Archive for February, 2008
In one of those enlightening moments that you can have at 5am…
I thought I should have mentioned in yesterday’s post that Joey Weiser (shown above at last year’s Baltimore Comicon) has a new comic coming out very soon. Since the cover has a boat, squid, and all types of other stuff on it, it would have made sense to run THAT as the third item instead of the web-explosion thing that I did.
(It’s the 2/20/08 post.. in case he might add more news. I didn’t see a permalink.)
There were some pretty cool podcasts I found today around the interspeak…
The first is the interview Mr. Phil and Charlito have with Mr. Smith (shown above from SPX07).
And then there’s a really good one with Mr. Morse over at SIDEBAR.
And… and… (grasping for a third…) why not check out this thingy over here. Interesting…
What a pleasant surprise this morning…
While googling SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST I found many, many sites that had taken the press release I had sent out and actually posted it. To you, my friends, I salute! An extra tip of the hat to Wizard, who actually took the time to rewrite and construct a rather nice announcement. I’m still wondering what I might have done at some point to piss off one of the major comic news sites. I can’t find any mention of the hardcover except for what I’ve been posting to their forums. Ah well.. can’t make them all happy I guess.
And what a surprise to see Target is selling the book as well. If I could only shop at one store, it would be Target. As Josh suggested, now you can buy socks, a sleeping bag and his book.
I should be receiving the printer proofs very soon me thinks. So, it looks like we’ll be forging ahead and hopefully making out May shipping date.
In other news… Joel Priddy has started a new blog. I dig the name of it. And some very nice crazy scanning/posting/philosophizing. Because… y’know, Joel will have so much time on his hands in a short while. It’s like you can’t throw a stone without hitting a breeder now days. Sheesh!
On the nightstand… Just finished the third volume of the NBM Corto Maltese collection. An old volume that a friend had given me. I guess this was the first Corto I’ve read, and I can see what the hubbub is about. Very good stuff. I also have a copy of The Windup Bird Chronicles to delve into at some point.
Travels… In case you might not be a flickr friend, the wife and I went up to check out the Japan Hyperculture exhibit at the Kennedy Center the other weekend. We had never been to the KC, so we thought it would make a good day trip… and it did. Quite impressive. Here’s the flickr set if you are so inclined. On the way back south we stopped off in Alexandria for a walk, and then Fredricksburg for an early dinner at one of our favorite finds of late.
Well, I guess that’s all I can think of at the moment. Hope all is well in your world.
May Saint Romantic bestow ATL* on you.
*All Types o Love.
Over five years in the making… AdHouse Books is proud to announce the future publication of the Skyscrapers of the Midwest hardcover collection by Joshua W. Cotter.
Skyscrapers of the Midwest is best described as the winding tale of a young cat, his little brother, and the creeping shadow of imminent adolescence in the American heartland. Eisner and Ignatz nominated, Skyscrapers was the winner of the 2004 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.
“This is one odd fucking book.”
– Warren Ellis
“Skyscrapers of the Midwest is one of the the best debut series this decade. Few cartoonists on their best day could capture childhood and its awesome disappointments with the intensity that Josh Cotter somehow conveys in this first major work. Moments this terrifyingly intimate shouldn’t make for such beautiful comics.”
– Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter
“Skyscrapers of the Midwest is the nexus point where Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, and Robert Crumb meet. Cotter’s explorations childhood trauma will leave you frozen like a deer in the headlights long after you put this book down.”
– James Sime, The Isotope
6″ x 9″ HC
$19.95 US funds
Shipping Summer 2008
Look for Joshua Cotter in your area as he plans to tour for the book’s release. Currently, the shows he will be attending are the MoCCA Art Fest, HeroesCon, SPX and Baltimore Comicon.
You can preorder this project through Diamond’s March Previews catalog, which can be found in your local comic shop on 2/27/08. AdHouse items may also be available via Last Gasp.