2012 News

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Craig Elliott and Mark Schultz are featured in ImagineFX

Craig Elliott and Mark Schultz are featured in the September issue of ImagineFX. With a pulp art theme throughout, and beautiful spreads of these two gentlemen's work, this is the issue to pick up.

Links:
ImagineFX Website
Mark Schultz at Flesk Publications
The Art of Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott Interviewed on SiDEBAR

Craig Elliott discusses the intricacies of being a multi-faceted artist during an extensive interview with Swain Hunt of SiDEBAR. From his background to his training and current projects, this hour long chat gives the listener an impressive overview of this inspiring artist.

Links:
The SiDEBAR Interview
The Art of Craig Elliott

Naughty and Nice 2012 Teaser by Bruce Timm now available for immediate shipment

The Bruce Timm Naughty and Nice 2012 Teaser is available exclusively through Flesk Publications, and contains twenty all new nude pieces drawn in the spring of 2012 by Bruce Timm. None of the images within can be found in any other collection, including the first Teaser and Naughty and Nice itself.

Links:
Naughty and Nice 2012 Teaser
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Terry Dodson's Bombshells 6 now available from the Flesk website

Bombshells 6 is the latest personal sketchbook collection by Terry Dodson. This limited edition sixteen page color chapbook is replete with Terry’s singular and stylish celebration of the female form, and features the first look at his upcoming creator owned project.

Links:
Bombshells 6
Terry Dodson's Website

Upcoming Books and a New Website--Updates from John Fleskes

John Fleskes has released details about three new books currently in production at Flesk Publications, as well as well as the ground-up revamping of FleskPublications.com.

Please visit John Fleskes' Blog for full details.

Links:
John Fleskes' Blog

Warren Chang Interviewed for Jameson Whiskey Ad

Warren Chang has given a fascinating interview on the subject of his recent print advertisement for Jameson Whiskey. Engaging and slightly rye, Warren gives insight into working as a fine artist in a market geared toward illustration.

Warren is an extraordinary fine artist and the subject of Flesk’s Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings.

Links:
The Warren Chang Interview
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings from Flesk

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm 2012 Teaser to debut at ComicCon

The new Naughty and Nice Teaser will be available directly from Bruce Timm at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. This 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 16-page saddle-stitched paperback collection will feature twenty all-new pieces. It will be signed by Timm and limited to 1000 numbered copies.

Please visit John Fleskes' Blog for full details.

Links:
John Fleskes' Blog

Jim Silke to appear at HeroesCon 2012

Master pin-up artist Jim Silke will be appearing at HeroesCon 2012.

Silke served as the Executive Art Director at Capitol Records. He is the creator and editor of the magazines Cinema and Movies International, novelist (the Death Dealer series), and screenwriter (Sahara, King Solomon's Mines, Revenge of the Ninja, etc.). His books include, Bettie Page: Queen of the Nile, Bettie Page: Queen of Hearts, Bettie Page Rules and Pin-Up: The Illegitimate Art.

Jim's work with Flesk includes Jungle Girls and an upcoming sketch and concept art book series (see John Fleskes' Blog for details).

HeroesCon 2012 runs June 22-24 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC

Links:
HeroesCon Website
John Fleskes' Blog
Jim Silke's Jungle Girls

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Now Available from Flesk

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorates the inaugural event of the same name, recently held in Kansas City, MO. This lavish hardcover art book explores the work of the five special guests at this year's event, illuminating the art of: Android Jones, cutting-edge creator, live-stage digital painter at music and art festivals; Brom, an artist whose distinctive vision has been applied to novels, games, comics, and film; Iain McCaig, world-renowned illustrator, concept artist, and character designer, best-known designs for the iconic Star Wars characters Darth Maul and Padmé Amidala; Phil Hale, prolific in both the commercial and fine-arts fields; and Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy and one of the most respected figures in contemporary comics.

Having debuted at the show, Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! has until now only been offered for pre-order. It is now available for immediate shipping from directly Flesk.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Jim Silke appearing at Big Wow Comic Fest This Weekend

Jim Silke, renowned modern master of the pinup, and creator of Jim Silke's Jungle Girls for Flesk, will be appearing at Big Wow Comic Fest this weekend.

Big Wow is a fantastic show. If we were not in Kansas City this weekend for Spectrum, we would most certainly be at Big Wow, chatting, whenever possible, with the ceaselessly charming Jim Silke.

The show will be held at Hall 2 of the San Jose Convention Center, May 19-20.

Tickets are now available at the Big Wow website.

Links:
Big Wow Comic Fest Website
Jim Silke at Flesk

Warren Chang Portrait Demonstration in Monterey on May 21

Warren Chang, exceptional fine artist and subject of Flesk’s recently released Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings, will be giving a portrait demonstration at the next Central Coast Art Association meeting.

Unless one is fortunate enough to be one of Warren’s students, this is a rare opportunity to witness the creative process of this extraordinary fine artist.

The demonstration will be held Monday, May 21, from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl Street, in Monterey.

It is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event, please contact Deborah Russell, Program Director of the CCAA at divadeba@gmail.com

Links:
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings from Flesk

Android Jones will be joining the Flesk Booth #500, Friday and Saturday at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Android will be present at the Flesk booth all day Friday and Saturday at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Android Jones is a cutting-edge creator, live-stage digital painter at music and art festivals around the world and co-founder of Massive Black. He has created concept art for industry powerhouses such as Nintendo and Industrial Light & Magic.

Jones is one of the five special guests at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!, and a featured artist in Flesk's commemorative hardcover art book of the event.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet this truly singular artist.

Spectrum runs this weekend. Tickets are available on the SFAL! website.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Jeff Jones documentary exclusive at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Director Maria Cabardo will discuss her 4-year journey to make her documentary Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones, this Saturday at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

A Q&A with Maria will follow the showing of a series of exclusive clips.

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! runs May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO.

Advance tickets are now available at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! website.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Better Things Trailer

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Announces Programming Schedule

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! has posted their upcoming programming schedule. Included are main stage presentations by guest artists Android Jones, Iain McCaig, Mike Mignola, Phil Hale and Brom.

All five of these exceptional creators will be signing copies of Flesk's Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative hardcover on Saturday from 2:30 - 4:00pm at the Flesk booth.

The Flesk Prime book signing, featuring Gary Gianni, Craig Elliott, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout will be held from 11:00am - 12:00pm, also at the Flesk booth.

William Stout's presentation on fantasy art will be held Saturday from 4:30 - 5:30pm.

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! runs May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO.

Advance tickets are now available at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! website.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Flesk Prime
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

William Stout Fantasy Art Presentation at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

William Stout--one of America’s foremost fantasy and film artists, dinosaur muralists and illustrators--has been slated to lead a fantasy art presentation at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! The event will include a slide show and discussion as well as a question and answer session.

William Stout has contributed to over thirty films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, and Walt Disney’s Dinosaur. He was a designer for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. Stout's work with Flesk includes Flesk Prime, all of whose contributing artists will also be in attendance at SFAL!

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! runs May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO.

