For Immediate Release:
Marvel and Clover Press Launch THE MARVEL ART OF… Books on Kickstarter
THE MARVEL ART OF DAVID MACK and THE MARVEL ART OF ALEX MALEEV
Featuring Rare and Never-Before-Seen Paintings and Sketches
(June 20, 2023) Clover Press and Marvel are collaborating for The Marvel Art Of… books, a series of high-end, boutique artbooks that showcase legendary Marvel Comics artists, featuring iconic images alongside rare and never-before-seen artwork. The Marvel Art Of… series will debut with The Marvel Art Of David Mack and The Marvel Art Of Alex Maleev, two prestige coffee table books that celebrate the careers of these distinctive artists whose names are synonymous with the adventures of Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, and the stories of bestselling writer Brian Bendis.
The Marvel Art Of… series launches with a Kickstarter campaign from Clover Press this spring. Both books are available as either a standard edition or a Kickstarter-exclusive edition featuring gilded pages and an opulent slipcase. The campaign is now live.
“Since its launch in 2019, Clover Press has established a reputation as an eclectic publisher whose books celebrate the arts and the creative process,” said Clover Press Publisher Hank Kanalz. “The Marvel Art Of David Mack and The Marvel Art Of Alex Maleev are a testament to the vision of two awesome artists whose storytelling helped define the look and feel of today’s Marvel Universe. We’re working very closely with the artists on the design and contents of the book to create stunning art books that you will not want to miss.”
With an illustrious career spanning nearly three decades, David Mack has created some of the most iconic and memorable artwork in the history of comics. He’s known for his work on Marvel titles such as Daredevil, Alias, and Jessica Jones, as well as co-creating the character Echo, all of which have earned him widespread recognition and critical acclaim. His film and television credits include creating the title sequences for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Emmy-nominated title sequences for the Netflix series Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The Marvel Art Of David Mack collects Mack’s art for Daredevil and other Marvel books, and includes never-before-seen sketches, behind-the-scenes material, a foreword written by Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Wilson Fisk in the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil and in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye, and an afterword by Bendis.
Eisner award-winner Alex Maleev has left his mark on the Marvel Universe with seminal runs on Daredevil, Spider-Woman, and Moon Knight. Maleev began working in comics in the early 1990’s and quickly rose to prominence on several high-profile projects at other companies before teaming with Brian Bendis on Daredevil for an award-winning run, then later reuniting with Bendis to re-imagine Spider-Woman and Moon Knight. The Marvel Art Of Alex Maleev collects Maleev’s sublime watercolor artwork on Marvel titles including Daredevil, Spider-Woman, and Moon Knight, and includes never-before-seen sketches, behind-the-scenes material, and an introduction by Bendis.
To commemorate the publication of these books, Clover Press is also releasing two portfolios for both artists, featuring some of their most iconic covers as well as ultra rare pieces. The Marvel Portfolio Of David Mack: Daredevil features some of his best Daredevil (and related) pieces. A second portfolio, The Marvel Portfolio Of David Mack: Marvel Universe, features Spider-Man, Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange, The Black Panther, and more. The Marvel Portfolio Of Alex Maleev: Daredevil features some of the artist’s best Daredevil (and related) pieces. A second portfolio, The Marvel Portfolio Of Alex Maleev: Marvel Universe, highlights his portrayals of other heroes. Each portfolio features 14 plates measuring 11” x 17” and housed in a translucent portfolio sleeve.
The Marvel Art Of David Mack and The Marvel Art Of Alex Maleev Kickstarter campaign includes:
- 250 limited edition signature plates
- Limited remarques
- Limited commissions
- Signed portfolio plates
- Limited edition giclees
“The Marvel Art Of… books honor the legacy and signature styles of some of today’s most popular and respected artists,” said Marvel Entertainment’s Vice President of Licensed Publishing, Sven Larsen. “These are stunning books that will allow True Believers everywhere to see rarely seen art by fan-favorite artists and the accompanying portfolios from Clover Press allow fans a chance to decorate their homes and offices with some of the greatest Marvel artists of all time.”
To visit the campaign for The Marvel Art Of David Mack and The Marvel Art Of Alex Maleev, head to Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cloverpressart/the-marvel-art-of-david-mack-and-alex-maleev2-deluxe-books?ref=17yb2x
About Clover Press: Headed by IDW co-founders Ted Adams and Robbie Robbins, along with Matt Ruzicka and former DC executive Hank Kanalz, Clover Press publishes a wide variety of collected and original content ranging from re-mastered reprints of Terry and the Pirates and Dick Tracy, to horror graphic novels, and high-quality art books. Clover Press is working with a wide variety of creators including Kevin Eastman, Craig & Clizia Yoe, Dean Mullaney, Steve Niles, Gabriel Rodriguez, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Timothy Truman, Jorge Coelho, Richard Bennett, Ray Troll, John K. Snyder III, Stewart Kenneth Moore, Aron Wiesenfeld, and more.
About Marvel Entertainment: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2023 MARVEL
About David Mack: David Mack is the Emmy-nominated, New York Times-best selling author and artist of KABUKI, writer of Marvel’s Daredevil, cover artist of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Norse Mythology, Jessica Jones, and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. His film and television credits include creating the title sequences for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Emmy-nominated title sequences for the Netflix series Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and he is a Cultural Ambassador for the US State Department.
About Alex Maleev: Alex Maleev is a Bulgarian comic book illustrator. He began his career in 1995 working for Acclaim Comics as a penciler in the title Fallen Empires on the World of Magic. His first work with DC Comics was in the 1998 Batman Chronicles title. He also worked in Detective Comics and many Secret Files comics. He has worked for almost every major comic book company and he is probably best known for his work at Marvel Comics on the titles Daredevil and Spider-Woman.