Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye graphic novel will be republished next year with original, unaltered artwork from Frank Miller’s archive.
The Hard Goodbye was originally published 25 years ago and was was groundbreaking in every way, from the black and white artwork to the story-telling. Now fans get to enjoy it again in this curator’s collection that will give us a glimpse at what the pictures looked like originally before their touch-ups. Frank Miller said in an interview with Dark Horse News, “The Hard Goodbye was my first crack at writing and drawing a comic book with total freedom. I am grateful to Mike Richardson and Dark Horse for helping make it such a big success. You can now see my work warts and all. You can see just how many mistakes I actually made!”
Collection editor and designer John Lind commented, “Almost 25 years later it has become clearer just how truly groundbreaking Frank Miller’s work on Sin City was . . . aside from the drastic evolution of his artistic style toward stark and energetic black and white, Frank’s spearheading the belief that creators should actually own their creations and Mike Richardson’s willingness as a publisher to support that initiative helped shift the industry toward creator-owned work being the standard it is today. The ability to show this original work in raw form and put it into context for a future generation is something we’re conscious of going in.”
Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection will be a deluxe hardcover, 224 pages long with an introduction from Sin City co-director Robert Rodriguez. This book ships worldwide June 2016 at a retail price of $175.
***Frank Miller will be at New York Comic Con this Saturday October 10th from 4:00pm to 4:45pm at the Dark Horse booth (#1636). He will be signing exclusive prints of the original cover artwork for Sin City. (Wristbands distributed from the Dark Horse Comics booth by drawing at show opening on Friday and Saturday. Signing limited to a free poster that will be provided and one other comic, book, or piece of memorabilia. Some restrictions may apply.