Advance tickets are now available at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! website.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Flesk Prime
William Stout at Flesk
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

John Fleskes' Blog Announces All Star Roster of Guests for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Fully ten of the most respected creators in contemporary fantastic art will be at Flesk's booth for signings at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

The roster now includes all five contributing artists of Flesk Prime (Mark Schultz, William Stout, Craig Elliott, Petar Meseldzija and Gary Gianni), as well as the event's five special guests (Brom, Phil Hale, Android, Mike Mignola and Ian McCaig), whose work is illuminated in Flesk's upcoming Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! runs May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO.

Advance tickets are now available at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! website.

Links:
John Fleskes' Blog
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Flesk Prime
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative art book

Comics Bulletin Discusses Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Jason Sacks and Karyn Pinter of Comics Bulletin sat down to discuss Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm, covering an eclectic range of topics, from line work to character to Bruce's understanding of realistic female form.

Links:
Comics Bulletin
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm


Warren Chang Book Signing at the Pacific Grove Art Center May 12th

Warren Chang will be signing copies of Flesk's Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings at the Pacific Grove Art Center’s Gill Gallery. The PGAC is currently exhibiting the first retrospective of this acclaimed American realist. It is the largest collection of his paintings ever showcased, including forty-five paintings, many on loan from private collections.

All Proceeds for the signing benefit the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association. ALBA Farms provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.

The signing will be held from 12:30 - 3:00PM on May 12th. The exhibition will continue through May 24th.

Links:
Pacific Grove Art Center Website
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings from Flesk

Flesk Publications Releases New 2012 Naughty and Nice Teaser

A new Naughty and Nice Teaser from Bruce Timm is slated for release this summer. Flesk will premiere this 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 16-page saddle-stitched paperback collection featuring twenty all-new pieces by Timm at the Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The new 2012 Teaser will be signed by Timm. It will be limited to 1000 numbered copies.

Please visit John Fleskes' Blog for full details.

Links:
John Fleskes' Blog

Flesk appearing at Hijinx Comics on Free Comic Book Day

Hijinx Comics will host Flesk Publications for its Free Comic Book Day festivities on May 5th. Flesk will have a wide assortment of "bumped" books for only $5.00 each. This is a excellent opportunity to pick up a book at an introductory price and see what Flesk is all about. Hijinx was recently recognized as Silicon Valley's Best Comic Book Shop in Metro's Best of Silicon Valley.

Hijinx Comics will be open on May 5th from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Links:
Hijinx Comics on Facebook
Flesk on Facebook

Mike Mignola to join the Flesk Booth at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Mike Mignola will be joining the Flesk Publications booth for signings at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Mignola--writer, artist, designer and concept artist--is the creator of Hellboy, B.P.R.D. and the Amazing Screw-On Head. He is perhaps one of the most respected figures in contemporary comics.

He is also one of the five guests of honor at the inaugural Spectrum event, and featured in Flesk's Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative hardcover art book.

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! runs May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO.

Advance tickets are now available at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! website.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Flesk Prime to appear at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

All five of the contributing artists of Flesk Prime will be appearing at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout will participate in a group signing to be held Saturday and Sunday at the Flesk booth. This is a rare opportunity to meet this extraordinary panel of artists, and have each sign one's copy of Flesk Prime.

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! runs May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO.

Advance tickets are now available at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! website.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Flesk Prime
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

John Fleskes' Blog Covers “Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings” Reception

Friday, April 13 was the opening of Warren Chang’s ten-year retrospective “Narrative Paintings” at the Pacific Grove Arts Center. John Fleskes was in attendance, and recounts the experience in his latest blog entry. John includes an array photos, self-taken at the event.

Warren Chang's exhibit runs through May 24th. Copies of Flesk's Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings are available for purchase at the gallery.

Links:
John Fleskes' Blog
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings from Flesk

The Petar Meseldžija Blog

Petar Meseldžija, creator of Flesk's The Legend of Steel Bashaw, is author of an ongoing blog at Blogspot.com. Apart from the running display of works from this incredibly talented artist, Petar's blog is filled with advice for his fellow artists, intelligent commentary on his contemporaries, and insight into the industry at large. His content also feeds the Muddy Colors Illustration Collective blogspot, along with fellow contributor, Spectrum Fantastic Art co-president, and friend of Flesk, Arnie Fenner.

Links:
Petar Meseldžija's Blog
The Muddy Colors Blog
The Legend of Steel Bashaw
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Now Available for Pre-Order from Flesk

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorates the inaugural event of the same name, being held in Kansas City, MO, May 18-20. This lavish hardcover art book explores the work of the five special guests at this year's event, illuminating the art of: Android Jones, cutting-edge creator, live-stage digital painter at music and art festivals; Brom, an artist whose distinctive vision has been applied to novels, games, comics, and film; Iain McCaig, world-renowned illustrator, concept artist, and character designer, best-known designs for the iconic Star Wars characters Darth Maul and Padmé Amidala; Phil Hale, prolific in both the commercial and fine-arts fields; and Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy and one of the most respected figures in contemporary comics.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Warren Chang Exhibiting at the Pacific Grove Art Center April 13th - May 24th

"Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings" is the first retrospective of this acclaimed American realist. It is also the largest collection of his paintings ever showcased, including forty-five paintings, many on loan from private collections.

The exhibition will be at the Pacific Grove Art Center’s Gill Gallery, April 13 - May 24, with a reception to be held on the 13th.

In conjunction with this ten-year retrospective, the paintings of Warren's father, Namgui Chang, will be exhibited in the Center’s Annand Gallery. This will be the first exhibition of Namgui’s paintings, created over a span of fifty years.

Links:
Pacific Grove Art Center Website
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings from Flesk

Flesk Prime Now Available for Pre-Order from Diamond Previews

Flesk Prime is an introduction to five of the top artists that make up the current artistic core of Flesk Publications. Craig Elliott, visual development artist, character designer and concept artist having worked primarily for Disney and DreamWorks; Gary Gianni, Eisner Award winning for his illustrator of a wide variety of books, including The Complete Conan of Cimmeria, Michael Chabon’s Gentlemen of the Road, and the Prince Valiant Sunday comic strip; Petar Meseldzija, illustrator and fine artist of works including ten book covers for books of children's fantasy literature for Scholastic, and Flesk’s The Legend of Steel Bashaw; Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Mark Schultz, American cartoonist, illustrator and writer, perhaps best known as the creator of Xenozoic Tales and his writing for the newspaper strip Prince Valiant; and William Stout, one of America’s foremost fantasy and film artists, dinosaur muralists and illustrators, having contributed to over thirty films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Walt Disney’s Dinosaur and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. Each of the book’s over seventy-five illustrations are handpicked by the artists themselves, specifically for this collection; a unique and personal exploration of this varied and unparalleled group of artists. April Previews, page 342, Diamond Code APR12-1352.

