Spectrum: The Gift of Community

Hi, everyone,

When people learn that I’m an art book publisher, the number one question that they ask is if I am an artist.

The answer is that my gifts lie elsewhere. Instead of being an artist, I have this fortunate position to be able to bring people together, to help raise the awareness of the art community, to be able to make books on the artists whose work that I love, to share who these artists are with others, and to raise artists up, while playing a part in putting the spotlight on them. In addition, I am humbled by being able to participate in running the Spectrum awards ceremony. This ceremony goes far beyond simply handing out awards. We get to recognize the entire fantastic art community on stage, in a prestigious theater. This was a dream for Arnie and Cathy Fenner to be able to to one day. And now this vision has become a reality where hundreds of people can participate.

Fantastic artists, on stage, in the spotlight, being recognized for outstanding achievement, among their peers, the fans, and the community. It’s unlike anything else.

So no, I’m not an artist. I was not given that gift. But, I’m ecstatic that so many others have this gift and that I can help share your gifts with others.

I hope you can join us at the Spectrum 26 Awards Ceremony that will be held on March 30, 2019 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, MO.

Thanks for making so much beautiful art, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of this community.

If you are interested in submitting to Spectrum 26, you have until Thursday, January 24th.

More information on submitting to Spectrum 26:
http://spectrumfantasticart.com/

More information about the Spectrum Awards Ceremony:
https://www.spectrumfantasticartlive.com/

Enjoy,

John

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Spectrum 25 is Now Available!

Hi all,

Spectrum 25 is now available! Featured within its pages is Julie Bell and over 260 other premier artists!

Available from your favorite book store, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Available to the trade through Publisher’s Group West.

https://www.fleskpublications.com/spectrum-books/
http://spectrumfantasticart.com/

Enjoy,

John

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Stoke Out Santa Cruz A Success!

Hi all,

The Stoke Out 2018 charity event was a big success! I’ll write more about it later, but for now here’s me and my buddy Gary Velo and his son “J” after a busy day of volunteering. (And some dodgeball action afterward!) Dozens of volunteers made it possible to help hundreds of families today. It was a good day.

Enjoy,

John

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Art of Al Williamson Book in the Works

I’m back to working on the new Al Williamson art book. Here’s a picture that I took of a stack of X-9 originals in Al’s studio to whet your appetite while you wait for me to finish the book.

Much of the detective work has been done. I have all of the art that I need with few exceptions. I just need to get scans of a handful of prime EC originals, and a few scans from Creepy, Eerie and House of Mystery–then there will be representation from just about every area that Al touched.

I haven’t set a release date. It’ll be done when it’s done. I’ve been wanting to do this book for the last 8 years. I’m pretty happy to be sitting here with Kathy as we chip away at it!

Enjoy,

John

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The Complete Flesk Library 2002-2018

The Flesk Publications list detailing every book and print I have published, as well as a few other projects I played a role in. This covers everything through April 2018. The total comes to 87 books and 9 prints, and 4 enamel pins.

2018 Flesk Titles

1. Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea Studio Edition
by Mike Mignola and Gary Gianni
April 2018
Hardcover. $50.00 cover price, 10 x 13 inches, 144 pages.
2. The Illustrated Call of Cthulhu
by H.P. Lovecraft with over 100 pencil drawings by Gary Gianni
April 2018
Hardcover. $24.95 cover price, 6 x 9.125 inches, 128 pages.
3. Carbon 3 by Mark Schultz
August 2018
Paperback. $24.95 cover price. 9 x 12 inches, 56 pages.
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 600 numbered copies. $40.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 58 pages.
4. The Thousand Demon Tree by Jeffrey Alan Love
August 2018
Hardcover. $30.00 cover price. 9 x 12 inches, 96 pages.
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 800 copies. $40.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 96 pages.
5. Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
November 2018
Paperback. $35.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
Hardcover with jacket. $45.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
6. Pastoral by J.A.W. Cooper
December 2018
Hardcover. $35.00 cover price, 11.5 x 12 inches, 128 pages.
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 100 numbered copies in slipcase. $200.00 cover price, 11.5 x 12 inches, 128 pages.
A. Safe Passage by J.A.W. Cooper giclée print. Signed and numbered. 18 x 24″
B. Fruition by J.A.W. Cooper giclée print. Signed and numbered. 18 x 24″

