The upcoming Flesk books Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm and The Art of Craig Elliott are getting closer to arriving in our hands and at the stores. The shipper has let us know the books will be arriving with us on December 29, and with Diamond Comic Distributors by January 10. All of our pre-orders will start shipping immediately. I estimate we will have them all out the door by the end of the first week of January. The books should appear in the book trade and comic stores in mid-January.
While we are waiting for them to arrive, Craig Elliott and I have been discussing ideas about how we can make his book even more special. Besides the three covers to choose from, you will receive an exclusive bookplate when ordering direct from Flesk. Craig has offered to sign and provide a quick sketch on 4 x 6 inch bonus bookplates. This plate will have a design printed on the front with a space left for his signature. Then the backside will have a head sketch in pencil. Sorry, but no requests. You will receive this special bonus gift at no extra charge. This is a way of saying thank you for buying direct from Flesk.
Craig and I have also been discussing an exclusive 100 copy ultra-deluxe edition. These will come with a slipcase. Just wait until you see what we’ve come up with! The slipcase will be non-standard and very unique. And even more exciting is that the book will come with an 8.5 x 11 inch tip-in of a giclee print of a pencil drawing on archival 100% cotton watercolor paper that has been hand painted in watercolors by Craig. No two will be alike. These 100 copies will have a personal touch that will be beautiful in every regard. The pricing will be announced in the next few weeks. Be sure to email Flesk Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
Text © 2011 John Fleskes. Artwork © 2011 Craig Elliott