Links:
Flesk Prime

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm paperback reprint Now Available in Diamond's Previews

We have been extraordinarily pleased with the response to Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm. Bruce is an Emmy Award-winning artist, writer, director and producer who has been working in the animation field for nearly three decades. Naughty and Nice sold out within a month of publication and made Diamond’s #1 Bestseller list. This is a fitting tribute to Timm’s talent. We are honored to have the opportunity to publish this unique collection of his personal works. We are likewise excited to announce the second printing of the paperback edition, now available for pre-order in the April Previews, page 296, Diamond Code APR12-1108.

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Available in This Month's Diamond Previews

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorates the inaugural event of the same name, being held in Kansas City, MO, May 18-20. This lavish hardcover art book explores the work of the five special guests at this year's event, illuminating the art of: Android Jones, cutting-edge creator, live-stage digital painter at music and art festivals; Brom, an artist whose distinctive vision has been applied to novels, games, comics, and film; Iain McCaig, world-renowned illustrator, concept artist, and character designer, best-known designs for the iconic Star Wars characters Darth Maul and Padmé Amidala; Phil Hale, prolific in both the commercial and fine-arts fields; and Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy and one of the most respected figures in contemporary comics. April Previews, page 343, Diamond Code APR12-1355

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Warren Chang Featured in Fine Art Connoisseur

The current issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine contains an article on Warren Chang's upcoming 10-year retrospective exhibition at the Pacific Grove Art Center, April 13 - May 24. Fine Art Connoisseur is arguably one of the most respected periodicals dedicated to the fine arts, and well worth picking up, even sans their well-deserved recognition of Warren Chang and his work.

Links:
Fine Art Connoisseur Website
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings

Craig Elliott Illuminates his Work on The Lorax

Craig Elliott has released images of his recent visual development and concept art for Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. “I was really trying to infuse the Seussian style in everything I painted, every cloud and blade of grass had the feel of his style,” states Elliott in his blog. Craig’s stunning fine art illustration can be found in the pages of Flesk Prime and the recently-released The Art of Craig Elliott.

Links:
Craig Elliott's Blog
Flesk Prime
The Art of Craig Elliott

Gary Gianni to illustrate George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones Calendar

George R.R. Martin has solicited Gary Gianni, of Flesk's Major Thrill’s Adventure Book, Jules Verne’s Twenty-Thousand Leagues under the Sea and The Prince Valiant Page, to illustrate George R.R. Martin's 2014 Game of Thrones calendar for Random House. "...I've been a huge fan of Gianni's ever since I first stumbled upon a copy of the Wandering Star limited edition of The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane," says Martin.

Links:
Martin's Blog
Gary Gianni at Flesk

Petar Meseldžija and Android Jones chosen as Spectrum 19 Award Nominees

Android Jones and Petar Meseldžija, two artists gracing the pages of Flesk Publications (the upcoming Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!, and The Legend of Steel Basahw and Flesk Prime, respectively), have been nominated for the Spectrum 19 Awards, each in multiple categories. Jones and Meseldžija’s work will be contending in the Advertising and Institutional categories, and Meseldžija in the Book category as well. We congratulate these inspiring creators for this well-deserved acclamation of their work.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!
Flesk Prime
The Legend of Steel Basahw

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative hardcover art book coming from Flesk Publications

Flesk is honored to present this commemorative hardcover art book, designed and produced for the upcoming inaugural Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Featuring the incomparable art of Android Jones, Brom, Iain McCaig, Phil Hale and Mike Mignola, Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! will premier at the show itself, May 18-20 in Kansas City, MO.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

A new batch of Craig Elliott signed bookplates with original sketches has arrived!

While Mr. Elliott is willing, these complimentary signed bookplates, each with an original sketch by Craig Elliott, come with every order of The Art of Craig Elliott made directly through Flesk Publications!

Links:
The Art of Craig Elliott

William Stout and Craig Elliott to appear at WonderCon

William Stout will be set up directly next to Flesk Publications (booth 816), and Craig Elliott nearby. We'll have our full line of Stout books available, Hallucinations, Inspirations, Prehistoric Life Murals, Dinosaur Discoveries and New Dinosaur Discoveries, as well as The Art of Craig Elliott and Flesk Prime and all other Flesk offerings. Both artists will have original art, prints and books for sale, and will be available to autograph items and chat.

Links:
WonderCon Website
William Stout at Flesk
The Art of Craig Elliott

James Bama: Personal Works in development by Flesk Publications

Flesk Publications publisher, John Fleskes, is writing and designing the new Bama book for a fall 2012 release. This book features over 50 never before seen paintings of subjects from his travels to China, Turkey, Mexico and more.

Links:
James Bama: Personal Works

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm paperback reprint coming mid-May

See the Diamond Comics Distributors April Previews for this new edition. A small supply of first printings still available direct from the Flesk online store.

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Flesk Publications to Exhibit at WonderCon!

Flesk will be attending WonderCon 2012, March 16-18. Find us at the Anaheim Convention Center, Booth 816, where we will be accompanied by two of our favorite creators, William Stout and Craig Elliott!

Links:
WonderCon Website
William Stout at Flesk
The Art of Craig Elliott

Tickets Now Available for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

Advance three-day and single-day passes for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! are now available for purchase from the Spectrum website. Spectrum creators Cathy and Arnie Fenner conceived of this show as a live extension of the Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual, looking to expand their promotion of the fantastic arts and provide a tactile showcase for contemporary artists. Stay tuned for news of Flesk’s Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! commemorative hardcover art book.

Links:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! Website

William Stout's Return of the Living Dead Action Figure Now Available!

The first Return of the Living Dead action figure is now available; designed and licensed by William Stout. When purchased through Stout’s website, Tarman, everyone’s favorite skin-challenged, trioxin-gastank-petrified re-animated corpse, comes signed by William Stout himself.

Links:
William Stout's Tarman Figure
William Stout at Flesk

Warren Chang Commissioned by Jameson Whiskey

Warren Chang, subject of Flesk’s recently released Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings was commissioned for a painting to be used in an ad for Jameson’s Irish Whiskey. Chang has subsequently written a short yet fascinating blog entry of the experience on his website.

Links:
Warren Chang's Blog
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings

Mark Schultz, Gary Gianni and Jim Silke to be Special Guests at Comic-Con!

Three creators that have graced the pages of Flesk Publications have been announced as Special Guests for Comic-Con 2012. Comic-Con: go for the Gary Gianni, the Mark Schultz and the Jim Silke; stay for the Eisners.

Links:
Comic-Con Website
Jim Silke at Flesk
Mark Schultz at Flesk
Gary Gianni at Flesk

Warren Chang signing in Carmel

Warren Chang has been invited to sign Flesk's Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings at the Arts Council Gallery in Carmel, CA on Friday, February 24th from 4-7pm, as part of Arts Council for Monterey County's premier exhibition celebrating artists of Monterey County.

Links:
Event Website
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings

Flesk Joins Facebook!

Flesk is pleased to announce its expantion into the realm of social media with the launch of the Flesk Publications page on Facebook. A companion to this website and John Fleskes' Blog, we hope to create an open forum for discussion around the extrordinary work of Flesk's exceptional community of artists.

Links:
Flesk on Facebook

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm is a Diamond #1 Bestseller!

