Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Black Beetle: "No Way Out" Ashcan
Hello Pulp friends :)
I am so glad you all enhoyed page 5, and trust me, things are getting even hotter in the next 4-5 pages. But before we get to those (in the next weeks) I am gonna be at Heroes Conthis weekend, and, as mentioned, I will have some BB goodies.
What goodies? Well, first of all I am printing a limited (numbered and signed) 100 copies of the very first Black Beetle ashcan, "No Way Out" (that's the title of the first arc).
It contains the first 5 sequential pages (which you have seen on Pulp Sunday) and a sketchbook section with lots of concepts and illos. The ashcan is limited to 100 copies and I will only bring part of those to Heroes, so I will have a few more for Dragon Con and SDCC and some to sell online to those interested.
The book is fully colored, tip to toe, has 12 pages plus inside covers, and measures approx. 7.5x10.75" (magazine size). You can see the front cover above and the interior front cover below.
All books come with a quick Black Beetle sketch (when purchased from me - I am planning to send some to a few stores without sketch) in the inside back cover (I create a space there for this purpose).
Those who are interested please email me using the contact button via my website.
Other goodies are a large print, 13x19", archival ink on archival paper, of the cover/movie poster above (email for rates if interested), and other items like the mousepads and shirts which are also available on Zazzle and CafePress (that's where I ordered mine ;)).
Of course, if you are going to be at Heroes, feel free to stop by even if just to say hi :)
Have a great Pulp Week everyone :)
UPDATE! Hey all -
Just wanted to post an update on the ashcan prices. I am getting lots of email requests so thank you all so very much for your support. I am printing 100 of these in 2 versions (50 each, all graphics & content is the same):
Version 1 (#1-50/100): The deluxe model - has in-house-printed cover on bristol board (more muted colors & a bit more pulpy feel on the cover), includes quick BB bust or quick BB full figure sketch - $20 + shipping
Version 2 (#51-100/100): The regular model - has commercially printed cover, includes quick BB head sketch - $10 + shipping
Once again, the content and graphics (cover and interiors) are exactly the same so nobody is missing anything between the two versions. The difference is just in the cover paper and the sketch it comes with.
Shipping costs - $5 domestic US; $11 international - all ashcans sent U.S. priority or global mail envelope
Due the limited run on these, please limit orders to one copy each.
Prints are 30$ + shipping for 11.7x16.5" and $40 + shipping for 13x19" - archival ink on archival paper.
Just email me with what you want and I'll send you my paypal address. Those who already emailed me don't need to re-send email - I will reply to you all soon. Probably I won't be shipping anything until I get back from Heroes convention since I still have to pack and draw some more Zorro pages before I go. :)
Again, thank you so much for the support and the positive reaction to Black Beetle, I really appreciate it :)
Just got today my shipment from Zazzle, just in time for the show. I ordered a few BB items to have at the show and also to check on the quality and the quality is definitely there :D
I took a (quick) picture of what I will have at my table (and on the WEB after that).
All images © 2009 Francesco Francavilla.
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