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EXCLUSIVE First Look: John Paul Leon's 'The Winter Men'

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EXCLUSIVE First Look: John Paul Leon’s ‘The Winter Men’

Check out Kim Jung Gi’s print art for the upcoming John Paul Leon Artist Edition for ‘The Winter Men.’

AIPT has an exclusive first-look at a page from the upcoming Artist’s Edition of John Paul Leon’s The Winter Men, which is available exclusively through ZOOP, the crowdfunding platform. All proceeds are going to benefit the late artist’s family, and you can preorder it on ZOOP right now.

The project has drawn over 480 supporters and blown past its goal of $35,000 with over $89,000 supported with 20 days to go.

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The deluxe Artist’s Edition is supported and completed by some of the artist’s closest friends and artists you know, including Tommy Lee Edwards, Bernard Chang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Lee Weeks, Duncan Fegredo, Sean Phillips, Walter Simonson, Denys Cowan, Peach Momoko (available as a giclee print), and Joe Quesada. Each artist is contributing brand new art prints for the project, which is a celebration of John Paul Leon’s astonishing and inspiring body of work.

EXCLUSIVE First Look: John Paul Leon's 'The Winter Men'

John Paul Leon with Kim Jung Gi. From Bernard Chang’s personal collection.

Check out the exclusive sneak peek of Kim Jung Gi’s art print from the upcoming Artist’s Edition of John Paul Leon’s The Winter Men below along with a making-of video of the work.

EXCLUSIVE First Look: John Paul Leon's 'The Winter Men'

More About The Project:

THE WINTER MEN, a passion project for late creator John Paul Leon, will be getting a deluxe Artist’s Edition treatment, supported and completed by some of the renowned artist’s closest friends, including Tommy Lee Edwards, Bernard Chang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Lee Weeks, Duncan Fegredo, Sean Phillips, Walter Simonson, Denys Cowan, Peach Momoko and Joe Quesada (who are all contributing brand new art prints) in celebration of an astonishing and inspiring body of work. John Paul Leon’s THE WINTER MEN Artist’s Edition – edited by IDW

Artist Edition’s Scott Dunbier – features 184 pages of full-size 12 x 17 scans of all of the original comic art pages, along with never-before-seen concepts, sketches, and unused art.

Originally published as a 6-issue series by DC imprint WILDSTORM in 2005, THE WINTER MEN was the co-creation of John Paul Leon and writer Brett Lewis. Taking place in the now-collapsed Soviet Union, the series chronicles the subjects of a superhero experiment who must pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and carry on while determining who or what is the deadly threat that’s stalking them all.

THE WINTER MEN Artist’s Edition will be available exclusively through ZOOP, the first end-to-end full service crowdfunding platform created exclusively for the fandom community. Founded by comic industry veterans Jordan Plosky (founder of ComicBlitz) and Eric Moss (former head of Business Development at IDW Publishing and Project Manager of BRZRKR, the year’s biggest selling title). All proceeds from THE WINTER MEN: Artist’s Edition will benefit Leon’s family. The crowdfunding initiative for THE WINTER MEN is live, and has exceeded $89,000 so far against a goal of $35,000. The campaign page can be accessed here. Sign up for more information.

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