Diamond's January Previews announced Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm as the #1 Bestseller in the book/toys section, making this Flesk Publications first bestselling book! Congratulations to Bruce on this well-deserved acknowledgement of a truly stunning collection of work.

Links:
The Beat's Diamond Chart
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Comic-Con Annual Magazine Features Gary Gianni, Mark Schultz and Flesk

The new Comic-Con Annual Magazine, mailed to the attendees of Comic-Con, features a full page Flesk ad, and interviews of incoparable creators Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz! You can download a full PDF version of the magazine directly from the Comic-Con website.

Links:
Comic-Con Website
Mark Schultz at Flesk
Gary Gianni at Flesk

William Stout to sign and teach at Mythic Creatures March 9-10

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has just ordered copies of William Stout’s Dinosaur Discoveries, New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z and Prehistoric Life Murals in preparation for their Mythic Creatures exibit, where Stout will be both signing books and instructing a drawing class; a unique opportunity to garner insight into the work of this extraordinary artist.

Links:
William Stout's Website
William Stout at Flesk
Mythic Creatures

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Deluxe Edition is Sold Out!

After Flesk-record-breaking sales, Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm deluxe hardback edition is sold out, and quantities of the paperback are still available but running low. A reprint edition of the paperback edition is scheduled for release in May.

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

William Stout Slated as Artist Guest of Honor at ConDFW XI February 17-19

ConDFW, literary science fiction and fantasy convention based in Dallas, TX, has chosen William Stout to appear as their Artist Guest of Honor for 2012. Check out the ConDFW website for a fascinating biography of this impossibly eclectic and award-winning artist.

Links:
William Stout's Website
William Stout at Flesk
ConDFW

Animation Insider Interviews Craig Elliott

Many of those familiar with Craig Elliot’s stunning illustration and fine art work (see the newly-released The Art of Craig Elliott from Flesk Publications) may not be familiar with his equally-impressive work as a visual development artist and character designer. This latest interview with Animation Insider sheds welcomed light on yet another facet of this fascinating creator.

Links:
Animation Insider Interview
The Art of Craig Elliott

Monterey Herald Publishes Article on Warren Chang Book Signing

"Suddenly all these influences of New York art were upon me, and I realized I needed to move into realism. The support was all around me, from other artists urging me to be a 'real' artist, and from my wife, Heather, who also encouraged me to go in that direction. I began to separate fine art and illustration; when I did illustration, it was just a job, and when I did fine art, it was just that." --Warren Chang

Links:
Read the Full Article Here
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings

ImagineFX Reviews The Art of Craig Elliott

The January 2011 edition of ImagineFX features an interview of Craig Elliott as part of its review of The Art of Craig Elliott from Flesk Publications. “Each set of images has matching color schemes, or themes,” says Elliott. “Flow and the the continuity of the thread that runs through something sequential, like a book or movie, is important to me.”

Links:
The Art of Craig Elliott
Craig Elliott's Website

Flesk Publications feature published on Boing Boing

Focusing primarily on Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm, and Flesk Publications at large, Boing Boing published an extensive article on the release of The Art of Craig Elliott, Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings, Flesk Prime, and Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm.

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm
Boing Boing Article

Craig Elliott is Slated to Sign at Stuart Ng Books

Craig Elliott will be signing copies of Flesk’s newly-released Art of Craig Elliott on Saturday, February 11th, from 2:00pm − 5:00pm at Stuart Ng Books. Art of Craig Elliott collects the best personal, editorial and privately commissioned work by this award-winning artist. Craig is incredibly personable, and a master of his several crafts. If you are in the vicinity of our friends at Stuart Ng Books, this signing is not to be missed.

Links:
The Art of Craig Elliott
Stuart Ng Books

Locus Magazine recommends Flesk Prime and Mark Schultz: Various Drawings

Flesk Prime, featuring the exceptional and varied art of Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout, and Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume 5 made Twenty-nine time Hugo Award-winning Locus Magazine’s 2011 recommended reading list in the art books category.

Links:
Flesk Prime
Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume 5
Locus 2011 Recommended Reading List

Ain’t It Cool News Reviews Bruce Timm: Naughty and Nice

“Timm’s artwork is spectacular. What you’ve got here is pages and pages of fantastic Bruce Timm artwork laid out on terrific paper stock in a large sized-volume! What more could any comics/animation fan ask? Each page is a separate and distinct Timm illustration uncluttered by text or design aspects. This is not like many art books that cover a particular artist, where the art is obscured or surrounded by clinical text or interviews. This is all about the art. With the exception of an introduction by comics mega-god Steranko…” —Ain’t it Cool News

Links:
The Full Interview
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Craig Elliott Presents a Video Demonstration in Oil Painting

Craig Elliott has produced a fascinating short narrated video of him sketching in oil on canvas. This is a rare glimpse into the unique technique of this award-winning artist. For more of Craig Elliott’s work, check out the recently released The Art of Craig Elliott from Flesk.

Links:
The Art of Craig Elliott
Oil Painting Video

Meet Warren Chang. Book Signing and Exhibition This Weekend!

Come and meet Warren Chang at his book signing and exhibition. Join us to celebrate the release of Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings. The event will be held at the Winfield Gallery in lovely Carmel, California on Saturday, February 4th from 1-4 p.m. You can visit the Winfield Gallery website for directions and further details.

Links:
Winfield Gallery website

Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Almost Sold Out!

Both the hardbound deluxe edition and the paperback edition of Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm are almost sold out. We have stopped wholesaling the book and have kept a small supply for direct orders. The deluxe is going fast and will not last for long!

Links:
More info and sample pages
Purchase Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Warren Chang Interview by John Fleskes

Flesk Publisher, John Fleskes, has conducted an interview with Warren Chang that is available to read on Fleskes’ blog. Artist pictures, book sample pages and paintings are included. They talk about his new book. Furthermore, they discuss topics such as sincerity, balance, choice of subjects, family and more to illustrate how all of these ingredients make Warren the painter that he is.

Links:
Read the Warren Chang interview
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm is now available!

This stunning tome showcases over 300 full-color, line and pencil images of partially clothed and nude women of almost every conceivable description and temperament. Available in deluxe hardcover slipcase and softcover editions!

Links:
More info and sample pages
Purchase Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

The Art of Craig Elliott is now available!

This collection represents the best personal, editorial and privately commissioned work by this award-winning artist, and features three stunning cover options, each with images created especially for this edition.

Links:
More info and sample pages
Purchase The Art of Craig Elliott

Announcing Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings. New From Flesk Publications.

Flesk Publications is pleased to announce the first individual collection of Warren Chang’s fine art. Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings is a 112 page hardbound book with jacket. This 8.5 x 11 inch volume features over 100 works of art. The introduction is by Thomas Valenti, with an appreciation by Max Ginsburg and an essay by Steve Hauk.

Links:
More info and sample pages
Purchase Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings

Flesk Interviews Craig Elliott

John Fleskes recently interviewed Craig Elliott regarding the publication of The Art of Craig Elliott, as well as his philosophies regarding his art and life. The interview is available on John Fleskes’ Blog.

