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The Mountain of Smoke by Jeffrey Alan Love

A new hardcover sketchbook collection by Jeffrey Alan Love, plus Notes From the Shadowed City, and The Thousand Demon Tree reprints!

The Mountain of Smoke by Jeffrey Alan Love

A new hardcover sketchbook collection by Jeffrey Alan Love, plus Notes From the Shadowed City, and The Thousand Demon Tree reprints!

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About

Welcome from Jeff, John and Kathy to our latest Kickstarter campaign! This runs for only 28 days.

Jeffrey Alan Love has teamed up with us at Flesk Publications again to create his latest art book The Mountain of Smoke! This book is being offered as an affordable hardcover and as  a premium signed deluxe edition. 

We would also like to bring back the Love library by offering new paperback editions for his recently sold out books, Notes From the Shadowed City and The Thousand Demon Tree. We even have luxurious signed prints available. Enjoy the samples and details below. Thank you for visiting!

All copies of the deluxe edition of The Mountain of Smoke, plus the paperback editions of Notes From the Shadowed City, and The Thousand Demon Tree come signed by Jeffrey Alan Love! Plus, you get a free postcard set when you pledge for a book. Stretch goal #1 is announced!  Please see the details below.

The Mountain of Smoke: A Jeffrey Alan Love Sketchbook trade hardcover book cover.

The Mountain of Smoke: A Jeffrey Alan Love Sketchbook is 128 pages at 12" wide x 9" tall. On offer is a hardcover edition, a deluxe signed hardcover edition, and only 20 copies of a deluxe signed hardcover edition with an original painting included.

The Mountain of Smoke is a collection of 51 paintings completed in acrylic, ink and pencil by Jeffrey Alan Love. These works are reproduced directly from Jeff’s sketchbook, which took him seven months to complete. Jeff is now sharing these personal works for the first time. The viewer follows along as the artist loses himself in his practice of letting his mind wander to see what it unveils. The result is a fantasy collection where you create the story.

The collection has been professionally photographed to showcase Jeff’s textures and paint strokes to give viewers the intimate feeling that they are holding the actual sketchbook. Over half of the paintings are accompanied by the artist's captions and initial pencil sketches. Details of 19 paintings are showcased.

The Mountain of Smoke--Deluxe Signed Hardcover Book

This deluxe hardcover version comes with a quarter binding (custom  material wrap to spine area that extends into the front and back covers)  with spine stamp. In addition, a unique page with a reproduced piece of art exclusive to this edition will be printed and bound into the book and  signed by Jeffrey Alan Love. This edition will only be available direct from us.

The Mountain of Smoke--Deluxe Signed Hardcover Book, Plus Original Painting

This deluxe edition with original art is limited to only 20 copies. It includes the deluxe edition book, plus it comes with an acrylic and ink original painting on 5" x 6"  Stonehenge paper. Note that the art is not painted inside the book.  It's on a separate piece of paper. The art subject matter is left to the  discretion of the artist. All art will be shipped at random. No  requests please. Jeff is making these originals available at a special lower price as a thank you to those who support his books.

Example of original painting. Only 20 available. The subject matter of all paintings are left to the discretion of the artist.

Three signed luxurious 13 x 19" museum quality giclée prints are available. The first print "The Long Watch" features a brand new painting by Jeffrey Alan Love. The second and third prints feature the artwork "Barbarian" and "The Dragon's Gift" from the interior pages of The Mountain of Smoke. These three prints utilizes 290 gsm acid free matte paper that is water resistant and is printed with archival and fade resistant inks. Note: The line down the middle of "Barbarian" and the "The Dragon's Gift" are intentional as they are the spine area of Jeff's sketchbook.

If you would like more than one print simply add its cost to your pledge  for each additional print. Feel free to message us if you need help.

The Jeffrey Alan Love Library: Notes From the Shadowed City and The Thousand Demon Tree Paperback Books! All Copies Come Signed! 

We would like to bring Jeffrey Alan Love's previous books, Notes From the Shadowed City and The Thousand Demon Tree, back in print as new paperback editions. Jeff will sign all copies of these two books exclusively for our Kickstarter supporters! 

"A wonderfully strange and atmospheric journey." — Joe Abercrombie

"What is there to say? Jeffrey Alan Love is just plain brilliant." — Mike Mignola

Notes From the Shadowed City is the travelogue of a young man  who sets off on a journey to research magical swords. He finds himself  stranded in a land he does not know and enters a city with no name over  which looms an ominous floating citadel. As he seeks a way home, he  fills his notebook with drawings and observations of his life in this  strange place. It is full of masked swordsmen, cities that walk, ancient  gods, swords made from petrified trees and dragons that move mountains.  There’s also a mysterious woman who captures his heart.

