Published on July 19th, 2016 | by Genevieve Mc Bride0
The Art Of Atari Limited Edition Announced At San Diego Comic Con
As a person who fondly remembers his Atari and the numerous arcade games they make, this is awesome.
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ANNOUNCEMENT:DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH
DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS FOR WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF
THE ART OF ATARI®
Initial Print Run of Highly-Anticipated Retrospective Art Book
Set at 75,000 Units
July 19, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The internet has not stopped buzzing about Dynamite
Entertainment’s essential gaming compendium: ART OF ATARI®! Today, the publisher
announces that both the regular and deluxe editions of this hotly anticipated
hardcover collection will be distributed internationally by Diamond Book
"ART OF ATARI is a truly historic event. A book like this is an essential
document in the history of video games, and belongs on the shelf of every gamer or
pop culture fan," says Kuo-Yu Liang, VP of Sales & Marketing at Diamond
Book Distributors. "The entire team here at Diamond is excited to have been
given the task of ensuring that is exactly what happens."
"The team at Diamond Book Distributors have been a fantastic ongoing partner
for Dynamite’s bookstore distribution efforts," says Dynamite CEO and
Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "However, to see the incredible international success
they have achieved with such titles as The Walking Dead and Dark Horse’s The Legend
of Zelda: Hyrule Historia gives us confidence that they are the right partner to
ensure that ART OF ATARI will be one of the greatest successes Dynamite has ever
achieved, on every level and every continent. We’re extremely confident, and have
set our initial print run at a staggering 75,000 units (of the $39.99 edition), with
additional copies of the $100 Deluxe Edition, in the hopes of having enough to
fulfill demand through the holidays."
ART OF ATARI is available in two different editions and represents the most
comprehensive retrospective to date, clocking in at over 350 pages, and collecting
production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials. Glean exclusive
insight from key people involved in Atari’s rich history, with behind-the-scenes
details on how the most iconic games in early video game history were conceived of,
illustrated, and developed.
Also, ART OF ATARI features an exclusive foreword by New York Times bestseller
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by
Steven Spielberg. Whether you’re a fan, collector, or new to the world of ATARI,
this book offers the most complete collection of artwork ever produced!
"I have worked alongside the team at Diamond Book Distributors to develop
strong relationships with book buyers in all the major chains as well as independent
retail," says Alan Payne, Dynamite’s VP of Sales & Marketing. "We
believe ART OF ATARI is poised to be one of the biggest success stories in
Dynamite’s publishing history, and I am excited to work both with Diamond as well as
all of our partners in bookstores around the world to best position it at
For updates, preview art, and more, visit www.artofatari.com, and look for ART OF
ATARI when it arrives in a premium 9.625" x 11" hardcover format at finer
retailers everywhere in October, with a retail price of $39.99, as well as in a
special Deluxe Slipcase Edition, featuring a leather-bound cartridge design, Atari
Vault Steam key, and exclusive print for $99.99! Preorder your copy today on Amazon,
Barnes&Noble, or from your favorite local comic book retailer.