Links:
Craig Elliott Interview Discussing “The Art of Craig Elliott”
The Art of Craig Elliott book details

Order The Art of Craig Elliott Direct From Flesk and Receive a Special Signed Bookplate With Pencil Sketch!

All direct orders of The Art of Craig Elliott from Flesk will receive an exclusive signed 4 x 6 inch bookplate with a pencil sketch on reverse side. 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. Plus, the actual book will come signed while supplies last. This is a way of saying thank you for buying direct from Flesk.

Links:
Pre-order The Art of Craig Elliott at the Flesk online store
The Art of Craig Elliott book details

William Stout to Appear as a Guest of Honor at Albuquerque Comic-Con, January 13-15!

The Albuquerque Comic-Con will feature William Stout as guest of honor running from January 13-15, 2012. Stout will be on hand to meet and talk to, sign autographs, and he will have books and original artwork on hand.

Links:
Future William Stout Appearances
Albuquerque Comic-Con
William Stout books from Flesk Publications

All Pre-Orders for the new Bruce Timm Book Begin Shipping on December 30!

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm pre-orders from Flesk begin shipping on December 30. The book will begin appearing in the stores by mid-January.

Links:
Pre-order Naughty and Nice at the Flesk online store
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm book details

Order The Art of Craig Elliott by January 1, 2012 to Receive the Pre-Order Discount Price!

All orders place for The Art of Craig Elliott by January 1, 2012 can take advantage of the pre-order price of $24.95. Starting January 2, the book will be available for the cover price of $29.95. Either way, the book comes signed and with the extra bonus bookplate with an additional signature and pencil sketch when ordered direct from Flesk.

Links:
Pre-order The Art of Craig Elliott at the Flesk online store
The Art of Craig Elliott book details

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings!

Our latest title, Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings is now available in the Flesk online store. All orders prior to January 20, 2012 will receive the book the special price of $39.95. As a bonus, all pre-orders will also come signed by Warren Chang. Beginning January 21 the book will be available at the cover price of $44.95.

Links:
Pre-order Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings at the Flesk online store
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings book details

Order Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm by January 1, 2012 to Receive the Pre-Order Discount Price!

Order Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm from Flesk by January 1, 2012 and receive the pre-order price of $45.00 for the paperbound edition and $95.00 for the deluxe signed hardbound edition. On January 2, the cover prices go into effect at $50.00 for the paperbound and $100.00 for the hardbound.

Links:
Pre-order Naughty and Nice at the Flesk online store
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm book details

The Art of Craig Elliott Ultra Deluxe Edition!

An ultra-deluxe edition of The Art of Craig Elliott is in development. This exclusive version will be limited to 100 copies in slipcase. Included within the book will be 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 Elliott. No two will be alike. The pricing will be announced in the next few weeks. Be sure to email Flesk Publications at info@fleskpublications.com if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

Links:
Flesk online store
The Art of Craig Elliott book details

Announcing Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings. Coming January 15, 2012!

Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings is the first individual collection of Warren Chang’s fine art. Chang portrays the human condition in his paintings, often depicting the downtrodden and disenfranchised while at the same time celebrating the human spirit. He is perhaps best known for interiors and genre scenes depicting the fieldworkers of Monterey County in California, where he grew up. This 8.5 x 11 inch 112 page book features over 100 images and will be available in mid-January.

Links:
Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings book details
Flesk online store

The Art of Craig Elliott Coming Soon!

The Art of Craig Elliott has gone to print! Scheduled to arrive in late December, The Art of Craig Elliott collects the best personal, editorial and privately commissioned work by this award-winning artist and features a brand new cover image created especially for this edition. Now available for pre-order at the Flesk online store.

Links:
Flesk online store
The Art of Craig Elliott

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Coming Soon!

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm is in the final binding stages at the printer, and scheduled to arrive in late December. Pre-orders are being accepted at the Flesk online store. The book showcases nearly 300 full-color, line and pencil images of partially clothed and nude women of almost every conceivable description and temperament.

Links:
Flesk online store
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

William Stout and Craig Elliott to Appear at CTN Animation Expo!

William Stout and Craig Elliott will be at the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, California running November 18th to the 20th. Stout will be speaking at the Creature Design panel and will have a table with books, prints and original artwork. Elliott will have a new display of his animation and games design work, as well as books and prints. Sample pages from the upcoming Flesk book release The Art of Craig Elliott will be on hand. He will also be taking a limited number of commissions at the show. Stuart Ng Books will be present with a sampling of Flesk Publications titles for sale.

Links:
William Stout at Flesk Publications
William Stout's Website
Craig Elliott's Website
The Art of Craig Elliott
CTN Animation Expo
Stuart Ng Books

Mark Schultz Interview at Comics Bulletin!

"Mark Schultz: Respect for the Past" is the latest interview on Comics Bulletin! Interviewed by Jason Sacks, the article focuses largely on Schultz's work on Xenozoic Tales, and that material's recent compilation in Flesk's Xenozoic complete collection.

Links:
Comics Bulletin
Xenozoic Tales

Xenozoic by Mark Schultz Book Review at Comic Book Resources!

Columnists Danny Djeljosevic and Jason Sacks sit down for a conversation about their appreciation of, and personal ties to, Flesk Publication's Xenozoic. "If you were to ask me what would make up the perfect comic book," says Sacks, "it would likely have everything that this book has."

Links:
Comics Bulletin
Xenozoic Tales

Meet William Stout and the Cast of The Return of the Living Dead!

William Stout and the cast of The Return of the Living Dead will be appearing at the screening of the new documentary of the film titled More Brains! at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Stout was the production designer of the film.

Links:
Arclight Cinemas for time and location
More Brains! Documentary
William Stout website

The Return of the Living Dead Documentary Featuring William Stout Interview

More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead is a new documentary on the cult hit The Return of the Living Dead. Production designer, William Stout, along with the cast of the film is interviewed, along with in-depth features on all aspects of the movie. Follow the link below for more details.

Links:
More Brains! Documentary
William Stout website

Mark Schultz to be Guest Lecturer at the Center for Cartoon Studies!

Multiple Eisner and Harvey award winner Mark Schultz is scheduled to be a guest lecturer at the Center for Cartoon Studies on November 1st. Schultz is renown for his work on Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, recently collected in Flesk's Xenozoic, as well as his writing on King Features’s long-running Prince Valiant strip, illustrated by Gary Gianni.

Links:
Center for Cartoon Studies
Xenozoic Tales

See our Ad In Illustration Magazine #35

This issue of Illustration features an article on Walt Reed, author of Flesk's new Harvey Dunn book, as well as a full page ad for Flesk Publications. Editor Dan Zimmer's Illustration Magazine remains one of the most consistently beautiful illustration publications around.

Links:
Illustration Magazine Website

Flesk Prime Reviewed in In ImagineFX #75

Flesk Prime is dubbed an "inspiring portfolio" in this month's edition of ImagineFX. Quoth the editor, "The publisher has done a fantastic job in its presentation and the quality prints capture the lightest pencil lines and brush strokes of five remarkable artists."

