The Garden of Eden reimagined by artists Charles Burns and Killoffer

My friend Alvin Buenaventura is the proprietor of Pigeon Press, which publishes excellent comic books and books. He has just released In the Garden of Evil, a book that combines the talents of Charles Burns, Killoffer, and Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billie). He gave me a copy and it is a gorgeous artifact. Check out the sample pages below.

This limited-edition artist book features a series of drawings inspired by the classic biblical story The Garden of Eden as well a song written in response to the images. All of the of the artwork for this book was created in collaboration by artists Charles Burns and Killoffer. Every book is hand-bound, individually numbered, and signed by both artists. Musician Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy") wrote an exclusive song for this project inspired by the series of drawings. The song is included on a 7” vinyl flexi-disc, as well an MP3 which you can download from the code provided with each book.

Specs:

In the Garden of Evil by Charles Burns & Killoffer ($50) Song by Will Oldham Dimensions: 7.25" x 7.25" Pages: 28 Cover: Self-cover with french flaps (each embossed, one of which is a custom insignia designed by Charles Burns) offset printed on premium heavyweight art paper Interior: Offset printed on premuim heavyweight art paper Binding: Each copy hand-sewn with black 100% linen 50grm binding thread Production date: July 2015 Publisher: Pigeon Press Limited edition of 1000 copies available for direct retail sale from the publisher, each signed & numbered by both cartoonists, includes black flexi-disc. Read the rest

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