2009 ICE & FIRE CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE
November 24, 2008
Here’s your chance to spend a year in Westeros.
The official Song of Ice and Fire for 2009 is now at the printers and will soon be shipping… in plenty of time for Christmas and the New Year. Published by the Dabel Brothers and gorgeously illustrated by Michael Komarck, the calendar can be preordered from Amazon.
The calendar will also be available nationwide through comic shops and bookstores (though not, unfortunately, at those calendar kiosks that you see popping up at malls at Christmastime, though perhaps if enough of my readers ask for them at such places, we can change that by next year), and any other outlet served by Diamond Distribution.
In addition, there will also be two special limited editions, featuring the variant Jon Snow cover seen here, and sold exclusively from the Dabel Brothers on-line storefront.
The special editions will be limited to 500 copies, and will contain working sketches, additional artwork, and other material not included in the basic calendar. There will be 250 copies of the special with the variant cover and extra material, retailing at $24.99, and 250 copies of the numbered deluxe edition, which will be signed by me. Those will go for $49.99, and Les Dabel assures me they will contain even more extras and bonus material.
Michael Komarck’s stunning artwork has previously graced the covers of THE ART OF ICE & FIRE from Fantasy Flight, and INSIDE STRAIGHT and BUSTED FLUSH, the new WIld Cards mosaic novels from Tor, as well as many other book jackets, games, and cards. Subjects featured on his calendar include Jon Snow at the Wall, Tyrion in his sky cell, Arya discovering the dragon skulls beneath the Red Keep, the duel between the Hound and Lord Beric, and other fan favorites from A Song of Ice and Fire.
And this is just the start. Plans are already under way for the 2010 calendar, to be illustrated by Mike Kaluta.