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MoCCA / CCS / Linework NW

Monday, April 6th, 2015

I realize that by the time this is being read, Spring will have sprung. At least in regards to comic convention/festival season.

So, just a heads up on our plans in the coming weeks…

MoCCA Art Fest: Due to a schedule conflict, and other details, we will NOT be exhibiting at the MoCCA Art Fest this year. That said, Sophie Goldstein will be there debuting The Oven at table 352 Third Floor (Yellow Zone). So, please stop by to tell her how wonderful the book looks, because it really does. Other AdPeeps, like Gregory Benton will be there, so again, please look them up if you can.

CCS: I don’t know what changed up at CCS, but instead of their Industry Day happening in March, it is in April this year. What does that mean for AdHouse? Well, we’ll be attending for the first time EVER. So, looking forward to it. CCS has been creating some of the best cartoonists around, so I’m sure I’ll see some grand portfolios.

Linework NW: Since I was already going to be traveling for CCS, I decided to keep the party going. I’ll be attending my first  Linework NW festival. And, I haven’t been to Portland in around 25 years. I’ve seen some of the talent heading to the show, and wow… it looks to be a fantastic time.

After we get back, TCAF and Awesome Con are within our sites… so stay tuned.

AdHouse returns to CAB

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Hey y’all.


Just a note to let you konw we’ll be celebrating the Cartoonists Artists Brooklyn event this November 11th in… Brooklyn!

Hope you all can make it out. It’s a fun show. We’ll have Jim Rugg at our table, debuting his 2nd Notebook Drawings Book.

You can find us at table U15. Yes, someone has put Baby in the corner.

And look for AdPals Katie Skelly at D35 and Gregory Benton at U32.

For those quick of purchase, we’ll have a few copies of Eric Haven’s UR at the table, too.


AdHouse Books.

AdHouse Goes APE

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Damn I’m witty. (See above)


Yes, you read that correctly. We are returning to the left coast to help celebrate the alternativeness that is the Alternative Press Expo.

If you come to the show, and you find us, you will find:

Eric Haven SELLabrating the release of UR.

Jim Rugg SELLabrating Street Angel, Supermag & Afrodisiac, to name a few.

Me SELLabrating life and stuff.

We’re at table 809. Hope you can make it.

*AND if you want any AdStuff from us at the show, it’s best to get their early, as we are NOT shipping a lot.
(photo by Monsier Geophrey Mason, Esquire.)

T-Minus Small Press Expo

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014



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:

Jim Rugg 11 – 7
Josh Cotter 11 – 7
Lamar Abrams 11 – 3
Gregory Benton 3 – 7
Jon Chad11 – 1
Katie Skelly 1 – 4
Noah Van Sciver 5 – 7

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? (Update! Yep, as predicted, programming messed with our schedule, so we had to tweak it a bit.)

(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? Update: Here’s our debut!), 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?)


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.


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.


(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


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.)

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

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…


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.


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.



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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