It appears that artist Mark Schutlz has been a busy man, and knowing that several regulars to Duckburg really enjoy Xenozoic Tales and his illustration work as well, I thought you might appreciate an update.
The first item of interest is Schultz’ beautiful new 18 x 24 ” Xenozoic Tales Print available in two editions: standard at $19.99 and signed and numbered at $99.95 which can be obtained at Flesk Publications. I’ve corresponded with owner John Fleskes on a couple of occasions and rest assured that he’s real a stand up guy who’s gone out of his way to help me in the past. Here’s the solicitation information for the Xenozoic Print:
Mark Schultz’s first new Xenozoic Tales product in over ten years!
Mark Schultz returns to Xenozoic Tales with this fine print from Flesk Publications. This new illustration depicts Jack and Hannah in a terrific battle against a swarm of dinosaurs. Schultz’s exquisite brushwork brings this scene to life. Colors are by Jim & Ruth Keegan.
This artwork is reproduced using the highest standards in printmaking. Schultz has hand selected the paper used and overseen every stage of production. He has personally approved the final prints.
Two editions are available. Both are superb in quality, using rich color, and the ultimate care in production. The regular edition comes on an exceptional stock at an affordable price. Additionally, a hand signed and numbered premium edition, limited to 100 prints, has been produced on specialty paper for the ultimate collector.
Additionally, fans of Schultz’ Xenozoic Tales might want to visit Michael J. Ryan’s palaeoblog for a chance to own the fantasic 12 x 18 ” Centrosaurus Brinkmani Print exclusive to the site, which isn’t a bad deal at all at $20.
Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Vol. 4 will also be released later this summer. Each of the three previous volumes have been worth every penny, and more, so this one will certainly find a well deserved spot right next to those prized volumes on my bookshelf.
Schutlz still appears to be toiling away on the much anticipated Storms at Sea (for mature readers) and has been working alongside John Fleskes and Sergio Aragones on Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic which should be hitting the presses soon. Here’s the solicitation:
Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic, collects all the major works of the artist featuring the character. At 256 pages, it encompasses Williamson’s three stints of depicting Flash in comic book format: the legendary King Comics stories from the 1960s, the 1980 adaptation of the Universal Flash Gordon motion picture, and the Marvel Comics miniseries of 1994.
In addition to these classics of sequential storytelling, Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon features Williamson’s Flash drawings done for commercial illustration and prints, his assists on the Flash Gordon comic strip, a variety of Flash images contributed to amateur publications, and a selection of largely unpublished images spanning his interest in the character from childhood to the conclusion of his career.
Please check back here, and definitely at Flesk Publications, for Mark Schultz future projects as they become available.