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About The Artist's Edition Index

Hi there. I'm Scott VanderPloeg and I like comics. And charcuterie, and technology, but we're here for the comics. In 2010 I started writing about them at Comic Book Daily, with over 1200 posts. 

Around 2013 I realized this new Artist's Edition (AE) format, printing pages of scanned original comic art at full size, was an exciting way for fans and collectors alike to experience something unique. In 2014 I started a page at Comic Book Daily called Artist’s Edition | Gallery Edition | Original Art Archives | Index, listing all AE books in print and everything that was solicited.

My collection grew as I committed to reviewing every AE format book as they were published. I realized The Artist's Edition Index couldn't be contained and needed its own website, so The Artist's Edition Index was launched in 2017. It's a one man band, with me doing everything, beholden to no one.

Things have been going great, with more and more press and links to my reviews. So why start a Patreon, you may ask? These books are pricey, and I buy them all myself. 2017 saw 19 AE format books published, with a combined cover price of $2495. Yikes! That's my main expense, along with hosting the site. I have affiliate links on the site, but they don't generate much income.

Scott Dunbier says it much better than I do:

Hey, are you a fan of IDW (or other publishers) Artist's Edition type books? Then you might want to check this out and become a Patreon backer. This site is a true labor of love, there is no reason for the proprietor to put all this energy, time, and incredible detail into this project except for the pure love of these books. If you can spare a buck or two or 10, this truly is worth it. Updates regularly, all books are reviewed, a terrific podcast... Okay, I'm gushing, but I really appreciate what Scott VanderPloeg does—and if you love AE books, you will too!
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When I reach $50 per month I'll purchase a digital camera and quality lights to create a proper top-down photography setup. With the new equipment, I'll retake the photos for all existing reviews.

All photos on the site have now been redone.
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