Archive for the ‘Duncan the Wonder Dog’ Category


Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Did you all know Duncan the Wonder Dog went back to a third printing? I’m almost certain I announced that somewhere.

I see that Amazon has their copies, and good ol’ twitterverse has told me that comic shops do as well.

And yes, Two Tank Omen is ON HIS WAY. He will be here on April 4!

Congratulations to Adam Duncan Hines

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I just wanted to post a good ol’ congratulatory message to Adam DUNCAN THE WONDER DOG Hines for his LA Festival of the Book Graphic Novel Prize Win from last Friday.

Also, I just wanted a reason to use that picture.

Adam is one of the most interesting people I’ve had a chance to meet in this “biz”. It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work with you in bringing Duncan to the people.

In regards to the other nominees, I salute you and your work. We DO live in a golden age of comic making.

Duncan Wins Inaugural Lynd Ward Prize

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

AdHouse Books is very excited to announce that Duncan the Wonder Dog has won the Inaugural Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize.

About the award: Sponsored by Penn State University Libraries and administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize will be presented annually to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. citizen or resident.

Publisher Chris Pitzer was almost speechless when told of the news. He then realized that he should say something, so… “I am VERY excited for Adam Hines. The amount of work that he has put into Duncan shows and is admirable. The second printings of the book should be hitting shops this month. I’m sure that with this announcement they will be soon be gone as well.”

When asked for comment, the creator Adam Hines said, “I’m pleased and flattered that the jurors liked the book as much as they did. And I think it’s a nice bit of continuity that the first Lynd Ward Prize is going to the work of another native Chicagoan.”

Here is the Pennsylvania Center for the Book Press Release

This blog post will be updated with additional links when available.

Duncan Finalist in LA Fest Book Prize

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

We are honored to announce that Duncan the Wonder Dog has been selected as a Graphic Novel finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

On Friday evening, April 29, 2011, the winners of the 2010 Book Prizes will be awarded at an invitation-only ceremony at the Times building downtown. This occasion will mark the 31st annual presentation of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and will inaugurate the 16th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which will be held over the weekend of April 30th/May 1st.

Congratulations to all the nominees.

The second printing of Duncan should be arriving late March 2011.

Duncan Goes Digital

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Since Duncan the Wonder Dog was between printings, we found away to get the work to people in a more timely manner.

1. While between printings, you can read the entire first book on Adam Hines’ website.

2. My Digital Comics expressed interest in selling the digital version. So, press release follows…

ADHOUSE BOOKS and mydigitalcomics announce partner for digItal release

The Critically Acclaimed Duncan The Wonder Dog Will Be Available, In Its Entirety, For Digital Consumption At 

January 19, 2011– Fort Wayne, IN – MyDigitalComics (MDC), an up and coming player in the digital comics market place, and AdHouse Books are coming together this week to offer AdHouses’ critically acclaimed Duncan The Wonder Dog in three different digital formats. Duncan The Wonder Dog was conceived and created by cartoonist Adam Hines and has been widely praised since it’s late 2010 release. With the first printing of the ambitious work completely selling out, and a second printing on the way this Spring, MyDigitalComics will be offering the book for purchase as digital download in both .PDF and .CBZ formats, as well as in its onsite page flipper.

With titles from publishers like Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Devil’s Due, TwoMorrows, and now AdHouse, MyDigitalComics has been aggressively reaching out to publishers from all levels of the industry to make as many new and exciting titles available to readers as possible. MDC is also part of the Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) family, which also includes sibling store, InStockTrades. Discount Comic Book Service is one of the nation’s largest comics retailers.

Cameron Merkler is the co-founder of DCBS, InStockTrades, and MyDigitalComics. “We’re very excited about this new addition to the MDC library and family. AdHouse is a publisher who offers a great library of titles that appeal to a broad ranger of readers, especially those who are looking for something new and thought provoking,” says Merkler. “We’ve been working with AdHouse for a number of years with both DCBS and InStockTrades, and we’re thrilled to be taking the next step forward with them in the digital market place.”

“I’ve enjoyed working with DCBS and InStockTrades with our previous efforts,” says Chris Pitzer, publisher of AdHouse Books, “so it was nice to work with them to make the work of Duncan available in a digital format.”

“AdHouse put out two of my favorite OGNs of 2010 with Afrodisiac and Duncan the Wonder Dog,” says Zack Kruse, marketing director for DCBS. “Duncan is a really, innovative, entrancing book that I was immediately captured by. It grabbed me right in the beginning with its unique, beautiful, visual aesthetic and kept me hooked with incredible characters.”

