We already saw the Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones Hardcover, but today (November 13, 2012) comes a brand-new release: Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Collector’s Edition. In addition to the hardcover book on the making of the TV series for HBO, this set also comes with a 192 page collection of never-seen-before artist’s portfolio of storyboards, and scrolled color maps printed on archival, acid-free paper. It is all packaged in a gorgeous gold-stamped case. Perfect as a gift for fans of Game of Thrones.
Note: If you are at all interested in buying this, make sure you read to the end of the article because it is on sale for 60% off today only.
This spectacular collector’s edition includes a lavishly illustrated book on the making of the show, two maps, plus an artist’s portfolio of never-before-seen storyboards, housed in a handsome gold-stamped case.
The book reveals how the best-selling fantasy series was translated into a show that has captivated millions. It includes hundreds of unpublished set photos, production and costume designs, plus family trees, a dissection of the Dothraki language, and histories of the realms. Interviews with actors and crew members, as well as a foreword by George R.R. Martin, make this an exclusive window into the show.
For anyone yet to read Martin’s novels, the book is a godsend. For all its epic brilliance, Game Of Thrones’ multiple complex story threads can leave you befuddled, but thanks to profiles of the major characters, family trees and more, you soon know how to tell a Greyjoy from a Tyrell.
The book’s also a solid “Making Of.” Author Bryan Cogman (a story editor on the series) has interviewed the show’s key creative forces, and between them they reveal the attention to detail that’s gone into realising the Seven Kingdoms. Particular focus is given to pivotal scenes like the storming of King’s Landing, and it’s here – when things get properly geeky – that the book’s at its best.
The portfolio shows how comic book artist Will Simpson singlehandedly storyboarded seasons one and two and features deleted scenes and alternate scenes. Storyboards are seldom made public, so this collection is as rare as it is fascinating.
Completing the package are maps of Westeros and Essos. Fans will recognize the maps from the HBO Go bonus material for Season 2, printed on archival, acid-free paper, and ready for framing.
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Collector’s Edition
- A deluxe foil-stamped clamshell case
- Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Hardcover, 192 pages, fully illustrated with padded case and foil stamping
- The Storyboards: hardcover, 192 pages, fully illustrated with emboss and ribbon marker
- Two 11 x 22 inch scrolled color maps printed on archival, acid-free paper
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Collector’s Edition is available for $59.99 at Amazon.com. This is a great deal as it is a discount of 60% off the list price of $150. However, this is part of a one day sale at Amazon, so the price is bound to go up after today. You can also find it at the HBO Store where it comes with an exclusive signed book plate. (Signed by Bryan Cogman, the author.)