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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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.


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.

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.

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

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

Basewood in March from AdHouse Books

December 20th, 2013

Basewood in March from AdHouse Books

Basewood by Alec Longstreth.
Distributed by AdHouse Books

Basewood is the story of an amnesiac young man trying to remember his mysterious past. Along the way he meets an old hermit who lives in a treehouse with his loyal dog, a young woman who fights for what she believes and a giant wolf-dragon who threatens their survival.

4C cover
216 1C pages
9″ x 12″ SC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-0-9853004-7-0
Shipping March 2014
Diamond Order Code: JAN14 0835

For additional information, we suggest you head over to see a press page Alec has created.

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2013 Comic Arts Brooklyn

October 18th, 2013

AdHouse Books will be traveling to Brooklyn on November 9th to participate in Comic Arts Brooklyn.


(Image borrowed and altered from Koyama’s Tumblr post!)

For those not familiar, this is the show that rose up out of the ashes of the Brooklyn Comic and Graphics Fest. BCGF was always a monster (quality) of a show, so I expect no less from CAB. Per the image above we are still in the same upstairs room, but have moved across to the other wall to be a Koyama/DQ sammich. #yummy


Like Koyama Press, AdHouse Books is headed to Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9. However, we are only debuting one new book! (fingers crossed) B+F by Gregory Benton. (Also, pre-AdHouser Katie Skelly will be at table D33, so check out her Operation Margarine.)

11AM-7PM  Gregory Benton
11AM-7PM  Chris Pitzer

9 November 2013 | At Mt. Carmel Church, Brooklyn, NY | FREE

Hope you can make it.

AdDistro … Final Countdown!

October 14th, 2013

Hard to believe it’s been over a year since I closed up the AdDistro new product acquisitions.


Well, inventory was such that I thought I’d try blowing out whatever I had left over as well as offer up some rare OOP items associated with AdDistro and AdHouse.

So, point your browsers here to take a look at what we have leftover. I’m only going to run these deals for a week, figuring I can still take a few to shows and what not in the future if they don’t sell. Or trade them to some local dealers who might be interested.

I figure ebay would get all up in arms if I made any extra deals through their portal. (Free shipping, or Free stuff.) So, I’ll say it here… spend some money (over $20 in product) and I’ll start throwing in some free AdHouse goodies.

Also, I DO combine shipping. Sorry if the system in place doesn’t show that. So, refunds will be sent once packages have been packed, weighed, etc.

I guess that’s it. So, long and thanks for the fish!

2013 Richmond Zine Fest

October 2nd, 2013

I’m a bit behind in posting this. Just been busy, sick (almost over it!), and etc., but here you go…


The Richmond Zine Fest is this Saturday October 5 (2013) from 11 – 6 at the GCCR. I REALLY liked the last time I exhbited, so I’m looking forward to doing it again. I also like that Lamplighter will be back (ginger drink!) and that they have an artist alley section this year. Also, lots of peers, friends, etc. will be exhibiting, so it should be one helluva show.

Hope you all can make it out. And just like last time, with this being a Zine show, we’ll be slashing prices on almost EVERYTHING. While it may not be marked, we will be giving deals!