By way of an update, Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Vol. 4 will become available this July at the softcover price of $19.95 (HC limited signed editions will be availalbe at $29.95). The three previous volumes of Various Drawings have been worth every penny and given that Schultz miraculously gets better and better at what he does each passing year (yea, yea there’s an awful lot of hard work involved too) July really can’t come soon enough. For more information, make the jump on over to Flesk Publications.
Archive for March 10th, 2009
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Nexus on the stands, but behind the scenes Steve “The Dude” Rude, Gino & Co. have been busy creating new Nexus material, working on commissions, and organizing some new projects that will be coming our way over the next several months. Perhaps most exciting is the announcement that RudeDudeProductions will be releasing the Nexus Archives in black-and-white manga-sized digests and offering them at a cover price of $9.95 come June. From Rude:
We decided to begin the launch of the new Nexus Archive books… now in b & w and “Manga” size. We’re told these new books will draw in readers of the Manga persuasion who won’t look at anything larger than a half-size comic book. Of course, new covers must be sported again, which I’ve decided to render in charcoal, reflecting the inside format of its non-color contents. Naturally, this goes against the common wisdom of Diamond and many other industry book sellers, who told me to do otherwise. But like the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, the Dude marches to his own beat, as he makes the always uphill journey to the top of the mountain, bloody feet intact.
Additionally, as Mike Baron and Steve Rude finish up the recent Nexus: Space Opera storyline, RudeDudeProductions will be re-re-releasing Nexus: Origin. The multiple-Eisner award winning Nexus: Origin issue continues to be a favorite with fans and after quickly selling out the last print run, coupled with retailer demand, they decided to bring it back — this time with a few extras — including the new painted cover, hearty prestige format, and 8-additional pages of “never before seen photos and comments from Steve and Baron along with a new editiorial.” The Origin is one of my favorite comics, period, so I’m more than happy to purchase this book again to lend what support I can to these fine folks and so that we can continue to enjoy Nexus and the gang for years to come. It really is worth picking up if you’ve never had the chance or just wish to do the same. Look for Origin in stories April or May ‘o9, and available for pre-order in the current issue of Diamond Previews.