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First Look: Castle Waiting Vol. 1 (Softcover Edition) by Linda Medley
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Linda MedleyComing Attractions 18 Oct 2012 6:13 PM

Castle Waiting Vol. 1 (Softcover Edition) by Linda Medley

Castle Waiting Vol. 1 (Softcover Edition) by Linda Medley

At last, Volume 1 of Linda Medley's beloved Castle Waiting is coming out in an omnibus softcover edition following multiple printings of the hardcover collection. If you've never read this wonderful series before, this fat, affordable paperback will be the perfect place to start! Here's a quick peek at one of the advance copies we received a few days ago — you can read the entire first chapter for free right here, and we'll be posting more detailed previews in the near future. We'll have copies available in about a month and it should hit shelves shortly after that.

Cover Uncovered: The Grammar of Rock by Alexander Theroux
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Coming AttractionsAlexander Theroux 18 Oct 2012 5:00 PM

The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th Century Pop Lyrics by Alexander Theroux

If you like erudite and sharp-witted cultural criticism you'll want to get your hands on this forthcoming collection of essays by Alexander Theroux, titled The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th Century Pop Lyrics, when it's released in January. Covering a century of pop music from Ira Gershwin to Ghostface Killah, Theroux deconstructs and evaluates the very nature of the pop song. We're just putting on the finishing touches and packing it off to the printer and, by gum, it's 160 pages longer than when we first announced it. And why yes, that is a vintage Robert Crumb drawing on the front cover.

Max's Vapor blog
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under MaxComing Attractions 11 Oct 2012 11:53 PM

Vapor - Max

Vapor, the long-awaited new graphic novel by Spanish master of surrealist comics Max, comes out next week in his home country from our fine colleagues at La Cúpula (in Spanish and Catalan editions, shown above), and our English-language edition is now rescheduled for June of next year. To celebrate (and promote) the book's arrival, Max has started a new blog exploring the creative process of the book, posting developmental artwork, inspirations, and other behind-the-scenes info. It's all in Spanish but Google Translate does a pretty fair job with it if you're not multilingual.

LRNS #5 Is Out, Onto LRNS #6!
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Love and RocketsGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 10 Oct 2012 5:26 PM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 - cover line art by Gilbert Hernandez
(click image to enlarge)

The indefatigable Gilbert Hernandez has already turned in his cover to next Fall's Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, featuring "Killer" in a pose and milieu that long-time LR fans will find familiar (and which picks up from the storyline in #5). That issue's stories will also tie into the life-of-Luba graphic novel "Poison River," albeit in an unexpected way.

Covers Uncovered & more: December releases a-poppin'
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskiRichard SalaMoto HagioMichael KuppermanmangaLinda MedleyJoe KubertJim WoodringJack JacksonComing AttractionsBill Schelly 4 Oct 2012 1:00 PM

Our production department has been cranking away and all the rest of our books coming out in 2012 (and one for next year) are now at the printer. I have a bunch of new cover images and excerpts to share, so let's take a peek, shall we?

Castle Waiting Vol. 1 (Softcover Edition) by Linda Medley

Castle Waiting Vol. 1 (Softcover Edition) by Linda Medley — the beloved, best-selling fantasy classic, now in paperback! Read the full first chapter for free! Available online in late November, in stores in December!

The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio

The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio — a foundational manga classic, published in English for the first time in a single, gorgeous hardcover volume! Read the full first chapter for free! Available in December!

Jack Jackson's American History: Los Tejanos & Lost Cause

Jack Jackson's American History: Los Tejanos & Lost Cause — two masterful and unflinching recountings of Texas history by an underground comix legend! Sample both stories in a free 26-page excerpt! Available in December!

Problematic: Sketchbook Drawings 2004-2012 by Jim Woodring

Problematic: Sketchbook Drawings 2004-2012 by Jim Woodring — a massive survey of the heretofore-private sketchbooks of one of comics' greatest visionaries and visual stylists! Sample 20+ pages for free! Out in December!

