It usually happens just like this at my house. As a result, I have a tendency to sometimes buy TOO MUCH of something and keep an overstock behind the scenes…. vitamins, coffee, tp…. so in a sense, it’s feast or famine. Sigh.
In case ya ain’t heard… The new Squid Row book will be arriving soon. A compilation of 2012-13 toons in stunning full color… in a 128 page softcover is dropping soon. There is still time to Pre-order a copy over at Etsy which will get you a free Randie poster and an original art ”scribble” in yer book’s front page. Don’t miss out on the free stuff!
(The photo here is approximately what the poster will look like… vewy, vewy similar)…
***** The books are in route! BUT I will extend pre-orders until the end of the Month… April 30.
So… if you are in the Cannery Row area anytime soon… and you like things with tentacles… The Monterey Bay Aquarium is the place you wanna be! They just opened up their new Squid/Octopus/Cuttlefish exhibition… I will be visiting in the near future and will photo document the occasion. I loves me some Squid…
If you write “Do Not Bend” on your mail going out… you will get charged more for your postal needs. I tell truth. I went to mail out the latest issue of Art-o-rama (it’s coming to you now, subscribers) and I wrote, as I have in the past, those crazy words DO NOT BEND on the envelopes. THIS TIME, however, I was charged A WHOLE BUCK EXTRA! That is until I said, “uh, wait up a sec.” It was explained to me, right then and there, that this is what happens now when you write that on the envelope. More Postage. The nice postal lady then proceeded to SHOW me how a postal worker might bend the envelope, which I wasn’t really happy about.
Long and short. Your Art-o-rama issue is coming to your mail box; It might be bent. I am sorry (Except for yours, Audra. You got the extra postage).
Meet Betsy Streeter… self professed nerd, cartoonist and writer (of nerdy things)…
Okay… the illustration at left is NOT Betsy Streeter, but anyhow…. Betsy is going to be my table mate at the coming Big Wow ComicFest in San WHOA-say come mid-May. I hope you’ve marked your calendars.
Betsy, retro-futurist and pen & penciler of Neptune Road, was introduced to me by my tooner pal, Alex “Shoe” Schumacher at last year’s Alternative Press Expo. ”Shoe” and I shared a table at APE last year… and he introduced Betsy and I… and now we three shall share a table at Big Wow. It’s funny how that works. Roads that converge… and lead to Big Wow.
Betsy not only is the mastermind behind Neptune Road, but she is also a novelist and (traditional) cartoonist (whatever that means). Check out her website to see what I mean…
Guess what!? If you pre-order your copy of Down But Not Out on Squid Row, you will receive a specially printed poster for free! That is right… you will not only get your copy of the new Squid book sent directly to your home … first and before the non-pre-order people, but you will get a signed sketch-doodle in the front of the book, and a groovy signed (by me) Randie poster.
Now, here are some stats… the book is 128 full-color pages and is like the previous book in size and quality (8.25″ x 9″). THIS one, however, is printed in the USA by Keness. The poster is pretty nifty…. it is also printed by Keness and is a frame-able 8.5 x 11 size. As I indicated, I will sign it.
Sooooo…. what do I do, you may ask, to get all this stuff?
Option one: send me a check (made out to Squid Row Comics) for $14.95 PLUS $6 shipping ($10 if you are not in the USA)… and it will come to you (book shipment arrives in mid to late April).
Option two: go to squid row comic’s page on Etsy.com and pre-order it there. You can use a credit card or PayPal or whatnot.
Option three: find me on the street, throw lots of money at me and I will get you the goods when stuff arrives without all the shipping and handling… this option works well if you live near me.
Squid Row Comics:
5 E. Gabilan Street #205
Salinas, CA 93901