Illustrated Eric

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Illustrated Eric

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 25, 2010 11:03 pm

For those of you that missed getting an illustrated (by Josh Kirby) version of Eric when it came out, it is being re-released.

This is how the book was originally meant to be read. :D
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Postby Dotsie » Wed May 26, 2010 7:07 am

I might have to get that then. Although that many pics by Josh Kirby might give me a headache :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed May 26, 2010 10:08 am

Not necessarily - the cover art's not the usual mad melee, which is anyway a standard artistic option for otherwise unillustrated books as there's just the one place to splurge and make a statement.

Josh was :cry: a very versatile artist - have a look at his site especially the Horror and Sci-Fi galleries - it's a flash site though so don't bother scrolling, just click on numbers to the left of the screen link and that'll move them into view :wink:

Am definitely getting that for my birthday though! :D
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Re: Illustrated Eric

Postby Ponder Stibbons » Thu May 27, 2010 11:07 am

Tonyblack wrote:For those of you that missed getting an illustrated (by Josh Kirby) version of Eric when it came out, it is being re-released.

This is how the book was originally meant to be read. :D


Aw man! Kirby is ok for covers, but if i have to read a comic with his i'll faint. I don't read that many comics anyway, so im ok then though. I think kirby's people are a bit sort of flabby and muscles sticking out in the wrong places :lol: I prefer my people to be at least a bit handsome or pretty, at least not ugly, which is why i dont like kidby's nanny and igors. And kirby is hard to tell characters apart. One guy on deviant art has bred a new artist: Josh Kidby! :lol: "This drawing is based on Josh Kidby's work" :shock: :lol:
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Postby joemcf » Thu May 27, 2010 12:05 pm

I didn't like Eric much. Hopefully if i get the illustrated one, it'll be better. :P
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Postby Draywoman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:00 pm

I have the large illustrated Eric in paperback and I think all the pictures are fab. I notice the re-release comes in paper- or hardback, was there a hardback original?

I agree Josh Kirby's work was pretty cornea-busting and that Paul Kidby has probably come closer than most to the 'real' characters but I have a soft spot for the old covers. Call it nostalgia (neuralgia!) or plain bad taste but I think the Kirby covers were beautiful. And they helped back in the bad old days when Pterry's books were often hidden in the darkest recesses of some 'respectable' bookshops!
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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:06 pm

It originally came out in paperback and hardback at the same time which is why most copies sold were the paperback. The original hardback will cost you between £60 and £75 if you can find it
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Postby Draywoman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:12 pm

It originally came out in paperback and hardback at the same time which is why most copies sold were the paperback. The original hardback will cost you between £60 and £75 if you can find it

Ah - may just get the re-issue, then :?
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Postby Richazey » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:17 am

Wow so can't wait for this.
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Postby CJDobs » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:38 pm

I bought the soft cover version on original release, Josh's illustrations are fabulous throughout. I admit that his characters are not how I see them but as the original UK cover artist, I associate the Discworld with his work more than any other artist (even though Paul Kidby gets the characters 'right'!).

Plus, how could you not like Eric? It has the classic line 'He's Mr Poo!' in it :D
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Postby pip » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:39 pm

ITS BACK.

ITS HERE.

TWO DAYS TO PUBLICATION -

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Get excited. :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby mystmoon » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:51 pm

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Postby deldaisy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:52 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:It originally came out in paperback and hardback at the same time which is why most copies sold were the paperback. The original hardback will cost you between £60 and £75 if you can find it

Oh FFFFFFFFor goodness sake! Really? I had the original Eric (hardback) before I became a DW devotee and gave it away. Never liked it. Preferred the printed novels. Then again I had NO idea GETTING hardcover DW books was a difficult thing back then.

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:22 pm

pip wrote:ITS BACK.

ITS HERE.

TWO DAYS TO PUBLICATION -

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Get excited. :D :D :D :D :D :D


My local bookshop had it for sale last week! :shock:
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Postby pip » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:38 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:
pip wrote:ITS BACK.

ITS HERE.

TWO DAYS TO PUBLICATION -

Image

Get excited. :D :D :D :D :D :D


My local bookshop had it for sale last week! :shock:


The illustrated version.

Maybe it was one of the originals resurfaced and was worth a small fortune and you left it there. :shock: :shock:
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