Archive for April, 2009

Go Vote09! (Eisners, that is!)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

While cruising THE interwebs the other day for SDCC info, I saw that the Eisners are now available for online voting:

Go Vote!

I think online voting is WAY cool. The only thing cooler is if someone, at some point, decides to broadcast the awards event online.

As a reminder to what AdRelated titles are up for consideration, we remind you thusly…

Best Short Story:  “Freaks,” by Laura Park, in Superior Showcase #3
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Skyscrapers of the Midwest, by Joshua W. Cotter
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Enrico Casarosa, The Venice Chronicles (Ateliér Fio/AdHouse)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Scott Morse, Tiger! Tiger! Tiger! (Red Window)
Best Lettering: Scott Morse, Tiger! Tiger! Tiger! (Red Window)

And because I don’t like posting without pictures, enjoy…

For those about to rock…

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I mean, for those who don’t get our fancy-dancy emails…

(That would NOT include Mr. Fancy Hat Campbell… since he often comments back after receiving them!)

But I digress…

Just wanted to throw some links/etc. at you that were in the last email:

Lamar (REMAKE) Abrams does the talking with Chris Arrant over at the Newsie.

Good ol’ Tucker Stone waxes poetic on AdHouse and Remake.

Canadians (and anyone really) should visit TCAF. I’ll be there along with Joshua W. Cotter. Also, if you can’t get across the border, you should visit MECAF. (It’s all about the babymoos.)

Here’s a Broken Frontier review of AND THERE YOU ARE by Ronnie del Carmen.

Did you see the unveiling of the Mesmo Figs? Congrats R!

Terry Hong gives good ol’ JOHNNY HIRO some praise over at the BookDragon.

The PW talks to C. Scott Morse about the next Ancient book and other things!

Mal digs the Remake, and we thanks him for it!

PR3: The Hallowed Seam

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

 

The Hallowed Seam, PR vol. 3 by James Jean.
Published by AdHouse Books
The Hallowed Seam collects the sketches of renowned artist James Jean, who has documented his life in drawings and paintings. From beautiful figure drawings to experimental paintings, Jean demonstrates a keen eye for humanity and a virtuosic handling of any medium.
details:
248 4C pages
6 ” x 9 ” HC
$34.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-03-9
Shipping July 2009
Diamond Order Code: MAY09 0628

Download a PDF preview

A limited-edition version of this book will be available. The details are still being finalized, but at present are:

• Limited edition of 200
• Presented in a limited 4C slipcase
• Includes a S&N foil-embellished glicee print.
• $199.99 US funds

Availble only through AdHouse. Email us to be put on a notification list. We prefer to limit one per customer for the first month of availability.

AdPeeps Unite: Go Vote AdBag

Friday, April 10th, 2009

I dig contests and just this week I entered one in an AdKinda way.

We mostly shop at Kroger, so I was excited to see they were having a design a bag contest. If you design one, they actually will give you one of their “recycled” bags at the store. The really exciting part is that they say they “might” actually create the winning bag.

So, why not show them that comic geeks own the internet. Go vote.

If you have to create a user account, you might not be interested, but maybe you dont’ have to? And if for some strange reason it happens to win something, you can be sure that I’ll share the winnings with all of you somehow.

And be sure to recycle, reuse and reduce…. Mr. Greenjeans.

And There You Eisner

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Today most people who are looking for AND THERE YOU ARE in their local comic shop should be able to find a copy.

(Ronnie holding Oscar!)

Granted, I was JUST informed earlier this week that there seems to be an allocation to some shops. The reason is that copies seemed to have gotten lost from point A to point B. Never fear, we’re ON IT! So, as always, please support your LCS and purchase your copy there. If that should fail, and you have a fear of the Amazog, then by golly, order direct from us.

Eisner News:

We’ve been sort of nominated in five categories. That’s pretty cool. I say “sorta” since three of the noms were for books we help distribute or design/distribute. But I’m still counting them! OK. Here’s the full list, and here’s the AdHouse list:

Best Short Story:  “Freaks,” by Laura Park, in Superior Showcase #3
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Skyscrapers of the Midwest, by Joshua W. Cotter
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Enrico Casarosa, The Venice Chronicles (Ateliér Fio/AdHouse)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Scott Morse, Tiger! Tiger! Tiger! (Red Window)
Best Lettering: Scott Morse, Tiger! Tiger! Tiger! (Red Window)

If I think of it, I’ll post a reminder when peeps can vote. And YES, if you think you can vote, you should be able to. Obviously, we’d appreciate any nods our way. And congrats to almost all of the nominees! (Weeeeeeeee!)

Oh.. and yes, we find ourselves rather busy of late. You?

MECAF.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Although I won’t be able to attend the birth of what I’m sure will be a grade-A comical festival, I think anyone who can… should.

www.mainecomicsfestival.com

I had the chance of hanging with Rick Lowell at last year’s Baltimore Comicon and he was gave me a look into what his vision of this show will be. Heck, I just want to go for the fancy place they’re having the show!

So, if you’re on the fence about the show, check out their blog, facebook, and even Casablanca Comics.

I also recall that Casablanca was one of the first stores unknown to me that was carrying our product. Joel Priddy was on one of his great northern adventures, and stumbled upon the store to find a copy of his book inside. At least that’s the way I remember it. Heck, give me a break, it was seven years ago! And even though we can’t be there, we’ll still be there. ;)

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And speaking of events…

Just added to our FCBD line-up is Joshua Cotter visiting the Comix Revolution. Remember… FCBD is 5/2/09.

FLUKE is this weekend. J Chris Campbell and all types of others (like poster boy Joey Weiser) will be there in Athens, GA.  I’m jealous.

And in more CURRENT events, good ol’ Scott Morse is heading over to Emerald City this weekend. You can see some of the things he’s painted for the show here. He might also be bringing some prints of the new Ancient, since we wrapped that up this week, and it’s off to the printer. It’s ubersweet.

I guess that’s it for now. Don’t forget to advance order our June product from your local comic shop! What? You can’t remember what we’re doing for June?  Well it’s:

Johnny Hiro Vol. 1  Diamond Order Code: APR090627
The Ancient Book of Sex and Science
Diamond Order Code: APR090626