The 12” x 17” New Format of the Acclaimed Skybound & Image Comics Series Launches a Campaign Today 

LOS ANGELES 03/05/2024 — Today Skybound launched the campaign for the Kickstarter-exclusive Extremity: Signature Edition, collecting the masterwork Extremity from Daniel Warren Johnson, creative force behind Image/Skybound series TRANSFORMERS, Murder Falcon, and the Eisner-winning Do A Powerbomb, like never before.


The campaign is live on Kickstarter now.


The Extremity Kickstarter campaign features two distinct books – Extremity: Signature Edition, the core 256-page book that presents all 12 issues of the comic book in 12” x 17” format, and The Art of Extremity, a 128-page book that presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Extremity, sized at 8.25” x 11.75”.


“I wanted to prove to the world just how awesome I could make comics with Extremity,” said Daniel Warren Johnson. “It was my first big book that I was writing and drawing, and I put every inch of myself towards making it the best I possibly could. I’m still so proud of it and to see it in this new format has been an absolute joy. These images are honest and raw, with all the white out, messy pencil lines, and not quite perfect ink strokes for the world to take in. What an honor!”


Extremity: Signature Edition showcases Daniel Warren Johnson’s Extremity, where the beauty of Studio Ghibli meets the intensity of Mad Max, in a stunning new format at the same size as originally drawn. Readers will be treated to Johnson’s unlettered line art at actual board size (12” x 17”, versus the traditional comics size of 6” x 10”), bringing Extremity to life in an oversized, eye-popping format.


The Art of Extremity contains a foreword by Daniel Warren Johnson, as well as never-before-seen sketches and concept artwork for Extremity. A window into the mind of a worldbuilding creator, The Art of Extremity is a perfect companion to the Extremity: Signature Edition.


The campaign also exclusively presents tiered access to Extremity merch, including prints, bookmarks, and T-shirts, as well as signed editions and two retailer levels for comic book shops. Previous backers and mailing list members will also receive a free Extremity title logo pin when they back the campaign.

“These two books are absolutely glorious,” said Alex Antone, Editorial Direct at Skybound. “Daniel Warren Johnson fans are going to love the unprecedented access to his art and his creative process, and I personally can’t wait to have these books in my hands!”

Extremity: Signature Edition is the first time that Skybound has offered comic book content in this format and will also launch a new product line at Skybound of books that collect the original art of a comic at board size of 12” x 17”, with more announcements to come.

Extremity joins a record-breaking slate of graphic novel campaigns from Skybound that have elevated a diverse group of voices, including Ava’s Demon Book One, Ava’s Demon Book Two, Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure, Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Feelings,Excellence, and The Extra Fabulous Experience.

The Extremity: Artist Edition campaign is live now on Kickstarter, with stretch goals and campaign-exclusive products to be announced through the close of the campaign, Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM PT.

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