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T-Minus Small Press Expo

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Heya!

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With one month until Small Press Expo, I like to just remind all you faithful readers that we’ll be there. Hopefully in our same spot that we’ve had for the past couple years. Update: Yep, we got our same spot, W53 – W55.

We’ve been exhibiting since 2002. With this being the 20th anniversary of the show, we’ve gone BIG with the creators that will be at our tables. (It’s the largest AdGathering that I can ever recall!)

The following creators will be spending time with AdHouse at the following times:

Saturday:
Jim Rugg 11 – 7
Josh Cotter 11 – 7
Lamar Abrams 11 – 3
Gregory Benton 3 – 7
Katie Skelly 11 – 1
Jon Chad 1 – 4
Noah Van Sciver 5 – 7

Sunday:
Jim Rugg 12 – 6
Josh Cotter 12 – 3
Lamar Abrams 12 – 3
Katie Skelly 12 – 3
Jon Chad 3 – 6
Gregory Benton 3 – 6
Noah Van Sciver 3 – 6

This might be tweaked, as I’ve heard that programming is still being worked out?

(Also, our Delusional and Basewood pals, Farel Dalrymple and Alec Longstreth will be at the show, but they’ve got their own space!)

While AdHouse proper won’t have any fancy schamcy debuts (yet?), the creators will. Jim Rugg will have some of those sweet zines he’s been making of late. Lamar is working on a new Remake mini. Skatie Kelly has a bloodsucker. Those are the ones I know about, and I’m sure the others will be bringing special things, too. It’s the 20th afterall.

Hope you can make it out, and I hope you swing by to say hi.

Small Press Expo September 13 & 14 in Bethesda, MD.

TCAFing It.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Take off! (I’ve probably done that joke already, eh?)

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Anywaze… we’ll be heading north to participate in the excellent celebration of comics known as TCAF. (May 9 & 10 at the Toronto Reference Library!)

Our table assignment is 202, which as you can guess, is up stairs.

Some of the peeps we work with who will be at the show:

Jon Chadurjian will be DEBUTIing his fantastic The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack.
Look for Jon on a panel on Saturday from 10 – 11 about debut books. Maybe they’ll answer the following question…
Q: When is a debut not a debut? A: When it’s already debuted.

Gregory Benton will be embellishing copies of B+F for those lucky enough to catch him. He’ll be at the AdHouse table the following times: Heck. We’re going to try and fit him in all of the time.

Katie Skelly will be slinging the Operation Margarines at you from her table at 250 113. Be sure to catch one.

Because it was announced a little later, I forgot to mention that Ethan Rilly will be exhibiting in the Wowee Zonk area…. which is a very cool area. Can’t wait to stroll through there.

Various AdCreators are on various TCAF Panels, so check them out as you see fit. I guess that’s about it. Looking forward to this!

MoCCA Art Fest 2014

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Hey Gang!

It’s that time of year! The cool spring weather ushers in the Society of Illustrator’s MoCCA Art Festival… April 5 & 6.

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We’re pretty excited about this year for a number of reasons. First, we’ll be hanging with good ol’ Katie Skelly as she introduces the world to the collected Operation Margarine. If you just can’t wait for the MoCCA Art Fest, Katie is having an event at Desert Island on April 3rd, too.

Second, the SoI-MoCCAAF asked if I would be a judge for this year’s Excellence prize. As many of you know, I just can’t wait to push my opinion on others, so I said of course.

Third, a little birdie should tweet tweet some exciting news.

And lucky you who live in NY, because it appears SoI-MoCCAAF went and made it a week-long celebration. Lots of stuff to see and do.

We’ll be at table H1. Hope to see you there. (Photo borrowed from Out of Step Arts 2013 photolog.)

2013 Comic Arts Brooklyn

Friday, October 18th, 2013

AdHouse Books will be traveling to Brooklyn on November 9th to participate in Comic Arts Brooklyn.

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(Image borrowed and altered from Koyama’s Tumblr post!)

For those not familiar, this is the show that rose up out of the ashes of the Brooklyn Comic and Graphics Fest. BCGF was always a monster (quality) of a show, so I expect no less from CAB. Per the image above we are still in the same upstairs room, but have moved across to the other wall to be a Koyama/DQ sammich. #yummy

Details:

Like Koyama Press, AdHouse Books is headed to Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9. However, we are only debuting one new book! (fingers crossed) B+F by Gregory Benton. (Also, pre-AdHouser Katie Skelly will be at table D33, so check out her Operation Margarine.)