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Beta Testing the Apocalypse by Tom Kaczynski — heady (and sexy, and suspenseful, and funny) comics short stories reflecting on society, the individual and the man-made environment! We already revealed the cover but now you can read the short story "Music for Neanderthals" in its entirety for free! Avaliable online in mid-December, on shelves late December/early January!

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 2 by Michael Kupperman

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 2 by Michael Kupperman — the 2nd hardcover collection of the hit series that sets the standard for contemporary humor comics, collecting issues 5-8 plus a full issue's worth of new material! Yuk your way through a free 16-page sample! Avaliable online in mid-December, in stores late December/early January!

Weird Horrors & Daring Adventures: The Joe Kubert Archives Vol. 1

Weird Horrors & Daring Adventures: The Joe Kubert Archives Vol. 1 (edited by Bill Schelly) — early, pre-Comics Code work by one of the all-time greats! Check out our 22-page excerpt to browse the Table of Contents and read 3 full stories for free! Avaliable online in mid-December, on shelves late December/early January!

Delphine by Richard Sala

Delphine by Richard Sala — collecting the acclaimed "Ignatz" comic series, with Sala's twisted take on the tale of Snow White from the "Prince Charming" point of view, in a beautiful hardcover. Read the first 9 pages (plus gorgeous full-color chapter-break pages) for free! Out in January!

Holy moly! We're busy!

Lost Cat's back...
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeJasonComing Attractions 3 Oct 2012 6:21 PM

...cover:

Lost Cat back cover illustration - Jason

There's the kitty! Following yesterday's reveal of the front cover art for his May 2013 graphic novel Lost Cat, Jason now unveils the back cover art.

First Look: Pogo Vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash & Vols. 1-2 Box Set by Walt Kelly
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Walt KellyComing Attractions 3 Oct 2012 3:29 PM

Pogo - The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash

Pogo Vol. 1-2 Box Set

We are happy to reveal these first glimpses of Pogo - The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 2: "Bona Fide Balderdash" by Walt Kelly and the Pogo Vol. 1-2 Box Set! (Another, "CGI" view of the box set is below.) And that's not all we have to share! Check out a big 34-page excerpt from Vol. 2 including the detailed Table of Contents, 16 pages of dailies, 5 Sunday pages, and incidental artwork right here. These pics are of advance copies; these megillahs will be arriving in 4-6 weeks, though why not pre-order yours right now? (And yes, box set slipcases WILL be available one way or another — details forthcoming!)

Pogo Vol. 1-2 Box Set

Lost Cat cover, probably
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeJasonComing Attractions 2 Oct 2012 4:44 PM

Lost Cat cover illustration - Jason

Jason has returned home to Montpellier from his Montreal jaunt and is back to posting images from his next graphic novel Lost Cat (coming in May 2013) on his always-delightful blog, including what he says will probably be the final cover illustration, above.

First Look: Nancy Likes Christmas by Ernie Bushmiller
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ernie BushmillerComing Attractions 25 Sep 2012 3:10 PM

Nancy Likes Christmas by Ernie Bushmiller

Get ready for a second helping of silliness and Sluggo in Nancy Likes Christmas: Complete Dailies 1946-1948 by Ernie Bushmiller, coming this November! It's another three years of goofy gags and graphic genius packaged with pop-art panache, and featuring an intro by Zippy creator and Nancy aficionado Bill Griffith. Our advance copies have arrived here at HQ (obviously) which means we'll be bringing you more previews and sneak peeks in the days to come; in the meantime you can get your pre-order in here, and find a money-saving deal on a combo of this and the previous volume here.

First Look: Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown by Carl Barks
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under DisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 24 Sep 2012 4:30 PM

Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown by Carl Barks

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, with more advance copies of holiday-themed books arriving at our door. Hitting shelves in November, it's the third book in our smash hit Carl Barks Library series, Walt Disney's Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown! Another snappy hardcover collection of some of the greatest comics ever made, presented with our usual commitment to quality... need we say more? How about a 24-page excerpt with the Table of Contents and a big chunk of the featured title story? See that, and pre-order copies for under the tree and on your shelves, right here.