IDW Limited Announces Mars Attacks Limited-Edition Book!

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IDW Limited announced plans for interstellar domination today, beginning with the Mars Attacks: Attack from Space Limited-Edition Hardcover (http://idwlimited.com/series/mars-attacks.html ). The book collects the first five issues of the popular IDW comic series. Drawing on the rich card-based history by Topps, each of these highly collectible and rare books will be paired with hand-drawn sketch cards from a wide variety of artists, ranging from fine-art gallery painters to comic-book and trading-card artists. All of the sketch cards are official Mars Attacks sketch cards provided by Topps, and foil stamped exclusively for this limited-edition release.

“The new Mars Attacks comic has been an absolute blast!” says IDW Limited director Jerry Bennington. “And when we started designs for the limited edition, we wanted to make sure we celebrated not just the IDW comic, but the roots of the series as well. To us, that meant we had to do sketch cards, and we had to do them right.”

Working closely with Topps, IDW Limited has selected a wide variety of top creative talent to provide original, hand-illustrated as well as hand-painted sketch-card art for this special edition. Ranging in diverse style and background, the group assembled for this book is unrivaled in experience and talent. From series artist John McCrea to alternative gallery painter Apricot Mantle to popular trading-card artist Nar!, each participant brings a unique view and twist to the Mars Attacks universe.

“I grew up drawing ‘Mars Attacks my school’ on the back of my bio homework ,” says gallery artist Apricot Mantle. “To have the chance to be a part of this book, it’s almost unbelievable. I can’t wait for people to see what I have planned.”

The roster of artists selected for the first volume includes:

Jason Adams
Ted Dastick
Alex Deligiannis
Charles Hall
Dan Duncan
Dan Harding
Gary Kezele
Miran Kim
Apricot Mantle
Chris Mason
John McCrea
Nar!
Sean Pence
Tim Proctor
Eric Talbot
Chris Uminga
George Webber
Jeff Zapata

The book will be released in both Red and Blue Label offerings, with each edition being signed by the creative team of John Layman and John McCrea, housed in a custom-built tray case and paired with hand-drawn cards. Red Label books (250 total) will include one sketch card, while each Blue Label edition (50 total) will be packaged with a four-card puzzle-set.

Available for pre-order now, get your copy immediately earthlings!
http://idwlimited.com/series/mars-attacks.html 

 

Her Universe to Celebration Europe July 26th thru the 28th in Essen, Germany!!!

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Ashley Eckstein and Her Universe Bringing a Galaxy of New Star Wars Fangirl Fashions to Star Wars Celebration Europe in Essen, Germany

For the first time, actress and entrepreneur, Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars has partnered with Reed Exhibitions to bring her fangirl fashion apparel company, Her Universe™, to Celebration Europe July 26th thru the 28th in Essen, Germany. Eckstein will be personally meeting and greeting fans in the Her Universe shop in the official Celebration store and providing styling tips as well as signing autographs with Official Pix in the autograph section.

“I have been trying to make my Her Universe designs available to our European fans for a long time,” said Eckstein. “There are fangirls all over the world and I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to bring my Her Universe shop to Celebration Germany!”

Star Wars fans attending Celebration Europe in July will have a real treat as Eckstein is bringing 200 of her exclusive Return of the Jedi 30th anniversary necklaces to Germany. Each necklace comes with an autograph certificate by Eckstein. They will be first come, first serve. In addition, she will be bringing a selection of designs for female fans of all ages including dresses, tunics and fashion tops. Highlights include an exclusive design by Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni featuring Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, limited to only 200, as well as a Celebration Europe exclusive Darth Vader dress using art Eckstein has loved from Japanese tea towels.

Star Wars Celebration Europe is being held at Messe Essen in Essen, Germany July 26th-28th. It is produced by Reed Exhibitions in partnership with and under the authorization of Lucasfilm Ltd. For more information on Star Wars Celebration Europe including activities, guests and where to purchase tickets go to:http://www.starwarscelebration.eu/Home/