Archive for March, 2009

Hiro & Ancient in June

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

What the Deuce!
Current Solicitations

Johnny Hiro Vol. 1 by Fred Chao.
Published by AdHouse Books
Indy favorite Fred Chao collects his Adventure-SciFi-Love story Johnny Hiro for the first time! The book collects issues 1-3, and adds two additional issues! See why he and the series was nominated for FOUR Eisner Awards in 2007!

4C cover
192 1C pages
7″ x 10 ” SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-9352330-2-2
Shipping June 2009
Diamond Order Code: APR090627

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and there’s this beaut too!

The Ancient Book of Sex and Science by various.
Published by Red Window and distributed by AdHouse Books
The Ancient Book of Sex and Science is the second volume in the critically acclaimed, sell-out ANCIENT BOOK series! Indulge yourself as you explore the strange frontiers of sex and science, from instruments of innovation and the Atomic Age to analysis of the mind, body, and seduction of the human form. Featuring broad color, shapely design, supple lines, and evocative commentary, The Ancient Book of Sex and Science is a fine art hardcover collection of images produced by some of the most highly sophisticated animation designers and low-brow artists in the industry.

1C stamped cover
80 4C pages
9″ x 11.5″ HC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-0-9774715-4-6
Shipping June 2008
Diamond Order Code: APR090626


Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I don’t know about you peeps, but we’ve been one busy camper of late.

I kind of feel like things have been flying by me that I should make you aware of… so let me see what I can dig up:

Ronnie del Carmen does the talking with Chris Arrant over at the Newsie.

Good ol’ Josh Cotter and I have been swapping emails in regards to Lemons. Holy Crap.. he’s March Haring again!

I just recently got the goods for the next Ancient Book. Can’t wait to devour some art. Preview to come I would guess.

Canadians (and anyone really) should visit TCAF. I’ll be there along with Joshua W. Cotter.

FCBD is just around the corner, and we got a sample of ours at the Comic Envy, since we were on the road.

I have to prep our next enewsletter to announce our June Books. Those being the above mentioned Ancient and the good ol’ Johnny Hiro Collection. Damn I love that cover.

OK… that’s a good chunk for now. Latertaters.


Store Visit: Comic Envy

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

The other week we found ourselves in Asheville, so I made some plans to stop by one of the new kids on the block… Comic Envy.

CE.. aka Darrin… had contacted me a few months ago and placed a rather nice order. So, one of the first things I see when I walk in is a nice shelf of our comics. A nice surprise. The next nice surprise was a vintage rack of old magazine style comics.

I use to LOVE these things. Graphics Story Monthy, Drawn & Quarterly, Kid Anarchy! Heck, there was even a series from Tundra I had never heard of before. So… you see… nice selection!

As timing would have it, while traveling to Asheville, our FCBD printed samples were to be delivered, so I asked Darrin if it would be OK if I had them sent to his shop. He was up for it, so here’s a pic of him in front of a swell wall hanging by Hope Larson…

I really enjoyed talking shop with Darrin. Because of the nature of our trip, I thought I could devote an hour to stopping by Comic Envy, and when I finally got around to checking my watch, an extra half hour had slipped by.

So, if you anywhere near the Asheville area, you should do yourself a favor and stop by Comic Envy. They have a great selection, can shoot the poop about all types of comic biz, and are fighting the good fight.

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.