The Thousand Demon Tree is incredible. What Jeffrey Alan Love has done with this book is to firmly cement himself as one of the most important artists making ominous and fantastical narrative work today. Full of shadows and terror and razor-sharp edges, this gorgeous book will sweep people into its dark and paralyzing world.”—Gerard Way

“This is one for the ages.”—Bill Sienkiewicz

The Thousand Demon Tree: Drawn into a strange quest by a bird and a sword, a lone warrior travels across a silent landscape of smoke and dirt and bone. Transformed by what he encounters along the way, he searches for the Thousand Demon Tree, and the hope of a new world that lies beyond it.

All book pledges come with a set of six 4 x 6" postcards featuring art from The Mountain of Smoke! This is just one way we would like to thank you for supporting us! This bonus item is limited to one per backer.

Additional bonus: All copies of Notes From the Shadowed City, The Thousand Demon Tree, and The Mountain of Smoke deluxe edition will come signed by Jeffrey Alan Love.

Stretch goals are a way for us to offer an additional thank you as the campaign grows. If we are lucky enough to hit our initial goal to make these books and prints a reality, we will be pleased to offer the following if we hit certain benchmarks.

Stretch Goal #1. If we are fortunate to hit the $35K mark, we will include an 8 x 10" mini-print, one different mini-print for each of the three books. A total of three bonus prints if you get all three books! 

All Kickstarter stretch goal bonus items are limited to one per backer.

Add-on anything to anything! An Add-On lets you pledge for more than one  tier by adding the price of any additional tier to your existing  pledge. Say you want to include an extra signed book? Simply add-on the additional price of the book to your pledge and let us know. You will also need to add the extra shipping charge. Please contact us and we can provide you with a total. If you have any questions we are here to  help.

We expect to have  your pledges shipped to you in March 2020. All three books are complete. We will send  everything to the  printer within two weeks after this campaign ends if we hit  our goal. It takes approximately three and a half months for everything to be  printed and then to  be delivered to us. We will ship them to everyone  in March 2020  immediately upon their arrival at our Flesk warehouse  in Santa Cruz,  CA.

All books are shipped within the U.S.A. by USPS Mail and will include  tracking. Premium signed giclée prints shipped in  the U.S.A. will ship  by USPS First Class mail (small prints) or  Priority Mail (larger  prints or packages with multiple prints) and will include tracking.

The items shipped to our international friends usually take 3 weeks  for delivery  to your local post office, but can sometimes take up to  3-6 weeks  depending on the country. Note that customs for your  local country may  hold on to packages for a week or longer and incur  additional charges that is the responsibility of the backer. We will not  mark items as a "gift." We know that shipping  overseas is  very expensive and we wish it was cheaper, too! We help by subsidizing  some of the shipping cost. We make no money from the shipping charges collected.

Left: Jeff working on the premium print art. Upper right: Jeff and John Fleskes working on the book. Lower right: Jeff flipping through his sketchbook.

Jeffrey Alan Love is an award-winning artist and writer. He is the  author of The Hero’s Quest, The Thousand Demon Tree, and Notes From the Shadowed City. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist, the  British Fantasy Award for Best Artist, a gold medal from the Society of  Illustrators, two Silver Spectrum Fantastic Art Awards, the Zilveren  Penselen (Silver Brush) Award, and two Academy of British Cover Design  Awards, he has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, The British  Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, and the Chesley Award. His  clients have included Walker Books, DC Comics, Image Comics, The New  York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, The New Yorker, Scholastic,  HarperCollins, Tor, Gollancz, Ballantine Books, Candlewick Books, Small  Beer Press, Del Rey, Lemniscaat, Mondadori Libri, Mnémos, and others.

The Mountain of Smoke: A Jeffrey Alan Love Sketchbook, Notes From the Shadowed City, and The Thousand Demon Tree are trademark and © 2019 Jeffrey Alan Love. All Rights Reserved.

Video and text used for this campaign is © 2019 Jeffrey Alan Love and Flesk Publications. All Rights Reserved.

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Risks and challenges

Why you should trust Flesk Publications? John Fleskes answers:

I pride myself on having an 18 year record of delivering nearly 100 books of the highest quality. I've run over ten previous Kickstarter campaigns with artists such as Brom, Frank Cho, J.A.W. Cooper, Jeffrey Alan Love, Gary Gianni and Mike Mignola (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea Studio Edition), Petar Meseldzija, Richard and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), Mark Schultz, and Daren Bader and Lance HaunRogue. Most of these have been on time. We are very open with our backers and communicate through updates often to keep you up to date.

In some cases, things don't always go exactly as planned in the publishing world. Much of the time they do, but sometimes an unexpected problem or delay arises. In the rare case that this happens, simply put, I deal with it and find a way to get the job done. I am very open about any challenges and like to share in the process so people know what's going on. I don't like surprises, and don't feel anyone else should either. I respect the artist, and our supporters too much to let them down. The good thing is that I've published nearly 100 books and I know how to get them shipped and delivered, and I know how to manage a schedule and keep projects on track, and I will stay motivated and energized to get the books into your hands.

I can't thank everyone enough who has supported us before. You directly help us to make these beautiful books.

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