The Deluxe Edition of The Illustrated History of Don Post Studios by Lee Lambert is now in the hands of our printer. We wrapped yesterday and celebrated with an evening at the Hollywood Bowl where Dudamel conducted Tchaikovsky and fireworks lit up the sky.
Back to the book. When we first released it last September, we were hopeful that it would be received well. Little did we know that there would be such demand. We sold out 20 minutes within the opening of Mask Fest and two months later we sold out of the first printing. We hedged our bet with a small run of 500 copies. But the reception was encouraging enough that we had to consider a second printing. Yet, we did not want to just reprint the book. We wanted to offer more value and give fans something different, something worth a second look. So we supersized the book to a 9″ x 12″ hardcover – the original was 8.5″ x 11″ softcover – and added 100 additional pages of never-before-published photos.
Oh, and we are offering a limited special collector latex mask relief slipcase. The slipcase is being sculpted by Greg Duffy and will be produced by Greg’s company, Creature Revenge Studios. This special slipcase edition will only be available for pickup at DON-CON in November. Both standard hardcover and collector slipcase edition are now available for pre-oder, although the slipcase will only be available while supplies last. Pre-orders will come with one free admission per order to DON-CON.