Screwed Up in August from AdHouse Books

May 31st, 2017

Screwed Up
by Konstantin Steshenko.
Published by AdHouse Books

You ever watch one of those cringe inducing marriage proposals on Youtube, the ones where the unlucky girl runs off angry with embarrassment and the clueless guy has no idea how it could have possibly gone wrong? And everyone is just watching, mortified? This is one of those stories. Jeremy is a constantly down on his luck guy who has the brilliant idea to propose to his ex at the place where they first met, a very public and busy subway platform in New York. Things do not go according to plan. And then things get horribly, horrifically worse.

4C cover
32 1C pages
7″x 5″ saddle stitched
$6.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-39-8
Shipping August 2017
Diamond Order Code: JUN17 1129

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TCAF 2017

May 10th, 2017

For those who pay extra attention to the conventions we attend, I wanted to let you know that we’ll be back for TCAF 2017.  It’s May 13 & 14th this year.

We took last year off in regards to exhibiting, because we didn’t really have any debut books. Figured others could use the space, etc.

But this year, we got a some debuts.

If all goes as planned both TARANTULA and POPE HATS #5 will be debuting at the show.

You can  find us near our regular location… upstairs in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, table 272 & 271

Ethan Rilly will be at his table 151.

Alexis Ziritt and Rune Ryberg will be tabling with us (tables 272/271), and their schedule is:

Saturday Rune Rydberg 9-1 / Alexis Ziritt 1-5
Sunday Alexis Ziritt 11-2 / Rune Rydberg 2-5

Looks like AdAlum Jamie Tanner will be hanging with us too! Also, swing by to check out some cool pubs from our pals at Local Heroes Press!

Hope you can make it.

Tarantula in June from AdHouse Books

March 28th, 2017

by Alexis Ziritt & Fabian Rangel Jr. & Evelyn Rangel.
Published by AdHouse Books

Psychedelic pulp. Satanic noir. The story of three unusual agents of order trying to bring justice to a world on the brink of chaos. The pulp of yesterday retold through the lens of modern, over-the-top, psychedelic storytelling. The team that took the indie world by storm with SPACE RIDERS sets their sights on pulpy supernatural action/adventure!

96 4C pages
6″ x 9″ HC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-38-1
Shipping Fall 2016
Diamond Order Code: APR17 1182

“Love every single panel of every single page! So powerful and sexy!” — David Rubin

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Silver Sprocket in May from AdHouse Books

February 28th, 2017

Did you know that AdHouse Books will help sub-distribute other publishers through Diamond? It’s true! We picked up the practice from Alternative Comics way back in the day. It’s a pretty good deal for all involved. The only real hurdle is it has to “feel” like an AdHouse Book. Previous publications have included Basewood, Bumperboy, The Venice Chronicles… you get the idea. Anyway, we’re proud to announce a new partnership with Silver Sprocket. We hope you’ll give them a try.


Your Black Friend
by Ben Passmore.
Published by Silver Sprocket.
Distributed by AdHouse Books.

Ben Passmore’s necessary contribution to the dialogue around race in the United States, Your Black Friend is an open letter from your black friend to you about race, racism, friendship and alienation.

“Required reading for white people, especially if we hope to be useful allies and decent friends.” –

“It’s entertaining and comical and heartbreaking, everything an eye-opening experience should be.” –

4C cover
12 FC pages
5.5 ” x 8.5 ” saddle stitched
$5.00 US funds
ISBN 978-1-9455090-3-2
Shipping May 2017
Diamond Order Code: MAR17 1235

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Please Destroy My Enemies
by Michael Sweater.
Published by Silver Sprocket.
Distributed by AdHouse Books.

Witty and irreverent funny comics by Michael Sweater, a skater, tagger, tattoo artist, and punk rocker raised on Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side and Foxtrot. Please Destroy My Enemies is Sweater’s latest collection of cute, fun, and disturbing comics, all too relatable and gut wrenchingly hilarious.

