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Celebrate 25 Years of Magic with Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends

Magic: The Gathering is celebrating 25 years and VIZ Media is recognizing the event with this officially licensed illustrated history exploring the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling card game.

Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends is written by James Wyatt, a Senior Game Designer for Magic. The book takes you through the creative process behind the evolving art and design of the games and its worlds and characters.

The book is out now in comic shops and book stores and retails for $39.99.

You can order yours now.
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VIZ Media Releases Details on the Summer Release of Magic: the Gathering – Concepts and Legends

VIZ Media dives into the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering, with the acquisition of Magic: the Gathering – Concepts and Legends. Written by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt, the slipcased, hardcover volume is slated for release in print this Fall and offers a detailed examination of the planes, mythos and in-world history of Magic: The Gathering.

Dive deep into the archives of Magic: The Gathering with an inside look at the origins of the characters, planes, creatures and lore of the world’s most popular trading card game. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Magic: The Gathering, this beautiful collector’s hardcover book features artwork, sketches and commentary showcasing the expansive world that has captivated generations. The book also includes four double-sided collectible art prints.

Throughout its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Ixalan Announced by VIZ Media

VIZ Media has announced the fifth addition to its Art of Magic: The Gathering collection with the release of The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Ixalan on January 2nd.

The impressive 240-page hardcover edition features dozens of full-color works by an array of talented artists, including Christine Choi, Daarken and Titus Lunter. The book is further complemented with in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer, James Wyatt. The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Ixalan carries an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Ixalan invites fans to set sail for the uncharted jungles of Ixalan, where dangerous beasts, magnificent ruins, and lost treasures lie waiting to be discovered. Saddle up your dinosaur mount and brave the unknown as you search the plane for a prize forgotten by history… until now!

Throughout its 24-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

Wizards of the Coast and Viz Team Up for Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh

ArtOfMagicTheGathering-Kaladesh-3DWizards of the Coast and VIZ Media have announced The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh collection. Scheduled for release in January 2017, The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh is the third volume in VIZ Media’s ongoing series of hardcover art books presenting the incredible illustrations of Magic: The Gathering. The 240-page book will feature dozens of full color works by more than 95 artists, including Cliff Childs, Winona Wilson, Christine Choi and Adam Paquette, who also illustrated the cover, and will be complemented with additional in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer, James Wyatt.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

Optimism, innovation, and the spirit of creativity fill these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering! Welcome to Kaladesh – a vibrant, beautiful plane where anything is possible. Join the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they explore the Inventors’ Fair, and let your imagination soar alongside thopters and airships crafted by the best artificers in the Multiverse. Come discover the marvels of Kaladesh – its inhabitants, its inventors, and its artifacts. They all await you at the grand Inventors’ Fair!

 

Duel Art Art Book Spotlights the Original Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Duel ArtBefore it became one of the world’s longest running and most popular trading card games, the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise began as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi. Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations collects the stunning color artwork of the series’ original creator from throughout the property’s history.

Within the prestigious hardcover book, fans will find magazine covers, card artwork, rare illustrations, and rough concepts. Readers will also be treated to creative process breakdowns, and an exclusive interview with Kazuki Takahashi-sensei himself.

After 13 years in North America, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s popularity shows no signs of slowing. Any fan of the trading card game, manga, or animated series will want Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations in their collection.

Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations is in stores now.

DUEL ART: KAZUKI TAKAHASI YU-GI-OH! ILLUSTRATIONS HC
ISBN: 978-1927925416
DETAILS: 128pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

The Art of Magic: The Gathering Announced By VIZ Media & Wizards Of The Coast

ArtOfMagicTheGathering-Zendikar-3DWizards of the Coast and VIZ Media have announced The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar, an art book featuring images from popular strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. Available worldwide in January 2016, the 240-page book will feature full color illustrations from some of Magic‘s best artists, such as Aleksi Briclot and Adam Paquette, as well as in-depth lore written by best-selling author James Wyatt.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. In its upcoming set, Battle for Zendikar, Magic returns to the fan-favorite world of Zendikar, where united tribes of elves, vampires, and humans battle the monstrous Eldrazi across strange floating ruins and beautiful landscapes. The Battle for Zendikar card set launches on October 2, 2015.

The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar will be available for pre-order at many retailers starting as early as September 1, and will be available at Amazon.com and retail and hobby gaming stores world-wide starting January 5, 2016.