Thursday, September 26, 2013

New York Comic Con 2013

Insight Editions is pleased to announce its lineup for the eagerly anticipated 2013 New York Comic Con (October 10–13, Booth #1564). Not only will we have specials, giveaways, and promotions, but everything in the booth will be 30% off. We will also have in-booth signings of some of this year’s blockbuster titles and we’ll debut some new projects, including:

We’re very excited to announce that Diablo III: Book of Tyrael (Pub. Date: October 29) will be signed at NYCC on Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 a.m. in our booth! Join Doug A. Gregory from art direction, illustrator Joseph Lacroix, and Blizzard lead story developer Micky Neilson.

One of the most exciting and visceral action role-playing games in recent memory, Diablo® has become a worldwide gaming phenomenon. Diablo III: Book of Tyrael takes fans even further into the universe with a detailed and beautifully crafted artifact that focuses on the renowned champion Tyrael. As a former archangel of the High Heavens, he ranks among the most important and influential characters in the Diablo franchise. Here, in this illustrated and comprehensive tome, he reveals never-before-known secrets about the history of the world, the dark threats that yet face mankind, and his decision to join the ranks of humanity as a mortal. Featuring stunning original art throughout, this beautifully illustrated follow-up to Diablo III: Book of Cain will also feature letters from Leah and additional fragments of Cain’s writings, all curated by Tyrael as he weaves together a complex and fascinating story for the members of the Horadrim.

Diablo III: Book of Tyrael also features a fully removable illustration of the Leoric family and other influential characters from Old Tristram, including Deckard Cain, Prince Albrecht, Archbishop Lazarus, King Leoric, Prince Aidan, Queen Asylla, Leah, and Adria. This reversible image demonstrates their normal appearances on one side, along with a representation of their dark fates on the other.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Message to the Purchasers of Fringe: September's Notebook Limited Edition

Insight Editions deeply regrets and apologizes for the miscommunication in the marketing language and product description for Fringe: September's Notebook Special Editions.  We neglected to identify the difference between two versions of the Special Editions we created—one with original signatures and one with replicated signatures.  We sincerely apologize to Fringe fans and our customers for any inconvenience and confusion this caused.  Please note that neither Warner Bros. nor Bad Robot, the producers of the show, or the authors, were aware of these replica signatures being created.

If you are in possession of a signature card numbered 1 to 330, the signatures are original.  If you are in possession of a signature card numbered 331 or higher, the signatures are replicas.  If you purchased a copy containing replica signatures and wish to have your money fully refunded, please contact Insight Editions as directed below.  Please keep your copy of the edition, with our sincere apologies.  

This return policy applies only to those purchases made prior to August 6, 2013.   To request a refund for the full purchase price of your item, please email and include a digital copy of your signature card and receipt.  For additional questions, please contact Insight Editions at (415) 526-1382.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Giveaway: James Franco's "A California Childhood"

On Friday, August 9th, James Franco will be at The Strand Booktore in New York City for a Q&A with author Frank Bidart. Franco will be signing copies of his book, A California Childhood. For those who cannot attend this Sold Out event, we have 4 signed copies to give away.

It's super easy to enter. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and tweet about the giveaway for an additional entry.
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Winners will be selected at random on or around August 21st. Open to U.S. residents only.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Regarding the "Fringe: September's Notebook" Limited Edition

Dear Fringe Fans:

Thank you for your loyalty to Fringe and for being the driving force for the collaboration between talent, studio and publisher, to create Fringe: September's Notebook trade and limited editions.  

Upon public announcement, Insight Editions received an overwhelming response from fans interested in the Fringe Limited Edition who were concerned about the number of copies available. Due to this, the decision was made that additional copies would be made available based on the supply of Amber provided by the studio, which appeared to be the most exciting element of the authentic artifacts featured in the Limited Edition. Subsequently, additional signature plates were generated by a replicating machine to create a total number of 1,267 copies. In no way was it felt that the quality of the product was devalued based on all of the other unique elements that are only available in this collection.

Your satisfaction is very important to us and we would like to offer a refund to those who would like to return their Limited Edition in its entirety along with their receipt. If you purchased the Limited Edition through another vendor, such as Amazon, you should return the complete set to them per their policies. 

We will continue to strive to provide our fans, and those of our Licensors, a unique experience through our publications and appreciate your understanding.

If you have any questions concerning this, please contact us via email.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mystery and Imagination book signing with Guillermo del Toro

Last week, Guillermo del Toro signed copies of Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters at Mystery and Imagination Bookshop in Glendale, CA.

Check out the line of people waiting to meet him along with some great pics of the acclaimed director, producer and writer from the event.

