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Exclusive Preview: The Art of Brian Stelfreeze Has its Day in DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1

Did you miss the first issue of Day Men back in July? The BOOM! ongoing, which has brought artist Brian Stelfreeze back to monthly comics is getting a snazzy, oversized prestige edition and you can get a look at it below.

Collecting the first two issues of Day Men, this “Pen & Ink” edition removes the colors and presents Stelfreeze’s line work for all to behold.

I’m kind of digging this trend: IDW has been doing something similar with their Artist’s Editions of popular comics runs (I should really pick up that Walt Simonson Thor at some point), and while I don’t want anyone to think I don’t have anything but love for the wildly talented colorists out there, it’s great to get another perspective on an artist’s work from the simplest lines onward.

From BOOM!:

Day Men: Pen & Ink #1
Authors: Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Price: $9.99

WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s pretty simple. We think Brian Stelfreeze is one of the industry’s best artists and storytellers and deserves to be showcased in his purest form. As fans of Brian’s art, we wanted this for ourselves.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Stelfreeze is known around the convention circuit as a great mentor to young creators with an understanding of the craft of making comic books that is second to none. A rare opportunity to learn the creative process of a comics industry luminary.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Collecting Day Men #1-2 in an over-sized prestige format, Day Men: Pen & Ink#1 presents Brian Stelfreeze’s artwork stripped down to the inks side-by-side with in-depth annotations from the entire creative team. This item will be limited to the initial print run.

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