“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ENCORE - NYCC 2011_update


'ENCORE' - NYCC 2011
Full color clamshell w/ spot UV accents. Hardcover cover interior book, full color cover w/ spot UV accents - 11 x 13.5 x 2". 356 full color pages. $100.00USD. Limited to 1,000 copies.

This book will be first made available at NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011, at Booth M13. And if you're up for a challenge and building some muscle mass (the book weighs around 8 pounds - which is about 3.6 kilos to the European contingent), please drop by and get a copy for yourself. It will be my great pleasure and honor to meet all of you in attendance.

A special thanks to all those who've contributed to the making of this art book. It would not look as polished nor as impressive without your generosity and support of my work. I owe you kind folks many great thanks.

Another exemplary individual who deserves my utmost gratitude and respect - an individual whose keen eye for color the clamshell of this book made it look as good as it does - is the very tireless, very patient, and very talented TONY WASHINGTON. He is a true professional who not only helped to add the beautiful colors on the first image you see above, but also delivered it in such short notice that I'm beginning to suspect that he's actually less human and more like a painting super machine. Thanks, Tony. I have your copy waiting.

Finally, I'd like to offer up my eternal gratitude to AMANDA LI - the person directly responsible for formatting, assembling, and designing this entire monstrosity of a volume. She not only had to deal with me and my art, but also had to engross herself with the business of printing - from double-checking proofs of the book, to addressing and amending any and all notes/concerns about the book during pre-press (and post-press, for that matter), to fielding and answering a whole set of incidental yet important questions that a first time publisher has to deal with. She did it all with style and it wouldn't have been as impressive a product without her artistic touch. Thanks, Amanda. You're all class.

Hope you all have an enjoyable week.



Amanda Li said...

so coooooool

Brian Thompson said...

I want/need this. I hope you have some left over aftwer NY so i can make you take my money. Keep up the awesome stuff, man.

Ruth said...

Tiene un pinta excelente. ¡Qué ganas de tenerlo en casa! Espero sinceramente que sea un éxito porque realmente lo merece. ¡Felicidades!

Marteani said...

For us poor unfortnates who couldn't make it to the con, can we (re: I) purchase the book through the internet somehow?

Alphonse Plume said...

Congratulation !!! I can't wait to find it here in Belgium or to buy it online. Have you already prepared those options ? ;-)

Stef said...


C'est juste, j'aime beaucoup tes lignes ciseler et l'ernegie que s'en dégage. Souvent en plsu tes pin-up sont délicieuse.