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|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstore, events||4 Dec 2007 12:19 PM|
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Castle Waiting Vol. II #9
by Linda Medley
A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil — but about being a hero in your own home. This issue: Tolly, Jain and Simon continue to be shocked at what they do — and DON'T — find in the Castle's secret passageways; meanwhile, Chess struggles to face one of his greatest lifelong terrors, and Dr. Fell has lunch.
24-page B&W comic $3.95
A Loud Humming Sound Came From Above is a new book with cover and interior illustrations by our own, beloved Richard Sala and collecting twelve of Johnny Strike's genre-bending stories that weave together elements of vintage crime or sci-fi pulps in work that recalls variously the writings of Philip K. Dick, Edgar Allan Poe, William Burroughs and Raymond Chandler. Settings include a hellish prison workshop, a mercenary methadone clinic, and a hotel where the suicidal find a terrible reason to live; characters include the unlucky, the delusional, the sociopathic, and those doomed to see reality with a crippling clarity.
Joshua "Brainiac" Glenn listed our book BEASTS! in his Boston Globe gift guide and then brought it to my attention that there is currently only one copy available on Amazon at regular price-- and one used for $72. Not wanting to see people needlessly waste their money I figured I'd announce that we are, indeed, coming out with a paperback edition next year. It won't be as fancy as the current edition but it will contain all the same great artwork. I don't foresee changing anything about the contents, although it will likely have a new cover design. Of course, if you read Chinese you may want to pick up the foreign edition that is being printed very soon.
Also, if you read the "BEASTS!" blog I set up a while back then you already know that I've decided to continue the anthology into a second volume with all new art and all new cryptids. And you've seen Jaime Hernandez's piece for it.
[Above: Dave Cooper's Bapets from Vol.1]