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RIFT Preview – James Jean at Comic Con

Over the past decade, James Jean has wowed the worlds of art and pop culture with his delicate, hauntingly beautiful, exquisitely rendered paintings. His work has graced comic book covers, a fashion line from Prada, art galleries and museums around the world. I’m very pleased to share some images from James’ latest work, Rift.

Housed in a slipcase cover, Rift features 15 gold foil stamped panels showcasing a series of images that fold to reveal different eye-catching landscapes. Here’s a preview video James posted to his website:

Chronicle will be debuting Rift with a limited number of copies at Comic Con in San Diego this July, and James will be signing copies on Saturday, July 24th at 12PM.

James Jean Signing Rift
San Diego Comic Con International
Saturday July 24th, 2010
Autograph Area AA21, 12:00-1:00PM

If you can’t make it to Comic Con, you can always pre-order Rift on our website!

Jason Sacher
Associate Editor

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  • Bavarian Erin June 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Is this a guaranteed signing with purchase of the book or a “line up and maybe you’ll get lucky like everyone else” sort of thing?


  • April June 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Bavarian Erin,

    James is slated to sign for 1 hour, but we have about 30 minutes extra time before the next signing. The Chronicle Comic Con team will make every effort to get all of the copies of Rift signed.

    If you are unfamiliar with Comic Con’s autograph signing area, they post a line-up time ahead of the actual signing time. When it comes time for the signing they count-off an approximate number of people that they think he can accommodate in the allotted time. Those folks are guaranteed a signed copy. Others that follow understand that they may not get a signing.

    Last year we were able to get through all of those in line. This year to make that more possible only those who have Rift will be allowed in the autograph area signing line

    So while it isn’t a guarantee, we aim to accommodate everyone in line.


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