The highly anticipated Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition, produced in partnership with DC Entertainment, will make its debut at Comic-Con International Preview night on July 23, 2014. Dave Gibbons himself will be on hand as IDW’s special guest, signing at the publisher’s booth (#2643) on all five days of the convention.
Weighing in at 152 pages and measuring 12 x 17 inches, the Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition features 100 story-page scans (all shot from the original art) and many extras: covers, portfolio plates, color guides, roughs, early design images and more.
Additionally, IDW is hosting an exclusive event: An Evening With Dave Gibbons on Thursday night, July 24th. Dave Gibbons will be on hand to enjoy a fine meal with in a private dining room in downtown San Diego. Each attendee will receive an extremely limited version of the Watchmen Artifact Edition. Only 25 copies will be available. Each will feature a unique cover as well as a bound-in commemorative signature plate. Gibbons will sign the books at the dinner and do a small head sketch in each. A photographer will be on hand to document the event.
“I’m thrilled and flattered that IDW have produced this book of my Watchmen art” said Gibbons, “and I’m greatly looking forward to being on hand to launch it at San Diego.”
Information about Tickets for the event can be found here: http://idwpublishing.com/gibbons/