Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo is now on sale and available direct from the publisher, Last Gasp!!!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
The book is hefty and sexy, and over-sized at 6" x 8.5" with gold-foil on the cover! 272 pages and hardcover, I'm SO EXCITED to share this book with the Same Hat crew. It was a long time in the making, but I am confident you will dig it.
Major thanks and adoration to Same Hat co-founder Evan Hayden for his masterful lettering and book design, and Colin at Last Gasp for believing in the project.
They are shipping direct orders now, and I understand book will be making their way to shops in the next 2 weeks in the United States, and then percolating out after that! If you'd like your local comics stop to carry the book, please have them contact Last Gasp directly via their site.
HERE ARE SOME PREVIEW PICS! (via our friend Deb Aoki's Twitter feed!)
STOKED, STOKED, STOKED.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
But listen up now finally:
THE STRANGE TALE OF PANORAMA ISLAND by Suehiro Maruo is coming soon from Last Gasp. I will have copies for sale at my booth at Toronto Comics Art (TCAF) in May! That's the cover above, except the actual book will have gold-foil printing for the text. And it's hardcover and 274 pages. Will be available online and through stores in the U.S. officially soon after, starting in late-June.
And in case you still don't believe me, here are some proofs from the overseas printer that we approved yesterday:
Also: I just posted on the Same Hat Tumblr the logo designed by my extremely talented friend Jillian Tamaki for "Frontier" - a quarterly art and comics zine I'll be putting out as part of my new publishing house I'm starting this year.
Holy hell, YES -- I'm finally taking the plunge and becoming "a publisher"...!?
I'm currently busy working on all the mundane and exciting preparations to make everything happen; I have very limited and modest goals for release in the first year or so of doing this, and I still am keeping my full time day job and Same Hat going all the while. I am extremely excited to be able to share more details on the company and first issue of this new series in the coming months. The current plan is to debut Frontier #1 at TCAF alongside The Strange Tale of Panorama Island. You should come to the festival... It's gonna be a doozy!
Friday, January 25, 2013
And did you know... the January 6th episode of Renman featured a friendly faceoff between HIDESHI HINO and KAZUO UMEZU!?!?
The comic's theme was 初夢 (hatsuyume - "First dream of the new year") and the competition uses a chess clock approach, with 30 total minutes for each cartoonist. They start it off with a game of janken and Hideshi Hino wins, electing for Umezu to draw first.
Thanks to an Anonymous reader, here is the full episode (for now), enjoy!
And his opponent... Hideshi Hino!!
The episode's judges (Simon, Randy, Paula, Randy 2)
Umezu remains the happiest and sweetest person I've ever met
Hideshi Hino's horrible horror-drawing hands. I actually met him at ComicCon 2005 too, he was very sweet but much less friendly.
The Laughing Vampire/Grandpa
Facing off in their fancy, signature looks.
This is a scene from an imagined buddy film in my mind: "Grumpy Old Mangakas."
And finally, here is their comic! HIDESHI HINO vs. KAZUO UMEZU:
The winner as decided by the judges on the show: KAZUO UMEZU
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Mysterious Underground Men (地底国の怪人) by Osamu Tezuka - October 2013
Below are some pages I dug up from Japanese edition of "Mysterious Underground Men"... I am extremely excited to see where the combined sensibilities of PB's Dan Nadel and Holmberg go in the coming months with this line... very good news for the Same Hat community.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Monday, November 05, 2012
I'll be in New York this coming weekend-- flying our Thursday for a getaway trip with my GF for her birthday. I will be stopping by the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival on Saturday, and slinging comics for a while.
I don't have my own table this time, but will be bringing comics printed at Mission Risoplex (my Risograph print shop). You can pick up the comics at these tables:
- Koyama Press table (U16-17): SF #1 by Ryan Cecil Smith and Thickness #3!
- PictureBox table (D1-2): Glacier/Glazier #1 by Jonny Negron