As an exhibitor at Comic-Con I begin preparing for the show more than a month prior to the opening day on July 20, 2011. I begin by securing helpers at the Flesk Publications booth (#5019), then produce promotional material and make sure any titles that I want to debut at Comic-Con are done in time. Another task is arranging for artist signings. I’ll touch upon many of these items to give you an idea of what you can expect from Flesk if you make the show.
The first bit of news is that Mark Schultz has given up his spot that he has shared with Gary Gianni and Jim Keegan for the last ten years and has moved over to our Flesk booth. Mark will be signing books and selling his original artwork each day of the show. Gary Gianni will also be doing a signing. You can also find him at his booth #4902 during the course of the show. Jim Silke will be present at his booth #4901 where you can get your copy of Jungle Girls signed and personalized. William Stout will have a broad range of books, original art, sketchbooks and prints at his booth #4803. Finally, Craig Elliott, the subject of an upcoming book from Flesk, will be at his booth #4812. Craig will have prints, books and original art for sale.
Pierre Alary will be signing at our Flesk booth on Thursday and Friday. Stuart Ng of Stuart Ng Books asked if we could provide some space for Pierre. I am all too happy to help. Stuart Ng Books will have all three volumes of both of Alary’s titles Belladone and Sinbad available at their booth #5012 which is right across from us. Pierre will also be bringing along some original art.
I’m also making up a new Flesk catalog and new promotional material that will be free at the show.
Now for the cool new product we will have premiering at Comic-Con. The first is Flesk Prime, a new 64-page hardbound collection featuring the art of Craig Elliott, Petar Meseldzija, Gary Gianni, Mark Schultz and William Stout. The cover price is $24.95. Pick it up and get four of the artists to sign it at the show. Also, Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni, a 16-page signed and limited to 1000 copies chapbook will be on hand. In addition, a 16-page Bruce Timm chapbook teaser featuring exclusive art that you can’t find in the main book of Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm. This teaser is signed and limited to 1000 copies and runs $15.00. All three of these items can only be purchased direct from Flesk Publications and the artists. They are not available to the book or comic trade. If you want them, you have to get them from us. I will have copies of each for sale on the Flesk online store right after Comic-Con in late July.
I will have more updates as we approach the show! There’s more!