Archive for April, 2010

3X4 in July from Scott Morse, Lou Romano, Don Shank & Nate Wragg

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

3×4
by Scott Morse, Lou Romano, Don Shank, Nate Wragg. Published by Red Window and distributed by AdHouse Books

The creative team behind the instant-sell-out art books THE ANCIENT BOOK OF MYTH AND WAR and SEX AND SCIENCE are at it again, this time with a whole new slant on modern design!  3X4 is a unique collection of paintings built around the simple aesthetic of the numbers 3 and 4. Be it shape, line, texture, or color, this collection dares to boldly add a new perspective to modern art. These four artists, Morse, Romano, Shank, and Wragg, collectively work for 3 of the top animation studios in the world (Pixar, Laika, and Dreamworks Animation), making the promise of 3X4 a strong one.  This is one book your coffee table was meant to hold at the ready, a sturdy “board book” style object d’art!

details:
4C cover
16 4C boardbook pages
9″ x 12″ HC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-0-9774715-5-3
Shipping July 2010
Diamond order code: MAY10 0721

linkage:  Scott Morse, Lou Romano, Don ShankNate Wragg

+++

If this book acts anything like their previous effort (The Ancient Book of Sex and Science) it will be a very quick sell-out. So, for those interested, better to purchase sooner than later. I’ll put a PDF preview up once we have one.

I thought I’d go ahead and announce this today, just in case any of Scott’s fans might be able to talk to him at the Calgary Entertainment Expo. That’s this weekend. Also, Jim Rugg will be attending SPACE and bunches of others are at Stumptown. Me? I’m taking a breather.

Harvey Nominations due Friday!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

For some reason, this Harvey nominating thing snuck up on me.

(Photo by Dharbin.)

Not sure if you are into nominating our work, but if you are, here are my suggestions as to where the work would fit:

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
1.    Lamar Abrams – Remake
2.    Fred Chao – Johnny Hiro
3.    Joshua Cotter – Driven By Lemons
4.    Ethan Rilley – Pope Hats

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – ORIGINAL
1.    Driven by Lemons – AdHouse Books
2.    Remake – AdHouse Books

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
1.    Afrodisiac – AdHouse Books
2.    Johnny Hiro – AdHouse Books

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS
1.    Lamar Abrams – Remake
2.    Fred Chao – Johnny Hiro

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
1.    The Ancient Book of Sex and Science – AdHouse Books / Red Window
2.    Process Recess 3 – AdHouse Books
3.    Driven by Lemons – AdHouse Books
4.    Afrodisiac – AdHouse Books

+++

Here are the details if you are interested in nominating:

Please edit this file and email the ballot to harveyballots@hotmail.com.
Voters may nominate 1-5 works in each category, and may choose any works
that were published and distributed in the 2009 calendar year.

You may include this text in the body of the email, or attach it.

Ballots are due by April 23, 2010.

All ballots must include requested professional verification information.
The Harvey Awards may be voted on exclusively by Comic-Book creators, those
who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, and are involved in the
creative aspect of comics.  Fans, retailers, distributors, and accounting
personnel votes will not be counted.

Please include your information below :

Name :
Address :
City :
State :
Zip :
Email :
Brief List of Work in Comics :

For more information about the Harvey Awards, please visit us at
www.harveyawards.org.  You may also contact baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com
with any questions.

+++

And is it crass to campaign for books I’m proud of? Possibly. I just thought these books deserve some recognition…

A Quick One…

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

… I always think of The Who.

So, as True AdBelievers know, I was on the road to Atlanta and then a day at MoCCA. I would LOVE to do one of those blog posts about the show, but with my getting ready to jet off to the C2E2, I’m thinking it may have to wait. But, for those that lean more towards the visual, by golly, go check out our pics.

In other news, the judges have voted! (And Simon was soooo catty!)
The Afrodisiac Art Object winners have been announced!
Many thanks to all who entered! I actually got to see one of the winners at MoCCA!

Oh… and I finally got my motherbox. About freakin’ time.

Busy Busy Busy

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Just wanted to post a quick one while catching out breath… ;)

Many thanks to all for their support of the Afro. First printing is pretty much gone. Second one is on the way.

The judges have been fighting over the winners to the Afro art contest.

We’re not exhibiting at MoCCA this year. Long story. But I’ll hopefully be there Sunday strolling the aisles. I’ll also be doing an interview with Mr. Phil and Charlito about non-AdHouse. Or pre-AdHouse. Stay tuned!

We’re also not exhibiting at C2E2, but I do dig Chicago, and I want to check the show out for possible future exhibition, so we’ll be there a few days as well.

Got a new book on the site, and to be announced in a few.

Also planning/quoting/etc. for a heckuva book for this fall.

What else? Oh.. we’re the OOP, yeah, you know me. Just that a few of our books are nearing OOP, which is weird. But we’re small press!

We’re off to Atlanta for a few days this week. Get to see the Jet Age and the Wedding Present Wednesday night.

TCAF is on the horizon and should be all types of fun!

I guess that’s all I can think of right now. More soonish! Take care y’all!