2017 Flesk Titles

1. The Marvel Art of Arthur Adams
May 2017
Hardcover. $30.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 80 pages.
2. Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini. Words by Richard and Wendy Pini.
August 2017
Hardcover with jacket. $50.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 500 numbered copies in slipcase. Includes 16 bonus pages. $100.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 320 pages.
3. J.A.W. Cooper: Familiars, Flora & Fauna, and Viscera
Three book set, with 2 prints, and 4 enamel pins.
October 2017
A. Familiars, paperback. $24.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 64 pages.
B. Flora & Fauna, paperback. $24.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 80 pages.
C. Viscera, paperback. $24.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 80 pages.
D. J.A.W. Cooper: Familiars, Flora & Fauna, and Viscera
Hardcover with jacket. All three books set in slipcase. $75.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 208 combined pages.
E. Shapeshifter giclée print. Signed and numbered. 18 x 24″
F. Sticks and Stones giclée print. Signed and numbered. 18 x 24″
G. 5 postcard set exclusive to Kickstarter supporters.
H. Frog, Goat, Monkey, Sphinx enamel pin set exclusive to Kickstarter supporters.
4. Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
November 2017
Paperback. $35.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
Hardcover with jacket. $45.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
5. Harvey Dunn, Artist: Where Your Heart is…
by Robert Karolevitz
December 2017
Hardcover with jacket. $40.00 cover price, 12.5 x 9.75 inches, 208 pages.
Published by the South Dakota Art Museum. Packaged by John Fleskes and Flesk Publications with the director of the museum, Lynn Verschoor.

2016 Flesk Titles

1. Terry Dodson’s Bombshell’s Sketchbook Collection Two
July 2016
Hardcover. $25.00 cover price, 7.75 x 10.25 inches, 48 pages.
2. The Nexus Chronicles by Steve Rude
July 2016
Hardcover with jacket. $50.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
3. Arthur Adams Monsters Attack!!! (second printing)
July 2016
Paperback. $20.00 cover price. 8.5 x 11 inches, 48 pages.
4. Carbon 2 by Mark Schultz
July 2016
Paperback. $24.95 cover price. 9 x 12 inches, 56 pages.
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 600 numbered copies. $40.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 58 pages.
5. Elfquest: The Art of the Story. Art by Wendy Pini. Words by Richard and Wendy Pini.
August 2016
Hardcover with jacket. $50.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 500 numbered copies in slipcase. Includes 16 bonus pages. $100.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 320 pages.
6. Notes from the Shadowed City by Jeffrey Alan Love
September 2016
Hardcover. $24.95 cover price, 6 x 9 inches, 160 pages.
7. Storms at Sea Deluxe Edition by Mark Schultz
October 2016
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 500 numbered copies in slipcase. $100.00 cover price, 13.5 x 10.5 inches, 82 pages.
8. Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
November 2016
Paperback. $35.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
Hardcover with jacket. $45.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.

2015 Flesk Titles

1. Arthur Adams Monsters Attack!!!
July 2015
Paperback. $20.00 cover price. 8.5 x 11 inches, 48 pages.
2. Surrender, My Sweet by Bruce Timm
Paperback. $25.00 cover price. 5.5 x 7 inches, 64 pages.
3. Flesk Blank Sketchbooks
July 2015
Features five different variant covers by Frank Cho, Terry Dodson, Iain McCaig, Mark Schultz and Bruce Timm.
Paperback. $7.00 cover price. 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 48 pages.
4. Pridelands by Daren Bader and Lance HaunRogue.
Paperback. $20 cover price, 8.5 x 11 inches, 48 pages.
August 2015
5. Tribes of Kai by Daren Bader and Lance HaunRogue.
August 2015
Hardcover. $24.95 cover price, 8 x 12 inches, 80 pages
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 500 numbered copies in slipcase. Extra 16 bonus pages. $50.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 306 pages.
6. The Book of Giants by Petar Meseldzija
August 2015
Hardcover with jacket. $34.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 160 pages
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 500 numbered copies in slipcase. Includes 16 bonus pages. $60.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 176 pages.
7. Portfolio by Mark Schultz
August 2015
Hardcover. $50.00 cover price, 11.5 x 12 inches, 272 pages.
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 1000 numbered copies in slipcase. $100.00 cover price, 11.5 x 12 inches, 274 pages.
8. Storms at Sea by Mark Schultz
August 2015
Hardcover. $24.95 cover price, 8 x 11.5 inches, 80 pages
9. Imagery From the Bird’s Home: The Art of Bill Carman
October 2015
Hardcover. $40 cover price, 9.5 x 11 inches, 192 pages
Publisher edition with 16 extra bonus pages, $50 cover price, 9.5 x 11 inches, 208 pages.
10. Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
November 2015
Paperback. $35.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
Hardcover with jacket. $45.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
11. The Art of Elfquest. Art by Wendy Pini. Words by Richard and Wendy Pini.
December 2015
Hardcover with jacket. $50.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages
Deluxe signed and limited edition to 500 numbered copies in slipcase. $100.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 306 pages.
12. Elfquest Coloring Book. Art by Wendy Pini
December 2015
Paperback. Free exclusive for Kickstarter supporters. 9 x 12 inches, 32 pages.
13. The Art of The Dam Keeper
December 2015
Hardcover with jacket. 7.5 x 9 inches, 168 pages.

