Pre-orders for the Strangers In Paradise Omnibus are coming in and they are so very much appreciated. We had a nice run of orders for the first few days by informed folks who were waiting for the door to open. And I’ve asked—well, begged—people to spread the word to the rest of the world. I really need the orders to keep coming. So far I have 151 orders. Diamond is ordering 800. That’s 951 orders for 5,000 books. That’s what I’m up against. I believe with all my heart that more than 951 people want the SiP Omnibus. I’ve bet all my chips on it. I hope I’m right, but the trick is getting the news out to people, because so many SiP fans are not typical comics fans. Remember all the reports of SiP readers being wives and girlfriends and non-comic readers? That’s who we have to find now and let them know this exists. So please blog about the Omnibus Pre-order offer, add it to your pinterest, tumblr, whatever. Help me spread the word, whether it’s on a comics related page or not.
The window for preorders will be open until A) we sell out B)late June, when the books arrive from China. Once we ship the 1st book order, the pre-order deal is off.
The pre-order deal is easy: order at the the SiP home page and your order will come with an exclusive print that won’t be included with orders once the book is shipping. We are offering the a 2nd, different print for retailer orders. It’s one print per box set.
All the Omnibus details are at the SiP home page. Feel free to grab any text and pictures you want to make your posts elsewhere. If you do so, you will have my undying love and loyalty. If we make this work, I’ll pretty much be your cocker spaniel.
Here’s a very kind commentary by David Goodman at Geekadelphia on Strangers In Paradise and why you should buy the Omnibus box set. So very much appreciated.
I love how readers who write to me from New Zealand sign off as “from Middle Earth”.
So many times during the day I wish I had a What Would Katchoo Do bracelet. Would you like one too? I’m thinking of making them. What color would you like? What is the color of SIP/Katchoo?
Before The Dark Knight, it was like this…
I signed 26 copies of my cover variant of Drew Hayes Poison Elves and sent them back to Ape Entertainment. They will be chase variants for retailers who order in bulk, so your odds of finding one are slim, but I have a short stack of them myself and I plan to sell them for the going rate when the book is released and forward the money to Drew’s family. They deserve it.
Today I’m inking Rachel Rising 16. Deadline is Monday, then we go to Anaheim for Wondercon next weekend. We’ll have a new booth display (that’s the kind of thing we get excited about), both Rachel Rising TPBs, the new SiP 20th Anniversary Print and Tshirt, the How To Draw book, Echo Omnibus and SIP Pocket Editions. Uhmm… and art. I always bring a portfolio of original art. Artists like looking at other artist’s pages, and sometimes a page is bought. They’re all for sale. I plan to take all the pages for Fables 107 to Wondercon and offer them as a set at half the price of my SiP pages. Some of the Fables pages are over the top, so I hope this attracts a collector. The income will be used to pay for, you guessed it, the SiP Omnibus printing.
Back to work