First off, we’re excited to announce that the Winner has been chosen:
Give it up for Arnold Ramirez who turned in a stunning Conan original for the fan contest.
Here’s what Arnold has to say about his love for Conan and his piece below –
“Since I was young, I have always wanted to draw fantasy artworks that I have read from books. Robert E. Howard’s stories of Conan the Barbarian are awesome as his brutal savagery with words is a mastery. Now that I’m older, I was able to reconnect with these wonderful obsessions through online Instagram and FB groups. When I saw this contest with a beautiful art book as the prize, I just couldn’t let it pass. Thank you!”
Arnold will be receiving a signed copy of the Conan Colossal Edition from PUG Worldwide!
For fans who’ve been excited about this project PUG has also provided an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at some of the flourishes that make this a COLOSSAL edition!
For anyone who loved the sneak preview but missed out on the book, we’ve got good news!
Zoop has opened up a brief window for anyone who didn’t initially see the campaign and you can grab a copy for the next ten days here!
This groundbreaking publication, exclusively premiered through Zoop, and is a one-of-a-kind tribute to the legacy of Conan. Encompassing over 190 pages of awe-inspiring visuals, this hardcover edition represents a convergence of timeless masterpieces crafted by iconic Conan artists.The Colossal Edition presents interior art from famed artists without whom Conan’s legacy would not be the same: visionaries like John Buscema, Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane, Bill Sienkiewicz, and more. The campaign unveiled remarkable new interior art, which will be delivered to fans in a hardbound book of 12” x 17” scans meticulously extracted from the revered classic CONAN comics and magazines. The project has so excited the community of Conan collectors across the world. Said Nate Murray of PUG: “One of the amazing things that happens when you put together a grail book like this for collectors, is you find out there’s more material out there than you thought there was. Since the Conan book has gone live, several art collectors have contacted Zoop and PUG and offered up their own Conan originals for scanning and inclusion in the book. This development has led to the possibility of PUG being able to expand on its Conan line in the future; we’re appreciative of any collectors who reach out to us, and hope more will continue to do so. I don’t want to say too much about it at this point, but the stuff they’ve unearthed is astounding.”