It’s been more than 18 years since we first met Mal Reynolds and his (usually) loyal crew of the Firefly class ship Serenity. Fans of the Firefly series and 2005 film Serenity, will never stop loving their travels around the ‘Verse, and are always looking for more adventures and tie-ins. The next will be a celebration of artwork in the pages of Firefly Artbook: A Visual Celebration. We’ve taken a look at multi-artist tribute concept books before at borg, including the excellent Alien: 40 Years/40 Artists, The Thing Artbook, Star Trek: 50 Artists/50 Years, and The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute. Any time we showcase a major benchmark in comic book titles, like Detective Comics 1000th issue, Wonder Woman’s 750th issue, and The Amazing Spider-Man Issue #800, or charity projects like the Wonder Woman 100 showcase, we see a great new spin on favorite characters from a new vantage: a variety of artists interpreting an icon of popular culture. In Firefly Artbook: A Visual Celebration, Browncoats everywhere will get to see the next artists’ interpretations. The new tribute arrives in March, but you can pre-order a copy now here at Amazon, and check out a preview below:
Expect a glossy coffee table book featuring more than 200 pages of all-new and exclusive art, including more than 120 pieces by professional artists, illustrators, concept artists, comics artists, and graphic designers. Artists include Joe Corroney, Rian Hughes, John J Hill, Sandra Kamenz, Angel Onofre, Stephen Sampson, Liza Shumskaya, and Angel Trancon. From character portraits, faux book covers and poster concepts, to iconic scenes, wanted posters, and renderings of Serenity, each artist will be putting their own stamp on the Firefly universe.
C.J. Bunce / Editor/ borg