The Dude is back!
However he doesn’t smoke anymore, drinks very moderately and doesn’t bowl much. But he does know how to draw!
As comfortable with pencils and brushes as with a graphics tablet, Karl Kopinski draws and paints with a mastery that leaves you breathless. His clients include such prestigious names as Wizards of the Coast, Ubisoft, Games Workshop, CMON and Hasbro. Beyond this professional work, you’ll find him drawing, sketching and drafting at every opportunity. To our great delight, he has produced countless pages of sketches!
Bigger, Heavier, Thicker
Today, we are very pleased to announce that after several months of editing, the first BIG KOPINSKI sketchbook is ready to hit the shelves. What we’re talking about now is 296 pages full of sketches; in black and white (mostly) and full-color. Some were published several years ago by Karl himself in the first two volumes of his soft-cover, self-edited “Sketchbooks” (see left) but these unfortunately have been out of print for a long time, which really is a shame.
So, to our great pleasure, Karl has entrusted us with the task of reprinting the content of his two first books, all cleaned up, along with many brand new illustrations, and wonderfully packaged as a beautiful hardcover coffee-table book.
For those of you who are familiar with our other titles, it is of the same size and quality as the Kim Jung Gi or Jesper Esjing books.
A must-have book
Be warned, venturing into this book, and therefore Karl’s mind, is not without risk! Throughout its pages you’ll meet warriors, goblins, vikings, pirates, dragons, Napoleonic soldiers, cowboys and indians, samurai, thugs, bikers and super-heroes; plus a few zombies for good measure.
As publishers and as illustration enthusiasts, we have to say that we LOVE Karl’s work. His rough sketches, done in a few minutes, are exceptionally energetic. Most of them are done for the sheer pleasure of drawing without constraints, they exude an incredible power that stands in testimony to the skill of an artist at the very top of his game.
And now, for something SPECIAL
And when you think it can’t get any better, BAAAM – it happens!
Because there will be a SPECIAL Edition of THE BIG KOPINSKI
“Special? Like what kind of Special?”
Special because, with Karl, we decided to create 100 blank-cover copies of the book. Meaning one hundred copies with drawing paper in place of the standard color-printed hardcover, on which he will draw ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL COVERS! Yes, you read that right!
But for these ones a little patience will be required. Because good things take time. So, if you’re on for one of these unique pieces, please be aware that Karl will illustrate them throughout 2019. They will be done on a first-come basis, and we will keep you posted on progress.
This book is now available. If you like it, you might also enjoy Karl’s Sketchbooks that you will also find on our shop.
If I may add: be sure to have a look at another artbook we’ve recently published: ELSEWHERE by Jesper Ejsing. We’re really proud of this one too!
Characteristics – classic Edition
296 pages printed on deluxe Munken Pure 130 gr. (B&W pages) and Condat Mat Perigord 135 gr. (color) papers
Size: 21,4 x 28 cm
Hard Cover – Spot varnish
ISBN : 979-10-96315-17-8
Characteristics – Blank Cover Edition
Limited to 100 + 7 copies (for the artist and collaborators),
Numbered and signed by Karl Kopinski
Original drawing by Karl Kopinski on the front cover
Same content as the Classic Edition (296 pages, Black & White + color, 1.5 kilos)
Insured and tracked shipping only (not included)