Titan Books will be releasing a few books in advance at San Diego Comic Con 2011. Drop by Booth 5537 to check them out.
Most of the description below in quotes are from Amazon.
Drew Struzan: Oeuvre
This will be a limited signed and numbered slipcased hardcover edition. It also comes with a signed and numbered art print.
"Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Blade Runner.
"This sumptuous hardcover edition, with a foreword by George Lucas, features over 250 pieces of artwork, including all of Drew's most iconic movie images, as well as other highlights from his career, including album, book and comic book covers, stamps, trading cards, promotional artwork and very personal original works. The text will be written by his wife Dylan, providing an intimate look at the man and his legacy.
"The definitive collection of Struzan's work; this is an absolute must-have for any movie buff and an unrivalled slice of both art and cinema history."
Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss
"Foss’s groundbreaking and distinctive science ﬁction art revolutionized paperback covers in the 1970s and 80s. Dramatically raising the bar for realism and invention, his trademark battle-weary spacecraft, dramatic alien landscapes and crumbling brutalist architecture irrevocably changed the aesthetic of science ﬁction art and cinema.
"Featuring work for books by Isaac Asimov, E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. Van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, and ﬁlm design for Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, this volume brings together many rare and classic images that have never been seen or reprinted before. The ﬁrst comprehensive retrospective of Chris Foss’s SF career."
Sucker Punch: The Art of the Film
This is the new cover for the book which I had previously reviewed.
It's signed by Zach Snyder and limited at 50 copies.
Post SDCC 2011 availability: Unknown.
Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge
"Best known as the creator of Lenore, everyone's favorite cute little dead girl, there is a much greater scope to Dirge's artwork than ever meets the eye in his humorous and off-key comics."
"This lavish hardcover showcases Dirge's work in all its morbid glory, with over 100 full color illustrations and accompanying commentary by Roman himself. Taxidermied exhibits, for the first time, the full range of Dirge's unique style.
"Including never-before-seen material, this is a collection of Roman's work outside his graphic novels.
"Packed with material straight from Roman's desk, this is a must for any fan of his work!"
Joe Simon: My Life in Comics: The Illustrated Autobiography of Joe Simon
"In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most important figures in comics history, and half of the famous creative team Simon and Kirby. Joe Simon co-created Captain America, and was the first editor in chief of Marvel Comics (where he hired Stan Lee for his first job in comics).
"Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this book recounts his journey to New York City, his first comic book work, his meeting with Jack Kirby, and the role comics played in wartime America. He remembers the near-death of the comics, and the scramble to survive. And he reveals what it was like to bring comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form."