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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.

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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.

UR in January by AdHouse Books

Monday, 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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UR in December by AdHouse Books

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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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Notebook Drawings 2012-2014 in November from AdHouse Books

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Betcha didn’t expect THAT! Or didja?

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NOTEBOOK DRAWINGS 2012-2014 by Jim Rugg
Published by AdHouse Books

Notebook Drawings 2012-2014 is a follow-up to Notebook Drawings 2011-2102 catalog for the iam8bit art exhibition – Notebook Nerd.

This new collection of ballpoint pen notebook drawings features fan art, movies, pinups, cars, comics, animals, 3D, and more. A nostalgic trip for anyone that remembers the boredom of history class…

“A peek into Rugg’s notebook drawings reveals a loose aesthetic reminiscent of irreverent high school doodling, only ten times more awesome and sophisticated.” – Juxtapoz Magazine

details:
40 4C pages
8 ” x 10 ” Spiral Bound
$35 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-31-2
Shipping December 2014
AdHouse Books Exclusive Limited Edition (300)

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Street Angel in July from AdHouse Books

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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!

details:
176 PC pages
6 ” x 9 ” HC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-29-9
Shipping July 2014
Diamond Order Code: MAY14 0979

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(See details via the AdHouse page.)

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(Being put on the list does not guarantee purchase of said limited item.)

Youth Is Wasted in June from AdHouse Books

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Attention: Due to a distributor’s error, YOUTH IS WASTED will not be appearing within the April Previews catalog as it should have. However, we are still printing it on time and we need to get copies sold. So, if you can help spread the “virtual” word, we would appreciate it! You can still order from your local comic shop using the code below, or from any online source you might tend to use. Thank you.

Youth Is Wasted
by Noah Van Sciver.
Published by AdHouse Books

Youth Is Wasted collects several of Noah Van Sciver’s most outstanding short stories from his critically acclaimed, award nominated comic book series Blammo as well as various anthology submissions.

Noah’s previous work was Ignatz nominated and featured in Best American Comics 2011.

“…alternately absurd and absorbing. All told in Van Sciver’s vivid, expressive, neo-Crumb style.”
– The Onion A.V. Club

details:
112 1C pages
7″ x 10″ SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-27-5
Shipping June 2014
Diamond Order Code: FEB14 8208

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The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack in May from AdHouse Books

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack in May from AdHouse Books

The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack
by Jon Chadurjian.
Published by AdHouse Books

OH GEEZ! There is no one as unlucky in all of North Dakota as Bobo Backslack. All he wants to do is work hard at his job, get a girlfriend and make his mom proud, but it seems that all forces from the natural to the supernatural are poised against him. His miserable life is exquisitely detailed within these pages.

Details:
2C cover
184 1C pages
8″ x 8″ SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-28-2
Shipping May 2014
Diamond Order Code: MAR140803

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Operation Margarine in April from AdHouse Books

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Operation Margarine in April from AdHouse Books

Operation Margarine
by Katie Skelly.
Published by AdHouse Books

Trouble tuff girl Bon-Bon and rich girl runaway Margarine make a motorcycle escape from the mean streets of the city to the desolate roads of the desert, holding their own against the elements, biker gangs, and each other.

details:
104 1C pages
5.5″ x 7.5″ SC
$12.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-26-8
Shipping April 2014
Diamond Order Code: FEB140884

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Basewood in March from AdHouse Books

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Basewood in March from AdHouse Books

Basewood by Alec Longstreth.
Distributed by AdHouse Books

Basewood is the story of an amnesiac young man trying to remember his mysterious past. Along the way he meets an old hermit who lives in a treehouse with his loyal dog, a young woman who fights for what she believes and a giant wolf-dragon who threatens their survival.

Details:
4C cover
216 1C pages
9″ x 12″ SC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-0-9853004-7-0
Shipping March 2014
Diamond Order Code: JAN14 0835

For additional information, we suggest you head over to see a press page Alec has created.

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B+F in October from AdHouse Books

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

B+F in October from AdHouse Books

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B+F by Gregory Benton.
Co-published by AdHouse Books + Éditions çà et là

“B+F” is Gregory Benton’s MoCCA Award of Excellence-winning fable. It explores an otherworldly forest with a woman and a dog as they encounter its denizens, both benevolent and malicious. A wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation.

Chris Pitzer of AdHouse Books had the following to say:
“I consider this project magical and serendipitous. After taking a midnight bus from Richmond, VA to NYC for the 2013 MoCCA Art Fest, I just happened to be exhibiting across the aisle from Gregory. He and I had the fortune of working together back in Project: Telstar days, and I have always loved his comics. He had a preview of B+F for sale, and I was the first to purchase one that day. As the weekend progressed, he would eventually win the MoCCA Award of Excellence and I would point Serge ( of Éditions çà et là ) in his direction. The following week, we had all inked deals to make this co-publishing endeavor happen. I’ve never done this, and I’m excited to take this next step.”

details:
64 4C pages
10″ x 15″ HC
$24.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-25-1
Shipping October 2013
Diamond Order Code: AUG13 0919

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