Folio Society releases a stunningly illustrated, collector’s edition of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods
It’s turning out to be an excellent time for Neil Gaiman’s American Gods at the moment, the comic adaption is being released by Dark Horse Comics next week, the TV adaptation is set to arrive May 1st and to top it all off Folio Society have just released their magnificent illustrated edition of the book itself.
As a fan of pretty much everything Folio Society makes this edition appeals to me but it will also appeal to anyone who has ever loved and cherished Neil Gaiman’s take on the old gods finding their way in a modern society obsessed with tech and celebrity.
The 560 page tome is bound in cloth and blocked with a design by Dave McKean, who has beautifully illustrated the slipcover and 12 colour illustrations, including 3 double-page spreads for this edition. The book is set in Maxime with Wicked Grit display and measures 10″ x 6¾”.
From the product description, Folio Society had the following to say about Gaiman and McKean working together to produce this collector’s edition:
Award-winning artist and illustrator Dave McKean first worked with Gaiman on the graphic novel Violent Cases before going on to work with him again on Sandman, a comic book series that revolutionised the form. Like Gaiman’s stories, McKean’s multimedia pieces, with their layered meanings and half-monstrous creatures, capture the uneasy relationship between the real and the unreal. Now a legendary creative team, Gaiman and McKean have joined forces on several celebrated projects, including illustrated editions of The Graveyard Book and Coraline. For this special collector’s edition, the only colour illustrated hardback volume currently available, McKean has created 12 extraordinary illustrations, including three double-page spreads and a frontispiece, as well as designs for the binding and slipcase that complement and mirror each other.
The illustrated collector’s edition of Neil Gaiman’s American gods costs £75.00 and you can find out more about this tome, alongside lots of pictures, at Folio Society’s website.
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