Video Trailer + Event: Out of the Dark by Wesley W. Bates

There’s nothing more satisfying than finally being able to celebrate the publication of a long-awaited book. Sometimes we work on books for months or even years before we can share the finished product with the world. And gosh, does it feel good to finally see the fruits of our labour in print! One such book that took a while to germinate is Out of the Dark by Wesley W. Bates.

Why You Want This Book

This book of gorgeously detailed wood engravings provides a retrospective of some of the artist’s work over the last several years. It also features amusing and information-filled anecdotes about each image, providing context and offering a glimpse into the artistic process. Plus, it is printed on Zephyr Antique Laid paper with Smyth-sewn bindings and hand-tipped endpapers, making it an excellent artisanal gift for yourself or the book lover in your life.

Watch the Video Trailer

Get a sense of the book, and catch a glimpse of the artist’s studio in this video teaser trailer:

Attend the Open Studio Event

Still want a closer look at the studio, and maybe more information about Wesley’s artistic process? Have no fear—there’s an upcoming opportunity to do just that.

You’re invited to attend an open studio this November! Art lovers and book arts enthusiasts alike will enjoy demos and refreshments in celebration of Out of the Dark.

Wesley W. Bates Open Studio
Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
15 Elora St. N., Clifford, ON

We hope you’re able to come on out one of those days and learn a bit more about this fascinating art form.


Many thanks to Jenni Welsh for putting together this fabulous book trailer. We hope it has whetted some of your appetites to come out to the event if you’re in the neighbourhood!



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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.