UR in December by AdHouse Books

September 23rd, 2014

UR by Eric Haven.
Published by AdHouse Books

UR is a collection of work that has appeared in various comic anthologies. Dark, absurdist, and deadpan, these stories reflect the apocalyptic undercurrent of the modern era. Also included is Haven’s long-running comic strip “Race Murdock” which appeared in The Believer magazine.

48 FC pages
6 ” x 9 ” SC w/ DJ
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-30-5
Shipping December 2014
Diamond Order Code: AUG148288

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Notebook Drawings 2012-2014 in November from AdHouse Books

September 10th, 2014

Betcha didn’t expect THAT! Or didja?

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NOTEBOOK DRAWINGS 2012-2014 by Jim Rugg
Published by AdHouse Books

Notebook Drawings 2012-2014 is a follow-up to Notebook Drawings 2011-2102 catalog for the iam8bit art exhibition – Notebook Nerd.

This new collection of ballpoint pen notebook drawings features fan art, movies, pinups, cars, comics, animals, 3D, and more. A nostalgic trip for anyone that remembers the boredom of history class…

“A peek into Rugg’s notebook drawings reveals a loose aesthetic reminiscent of irreverent high school doodling, only ten times more awesome and sophisticated.” – Juxtapoz Magazine

40 4C pages
8 ” x 10 ” Spiral Bound
$35 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-31-2
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AdHouse Books Exclusive Limited Edition (300)

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T-Minus Small Press Expo

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.


Announcing UR by Eric Haven

July 24th, 2014


The Comics Reporter has announced our future plans to publish UR by Eric Haven. Check out the “variant” cover as well as the origin story right here!

Full solicitation info to come later.

GREATEST SIGNING OF ALL TIME… at Chapel Hill Comics on July 12!

June 26th, 2014

I’m very excited to see the GREATEST SIGNING OF ALL TIME come together…


My Pal, Andrew Neal of Chapel Hill Comics fame has decided to get out of the retailing biz. Because he is who he is, he’s doing it in style. (See pic above.)

So, if you are anywhere around Chapel Hill on July 12, I urge you to come out to the party (6pm-9pm). If you haven’t clicked on the link above, Neal has invited Jim Rugg, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli and myself down to help him go out in style. I also know other comic luminaries will be there, so there you go.

I’m going to try and make it as special as I can. Hell, I might even where my newly purchased bow tie… clip-on style.

Love you Neal… and I wish you the best.

Your Pal, Pitzer.


June 2nd, 2014



It’s that time of year where we head to the “funnest” con of them all. HeroesCon. (It’s like Disneyland for us comic nerds!)

June 20 -22, Charlotte, NC

This year is INSANE with AdHouse related peeps. The following AdRelated people will be attending:

Katie (Operation Margarine) Skelly… it’s her first time people!

Jon (The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack) Chadurjian… Again, a newbie!

Noah (Youth is Wasted) Van Sciver… Debuting that Youth, people!

Jim (Afrodisiac/Street Angel) Rugg… Did you see that Street Angel mention? Debuting it, people!

Gregory (B+F) Benton… continuing his tour ever deeper into the south!

And, naturally, there will be others who we love and look forward to seeing (like our pals Dustin, J Chris Campbell, etc!). If you have never been to this show, you are doing yourselves a disservice. That is, if you love comics.

Hope you can make! Look for all of us in Indie Island. I can’t wait! Update: Just found out we’re table AA-1018!

TCAFing It.

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!

Street Angel in July from AdHouse Books

April 29th, 2014

Street Angel
by Brian Maruca & Jim Rugg.
Published by AdHouse Books

Harry Potter, Bruce Wayne, Annie, and Oliver Twist can go #&©% themselves! There’s a new orphan in town.

Homeless teenager, Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez cuts school and uses her skateboard and kung-fu action to fight ninja gangbangers, mad scientists, cops, time-traveling pirates, J-horror cliches, an evil version of her future self, ancient gods, rednecks, hunger…

Funny, violent, irreverent – everything you love in comic books (except sex). The creators of Afrodisiac present the Princess of Poverty — Street Angel!

176 PC pages
6 ” x 9 ” HC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-29-9
Shipping July 2014
Diamond Order Code: MAY14 0979

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Psst! Interested in the limited edition?
(See details via the AdHouse page.)

Feel free to email us to be put on the notification list.
(Being put on the list does not guarantee purchase of said limited item.)


April 25th, 2014

It’s been a few years since we had a SALE, so I thought we’d make some AdSelections available again.


Also, we have a fair amount of inventory coming to the warehouse this season, so we need to make room. Any order of $40 or more will get free shipping via a paypal refund. Just remind me when you place your order. (Also, feel free to add any non-sale items from our regular catalog to your order. We’d love to put them on sale, too, but we don’t have the inventory to do so.)

Click here to be taken to the sale items.

The sale runs from 04/25/14 to 05/25/14, or while supplies last.

Update: Per the above “while supplies last”… the sale quantities of the following have sold out:
• Duncan the Wonderdog
• Noirness
Thanks for the patronage!

Youth Is Wasted in June from AdHouse Books

March 25th, 2014

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Attention: Due to a distributor’s error, YOUTH IS WASTED will not be appearing within the April Previews catalog as it should have. However, we are still printing it on time and we need to get copies sold. So, if you can help spread the “virtual” word, we would appreciate it! You can still order from your local comic shop using the code below, or from any online source you might tend to use. Thank you.

Youth Is Wasted
by Noah Van Sciver.
Published by AdHouse Books

Youth Is Wasted collects several of Noah Van Sciver’s most outstanding short stories from his critically acclaimed, award nominated comic book series Blammo as well as various anthology submissions.

Noah’s previous work was Ignatz nominated and featured in Best American Comics 2011.

“…alternately absurd and absorbing. All told in Van Sciver’s vivid, expressive, neo-Crumb style.”
– The Onion A.V. Club

112 1C pages
7″ x 10″ SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-27-5
Shipping June 2014
Diamond Order Code: FEB14 8208

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