Dark Horse Comics
have announced the upcoming release of The Art of Portal 2
on October 31. The book follows the development of Portal 2
from the original concept to the finished product with a wealth of never-before-released concept art and commentary from writers and artists on the team. The 184 pages of art feature the Aperture Science facility, protagonist Chell and other characters, and a variety of exclusive images from the development process.
The Art of Portal 2
will be available on October 31 from Dark Horse Comics
DARK HORSE COMICS TO PUBLISH THE ART OF PORTAL 2
APRIL 2, SEATTLE, WA– Straight from Dark Horse Comics’ video-game panel at Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse announced the brand-new art book for Valve’s Portal 2!
The Guardian said it was “an astonishing experience.” GameSpy called it “a near-perfect example of what can happen when all of the elements of modern game design are combined to create a beautifully cohesive whole.”
Now, Valve and Dark Horse pull back the curtain to give you a backstage tour of one of the most innovative video games of the decade! The Art of Portal 2 walks you through the visual evolution of the award-winning game, from concept to completion, with never-before-seen concept art and insights from the writers and artists behind the Portal series.
The sequel to 2007’s Game of the Year, Portal 2 is a hilariously mind-bending adventure that challenges you to use wits over weaponry in a fun house of diabolical science. More than four million copies of the Portal 2 game have sold worldwide.
The Art of Portal 2 offers incredible visuals of the Aperture Science facility and the creation of Chell and the rest of the cast, and features 184 pages of mostly never-before-seen art and a look into the design process of the legendary game studio.
Praise for Portal 2:
“Portal 2 is a novel, unforgettable experience.”—IGN.com
The Art of Portal 2 is on sale October 31, 2012!
For additional information, check out Kotaku
About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.