I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to everyone who supported us in 2009! With our transition into the New Year, I have put together my most aggressive business plan to date for 2010. This includes an increase in the number of books I will publish over the course of the year, a score of signings and events, and more great news to share!
To begin with, Mark Schultz and myself have had the pleasure of being invited to the Stripbeurs Breda show in the Netherlands. The show will run March 6-7. Courtesy of the show organizers, Flesk will have a booth with an assortment of all of our books. Inspired by our first trip to Breda, I have worked with Schultz to print a special sketchbook “Mark Schultz Blue Book” containing an assortment of his preliminary drawings for Storms at Sea and miscellaneous pieces culled from his personal sketchbook. We will debut this item at Stripbeurs Breda, followed by WonderCon in April. These will be available for direct order from us once I return from the Breda show. The cost is €7 at the show, and $10 US postage paid in the US.
In other news, William Stout will be signing his latest collection Dinosaur Discoveries at Stuart Ng Books on February 13 from 2-4:00 PM. They are located in Torrance, CA. You can visit their website for directions and to see what other art books they carry at: www.stuartngbooks.com.
Wondercon in San Francisco is coming up on April 2-4. Mark Schultz will be signing each day at the Flesk booth. William Stout will also be present, signing at his own booth throughout the show. Both artists will have original art and books for sale.
The Spectrum “Call for Entries” deadline is this Friday, January 22. You still have time! You can send in your artwork using Priority Mail or expedited service for guaranteed delivery. For full details on the submissions guidelines and details, visit the Spectrum website at http://spectrumfantasticart.com/.
Two new art books on William Stout are in development for a summer and fall 2010 release date. “Hallucinations” features his best work in the fantasy arena, while “Inspirations” collects his fantastic women pieces. Both are 48 pages in full color. Softbound and limited signed hardbound editions will be available.
Be sure to check out my blog every couple of weeks for the most detailed news. Thanks again for your support!