Friday, July 17, 2015

Celebrate 10 Years of Mouse Guard


David Peterson's Mouse Guard series has remained a great series that's garnered a lot of praise and acclaim. Believe it or not, the series is celebrating 10 years in 2015 and Archaia plans to celebrate with the release of The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015. Since its debut in 2005, Mouse Guard has been a New York Times bestseller, won numerous Eisner and Harvey awards and has become an influential staple of the comics industry with a wide-reaching fanbase. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the series’ debut issue, The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 is a celebration of the beautiful world, memorable characters and intensive artistic process of David Petersen’s cherished series.

This prestige, coffee table hardcover features never-before-seen sketches, 100 oversized pages of full-color artwork and commentary from Stan Sakai, Karl Kerschl, Katie Cook, and others, as well as pin-ups by Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, and other collaborators and colleagues. The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 arrives in comic shops on August 12th and in book stores August 18th, with a cover by Petersen for the price of $59.99 under Diamond Order Code MAY151087. The hardcover is 12” x 12” and contains 368 full-color pages. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 20th.

Full press release below.
Celebrate 10 Years of David Petersen's 'Mouse Guard' with 'The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015'

July 16, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the culmination of 10 years of David Petersen’s beloved Mouse Guard in The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015.
Since its debut in 2005, David Petersen’s Mouse Guard has been a New York Times bestseller, won numerous Eisner and Harvey awards, and has become an influential staple of the comics industry with a wide-reaching fanbase. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the series’ debut issue, The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 is a celebration of the beautiful world, memorable characters, and intensive artistic process of David Petersen’s cherished series.
This prestige, coffee table hardcover features never-before-seen sketches, 100 oversized pages of full-color artwork, and commentary from Stan Sakai, Karl Kerschl, Katie Cook, and others, as well as pin-ups by Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, and other collaborators and colleagues.
The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 arrives in comic shops on August 12th and in book stores August 18th, with a cover by David Petersen for the price of $59.99 under Diamond Order Code MAY151087. The hardcover is 12” x 12” and contains 368 full-color pages.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 20th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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