This year marked our sixth year setting up at WonderCon in San Francisco on April 1-3, 2011. Plenty of guests, artists and stars converged at this enjoyable show to make it well worth the trip. Each year continues to grow in terms of attendance. Saturday was especially thick with people. The San Diego Comic-Con crowd comparisons were on many tongues. Friday still remains a somewhat calmer day where a person can still navigate through the show room without the body-to-body traffic.
Bruce Timm was kind enough to stop by and sign at our booth on Friday. We had promotional postcards that he was signing for our upcoming book, Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm. At the last minute I decided to print twice as many cards as I thought I needed. It turned out to be a good idea as we went through twice as many as I initially predicted.
If you are anxiously awaiting the Bruce Timm book details on our website please be patient. The reason why the information is not posted yet is because we are still going through all of the material for the book to determine the final imagery and page count. At the moment there is over 250 images selected with around 250 pages planned. This could grow.
At our Flesk booth we showcased our entire line of books for people to view. We also had promotional postcards for our upcoming releases The Art of Craig Elliott, Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Five and Al Williamson Archives Volume Two. Again, I was delighted and surprised at how many free postcards were passed out—more than twice the amount taken compared to last year.
Craig Elliott, Jim Silke and William Stout were all at the show. It was a pleasure to get to spend some time with all of them. Besides being available for autographs they all had originals for sale.
This year I had the help from regular James Walker II and newcomer Josh Ford at our booth. I go way back with these guys and am always appreciative to have the help from friends at the shows. Thanks guys!
The next show Flesk Publications will be exhibiting at is the Big-Wow! ComicFest in San Jose. Mark Schultz will be a guest. He couldn’t make WonderCon this year due to his teaching at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m thrilled he is able to squeeze in the Big-Wow! ComicFest show into his schedule. We will be premiering his new fifth volume of Various Drawings at the show!
Photographs and text © 2011 John Fleskes