Friday, June 28, 2013

Art book finished

                                                                   By Petar Meseldzija
 
It has been a long and exhausting journey, but my first art book The Art of Petar Meseldzija has finally been wrapped up and sent off to the printer. The release date is scheduled for August 20th.
For the last 6 months I have been working very hard to put the book together, and I must say that I would never achieve my objectives without help I received from a few people who kindly offered their assistance and expertise. First off all, Dragan Bibin who helped me design the most important features of the book; Dragan Polovina who helped me finish the digital maquette of the book; Rian Gemei from Dark Dragon Books who did the actual job of wrapping up the book; my lithographer Marcel Salome from Re-Art who skillfully reworked all the digital files and by doing so “switched on the lights” in the paintings; and last but not least, Greg Manchess who very generously agreed to write the introduction, a very insightful and a wonderful one, which, to be honest, still makes me blush when I read it.

But of course, all this wouldn’t be possible without Amin Gemei, the publisher, who said “yes” when I asked him if he would be willing to publish my art book.
This hardcover, 160 pages book, with the text in English, will be first presented in August at the comic convention in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands. In September, I will be presenting it at the IlluxCon show in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In case you want to know more about the book, here are a few links:
Dark Dragon Books
Facebook – The Art of Petar Meseldzija










16 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Is there anywhere I can pre-order this in the US that is of more benefit to you, the artist or is the Dark Dragon site my best bet?

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    1. As far as I know, it is still not possible to pre-order this book in the US. Just email the publisher and they will help you rian@darkdragonbooks.com
      I think, for the time being, this is the only option to pre-order the book.

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  2. Incredible. I know I how hard this is to do. Looking forward to holding it.. Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations Petar! I'll reserve a place for this next to Steel Bashaw on my bookshelf. I've actually been planning a trip to the Netherlands late this summer, so I might be able to swing by the convention and buy a copy.

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    1. Comic Convention Valkenswaard (Brabants Stripspectakel) 24 & 25 August
      http://www.stripspektakel.nl/
      See you there…perhaps :-)

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  4. Looks amazing Petar!....can't wait to get a copy!

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  5. This looks awesome, I love that you've included your pencil sketches too as I think it's really exciting seeing how a piece comes into being. Congratulations!

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    1. Dirk - There are about 70 drawings in this book, most of them are preliminary drawings :-)

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  6. Congratz Petar. It looks amazing !

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  7. I"ll buy it sooner or later, wish I could buy it from amazon in my country, but I'll order through email if I Have to because the art of Petar it's impressive. (i showed it to one of my art teachers and he want to buy it too!)

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    1. Duranial, you will be able to find more info on how to purchase the book on The Art of Petar Meseldzija Facebook page once the book is published. Thanks!

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