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Flesk Publications Exhibiting at WonderCon, Booth #816

Flesk Publications will be exhibiting at WonderCon in Anaheim, California running from March 16-18. Our booth number is 816.

We will have our entire selection of books available including our latest titles Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm, The Art of Craig Elliott and Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings. The Bruce Timm book sold out in just one month, however we held on to a few cases of the paperback to sell at the show. The hardbound deluxe is gone. A new printing of the paperback edition is on the press and will be available in late May.

In addition we will have select artist chapbooks exclusive from us. Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni, Blue Book by Mark Schultz, plus Reveries and Bombshells 5 by Terry Dodson all of which comes signed. Free Flesk catalogs and flyers will also be on hand.

William Stout will be set up right next to us at booth number 814. Flesk has published five of Stout’s books. You can get them personalized at the show. These titles are the fantasy themed collections Hallucinations and Inspirations, and his prehistoric and dinosaur focused books, New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z, Dinosaur Discoveries and Prehistoric Life Murals. Stout will have his own sketchbook collections, original art, prints and more.

Craig Elliott is just an isle over at booth number 710. Each copy of his The Art of Craig Elliott book comes with a special signed bookplate that includes an original sketch on the reverse side. This is only available when purchased direct from Flesk or Craig Elliott. Plus, we have a "red" cover of the book that is not available in the stores. Craig will have an eclectic collection of jewelry, books, art, prints and more to peruse and enjoy.

The legendary artist and art director Jim Silke will be in artist’s alley at table number AA-038. Jim always has a stunning portfolio of originals on display that can’t be missed. We will have plenty of copies of his Jungle Girls book that we published last year.

Press Releases / Want to get a discount at Arcana?? Read on.
« on: March 07, 2012, 03:22:01 PM »

If you didn't already know, through March 31st, you can get 25% off of all of your Arcana purchases through our store by entering the code "ARCANAWINTER" at checkout. Be sure to pick up books while you can and keep in mind that some pre-sale items are available for order, too! They'll ship as they are released. There are over 180 books available for order, so definitely go check them out!



MARK HODDER will be signing BURTON & SWINBURNE: EXPEDITION TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 14th April from 4 - 5pm. 

It is 1863, but not the one it should be. Time has veered wildly off course, and now the first moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war and the fall of the British Empire. The prime minister, Lord Palmerston, believes that by using the three Eyes of Naga — black diamonds possessing unique properties — he’ll be able to manipulate events and avoid the war. He already has two of the stones, but the third is hidden somewhere in the Mountains of the Moon, the fabled source of the Nile.

Palmerston sends Sir Richard Francis Burton to recover it. But, caught in a tangled web of cause, effect, and inevitability, little does Burton realise that the stakes are far higher than even he suspects.

FORBIDDEN PLANET Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about our signings please go to: 

Hello everyone

Seeing the new Avengers film trailer and Hawkeye sans a mask, it struck me that on film (and ultimately on TV when a transition happens), doesn't the lack of a mask put into question the need to show off the actor's face against the need for a secret identity. After all, in this celebrity orientated world, how long do you think it would be before the press has everything about you in the newspapers?

So which do you prefer?? I've given some options above. Let me know if I've gotten any.


« on: February 27, 2012, 03:08:40 PM »

FEBRUARY 27, MILWAUKIE, OR—One of Dark Horse’s most-anticipated new series premiered in the company’s flagship anthology last week in Dark Horse Presents #9.

Dark Horse celebrates this event with additional news today that Caitlín R. Kiernan’s highly anticipated new series will now be included in both of Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day books, with two pages in each book, to expose this exciting new series to as wide an audience as possible!

Alabaster is based on Caitlín R. Kiernan’s fan-favorite Dancy Flammarion stories, a dark fantasy series centered around a teenage protagonist of striking appearance and hidden, terrible depths. For nearly as long as she can remember, seventeen-year-old Dancy Flammarion has fought monsters, cutting a bloody swath through the demons and dark things of the world, aimed like a weapon by a merciless seraph more taskmaster than guardian.

This special four-page story, told across Dark Horse’s two FCBD offerings, will give readers a compelling glimpse into Dancy’s world and the blurry line that separates her from the angels she serves—and the monsters she hunts.

Look for Alabaster: Shelter in the back of both Dark Horse’s Star Wars/Serenity and Buffy/The Guild Free Comic Book Day comics on Saturday, May 5. Remember, you have to pick up both to read the whole story!

