One of our best books this season, The Initiates, about a comic artist swapping jobs with a wine artisan, is on its way to stores now!
Advance buzz from reviewers on this is high, once people get to read this we’re sure this will become a can’t miss for this year! Out of nowhere it rose to bestseller in France recently surpassing 100,000 copies sold.
Check it out here
and see a long preview here.
An Alaskan Crime Drama
Eric Hobbs, Noel Tuazon
Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be a fatal mistake when he sees his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. Inspired by the classic play KING LEAR, THE GODFATHER meets Shakespearean tragedy in this epic tale of betrayal and loss. 6×9, 208pp., B&W trade pb. with flaps, $14.99, ISBN 9781561637294
Meanwhile, back in EUROTICA:
The Diary of Molly Fredrickson
Peanut Butter vol. 7
The Party continues at the Beta Alpha Delta fraternity. Things have gotten even wilder than Molly could’ve ever imagined. Take, for one, the punishment of Jeanne Williams. For that, Molly and Sean travel to the fraternity’s basement to witness first hand what Ron has in store for his rebellious girlfriend. On the way there, they encounter a nun with something extra, the dominatrix Miss Claire and also find out what happened to the would be rapists from Vol. 6! You see, revenge in the world of Peanut Butter is a dish best served… Wet!
8 ½ x 11, 48pp, full color trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781561637287
Zanier’s over-the-top ‘Banana Games’ continue along with a whopping helping of the next ‘Peanut Butter’ and more police sexual capers in ‘District 69’ and “It Could Happen to You.’
Quarterly magazine, full color, $6.99
You can now once again reach us for orders at 800 886 1223 during normal business hours. Dates for when our normal service will resume have been pushed back on both internet (to Jan 4) and phones (Jan. 14)…
However, as noted before, it is possible to reach us at 212 643 5408 on a limited basis.
How we’ve been surviving all this is close to unbelievable, honestly.
Being solicited for now at your comics shop and coming in February:
A Chad Michael Ward Goth trilogy
Autopsyrotica, Devil Engine, Black Rust
A specially priced banded set of 3 of cult phenom Chad Michael Ward fantasy and conceptual art books – a collection of images that fit together in a morbid jigsaw puzzle of wires, women and man-beasts to form a symbolic cyberotic tale of love, redemption and death. Tim Bradstreet calls it “the sum of gothic eroticism.” Will appeal strongly to fans of Ashley Wood and Brom.
9×12, 256pp., full color trade pbs, set of 3, $49.99, ISBN 9781561637270
Meanwhile, over at PAPERCUTZ:
A CHARMING NEW SERIES FROM EUROPE!
Ariol #1: “Just a Donkey Like You and Me”
Emmanuel Guibert, writer
Marc Boutavant, artist
Brand new series from multiple award-winning author Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and renowned illustrator Marc Boutavant! Ariol is your everyday tween donkey with blue glasses. He lives in the suburbs with his mom and dad. His best friend is a pig. He’s in love with a beautiful cow in his class. His teacher is a dog. His gym teacher is a huge rooster. In short, Ariol is just like you and me. Kids will love the real humor around their lives on this one as they have in many other countries!
6 1/2 x 7 3/4, 124pp., full-color paperback with flaps: 12.99
LEGO Ninjago #6
Greg Farshtey, writer
Jolyon Yates, artist
Jay, Cole, Zane, Kai, and Sensei Wu star in the latest exciting adventure from the world of LEGO Ninjago, introducing a whole new menacing world soon to be in toy stores that is so hush-hush we can’t say anything about it yet!
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
The Smurfs #14: “The Baby Smurf”
“Cartooning’s craftsmanship at its height.” — THE COMICS JOURNAL
Baby Smurf arrives in the village! But for how long? On a quiet night in their village, a stork visits the Smurfs and leaves a Baby Smurf on one of their doorsteps. But the next day, the stork returns– the Baby Smurf was delivered by accident and must be returned! As soon as they go to fetch the baby for the stork, they find it’s gone! Where did the Baby Smurf go? And will the Smurfs really have to return it?
6 1/2 x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $5.99
6 1/2 x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
All this time still after Sandy, we have yet to see our phones back in service but at least through a temporary wireless contraption you can reach us if you must at 212 643 5408 (not our regular number 5407 which remains mired in repairs).
Take a look at our Coming Up section and you’ll see we’ve recently put up all books we’ve got planned through June.
Two things of note on that:
Persia Blues, a fascinating exploration into the experience of a young woman expatriate from Iran and her search for identity here, with her past and her country’s past… This, by the way is going through fundraising on Kickstarter right now, more about that later.
Comixology today has posted their next title in our Eurotica imprint, Guido Crepax’ famous adaptation of Pauline Reage’s THE STORY OF O, a classic of submission and bondage.
Check it out!
Our print book has been out of stock, we will go back to press at some point. So right now, this is how you can get it!
Heck, let’s give this a try: we’re joining the stampede out there giving you 20% off all orders of at least $20 worth of books and magazines.
Just make sure to enter code 112 into the coupon field to see your savings!
Also, if using MC, Visa or Amex, make sure to enter the security code,as instructed, into the comment box, as no orders can be fulfilled without this.
And this is good for 24 hours from… now!
On your mark…
That is the theme of what we consider to be one of our best books of the season, take a look at what is being solicited for by us at your favorite comics shop now:
A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs
Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making.
Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He‘s rarely even read comics.
But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one’s life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them? To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar. Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs. The first time a book explores the nature of a man’s vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together.
With guest appearances by Trondheim (Dungeon, Little Nothings), Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and Marc-Antoine Matthieu (Museum Vaults).
8×11, 272pp., B&W hardcover $29.99, ISBN 9781561637034
NEW FROM EUROTICA:
THREE OF A KIND
3 guys get together regularly to compare notes on their latest adventures with chicks. One just adds conquests like a fighter pilot, one is more romantic, the third somewhere in between. All get plenty to talk about in smoldering detail. By the bestselling author of 4 Girlfriends and Room-Mates.
8 ½ x 11, 48pp, full color trade pb., $11.99 ISBN 9781561637164
AND NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ!