Dark Horse Presents has always prided itself on offering cutting-edge, non-traditional stories. 25 years ago, one of the most famous stories to meet those criteria debuted in work in Sin City. Now, nearly a quarter of a century later, Kitchen Sink Books imprint is assembling Frank Miller's Sin City; The Hard Goodbye Curator's Collection, due for release in 2016. The work showcases the entire graphic novel scanned from the original artwork in Frank Miller’s personal archives and reproduced unaltered and at full size.
“The Hard Goodbye was my first crack at writing and drawing a comic book with total freedom,” said Frank Miller. “I am grateful to Mike Richardson and Dark Horse for helping make it such a big success. You can now see my work warts and all. You can see just how many mistakes I actually made!”
“We’re very excited to release this new ‘Curator’s Collection’ for The Hard Goodbye that brings a unique insight into one of the comic industry’s historic treasures,” said Dark Horse President and Publisher Mike Richardson. “Frank Miller has proved time and again that he’s a titan when it comes to artistic talent, and this deluxe, oversized edition is a celebration of his most influential work.”
Curator’s Collection is the Kitchen Sink Books term for oversized, archival deluxe collections accompanied by essays, interviews and unpublished work. Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection is the first volume in the planned Curator’s Collection series from the Kitchen Sink Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics. Retailing for $175, Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection will be an impressive book to own—a deluxe hardcover with a HUGE trim size of 15 x 21.5 inches, 224 pages, and smyth sewn binding under a cloth spine. Featuring an introduction from Sin City co-director Robert Rodriguez, an epilogue by publisher Mike Richardson and a new interview with Frank Miller about his artistic technique to accompany the interior artwork—this edition is not to be missed. Ships worldwide in June 2016.
Frank Miller will be signing an exclusive print of his original cover artwork for Sin City at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM at the Dark Horse booth (#1636). This is a wristband-only event. (Wristbands distributed from the Dark Horse Comics booth by drawing at show opening on Friday and Saturday. Signing limited to a free poster that will be provided and one other comic, book, or piece of memorabilia. Some restrictions may apply.) Full press release below.
RETURN to SIN CITY with THE HARD GOODBYE CURATOR’S COLLECTION