4C cover
64 1C pages
6″ x 6″ SC
$6.99 US funds
ISBN 978-1-9455090-1-8
Shipping May 2017
Diamond Order Code: MAR17 1234

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New Limited Edition AdHouse T-Shirt!

October 21st, 2016

I’ve been thinking about a new AdHouse T for a while. Those keen of following recall I had a “baseball script” design I was sharing at the beginning of the year. Hell, it might have been last year. Anyway… after talking with Dustin Harbin at CXC, I came to conclusion that a new House shirt would probably be better received.


Update: I can’t imagine I’m going to see a HUGE amount of orders at the end of the month, so I’m going to adjust the cut off date from November 25th to November 11th at 11am. Let’s get this party started! There is the quick, and the hungry! What, me worry?!?

So, what we’re doing is offering a window for pre-orders. From now until November 25th, 2016, you can order your very own Next Level Tri-Blend (Sooo Softtt…) Vintage Navy T with our new House imprinted using Sky Blue ink.

Why the pre-order? The last time I did T designs I ended up with a helluva lot of weird sizes that I carted around forever… and eventually donated to Goodwill!

Also, I really don’t like those T designs that cost an arm & a leg. So, I’m trying to keep these as low as possible. $15 plus shipping. (Heck, to make it an even better deal, if you want me to hold your shirt until I see you in person, we can make that happen, and I’ll refund your shipping costs. Just tell me so in the comments section of your paypal transaction. Also, when placing your order, please confirm your paypal shipping address is correct, or will be in December, and that your correct size is chosen. Thanks!)

I had originally thought about doing these next year to help celebrate our 15th anniversary. But with Spring possibly being busy with Tarantula, I thought it best to get these out there now. As such, the plan is to place the order at the end of November… 10 days for production… and mail in time for X-mas. Ho.Ho.Ho.

You can pre-order your 2016 AdHouse T-Shirt right here.

Cue the cropped models…


Who put the X in the CXC?

October 12th, 2016

Yo! Yo! Yo!


October is hitting us hard and heavy with all types of activities! This week/end is the beauty/beast known as CXC, or Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.


We got to “beta” last year, and it was a HOOT. So, if you are anywhere near the Columbus area this week/end, please check out some of the great events/markets. This year the marketplace is in the more permanent home of the Columbus Metropolitan Library downtown branch, 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215.


Like last year, there will be a whole gang of AdRelated creators on hand … so please, check them OUT!

RVA Zine Show 2016

September 26th, 2016

Can you smell it in the air? Fall is here. You can tell by the amount of comic-related shows that be happening.


So, we’re excited for our hometown Richmond Zine Fest to happen again this weekend. Hell, we even have a new zine that celebrates our twenty-five years of Richmond comic-related memories.


The fest part takes place Saturday from 11-4 at the Richmond Public Library on main. (Also be sure to check out the programming on Friday and the after party if you are so inclined.)

I hope you can make it.

SPX 2016

September 9th, 2016

Small Press Expo – September 17 & 18, 2016


I get to start SPX a week early this year. As luck, or demographics, would have it, the Richmond Public Library system has been selected as the recipient of the wonderful SPX graphic novel gift program. One of the local librarians figured out that AdHouse is indeed located in Richmond, so she asked if we might stop by for a bit. As I told her, I love comics, SPX and libraries… so I’ll be there! (I think they’re having a comic book festival of sorts, with the donation happening the same weekend as Wizard World Richmond. Huh.) Update: Here’s some pics!


The following weekend we’ll be driving north to partake in our regular SPX festivities. It’s an odd year this year. Almost anyone who might have been sitting with us at the show has either procured their own table, or can’t make it to the show*. Our one returning regular was going to be the Great Dane… Rune Ryberg (of Gigant fame). But Rune JUST broke his leg via a bike accident, so even he won’t be able to make it to the show. It kind of sucks, because I know Rune was REALLY looking forward to it. If you’ve seen all those great sketches he’s been creating for the show, you know what I mean. If you have a mini or zine (think THIN) that you’d like me to send him after the show, just drop it off.

