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For those about to rock…

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I mean, for those who don’t get our fancy-dancy emails…

(That would NOT include Mr. Fancy Hat Campbell… since he often comments back after receiving them!)

But I digress…

Just wanted to throw some links/etc. at you that were in the last email:

Lamar (REMAKE) Abrams does the talking with Chris Arrant over at the Newsie.

Good ol’ Tucker Stone waxes poetic on AdHouse and Remake.

Canadians (and anyone really) should visit TCAF. I’ll be there along with Joshua W. Cotter. Also, if you can’t get across the border, you should visit MECAF. (It’s all about the babymoos.)

Here’s a Broken Frontier review of AND THERE YOU ARE by Ronnie del Carmen.

Did you see the unveiling of the Mesmo Figs? Congrats R!

Terry Hong gives good ol’ JOHNNY HIRO some praise over at the BookDragon.

The PW talks to C. Scott Morse about the next Ancient book and other things!

Mal digs the Remake, and we thanks him for it!

Hey Mesmo Fans…

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Wanna see something cool?

More info. Tee hee hee…

And I’m told that the new shipment from Brazil to Diamond and myself should be going out any day now.

In other news:

Here’s an interview Mike Dawson did with Tim O’Shea over at the Robot6. It gives you a feel for what is in the new ACE-FACE book. The Diamond Previews drops tomorrow that include AF.

And J. Caleb did a nice write up the other day about Johnny Hiro.

More to come…

No. I know!

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

Congrats Related

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Comic Related

Congrats on the new site design, and THANKS for talking up the Mesmo!

Oh.. and in other Mesmo related, thanks to Tom for reminding me about this uber sweet review for the serious comic book reader.

A Tiger in Every Tank

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Or on every shelf.

I “think” TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! hits your LCS today. At least I saw one post that said it should be out there. If not, we have placed both it and NOTES OVER YONDER in the AdShop. And as always, you could bug Mr. Morse about getting a copy too.

Speaking of NOTES, our comical reporter Spurg gave it a review last night: “This is my favorite of the Scott Morse books to date…”

Haven’t really heard how the Mesmo party went, but it looks packed! Remember that Desert Island does those cool prints, and that they have one by Rafael, if you are so inclined. Oh.. and having been nudged by Chuck Moore over at Comic Related, I looked into when Diamond got their copies of Mesmo. Based on that info, I’m guessing your LCS should have copies today or next Wednesday. If you have an LCS that wouldn’t order such a book, you can always order from us, or heck, we even saw InStockTrades was selling them on ebay.

In other news.. can you believe I still have books from HeroesCon that I haven’t read? Tis’ true. I’ll get to them eventually. That said, I did read some of my MagComics over the last few days. MagComics are those magazine sized comics. An oddity, but much loved none the less. The two I read were PUG DAVIS and SWORD.

PUG is one of those great discoveries that is right out of left field. And by that, I mean it comes along fully formed and makes you wonder “Where the heck did THIS come from?”. There’s only been a few comics that have ever done that to me, and THB was one of them. So, just to say that PUG is goooooood. While not “perfect” as my first exposure to Sugar’s work, I’m still quite impressed. Heck, you can even ready the whole thing at the link above, if you want. Art for the masses!!!

SWORD gets a mention because we love the One Percenters. Heck, I feel  like they’ve been around as long as we have, and they have to be half my age. Sword is their first anthology (what took you so long!) and it’s a very nice mix of talented peoples. I don’t know why, but I feel they’re all drinking from the same well. Maybe that’s a good editor, or maybe they’re all going to CCS. I don’t know. Anyway, they make great comics, and you should check this one out if/when you can.

What else?

This weekend is the big RichCon. They say it’s the largest show in Virginia. And I believe them… (for now.) Heh. Is that a bit of foreshadowing there? Could be. But anyway, I won’t be exhibiting this time out, but I do plan to stop by and say some “Hi”s and see if anyone is interested in some books. If you’re in the area, you should, too.

And how come I always remember stuff to post about after I post? Must be a Murphy’s Blog Law or something. Anyway, if you haven’t checked Alan’s War yet, you should enter the contest to win it.  When I get around to doing my best of 2008 write up, it will be on there. And I won’t have that many best uvs, so that should be saying SOMETHING! heh. I’m just too funny sometimes.

That & This

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

With four books coming out within a period of four months, we’re bound to keep posting stuff about them.

Wizard does a nice spread on Mesmo Delivery (shown above). Haven’t seen a copy to read. I borrowed this one from R’s blog. Don’t forget to head out and meet the man at Desert Island this Friday in Brooklyn. Actually, I just found a link to the article via DD, so go check it out.

Also, just released is the talk that Chris Arrant has with Rafael over at Newsarama.