Pick up a copy of Dark Horse Presents #9 at your local comic shop for a special sneak peek at the highly anticipated series Alabaster: Wolves!

Press Releases / Tachyon give away De Lint book on Facebook
« on: February 23, 2012, 02:17:50 PM »
Tachyon is proud to announce our new release of Charles de Lint's classic fantasy novel EYES LIKE LEAVES (9781616965056, $15.95 trade paperback).  We are joining Charles and his partner MaryAnn Harris for a special giveaway on Facebook:  By joining the novel's Facebook group, members are entered into a March 7th drawing to win copies of the novel and signed CDs of Charles and MaryAnn's music.

EYES LIKE LEAVES, called "an enchanting epic fantasy" by Publishers Weekly, is a tale set in the mythical Green Isles, where the summer magic is waning. Vikings in snake ships pillage the coastal towns, driving the terrified Dathenan from their homes. There is a growing chill in the air even during the longest days of the summer solstice. The priests pray for deliverance, but to no avail; soon the isles will be encased in permanent frost.  The harpers tell a tale of two feuding siblings: Hafarl, the Summerlord, has grown silent, his staff broken and his power dwindling. His brother Lothan, the Icelord, hunts the Summerlord like a hound, bringing chaos in the guise of the marauding ships.  The Oracle at Pelamas Henge has decreed that the Summerlord’s staff must be restored. Their hopes rest upon a mysterious old dhruide, his inexperienced apprentice, a naïve young woman, and her adoptive family of tinkers and musicians carrying the magic of the Summerborn....

Charles de Lint is the bestselling and much-beloved author of over more than seventy adult, YA, and children's books, including Moonheart, The Onion Girl, Widdershins, and Medicine Road. He is the recipient of the World Fantasy, YALSA, Crawford, and Aurora awards. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a book review column for Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Tachyon Publications is an independent publishing company that specializes in smart science fiction and fantasy.  Our recent titles include Context by Cory Doctorow, The Bible Repairman by Tim Powers, and Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka edited by John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly.  For more than fifteen years we have been saving the world one good book at a time.

Press Releases / ImageExpo 25-26 February 2012
« on: February 23, 2012, 05:03:10 AM »
ImageExpo this weekend!
Celebrating the creative spirit of independence, the Image Expo commemorates the formation of IMAGE COMICS 20 years ago. Guests include IMAGE COMICS Founders & Partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, plus many more.

Come see Elephantmen writer/creator Richard Starkings, designer JG and sketchmaster extraordinare Gabriel 'GABO' Bautista at booth #40 and the following panels...

Saturday, 12 p.m.
 Stories and Scripts: Writing Comics
How do comics readers get their vision from their minds, to script, to the drawn page? What do you need to know about successful collaboration with artists? Some of comics’ best writers will talk about the challenges, triumphs, and idiosyncrasies of the comics creative process. Find out how comics like Fatale, Haunt, Chew, Morning Glories and Saga are conceived, written, and brought to the printed page from the writers who knew them from "PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE."

 Panelists: Ed Brubaker, Steve Seagle, Joe Casey, Jonathan Hickman, John Layman, Nick Spencer, and Brian K. Vaughan
 Moderator: Richard Starkings

Sunday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Workshop Room B)
 Putting Words in Their Mouths: The Art of Lettering
Join Chew co-creator and letterer John Layman, and letterer J.G. Roshell for a workshop on creating professional, pleasing lettering.

See you there!

Image Expo
 Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26
 Oakland Convention Center
 Purchase tickets or get more info at


On February 29th, starting at 6:00 P.M., Golden Apple Comics present an autograph signing with Owen Wiseman, for the release of SAMURAI’S BLOOD VOL1 PAPERBACK from Image Comics and Benaroya Publishing. In addition, Golden Apple Comics and Owen Wiseman will be giving way FREE copies of Samurai’s Blood #1 comic book for readers looking for a taste of something new and exciting from the Image Comics brand.
Set in feudal Japan, an era when lineage defined you, SAMURAI’S BLOOD involves three teenagers who must make their way through the world hiding their identities in order to find their destinies. As their village burns behind them, they are headed for a city they’d heard about only in stories. The three young samurai must now struggle to stay alive and take vengeance on the evil usurper who has destroyed the rest of their clan and the only world they’d ever known. Will they rise on the tides of vengeance, or they will they fall on the swords of fate?

Press Releases / 200AD means prizes
« on: February 20, 2012, 02:07:54 PM »
In 1977, something amazing happened. All across the land the first issue of 2000 AD, dated 26th February, arrived in newsagents. And your world has never been the same since.

