After chronicling his talents in a series of illustrations posted on the internet for months, Dan Hipp’s illustrations (and more) are making their way to bookshelves.
Titled Mr Hipp Strikes!, this limited edition art book comes signed and numbered to the lucky 400 people who get the edition. It features Hipp’s favorite color illustrations from his blog, as well as a sneak peek at his next graphic novel, Stray Days.
Hipp came into comics on the strength of his art in the Image series The Amazing Joy Buzzards, and followed that up with a two volume series called Gyakushu! through TOKYOPOP’s beleaguered original manga effort. He had a short stint on DC/Wildstorm’s Gen13 series, but has spent the past few years off the direct market’s radar but in the larger public’s with several volumes of Ben10 graphic novels written by Peter David.
Hipp is taking pre-orders for Mr. Hipp Strikes! on his blog, and I’ve just submitted a requisitions request to the bookkeeping department at Robot 6 to get one for our library.
Just what it says, folks: as we mentioned last week, Volumes One and Two of the Amazing Joy Buzzards artist’s epic fantasy of vengeance Gyakushu! are now available to read in their entirety at Hipp’s new dedicated site, The Thief Is Dead. There’s also an extensive preview of Volume Three, coming soon from Tokyopop. Click away and start scrolling — just be warned that there will be blood…