WE ARE NOW TAKING ADVANCE ORDERS FOR THE LIMITED HARDCOVER EDITION OF INSPIRATIONS! Each advance order of INSPIRATIONS includes an original sketch by Mr. Stout.
Invite the fair women of fantasy into your life. Your world will be the better for it.
INSPIRATIONS, the companion volume to HALLUCINATIONS, focuses on Stout’s loving portraits of the women in his fantastic realms. Be they winged and magical fairy folk, half-fish and sweetly salted mermaids, or even exotic denizens of that distant world called Barsoom, they are here. They and dozens more await the intrepid reader in these pages, each of them as fair, fierce and fascinating—and as terribly dangerous and impossible to hold—as her companions.
Every one of these stunning visions is captured in ink-and-watercolor to best reveal the very life and likeness of the subjects in their full-blooded beauty. And, as is true of every release from Flesk Publications, the greatest care has been taken to achieve the highest reproduction quality of these muses—these dearest of William Stout’s INSPIRATIONS.
WAIT! There's MORE! The introduction to INSPIRATIONS details the entire artistic process of how Stout creates a picture in what he calls his Rackham/Dulac ink-and-watercolor style. Stout reveals techniques whose secrets have been lost for over 100 years!
The hardbound edition is limited to 500 copies, plus 150 Artist's Proofs. Exclusive to this edition is a bound in plate reproducing an unpublished illustration. Each copy is numbered and signed. ORDER SOON --- this will be the only hardcover edition of this book. The hardcover edition of its sequel, HALLUCINATIONS, sold out prior to publication.
INSPIRATIONS is due in November --- just in time for the holidays!