Flesk at SHM Con 2022—Story and Pictures

We exhibited at SHM con at San Jose State University last Saturday, April 23, 2022. This student event is organized and run by the Art and Animation club (Shrunkenheadman) and is open to the public.

This show gives students and alumni an opportunity to gain event experience and to gather and visit with one another. It is a fun event with a lot of positive energy all throughout the day. We are grateful to have been invited by David Chai to be a part of the day.

We have, from left to right, Vicky, Laurence, Ocean and myself.

This is our Flesk table about 30 minutes before the doors opened. A big thanks to Ocean and Laurence for joining us to run an event table for their first time!

The SHM clap!

This picture is during the opening SHM clap to kick start the day. The show was very busy and all four of us enjoyed talking with people the entire time.

Vicky, Laurence and Ocean and the Flesk table.

Here’s Vicky restocking Spectrum books on the table. We brought bumped copies and had them at a greatly discounted price for students, which were very popular. Brom and Jeffrey Alan Love books were also a big hit.

Alice Carter and Courtney Granner giving the opening talk as things start to get underway.

This was our first event since SHM Con back in February 2020. I really missed seeing people and we are happy to be back to doing shows this year. We will be exhibiting at Baltimore Comic Con and Lightbox Expo this fall, with more events lined up for 2023.

Rachel Huang, one of the art students at SJSU who helped us in the office last summer. She is an amazing artist and has a bright future.
Alice Carter (standing in the background) and I signing our first copy of the Edwin Austin Abbey book!
Freshly signed!
An SJSU alumni proudly showing his art in Spectrum.
People listening in to the opening talk.

It was wonderful to see everyone! We’ll see you again next year!



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The Art of Arthur Adams is Coming From Flesk!

The Telegraph Wire #19 cover by Arthur Adams and Mike Mignola. February-March 1985. This was a promotional giveaway from the Comics & Comix stores in the Bay Area. This Longshot and Rocket Racoon piece is a very early collaboration by these two legends!

We’ve been working hard here at Flesk on the upcoming The Art of Arthur Adams: A Forty-Year Retrospective book. This collection will show examples from each year of his career that spans from 1982 to 2022. I had a call with Arthur that lasted almost five hours last Friday to gather stories to use as captions. I have the captions for the first 100 pages typed up so far. The book has been fully mapped out and all of the art has been selected. Just as soon as I am done writing up the remaining captions, we will pour our energy into the book design. I can see it very clearly in my head, so the design work will flow nicely.

This is a really fun book to work on. We’re shooting for a mid-June delivery date to the printer, followed by a Kickstarter launch once it is on the press. I always feel much more comfortable when a book is done before launching a campaign.

Besides this book, our Rachel and Terry Dodson book is coming along very well. I mapped out their book and have one-third of their captions typed up. And, two other books that I have not even announced yet are almost done!



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