It’s the eve before New Year’s Eve, and we’ve got one, final Wednesday Run to go on before the turn of the calendar.
Now, I know there’s lots to do today: some of you are working, most of you are still cleaning out the refrigerator of left over foods, and some of you are in the midst of making plans for tomorrow night.
But there’s always time to head over to your local comic book shop and take a gander at new comic books on the shelves.
Today, take a look at the Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: Wytches #1.
Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: Wytches #1
Written by: Scott Snyder
Illustrated by: Jock
Published by: Image Comics
Just over a year ago, fan favourites and critically acclaimed creators, Scott Snyder and Jock, began their Wyches mini-series via publisher Image Comics. A take on the classic witch motif, their story had a dark, twisted, and entirely riveting origin.
Wyches, originally featured in this very column back on October 8, 2014, was a deliciously dark series – meant to be the first chapter of a series of tales, the second of which will be released very soon. Don’t worry, the Wednesday Run will remind you of it.
Now, Image Comics is giving the first issue of volume one the Artists’ Proof Edition treatment. This is a format that the publishing company is reserving for very specific and very particular issues of artistic merit. Black Science (another fantastic series) was the first to receive such treatment, showcasing the art of series artist, Matteo Scalera. Now, it’s Wytches turn – featuring the stunning art of British artist, Jock.
The Image Giant Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: Wytches #1 is literally that: an 11” x 17” publication that showcases the gorgeous line work of Jock, with all of his original black and white inks – free of grey tones that were added in during a subsequent process. This is the art that he created at his drawing table, a behind the scenes look at the process of creating a horror comic book. It’s perfect for anyone interested in art, the artistic process, or a lover of the behind-the-scenes view on the creation of comics.
The Image Giant Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: Wytches #1 is an heirloom piece, a companion piece to the original series, a coffee table art book, dedicated to showcasing the best art that the comic book medium has to offer.
Make the run to your local comic book shop and pick it up!