Official Press Release
Los Angeles, CA — Sep 12, 2007– Ladrönn, Eisner Award-winning HIP FLASK artist and cover artist of ELEPHANTMEN and THE ALL-NEW ATOM, is back at Image in a lush art book only a genetically engineered oversized format could hold. UNHUMAN: THE ELEPHANTMEN ART OF LADRöNN, is a comprehensive collection of unpublished art, sketches and drawings all in one beautiful, 128-page hardcover volume, the perfect companion to this year’s HIP FLASK: CONCRETE JUNGLE and the still available HIP FLASK: UNNATURAL SELECTION.
Releasing in November, UNHUMAN: THE ELEPHANTMEN ART OF LADRöNN (ISBN: 978-1-58240-882-8, Diamond Order Code: #SEP071961, $29.99, 128-page 9.875″ x 12.75″ hardcover) is presented in a format similar to Frank Cho’s COVER GIRL and will be designed by Comicraft’s Secret Weapon, John JG Roshell, best known for his design work on the ASTRO CITY books. UNHUMAN is for mature readers, 16 and up.
“Ladrönn is an amazing artist and it is always an honor to work with him,” said Richard Starkings, President & First Tiger of Active Images. “But it was way past time we honored him with an art book that spotlights his incredible talent. UNHUMAN, chock full of previously unpublished art and sketches by this modern-day master, does just that.”
Ladrönn’s work was recently featured on the fully painted wraparound cover of the recently released ELEPHANTMEN: WOUNDED ANIMALS (Image Comics, August 2007, Diamond Code: JAN07 1927, ISBN: 978-1582406916, $24.99, 224-page hardcover) that collects issues 1 through 7 of the acclaimed series, “A superior dystopian sci-fi tale…spectacular!” [Publisher’s Weekly]
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