See more from the official website for the Pacific Rim book and learn more about the inner workings of this epic film.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Insight Editions announces SDCC Signings and New Project Debuts

Insight Editions is pleased to announce its lineup for the eagerly anticipated Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego (July 18–21, Booth #1134). Not only will we have specials, giveaways, and promotions, but everything in the booth will be 30% off. We will also have in-booth signings of some of this summer’s blockbuster titles, and we’ll debut some new projects, including:
So far, we have four authors / artists scheduled to sign at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013. Check back here for updates as we get closer to the start date for this annual convention.

Thursday, July 18th

11:00 a.m.

Tara Bennett
Delve into television’s hit otherworldly phenomenon with Fringe: September’s Notebook, a unique in-world collection that explores the intricate destinies of Dr. Walter Bishop, Peter Bishop, and Special Agent Olivia Dunham. Written from the perspective of the Observer known only as September, this notebook reveals new truths about the Fringe Division and Massive Dynamic and closely examines the Amber timeline and the alternate universe known as “Over There.”

Packed with concept art, exclusive photos, and intriguing ephemera, September’s Notebook will satisfy every serious fan’s hunger for details about the Observers, quirks and little-known facts about each character, Fringe Science, and much more. “Easter eggs” throughout build on the many symbols and codes woven into the show’s fabric, uncovering truths never before revealed.

With its layered storytelling, well-rendered characters, and complex overarching narrative, Fringe is the ideal television show to develop into a deluxe coffee-table book, and Fringe: September’s Notebook provides a totally immersive reading experience.

Tara Bennett is the author of a variety of movie companion books, including 300: The Art of the Film, and several official companions to hugely successful television shows, such as Lost and 24. She writes for many publications, including SFX and Sci Fi Magazine, and contributes to popular websites, including Blastr and WSJ Speakeasy. She is an adjunct professor of film and television at Rowan University in New Jersey.

Friday, July 19th

11:00 a.m.

Jerry Beck

In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create this definitive Looney Tunes collection. Featuring more than 300 pieces of original art from private collectors and the Warner Bros. archives, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons settles the debate on the best of the best and poses a new question—Is your favorite cartoon one of the greatest? Cartoon historian Jerry Beck—the book’s editor—and his team of animation experts reveal amusing anecdotes and the secret origins behind such classics as “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “One Froggy Evening,” and “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.”

Jerry Beck is an author, animation historian, and cartoon producer. Best-known for writing The Hanna-Barbera Treasury and The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, he is a professor of animation history at Woodbury University in Burbank, California, and a consulting producer to Universal, Disney, and Warner Bros. He hosts and produces the annual “Worst Cartoons Ever” screening at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

2:00 p.m.
Scott Campbell
With equal parts style, humor, and insight, Scott C. has delighted an international fanbase with his unique watercolor paintings, illustrations, and drawings. Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C.  is his first monograph, presenting the best and most-imaginative works of art in his emerging career.

Admirers and collectors seek out Scott C.’s appearances at such diverse venues as Comic-Con in San Diego and Galerie Arludik in Paris to see his unusual depictions of pop-culture subjects and original creations, such as Victorian-era dinosaurs at high tea, lumberjacks and their sometimes awkward relationships with trees, and ninjas lounging in their living room at home. These and other reflections of Scott C.’s artistic vision have kept him on the radar of such pop-culture trend outlets as Flavorpill and Hi-Fructose magazine.

Scott Campbell (Scott C.) is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid’s books, and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children’s book illustration. Soon after graduating, he began at Lucas Learning as a concept artist on children’s video games. Four years later, he joined Double Fine Productions as art director on such games as the critically acclaimed Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Alongside this career in games, he has published numerous comics and created paintings that have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. Some of his most notable projects include the “Great Showdowns” series, the “Igloo Head and Tree Head” series, Double Fine Action Comics, Hickee Comics, the Zombie in Love children’s book, and the Psychonauts and Brütal Legend video games with Double Fine Productions. Scott lives in New York City.

Saturday, July 20th

11:00 a.m.

Daniel Wallace

In Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) have delivered a stunning new vision of Superman that is both fresh and familiar. Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman explores the remarkable creative process behind the movie and showcases the exceptional concept art that shaped its unique visual style. From the stark alien vistas of Krypton to the down-to-earth warmth of Smallville, this book uncovers the intensive world-building process that makes Superman's universe both thrilling and believable. Also featuring in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and candid on-set photography, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman is the ultimate insider's look at one of the most electrifying movies in recent memory.

Daniel Wallace is a comic book expert, sci-fi sage, and lifelong geek. He is the author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, including The Jedi Path, DC Comics Year by Year, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the New York Times best-selling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters. Other universes he has worked with include Smallville, Indiana Jones, and Supernatural. He lives in Minneapolis.