2014 Flesk Titles
1. Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper 1948-2004 by Michael Zakian
January, 2014.
Packaged and designed for the Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University.
Hardcover with jacket. $40.00 cover price, 11.75 x 10 inches, 80 pages.
2. Masquerade by Terry Dodson
July 2014
Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 16 pages.
3. Monterey Now: Warren Chang
October 2014
Paperback, 8.5 x 9 inches, 32 pages.
4. Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
November 2014
Paperback. $35.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
Hardcover with jacket. $45.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 304 pages.
5. Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method
November 2014
Paperback. $19.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 120 pages.
Hardcover. $29.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 120 pages.
Hardcover Publisher Edition with jacket. $34.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 136 pages.
Studio Edition. $150 cover price, 12 x 17 inches, 140 pages.
Studio Edition Signed and Numbered to 500 copies. $200.00 cover price, 12 x 17 inches, 142 pages.

2013 Flesk Titles

1. Illustrating Modern Life: The Golden Age of Illustration from the Kelly Collection
January, 2013
Packaged and designed for the Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University.
Hardcover with jacket. $40.00, 9 x 12 inches, 112 pages.
2. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2
May 2013
Hardcover with jacket. $29.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 80 pages.
3. Bombshells 7 by Terry Dodson
July 2013
Packaged and designed for Terry Dodson.
Paperback. $15.00, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 16 pages.
4. The Art of Brom
August 2013
Trade Edition – Hardcover with jacket. $44.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 208 pages.
Publisher Edition: Fantasy cover – Hardcover with jacket. $49.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 224 pages.
Publisher Edition: Nude cover – Hardcover with jacket. $49.95 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 224 pages.
Deluxe Edition in Slipcase – Signed and numbered to 500 copies. Hardcover. $250.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 225 pages.
5. The Art of Brom Sketchbook
August 2013
Paperback. $15.00, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 16-pages.
6. Carbon by Mark Schultz
July 2013
Paperback. $24.95, 9 x 12 inches, 56 pages.
Hardcover with jacket. $40.00 cover price, 9 x 12 inches, 57 pages. (Signed and limited to 600 copies.)
7. Xenozoic by Mark Schultz (New printing with new cover.)
August 2013
Paperback. $39.95, 8.5 x 11 inches, 352 pages.
Hardcover with jacket. $75.00 cover price, 8.5 x 11 inches, 353 pages. (Signed and limited to 500 copies.)
8. Beyond the Known Forest, She Talks with Birds by Mark Schultz, July 2013, signed print
9. Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm 2013 Teaser
July 2013
Paperback. $15.00, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 16 pages.
Signed and limited to 1000 copies.
10. The Art of Elfquest & Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini Teaser
July 2013
Paperback. $15.00, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 16 pages.
Signed and limited to 1000 copies.
11. Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Big Pocket Edition (Reprint.)
September 2013
Paperback. $29.95, 8.5 x 11 inches, 256 pages.
12. An Evening with Flesk Prime print, October 2013, 1-page (Signed by Terry Dodson, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz, Jim Silke and Thomas Yeates, limited to 50 prints.)

2012 Flesk Titles

1. The Art of Craig Elliott, January 2012, 68-pages, HC
2. Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm, January 2012, 304-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 1000 numbered copies) and PB
3. Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings, January 2012, 112-pages, HC
4. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! 2012 commemorative show book, May 2012, 64-pages, HC
5. Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm 2012 Teaser, July 2012, 16-pages, PB (Signed limited to 1000 numbered copies)
6. James Bama: Personal Works, December 2012, 144-pages, HC
7. Jim Silke Sketchbook Volume One, December 2012, 64-pages, PB
8. Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Big Pocket Edition, December 2012, 256-pages, PB

Production assistance provided for the following sketchbook for Terry Dodson
1. Bombshells 6 by Terry Dodson, July 2012, 16-pages, PB

Total 2012 page count is 976 pages.