SIGNING SCHEDULE
11AM-7PM  Gregory Benton
11AM-7PM  Chris Pitzer

COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN (CAB)
9 November 2013 | At Mt. Carmel Church, Brooklyn, NY | FREE

Hope you can make it.

2013 Richmond Zine Fest

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

I’m a bit behind in posting this. Just been busy, sick (almost over it!), and etc., but here you go…

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The Richmond Zine Fest is this Saturday October 5 (2013) from 11 – 6 at the GCCR. I REALLY liked the last time I exhbited, so I’m looking forward to doing it again. I also like that Lamplighter will be back (ginger drink!) and that they have an artist alley section this year. Also, lots of peers, friends, etc. will be exhibiting, so it should be one helluva show.

Hope you all can make it out. And just like last time, with this being a Zine show, we’ll be slashing prices on almost EVERYTHING. While it may not be marked, we will be giving deals!

Who puts the “sexy” in SPX? (2013)

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Dare I say any of the fine creators sitting at the SPX AdHouse tables?

(disclaimer: Only one of the three sexy gents above will be the AdHouse table for any extended amount of time. Well, after he reads this, he might reconsider. Deforgio thinks I can’t steal his soul when his eyes are closed. Moohawhawhaw.)

I was looking at last year’s blog post about the show, and I trumpeted the show’s committee for ability to curate one helluva show. Well, they took it to 11 this year. Maybe it was due to “TableGate”, or maybe it’s just because everyone is doing their job, but this show just gets better and better as the years go by.

Because I’m sure you all are curious, here is what we have planned for this show:

• Special Guest Farel Dalrymple will be with us to talk all Delusional to your faces.

• Jimmie Rugg is on hand to possibly drop a new zine in our laps and get all MagSuper.

• Lamar Abrams is coming home to ReRemake.

• Future AdHouser Katie Skelly will be hanging for a bit to Operate on Margarine.

(Also, be sure to check out Tom AmBarb Scioli & Joseph TheRideHome Weiser at their own tables!)

What else? Well, not sure, but we might have a special guest from up North hanging for a bit. Haven’t confirmed yet, but we talked at TCAF. I’ll also be debuting Blue Jean. Y’know, the girl I just met. Sorta. And speaking of debuts, the SPX website has a new feature, which gives the debuts a bit more of a spotlight.

Looks like we’re in our favorite AdIsland again: W53-55. Yay!

I hope the masses dig the secret project I helped out with in regards to the Ignatz. Something new, but non-inflatable.

Hope you can make it out! September 14 & 15 in Bethesda, MD.

Update:

And of course after I post this, I realize I probably should have waited to see if Ethan Rilly would be nominated for an Ignatz award. And yep, he’s nominated for TWO!

Congrats Ethan! Your a swell dude and you deserve it! (Those two things are and aren’t related).

I can’t wait to stick this here sticker on Pope Hats #3.

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InstaHeroes

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Freshly back from the wonderful HeroesCon 2013, and yes I am tired. Hell, I’m old. I admit it. But, damn, does that show rock. On all counts. Just sooo good. My big camera was giving me fits, so I just snapped phone pics and ran them through instagram. Oddly enough, I didn’t take any shots of people’s faces or food. I mean, there are “depictions” of faces… but you get the idea. Big thanks to everyone who made this year one of the best. You know who you are. If you have to question, then do better next year! (heehaw)

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HeroesCon 2013!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Man… where did Spring go? It felt just like yesterday and now we’re looking forward to HeroesCon this week!

HeroesCon 2013June 7-9, 2013

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

We always really look forward to this show, but the crew seems to have knocked this year out of the park. It’s just HUGE!

Some details about our exhibiting…

We’re at table AA-1018, which is almost the hear of Indy Island.

Per some notes from pal Jim Rugg, we’re going to try and go vertical again this year. And speaking of Jimmie Rugg, SUPERMAG debuts this week on 6/5, so we’ll have copies of it and it’s European cousin at the show!

We’re also bringing the remainder of the AdDistro, so if you have been thinking about picking this stuff up, please do so. We’ll be discounting to move the units!

So, if you’ve been on the fence about this show, you should really try and make it out. It is all types of fun… and I’ve been to my  fair share of shows. Yay!

Your pal, AdHouse

Post-MoCCA 2013 Thoughts

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

I told myself I wasn’t going to do a post-MoCCA 2013 report… but that wouldn’t be quite right.

