The Covenant: The Art of Allen Williams books made it out of the Oakland, CA port and are now located with our shipper at their San Jose, CA truck depot. This is just 40 minutes away from us. The good news is that they are finally free of the port congestion where they were stuck in a container for a full month. My contact informed me that the books should arrive with us any day now. I know they have been saying this for weeks now, but I have a good feeling about this week. I’ll stay in touch and run an update as soon as they arrive.
We have 700 boxes taped up and ready for our big packing party. We will be working nonstop on shipping books each day until all of them are out the door. Thanks so much for your patience.
Covenant by Allen Williams is coming in late August.
This book is currently shipping to our Flesk warehouse from the printer. We can’t wait to ship these to all of our Kickstarter supporteres and to those who pre-ordered the book direct from us. We appreciate your patience while we waited for the book to get reprinted due to a printer error.
This is a brief overview of our year and what you can expect to see from us.
I’ll start with the photo. It was taken during a visit to the Al Williamson studio a few years back. Being able to see the “Savage World!” original art was a special moment. Especially while the pages were resting on Al’s drawing table.
Here’s a shipping update on the Williamson and Mark Schultz books.
If all goes well, we will have Al Williamson: Strange World Adventures, Carbon 4 by Mark Schultz, Xenozoic by Mark Schultz and the Al Williamson and Mark Schultz Astounding Sketchbook next week. The books are still at the port waiting to be offloaded from the shipping vessel. We will begin shipping our Kickstarter pledges and Flesk online pre-orders just as soon as they arrive.
As for our next wave of Flesk books, we have five other books at the printer. These include The Drawings of Edwin Austin Abbey, Covenant: The Art of Allen Williams, new books with Frank Cho and Gary Gianni, and a new printing of the Bruce Timm Naughty and Nice collection. Once the books have been printed and are being shipped to us I’ll reveal more and open them all up for pre-orders. We would like to see how the shipping transit times are looking before we announce the release dates.
In the meantime, we are working on the new Franklin Booth book, two new Arthur Adams books, three new William Stout books, plus we are wrapping up two books by a pair of new artists. Then we have the J.A.W. Cooper book to start in June, plus two other new artists who we will start working with in the summer. Then we will have more books featuring Mark Schultz and Al Williamson to work on for 2022. There’s more, but this is what we can share to date.
For the rest of 2021 we do not have any plans to exhibit at any shows. This includes the San Diego November show that we will skip. We will start fresh with events in 2022. Until that time we will continue to make the best books that we can.
We sent Covenant to the printer last week! We are about 2 weeks behind schedule, but it is for a good reason. Allen decided that he wanted to create a handful of new drawings just for this book. The extra two weeks gave him the time to make two new drawings that we are featuring in the bonus section of the hardcover edition. The book really looks amazing and we can’t wait for you to see it.
At the moment the printer is making the proofs that I will review next week. Once they are approved the book will be ready for the press. I’ll keep you updated throughout the various stages. Thanks again for supporting us with this book.
We’ve teamed up with Allen and Vicki Williams to bring you his first book, Covenant: The Art of Allen Williams. Covenant
showcases Allen’s personal drawings and paintings. Each of his
fantastical characters is accompanied by a line of text, a poem or a
brief story that captures their essence. You can learn more on our
Kickstarter campaign page where you can also view the cover, sample
pages and watch a promotional video.
Covenant: The Art of Allen Williams Kickstarter campaign launches on December 8th from Flesk!
We’re thrilled to reveal that we are working with Allen Williams to bring you his first art book collection. We will share the full details about the project when we launch the Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday, December 8th at 9:00AM PST.