Avoided the heat last week by going to my mother-in-laws house (with my talented wife in tow), ate her food and watched her movies while she was at work (I owe her a trip to Italy, so please by our books ;-)

Watched Harry Potter the Deathly Hollows part deux --Liked it quite a bit actually.
New shop orders over at Jim Hanley’s Universe and Forbidden Planet New York (ordered some weeks back, so, new-ish order) two of our staunchest supporters -- please support them so that they may continue to support us.

More new shop orders from Chicago Comics, Atomic Books, and Fantastic Comics for, you guessed it, The Death of Elijah Lovejoy by none other than Noah Van Sciver (he recently put up an excerpt from his graphic novel, The Hypo on his blog-- very cool!). All top notch shops-- in a couple weeks they should have their orders and perhaps 5 of your green backs...? Do it! You recall me blathering a bit about Escapist Comic Booksore ordering our books 2 weeks back? Well, the other shop that sprung from the ashes of Comic Relief is Fantastic Comics. They are the one that inherited (in a manner of speaking) the physical shop of Comic relief while Escapist Comic Bookstore inherited the back stock and the cats.

A couple of excellent mini’s by our pal, Willy D AKA Will Dinski to enter our web shop sometime next month.

Speaking of mini’s, we have details on a book we are doing with Vincent Stall, the proprietor of King Mini International. It’s looking likely that we can pencil in the date for an October launch for Things You Carry. This of course could change. It’s going to be a gorgeous little book in any case, I mean check out that cover! Just bought an ISBN for it too. Actually, I bought 100 of ‘em.

Lastly, last Friday was Zak Sally’s fortieth! Go support the man -- buy his comics!!


In 'Da News: New Distro, New Shop

Tony Shenton, who just so happens to be our main man and sales rep. has been been pushing Noah Van Sciver’s 'The Death of Elijah Lovejoy' aggressively, which is awfully kind of him. He even got on the horn, calling it “...the best handmade minicomic of 2011 so far.” BOOYAH!! We now have a publisher page listing off books available to shops through Shenton as well. What this all means of course is you ought to order away (and why not make it today?)!

A fair portion of the 2DC catalogue is making it’s way over to John P. at Spit and a Half. Spit has some excellent, obscure and amazing small press comics, zines, art books, and other miscellaneous visual paraphernalia. Do check it out and order it up! I don't think you will regret it. You’ll likely see John at just about any small press show as he tours frequently. Also, like Noah Van Sciver, his drawings have a way of multiplying, becoming several different beautiful comic books. The drawings themselves must have some king of drinking habit to include the copious amounts of workahol they consume. For example John’s regular output of touring, distro-ing, and 'King-Cat Comics' comic-ing, he also has a new book, 'The Next Day' just released by the nice folks at Pop Sand Box. It’s a beautiful book, I just bought a copy of it myself. And before I derail myself any further, it looks like John has a new book coming next year as well as a split with Noah that is forthcoming! That's all I am trying to say, he is busy and on top of a lot, go support him and us while you're at it!

So, back to tooting our own horn: the orders keep on coming for 'The Death of Elijah Lovejoy' and I say-- keep ‘em coming! Last weekends new retailer was the Escapist Comic Bookstore, based in Berkley. They have quite a bit of history for a newer shop as they acquired Comic Relief’s back stock (prior to it shuttering) and their two cats. They also added a couple copies of 'Yearbooks' by Nic Breutzman to their order. If you are in the area and curious as to what we are up to, visit the Escapist Comic Bookstore and buy our comics!!

Over at Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago, another damn fine shop, Neil Brideau has just informed me they received their order. And thanks to Ed Choy Moorman, we’ve had a sale at that shop too. Thank you kindly gentlemen! I hope thar be more where that be coming from!

Lastly but certainly not least, it’s been confirmed but maybe not formerly announced that 'The Hypo' now has a home at Fanta! Congrats to yah yet again Noah-- the stars align for you sir and your glorious mustache!


K-I-S-S-I-N-G: Noah and 2DC get more love for their Lovejoy baby

"Noah Van Sciver's The Death of Elijah Lovejoy is his single strongest work to date..." --Rob Clough, High-Low

We love yah Noah!

"Van Sciver also uses a lot of interesting panel shapes which often help convey the chaotics circumstances of this story." --Xaviar Xerexes, ComixTalk

I've had my eye on our pal Noah Van Sciver for a little while now and when I saw his Lovejoy comic on his blog I saw this as a strong leap forward in his work. It made me wish I were a wealthy fellow instead of small press comics publisher-- so as to shower him with dough (not bread or cookie dough-- MONEY!), so as to allow him to continue the good work in style. In any case, I am immensely pleased that Noah and 2DC were able to bring this project to life with Zak Sally over at La Mano. I think it's a perfect fit if I do say so myself. AND, I am really happy about these reviews we have been having come in too! The Death of Elijah Lovejoy really is a tasty salvo for Noah's upcoming graphic novel about Abraham Lincoln, The Hypo. That book is going to rock so hard!

We recently got another order from a shop we had not had any books at previously-- the awesome shop that is Floating World Comics! I have not been there myself-- but I really really liked no, LOVE the Diamond Comics newsprint anthology that FWC puts out. It is a glorious thing!

Well, I gotta split, my wife has to update her mouth therapy blog.