Pocket Books currently owns publication rights to the book, and they have postponed the Author's Edition until their sales of the current graphic novel drop below 25,000 copies per year. They contacted James last month and told him it was time.
James is now going back and editing in all the original pages. Some of them had been given as gifts to friends or sold, so some pages James is having to redraw from scratch. This is also giving him the chance to redraw some other things he was never really satisfied with in the original books.
Don't worry, this isn't the case of some George Lucas ruining the originals!! This is stuff that was really supposed to be in the originals. You're going to love it!
I'll let everybody know when it's getting close to publishing time on here, so be sure to watch this page! The minute I have an exact release date, I'll be letting you know!
Sidenote: James is a bit overwhelmed right now working on this, so it'll be a while before he can accept any new commission work.