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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!

Happy Hiro Ending

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

First off, I’ll lead with my playing around with the new catalog earlier this week…

I don’t know if we REALLY need a catalog for our product. I might get asked for one around 5 times during the year? But I felt like I wanted to put a new one together given the amount of new projects we’ve been inking for 09 recently. So, I’ve reformatted it, and have started to print a few out to put in with our mail orders that we receive. If you want to download it, by golly, you can do so. (Also, thanks to JCC for the one typo of which he made me aware.)

Speaking of mail orders… I received an email today from Scott Davis who sent along his twitter feed in regards to his love of Johnny Hiro. The part I like the best:

“Finally, I visited Floating World Comics in Portland (which has late hours that conflicted with all previous attempts to shop there). As an afterthought, I inquired about Johnny Hiro, clarifying the spelling of H-I-R-O to make sure they would at least search by the right title…and they had all three issues!”

You see… he had been looking for JH all over the place, and no one seemed to have it. In PORTLAND of all places… (which I consider one of the TRUE comic cities.) So, same old story, but with a happy ending. Thanks Floating World… YOU ROCK!

And speaking of Floating, if you live near their store, be sure to swing by Nov. 6th for a special art show they have planned. I don’t know the full details, but I think it has something to do with the 5 group.

Oh.. and speaking of stores.. we NOW have Venice Chronicles in stock. If your local store doesn’t carry it, and you’d rather support us direct instead of through Amazon, by golly, feel free to purchase from us.

Double Oh.. Notes Over Yonder should be showing up at your LCS very soon.. if not already. Keep your eyes peeled!

That is.. if you have any $ left over after purchasing that swell tiger! Grrrr!


Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

This November finds Enrico Casarosa releasing a a travelogue in pencil, watercolor and varying shades of silliness… THE VENICE CHRONICLES.

Hardcover, 144 full-color pages, by Pixar artist Enrico Casarosa. Take a stroll through the side streets and canals of Venice in this colorful graphic novel, meeting at the intersection between Carnet De Voyage and Love Story.

4C cover
144 4C pages
6.25″ x 8.25″ HC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-0-9818455-0-0
Shipping November 2008
Diamond Order Code: SEP08 3685

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Enrico’s Blog

“On a good day a gifted storyteller can dip his brush between moments and find that place where pathos, comedy, and charm all dissolve into a unique pigment. I’ve met few artists that can control that pigment quite like Enrico” – Scott Morse, author of “Magic Pickle and “Tiger!Tiger!Tiger!”

“Enrico is an inspiration. I am in awe of his ability to capture his experiences — and his energy to do so, even after an intense workday of drawing storyboards for a living. He is a drawing madman! If Enrico and Superman got into a Sketchcrawl battle, I’d put my money on Enrico, no question.” – Pete Docter, director of “Monsters Inc”

“Enrico’s book, like Venice herself, is made with personality, good humor and beautiful art.” – Steve Purcell, author of “Sam and Max”

“Enrico’s wonderful chronicle of his expedition to Venice is a chronicle of Enrico himself; gentle, silly, and warm-hearted. His hat is cool too. Where can I get one?” – Bob Peterson, director at Pixar Animation Studios

“As it happens Enrico had been standing right there when the rest of his life collided with him. And like most fateful events it all seemed to be in slow motion. You can tease out each element from each other and hold it in place to observe. That is what he’s done for us here in the Venice Chronicles. His skills of capturing the immediate and essential are etched in living drawings. Drawings of a life finding its way, unexpected or yearned for, all leading to bring him to stand just in the right spot and–finally–at the right time for forever to happen. We should all be so lucky.” – Ronnie del Carmen, author of “Paper Biscuit”


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.