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Summer 2006 Newsletter



Welcome to the summer newsletter from Flesk Publications.

I am very excited to announce that Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume Two is now available! The book features an assortment of Schultz’s recent works, with a variety of preliminary and finished works.

The hardbound edition is limited to 1,000 copies and signed by Schultz on a special bound in page, with an extra illustration. To date, I only have 200 copies left, which I have reserved for orders direct from Flesk Publications. If you missed out on the limited of the first volume, or want to make sure you get a copy, here’s your chance. I expect them to sell out quickly.

For more details about the book, and to view sample images, click here.

To read interviews with Schultz about the Various Drawings series, click here.

We have a very special copy of Various Drawings Volume Two on Ebay right now. Mark has delineated a beautiful pin-up illustration in one copy of the book. This A/P copy is the only book Schultz will make a drawing in. This is it. There are only 30 A/P copies, which are reserved for the artist and publisher. This is the only A/P copy that will be available to the public. Our Ebay id is fleskpublications, and the auction can be found at this link:


If you are like me, and you can’t get enough of Mark’s work, rest assured we are planning Volume Three of Various Drawings for next year. Also, Schultz is working on a new project, which he is writing and illustrating, titled Storms at Sea. More updates will follow with future newsletters.

In other news, our upcoming book, James Bama: American Realist, is currently at the printer. The book is set for an October 1, 2006 street date. We are now taking pre-orders.

James Bama: American Realist is written and designed by Brian M. Kane in cooperation with Mr. Bama. Introduction by Harlan Ellison®. Foreword by Len Leone. 160 pages in color. Over 260 illustrations are featured, of which more than 85 are from the original art.

Two editions of the book will be available. A trade hardbound edition for $34.95, and a signed and limited edition of 1,000 for $74.95. The deluxe edition is signed by James Bama, Brian M. Kane, and filmmaker Paul Jilbert. The deluxe edition will come in a special slipcase, and contain Jilbert’s documentary on the artist.

For full details on James Bama: American Realist and sample illustrations, click here.

Our next title, Steve Rude: An Artist in Motion, is nearing completion. Future newsletters will have full details about this oversized book featuring Rude’s career in comics, illustration, animation, and it showcases his private commissions and legendary sketchbooks. The book will be 208 pages, in color, at 9” x 12”.

For those of you attending the Comic-Con International in San Diego, please visit us at booth #5116. Mark Schultz will be signing each day, and offering original artwork between 2:00 and 4:00pm. Brian Kane will also be at our table.

Feel free to contact me with your questions, or feedback. I look forward to hearing from you.


John Fleskes
Flesk Publications
P.O. Box 3174
Santa Cruz, CA 95063