3:00 p.m.
David S. Cohen
Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters—the ultimate companion book to the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ movie Pacific Rim—hit bookstores and online retailers on June 12, 2013. The film, an epic sci-fi action adventure from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, opens in theaters on July 12, 2013. The film takes on humanity’s struggle to defend itself from a monstrous, otherworldly invasion. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years. To combat the giant Kaiju, special weapons are devised—massive robots called Jaegers that are piloted by an international crew of soldiers in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. But even the Jaegers prove nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee—team up to pilot a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger on a mission to halt the mounting apocalypse.

David S. Cohen has written for Variety for over a decade. He is the author of Screen Plays, a collection of his articles on Hollywood screenwriting previously published in Script magazine, and The Ballad of Rango. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Foreword Book of the Year Awards Finalists

ForeWord Magazine recently announced their finalists for their 2012 Book of the Year Awards, which include three books from Insight Editions! The winners will be announced at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Friday, June 28th, 6pm at The Pop Top Stage.

Rolling Stones 50 x 20 (Insight Editions), Performing Arts & Music category
By Chris Murray, Foreword: Richard Harrington, Hardcover, Price: $34.99

Rolling Stones 50 x 20 celebrates one of the most influential, enduring, and controversial bands in rock history with images captured by twenty of the world's greatest music photographers. Chris Murray is the founder and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. For over thirty years, Murray has organized more than 200 exhibitions of many of the nation's leading artists and photographers. Richard Harrington is a writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post and the Washington Star.

The Monkey Kin(Insight Editions), Art category
Hardcover, Price: $40.00

The Monkey King collects the work of 72 international artists who were asked to draw the mythical Chinese hero, the Monkey King, in his or her own unique way. The result is a stunning collection of different interpretations, styles, and media. The Monkey King is a centuries-old character from Chinese literature,
possessed of incredible strength and supernatural powers, and capable of 72 transformations into various animals and objects. The artists’ step-by-step drawings and text explaining their creative process are also included.

Under the Halo (Insight Editions), Sports category
By Pete Donovan, Preface: Arte Moreno, Foreword: Tim Salmon, 
Introduction: Mike Scioscia
Hardcover, Price: $50.00

Generations of Angels fans can relive their favorite team moments in Under the Halo. With more than 300 images, a vintage lineup sheet, game tickets, postcards, and a fold-out timeline of the Angels' history, this book traces the memorable moments, personalities, and accomplishments of this remarkable franchise. Tim Salmon spent his entire career with the Angels, where he earned the American League's Rookie of the Year award in 1993 and finished as one of the most popular players in team history. Arte Moreno and his Angels have won five American League Western Division championships since he took over the team in 2003. Mike Scioscia has been the manager of the Angels since 2000. Pete Donovan is a sports columnist for the Palm Springs Desert Sun, is a former sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times, and has covered and followed the Angels for over 40 years.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bologna Children's Book Fair

Every spring, publishers from around the world gather in Bologna, Italy for the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

This year, Insight Editions has much more to share in the children's category since we've expanded our Insight Kids imprint to include several new titles each season.

Many of our books originate with foreign authors and illustrators, such as our new series written by Catherine LeBlanc and illustrated by Roland Garrigue, from France.

How to Mash Monsters, How to Demolish Dinosaurs and How to Pulverize Pirates are available this spring with three other titles from this series coming in the fall.

illustration by Roland Garrigue from How to Mash Monsters

Roland Garrigue will be in the Bay Area in early April taking part in a few storytime events where he'll be reading - and drawing - from these new picture books.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Art of Blizzard event at Gallery Nucleus

It was an unusually cold night in Los Angeles, but that didn't stop over 600 Blizzard fans from coming out on Saturday to wait in line for the opening night of the Art Exhibit and Book Launch of The Art of Blizzard at Gallery Nucleus.

Several media outlets were on site to interview Chris Metzen and Nick Carpenter before the crowd of people gathered inside the gallery to get in yet another line. This time, they waited with their massive, 376 page copy of The Art of Blizzard, as artists Wei Wang, Glenn Rane, Laurel Austin, and several others signed copies. 

Art sculptures featuring characters from Blizzard were on display among the 65 pieces of framed art which include black and white sketches and full-color illustrations that can be found inside the book.

Images from Fallen games could be found upstairs, where art demos took place throughout the night, touching on unpublished games that Chris Metzen, Samwise Didier and Nick Carpenter are sharing for the first time in The Art of Blizzard.

A scavenger hunt took place and a bunch of raffle prizes were given out during the event. Guests were also treated to mana and health potions to keep them energized!

