Lovejoy at Copacetic

The latest shop to get on the Noah Van Sciver // Death of Elijah Lovejoy band-wagon is the Copacetic Comics Company. While I have never made it to Copacetic myself, that shop looks to be a comics / art / literature / media mecca. So folks in Pittsburgh, why don't yah treat yourself to some gorgeous tactile media and stop on by the Copacetic Comics Company? I don't think you'll regret it. And besides, how could you not want to add a little bit of that Noah Van Sciver magic to your collection?

This image is snipped from a bunch of misprints of Noah's Lovejoy comic booklet. We plan on having a show sometime this year involving those misprints and some originals from the comic itself. For those unaware, the entire book was printed by La Mano's head-cheese, Zak Sally (they have their own press!). Anywho, I'll keep yah in the loop on that as it develops.



Ha! I think the last time I used that word was when I was 12 or so and would bike to Target every day after school with my friend Thien-Mihn (I don't remember how to spell his name -- it's a mystery that I can spell my own as my spelling is indeed that atrocious. Maybe you've noticed?). We would go there purely to steal comic book cards. What put a stop to my early years of thievery was that I was hit by a car -- which at the time I was pretty sure was an act of god telling me to knock it off or something.

Anyways, this image was ganked from Noah Van Sciver's blog. It's a preview of a newsprint comic that he is splitting with Nic Breutzman AND that we are publishing early next year. The title of Noah's story is the The Cows Head and is based on some folklore. Noah has another preview of a short story that we are publishing next year titled The Lizard Laughs. That story is going inside a new anthology that we are starting sometime in 2012. I'll be talking more about that at a future date. To see more cool stuff that Noah is up to, like 1999 (put out by new comics publisher, Retrofit) check out his blog.

Before the month is out I will be adding a small distro section on the blog as we have a few of Will Dinski's gorgeously designed and illustrated mini's that we'll be selling direct. Speaking of which, Will just finished a new one in collaboration with Mark Ehling. The story is called The Old Guys and will be made available in two formats -- one, as a short in the literary journal, The Nashville Review, and two, as a very limited mini, which you can take a gander at above. In the interim, hit up Will's blog for details. I'm pretty sure these handsome mini's will be making it to the aforementioned distro section of the site in the near future.

Oh and before I go, Will is designing a little comic to fit squarely on our new business card. That ought to be "out" in time for Vincent Stall's Things You Carry launch this October.


A peek at King Mini's new book

Hello folks! So a couple of weeks ago, Vincent Stall's work was previewed on MPLS.TV -- some of which, like the image to the left, was a re-jiggered version of his upcoming graphic novel Things You Carry which we will be launching at Gallery CO this October 9th, which is a Sunday. He will also have a ton of drop-dead fucking gorgeous screen prints available at the show. That large bulge of bills in your pants is going to want to buy a few of 'em so be sure to stop by and pick up his new comic!

In other news, Metro Magazine is running a promo in collaboration with the Twin Cities Zine Fest, giving away a bunch of free zines / comics / and the like -- heck you could even win a free copy of that comic we did with that Noah Van Sciver fella, The Death of Elijah Lovejoy! All you have to do is email giveaways@metromag.com by August 15th, Monday at 5pm. So get cracking! And if your brain requires more deets prior to writing that time consuming email, follow the link to see some of the other participants or check out their neat zine right up here.

Speaking of the Zine Fest, Nic Breutzman made it into the City Pages Comics Issue! And if you should take a look at his comic and dig it, well, he just might have something for your peepers at the Twin Cities Zine Fest in September, perhaps a new mini-comic? I was hanging out with Nic the other day and got to see a bit of his upcoming newsprint split with Noah Van Sciver that we are publishing early next year. It's looking really great and I think we are all in for a treat!

Did I mention that my wife is participating in the Plush You Show at Schmancy Toys this October? Well, she is and we are flying to Seattle for the opening! I just bought tickets for the show a couple of days ago. We are definitely going to hit up the Fantagraphics Book Store and some vegan food places, not sure what else. It's bound to be fun though!