Duncan the Wonder Dog is now available at MyDigitalComics.  MyDigitalComics can be found at


About AdHouse Books
AdHouse Books has been a boutique publishing juggernaut since the year of 2002. Over the years, they have won and been nominated for awards within the comic profession (Ignatz, Harvey, Eisner) and the design world (AIGA, Communication Arts, Domtar Paper). Their library of publications is an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts.

About MyDigitalComics
MyDigitalComics was founded in 2009, and is a member of Discount Comic Book Service family of comics retail stores. Discount Comic Book Service, along with its sibling stores, has been a long-time supporter of not just comics, but the comics community. They have been the sponsor of several major comics podcasts and are chief sponsor of the Summit City Comic Con, a creator-centered convention held annually in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Discount Comic Book Service was founded in 1999 has been a major player in the online comics market place since that time, and has a brick and mortar comic shop located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The decision was made yesterday that Duncan the Wonder Dog will be going back to press.

To be honest, it wasn’t a “given” since as I pointed out in my original blog solicit, this is a pretty unusual project for us.

That said, response to Duncan has been VERY GOOD. So, we feel the least we can do is hopefully bring the experience to even more people.

Bad news? Won’t have them until March. But it’s not a race… it’s a journey.

PS. Duncan is also available for reorder in the January Previews as order code: JAN11 0895


Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

So, not only did we have the Brooklyn show, new AdDistro stuff, new Josh Cotter Babs book but this…

Duncan the Wonder Dog has gone out of print.

We got the big order on Thursday of last week.

Then two great reviews drop on Friday.

So… I guess we’re checking into doing a possible 2nd printing. Stay tuned…

Oh… and by OOP, it basically means we only have a few copies left in our store. Diamond is getting their copies still, so stores should be able to order… for a bit.

I need to reread this thing! Thanks for all the support with this one.

This just in: Duncan Best of 2010

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Just got the word that Duncan is one of TEN (!) graphic novels that made the Publisher’s Weekly best of 2010 list.

Here’s a bit of what Calvin Reid said: “…Duncan the Wonder Dog, a 400 page graphic novel of such eye-popping visual intricacy and invention, narrative complexity and deep, persuasive characterization that it’s hard to believe it’s the young author’s first published work.”

Thanks Calvin and Publishers Weekly!

Duncan in Stores 10/27 +

Monday, October 25th, 2010

It looks like Duncan the Wonder Dog will be in your better comic shops this Wednesday October 27th, 2010.

Adam is happy, I think?  If you get a chance, go out there and check it out. Granted, the books is DOUBLE protected.

It’s got shrinkwrap and then a bellyband around the entire outside. What WERE we thinking? It will be worth the effort, though. A nice solid, long read.

Remember, this is what @PWComicsWeek had to say:  “…finished reading Adam Hines’ Duncan the Wonder Dog and it’s already my best book of the year. It’s effin’ amazing. Imaginative and gripping…”

If your LCS can’t, or won’t help you get a copy, there’s always Last Gasp, or even US!


The Alternative Press Expo happened a few weekends ago. I know I typically bang out a report of sorts, but to be honest, things are pretty hectic around here. So, instead, I’ll just point you in the direction of some of the photos we took. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? 😉


We just placed some orders for AdDistro stuff, so we should have new stuff and re-stock stuff available in the coming weeks.


I owe you all a blog post about 3×4 and Babs, so they will be forthcoming.


I guess that’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll think of something once I hit that publish button. Sigh…

Duncan the Wonder Dog in September

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

My normal solicitation mode is to just “dump” the details of the book along with links, images, etc. and allow each customer to make their informed decision as to whether this is something they might like, and thus, maybe order. Well, with this one, I feel I need to do some editorial:

“Buy. This. Book.”

Simple as that. Here’s the reason. It’s THAT good. But here’s the problem. It’s bloody big. So, if you’ve been loving the AdHouse for our almost nine years. If you (mostly) trust our taste of what we publish. If you like to be in on the latest voice of comic making, you really should order a copy of Duncan the Wonder Dog from your local retailer. We won’t be printing a lot of these, and given the size, we can’t promise we’ll go back to press. Adam is a genius, and I believe you will love his work.

OK, the above mentioned details:

Duncan the Wonder Dog
by Adam Hines.
Published by AdHouse Books

What if animals could talk? Would some of them form a militant group in reaction to how humans treat them? Would humans treat them different? Come explore this dense tome of an alternate universe where the lavish renderings recall Dave McKean. 2009 Xeric winning Duncan the Wonder Dog WILL be one of the most talked about books of 2010.

4C cover
400 pages
8.5″ x 11″ SC
$24.95 US funds
ISBN 978-0-9770304-9-1
Shipping September 2010
Diamond order code: JUL10 0729

Download a PDF preview

Thanks. Also, here’s some pages we uploaded on flickr: