Official Press Release
BERKELEY, CA -- December 14, 2004 -- Image Comics has announced that THE ART OF GREG HORN, a 144-page hardcover collection, has sold through its initial print run in less than a week.
For Horn, the news couldn't be better.
"I haven't gotten actual data on this yet- but it sounds like it sold out in a matter of days! I'm ecstatic to hear of this great response to my first art book," says the artist.
Image has announced plans to make a second printing available, in order to cover existing orders and to give retailers and fans another chance to pick up what seems to be a popular choice for gift giving this holiday season.
Horn has become a fan favorite for his cover work for Marvel Comics, and that side of the artist is amply represented in the book. But THE ART OF GREG HORN showcases Horn's diversity, as well, covering his work in four different industries: comics, video games, magazines, and advertising.
Horn feels a key element to the book's success is the stellar production work. According to the painter, Image spared no expenses, from printing to paper.
"Fans tell me they're really happy with the production value of this book, and I couldn't agree more," says Horn. "Without a doubt, this is the best reproduction of my artwork ever. Nothing's even close."
The artist personally designed every single page of the collection over a period of three months. Most of the art is framed by custom painted backdrops or borders, and all illustrations are personally hand-picked paintings, all printed at maximum size.
"You will not see two smaller paintings pasted down on one page in this one," he explains. "Only the best work made the cut, and all are printed full page in what is a pretty large book. There are also some really cool features, including information on murals I've painted, some pictures of the models I use, and an in-depth tutorial on airbrush painting. A lot of people have told me that the last fifteen pages of this book are almost as good as the first 130!"
New hardcover editions of THE ART OF GREG HORN should be available within the next few weeks, and Image expects them to fly off shelves just as quickly as the first printing did, according to Image Comics Executive Director Eric Stephenson.
"We're obviously delighted with the response to Greg's book," says Stephenson. "We're doing our best to make sure the continuing demand for the book is met as quickly as possible. And we're also working to bring more comic art books to the public."
Fans should check with their local shops for current availability on THE ART OF GREG HORN. The hardcover book is printed in full color and retails for $39.95.
For more info on this book, drop by Greg Horn's official website at www.greghornjudge.com
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