Links:
ImagineFX
Flesk Prime

William Stout Joins the cast of The Return of the Living Dead at Frank N’ Con

William Stout will be attending El Paso, Texas’ horror convention Frank N’ Con October 29-30. Renown fantasy artist, writer and production designer, Stout has worked on such films as Pan's Labyrinth, The Return of the Living Dead, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Mist, Jurassic Park, and Invaders From Mars.

Links:
Frank N' Con
William Stout's Website

Gary Gianni is Attending Steamcon in Washington

Gianni will be a Guest of Honor at this year’s Steamcon III in Bellevue, Washington. With its theme of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," bookseller Phil Davis Books will showcase Flesk Publication’s Jules Verne’s Twenty-Thousand Leagues under the Sea, adapted and illustrated by Gary Gianni, with introduction by Ray Bradbury. Look for an extremely limited signed and numbered edition including original preliminary art pages available direct from Gianni.

Links:
Steamcon
Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

William Stout Appears as Guest Artist at the Sold-Out Baby Tattooville this Weekend

Stout is one of a total of 30 top artists slotted to attend the fifth annual Baby Tattooville, a limited retreat for artists and collectors in Riverside, California. Each year, fifty attendees of this semi-secret event have full access to the artists for the entire weekend. The event features a professional pop-up shop and gift bags for attendees that are typically filled with about $4000 worth of goodies.

Links:
Baby Tattooville
William Stout's Website

Flesk Returns to the Alternative Press Expo (APE) October 1-2

Flesk Publications is exhibiting at APE this October 1-2 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, booth numbers 212 and 213B, next to our friends at Stuart Ng Books. Flesk will have copies of their entire line of books including exclusive titles, Flesk Prime and signed chapbooks Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni, Mark Schultz: Blue Book, and the 16-page teaser for the upcoming Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm. Also available will be free fliers and catalogues.

Links:
Alternative Press Expo (APE)
Flesk Prime
Flesk Publications Store

Craig Elliott Joins Flesk Publications at the Alternative Press Expo (APE)

Craig Elliott will be at the booth for the duration of the show, promoting his upcoming Flesk collection, The Art of Craig Elliott. The book focuses on Craig’s fine art celebrating the female form, collected in a single volume for the first time. Craig’s lush imagery combines his meticulous understanding of design with his intensely emotional approach to color and form. Elliott works in the animation industry as a visual development artist, character designer and concept artist, collaborating on such hit films as Bee Movie, Treasure Planet, Rio and The Princess and the Frog. Craig will have original art, prints and jewelry on hand.

Links:
Alternative Press Expo (APE)
The Art of Craig Elliott
Craig Elliott’s Website

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm, Now Available for Pre-order

Both paperback and limited hardback deluxe editions of Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm are now available for pre-order in the Flesk Publications Store. This substantial collection showcases over 325 full-color, line and pencil images of partially clothed and nude women of almost every conceivable description and temperament. Diamond Preview order codes are SEP11-1093 for the hardback and SEP-1094 for the paperback. Pre-orders from the Flesk Publications Store will receive $5.00 off the cover price.

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm
Flesk Publications Store

The Art of Craig Elliott, Now Available for Pre-order.

Clothed and topless cover editions of The Art of Craig Elliott are now available for pre-order in the Flesk Publications Store. This book collects the best personal, editorial and privately commissioned work by this award-winning artist, and features a brand new, stunning cover image created especially for this edition. The Diamond Preview order code for the clothed cover edition is SEP11-1339. The topless cover edition is available only through direct purchase from Flesk. Pre-orders of either edition from the Flesk Publications Store will receive $5.00 off the cover price.

Links:
The Art of Craig Elliott
Flesk Publications Store

A New Flesk Catalogue for 2011

Attention book and comic shop owners and fans of Flesk: Flesk Publication's 2011 Catalogue is available and free for anyone willing and able to spread the word about our latest offerings! Let your local comic shop know that you'd like a copy, and that we'll be happy to ship them a bundle, free-of-charge.

Links:
Download the Free Catalogue (PDF Version)

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm is Coming This Fall

Bruce Timm's stunning collection of Good Girl Art is in its final stages of production, with a street date to be announced by the end of September. Join our newsletter to be among the first informed of the book's availability, in both softcover and limited deluxe signed hardcover editions.

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm
Subscribe to the Newsletter

Jim Steranko writes the Introduction to Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm

Comics and illustratation legend, and publisher of Prevue, one of the longest-running entertainment magazines, Jim Steranko brings his singular perspective to Flesk Publications. We are honored and thrilled by Steranko's contribution to this spectacular new collection of Bruce Timm's lesser-seen and wonderfully provocative work.

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm
Prevue Online
Steranko's Website

Randall Dahlk Wins Eisner & Harvey Awards

Our good friend and designer, Randall Dahlk, has received the Special Award for Excellence in Presentation for his work on Dave Steven's The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition at this year's Harvey Awards. This closely follows his Eisner Award for the same book. Randall's stunning design work can also be seen on Flesk Publications Mark Schultz: Various Drawings series and Mark Schultz: Xenozoic. We congratulate Randall on yet another richly deserved acknowledgement of his talent.

Links:
Mark Schultz Books from Flesk
The Harvey Awards
The Eisner Awards

See our Ad In Illustration Magazine #34

This issue of Illustration features the art of Tom Lovell and a full page ad for Flesk Publications! Editor Dan Zimmer's Illustration Magazine: come for the advertising, stay for one of the most consistently beautiful illustration publications around.

Links:
Illustration MagazineWebsite

See our Ad In TRIPWIRE #55

TRIPWIRE #55, edited by Joel Meadows, will carry a half-page ad for Flesk Publications! This issue features a painted cover by David Michael Beck, and interviews with Michael Moorcock, Chris Roberson, Jason Aaron and Christopher Fowler.

Links:
Tripwire MagazineWebsite

An Evening with Flesk Prime -- Thursday, September 8, 2011 -- Breda, Netherlands

Participate with Flesk Publications and five of its brightest stars in an evening of food, drink, conversation and illumination.

Publisher John Fleskes cordially invites you to join Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz, William Stout, Gary Gianni and Craig Elliott in a dinner prior to the Strip Festival Breda 2011, which will afford the appreciator of fine illustration a chance for relaxed one-on-one repartee in an atmosphere of convivial wining and dining. Strictly limited to 15 guests to ensure a quality experience.

Those interested in participating can contact evening organizer Mark Thelosen for pricing and availability at hoffmansmark@yahoo.com

Links:
Visit John Fleskes’ blog for full details

Flesk Prime to Appear at Strip Festival Breda, The Netherlands -- September 9-10, 2011

Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout will join Flesk Publications at the Strip Festival Breda show in The Netherlands. Flesk will have their entire line of books at the show, including Flesk Prime, a compendium featuring all five of the artists mentioned above. This special occasion will bring all five artists together in one place for the first time. In addition, an exclusive giclee print on premium stock showcasing representations of these artists, along with their signatures, will be made available in a limited edition of 50, with only 25 for sale to the public. Visit publisher John Fleskes’ blog for full details.

