I've accumulated a number of pinups since I started publishing Super Real, and I try to use them in the book, or as cover art when I can, but I simply get too many to publish with the book's format the way it is. So instead of cutting the poster/interview section, the editorial page, or the ad swaps I do with other publishers, I've decided to put together a Super Real pinup book.
With con season at hand, I'm putting the finishing touches on a book to have printed via Ka-Blam.com's print on demand service. Since there've been a number of artists who've mentioned doing a pinup, I shook some trees this past week, and wouldn't ya know, some swanky Super Real guest art pinups showed up!
So, here I am, to share them with you, before they're available in the pinup book... I'm thinking of calling it Super Real Friends, or Super Real Friends: Pinup art and sketches... something along those lines, as it's all friends of the book doing pinups an the like.
It's going to be about 24 pieces, with about 3 by me (2 of which have never before been published), in a comic book size, cardstock cover book, with 2 pages for each piece, one for the art, and the other with notes on the artist, their work, and what (if anything) they've done for Super Real. So, a little something extra, as always. It will be a wide variety of artists, ranging from established creators in the industry, to rising talent.
I'm thinking of selling them for $10 each.
I'll of course, let you know once they're available (unfortunately, barring a miracle, they won't be ready for Wondercon)!
The pinups included here, from top to bottom are:
1) Holly (aka Participant Number 1)
by HC Noel
2) Kityana (aka Participant Number 3)
by Jerry Gaylord
3) Shana (aka Participant Number 5)
by Dan Mendoza