Al Williamson Flash Gordon Book Update!

Al Williamson Flash Gordon

Mark Schultz, Randy Dahlk, and myself are cranking away on Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic. We are very close to finishing the book. The final elements needed are to write a few captions, along with very minor design tweaks, and finishing the artwork clean up. Prepping the artwork is the most time consuming element left to do. This title is my number one priority. I will have it off to the printer in about three weeks from now. My expectation is that the book will start hitting the stores in late May 2009.

We came in with the lofty goal of trying to obtain 80% of the original artwork for the book. We found close to 90%. This artwork spans over fifty years and is displaced among collectors all over the world. I have to thank everyone who graciously provided scans of their originals. This book will be absolutely amazing because of their contributions.

Thank you all for your patience. I know we are behind, but we feel it is better to put out an amazing book late, than a sub par book on time.


John Fleskes
Flesk Publications

Meet William Stout at Lee’s Comics Feb. 21, 1:00-3:00!

Lee's Comics Stout Flier

Meet William Stout at Lee’s Comics! He will be signing on February 21 from 1:00 to 3:00. This is an exclusive Northern California event to celebrate the release of his new book William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals from Flesk Publications.

William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals is an astonishing look at dinosaurs and their primeval worlds. This lavishly illustrated 144-page volume contains all of Stout’s stunning murals for The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. Hardbound and deluxe limited signed editions are available. For full details on the book, click here.

Lee’s Comics is located in Mountain View, CA. You can visit their website here. Or, call them for more information at 650.965.1800.

Lee’s Comics
1020 N. Rengstorff Avenue, Suite F
(by Costco)
Mountain View, CA 94043


John Fleskes
Flesk Publications

Norman Rockwell Museum Article in the New York Times!

Alice Carter, a trustee at the Norman Rockwell Museum, sent me the following email and link.

“I was delighted this weekend when the New York Times published an article on the museum, its signature artist, and the field of illustration in general. In case you missed it, here is the link.”

It’s a nice article that is worth reading.



John Fleskes
Flesk Publications

Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz Signing at the Flesk Booth #1019 at WonderCon!

Flesk Publications will be exhibiting at WonderCon in San Francisco. Our booth number is 1019. The show runs from Feb. 27 – Mar. 1.

Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz will be signing all three days at our booth! Gianni’s art and Schultz’s script bring you Prince Valiant each week. In addition, both gentlemen will have original art for sale.

We will have copies of Gary’s The Prince Valiant Page, as well as his new graphic novel adaptation Jules Verne’s Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea available at the show. Also on hand will be a special signed The Prince Valiant Page poster that is free with any purchase.

Schultz material available at the show include previews of his upcoming Various Drawings Volume Four and Storms at Sea books, as well as copies of Various Drawings volumes 1 (few left) and 3.

We are pleased to have our latest title, William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals, arrive just in time for the show. Be among the first to pick up this magnificent book!

Gary, Mark, and myself all look forward to your visit! Again, we are at booth #1019, right next to Stuart Ng Books.


John Fleskes
Flesk Publications

Mark Schultz on NPR!

Mark Schultz talks about his involvement writing The Stuff of Life on NPR. You can listen to the 12 ½ minute interview here.