2011 Flesk Titles

1. Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni, July 2011, 16-pages, PB (Signed limited to 1000 numbered copies)
2. Al Williamson Archives Volume Two, July 2011, 48-pages, PB
3. Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume Five, July 2011, 48-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 800 numbered copies) and PB
4. Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm Teaser, July 2011, 16-pages, PB (Signed limited to 1000 numbered copies)
5. Flesk Prime, August 2011, 64-pages, HC
6. Flesk Prime Print, September 2011, 1-page (Signed by Elliott, Gianni, Meseldzija, Schultz and Stout, limited to 50 numbered prints)

Production assistance provided for the following two sketchbooks for Terry Dodson
1. Reveries by Terry Dodson, July 2011, 16-pages, PB (Signed limited to 500 numbered copies)
2. Bombshells 5 by Terry Dodson, July 2011, 16-pages, PB

Total 2011 page count is 225 pages.

2010 Flesk Titles

1. Blue Book by Mark Schultz, March 2010, 16-pages, PB (Signed limited to 1000 numbered copies)
2. James Bama Sketchbook, May 2010, 144-pages, PB
3. Hallucinations by William Stout, July 2010, 48-pages, HC (Signed limited to 500 numbered copies) and PB
4. Al Williamson Archives, July 2010, 64-pages, PB
5. The Legend of Steel Bashaw by Petar Meseldžija, October 2010, 64-pages, PB
6. Inspirations by William Stout, November 2010, 48-pages, HC (Signed limited to 650 numbered copies) and PB
7. Xenozoic by Mark Schultz, November 2010, 352-pages, PB
8. Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West by Walt Reed, November 2010, 304-pages, HC deluxe (Signed limited to 350 numbered copies in special upgrade book binding, with slipcase, and bonus art and photo of Harvey Dunn bound in on special signature double page. Signed by Walt Reed) and HC
9. Jungle Girls by Jim Silke, December 2010, 84-pages, HC (Signed limited to 500 numbered copies) and PB

Total 2010 page count is 1124 pages.

2009 Flesk Titles

January 23, 2009 marked my first full time date running Flesk Publications. Prior to this, I held a full-time position at a tech company for a decade. This explains the growth in the number of titles released from this year forward.

1. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne adapted by Gary Gianni, January 2009, 64-pages, HC super deluxe with original art, HC deluxe (Limited to 600 signed and numbered copies) and HC
2. Prehistoric Life Murals by William Stout, February 2009 (indicia states January 2009, but it arrived in stores in February), 144-pages, HC super deluxe with original art in slipcase, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 600 numbered copies) and HC
3. Major Thrill’s Adventure Book by Gary Gianni, July 2009, 32-pages, PB
4. Mark Schultz Various Drawings Volume Four, August 2009, 48-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 800 numbered copies) and PB
5. Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic by Mark Schultz, June 2009, 256-pages, HC and PB
6. New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z by William Stout, December 2009, 64-pages, HC
7. Dinosaur Discoveries by William Stout, December 2009, 144-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 500 numbered copies) and PB

Total 2009 page count is 752 pages.

2008 Flesk Titles

1. The Prince Valiant Page by Gary Gianni, June 2008, 112-pages, HC super-deluxe (40 signed and numbered copies containing a tipped in Prince Valiant strip preliminary in pencil by Gianni), HC (Signed deluxe limited to 1000 numbered copies in slipcase) and HC
2. Xenozoic Tales Print by Mark Schultz, July 2008, 1-page, Deluxe (Limited to 100 signed and numbered prints on special thick archival paper) and regular edtion

Total 2008 page count is 113 pages.

2007 Flesk Titles

1. Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume Three, August 2007, 48-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 1000 numbered copies) and PB
2. Steve Rude: Artist in Motion by Steve Rude and John Fleskes, December 2007, 208-pages, HC super-deluxe (Limited to 13 roman numeral copies with bound in original artwork in a unique clam shell tray case), HC (Signed deluxe limited to 800 numbered copies in slipcase) and HC

Total 2007 page count is 256 pages.

2006 Flesk Titles

1. Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume Two, July 2006, 48-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 1000 numbered copies) and PB
2. James Bama: American Realist by Brian Kane, October 2006, 160-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 1000 numbered copies in slipcase) and HC

Total 2006 page count is 208 pages.

