One of the great joys of attending San Diego Comic-Con is visiting the Sideshow Collectibles booth. For one, it’s massive, taking up quite a bit of square footage on the convention floor.
Really, though, the best part about the booth is seeing all of the incredible products on display. Even separated by plexiglass, you can tell that so much detail goes into each and every statue, figure, and replica that the company produces. Be it a life-size bust of a Xenomorph or Wolverine, creative dioramas featuring your favorite superheroes, or a scale model of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 that actually lights up, everything Sideshow has to offer is worth poring over to appreciate such fine craftsmanship.
While it’s a shame that SDCC was canceled this year, and by extension the opportunity to visit the Sideshow booth, our good friends at Insight Editions are here with the next best thing: an art book.
More specifically, an art book that looks inside Sideshow’s process to craft and create pieces based on DC Comics characters. Written by Andrew Farago– who was also one of the writers behind the incredible Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight— DC: Collecting the Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow will feature interviews with some of Sideshow’s most talented sculptors and designers, with plenty of high quality photos, progress art, and design sketches for the highlighted pieces. Check out the details of the book below, along with just a few of the book’s pages that show off some absolutely amazing Sideshow pieces.
Per Insight Editions:
DC: Collecting the Multiverse
The Art of Sideshow
Delve into Sideshow Collectibles’ epic roster of DC Comics figures and sculptures with this deluxe book, which features insights from legendary artists and eye-popping photography. DC: Collecting the Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow (Insight Editions/Sideshow; November 10, 2020) is a brand new, deluxe book, featuring insights from legendary artists and eye-popping photography of Sideshow’s amazing list of DC Comics Figures.
Sideshow Collectibles is world famous for bringing DC Comics characters to life through remarkably realistic figures and highly expressive sculptures. From Batman and Wonder Woman to The Joker and Harley Quinn, Sideshow Collectibles allows the most iconic characters in all of fiction to leap from the page and screen right into our world.
In this deluxe book, key artists tell the story behind each extraordinary piece, revealing the design decisions and expert sculpting required to make the DC multiverse—from comics, film, television, video games, and beyond—into a reality. Packed with exclusive concept art and dynamic photography, this book lets you rediscover your favorite characters like never before.
Offering an entirely unique experience of the DC multiverse, this book is the ultimate tribute to Sideshow Collectibles’ incredible collection of DC figures and sculptures.
Andrew Farago is the curator of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum and the author of Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight, The Complete Peanuts Family Album, Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties, and the Harvey Award–winning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. In 2015, he received the prestigious Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International.
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. For more information, visit http://www.insighteditions.com.
DC: Collecting the Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow will be available on November 10 and can be preordered now.
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