Wednesday, October 17, 2007
In stores today is AWESOME: THE INDIE SPINNER RACK ANTHOLOGY, a 208 page book that I edited and contributed a 6 page story to (previously blogged about here). All profits from the book are being split between the Indie Spinner Rack podcast and a scholarship for a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. I'm just as proud of this book as I am exhausted from putting it together.
The cover was designed and illustrated by Jon Adams, one of my favorite cartoonists (he also contributed some comics). The inside of the book is just as kick-ass, and has over 200 pages of all-new original comics by Al Columbia (yes, THAT Al Columbia), Alec Longstreth, Andy Runton, Bernie Mireault, Dave Roman, Fred Chao, Fred Van Lente, GB Tran, J Chris Campbell, Jamie Tanner, Josh Cotter, Kazimir Strzepek, Liz Baillie, Liz Prince, Matt Kindt, Matthew Bernier, Neil Swaab, Nick Bertozzi, Raina Telgemeier, Renee French, Robert Goodin, Roger Langridge, Sam Hiti, Sarah Oleksyk, Steve Hamaker and loads more.
The book debuted at the Small Press Expo this past weekend was a raging success and we sold a lot of copies (Jeff Smith bought one!). It will be in comic stores tomorrow (if they ordered it) and we're having a launch party with free beer at Rocketship in Brooklyn on October 19th, which will be attended by about 20 contributors. Come on down, have a drink, buy the book and get it signed by a bunch of people - you won't be disappointed.
If your store didn't carry it or you can't make the party, the book can also be ordered here.