Update: Strangers In Paradise Omnibus softcover edition
Two days ago I turned in the files for this monster collection of everything SiP. The book is being printed in China, so everything is done via computer and ftp. Once a pdf proof is approved, they will print like mad and send it back to us on, you guessed it, a slow boat from China. That’s why we’re scrambling now in order to get the book here for San Diego in July. The last time we did this, with the hardcover edition in 2009, the boat was held at the dock in China because of a SARS outbreak and we had to FedEx 100 copies via air to us in SDCC in order to make good on pre-paid deliveries. So we lost about a million dollars on each of those copies. Let’s hope that this year China can stay healthy until the boat sets sail.
So, the book is in production! It’s not too late for you to pre-order your copy and get the exclusive print shipping with each one. Once the books arrive, the pre-order offer is over, meaning no more prints. So, decades from now when your daughter takes the family copy to Antiques Roadshow, they will tell her that her copy would have been worth millions more if it had the exclusive print, because only a small number shipped with it… and of course after the creator was convicted on charges of selling the moon and sent there to live out his days, prices on his SiP Omnibus with print soared. Which, unfortunately, your daughter doesn’t have because you didn’t pre-order when you had the chance. Now, I ask you… can you live with that? I didn’t think so.
Pre-order your SiP Omnibus here.
Attorney Ryan Davidson examines the alleged homicide of Echo’s Annie Trotter here. It’s fascinating to hold fictional mischief up to a real light and see the laundry list of infractions. Who will get away with it? Who won’t? And, in case you’re wondering, that explosion in the sky (above)… that was Annie.
Marvel and Audi have teamed up to give comic fans and artists a chance to do something cool. Here is the PR statement:
To celebrate the upcoming release of Iron Man 3, Audi and Marvel are working together to give consumers an interactive experience with the Iron Man “Steer The Story” comic book contest. The crowd-sourced digital comic book will give Iron Man 3 fans the opportunity to become a co-creator of the final panel of the comic book, as well as direct Iron Man’s fate and help decide the outcome of his adventure. The final US-based submission will have the opportunity to win an original art board signed by Marvel artists and a trip to Comic Con for an art review by a top Marvel editor. Additionally, everyone who submits a final panel will be acknowledged in the final page.
Click here to work on Iron Man with Marvel and Audi!
In the Coming Soon Dept:
Grimm Fairy Tales #85, from Zenoscope will have a variant cover sponsored by my LCS, Bedrock City in Houston. They asked me to draw the cover, based on a well-known classic golden age comic Strange Tales #5. With color by the invulnerable Brian Miller, I think it came out very nice. You’ll have to track this one down, but you shouldn’t have any trouble if you go to the source, Bedrock City.
Okay, back to the drawing board!