There are three new Flesk titles coming out in November 2012. The Jim Silke Sketchbook, James Bama: Personal Works and Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Big Pocket Edition. I’m doing a three-part blog today to share the details.
In a nutshell this is a more compact version of the big Naughty and Nice book at a modest price. The latest printing of the Naughty and Nice book has sold out (I have some left for direct sales that you can get from our website. My book distributor and Diamond has been out of them for a while). I decided that instead of going back to press on the big book that I would repackage the book into a version that would be more affordable to a larger audience. I shrunk the size down from 9 x 12 inches to 7.5 x 10 inches, and cut the page count from 304 pages to 256 pages. The 48 pages removed are of the superhero section (pages 228-271) and the two spreads pages 84/ and 294/295. By trimming the page count, reducing the size and not having to pay the superhero permissions fee I could drastically reduce the cover price. My hope is that this new Big Pocket Edition will be able to get into the hands of a whole new audience. Those who purchased the first edition, with the larger dimensions and page count, will be stoked on having been able to get the large version when they had the chance and should not feel cheated.
I’m very excited about this new format. I like the feel and size of it. It’s easy to hold and enjoy. I used the exact same paper for the printing as the first edition, so you still get the same high grade paper quality. It will still be a hefty collection, but again, at a killer price.
Bruce was kind enough to provide a new cover and Jim Steranko has continued to allow us to use his most enjoyable introduction.
Here’s the new book publicity description:
For those who prefer a more compact format, Flesk is pleased to introduce the Naughty and Nice Big Pocket Edition. This stylish new presentation preserves the aspect ratio of the original Naughty and Nice in a volume made even more conducive to curling up with a good book. The new format also affords the Big Pocket Edition the luxury of a modest price, that it may find its way more readily into the hands of the discerning Everyman.
In a radical departure from his previous work on animated films and comics featuring superheroes, Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm showcases hundreds of full-color, line and pencil images of partially clothed and nude women of almost every conceivable description and temperament.
Be it a sophisticated city gal or a savage jungle queen, a hard-boiled dame or a quietly smoldering sorceress, Timm explores the female form with absolute creative freedom, and pure personal expression is the result. The artist has granted Flesk Publications unprecedented access to his archives to provide the best representation of his private works. These rarely seen images span the last 15 years and are showcased in a single collection for the first time.
I’ll post some previews and have the book available for pre-order on our website very soon.
text and photos copyright © 2012 John Fleskes. All rights reserved. Artwork copyright © 2012 Bruce Timm. All Rights Reserved.