Thirty-five years on and The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is still going strong, still packed with top-notch Thrills by some of the world’s greatest comic book artists and writers, and still bringing intense weekly bursts of Thrill-power to the starving masses.

To celebrate this milestone, this Wednesday sees the anniversary edition, Prog 1771, hits newsstands in the UK (7th March in North America) with the choice of two amazing variant covers - one by Chris Weston (The Filth, The Twelve), riffing on a classic image by Brian Bolland and showing some of the classic characters of the past 15 years. The second cover by 2000 AD legend Mick McMahon shows the alien editor, Tharg the Mighty, surrounded by his loyal editorial droids!

This week will also see give away some exclusive prizes to Squaxx Dek Thargo everywhere, including:

•           copies of Kingdom: The Promised Land signed by New York Times bestselling writer Dan Abnett

•           copies of dinosaurs-farmed-by-cowboys-from-the-future classic Flesh: The Dino Files signed by 2000 AD’s creator and first editor, Pat Mills

•           copies of the hilarious mobster comedy Al’s Baby signed by Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra

Thanks to Planet Replicas, we’ll also be giving one lucky Earthlet the chance to get a custom made Judge badge – featuring their own surname! These high-quality fully licensed badges are a must for budding agents of the law, and the winner will get one embossed with their own name.

And as we head toward 2000 AD’s official birthday, we have the pièce de résistance – an exclusive Mongrol figure from Ashley Woods’ threeA Toys. That’s right, we’re GIVING AWAY one of the most hotly desired piece of 2000 AD merchandise in recent years. Standing over 11-inches high and over 13-inches wide, this fully articulated 1:6 scale figure has been drooled over by fans since its release last year and you’ll get the chance to try and win this stunning figure!

Keep your glues glued to, as well as our official Twitter and Facebook feeds, as we gear up to mark 35 years of Thrill-powered awesomeness!

Happy birthday, 2000 AD – it’s going to be a zarjaz week!



GARETH ROBERTS will be signing the Doctor Who  novel, SHADA (BBC books) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 14th March from 6 – 7pm.

Based on the scripts for the original television series by the legendary Douglas Adams, SHADA retells a Tom Baker era adventure of the Doctor that never made it to the screen in 1979, due to industrial action.

The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous.

Gareth Roberts has written a huge number of Doctor Who spin off titles and has also written scripts for the TV Series and The Sarah Jane Adventures.


Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about our signings please go to: 





DAN ABNETT will be signing the latest title in the HORUS HERESY series, KNOW NO FEAR (Black Library) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 25th February from 1 – 2pm.

The next book in the epic and million-selling Horus Heresy series, following The Outcast Dead, Deliverance Lost and many others! Know No Fear focuses on the Battle of Calth, one of the most iconic engagements in the Horus Heresy, which scattered the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtered all who stood in the way of the Bearers Legion Action does not get better than this!

Dan Abnett is a novelist and an award-winning comic book writer. He’s written 25 novels for the Black Library, including the acclaimed Gaunt's Ghosts series and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and with Mike Lee, the Darkblade cycle. His Black Library novel Horus Rising and his Torchwood novel Border Princes (for the BBC) were both bestsellers. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent.

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.

For more about our signings please go to: 

Feedback / Choosing Internet servers - do you really believe the adverts?
« on: February 09, 2012, 04:15:18 PM »
Hello everyone

Now this has to be a question you can all answer, especially if you're in the UK.

You see an advert on TV offering a deal on moving to a new Internet server. Usually its a cheap deal for a few months before going up to the full wack and it often doesn't include the phone rental bill, so you end up having to pay two different places when one might do and so there is no overall benefit.

So, let's see if I've given enough choices for you to choose from. If I haven't let me know and I'll add any extra choices.

It's something that affects us all so you must surely have an opinion on the subject.