Our Limited Edition of The Art of Blizzard was announced and fans can start placing pre-orders now
  • Comes in an elegant saifu-cloth slipcase
  • Specially bound signed and numbered edition of the book
  • Includes 4 giclee prints featuring artwork by Brom, Samwise Didier, and Wei Wang
  • Limited to 1500 signed copies
  • Available May 2013
The art exhibit goes through February 3, 2013 and books will be available at the gallery store as well as online.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fringe: September's Notebook - A Publishing First

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group, along with the FOX Broadcasting Company, have joined forces with publisher Insight Editions to create an unprecedented published work — setting a new standard for officially licensed publishing merchandise and product integration in the world of publishing.

"...authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry worked with the television show’s production team on a daily basis to develop and evolve Fringe: September’s Notebook into the world’s first fully integrated licensed publication that has emerged from within the television series’ storyline itself.”

In the penultimate Fringe episode “The Boy Must Live” (airing Friday, January 11, at 9/8c on FOX), the worlds of network television and licensed publishing collide and will never be the same again. In the episode, the enigmatic recurring character of the Observer September (guest star Michael Cerveris) reveals to Walter Bishop (John Noble) that he had been keeping a notebook of all his observations. “September’s Notebook” is the exact book that fans of the show have been able to pre-order — and consequently be a part of — since earlier this year.

Fringe executive producer/showrunner J.H. Wyman said: “We couldn’t have picked a better framework for this book with the Observers. Where we went this season is ultimately so Observer-heavy and it reveals some things that are really mind-blowing. We wanted to include the notebook in this upcoming episode, as it encompasses September’s journey from beginning to end. The fact that we are able to share it with the fans, after the episode airs, is truly exciting. September’s writing exhibits what he admires most about the human spirit’s most beautiful quality — hope.”

Currently in its fifth and final season with a special two-hour series finale event airing Friday, January 18, at 8/7c on FOX, Fringe follows main characters FBI special agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), eccentric “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop (Noble) and his jack-of-all-trades son Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), as they investigate paranormal incidents that defy human logic and mystifying events that threaten our very existence on a universal scale. With the help of fellow agents and allies Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick), Nina Sharp (Blair Brown), Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole), Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo), Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel) and John Scott (Mark Valley), the FBI’s Fringe Division delves into a world where hybrid monsters tear through sewers, thieves walk through walls and portals open to parallel universes. The Observer September chronicles not only the main characters’ personal stories but also elements of the show’s mythology, including the FBI’s Fringe Division, Massive Dynamic, the Machine, the alternate universe “Over There” and the Amber timeline.

With a rabid and devoted fan base, the critically acclaimed Fringe phenomenon has spawned two six-part comic book series and an alternate reality game. Fringe: September’s Notebook is the first comprehensive guide to the show’s compelling mythology and a must-have companion following the show’s epic conclusion.

A revelation for fans and super fans alike, Fringe: September’s Notebook includes exclusive photos and concept art, and reveals quirks and little-known facts about each character, insight into fringe science and much more. Design features throughout the book build upon the many symbols and codes woven into the show’s fabric, uncovering truths never before revealed.

Fringe: September’s Notebook is an extension of the show and its mythology like no other. Within the book, every single word, sketch, photo, and official document has been painstakingly put together (under the guidance of series executive producer/showrunner J.H. Wyman and former executive producer Jeff Pinkner) with contributions from the Fringe production department. More than a year in the making from its inception, with material that spans all five seasons.

Download the official press release or learn more at

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Celebrating the Life of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, an American icon, remains unrivaled in American culture: in his music, his cultural impact, and the very chapters of his rags-to-riches life story. More than three decades after his death, Elvis remains a significant presence in worldwide popular culture. 

In 1956, a twenty-one-year-old singer named Elvis Presley was at the beginning of his remarkable career. Alfred Wertheimer, a young New York photojournalist, was asked by Elvis's new label, RCA Victor, to photograph their new artist. In the course of his one-day assignment for RCA, Wertheimer was struck by the stunningly photogenic performer and felt compelled to continue documenting the everyday moments in Elvis's life during that crucial year.

Wertheimer's unobtrusive photographs of Elvis in performance, with his fans, in the recording studio, and at home with his family present a unique look at one of the world's most famous cultural figures. These images were the first and the last unguarded look at Elvis, and also constitute an important visual document of post-World War II America.

With hundreds of gorgeously reproduced high-quality prints, Elvis is the result of a special alchemy between an exceptionally talented photographer and a charismatic young man on the brink of superstardom.

On the day of his birth (January 8, 1935) we celebrate the life of Elvis Presley with some of his greatest hits. Enjoy.