I've known of Dave and his work since acquiring a signed / framed Star Wars litho of his about 12 years ago (I still have it). His style is hard to describe (at least for me), but you know it when you see it. You become immersed in it. Hard to describe but Dave has an ability to capture 3D images and moods on paper, giving them life and texture you have to see to appreciate. I am not sure why he's not more famous, but he should be. (At comicon they treat him like a demigod with people waiting in line for his work)
Even with all that, I was totally unprepared for this new book. It is a true work of art. Both the individual pieces, and the way Dave melded them into one collection, is something you must see to appreciate. If you love quality sci-fi and fantasy art then this book is a must-own for your collection.
The book is a tour de force, beginning with Dave's early works, his Star Wars period, Wasted Lands,GI Joe, Battle Star Galactica, as well as a mix of other favorites, plus some sketches and enough backstory to let you discover the work all over again.
This is NOT a coffee table book that will collect dust. This is something that a collector will savor, crave and protect. I keep picking mine up and finding new things that I swear were not there before.
If you were one of the lucky few that stood in line at Comicon to get an autographed copy, you have a treasure. If you did not, it seems Amazon has some. There are two versions of Dave's book here. The difference is one is signed by Dave (which is the one I have). The covers are different but contain the same art.
According to his website, both of these are from the first edition. The printing was small, so the signed versions may be gone by the time someone reads this.
Congrats Dave. Can't wait for your next one. I hope I don't need to wait 12 years this time.