample pages here.



(W) Matthew Pellett

Official lavish in-depth coffee table art book for the first-person horror adventure game Scorn, inspired by H.R. Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński, to be released on Xbox series X/S, Microsoft Windows, Steam, and Windows Store.

"In this coffee table hardback, uncover the concept and vision behind Scorn, alongside insight from the artists and software designers at Ebb. The game is set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry inspired by the work of H.R. Giger, and designed around the idea of "being thrown into the world". This lavish book explores the characters, creatures, weapons, and locations, with maps, user interfaces, concept art, and original designs. The unsettling biomechanical environment is a character in itself, and every location reveals its own theme, puzzles, and characters that are integral in creating a cohesive lived-in world. “It blends the anatomical and organic with the mechanical and architectural to create fleshy, irregular landscapes inhabited by shambling monstrosities” – PC Gamer magazine


Why this caught my eye:

If you're not too into games but like to have your Giger/Beksiński coffee table books out on display so that random guests wonder if you're ok.


That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some miscellaneous items on the next round!

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