This is the book you've heard about, a collaborative 20 year reunion work by 41 of the first artists who worked on the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.
If you already own a copy and would like it autographed and personalized by the artist Randy Asplund, to commission some artwork to go inside on the blank pages, please contact me.
Click to see the video about The Gathering!
|The Gathering was created by the
artists, and the only affiliation with WOTC or Hasbro has been their
approvals on image use. And thanks to the tremendous efforts of Jeff
Menges, Pete Venters, and others, the book is a huge success! We funded
it on Kickstarter, which is why you will not find it available in
stores. We raised about $150,000 in our campaign, mostly for pre-order
sales, but a lot of that money went into enhancements in the book
itself; spot gloss, embossing on the hardbackwith gold foil, etc. Even
the paperback edition is high quality binding.
And best of all, this rare book was produced and printed in the USA!
Many of your favorite classic Magic period artists are represented in this book. Each contributed a new painting, a picture of one of their cards from the period, and many also showed something about what they work on when not doing Magic art. We also wrote about our experiences or what we are doing these days. The Gathering is 112 pages of art and glory!
In addition to all of this, there are additional pages showing sketches of the creative process, there is a Forward by co-Magic The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, and an Afterward by our first art director Jesper Myfors.
The Gathering is dedicated to the fond memory of our fellow M:TG artist and friend Quinton Hoover, who passed away during the production.