Come with us to Fairie! We're delighted to spoil the endpapers of our Stardust Illustrated Edition, the first book in the Neil Gaiman + LitJoy Book Collection. All the unique interior artwork in this edition was created by the imaginative Montse Rubio (@montserubioart)!
Be Transported into Neil Gaiman's Magical World!
For those who haven't yet experienced the world of Stardust, this beautifully illustrated edition is the perfect introduction. Join our hero Tristran Thorn on his quest from the city of Wall to capture a fallen star and win the heart of his true love. Along the way, he'll encounter witches, unicorns, and a host of other fantastical creatures.
Prepare to be transported to the enchanting world of Stardust with our stunning endpapers. The front endpaper features the quaint city of Wall and the wall that separates it from Fairie.
The back endpaper takes you on a journey through the wall to the Fairie market, where magical creatures and characters come to sell their wares and entertain.
Interior Art reveal
We are so excited to reveal more of the magical world of Stardust by Neil Gaiman. There are more than 25 illustrations inside the book, one of our most illustrated books yet!
We are so excited about how Montse Rubio (@montserubioart) captured our favorite characters in this book. In this in-text illustration, Tristran and Yvaine are climbing up the ladder to the ship in the sky. The details in this illustration, from the clothing to the wrap on Yvaine's ankle, make it such a magical piece of this new edition.
This scene is one that makes us laugh! We can't give away all the cleverness of this scene and how it's used in the book, but we can say that you are going to love it! Each brother looks a little ghostly, but also very unique. Can you pick out Primus or Tertius? What about Septimus? You are going to "die" of delight when you see these on the page of the book.
In the book, Tristran is given the Babylon Candle by a "small hairy person" and he first uses it to transport to where the star fell. This tip-in shows him as he's wading through the clouds, the candle in hand, the glass snowdrop in his pocket, and determination in his gaze.
Montse has a way with capturing people and this tip-in shows her incredible talent! We love how she's given us a closeup of the main characters looking towards the night sky. And, of course, we had to include the majestic Stormhold Castle in the distance, a captivating element that adds a touch of wonder to this already magical scene.
The Stardust Illustrated Edition
The Stardust Illustrated Edition will feature:
- A NEW cover
- Illustrated location endpapers
- Custom page edges
- Illustrated tip-in pages
- In-text illustrations throughout the book
The Stardust Collector's Illustrated Edition
The Stardust Collector's Illustrated Edition (*limited supply*) will include all features above plus:
- Neil Gaiman's SIGNATURE
- Gorgeous custom slipcase
Artists featured in Stardust:
- Interior illustrations by Montse Rubio (@montserubioart)
- Slipcase and cover designs by Andrew Davis (@andrewdavis_designs)
The Stardust Illustrated Edition will sell for $39.99 and the Stardust Collector's Illustrated Edition will sell for $49.99.
Don't miss out on this enchanting adventure. Preorder your copy of the Stardust Illustrated Edition on June 8th at 10am MST (June 7th for Lunacorns...What is a Lunacorn?) and discover the magic for yourself!
Dates to Remember:
- June 7 - Lunacorns Preorder SALES OPEN (BECOME A LUNACORN to get early access!)
- June 8 - Public Preorder SALES OPEN
- Estimated Ship Date is Fall 2023