Tim O’Shea talks it up with Enrico. As I’ve mentioned before, Tim was the first interview with AdHouse that I can recall. Here’s a snippet:

O’Shea: In your bio at your blog, it says “Forever stuck between the gravitational pulls of Italy (his home country) and Japan (a cultural passion).” The pull of Italy makes sense, but I was curious what attracted you to Japan in a cultural passion sense?

Casarosa: Well I attribute my passion for Japan to all the Japanese cartoons most Italians of my generation watched growing up. I don’t know why but 95% of all japanese animation produced in the late 70s and early 80s made it to Italian TV. We grew up immersed in it. I could name you more than thirty different series that we all loved and followed through out our childhood and adolescence and so can most Italians of my generation.

Forgot to mention this Venice review from Andrew Wheeler over at ComicMix. (HT to DD)

Behind the scenes: I’ve been making some headway into prepping for next year. Lots of talk back and forth with creators about specs, design, thoughts. It’s fun. Heck… it looks like we might even do a FCBD comic again. Stay tuned for the detes!

And… not that I have to tell most people to go buy James Jean stuff, but I’m reminded that his Fables Cover Collection comes out tomorrow. I got to help James prep this baby for the printer, and it’s one helluva book. I’m glad that he finally got this out there, and hope that he’s happy with it. For those in the LA area, he’s doing a signing tomorrow at Golden Apple.

Out and About

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Whenever I hear/think “out and about” I always hear/think it as if a Canadian would say it. Specifically, Julie Cooper.

Hope Julie and Dave are doing well. I’m sure they are. Anwyays…

In reference to the “Out and About”, I just wanted to post some AdHappenings that are going ons.

– Yesterday in Portland, the “5” show opened. So, if you’re around that area, go check it out.

–  Next Friday in Brooklyn will be the Mesmo Delivery party at Desert Island. Recently added Ivan Brandon will be on the scene, as I’m sure other friends of R.

–  Check out this swell interview with Enrico about his Venice Chronicles. Nice to get some of the behind the scenes thoughts.

– Now, I think it was either this week or next that Notes Over Yonder hits your LCS. Go check it out, if you can.

That’s all I got at the moment. Latertaters!

Save the Mesmo Date: 11/14 @ Desert Island

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Rafael Grampá visits Desert Island in Brooklyn, NY on 11/14/08 to celebrate his Mesmo Delivery!

Now, I haven’t been to Desert Island yet, but boy, does it look like one cool store. First off, they use to be in a bakery? What the?!? Second off, Check out one of the way cool window displays they had at one time:

And yeah, I could be posting this closer to the event, and it might get blogged about other places, and such, but really, I’m a planner. And if Rafael was coming to Brooklyn all the way from Brazil, and I found out about it the day after the event… I’d be pissed.

So, mark your calendars! If I had to guess, I’m going to say that Mesmo might not be through the Diamond system by 11/14… but who knows. They’re coming all the way from Brazil, afterall. So, if you’ve been hearing all the cool things about this comic, but haven’t seen it yet, by golly, come on out for this event!

Also, the DI has plans to produce one of those cool prints that they like to do, so you should checkeecheckee. Something like this one that Rafael did for his Sao Paulo shindig:


Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

This November finds Rafael Grampá releasing his full color debut sequential work… MESMO DELIVERY.

The story is one of mystery and action, as Rufo, an ex boxer, must deliver the goods while promising to NEVER open or inspect his cargo. Mayhem ensues as the precious cargo becomes the goal of others. Wizard calls it Convoy meets The Twilight Zone.

Rafael Grampá is the Eisner award-winning (5 Anthology) illustrator and comic creator from Brazil. Here are a few things people are saying about MESMO:

“ANNNND Grampa’s MESMO DELIVERY is maybe the best single comic I’ve read since McCarthy’s SOLO” – Matt Fraction

” Rafael Grampa’s MESMO DELIVERY is a tone poem of violence and horror, beautifully drawn. Buy it.” – Kevin Church

“Exquisitely written and drawn in a highly detailed unique style with a sophisticated but appropriately simplistic color approach. I loved this. Track it down. You won’t be disappointed.” – JH Williams III

“Bloody, violent, filthy and beautiful, this is the kind of story Quentin Tarantino wants to tell you when he’s not feeling sheepish.” – Patrick Godfrey, Brick Weekly

“Visually he may be the most accomplished new cartoonist of the past two or three years. Best of all, he’s no slouch as a storyteller, either.” – Sean Collins, All Too Flat

2C cover
56 4C pages
7″ x 10″ SC
$12.50 US funds
ISBN 978-8-5600180-3-1
Shipping November 2008
Diamond Order Code: SEP08 3684

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Rafael’s blog

You can preorder this project through Diamond’s September Previews catalog, which can be found in your local comic shop on 8/27/08. AdHouse items may also be available via Last Gasp. We suggest you support your local comic shop or Last Gasp, but if you go the Amazon route, here’s a link.