Dynamite has partnered with Troma Entertainment to deliver an art book focused on the history of the independent film company. The Art of Troma is written by New York Times Bestselling author and Troma aficionado Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and Aliens), the 256-page collection features never-before-seen film stills, rare posters, candid interviews, and more.
Author Fred Van Lente remarked:
“I had a really terrific time delving into the history of one of the richest stories in all of independent American movies. The book has turned out spectacularly, thanks to the incredible work of designer Jon Adams. None of it would have been possible without Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz and the Troma staff opening up their forty-year-plus archive to us, so big thanks to them. This book is a juicy distillation of a studio that’s entertained its fans and pissed-off establishment types for decades.”
For over 40 years, Troma Studios has blazed its own bloody, slime-covered trail, making movies their own damn way. From The Toxic Avenger to The Class of Nuke ‘Em High to Poultrygeist to Tromeo and Juliet, Lloyd Kaufman never compromised, waving his independent freak-flag freely, and helped jumpstart the careers of luminaries such as James Gunn, Trey Parker, Eli Roth, Oliver Stone, and countless others.
The Art of Troma will hit shelves in both hardcover and limited editions. The limited version of the hardcover book comes in a VHS-themed slipcase and features both a print signed by Lloyd Kaufman and a supplemental book featuring art from Troma fans. The Art of Troma and The Art of Troma Limited Edition will be solicited in the July 2018 Previews catalog and slated for release in September 2018.