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Updated: Alien: Covenant – David’s Drawings Announced!

After Alien: Covenant’s release we had the opportunity to speak to Alien: Covenant illustrators Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton. During our chat we talked about their desire to write a David’s Diary, so to speak.

Fast-forward to nearly a year later and that book has been announced! Matt Hatton confirmed the book’s existence on his Instagram page earlier today.

“We’re pretty excited to announce that yes finally there will be a book of David’s studies that Dane and I did for Alien: Covenant. Coming from Titan Publishing. It will be launched and we’ll be doing a signing at SDCC this year! Haven’t seen anything of the book yet but hopefully it will be something cool for all those fans (thank you) that asked for it!”

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San Diego Comic Con takes place on the 19th of July. No news as to the worldwide release of the book at the minute.

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Update: Later on during Alien Day, the official Alien Anthology Twitter account also posted about the upcoming book. It will actually be released under the title of Alien: Covenant – David’s Drawings and consist of 2 books that “gives readers an insight into the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels.

The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. Then read Developing the Art of an Android for an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches.”

 Alien: Covenant - David's Drawings Announced!

The book is currently slated for general release on the 4th of September 2018. Now for UK fans, it is now available for pre-order from Forbidden Planet.



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Comments: 18
  1. HybridNewborn
    I imagine there's going to be a tiny bit of overlap with The Art and Making of Alien Covenant book, which has a short "David's Drawings" section that only contains a couple dozen pieces in it, whereas this book is said to have something like 200.
  2. HybridNewborn
    So you think Shaw is going to start out dead? Or will the drawings begin during the journey? Advent has David including encodings of his sketches in his transmission back to Earth, do you think this is going to have a "framing sequence" like the Weyland Yutani report?
  3. Denton Smalls
    Man I hope FOX doesn't pull any punches with this...it was disheartening to hear on the podcast that Matt & Dane weren't contacted about being actively involved and haven't seen any of the book yet. Have to give them props for trying to reach out to the publisher themselves, though.
  4. theDecline84
    https://forbiddenplanet.com/249209-alien-covenant-davids-drawings-hardcover/?utm_source=Master+Forbidden+Planet+Newsletter&utm_campaign=76c79c5d13-20180426_forbidden-planet-news-its-alien-day-2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6b45de61e-76c79c5d13-1750217&mc_cid=76c79c5d13&mc_eid=b8fd6e7e30

    https://dyn0.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/62d4d3e28321183d337c353fd7378453aa207e45.jpg.size-600_maxheight-600_square-true.jpg

    Quote
    This exclusive collection, containing two books, gives readers an insight into the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels.

    The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. Then read Developing the Art of an Android for an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches.

    September release. £30.

    I need this in my life ;D

    Do you guys think it will come out in canada and the US?
  5. Ultramorph
    September is shaping up to be a good month for Aliens merch. This will look good next to the Life and Death hardcover.

    As far as it being late, my guess is Fox didn’t expect fan reaction to David’s drawings to be so strong.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    https://forbiddenplanet.com/249209-alien-covenant-davids-drawings-hardcover/?utm_source=Master+Forbidden+Planet+Newsletter&utm_campaign=76c79c5d13-20180426_forbidden-planet-news-its-alien-day-2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6b45de61e-76c79c5d13-1750217&mc_cid=76c79c5d13&mc_eid=b8fd6e7e30

    https://dyn0.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/62d4d3e28321183d337c353fd7378453aa207e45.jpg.size-600_maxheight-600_square-true.jpg

    Quote
    This exclusive collection, containing two books, gives readers an insight into the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels.

    The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. Then read Developing the Art of an Android for an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches.

    September release. £30.
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