It began with Scott Dunbier. Fired by DC Comics, he went to IDW with an idea he’d never got off the ground over there. Recerating original art boards as close to the original as possible, in look and feel, by shooting colour copies of the boards and then printing them on similar material to Bristol boards.
They did very well for IDW, especially considering each cost from $100 to $150.
Since then there have been a number of copy cat approached from Titan Books, Dynamite and more. And the latest to throw their had into the ring is Graphitti Designs, who hae a history of creating high end graphic novel collections. And it’s to one of their previous editions that they are returning with Frank Miller’s Ronin, now recreated to resemble Miller’s original art.
Joining Ronin is Miller’s other DC classic, The Dark Knight Returns.
As well as Kelly Jones‘ Batman, Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman, Neal Adams‘ Green Arrow/Green Lantern and Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s Killing Joke – though note an absence of Moore’s name in the list below…