But it won’t just be me at our AdHouse Island (W53-W55)… joining me this year are our somewhat local pals Greg Steele and Matt Harrison. I’ve been hanging with these dudes for a couple of years now, and I really like what they are doing. And this will be their first year exhibiting at SPX, so please come by and give them a big ol’ WELCOME.

*Because we will have a tad  fewer artists at our table this year, I thought it might be a chance to have a big ol’ SALE. At present glance, we’ll have at least 1/3 of our offerings at discount. Most at half off. We must be crazy.

Oh, and Eric Haven, who can’t make it to the show asked that I take a lot of pics. I hope I remember.









HeroesCon 2016

June 13th, 2016

Hey Y’all.


Just a friendly reminder that America’s Favorite Comic Convention, Heroes Convention, happens June 17-19 in Charlotte, NC.

We’ll be there at table 1218, sandwiched between the uber-talents of Mr. Jim Rugg and Mr. Ed Piskor.

The show has always held a sweet spot for me with it’s mix of friends, dealers, talent and good times. It looks like I’ve been exhibiting since 2004! I attended as a fanboy before then. (I remember buying my first original Grendel piece of art there one year.)

This year, Luke Howard will be making the trip from Vermont in support of his newly released TALK DIRTY TO ME. He can be found right around the corner from us at table 1220, sharing with the another uber-talent, local RVA nice-guy Jared Cullum. (Check out Jared’s painting if you get a chance. He’s captured the Ad-Mobile in all it’s glory!)

I had written the above before getting word from Luke that due to unforeseen circumstances, he won’t actually be able to make it to Heroes this year. Kind of sad, since he was really looking forward to it. I told him not to worry. Sometimes stuff happens, y’know? Anyway, I’ll have copies of TD2M, and Luke is (hopefully!) doing some HeroesCon exclusive bookplates! Stop by to see if they made it to the show! (Also, you should still check out Cullum’s mind-blowing painting!)

Other new things we’ll have at the table: Tarantula Sticker Pack, Procrastination Comics Zines #9? (A look back at some people/places/things in relation to comic books and RVA.), and of course, some weird.

I hope you can make it to the show. I’m really looking forward to it. This show is the one that feels the most like a family reunion that you WANT to attend. The creators, attendees, exhibitors and promoters are my comic family. And I cherish our time together. I typically shy away from politics under the AdHouse “roof”, but with the events of this past weekend, it’s tough not to become vocal. So…

Respect one another. And if so inclined, Love one another.

Oh… Canader… #TCAF

May 11th, 2016

Hey Y’all!

[photo © Scott Mackenzie]

It’s that wonderful time of year where people of all walks of life, who happen to love the funny books, will upcend on the TO… TCAF.

If you noticed that AdHouse Books isn’t exhibiting this year, pat yourself on the back for noticing. Here’s what happened…

TCAF has gotten a reputation as being one of those shows where exhibitors can actually make money. (SPX is the other.) And because of that, tables have become a hot commodity. So, a few years back, the promoters suggested that if you weren’t debuting a book, that maybe you should not exhibit. Hell, that makes enough sense to me.

When this year’s application rolled around, AdHouse wasn’t debuting a book. (I have a problem planning ahead.) And then we talked to Luke Howard who did want to debut his TALK DIRTY TO ME at TCAF. (see pic below!) We were lucky in that Luke already had planned to have a table. So, while we aren’t technically exhibiting, we sort of are. So, please swing by and pick up that helluva good looking book from Luke at table 208.

This year also marks a TON of TCAF people who are AdRelated…

Jon Chad, Joshua Cotter, Mike Dawson, Sophie Goldstein, Luke Howard, David Plunkert, Ethan Rilly, Rune Ryberg, and Alexis Ziritt. (Hmm… I wonder why I’m table-dropping Aziritt?)

So, really, check them all out. They’re all great.

And keep an eye out for Pitzer who just might be walking around the show for the first time ever. (i.e. not stuck behind a table).