The Thousand Demon Tree by Jeffrey Alan Love is now available! I’m especially proud to have the opportunity to publish Jeff’s second book. Jeff is doing things with art and story that no one else is doing. I feel he is one of those true original creators—someone who can share a narrative in a way unseen before. What is striking about his story is how well it is told without the use of words. The Thousand Demon Tree is strong and bold with a lesson in design that any student can learn from.
Jeff and I have a simple method of working with one another. I leave him alone to do his art and story. He leaves me alone to package the book and handle the marketing and promotion, while getting the book out there into the world. At the same time we communicate often to keep each other updated and to offer our support to one another. Our process comes from a mutual trust in our respective abilities along with an admiration for what our respective strengths are. It’s easy. It’s the same while working with Mark Schultz, Gary Gianni, J.A.W. Cooper and the others who I have a long-term relationship with. I like easy. I like a natural flow of going back and forth without any issues or miscommunications distracting us from the work. I appreciate working with Jeff.
Are we already planning another project together? Yes. I’ll announce it in the spring or summer of 2019.
Thanks again everyone. Both Jeff and I are grateful to you all for supporting his books.
Here’s the link to learn more about the book and to order.
Text and photos copyright © 2018 John Fleskes. Videos © 2018 Flesk Publications. Artwork © 2018 its respective artists. All Rights reserved.
The Alamo City Comic Con in San Antonio, Texas is this weekend! Brom and Jeffrey Alan Love are both guests of the show and will have copies of The Art of Brom and Jeff’s Notes From the Shadowed City with them. Both of these titles are published by Flesk. These are terrific guys who will be happy to sign your books at the show.
John Picacio, who will be a judge for Spectrum 24, is also a special guest who you can meet there.
Jeff will be exhibiting about 40 or so small paintings that will be for sale and he will also be taking some in-progress projects to show, like these comic pages, and some other larger paintings.
Learn more about the show here:
Now available from Flesk! Notes From the Shadowed City by Jeffrey Alan Love. Jeff was at our office last week signing all of the prints.
We are shipping all of the pre-orders now. All hardcovers ordered through Flesk comes with a unique signed print.
Notes From the Shadowed City is the travelogue of a young man who sets off on a journey to research magical swords. He finds himself stranded in a land he does not know and enters a city with no name over which looms an ominous floating citadel. As he seeks a way home, he fills his notebook with drawings and observations of his life in this strange place. It is full of masked swordsmen, cities that walk, ancient gods, swords made from petrified trees and dragons that move mountains. There’s also a mysterious woman who captures his heart.
From the imagination of award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love comes this illustrated tale of swords and magic, memory and loss, and the overwhelming desire to find a way home no matter the cost. His first book detailing this fantastic journey, Notes From the Shadowed City is told through small moments that create a larger narrative. Love employs his renowned artistry to create a heavily visual narrative boasting more than seventy illustrations, and every spread features his art along with handwritten text—a captivating journal entry that expands into a visual symphony. As you follow in the footsteps of this young man, you’ll be intrigued to seek out the Shadowed City.
You can order the book at the Flesk website here.
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