2005 Flesk Titles

1. Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume One, July 2005, 48-pages, HC (Signed deluxe limited to 500 numbered copies) and PB

Total 2005 page count is 48 pages.

2004 Flesk Title

1. Joseph Clement Coll: A Legacy in Line, July 2004, 208-pages, HC (Deluxe limited to 300 numbered copies and signed by Fleskes, Gianni and Meglin), HC and PB

Total 2004 page count is 208 pages.

2003 Flesk Title

1. Joseph Clement Coll: The Art of Adventure, July 2003, 168-pages, HC (Limited to 800 copies) and PB

Total 2003 page count is 168 pages.

2002 Flesk Title

1. Franklin Booth: Painter with a Pen by John Fleskes, March 2002, 112-pages, HC (Limited to 500 copies) and PB

Total 2002 page count is 112 pages. My first book!

Scanning assistance: After the release of the Franklin Booth book, Gary Gianni asked me if I could scan his art for use in an upcoming self-published book of his. I scanned the original artwork for the 40 story pages for Corpus Monstrum by Gary Gianni, published by Hieronymus Press in 2002. Jim Keegan designed the book.

Many more to come!

Enjoy,

John

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Photos From a Day in the Mountains

Hi, everyone,

Nature has always been a way for me to reboot my mind and usher in a flood of new ideas and creativity. Today was one of those days when my camera tagged along for the ride. A handful of pictures from the day.

Enjoy,

John

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Craig Elliott Exhibit at Daniel Maghen Gallery in Paris, France!

© 2010 Craig Elliott
© 2010 Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott will have approximately 45 works on display and for sale at the Daniel Maghen gallery in Paris, France. The exhibit runs from November 3-13. The opening reception will be on Friday, November 5 at 7PM, where you can meet Craig in person. You can visit Craig’s website to view samples of the work that will be available. The Daniel Maghen website has more information.

Craig Elliott is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. He received his education at Art Center College of Design. He studied under artists such as Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth. In addition to his fine art work, Craig has had a hand in designing many of today’s most popular animated films from studios such as Disney and Dreamworks. A multi-faceted artist, he is also an accomplished landscape architect, sculptor and most recently, jewelry designer.

After attending Art Center College of Design he began illustrating for various clients and started working full time in the animation industry. He has worked primarily for Disney and Dreamworks, designing their animated films such as Hercules, Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, and Enchanted, as well as other upcoming features. Craig has also done fully painted comic book and cover artwork for Dark Horse Comics, and has done various Illustration work for many different companies. His work can currently be seen in the books “Treasure Planet a Voyage of Discovery” and “Spectrum 10, 11, 12, 13 & 15 and a gold medal in 16 the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art”, “The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today Vol. 2”, “Erotic Fantasy Art”, “Fantasy art Now 2”, Aphrodisia I and his 3 sketchbooks. Several monograph art books are also in the works.

Enjoy,

John

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Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth by Donato Giancola Now Available from Underwood Books!

Donato Giancola’s new book, Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth is now available from Underwood Books. This 80-page hardbound book is chock-full of watercolor pencil and chalk drawings on toned paper and oil paintings. The illustrations within are inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional world, Middle-Earth. You will find works depicting Frodo, Gandalf, Faramir, Boromir, Legolas, and many more.

Donato applies his renaissance inspired techniques to delivery extraordinary scenes, including my personal favorites in the book, “The Taming of Smeagol” and “Eowyn and the Lord of the Nazgul.”

Each work includes the media type and dimensions. Many pencils and oils are accompanied by commentary by Donato sharing insight into the story that is depicted.

There is also a leather-bound special edition limited to 26-copies, which includes an original drawing by Donato. Full details can be found on his website. You can see a two minute video preview of the book on the Spectrum Fantastic Art website here.

Enjoy,

John Fleskes
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© 2010 John Fleskes

Hallucinations by William Stout is Now Available!

Hallucinations by William Stout is here! There are two editions for this fantasy art book collection. The paperbound edition is $19.95. The hardbound signed edition limited to 500 copies is available for $29.95. I have about 50 copies of the hardbound edition left. I have reserved this small batch for direct orders through Flesk. We will also have a few copies available at our booth at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Full details on the book can be found here. Click here for ordering information. Comic shops and book stores will receive their copies within the next week or two. Enjoy the interior sample images below!

John

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