AUSTIN, Texas (August 10, 2015) – Steve Jackson Games' classic monster-bashing card game Munchkin was first released in July 2001, and has sold millions of games, expansions, comics, and toys since then.
In 2016, Steve Jackson Games will be joining fans everywhere in celebrating Munchkin's 15th anniversary. The festivities start in January with the first of several Deluxe-format Guest Artist Editions: Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, illustrated by Ian McGinty. McGinty is known for his work on the Adventure Time and Munchkin comic books from BOOM! Studios.
In March, the fun continues with the Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, illustrated by Len Peralta. Len has previously illustrated the Munchkin The Guild booster and is also known for his own line of Geek a Week trading cards and co-creating the comic Ten State.
Phil Reed, Steve Jackson Games CEO and originator of the Guest Artist Edition plan, said, "Munchkin's a visual beast, with half of the humor of the game deeply connected to John Kovalic's art. This gives fans a chance to re-live the silliest of cards all over again with new visual interpretations of the classic Munchkin jokes."
The Guest Artist Edition series will continue throughout 2016. More releases will be announced over the coming months at sjgames.com and across our social media presence.
About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with almost 7 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.
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