New Flesk Books and Updates!

It’s been a busy few months for Flesk. From shipping out our latest two titles, to wrapping up three new books, to events and signings, and starting up on a handful of new projects, it’s definitely time I update all of you with the latest news.

If you haven’t heard yet, Jules Verne’s Twenty- Thousand Leagues Under the Sea adapted by Gary Gianni and, William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals are both available. These books have a trade hardbound edition, and limited signed and numbered edition. Each deluxe edition is reserved to only 600 copies.

Both of these titles also have super deluxe editions available, which contain original artwork and are limited to only 40 copies!

The Gianni Twenty-Thousand Leagues super deluxe book contains original pencil preliminary artwork used in development for the book. The artwork is tipped-in on an extra bound-in page. Pricing and selections can be viewed online here.

The super deluxe William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals book includes an actual piece (trimmed during the murals’ installation) of one of the San Diego Natural History Museum “Fossil Mysteries” murals, hand painted by William Stout. This swatch is tipped-in on an extra bound-in page. A custom slipcase, exclusive to this edition, houses the book. The price is $300.00. You can reply to this email if you are interested.

Now for news on our summer releases. We have three new books at the printer. They will be available in late July. We will debut all of them at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Pre-order any of them by July 15th and get free shipping in the USA by USPS Media Mail.

The three new Flesk titles are:

  1. Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic, collecting acclaimed illustrator Al Williamson’s complete works on Flash Gordon. $29.95 softbound and $44.95 hardbound will be available.
  2. Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume Four highlights the latest work by this Eisner and Harvey Award winning artist. $19.95 softbound and $29.95 signed limited hardbound will be available.
  3. Major Thrill’s Adventure Book by Gary Gianni, a 32-page collection of Gianni’s adventure art. The Adventure Book will only be available direct through Flesk, and will not be in stores. $15.00 softbound edition will be available.

More details on all of these books can be found on our website.

William Stout has being making numerous signing appearances. Each lucky person who met him has received a free sketch of their favorite dinosaur in their copy of the Prehistoric Life Murals book. I keep my blog updated for news on where Gianni, Steve Rude, Schultz, and Stout will appear next.

Both Mark Schultz and William Stout will be guests at the upcoming Wonderfest in Louisville, Kentucky. The show runs on May 16 and 17. During the same weekend, I will be exhibiting at Super-Con in San Jose, CA. Our booth number is 307.

As for future titles, we have five new books in development. The actual release dates will be announced as soon as they are closer to completion, but you can expect them to come out starting later this year, then through the summer of 2010.

The first two titles I would like to share with you is a yet to be titled James Bama sketchbook and career spanning collection on T.S. Sullivant.

We have a new Stout book currently being designed: The New Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries of the Last Two Decades and The New Dinosaurs A-Z, written and illustrated by William Stout.

Mark Schultz’s Storms at Sea is also in development. We will announce a release date once Schultz has completed the illustrations.

I welcome you to visit our website, and my blog for regular news and updates. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


John Fleskes
Flesk Publications
P.O. Box 3174
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
(408) 206-2346
Monday through Friday
11:00AM to 6:00PM PST