Links:
Strip Festival Breda website
John Fleskes’ blog
Flesk Prime

Flesk Publications to Exhibiting at the Alternative Press Expo (APE)

Join us at APE, October 1st & 2nd, and pick up Flesk Exclusive publications: Gary Gianni’s Mysterious Islands, Bruce Timm’s Naughty and Nice Teaser, and the brand new hardcover Flesk Prime, featuring the art of Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldzija, William Stout & Mark Schultz. Also check out the offerings of our friends at Stuart Ng Books right next to us.

More details about what will be going on at the show as we get closer to the date. Look for us at tables 212 & 213B.

Links:
Alternative Press Expo
Bruce Timm’s Naughty and Nice Teaser
Gary Gianni’s Mysterious Islands
Flesk Prime

William Stout at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con!

William Stout will be making an appearance at Wizard World in Chicago this weekend. The event runs from August 11-14, 2011. Stout will have a full line of Flesk books on hand, as well as original art, his own self-published sketchbooks and more.

Links:
William Stout Future Appearances
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con website
William Stout Books From Flesk Publications

The Art of Craig Elliott Details

Information for the new hardcover, written and designed by Craig Elliott, are now available. This book focuses on Craig’s fine art celebrating the female form, collected in a single volume for the first time. Craig’s lush imagery combine his meticulous understanding of design with his intensely emotional approach to color and form.

Links:
The Art of Craig Elliott
Craig Elliott’s Website

Iain McCaig writes the Introduction to The Art of Craig Elliott

Iain McCaig, one of Hollywood’s leading conceptual designers, will be writing the introduction to Flesk’s upcoming hardcover The Art of Craig Elliott. We are honored by this contribution of Iain’s perspective on an artist like Elliott, for whom design plays such a pivotal role.

Links:
The Art of Craig Elliott
Iain McCaig’s Art Blog
Craig Elliott’s Website

William Stout Featured on the Cover of the Hollywood Reporter!

Guest Editor Jon Favreau invited Stout to contribute original cover art for the July 20th edition of the Hollywood Reporter. Focusing solely on the San Diego Comic Con, and handed-out free at the show, Stout’s whimsical riff on his illustration for the movie poster of “Wizards,” plays to the tastes of industry professionals and comic collectors alike.

Links:
William Stout’s Movie Posters
The Hollywood Reporter

Lines and Colors Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five Book Review!

All of these collections are an absolute treat.” writes Charley Parker at his Lines and Colors website. Read the entire review as well as his daily articles on a wide array of artists and art by following the links below.

Links:
Lines and Colors Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five review
Previous Lines and Colors Flesk Publications book reviews
Lines and Colors home page
Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five book details

Lines and Colors Al Williamson Archives Volume Two Book Review!

“This is as close as we can get to opening Williamson’s flat files and holding the drawings in our own hands.” writes Charley Parker at his Lines and Colors website. Read the entire review as well as his daily articles on a wide array of artists and art by following the links below.

Links:
Lines and Colors Al Williamson Archives Vol. 2 review
Lines and Colors Al Williamson Archives Vol. 1 review
Lines and Colors home page
Al Williamson Archives Vol. 1 book details
Al Williamson Archives Vol. 2 book details

Flesk Publications Exhibiting At Comic-Con International in San Diego (Booth #5019)!

Flesk will be exhibiting at Comic-Con with a wide assortment of exclusive new titles including Flesk Prime and chapbooks on Bruce Timm and Gary Gianni. Artist signings will include Mark Schultz, Gary Gianni, Bruce Timm, Emily McGuiness and Pierre Alary. Follow this news page and publisher John Fleskes’ blog for full details as the show approaches this July 20-24, 2011.

Links:
Publisher John Fleskes’ Blog
Comic-Con International website

Now accepting pre-orders for Flesk Prime and new chapbooks on Bruce Timm, Gary Gianni and Terry Dodson.

Upcoming titles, Flesk Prime and new chapbooks Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Teaser, Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni and Bombshells 5: A Terry Dodson Sketchbook have been added to our Flesk online store for pre-order. All four will be available at the end of July for shipping. Order any number of books in the same transaction and you will get the same flat rate shipping charge of $5.00. All four of these titles will premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego. (Flesk booth #5019). Terry Dodson’s sketchbook will be available only at his booth at the show (#4706).

Links:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Teaser
Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni
Bombshells 5: A Terry Dodson Sketchbook
Terry Dodson’s website
Flesk Prime details
Flesk Prime store link

Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni!

Gary Gianni opens his studio doors to offer the viewer an unrivaled selection of his favorite recent and past artworks in Mysterious Islands. This 16 page 5.5 x 8.5 inch saddle-stiched paperback is only available from Flesk and the artist. It is limited to 1000 signed copies. Now available for pre-order. Ships in late July 2011.

Links:
Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni store link

Announcing Flesk Prime!

Flesk Prime is a new collection featuring the works of Craig Elliott, Petar Meseldžija, Gary Gianni, Mark Schultz and William Stout. This 64-page, 8.5 x 11 in. hardbound book is not available through the book trade or comic stores. It is a Flesk exclusive with a cover price of $24.95. Now available for pre-order. Ships in late July 2011.

Links:
Flesk Prime details
Flesk Prime store link

Introducing Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Teaser Chapbook!

Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Teaser is a Flesk chapbook exclusive that is limited to 1000 signed copies. At 16 pages this 5.5 x 8.5 inch saddle-stiched paperback sampler includes an assortment of pencil, ink and color works representative of the pieces to be featured in the forthcoming 304 page 9 x 12 inch Naughty and Nice title, and they are unique to this special production. 100 copies are reserved for the Flesk store and the remaining copies are available only at shows where Flesk exhibits. Price is $15.00.

Link:
Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Teaser store link

The Legend of Steel Bashaw Book Review on Comics Bulletin Website!

The Comics Bulletin website has posted a book review praising The Legend of Steel Bashaw by Petar Meseldžija. “The only place I’ve seen artwork that outshines that in Steel Bashaw is in a museum,” writes Karyn Pinter. Follow the link below for the full article.

Links:
Full review at Comics Bulletin website.
The Legend of Steel Bashaw
book details
Order The Legend of Steel Bashaw by Petar Meseldžija

Jules Verne's Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Adapted by Gary Gianni Book Review on Comics Bulletin Website!

Jason Sacks has posted a book review on our book Jules Verne's Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Adapted by Gary Gianni. “Gianni has obviously lived with this story since his childhood, because every image and angle seems thoroughly considered to amplify the energy and excitement of the story,” writes Jason. Follow the link below to read the full article and to enjoy the other features on Comics Bulletin.

Links:
Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea book review on Comics Bulletin
Comics Bulletin website
Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea details
Order Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

William Stout Appearing at WonderFest!

William Stout will be making his yearly appearance at one of his favorite shows, WonderFest, this weekend, May 14-15, 2011. He will have books and original art for sale, as well as happy to sign your items. A special congratulations goes out to Stout who will receive his Rondo Award at the show!

Links:
WonderFest website
Rondo Awards website
Future William Stout Appearances

Flesk Publications Book Reviews, Appreciations and Best Comic Collection List at ComicImpact.com!

