DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE ART OF ATARI SIGNED EDITION INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN
The Special Indiegogo Campaign Features
Exclusive Missile Command Print!
October 19, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of their latest Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which will celebrate the more than 30-year history of video game trailblazer Atari with The Art of Atari, the most comprehensive retrospective to date, clocking in at over 350 pages, and collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials. Fans will glean exclusive insight from key people involved in Atari's rich history, with behind-the-scenes details on how the most iconic games in early video game history were conceived of, illustrated, and developed. This special edition, which includes a signed tip-in plate from writer Tim Lapetino and an Indiegogo exclusive Missile Command print, will be available beginning October 19, 2017 at 12 pm eastern time. The Art of Atari Indiegogo can be found by visiting:
ATARI is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from museums and private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more!
"Before Atari, entertainment was something you only observed. Atari fearlessly revolutionized entertainment, transforming it into an interactive experience. Our world would never be the same again," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "Publishing Art of Atari is a high point in Dynamite's publishing history, as we honor the visual history of a bold innovator. We're excited to offer this special signed edition by the incredible writer and Historian, Tim Lapetino, to all true Atari fans and collectors world-wide!"
The Art of Atari Indiegogo signed edition is currently printed and ready to ship upon completion of the campaign, just in time for the holidays! With tiers designed to fit any collector's budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy a number of great rewards, including:
- Art of Atari Signed Hard Cover Edition with a Tim Lapetino signed tip-in plate,
- Digital copy of Art of Atari,
- Indiegogo Exclusive 8 x 10 Missile Command Lithograph,
- Art of Atari Poster book,
- Centipede issues #1 - 3
- Swordquest issues #0 - 4,
- Atari Classics: Swordquest GN,
- Centipede #1 sketch cover: remarked, hand sketched edition by Ken Haeser and signed by Max Bemis, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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