CCS Visit

April 27th, 2015

Per my last post, I had the opportunity to visit the Center for Cartoon Studies back on April 16th… aka Industry Day.

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This had been a goal/hope of mine for a while, since I had heard wonderful stories from friends who had visited. The trip did not disappoint. Here’s the flickr album, if you are so inclined.

One of the purposes of the trip is to give students the chance to meet with someone within the industry. A portfolio review of sorts. Not sure if it will do any good, but I thought I’d blog-link to everyone who met with me. So, here they are:

Kane Lynch

John Carvajal

Joe Davidson

Tillie Walden

Reilly Hadden

Stephanie Zuppo

Jonathan Rotsztain

Rebecca Roher

Iona Fox

Sam Bair (Couldn’t find a web page, just a sample shown)

James Lunt (Couldn’t find a web page or a sample)

Also, during the Industry Day panel, we talked a little bit about Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf. Specifically, my telling the students about a wonderful interview I read with Ed and how he broke down his production process for his comics. I met Ed a few days later at LineworkNW, and he offered to send me a PDF of that process. So, here you go.

All-in-all, a wonderful trip. If you have a chance to visit, you should.

MoCCA / CCS / Linework NW

April 6th, 2015

I realize that by the time this is being read, Spring will have sprung. At least in regards to comic convention/festival season.

So, just a heads up on our plans in the coming weeks…

MoCCA Art Fest: Due to a schedule conflict, and other details, we will NOT be exhibiting at the MoCCA Art Fest this year. That said, Sophie Goldstein will be there debuting The Oven at table 352 Third Floor (Yellow Zone). So, please stop by to tell her how wonderful the book looks, because it really does. Other AdPeeps, like Gregory Benton will be there, so again, please look them up if you can.

CCS: I don’t know what changed up at CCS, but instead of their Industry Day happening in March, it is in April this year. What does that mean for AdHouse? Well, we’ll be attending for the first time EVER. So, looking forward to it. CCS has been creating some of the best cartoonists around, so I’m sure I’ll see some grand portfolios.

Linework NW: Since I was already going to be traveling for CCS, I decided to keep the party going. I’ll be attending my first  Linework NW festival. And, I haven’t been to Portland in around 25 years. I’ve seen some of the talent heading to the show, and wow… it looks to be a fantastic time.

After we get back, TCAF and Awesome Con are within our sites… so stay tuned.

Pope Hats #4 in June from AdHouse Books

March 23rd, 2015

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Pope Hats #4 by Ethan Rilly.
Published by AdHouse Books

A special full-color issue of Rilly’s moody and meditative short stories. Follow the troubled parents of “The Nest,” the forceful artist of “Stained Glass,” and loneliness in a scorched-earth colony in “The Hollow”–plus an actual letters page and more! Rilly’s Frances-and-Vickie story will return in the next issue. For now, grab this bold new work in the series that received the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic and Doug Wright Spotlight Award. Yah!

Details:
4C cover
32 4C pages
8 ” x 10.875 ” saddle stitched
$7.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-35-0
Shipping June 2015
Diamond Order Code: APR15 0977

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Russian Olive To Red King in May from AdHouse Books

February 23rd, 2015

Russian Olive To Red King by Kathryn Immonen & Stuart Immonen.
Published by AdHouse Books

When your lover may be dead, how long can you hold on to what remains? To whatever is left of you? A plane crash, a package, her dog, her voice. A notebook, his writer’s block, and heat-distorted summer memories of a search for Jumbo the Elephant and an absent father.

details:
176 4C pages
7” x 10.5” HC
$24.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-34-3
Shipping May 2015
Diamond Order Code: MAR15 0857

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The Oven in April by AdHouse Books

January 27th, 2015

The Oven by Sophie Goldstein.
Published by AdHouse Books

Ozone depletion and dwindling resources have driven the human race into domed cities where population controls are strictly enforced. When a young couple goes looking for an anti-government paradise in the desert they may have found more than they bargained for.

details:
80 2C pages
5.5″ x 7.5″ SC
$12.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-33-6
Shipping April 2015
Diamond Order Code: FEB15 0903

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Update:
I forgot I wanted to post these thumbnails to show cover process. I love stuff like this. I hope you do as well!

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Street Angel Redux

November 21st, 2014

I like Jim Rugg. I like the comics that Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca produce. So, when it came time to bring Street Angel back to print earlier this year, I thought it was a chance to create the edition we would all want.

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My first big question that had to be answered was how many to print. I mean, the comics had been out there, two printings of the SLG edition had been out there. It’s a great unknown. At least for me. So, you get the quotes, you take a guess, and you press the button. We ended up doing 2k. And with SA roughly coming out in July, that amount has lasted 6 months.