John Mueller, writer for the ComicImpact.com website, has posted Flesk book reviews, appreciations and included our titles on a few of his “best” lists for his Sequential Sunday web column. John calls our Xenozoic book by Mark Schultz, “Easily named the best comic collection of the year.” Follow the links below for his articles covering our books.

Links:
ComicImpact.com.
Review of Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Vol. 4.
Best of 2009 list with Stout's Prehistoric Life Murals included.
Al Williamson recommended reading.
Best of 2010 including Stout's Inspirations and Hallucinations.

Best of 2010 part 2 including Xenozoic.

Mark Schultz a Guest at Big Wow! ComicFest in San Jose, CA!

Mark Schultz will be a guest at the upcoming Big Wow! ComicFest event at the San Jose Convention Center on May 21-22. Mark will be available to sign your items as well as have original artwork for sale. Flesk Publicaitons will be exhibiting and will premier his new art book, Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five at the show.

Links:
Big-Wow! ComicFest information.

Flesk Publications to Exhibit at Big Wow! ComicFest on May 21-22, 2011!

Flesk Publications will be exhibiting at the Big Wow! ComicFest event at the San Jose Convention Center running from May 21-22. We will debut our new Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five and Al Williamson Archives Volume Two books at the show. Mark Schultz will be a guest at Big Wow! and available to sign your books.

Links:
Big-Wow! ComicFest information.

New Mark Schultz and Al Williamson Books Available For Pre-Order!

Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five and Al Williamson Archives Volume Two are now available for pre-order at our online store. All orders will ship on June 1, 2011.

Links:
Pre-order these books at our Flesk Publications Online Store.
Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five details and sample pages.
Al Williamson Archives Volume Two details and sample pages.

Announcing Flesk Prime!

Flesk Publications is pleased to announce Flesk Prime. This new 64-page hardbound book serves as a fresh look into the imagery of five exceptional artists: Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldžija, Mark Schultz and William Stout. The essence of each craftsman is captured here to satisfy their fans as well as individuals who are enjoying their first glimpse.

Links:
Read publisher John Fleskes' announcement on his blog.

James Bama Book Review in April 2011 SouthwestArt Magazine!

The April 2011 issue of SouthwestArt magazine features a book review of our James Bama Sketchbook: A Seventy Year Journey, Traveling From the Far East to the Old West. There are a few inaccuracies in the article that have been addressed in publisher John Fleskes’ blog. Read more here.

Links:
SouthwestArt Magazine
John Fleskes’ Blog
James Bama Sketchbook

William Stout at MonsterPalooza April 8-10, 2011!

William Stout will be at Monsterpalooza: The Art of Monsters, this April 8-10, 2011. The show is located in Burbank, CA. Stout will be available for autographs. He will have original art for sale, books, prints, as well as a full selection of Stout titles published by Flesk.

Links:
MonsterPalooza website
Future William Stout appearances

Flesk Publications Exhibiting at WonderCon 2011, Booth #709!

Flesk will be exhibiting at WonderCon running from April 1-3, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity to stop by and flip through our entire line of books, ask questions about future projects and pick up promotional material. We’ll have a new promo postcard flier for Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm that you can only get at WonderCon. More information.

Meet Gary Gianni at C2E2, March 18-20, 2011!

Gary Gianni is a special guest at this years Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, running from March 18-20, 2011 at the West Building at McCormick Place.

Gianni will have original art for sale, as well as copies of his latest books from Flesk Publications, Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Prince Valiant Page and Major Thrill’s Adventure Book. In addition, he will have Into the Land of Shadows, a privately printed collection of two years worth of Prince Valiant strips that is only available direct from Gianni. More information.

Announcing Al Williamson Archives Volume Two! Coming From Flesk Publications in July 2011!

This second installment of the Al Williamson Archives series showcases a rich and heady collection of carefully chosen SF and fantasy-fueled illustrations. Spanning the entirety of Williamson’s 50-year career, this volume includes everything from rough sketches, abandoned comic pages and partially completed drawings to fully rendered studies of characters familiar to fans. Full details and sample art is available on the Al Williamson Archives Volume Two book information page.

Link: Al Williamson Archives Volume Two book details

Announcing Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five! Coming From Flesk Publications in July 2011!

The fifth volume of Mark Schultz’s Various Drawings series will be available in July 2011. This new collection showcases a generous selection of private art and commissions, along with a smattering of previously published pieces, all created by Mark Schultz over the past two years. Full details and sample art is available on the Various Drawings Volume Five book information page.

Link: Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five book details

Al Williamson Archives Volume One Book Review in March 2011 Issue of Heavy Metal!

The March 2011 issue of Heavy Metal magazine features a two-page article on Al Williamson, along with a book review on Al Williamson Archives Volume One. S.C. Ringgenberg writes about Archives in his Dossier column, “I’ve been collecting and perusing art books for more than four decades and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything like this caliber of reproduction being applied to Williamson’s exquisitely detailed line work.”  Heavy Metal can be purchased at your local book or comic book store.

Link: Heavy Metal Magazine
Al Williamson Archives Volume One

Poster Peepshow: The Art of the Pin-Up at Nucleus Gallery! Jim Silke and Craig Elliott Art Included!

The Nucleus gallery will have their opening reception for Poster Peepshow: The Art of the Pin-Up this Saturday, February 5, 2011. The exhibit will run until February 28. They will have a wide assortment of pin-up themed original artwork on display, including pieces from our recently published Jungle Girls book by Jim Silke. Also included is art by Craig Elliott.

Link: Gallery Nucleus
Jungle Girls by Jim Silke book details
Craig Elliott website

William Stout Interview by Jason Sacks at Comics Bulletin!

A new William Stout interview is available online at the Comics Bulletin website. Jason Sacks conducted the interview. Stout shares his influences, working methodology and how he conceives his compositions.

Link: William Stout Interview at Comics Bulletin
John Fleskes Interview at Comics Bulletin
Comics Bulletin website

Praise for Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West by Walt Reed!

A handful of websites have praised our new book, Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West by Walt Reed. To hear what people have to say, visit Greg Newbold’s “Life Needs Art” blog, then view the “Christmas List to Santa” on the Spectrum website, and a mention by Dan Dos Santos on the Muddy Colors blog as one of the best art books of 2010. Thanks everyone!

Mark Schultz Interview with Mr. Media. Watch The Two Part Video!

Mr. Media, Bob Andelman, has interviewed Mark Schultz regarding his latest projects, Xenozoic and Various Drawings Volume Five, as well as what he is working on now, and planning for the future. Mark also shows off a few recent pieces and talks about tools of the trade. To watch the two-part video, click here to visit the interview page on Mr. Media.

Lines and Colors Book Review of Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West by Walt Reed!

Charley Parker has written a piece regarding Harvey Dunn, which includes a book review of our new release, Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West by Walt Reed! Parker writes, “First of all, the book is absolutely beautiful. Flesk may have even raised the bar on their own high standards of art book production.” Also included at the end of the text are numerous links to learn more about Harvey Dunn. You can read it here. Lines and Colors is your daily fix for art and related information.

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