Sunday, September 21, 2008

Smash That Kraut Sour!

I'm updating the blog shop to include the original 2004 English language Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher trade paperback, which was previously available at www.monkeysuit.com. Monkeysuit is officially shutting down, a sad day indeed. Without Monkeysuit Matt Peters and I probably would have never gotten Rex out there. But I'm hopeful the New York based anthology will make it's triumphant return someday.



The book is 132 pages glorious black and white throughout, published by Monkeysuit press in 2004.
Not very many remain of this edition, and it contains some material that will probably never be reprinted.

Here's what's inside:
"Countdown to Annihilation" The original Rex Steele story that was first published in the anthology Monkeysuit vol. 1 in 1999.



"In the Bosom of Terror" The second Rex Steele story first published in the anthology "The Bride of Monkeysuit" in 2000.
This is the story that was adapted for the animated short film by Alex Woo released in 2004.



"Operation Mother's Day" The Third Rex Steele story originally published in "Viva la Monkeysuit" in 2001.



Quite a rarity, "Menace of the Pinheaded Goons". This story is unique to this volume and has never been reprinted (and possibly never will). Written by Matt Peters, plotted by Matt and myself and illustrated by our very talented friend Stephen DeStefano. This is a faux vintage Rex story found in a fictional archive.



Also unique to this volume is an extensive collection of pin ups, other artists interpretations of Rex Steele. Some of the artists include Bill Wray, Kasu Kibuishi, Ricky Nierva, Mike Wieringo, Dice Tsutsumi, Enrico Casarosa, Jackson Publick, Dean Yeagle, Mark Andrews, Mo Willems and Ronnie del Carmen.



And lastly the volume ends with a section devoted to my sketches and developmental drawings which contains some drawings that are in the French volume and some that are not.



I am hoping to reprint the full color French edition (with it's two additional stories) in English eventually, but at the moment there is no guarantee.

Also, this book will ship from a different location than my pin up books, so I'm afraid combination orders with the other books on my blog will be impossible.

Thanks!

22 comments:

Bryan Wynia said...

this is great news. can't wait to get my copy!

Scotland Barnes said...

Got my copy from you at the Con. Thanks for the sketches Bill!

Roland said...

Excellent I was trying to find a copy of this. Looks great.

andreas said...

this looks really nice, are you able to say how much the shipping to germany will be?

bpresing said...

Hi Andreas,
I think to Germany it'll be like $13. I think pay pal can calculate the shipping before you commit to buying though.

andreas said...

oh sry, could have seen that myself =)

AAAAAAAAND the order is out!
of to a good start into the day!

Totoche Tannenen said...

Merde ! You should publish the next books directly in french.

Robogabo said...

I like your work!, it is so stylish
specially your female characters.

And the book looks great, gotta order it before it disappears.

evan said...

Got my copy back in the day. Loved it!

Adam Temple said...

I love the Rex Steele designs! And the, or Le Frou Frou is amazing!

StudioRisingStar said...

Cool now I can get a copy! I was great having lunch with you Bill a couple of weeks ago!

-Brandon/SRS

Mehdi Shiri said...

great works

Dave said...

Wha! I hope I can grab a copy! It looks fantastic!

EL GRANDE said...

I can't wait to see more.

Peace,
Joe y Elio

Tatevik Avakyan said...

Great designs!

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dribbs said...

Absolutely crackin' i'll be ordering a copy when I get back from me Hols

fer said...

bill lovhe the rex animation! fello from mexico, stay me tune on your works, you rock!

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