June 2024 Flesk Book Updates

Hi, everyone,

We had a nice time visiting with William Stout, Bruce Timm, and Allen and Vicki Williams recently in Southern California. We met with all of them to say hello and to go over upcoming projects. Updates on each artist can be found below, along with some details on more upcoming titles.

William Stout

We have numerous books in the works with Bill. We are getting close to finishing his massive three volume William Stout Comics set. The three books come to over 750 pages combined. Volume one and two are designed. Volume three is mapped out and just needs to have the design finalized. We don’t have a release date set yet. We’ll be sure to make a big announcement when we are ready to start taking pre-orders. We also have The Playing Card Art of William Stout two volume set completely done. This set will be released sometime in the future.

Bruce Timm

We also have numerous new books in the works with Bruce Timm. We’re not ready to announce what any of them are yet. But trust us, you will be happy to hear what we will be releasing. The Big Tease and Naughty and Nice books will be reprinted in the future as well. A lot of B.T. is coming!

Allen Williams

What a joy it was to see Allen and Vicki. It was a delightful experience to work with the pair when we published Covenant: The Art of Allen Williams. We will have more books featuring Allen’s art in the future. Allen shared an idea with us that we are eager to support him with and publish.

Jeffrey Allen Love

Jeff’s new book, The Last Battle at the End of the World, is in the final stages of its design. Our goal is to launch a Kickstarter for this new graphic novel in August. We will also reprint Notes From the Shadowed City and The Thousand Demon Tree at that time. We’re very excited to release this new book along with his previous titles.

Tran Nguyen

We have a new book of Tran’s studies that is close to being done. We will release this collection along with a new printing of her previous art book collection, Ambedo.

Gary Gianni

The updated trade edition of Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea art book by Mike Mignola (plot and script) and Gary Gianni (art and script) is coming! This collection goes into great detail about how this 49-page comic was made. We’ve introduced new insight and details that didn’t make it into the original edition. It has been a lot of fun retooling this book to hit a new audience. We’ll share more details in the coming months.

Mark Schultz

The all new edition of Portfolio by Mark Schultz is coming this August. We will begin to take pre-orders in July. The original printing back in 2015 was 272 pages. This new version is 432 pages at 7.5 x 10″!

Portfolio compiles the drawings found in the original five Various Drawings volumes as well as the cover illustrations and special bookplates. Plus, an additional 160 pages worth of material adds dozens of works not previously collected in the Various Drawings or Carbon books. Found within are nearly 450 fully rendered drawings executed in brush-and-ink, carbon or graphite pencil.

Enjoy,

John

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Highlighting Bruce Timm! New Timm Books in the Works

Hi, everyone,

Back in June, Bruce Timm emailed me about a fresh stack of originals that he pulled together for me to scan for possible upcoming projects. When he mentioned that there was over 400 pieces we both got nervous about shipping them in the mail.

Vicky and I drove down to the LA area to scan and photograph the originals to make the process smoother. We arrived back home with enough material for three new Timm books. Pretty exciting!

This picture is of our makeshift office at the hotel. You can see a stack of originals on the scanner, and even more in the binder. There is another full binder that you can’t see in this picture. Bruce makes all of his art on standard copy paper. This is his favorite type of paper to work on.

Since this trip, Bruce has discovered more artwork. Another photography trip is in our future!

The first all-new book of three is planned for the fall 2023 at the earliest. I will share the details about exactly what each of these titles will focus on in the future. In the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy The Big Tease and Naughty and Nice.

Enjoy,

John

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Flesk July Update!

It has been quite the week! Here’s a breakdown of some of the things that we have accomplished this week.

Thanks to Kathy and Vicky, plus our summer helper Rachel, all of the Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm and Pencil and Ink by Frank Cho books have been packed. The last of the U.S. orders ships today. The international orders all go out early next week.


Vicky and I worked with Tyler Jacobson to build and launch his art book Kickstarter campaign that went live last Tuesday. It’s been amazing to see so much support for Tyler.

Link to The Art of Tyler Jacobson Kickstarter campaign.

I’ve been working with an artist and writer to finish a new book that is going to the printer today. This is an unannounced project with two new people who I have never worked with before. I’ll share the news about who they are and what the book is in the coming months.


Kathy even managed to squeeze in some Arthur Adams scanning.

I’d say we have had a productive week!

Next week we will continue to work on Tyler’s book, plus we have another book that has not been announced that is almost done. I’m also starting to think about getting started on the next Al Williamson book. There’s plenty going on to keep us going throughout the summer.

Please feel free to visit our website to learn more about our most recent books.
https://www.fleskpublications.com/

Thanks to you all for keeping us busy.

Enjoy,

–John

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The Big Tease by Bruce Timm–Low Stock Alert

Hi, everyone,

The Big Tease by Bruce Timm is sold out from our distributor. We still have some copies of the paperback and the exclusive Flesk direct hardcover on our online store.

Here’s the link with more information:

https://www.fleskpublications.com/bruce-timm

Enjoy,

John

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New printing of Naughty and Nice by Bruce Timm is coming!

Back in 2012 we released Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm. The original printing is shown at left. The revised Big Pocket edition is shown at right. Both sold out quickly.

People have been asking for years if we would reprint this book. Well, good news, we will bring this book back back in print in the fall of 2021. We’re currently wrapping up 5 other books before we can turn our attention to Naughty and Nice.

We’ll be using the Big Pocket cover, which is our favorite image of the two options. The new printing will be 9 x 12″ and we will have a hardcover and paperback edition. More news about this coming in the spring of 2021!

Enjoy,

John

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Bruce Timm Prints are Now Available!

Bruce Timm Prints are Now Available!

We worked with Bruce Timm to select three of our favorite images found within the pages of The Big Tease to offer as 13 x 19″ prints.

Each print utilizes 300 gsm acid free matte paper and comes with an embossed “B.T.” on the lower right hand corner.

The best part is that the leaves do not appear on the actual print!

Here’s the link to learn more and to place your order.https://www.fleskpublications.com/bruce-timm

Enjoy,

John

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Flesk Booth #5019 at San Diego Comic-Con! New Prints and Books!

Hi, everyone,

Come visit us at San Diego Comic-Con. Flesk booth #5019.

Arthur Adams, Daren Bader, Frank Cho, Terry Dodson, Craig Elliott, Lance HaunRogue, Richard Pini and Wendy Pini, Jim Silke, Gary Gianni, William Stout, Bruce Timm, and more artists who we’ve worked with will be there!

Daren Bader and Lance HaunRogue, the artist and writer of Tribes of Kai. Signing at the Flesk booth on Thursday from 2:00-3:00.

Richard Pini and Wendy Pini will be signing at our booth on Friday from 2:00-3:00. We’ll have copies of The Art of Elfquest, Elfquest: The Art of the Story, and Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini with us.

Debuting at our booth will be our new series of prints!

The new Wendy Pini prints are ready for San Diego Comic-Con! These fine art prints can only be purchased at our Flesk booth #5019. Each is made with the finest museum quality paper and archival inks, and made to the highest standard that you can expect from Flesk.

The new Bruce Timm prints are here and ready for San Diego Comic-Con! Flesk booth #5019 is the only place where you can get these official prints by Bruce Timm. There are 13 different prints available.

The art has been scanned from the original artwork, plus the paper and inks are museum quality, archival and will last longer than any of us! These are gorgeous! Bruce will be at the show where you can get them signed as well.

We’ll have free postcard giveaways and a full selection of our latest Flesk books.

See you there!

Enjoy,

John