Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.
Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with their smoky, sweaty ambiance, tequila sunrises, and jazz. But between his trumpet and his flame Betty, things are going astray. Betty is drowning her need of him in expensive champagne, something someone else is more than happy to provide… something he’d much prefer, like her, would just stay chilled.
MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY: The Murder of Stanford White
To celebrate Halloween, we’ve got both a trick and treat for you.
The trick is that we’re sharing the first half of the first volume of our fantastic horror and humor hybrid Zombillenium, a book that MTV Geek called “a real find.”
It’s about Francis von Bloodt a vampire and a good family man, who manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…
We’ve been distributing the best of Random House (Pantheon, etc…) and Macmillan (First Second and such) to the comics trade until recently. Now that we’re moving over to IPG we need to get rid of extra stock rapidly!
We need to sell off the few remaining copies of Will Eisner’s series of charming adaptations he had done of various classics. All books remaining are discounted from 7.95/8.95 to $3.95 for paperbacks, $15.95 to $8 for hardcovers and even the signed and numbered editions, limited to only 300 are now at $19.95 instead of $50!!
Come and get ’em before they all fly out of our warehouse!
Also, don’t forget to check out our sales where many other books of ours, as well as some from other publishers like Acme Novelty Library and the 9/11 report are on quite a sale as well!