HeroesAdCon

June 2nd, 2014

YES!!!

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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?)

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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!

details:
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.)

Son of SALE! SALE! SALE!

April 25th, 2014

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

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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

details:
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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MoCCA Art Fest 2014

March 18th, 2014

Hey Gang!

It’s that time of year! The cool spring weather ushers in the Society of Illustrator’s MoCCA Art Festival… April 5 & 6.

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We’re pretty excited about this year for a number of reasons. First, we’ll be hanging with good ol’ Katie Skelly as she introduces the world to the collected Operation Margarine. If you just can’t wait for the MoCCA Art Fest, Katie is having an event at Desert Island on April 3rd, too.

Second, the SoI-MoCCAAF asked if I would be a judge for this year’s Excellence prize. As many of you know, I just can’t wait to push my opinion on others, so I said of course.

Third, a little birdie should tweet tweet some exciting news.

And lucky you who live in NY, because it appears SoI-MoCCAAF went and made it a week-long celebration. Lots of stuff to see and do.

We’ll be at table H1. Hope to see you there. (Photo borrowed from Out of Step Arts 2013 photolog.)

Paul Pope Diesel Prints / Serigraphs for Sale

February 28th, 2014

Update: These have sold. Thanks for all the interest and help in spreading the word.

Given the amount of projects we have planned this year, and our hesitation to dip our toes into crowd-sourced funding, I find myself at a point where I’m ready to part with some of the collection.

We are selling two limited, beautiful, Paul Pope serigraphs that were created by Axelle Editions during his work with Diesel.

Both have been stored in their original shipping tubes since they were received. I recently opened both to inspect and photograph. I will go into further detail of each below. I am also using some information about each print from illustrator/designer/collector Jakob Westman. Jakob is a great resource and is allowing me to use the information, for which we thank him.

I thought I’d first offer these here before trying ebay.

Paul Pope Diesel Light Trailer Print / Serigraph

I agree with Jakob (see below) that this print is even greater than expected. The inks are LUSCIOUS and ooze Pope. Due to the size of the print, I did not unroll it fully. The print comes wrapped around a tube, within the shipping tube, and used bubble wrap to center, so it was very protected. (Since I didn’t unwrap this print fully, if a defect is found on the upper portion of the print, I will adjust/refund accordingly.)

From Jakob Westman:
Light Trailer by Paul Pope.
Paul Pope did a special museum quality 12 color silkscreen print called Light Trailer with Axelle Arts in 2006. The print was nominally commissioned as a birthday gift for Diesel owner Renzo Rosso, but there was also a retail edition available online and at NYC area Diesel stores.
This is the Holy Grail of my print collection. I was looking for it for a long, long time, and when I finally got my hands on it I was overwhelmed. It was even greater than I had hoped.

Size: 112 x 142 cm (44 x 56 inches)
Edition: 125
Number: 29
Price: $550
Shipping: Buyer’s preference and responsibility
Shipping weight: 5 lb.

Photos (mine, Jakob’s, interenet):

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Paul Pope Diesel Rose Print / Serigraph

While this is a nice print, my opinion is that is pales a bit when compared with Light Trailer. First, it’s smaller (which actually might be a good thing.) Second, it’s more of an “uncoated” print as opposed to the “coated-ness” of Light Trailer. Also, I noticed a vey slight ding to the upper left corner, so I am discounting accordingly.

From Jakob Westman:
Rose by Paul Pope
A 12-color screenprint which I *think* was done as a 51st birthday present to Diesel Industries’ founder, Renzo Rosso in 2006. Not 100 % sure though. The screenprint has a nice and weird glow-in-the-dark print to the right of Rose’s elbow.
Size: 85,5 x 81 cm (36.7 x 32 inches)

Edition: 25
Number: 21
Price: $475
Shipping: Buyer’s preference and responsibility
Shipping weight: 3 lb.

Photos (mine):

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Thanks. Any questions, feel free to ask.

The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack in May from AdHouse Books

February 25th, 2014

The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack in May from AdHouse Books

The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack
by Jon Chadurjian.
Published by AdHouse Books

OH GEEZ! There is no one as unlucky in all of North Dakota as Bobo Backslack. All he wants to do is work hard at his job, get a girlfriend and make his mom proud, but it seems that all forces from the natural to the supernatural are poised against him. His miserable life is exquisitely detailed within these pages.

Details:
2C cover
184 1C pages
8″ x 8″ SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-28-2
Shipping May 2014
Diamond Order Code: MAR140803

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Operation Margarine in April from AdHouse Books

January 31st, 2014

Operation Margarine in April from AdHouse Books

Operation Margarine
by Katie Skelly.
Published by AdHouse Books

Trouble tuff girl Bon-Bon and rich girl runaway Margarine make a motorcycle escape from the mean streets of the city to the desolate roads of the desert, holding their own against the elements, biker gangs, and each other.

details:
104 1C pages
5.5″ x 7.5″ SC
$12.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-26-8
Shipping April 2014
Diamond Order Code: FEB140884

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B+F Tour!

January 20th, 2014

It’s with excitement and pleasure that we announce the B+F Tour to promote Gregory Benton’s latest creative endeavor.

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“B+F,” Gregory Benton’s MoCCA Award of Excellence-winning fable, explores an otherworldly forest with a woman and a dog as they encounter its denizens, both benevolent and malicious. A wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation.

We really hope you can make it out to one of these stops.

Washington DC | February 15, 4pm – 6pm
Big Planet Comics Bethesda

Richmond, VA | February 16, 2pm – 4pm
Velocity Comics

Philadelphia, PA | February 17, 6pm – 9pm
Locust Moon Comics

Seattle, WA | February 22, 6pm – 8pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore

Vancouver, BC | February 23, 5pm – 7pm
Lucky’s

Portland, OR | February 24, 5pm – 7pm
Floating World

Halifax, NS  | March 5, 5pm – 7pm
Strange Adventures

Montreal, QC | March 7, 7pm – 9pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Cambridge, MA | March 8, 4pm – 6pm
Million Year Picnic

Portland, ME | March 9, 3pm – 5pm
Casablanca Comics

Chicago, IL | March 22, 7pm – 9pm
Quimby’s Bookstore