John McCrea, world-famous Eisner Award-winning comic artist known for his work on Spiderman, Batman, the Hulk, Superman and Hitman, is back with another Kickstarter. He is bringing together all the artwork from the first 4 issues of ‘Dead Eyes’ along with original sketches, the entire script, commentary on the drawing process and details on the creation of ‘Dead Eyes’ into a brand new ‘Dead Eyes Artbook’ this April!
The book will be roughly 200 pages long and cased in a beautiful hardcover designed by none-other than Rian Hughes, designer of logos and books for Marvel, DC and pretty much everyone else!
John said – “I love a good art book that shows the artwork at its best, black and white with no lettering so I can see all the details. This book will do just that, with Gerry’s script printed on the other page, along with commentary about the process of drawing the art, unseen pages and layouts, photos and more. This book is also the lead into a new Dead Eyes series coming later in the year from Image.”
Gerry said’ “I’m grateful that everyone will get to experience John’s beautiful inks of a bleak world. Everything is bigger on these pages: the laughs, the heartbreak — and the hope. Apologies to our wonderful children, but this is the best thing either of us have brought into the world.”
Dead Eyes was a prolific stick-up man and hoodlum in Boston in the 1990s until he took down one last big score and retired to be with the love of his life… but now she’s sick and he’s broke and has to come out of retirement- but the world is different and he is older- a bleak, comedic crime thriller from the pen of Gerry ( X-men ) Duggan and pencil of John ( Hitman ) McCrea.
The Kickstarter launches on the 28th of April at 7 pm and you can follow it in advance On Kickstarter
The Kickstarter also offers you the opportunity to pick up a couple of pieces of original one of a kind ‘Dead Eyes’ artwork from issue 2 along with sketch upgrades for people who would still like some original art but on a budget.
It offers a number of tiers to suit every budget and once again includes some incredible stretch goals to grab yourself a bonus extra such as a digital colouring book and an exclusive print.
The Kickstarter will finish on the 29th May at 7 pm.
You will also be able to pick up a copy of the popular Mighty World Of McCrea here too if you missed out on last year’s Kickstarter.
• There is no guarantee that this book will be available after the Kickstarter has ended to make sure to support to make sure you get a copy of this highly anticipated art book.
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