ROK Delivers ‘Viz’ iPhone App For Dennis Publishing
9th February 2012
ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology, applications and
services company, has announced its latest mobile application, a
highly innovative iPhone application featuring characters and content
from the hugely popular adult comic ‘Viz’, has been launched on the
iPhone App Store.
Developed for Dennis Publishing, the Viz Strip Teaser iPhone
application will provide customers with all the latest Viz characters
and content. One issue is included in the free download, with
subsequent issues priced at £1.49.
“Viz is a national institution in the UK so we’re delighted to have
been chosen to develop the magazine’s iPhone app which we’re confident
will prove very popular indeed.” Said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of
ROK Global.
ROK Global is the parent company of ROK Comics (,
publishers of Team M.O.B.I.L.E. ( and the
digital edition of Britain's adventure anthology STRIP Magazine for
Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK Global
PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based
serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.
In addition to being the co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is
Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems and is also co-founder
of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand.
ROK has pioneered many new technologies and services in the rapidly-
evolving mobile and web space including high quality mass-market
Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over 2.5G as
well as 3G and Wi-Fi) which it licenses to Mobile Operators, revenue-
generating applications available direct to consumers via the leading
application stores, mobile security technologies which it licenses to
law enforcement agencies and multi-language text-to-speech
technologies which it licenses to website owners.
Check out <>

Feedback / Comedic scenes in Science Fiction TV and films
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:12:52 PM »
OK, folks.

Here's something you must all have favourites in. Comedy scenes in Science Fiction TV and films. I'm not looking for scenes from comedy shows like Red Dwarf, Futurama, etc where comedy is its key thing. If you have a UTube link to show off the relevant scene, so much the better.

I'll give an example.

One of my favourite comedic scenes is from the first season on Babylon 5 at the start of the episode 'Babylon Squared', where at breakfast time, Ivanova isn't used to eternal night and Sinclair hushabys her to sleep and he and Garibaldi convince her she slept through breakfast. Totally priceless and beats the 'socks' gag further in but both are funny.

Now let's see what hits your funny button.


Press Releases / Nov8rix launches Renegade Arts Entertainment App
« on: February 01, 2012, 04:48:41 AM »
Nov8rix launches Renegade Arts Entertainment App

Renegade and Nov8rix Partner to deliver graphic novels, audio books, previews and more!

If you’re a fan of John Bolton (Batman: Manbat, Evil Dead), Alan Grant (Batman,Judge Dredd), Lovern Kindzierski (Animal Man, Sandman) and Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), it’s now even easier to find their titles published by Renegade Arts Entertainment. Renegade, partnering with Nov8rix, have launched their first official iPad Bookstore app.

Comic readers who download the app, available via iTunes, will have access to titles such as Shame: Conception from Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton, Shades of Grey: 24 Hours in London from Alexander Finbow and William Simpson (Batman, Aliens), Granny’s Attic from Liz Dodsworth and Turning Tiger from Richmond Clements and Alex Moore, Channel Evil from Alan Grant and Shane Oakley (Albion, Cthulhu Tales) and a preview comic of the upcoming The Loxleys and the War of 1812 from Alan Grant, Claude St. Aubin (R.E.B.E.L.S., Batman: Turning Points) and Lovern Kindzierski.

In addition to the above titles, the Renegade Arts Entertainment app will soon offer Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers, classic horror audiobooks and movies, narrated by genre legends Doug Bradley, Robert Englund and Jeffrey Combs, as well as The Spine Chillers comedy web comic strips, written and illustrated by Ben Clark.

"Renegade Arts Entertainment is passionate about their work. The caliber of writing, storytelling, and artwork is excellent - which demonstrates their commitment to creating the highest quality content. We are thrilled that the Renegade team selected our iPad Publisher platform to power the Renegade App on the iPad. Their content translates beautifully and is a pleasure to experience on the iPad." said Manish Sehgal, CEO of Nov8rix.

Alexander Finbow, Editor in Chief of Renegade, adds, “We are very excited to be able to offer our titles for the iPad through our own bookstore app. It gives our readers who want the digital experience an easy place to find all our stories on a great platform. Our app lets you read them wherever you are in the world, instantly.”

 The Renegade Arts Entertainment App is available now for download via the iTunes app store and at

About Renegade Arts Entertainment

We are a creator owned publisher of comic books, but only a few and we are very discerning with our choices. Our mix so far has been from experienced A list writers and artists and newer blood who pitched projects just too good to turn down.

Some of our projects have come from within Renegade itself, like Alan Grant and Shane Oakley's Channel Evil and Alexander Finbow and William Simpson's Shades Of Grey. We only publish comic books that our creators are 100% passionate about and all of us at Renegade believe are of the highest quality. For more information, please visit us at


About Nov8rix

Based in the media capital of New York City, Nov8rix was founded to answer the need of businesses and individuals seeking to publish content on mobile devices.To date, Nov8rix has released 200+ apps for iOS and Android and continue to focus on creating great products and providing world class service to clients.

For more information please visit or

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