Fool’s Hollow

Most readers of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica books know that I spent a number of years creating a comic book series called STARCHILD — but most of the original issues and the two main collected editions are long out of print, and hard to track down. Several years ago, we collected most of the published material in six affordable Essential StarChild trade paperbacks, but we also just collected all of that material and much, much more into a beautiful limited-edition hardcover: The Twentieth Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential StarChild — a perfect addition to the shelves of a fan of the Imaginarium Geographica books!

ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 1
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 1
104 pages. Squarebound, B/W, color covers. The stories featured in this issue begin with the prologue to the first STARCHILD story arc, "Gatherum", followed by "The Mad-Eyed Sorcerer", "Children of the Storm", and "That Hideous Strength", plus the covers from STARCHILD #0 - #3, sketchbook pages, and more!
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 2
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 2
96 pages. Squarebound, B/W, color covers. The stories featured in this issue include "The Wild Hunt", "Toccata and Fugue", "Autumn People", and the never-reprinted short story "Little Neil in Slumberland", plus the covers from STARCHILD #4 - #6, sketchbook pages, and More!
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 3
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 3
96 pages. Squarebound, B/W, Color covers. The stories featured in this issue include "The Old Mill", "A Fine Madness", "Fool's Game", and the never-reprinted short story "The Last Temptation of Little Neil", plus the covers from STARCHILD #7 - #9, sketchbook pages, an introduction by CONCRETE'S Paul Chadwick, and More!
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 4
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 4
96 pages. Squarebound, B/W, Color covers. The stories featured in this issue include "Spirits in a Material World", "Tempest in a Looking Glass", and the conclusion of the first STARCHILD story arc, "Awakening". Also, an illustrated collaboration with Alan Moore, plus the covers from STARCHILD #10 - #12, sketchbook pages, an introduction by SANDMAN'S Neil Gaiman and more!
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 5
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 5
112 pages. Squarebound, B/W, color covers. Featuring a special cover collaboration with CONCRETE creator Paul Chadwick. The stories featured in this issue comprise the second story arc: "The Weaver's Tale", "The Innkeeper's Tale", "The Wanderer's Tale", and "The Bard's Tale", plus the covers from STARCHILD:CROSSROADS #1 - #4, sketchbook pages, and more!
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 6
ESSENTIAL STARCHILD Book 6
104 pages. Squarebound, B/W, color covers. The stories featured in this issue begin the third STARCHILD story arc with "Mythopolis - Prologue", and "Mythopolis Book One - Pinehead" plus the covers from STARCHILD:MYTHOPOLIS #0 - #3, sketchbook pages, and a special preview of the upcoming book, TALES FROM FOOL'S HOLLOW!
Essential Starchild Set.
Essential Starchild Set.
Six volumes, Squarebound, B/W, color covers. All six volumes of THE ESSENTIAL STARCHILD.
Available Qty: 202
Hobblesmith - Special Edition
Hobblesmith - Special Edition
The story Hobblesmith was the only StarChild/Fool's Hollow story that was never released as a standalone edition (it was created for a now out-of-print anthology), and when the Kickstarter for the Twentieth Anniversary Essential StarChild book ran late, we decided to produce an extra surprise to send to our patient backers. Now that all of the Kickstarter books have been shipped, we have a handful of these beautifully-produced chapbooks available for sale. Sixteen pages, saddlestitched, 8 3/8" x 7" on luscious heavy stock, these books are signed on the cover in gold ink, and will never be reprinted. Grab one now while there are still copies to be had!
Available Qty: 89
The Twentieth Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential Starchild
The Twentieth Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential Starchild
AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT LAST! The massive, beautiful book that was funded by a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign is now available to purchase. Everything that was ever published in the StarChild comics by James A. Owen — and a lot of additional material — is included in this 704 page limited edition hardcover. All of the stories, including the first two storylines, AWAKENINGS and CROSSROADS; the "Little Neil" short stories from the anthology NEGATIVE BURN; the long story "Hobblesmith;" the unfinished MYTHOPOLIS chapters that have never been reprinted; all the development sketches and notes; guest illustrations and art features from some of James's pro friends; literally everything that had been associated with the title StarChild — as well as the first draft of the Prologue and first chapter of the forthcoming illustrated novel, Fool's Hollow. Everything has been rescanned from the original art and digitally cleaned for the highest quality reproduction, and James has also hand-retouched several of the pages to both assure the final quality of the work, as well as alter (slightly) a few of the more mature-reader-oriented pages to make this edition more family-friendly for younger readers. The book includes a color tip-in plate (our choice) on the signature page (and a few doodled drifting leaves); a matching ribbon bookmark, and is limited to just two thousand signed copies (850 of which were delivered to the Kickstarter supporters). 7 3/8" x 10 1/4" on heavy coated stock, with a gold logo on a blue leatherette cover that includes a tipped-in cover plate, and heavy matching endpapers.
Available Qty: 198
The Twentieth Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential Starchild - PDF Edition
The Twentieth Anniversary Nearly-Complete Essential Starchild - PDF Edition
AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT LAST! The massive, beautiful book that was funded by a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign is now available to purchase as a high-resolution PDF. Readers have told us they love the production values on the hardcovers, and want to keep them as pristine as possible, but they also want to read the story and look at all the art. So we're offering the entire 700+ page book as a downloadable PDF for just twenty bucks. You can read and zoom in on every detail, without wearing out your collectible heirloom. Everything that was ever published in the StarChild comics by James A. Owen — and a lot of additional material — is included in this 708 page PDF. All of the stories, including the first two storylines, AWAKENINGS and CROSSROADS; the "Little Neil" short stories from the anthology NEGATIVE BURN; the long story "Hobblesmith;" the unfinished MYTHOPOLIS chapters that have never been reprinted; all the development sketches and notes; guest illustrations and art features from some of James's pro friends; literally everything that had been associated with the title StarChild — as well as the first draft of the Prologue and first chapter of the forthcoming illustrated novel, Fool's Hollow. Everything has been rescanned from the original art and digitally cleaned for the highest quality reproduction, and James has also hand-retouched several of the pages to both assure the final quality of the work, as well as alter (slightly) a few of the more mature-reader-oriented pages to make this edition more family-friendly for younger readers. This PDF has the same content as the hardcover, and features a color image of the TwoPenny Inn on the signature page. When you purchase the PDF, you will be given a link to a Hightail file to download the book. PLEASE NOTE: The PDF is almost 400 megs big, so it may take up to half an hour to download, depending on your online connection.