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Screwed Up in August from AdHouse Books

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Screwed Up
by Konstantin Steshenko.
Published by AdHouse Books

You ever watch one of those cringe inducing marriage proposals on Youtube, the ones where the unlucky girl runs off angry with embarrassment and the clueless guy has no idea how it could have possibly gone wrong? And everyone is just watching, mortified? This is one of those stories. Jeremy is a constantly down on his luck guy who has the brilliant idea to propose to his ex at the place where they first met, a very public and busy subway platform in New York. Things do not go according to plan. And then things get horribly, horrifically worse.

4C cover
32 1C pages
7″x 5″ saddle stitched
$6.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-39-8
Shipping August 2017
Diamond Order Code: JUN17 1129

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Tarantula in June from AdHouse Books

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

by Alexis Ziritt & Fabian Rangel Jr. & Evelyn Rangel.
Published by AdHouse Books

Psychedelic pulp. Satanic noir. The story of three unusual agents of order trying to bring justice to a world on the brink of chaos. The pulp of yesterday retold through the lens of modern, over-the-top, psychedelic storytelling. The team that took the indie world by storm with SPACE RIDERS sets their sights on pulpy supernatural action/adventure!

96 4C pages
6″ x 9″ HC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-38-1
Shipping Fall 2016
Diamond Order Code: APR17 1182

“Love every single panel of every single page! So powerful and sexy!” — David Rubin

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Silver Sprocket in May from AdHouse Books

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Did you know that AdHouse Books will help sub-distribute other publishers through Diamond? It’s true! We picked up the practice from Alternative Comics way back in the day. It’s a pretty good deal for all involved. The only real hurdle is it has to “feel” like an AdHouse Book. Previous publications have included Basewood, Bumperboy, The Venice Chronicles… you get the idea. Anyway, we’re proud to announce a new partnership with Silver Sprocket. We hope you’ll give them a try.


Your Black Friend
by Ben Passmore.
Published by Silver Sprocket.
Distributed by AdHouse Books.

Ben Passmore’s necessary contribution to the dialogue around race in the United States, Your Black Friend is an open letter from your black friend to you about race, racism, friendship and alienation.

“Required reading for white people, especially if we hope to be useful allies and decent friends.” –

“It’s entertaining and comical and heartbreaking, everything an eye-opening experience should be.” –

4C cover
12 FC pages
5.5 ” x 8.5 ” saddle stitched
$5.00 US funds
ISBN 978-1-9455090-3-2
Shipping May 2017
Diamond Order Code: MAR17 1235

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Please Destroy My Enemies
by Michael Sweater.
Published by Silver Sprocket.
Distributed by AdHouse Books.

Witty and irreverent funny comics by Michael Sweater, a skater, tagger, tattoo artist, and punk rocker raised on Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side and Foxtrot. Please Destroy My Enemies is Sweater’s latest collection of cute, fun, and disturbing comics, all too relatable and gut wrenchingly hilarious.

4C cover
64 1C pages
6″ x 6″ SC
$6.99 US funds
ISBN 978-1-9455090-1-8
Shipping May 2017
Diamond Order Code: MAR17 1234

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New Limited Edition AdHouse T-Shirt!

Friday, October 21st, 2016

I’ve been thinking about a new AdHouse T for a while. Those keen of following recall I had a “baseball script” design I was sharing at the beginning of the year. Hell, it might have been last year. Anyway… after talking with Dustin Harbin at CXC, I came to conclusion that a new House shirt would probably be better received.


Update: I can’t imagine I’m going to see a HUGE amount of orders at the end of the month, so I’m going to adjust the cut off date from November 25th to November 11th at 11am. Let’s get this party started! There is the quick, and the hungry! What, me worry?!?

So, what we’re doing is offering a window for pre-orders. From now until November 25th, 2016, you can order your very own Next Level Tri-Blend (Sooo Softtt…) Vintage Navy T with our new House imprinted using Sky Blue ink.

Why the pre-order? The last time I did T designs I ended up with a helluva lot of weird sizes that I carted around forever… and eventually donated to Goodwill!

Also, I really don’t like those T designs that cost an arm & a leg. So, I’m trying to keep these as low as possible. $15 plus shipping. (Heck, to make it an even better deal, if you want me to hold your shirt until I see you in person, we can make that happen, and I’ll refund your shipping costs. Just tell me so in the comments section of your paypal transaction. Also, when placing your order, please confirm your paypal shipping address is correct, or will be in December, and that your correct size is chosen. Thanks!)

I had originally thought about doing these next year to help celebrate our 15th anniversary. But with Spring possibly being busy with Tarantula, I thought it best to get these out there now. As such, the plan is to place the order at the end of November… 10 days for production… and mail in time for X-mas. Ho.Ho.Ho.

You can pre-order your 2016 AdHouse T-Shirt right here.

Cue the cropped models…


Talk Dirty to Me in May from AdHouse Books

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Talk Dirty to Me by Luke Howard.
Published by AdHouse Books

Growing up it felt like she was meant to be ashamed of her sexuality. Girls aren’t supposed to want those things, right? With grand visions of sexual empowerment, Emma decides to try being an operator for a sex hotline. But there’s a gaping wound between those visions and reality.

128 2C pages
6 ” x 8.5 ” SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-37-4
Shipping May 2016
Diamond Order Code: MAR16 0970

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Gigant in September from AdHouse Books

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Gigant in September from AdHouse Books

Gigant by Rune Ryberg.
Published by AdHouse Books

Gigant is a color-saturated, action-packed fantasy-comedy from Danish creator Rune Ryberg. The hero (Gigant) is thrown into a bizarre journey within another dimension in an attempt to rescue his girlfriend who has been swallowed by a thousand-eyed monster.

80 4C pages
6″ x 9″ SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-36-7
Shipping September 2015
Diamond Order Code: JUL15 0862

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Pope Hats #4 in June from AdHouse Books

Monday, March 23rd, 2015


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!

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

Monday, 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.

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

Tuesday, 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.

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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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

Friday, 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.


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.


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.


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