Based on the above adoration, I felt it was necessary to do a second printing. (I consider some AdHouse titles to be the “canon” for us. Skyscrapers, Duncan, Afrodisiac… books that are good enough that they should always, hopefully, be in print.) I reached out to the creative team, and while they were interested in reprinting, they wanted to “spitball” some changes.

It should be printed on pink paper.

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Now, for me, this was funny. Why? Because as near as I could tell, that idea came from Tom Scioli while he and Jim were driving to HeroesCon. If you follow Tom, you’ll understand his suggestion. (When he makes print editions of his online comics, he prints them on flourescent paper. To him, the brightness of the paper emulates the computer screen.) And while I dug the idea, I struggled with the concept. Every time I have reprinted in the past, it was essentially just that… a reprinting. To drastically change a title meant it would be a New Edition. I was confused.

I reached out to people who I respect in the industry, and their responses varied from “YES! You should do it!” to “No way. As a publisher, you need to nip this in the bud.” (OK, I might have paraphrased that a bit.)

As you can guess, I came around to the team’s decision to change it up. Why? Because we can. We should always be striving to make the best work possible.

Look for the Street Angel New Edition to arrive sometime in the new year… printed in all it’s pink & purple glory. It’s in the December Diamond Previews (shipping in February)… Order number DEC14 1024.

The remaining BW versions will probably be gone, or close to gone by the time you read this. We still have a few of the Limited Slipcase Editions, if that tickles your fancy.

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Street Angel by Brian Maruca & Jim Rugg.
Published by AdHouse Books

Harry Potter, Bruce Wayne, Annie, and Oliver Twist can go #&©% themselves! There’s a new orphan in town.

Homeless teenager, Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez cuts school and uses her skateboard and kung-fu action to fight ninja gangbangers, mad scientists, cops, time-traveling pirates, J-horror cliches, an evil version of her future self, ancient gods, rednecks, hunger…

Funny, violent, irreverent – everything you love in comic books (except sex). The creators of Afrodisiac present the Princess of Poverty — Street Angel!

2nd edtion details:
176 PC (pink & purple) pages
6 ” x 9 ” HC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-32-9
Shipping January 2015
Diamond Order Code: DEC14 1024

Notebook Drawings 2012-2014 on Sale

November 10th, 2014

Just wanted to let you all know that we are now selling Notebook Drawings 2012-2014.

As a bonus, early purchasers will receive a signed edition. We had a few extra at CAB, so Jim was gracious enough to sign them. (There’s no promise you’ll get one. First come, first served… until they’re gone.)

We realize our shipping options might be a bit wacky, so if you are being charged an insane amount (ex. multiple copies) we will refund the difference. Also, I’m sorry, but shipping to other countries IS expensive. More than likely the cost you see is what I pay. If it’s less, I’ll refund the difference.

(Also… just to keep the sales “in control”, I tend to put them up in lots of a certain amount. If the inventory is 0, wait a day, and there will be more. Thanks!)

Otherwise, here’s some pics:

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AdHouse returns to CAB

November 3rd, 2014

Hey y’all.

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Just a note to let you konw we’ll be celebrating the Cartoonists Artists Brooklyn event this November 11th in… Brooklyn!

Hope you all can make it out. It’s a fun show. We’ll have Jim Rugg at our table, debuting his 2nd Notebook Drawings Book.

You can find us at table U15. Yes, someone has put Baby in the corner.

And look for AdPals Katie Skelly at D35 and Gregory Benton at U32.

For those quick of purchase, we’ll have a few copies of Eric Haven’s UR at the table, too.

Love,

AdHouse Books.

UR in January by AdHouse Books

October 27th, 2014

Those keen of blog posts will recall that we actually previously posted that UR would be a December book.

Well, it was, and then it accidentally got left out of that Previews catalog, so we thought we’d just come back and share the same info again.

UR… it’s TWICE as NICE! Or something.

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UR by Eric Haven.
Published by AdHouse Books

UR is a collection of work that has appeared in various comic anthologies. Dark, absurdist, and deadpan, these stories reflect the apocalyptic undercurrent of the modern era. Also included is Haven’s long-running comic strip “Race Murdock” which appeared in The Believer magazine.

details:
48 FC pages
6 ” x 9 ” SC w/ DJ
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-30-5
Shipping December 2014
Diamond Order Code: AUG148288

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AdHouse Goes APE

September 24th, 2014

Damn I’m witty. (See above)

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Yes, you read that correctly. We are returning to the left coast to help celebrate the alternativeness that is the Alternative Press Expo.

If you come to the show, and you find us, you will find:

Eric Haven SELLabrating the release of UR.

Jim Rugg SELLabrating Street Angel, Supermag & Afrodisiac, to name a few.

Me SELLabrating life and stuff.

We’re at table 809. Hope you can make it.

*AND if you want any AdStuff from us at the show, it’s best to get their early, as we are NOT shipping a lot.
(photo by Monsier Geophrey Mason, Esquire.)