Stardust — What's Next?
From sculpture to art prints to books ...
By ANGELA WAMPLER | May 29, 2007What's Next?
? Vess just finished a full sculpture scene of Stardust — with a fairy piper and several animals around a pool of water — which will be available in select stores in August.
? Vess's Green Man Press is offering a handsomely produced boxed set of fine art prints from selected Stardust images. These illustrations are in a limited edition of 300 and signed by both Vess and Gaiman.
? DC Comics is publishing an Absolute Stardust edition as well as a boxed set of notecards and two posters. They also are producing four busts of Stardust characters — Yvaine, Tristan, Primus (one of the major lords of Stormhold), and one of the Lillum witches.
? Drawing Down the Moon, The Art of Charles Vess is set for an August 2007 release from Dark Horse Books. The 200-page, hardcover art book will cover Vess's more than 30 years as a painter and illustrator.
Publicity, Publicity, and More Publicity
? Modern Masters Vol. 11 (Feb. 2007), a 120-page trade paperback with color, included a career-spanning interview with Vess and tons of artwork, including a large gallery section with many rare and unpublished pieces.
? Entertainment Weekly magazine (April 2007) featured Stardust in a "Special Double Issue" with Spider-Man 3 on the cover.
? Stardust: The Film Companion (July 2007) by Stephen Jones, has an introduction by Gaiman and contains photos, cast interviews and the movie's screenplay.
? Starlog will include an interview with Vess in the July/August 2007 edition (#357). The monthly science-fiction film magazine is available at newsstands and in bookstores.
? Beginning in September, Realms of Fantasy, a fantasy fiction magazine, will have an ongoing feature gallery of stories by writers (Holly Black, Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Hand, etc.) based on unpublished paintings by Vess.
— To keep up with Vess and his ongoing projects, visit his website often: www.greenmanpress.com
— For a look at the creative process that went the sculpture, visit
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Vess sculpts Star Dust: Moon Star (Yvaine).
Charles Vess stands beside Puck, a bronze statue inspired by Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.