Coming up on its 10 year anniversary, The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 from Archaia, is a celebration of the beautiful world, memorable characters, and intensive artistic process of David Petersen's cherished series. This prestige, coffee table hardcover features never-before-seen sketches, 100 oversized pages of full-color artwork, and commentary from Stan Sakai, Karl Kerschl, Katie Cook, and others, as well as pin-ups by Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, and other collaborators and colleagues.
This is something I've really been looking forward to because I'm such a fan of the series. Most of you know that I'm a recent fan, so something like this is extra special for me because it provides a deeper look into the world of Mouse Guard. I will say, this giant book is a collector's dream. Honestly whether you're a fan of the series or not, it's so beautiful to look at all of the detailed artwork throughout. Personally, I like being able to look at the rougher sketches that show the true beginnings of it all. Random side note: Does anyone else wish they could hug some of these mice? Anyway, I'm going to urge you to grab yourself a copy of this book and display it proudly on your coffee table. Preview the beauty below. The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 releases this week.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.