I don’t know how he managed to track all the original art down, but Scott Dunbier has managed to put together an Artist’s Edition of Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein.  If you haven’t noticed, Dunbier is highly skilled at finding art.  The volume will appear late next year.

IDW will also be releasing a HC collection of Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive in October.

Official PR follows:

Bernie Wrightson is universally regarded as the finest horror artist of the last 50 years, and Frankenstein was his undisputed opus. IDW Publishing is proud to announce that this masterpiece of illustration will be presented in the Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format for late next year.

As with all Artist’s Editions, each gorgeous plate will be reproduced from scans of the original art and printed at the same size they were drawn, with all the distinctive creative nuances that make original art unique – a perfect representation of the work in its original form.

“I’m incredibly pleased and somewhat stunned – it has been a dream of mine for years to do this book. It’s truly an honor,” says Artist’s Edition Editor Scott Dunbier.

In 1975, Wrightson was a founding member of The Studio, an art collective in Manhattan’s Chelsea District, alongside Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, and Barry Windsor-Smith. It was during his time at The Studio that he began work on Frankenstein, which was eventually published in the early 1980s by Marvel Comics. A sequel entitled Frankenstein Alive, Alive was released by IDW as a comic book series beginning in 2012 and will be collected as a hardcover this October.


  1. Yeah, this is fine and gorgeous and all. How about a new printing of an affordable reprint book of Wrightson’s Frankenstein, whoever’s got the rights? Keep on hearing about this opus with no way to buy other than this $125 version, now.

  2. There was a fairly recent reprinting of Frankenstein. My wife got it for me about two years ago because I had spent about 10 years bragging about how great the art was, but whining because I was never going to get a first printing of it.

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