Earlier this evening, during the “10 Years of Mouse Guard” panel at Emerald City Comicon, BOOM! Studios’ imprint Archaia announced that The Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015, an oversized hardcover that chronicles 10 years of David Petersen’s Einser and Harvey award-winning warrior mice, will go on sale July 2015.

True to the square format of the series, the hardcover is 12″ x 12″, and at 368 pages will be a massive compendium of Mouse Guard art from living comic book legends, such as David Petersen, Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, Bill Willingham and others.

The publisher’s synopsis and an art preview follows:


Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Author: David Petersen
Artists: David Petersen, Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, Bill Willingham, Various
Cover: David Petersen
Format: 12″ x 12″, 368 pages, color and B&W, hardcover
On sale: July 2015


What’s to Love: Since its debut in 2005, David Petersen’s Mouse Guard has been a New York Times bestseller, won Eisner and Harvey awards, and has become an influential staple of the comics industry, earning thousands of fans. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the series’ debut issue, The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 is a celebration of the beautiful world, memorable characters, and intensive artistic process of David Petersen’s beloved series.

What It Is: Celebrate the first 10 years of a comics classic from the very first sketch. For the first time since the series debut, David Petersen’s process for creating the world of Mouse Guard and bringing it to life in stunning illustration is documented in exquisite detail. With never-before-seen sketches; 100 pages of full-color, oversized artwork; and commentary from colleagues, collaborators, and Petersen himself, readers and fans get an unprecedented look behind the pages at how their favorite characters and adventures were born.

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