Official Press Release
DC Direct announces several exciting new products based on the acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS' STARDUST. Timed to coincide with the release of the major motion picture from Paramount Pictures starring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeifer and Robert DeNiro, the products include the first-ever DC Direct item designed and sculpted by Vess.
"For years now I've been wanting to see an elegant statue based on the current trade paperback cover of the book," says Vess. "Finally, when the opportunity came up, I held my breath and started shaping a rather large block of Sculpey on my very own. With some excellent advice from DC's own Georg Brewer I've completed the piece and am very excited about having it produced. I hope that you'll enjoy it as much as I did seeing it to completion."
The items include:
STARDUST NOTECARD SET
Designed by Charles Vess, this beautiful set of twenty notecards and envelopes feature four notecards each of five images from the book. These eye-catching notecards are packaged in a four-color box complete with foil-stamping and ribbon.
STARDUST: CATCH A FALLING STAR POSTER
"Go catch a falling star…"
This beautiful image of a fallen Star, illustrated by Charles Vess, comes from the new cover of the STARDUST HC and measures measures 24" x 36".
STARDUST: SINGING SISTERS POSTER
"My sisters and I would sing…"
This stunning poster reprints the new cover art of NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS' STARDUST TP and measures 24" x 36".
STARDUST: STAR AND LORD PRIMUS MINI BUST SET
Designed by Charles Vess and sculpted by Sam Greenwell, this set includes two limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain mini busts! The STAR mini bust measures approximately 3.875" tall x 2.25" wide x 2.25" deep, and LORD PRIMUS mini bust measures approximately 3.75" tall x 2" wide x 2.25" deep. This set is packaged in a four-color box with a four-color Certificate of Authenticity.
STARDUST: TRISTRAN AND THE WITCH MINI BUST SET
Designed by Charles Vess and sculpted by Sam Greenwell, this set includes two limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain busts! The TRISTRAN mini bust measures approximately 4.25" tall x 2.25" wide x 2.25" deep, and The Witch Bust measures approximately: 4.1875" tall x 2.375" wide x 2.25" deep. This set is packaged in a four-color box with a four-color Certificate of Authenticity.
STARDUST: MOON STAR STATUE
"A conversation with the moon..."
The first-ever DC Direct statue designed and sculpted by Charles Vess, this limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 7.5" tall x 10.5" wide x 7" deep and is packaged in a four-color box with a four-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Go to DCDirectonline.com to see the final, fully painted version of this stunning statue and all DC Direct products!
These fantastic new retail products are advance-solicited in the January Previews (Vol. XVII #1) and are scheduled to arrive in stores in July, 2007.