New giant hardcover celebrates ten years of Mouse Guard

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Last weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Archaia, the imprint from BOOM! Studios announced the forthcoming release of The Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015.  The over-sized hardcover will chronicle a decade of writer/artist David Petersen’s award-winning series about a group of medieval warrior mice.

Better yet, the coffee table style book is printed in a 12-inch x 12-inch format–the same size in which Petersen rendered the original images of his Mouse Guard series in pencil and ink, so fans will be able to see the full-sized artwork as it originally appeared.  The series was originally published in a 8×8 format–making it unique among comic book works.

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Winner of both Eisner and Harvey awards, Mouse Guard is a one-of-a-kind fantasy universe that we reviewed previously at here and discussed extensively here.

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The Art of Mouse Guard is a dense 368 pages, including 100 in full color.  It includes never before published sketches, and commentary and artwork from colleagues, collaborators, and Petersen himself revealing his complex artistic process for creating the memorable images of his anthropomorphic animals.

You can pre-order The Art of Mouse Guard – 2005-2015 hardcover now at here.  It will be released by Archaia in July 2015.

C.J. Bunce

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