Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…
The Bob Peak drawing above is of Sylvester Stallone from Paradise Alley!
I discovered the piece as part of an advertisement for a new book of Bob Peak drawings being put together by Thomas Peak through Kickstarter. Here’s the book’s description…
“THE DRAWINGS OF BOB PEAK”. This new 160 page oversized soft cover book (14″ x 11″) curated collection of his best drawings is a comprehensive look into a rarely viewed side of Bob Peak with never before seen charcoal, graphite, art marker, pen, ink, pencil, and pastel drawings from the maestro himself. This oversized book will take on the look and feel of the actual artwork with drawings large enough to study and admire the mastery of the artist Bob Peak. A “Collectors Edition” of (100 copies only) is also available. Produced by Art Works Fine Art Publishing which also produced the original “The Art of Bob Peak” book, this new book will be of the same high quality that you expect and I require. I will produce nothing surrounding the legacy of my father Bob Peak that does not meet with the highest standards. I appreciate your support. You will NOT be disappointed.
I’ve backed the project and look forward to getting the book in my mitts. If this sounds like something you’d like, then jump on board!
David Morrell, Rambo and Sylvester Stallone fans get ready to be excited!
Gauntlet Press in collaboration with Borderlands Press have special editions of David Morrell’s Rambo trilogy set for publication starting in 2015.
Leading the way will be Morrell’s First Blood special edition which will feature…
…essays by David Morrell and by New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry as well as the never-before-published outline for the novel and the original first chapter.
As excited as I am for the special edition of First Blood, I am equally excited about the hardcover special edition treatment that David Morrell’s Rambo II and Rambo III novels will get. Anyone who has ever read them will understand.
For more information check out Gauntlet Press’ First Blood by David Morrell page.
That’s a partial look at a splash page from The Expendables comic adaptation which is due to hit comic shops this Wednesday. The great news is CBR.com has a five page preview of the comic available now!
There’s a nice little interview with Rambo creator, David Morrell over at Jonathan Maberry’s blog. Here are a couple of quotes:
First Blood has been constantly in print for 38 years.
It’s an odd experience to be associated with one of the five most identifiable characters in the world, along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter.
It’s pretty cool that Sly is associated with one of the five most identifiable characters in the world.
You can read the entire interview by clicking here.
F.I.S.T. by Joe Eszterhas
Edition shown: 2nd Printing, May 1978
Tagline: “The hammering novel of the making of a
union – and a man.”
Comments: Sly and Eszterhas had a falling out over the screenplay.
– Craig Zablo
The Official Rocky Scrapbook by Sylvester Stallone
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlop
Edition shown: 1st Printing, 1977
Tagline: “In his own words Sylvester Stallone tells the rags-to-riches story of how he wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay ROCKY and fought to play the title role.”
Comments: Hardback and Trade Paperback