Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Off to see the Wizard

In January, we'll be releasing a hardcover collection of Kurt Busiek and David Wenzel's WIZARD'S TALE. Wenzel's best-known for illustrating Tolkein's THE HOBBIT graphic novel, and has done many other things, from illustrating childrens's books to other fantasy-related projects and beyond. But with luck, people will be talking up WIZARD'S TALE as favorably as they do THE HOBBIT, because you can see from his pages here that the work is just gorgeous.

The official description of the book, which should be out in mid-January, is this:

Wizard’s Tale
Kurt Busiek (w) • David Wenzel (a & c)
A magical story of redemption! The Wizard’s Tale is the story of the aged Bafflerog Rumplewhisker and his young companion, Muddle, the woodcutter’s son, as they embark on a quest to retrieve the magical Book of Worse—a tome that will ensure the land of Ever-Night remains as it is, a dark and gloomy realm of evil. But old Rumplewhisker’s heart slowly warms on their journey, and a chance to restore a semblance of goodness to Ever-Night is possible—If he and his young charge can dare face the challenges ahead.
HC • FC • $24.99 • 144 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-595-1
© 2010 Kurt Busiek and David Wenzel






You can check out more of Wenzel's amazing illustrations at his official Web site.

3 comments:

DanielW said...

that looks AWESOME.

El Torres said...

It's a beautiful book, and I can't wait to put my dirty little hands on it.
Is "Warlords" to be released someday too?

Dara said...

Warlords! Oh wow, that brings back memories. I second a re-release of that particular GN.

Wenzel is a fantastic artist.