Spectrum Video

Artist demonstrations during the Spectrum 23 launch party and book signing event held at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA on December 3rd, 2017. Brian Haberlin, Victor Maury, Brynn Metheny and Joseph Sanabria are featured in this video.

Tuna Bora demonstration during the Spectrum 23 launch party and book signing event held at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA on December 3rd, 2017.

Alina Chau demonstration during the Spectrum 23 launch party and book signing event held at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA on December 3rd, 2017.

The Spectrum 23 launch party and book signing event was at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA on December 3rd, 2017. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate Spectrum's 23rd year of releasing the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and videogame genres. The artist's in attendance included Chris Ayers, Julia Blattman, Tuna Bora, J.A.W. Cooper, Alina Chau, Waiji Choo, Craig Elliott, Geirrod Van Dyke, Chuck Grieb, Brian Haberlin, Fred Jordan, Erik Ly, Victor Maury, Iain McCaig, Bruce Mitchell, Brynn Metheny, Richard and Wendy Pini, Esben Rasmussen, Tooba Rezaei, Joseph Sanabria, William Stout, Shane Stover and Vin Teng.

Part two of the Spectrum 23 launch party and book signing event video. It was at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA on December 3rd, 2017. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate Spectrum's 23rd year of releasing the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and videogame genres. The artist's in attendance included Chris Ayers, Julia Blattman, Tuna Bora, J.A.W. Cooper, Alina Chau, Waiji Choo, Craig Elliott, Geirrod Van Dyke, Chuck Grieb, Brian Haberlin, Fred Jordan, Erik Ly, Victor Maury, Iain McCaig, Bruce Mitchell, Brynn Metheny, Richard and Wendy Pini, Esben Rasmussen, Tooba Rezaei, Joseph Sanabria, William Stout, Shane Stover and Vin Teng.

The Spectrum 24 Call for Entries Submissions deadline is this Wednesday, January 25th. Spectrum director John Fleskes talks about how he became the Spectrum director and talks about the Call for Entries process.

Take a walk through the exhibitor hall during the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event. SFAL will be held in Kansas City, Mo on April 21-23 at the Kansas City Convention Center. Learn more about the show here. SFAL is the annual show where the artists and students are the stars. SFAL promotes diversity in the arts and provides educational opportunities. The event puts students, attendees, art directors and studios together to help build connections and jobs. SFAL's mission is to grow the appreciation of fantastic art across all media. It also highlights the increasing impact technology has on the arts and provides platforms for these creators and innovators. SFAL is the event that celebrates the fantastic arts. Its goal is to honor the artists and put on a fantasy-art convention that anyone is welcome to attend and enjoy.

Stepping into the New Year is always the perfect time to sit back and reflect on some of the people who we are grateful for. We could never be where we are today without the trust and help of others. In this video Spectrum Director john Fleskes highlights a number of the people who we work with who have made a positive impact on us. We're looking forward to doing more for others and having a great 2017. Thanks everyone!

Spectrum director John Fleskes pages through a copy of Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art while including commentary behind the making of the book. Spectrum 23 jury members, Dave Palumbo, Cynthia Sheppard, Kirk Thatcher and Terryl Whitlatch offer additional insight into what makes Spectrum the premiere fantasy art collection.

In October of 2013 John Fleskes traveled to Breda, The Netherlands to exhibit at the Strip Festival event. We had a thirty foot long Flesk booth where Terry Dodson, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz, Jim Silke and Thomas Yeates signed during the 26th and 27th weekend dates.

Prior to John's arrival in the country he came up with an idea for four of the artists to work on a comic strip collaboration together. It started with a large illustration board that contained four empty panels. Each artist was responsible for drawing the contents to one of them. The idea was that no one knew where the story would start, or how it would end. The story and script was not pre-planned in advance. Instead, a narrative would form organically through the process. Petar Meseldzija went first, followed by Mark Schultz, then Thomas Yeates, with the finish by Terry Dodson. Terry had the toughest job by coming up with an ending, however Rachel Dodson stepped in to offer the perfect idea to give the strip a proper bookend.

This joint-work was completed during our group travels that ran from October 24-27. It was worked on in a restaurant by Petar, a hotel lobby by Thomas and at the Strip Festival show itself by Schultz and Dodson. All along John filmed the process. Now, after three years of sitting in our Flesk film vaults, Kathy Chu and John dug the material out and made this video.

We hope you will enjoy it.

From the imagination of award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love comes this illustrated tale of swords and magic, memory and loss, and the overwhelming desire to find a way home no matter the cost. His first book detailing this fantastic journey, Notes From the Shadowed City is told through small moments that create a larger narrative. Love employs his renowned artistry to create a heavily visual narrative boasting more than seventy illustrations, and every spread features his art along with handwritten text--a captivating journal entry that expands into a visual symphony. As you follow in the footsteps of this young man, you’ll be intrigued to seek out the Shadowed City. Available here from Flesk Publications.

Terryl Whitlatch interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.

David Palumbo interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.

The Spectrum 23 judging event was held at the Flesk Publications offices on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California. Watch highlights as the five member jury--comprising of David Palumbo, Cynthia Sheppard, Kirk Thatcher, Charlie Wen and Terryl Whitlatch--reviewed the Spectrum entries during the daylong event.

Kirk Thatcher interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.

Cynthia Sheppard interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.

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