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Go Vote! (Eisners, that is!)

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

For the Eisners! Voting Closes June 13, 2008! That’s this Friday!

You can vote online this year, which makes the whole process OH SO EASY!

Seriously, you can do the whole thing in less than five minutes. And, YOUR voice will be heard.

And, if you like any of the nominations we received this year, by golly, we’d appreciate your vote. (Fred, Jamie and James will be on hand at the event, so you know they’ll wax a wee poetic!)

Here’s what we received:

Fred Chao and his Johnny Hiro:
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, this is your friendly reminder.

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)

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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!

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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!

EoY: Shout it outs loud!

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

End of year!

And with that, here’s a few good ol’ shout outs from peeps who have dug the Ad.

Matt @ Drawn picks PR2 as one of his favorite art books and then remembers PulpHope in the comments. Trivialfactoid: The Laura Park mini image was borrowed from one of my reviews!

Kevin at the Beau says nice things about JOHNNY HIRO (his top 10 of the year) (#38) & SKYSCRAPERS (#64) in one of his posts and then remembers the AVIARY in another.

If you come across any mentions, by golly, let us know!

Our off the top-of-our-head/looking-at-other-lists end of year list is…

favorite new blog: Book By Its Cover

favorite mainstream book: Laika

favorite non-mainstream book: Powr Mastrs

favorite collection: the Fletcher Hanks book. 

favorite mini (tough call): But this was one of them.

favorite creator on the verge of breakout: Dharbin

I guess that’ll do… Happynewsyears to y’all.

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

The Aviary appears in stores today.

The Aviary

That is all.

Aviary Sited

Friday, May 25th, 2007

In honor of his forthcoming book from AdHouse, Jamie Tanner has created a website for the book. You can check it out at aviarybook.com

The Aviary

Here’s a little about the book:

Enter the strange world of the Quiet Bird-Man; a world of mysterious corporations, foul-mouthed robots, drunken ghosts, amputee comedians, wealthy simian pornographers and canine scientists; a world of disasters, murders and masquerade balls. Jamie Tanner has been slowly weaving this dreamlike and darkly funny tale in various anthologies and mini-comics for the past several years. Now the whole scope that is THE AVIARY is available in a lush 312-page collection.

“I don’t think you’ve seen anything quite like this before…
I have no idea where Jamie’s coming from, but I like where he’s going.”
— Evan Dorkin