Super Deluxe Edition of Steve Rude Book Limited to Only 13 Copies!

Here’s a real treat for the most hardcore Steve Rude collector. Our upcoming book Steve Rude: Artist in Motion will have an extremely limited super deluxe edition. Only 13 are being made, with 12 of them for sale to the public. Each will contain a finished original watercolor bound into the book. These pieces are phenomenal!

These limited books will also have a special slipcase unique to these 13 copies. This will be a truly unique and special item. The prices will range from $300.00 to $500.00 depending on the artwork contained within. Certain pieces will have a higher value than others, depending on the subject matter. I provided Steve with no guidelines and he drew whatever he pleased. They came out exceptional.

If you want to have the opportunity to purchase one of these books, here’s what you need to do. Send me an email at I will add you to the reservation list. So far, there are five people signed up. I will be posting the artwork contained in the books on our website in the coming weeks, along with the prices. I will then let the people select which artwork they would like based on when they signed up. The first person gets first choice, the second gets second choice, etc. I don’t expect these to last.

All proceeds for these books will go directly to the Rude family.

Looking For Al Williamson Flash Gordon Originals

Mark Schultz, Randy Dahlk, and myself are working on a Flash Gordon book that will collect all of Al Williamson’s work on the character. The Williamson family is providing their support on the project, too.

We have been fortunate to find almost all of the original art, but are still missing a few items. We have some good leads on a few pages, but could use some help obtaining more. The artwork we require are original pages from the King Comics Flash Gordon #1, and pages from the King Comics Flash Gordon #5 for the story “Gods of the Beastmen.”

If you have any of these originals, or can help obtain scans from a friends or acquaintances collection, we would appreciate hearing from you. I will be certain to include you in the acknowledgments section and provide you with a free copy of the book once it is complete.

Please contact John Fleskes at 408-206-2346 or at Thanks!