Media release — Twenty-two years ago, superstar artist Charles Vess teamed up with an all-star ensemble of ground-breaking and award winning writers including Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Jane Yolen (Lost Girls), Sharyn McCrumb (The Ballad of Frankie Silver), and Jeff Smith (Bone) to produce THE book OF BALLADS – which reimagined the greatest English, Irish, and Scottish folktales in sequential art.
This September, Titan Comics will produce a special, oversized hardcover art edition presenting Charles Vess’ original work in a marvelous 10 x 15 dimension so fans can delight in the legendary collection from a modern master in an all-new way. In addition to this oversized page treatment, Charles Vess’ original thumbnails and story notes are also included in this distinct and unmissable art edition.

From Neil Gaiman’s retelling of “The false Knight on the Road”, to Jeff Smith’s “The Galtee Farmer”, and Jane Yolen’s “King Henry” – Charles Vess’ The book of Ballads brought new visions of the classic folktales from the brightest new York Times bestsellers, award winners, and masters of science fiction and fantasy together with spectacular art from Charles Vess. With this new THE book OF BALLADS ART EDITION, get ready to experience the stories anew!

THE book OF BALLADS ART edition (ISBN: 9781783294428) hits comic stores September 13, 2017 and bookstores on ​ ​​October​ ​10, 2017.

Select praise for THE book OF BALLADS:

“Here Vess reaches the top of his art, standing proudly with the 19th and early 20th-Century illustrators who influence him.” Publisher’s Weekly

“A genuinely handsome, engaging, and moving collection.”

“Vess’ delicate line drawings and fairy-tale subject matter can trace their roots back to the likes of Edward Burne-Jones and Arthur Rackham.” book Page


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