This year the Blade Runner movie franchise took fans into their past and future with the comic book series Blade Runner 2019 (review here at borg). Both the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and prequel to Blade Runner 2049, the series introduced a new Blade Runner, a female engineered cyborg named Ashina, or “Ash.” Earlier this month we previewed here at borg a new series featuring Ash ten years later in the pages of Blade Runner 2029. Coming next month, readers are in for a visual treat, as Titan Comics is releasing an Artist’s Edition of Blade Runner 2019: Los Angeles–the first volume collecting the first four issues of the series. Reproducing the pencil artwork of Andres Guinaldo without the overlaid inking and colors, this book provides a different reading experience, creating noir feel from a different angle. The result is gorgeous.
Check out our sneak preview of artwork from Volume #1 of the Artist’s Edition of Blade Runner 2019, courtesy of Titan Comics:
As you can see, the book includes all the text and story from Michael Green and Mike Johnson, and lettering by Jim Campbell. Appendices showcase all the covers, tryout samples produced by Guinaldo, a complete set of thumbnail sketches, character sketches, cover drafts, and a Q&A between the writers and the artist.
Add this one to your pull list at Elite Comics or your local comic book shop, especially for anyone wanting to know how artists create a comic book. If you don’t have a local shop, pre-order it now here at Amazon.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg