Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
Today over on the mothersite, the Magic Creative Team, posted the Planeswalker's Guide to Kaladesh in the Magic Story section. You will want to have a read likely so the linky is right over here. Although we very much appreciate the post, we would suggest that Wizards of the Coast may have been better served by posting this sometime before the official release to better whet the appetites of Magic: the Gathering players and vorthos fans (like us).
The big MTG news for us today is the announcement made by WotC staffer Blake - The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Amonkhet. We love these art books and do very much appreciate the Amonkhet book cover art as there is more speculation that known information (and illustration for that matter) for this set being so far out from the release date. Anywhoos, here is a run-down of all art books to date:
The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Amonkhet, July 2017The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Amonkhet will offer readers insights about the people of Amonkhet, whose lives are a series of trials meant to prepare them for the great God-Pharaoh's return. The glorious hope and desolate despair of Amonkhet awaits readers as the final hours draw near!
The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh, January 2017Optimism, innovation, and the spirit of creativity fill these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering™! Welcome to Kaladesh—a vibrant, beautiful plane where anything is possible. Join the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they explore the Inventors’ Fair, and let your imagination soar alongside thopters and airships crafted by the best artificers in the Multiverse.
The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Innistrad, July 2016Terror falls from the skies on blood-spattered wings, and nameless horrors lurk in the shadows. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering™, are your entry into a world beset by terrible evils on all sides and betrayed by the hope it held most dear. Tread lightly as you follow the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they investigate these dark mysteries, for the nightmare they will uncover is a threat to the whole Multiverse.
The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Zendikar, January 2016
In The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Zendikar, you will experience the danger and beauty of Zendikar like never before. This lavishly illustrated, hardcover book features the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering, and gives you an insider's look at the secrets of Zendikar — its peoples, continents, and creatures.
We should also mention that you should also cast your glance way back to 1999, when Wizards did release another art book - The The Art of Magic: The Gathering - The Rath Cycle. This book provided a vibrant collection of art and conceptual sketches from the Weatherlight, Tempest, Stronghold and Exodus expansion sets. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Rath Cycle and see how full-color illustrations emerge step by step from concept sketches.