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