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Why? Because it was a rebirth or sorts. Or why didn’t I want to do one? Because I was sick as a dog. (Do dogs get sick?)

See, you can still tell I’m a bit out of it if I’m questioning things like that.

Anyway, here’s some random thoughts…

The ChinaBus ride up was one of the most bizarre trips I have ever taken… and I’ve taken quite a few. If I would have been by myself, I probably would have curled into a fetal position and cried, but Neil (Out of Step Arts) Bramlette and Jared Callum were along for the ride, so I weathered on. If you see them, seriously…. ask them about this trip. (Coming back our bus driver actually left passengers at the Delaware House. He TOLD them 15 minutes. That’s why I ate my pizza near the bus.)

So, yeah, taking the bus up the night before without ANY sleep might have not been the best of ideas, but dammit, I saved money. But I digress.

I guess I wanted to do this post because I wanted to thank everyone. The Society of Illustrators for stepping up and doing it right. Many nice new touches (curtains, gallery, volunteers), Neil for being my AdWingMan during the show. Boulet for being a Super Trooper for the fans… of which I am one. Annie for being Annie. Friends for sympathizing for my condition. Customers who dug what we do and showed the support by picking up some of our stuff. I honestly hope I don’t make you sick.

Noirness: Boulet spent around 3 to 5 minutes doing a sketch for anyone who purchased the comic. That might not seem like a lot, but multiply that by 100 copies, and that is two full days of sketching. And each sketch was wonderful. Just go search on instagram or twitter.

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Purchases: I am proud to say I was the first purchaser of new-comer Gregory Bentons “B+F”. I think he’s going to go places. ;) Speaking of going… Going into the show, I knew I wanted Lisa Hanawalt’s new one. I mean, I knew I wanted it before, but when Tom did that punk review, I just had to have it. She did a kick-ass sketch inside, too. Boobs and all. I also wanted Dash’s new comic since, well, I spent many years at CC. I also got some surprises at the show, and even managed to miss some things, par the norm.

I like that the Society sent an email right after the show. That’s a little touch that goes a long way in my book. Also, they’ll be sending a survey at some point, which is a BIG thing in my book. Because we were all watching this show, and hoping it would be that good, I kept a running list of good things and bad things about the show. I’ll tell them both, since I feel we have that type of relationship.

I don’t really have that many pictures, since I wasn’t feeling that well. I suggest checking the Out of Step Arts report when it goes live, since we were buds for the weekend. OK. I better get back to it. Love ya.

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Asbury Park + MoCCA + TCAF + Phoenix = :)

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Or… SHOW me the way. (cue Peter Frampton) (gettit?)

Color me crazy, but AdHouse Books will be hitting the road to attend both the Asbury Park Comicon, Society of Illustrator’s MoCCA Art Fest, Toronto’s awesome TCAF and the Phoenix Comicon this spring!

I guess the crazy part is that the first two are back-to-back weekend shows, the third is in another country… and the fourth is almost clear across the good ol’ US.

We decided to do the Asbury show because it seemed like it had the right vibe. Having previously been held in a bowling alley, we heard nothing but good things from prior guests. So, why not?

Now, the MoCCA Art Fest was a tougher decision. Having been spurned by the previous promoters, we had to give it some hard thought as to whether or not we would return. Slowly, but surely, we kept hearing good things. First they had formed a steering committee including like-minded publishers Secret Acres. Second, it was now being run by the Society of Illustrators… who we have always loved. So, after talking it over with a few friends, we decided it was time to make our return. It also helped that Boulet was coming over and wanted to publish a comic with us.

TCAF? If they’ll have us, we will try and make the trip. It’s that good of a show. Last year AdHouse central was moving, so we sent good ol’ American Barbarian in our place. This year, we’re happy to return!

The Phoenix Comicon? Well, we were on the fence for a little while… but then they went and announced the 20th anniversary of Babylon 5. Heh. We are HUGE B5 fans at AdCentral. On top of that, our pal Matt Wagner was going to be there. And then AdBuds Jim Rugg and Tom Scioli are making the trip. So… if you are a left coaster, try and swing by for this show. It looks awesome!

So, look for us at Asbury Park Comicon on March 30, the MoCCA Art Fest on April 6 & 7, TCAF on May 11 & 12 and the Phoenix Comicon from May 23-26.

(Of course we’ll be hitting HeroesCon in June, but we’ll be back for a Summer blog post before then.)