Saturday, December 31, 2011

Treats for 2012

Well, the cat has been well and truly let out of the bag. Book Palace Books are to publish Heros the Spartan in 2012. The book will collect together all of the Frank Bellamy episodes of the strip in a deluxe hardback... and if you've seen the Book Palace's Wulf the Briton you'll have some clue as to what we mean by deluxe.

Price and publication date are still to be worked out — the pages have to be carefully restored and every effort is being put into tracking down as much of Bellamy's original artwork as possible. We will, of course, keep you up to date with any news as it arrives.

In the meantime, let's not forget that we have a few other projects up our collective sleeves, not least of which is Illustrators magazine, which should debut in the Spring of 2012. Each issue will be a gorgeous collection of some of the best artwork you'll ever see, with extensive features on the likes of Fortunino Matania, John Millar Watt, Chris Foss, Giorgio De Garpari, Denis McLoughlin and Ian Kennedy, to name just a tiny handful.

And then there are books. David Ashford was kept busy in 2011 penning The Art Noir of Denis McLoughlin, which will be the ultimate collection of McLoughlin's gorgeous covers for T. V. Boardman. And my own humble contribution to these upcoming treats is Adventure Stories of H. Rider Haggard, a collection of three strips by Jesus Blasco, Mike Hubbard and C. L. Doughty.

Something, we hope, for everyone.

Happy New Year!

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