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Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Welcome back. Sorta. We had a nice little break from reality over the holiday.

(Taken on Third near Joan’s)

Our break of sorts did infect Casa de Ad with some infection or biohazard, though. So, I’ve been slowly trying to dig my way out of the hole of hacking and gobbing. But we thought there were enough things happening of late that we had to post here to make you all (our faithful readers!) aware of them.

First off: Kindling Reminder!
That’s the ubersweet James Jean show that’s happening up at the J. Levine Gallery. Opening is Saturday night, but we know that’s going to be all types of crowded. Show should be up until Feb. 7th me thinks. Be there or square! Speaking of JJ, just got noticed of an interview JJ did preceding the show. Checkitout.

Second off: And There You Are in Previews.
Our new next book And There You Are by Ronnie del Carmen is currently in Previews. Diamond Order Code: JAN093930. Preview to come once we get it! Ronnie’s blog, in case you didn’t know: Tirade. Updated with the PDF Preview ready for download!

Third off: Go look what C. Scott Morse has to say about the Ad!
Well, I jest. It’s a new interview with good ol’ Scott about his current and future projects. He’s got some cool things planned for 09!

Fourth off: Make Mine Sky!
As in Skyscrapers of course. Seems some peeps are finally getting around to digging what Josh has been cooking. Some out of libraries, which is great in our mind. We use to dig reading what comic books we could find in our local library, and back in my day, the pickings weren’t all that great! (You kids get off my yard!)

Fifth off: Get me drunk so I can talk crap!
I was originally planning on blogging a series of posts for the new year where I just let out all the negativity that’s been stirring inside my gut for the past year… but I guess I got cold feet. So, I thought I’d do the Mr. Phil promise of if you see me at a show, and you get me (semi) drunk, I’ll let it all pour. I have at least three things that have been bugging me for a while, and well, I bet some of you already know what they are. (How’s THAT for being cryptic!) That reminds me… I need to update the show list on the AdSite.

And on that happy finish… I guess I’ll end it for now. Yipee!

C @ the AB


Monday, December 8th, 2008

As in Ketch’nup.

Was it really almost 20 years ago that I convinced Matt Wagner to visit Shepherd College for a gallery/lecture? Yep. Look, we both had some hair back then! I posted some photos over at Flickr of the event. I don’t “think” I posted these before.

We decided to participate in the launching of Comixology’s app for the Iphone. Here’s a little story about it. I’m pretty sure the SKYSCRAPERS preview is one we haven’t shown anywhere else. I could be wrong though.

ADD gives some love to his favorite story of the year. My part of the picture? Just giving her a place to show her stuff.

You know who is a class act? James Jean. Nuffsaid.

That’s it for now. I’m off to get some coffee.. it’s freakin’ COLD today!


Friday, July 11th, 2008

Couple recent thoughts on designie stuff:

You see the new Charles and Ray Eames stamps? They’re wicked cool, and possibly my fave stamps of all time? (Not sure… I’m sure a vintage space stamp is my favorite stamp of all time.)

James Jean covers the new issue of Giant Robot (54) which hits your local comic shops this week. Nice cover, spread, interview, etc. James is designie.

Our pal J Chris Campbell has gone and designed a Colt 45 can. Heck, it’s a contest, so you should go vote for him!


And a last minute update: In celebration of 1 year anny of The Ride Home,  Joey Weiser is offering up some free sketches… “To celebrate The Ride Home‘s first birthday, I’m offering a gift to you! If you can send me some sort of proof that you’ve purchased a copy of The Ride Home between the dates of July 10th, 2008 and August 15th, 2008, I will send you an original TRH drawing, and charge you only enough to cover postage! That’s $2 for regular shipping, $5 for priority, and $10 international. If you are familiar with TRH, you may request specifics in the drawing, or I can make it a surprise! You can send copies of dated reciepts, shipping notices, photos of you at comic shops purchasing TRH, etc. to joey [at] tragic-planet [dot] com ! You have until August 15th, but why wait??”

JJ @ the GR

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Just stumbled upon these images of James Jean for an issue of Giant Robot magazine.

I guess I haven’t seen James since last Fall… almost a year. His hair is longer.

7 in 07

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

… or (6+1)

Yesterday the announcement for the 2008 Eisner nominees was released to the interweb.

For those not in the know, think Oscars for Comics.

We were flabbergasted to hear AdHouse took 7 (6+1) nominees for our work in 2007.  (I mean, yeah, it was our busiest year to date, but we didn’t think we’d get that many. ) The reason for so many?

Fred Chao received 4 nominations for his Johnny Hiro series. Here they are:

Best Single Issue or One-Shot: Johnny Hiro #1, by Fred Chao
Best New Series: Johnny Hiro, by Fred Chao (AdHouse)
Best Humor Publication: Johnny Hiro, by Fred Chao (AdHouse)
Best Writer/Artist—Humor: Fred Chao, Johnny Hiro (AdHouse)

We also received the following nominations as well:

Best Publication Design: Process Recess 2, designed by James Jean and Chris Pitzer (AdHouse)
Special Recognition: Jamie Tanner, The Aviary (writer/artist, AdHouse)

And we share a nomination with DC & Dark Horse in regards to:

Best Cover Artist: James Jean (Superior Showcase #2 & PR2)


So, yeah, we are tickled pink. But what about the rest of the list? Here’s what I noticed, and was glad to see:

Best Short Story – “Book,” by Yuichi Yokoyama, in New Engineering (PictureBox).

I just read this, and I must say it was a fantastic representation of what CAN be done with sequential art.

Best Publication for Teens – Laika, by Nick Abadzis (First Second).

Yah, Nick!

Best Anthology – 5, by Gabriel B�, Becky Cloonan, Fabio Moon, Vasilis Lolos, and Rafael Grampa (self-published)

Very cool to see this.. a SELF-PUBLISHED anthology that kicks major butt. Congrats!

Best Graphic Album New – Bookhunter, by Jason Shiga (Sparkplug Books)

Muchly deserved.

Best Archival Collection/Project Comic Books – I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! by Fletcher Hanks (Fantagraphics)

Probably my favorite book of last year? Maybe?

Best Publication Design – Complete Terry and the Pirates, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW)

Dean Mullaney is in the same category as team Jean/Pitzer! What the!


It’s also cool to hear that they’ll be doing online voting this year. So, by all means, if you can vote… do vote.

Congrast to ALL the nominees… especially the ones who I had a chance to work with last year. Good luck!

Jazzy JJ

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

One of the coolest interviews I’ve seen of late.


Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

I’m hearing rumours (& not the Fleetwood type!) that Process Recess 2 should be making its way to your better comic shops tomorrow, Thursday, the sixth of September, in this year of 2007.

Since I’m guessing a good many people have ordered their copies through Amazon, I would guess-timate another week or two before they should show up. As well, it looks like another week before I get my copies, but rest assured, once I do, they’ll be available on the purchase page. Purchase page… or purchase page.. wonderful, wonderful purchase page. (Wasn’t there a Bill Cosby PicturePage tune?)

And yep, you guessed it, the ultra-rare, premium, quite-the-investment, limited edition, print-included hardcover isn’t here yet as well. Oh.. and once I do receive them, it will take about a week to get them ready. Yep, even more handwork to make this book the best it can be. So, everyone who has emailed in and got placed on the list, no worries, you haven’t been missed.. it’s just that the email hasn’t been sent. Why? Because I don’t want to sell you something before I know we have it.

Anyways… go ye forth and looketh upon the PR2! It is a thing of beauty… and quite affordable. I’m so socialistic sometimes.. art for the masses and all that.