Sunday, September 22, 2013

"Majicks" Vol. 1 - On Its Way

Not too much to report this week in terms of specific developments, other than to say that the inventory of books is aboard ship and underway from the factory in China to the Port of Los Angeles.

Hopefully the ship won't have to tangle with a giant octopus...!

Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks Vol. 1 includes a chapter on those George Pal Puppetoons® that Ray worked on. Coincidentally, a Blu-ray release of a restored edition of The Puppetoon® Movie is scheduled for late October. This edition will include several more Puppetoons® than the original release back in 1987, and this edition is limited to a pressing of 3,000 copies. We're not connected to this project, but since this film is of interest to stop motion fans, I thought I'd include here a convenient link for placing a pre-order at The Puppetoon Movie Blu-Ray

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Majicks Vol. 1 Packed Up and On Its Way!

Ray Harryahusen - Master of the Majicks Vol. 1 has started its journey from the factory in China to the Port of Los Angeles. Estimated time of arrival is the first week in October. At that point, the shipment will go through Customs (3 days to a week, depending on volume of imports at that time), transport to a holding warehouse, and finally be trucked to my offices for packing and shipping customer orders.

We're gettin' there!

Below are two photos of the shipment at the warehouse in preparation for loading onto the ship. Shown are two of three pallets of boxes. There are 8 books to a box for a total of 1,000 copies.

Reminder-- We're now down to about 10 copies left of the print run, so there's still just a little time left for that last-minute order.


All for now,
Ernest Farino

If you have questions, please

Be sure to check back to this Blog every Sunday for the latest updates.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's Done! Ray Harryhausen "Majicks" is finished printing!

Production Update:

I have received the first advance copy of the final book; i.e., not a proof, but the first actualfinished book "hot off the presses." I'm pleased to say that everything is fine-- no printing errors or problems, and it looks pretty darn good.

Scroll down for some snapshots of the finished book.

You can also go to our website for a trailer, slide show, and gallery of layouts.
Click here:

The complete inventory of 1,000 copies has now been boxed and crated at the factory in China and this coming week will be loaded into a container and placed aboard ship. It will take a couple of weeks to make that journey to the Port of Los Angeles, and then go through Customs (which, based on past experience, can take from 3 days to 10 days, depending on the volume of imports at the port at any given time). Inland trucking to my warehouse is next, and finally packing and shipping individual customer copies. If all goes well, your order should be in the mail to you in the first week of October.

I will post regular updates every Sunday morning on this blog, rather than continue to send out e-mail Newsletters. So be sure to bookmark that page for easy access every Sunday.


Last Call!

To everyone who has ordered Volume 1 already-- Thank You!
Your orders are locked in and safe and sound.

However, we now have fewer than 30 copies left of our Limited Edition print run.
So if you (or anyone you know) hasn't ordered yet, Order Now!

Click the green button to order:
Orders can be made using any major credit card, or PayPal. Please be assured that
our website and shopping cart are both completely secure with 128-bit SSL encryption.
Payment details come directly to me only and are not stored online in the interests of security. 

You can also download and print out an order form from our Ordering
page if you prefer placing an order by mail using check or money order.

New Feature:
If paying by PayPal, you can select PayPal's "Bill Me Later"
feature, which allows you to pay for your purchase of $99+
over a period of 6 months.

More information is available on
our website and ordering page.


Bookstores & Dealers
Can also order from our website at
Vol. 1 Wholesale Orders 

Don't miss out -- Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 of Majicks are sold out and command
prices ranging from $350.00 to $750.00 a copy and up on eBay and Amazon.
The limited edition 
of Volume 1 will very likely become a collector's item, too.

Thanks again for everyone's support, enthusiastic feedback, and continued patience.
-------Ernest Farino, Publisher  


Here are a few snapshots of the actual advance copy of the finished book: