Archive for the ‘Ace-Face’ Category


Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Peoples keep talking about the AdBooks:

Geekvs.Geek on the Hiro: “Sound silly? Or absurd? Sure. You bet. There’s plenty of absurdity and silliness going around in Johnny Hiro. But there’s also a lot of real things going on.”

The WP on Remake: “A good one, I think.”

Chris Mautner on the trifecta:  “The indie/alt-comix crowd can tend to dismiss the superhero genre, but it can be a solid jumping off point for exploring thematic alleys and byways that more traditional cape and tights publishers wouldn’t even consider. Three recent books from AdHouse — Remake, Ace-Face and Johnny Hiro — all use superheroes, or heroism at any rate, as their starting point but each end up with their own unique take on the subject matter.”

NPR on The Greatest American Hiro: “Chao revels in the mix of the larger-than-life and the precisely life-sized: that giant lizard wrecks the wall of Johnny’s apartment, leaving him with a whopping repair bill.”

Out and About

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The wife (VP) and I headed out last Friday for my birthday and then to take in First Fridays, which is the local art scene thing. It was insane. Soooo many people were out. My interest was with the THANKY gallery and their Ron Rege show.

It is a really great show with TONS of different type of art. Ron did some music which was pretty cool, and even had some of us contribute. More shots on our Flickr feed.

Oh.. and FCBD came and went and seems to have been a pretty good success with most retailers. Here’s our peeps take on the event with Lamar and Vito.

Vito actually sent me a comment someone made to Rachel/Ronnie on her site, which I can’t seem to find. I’ll go ahead and paste it here, since I think it’s pretty cool. (If the author wants me to take it down, just shoot me an email.)

“It totally made my day meeting you and getting your autograph at Jim
Haley’s. The more I think back the better the idea was. Just before
that, me and some of my other comic buddies where sitting in the park
reading the free issue and we all were passing it back and forth
amazed at how good it was. It was like reading an Archie comic that
was actually interesting. I usually stick with my Iron mans and Hulks
but this was just shocking how I was able to read this all the way
through. I just amazing how I actually found myself caring for what
was going to happen. It felt so real, like I totally lived through
this I know what this is about. It just blew me away. I went back to
reading the new Green Lantern and it just didn’t feel right. I’m
reading it like “Blah blah Hal Jordan this Hal Jordan that…
Batman’s bad but wants to be good, seen this a million times.” I
don’t care about the most predictable superhero comic ever, I want to
know what happens to Marci, what Hector is going to do, I’m actually
gripping a comic waiting for the next one. Something I haven’t done
in a really really long time. I’m just amazed I haven’t ripped it in
half from all the times I read it. Everytime I see more and more
little things, the lines of the shirt, the angle of the pose, how you
created such complex emotions with a few simple lines. Everytime you
read it the genius just comes through more and more. When is the next
comic? when? when? I NEED IT!!!” — your first fan, Olliver

What else? TCAF! This weekend in Toronto. It will be a rockin’. Hope to see you there.

Oh.. and ACEFACE in better comic stores tomorrow!

Amazonian Thang

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Just wanted to let the populi know that all of our recent offerings are now available at Amazon.

(Could that possibly the great Amazonian Warehouse? Nyet!)

Now… don’t get me wrong. If you have a local comic shop that you like, you should support them. We love local comic shops. They make AdHouse possible.

But… if you’re in the boonies. Or you can’t stand your LCS, then you might be one of those who orders via the Amazon. And well, EVERY ORDER COUNTS now a days. So, I wanted to let everyone know that the following books have just gone live.

And by that, for a while there was a breakdown or bottleneck between Diamond (or distributor) and Amazon, so when I say just “they just went live”… I mean it. So, if you’re interested in the following titles, by all means, go place an order at your LCS or Amazon. Titles like:

Ace-Face: The Mod with the Metal Arms (Diamond Order Code: FEB094014)

Remake (Diamond Order Code: MAR094041)

Johnny Hiro (Diamond Order Code: to come)

Or any other AdProduct.


And PS. Our current solicited item via the Diamond Previews catalog is Remake. Please advance order with your LCS. This comic is one fun read.


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Just some stuff.

Lamar (REMAKE) Abrams has created some desktop wallpapers of Max Guy. Here’s the downloads. (A reminder that you can advance order this title from your local comic shop using the Diamond Order Code: MAR094041. Or, if you don’t have a LCS, hit up the Amazon. We’ll be posting that link in a week.)


Also, Here are some things that went out in our March ENewsletter:

• Word on the web is that good ol’ House of Ad is featured in the Rockport publication 1000 Garment Graphics, which was edited by our pal El Jefe!

• Good ol’ Mike Dawson wrote to us last night to make us aware that Publisher’s Weekly has a preview of Ace-Face up on their site. Yes!

• Also, here’s an interview Mike did witih Comixology at the NYCC. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet.. busy. busy. busy!

• And, a lil’ birdie told me that the Harvey Awards nomination ballot is online. Go download and vote. It’s your dooty.


And here’s some other tidbits…

Ronnie del Carmen wrote in to tell us about some of the other projects he has been working on. Things like the MY NAME IS DUG Golden Book. He’s also in the ART OF PIXAR SHORTS book. And the ART OF UP. He’s one busy camper!

• Man, did you see the IDW WonderCon panel info? They are becoming THE publisher of the year.

• Speaking of cool, if you haven’t seen the swell video for the James Jean print, by golly check it out.

• Did you know that Midtown Comics is an avid supporter of AdHouse? They are. Swing on by and check them out if you’re in the NYC, or checkee-checkee their online store.

… more in 7 or so days.

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…

Acers in the House!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

AdHouse Books is proud to announce their latest publication to be released in April:
Ace-Face: The Mod with the Metal Arms by Mike Dawson.
Published by AdHouse Books

From the pages of Project: Superior bursts Ace-Face: The Mod with the Metal Arms, a collection of stories by Mike Dawson (Freddie & Me) featuring everybody’s favorite well-dressed crime fighter, doling out super-powered justice with his bionic limbs, and handling crisis’s at home as a husband and father.

3C cover
96 1C pages
5.5″ x 7.5 ” SC
$6.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-9352330-0-8
Shipping April 2009
Diamond Order Code: FEB094014

Sample Pages:

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To order your copy of Ace-Face, stop by your local comic shop after January 28th to request your copy.