This flyer has all the info you need. Wednesday, August 22nd, 4 to 7 in Elmira, NY. If you’re in the local area, or Central NY, come see me. Buy a book, get a free mini-print! It’s totally worth it, folks. After the signing, we drink! Keep up with updates either here or on Facebook.
Hey all! Here is an early review of Tails: Book One, by none other than Timothy Callahan. Go to the page and you’ll find a link to the interview I did with Tim back in 2009. Jeez, this webcomic is over 3 years old now. Almost kinda hard to believe.
As for the main shipment of the books, my publisher informs me that they should be arriving this week. I’ve called and called, with no real concrete response, so we’ll have to hold our breath and wait. It’s like waiting for water to boil…over 5 months. If any of you are anxious to finally get your hands on this book, believe me, I’m equally as anxious!
Later, folks! I’ll have more updates soon!
The advance copy of Tails: Book One finally arrived in the mail today. It got to Hermes Press on the 20th, which means the main shipment will be here in 3 – 4 weeks. After that, it’ll be shipped straight to the distributors and onto book shelves everywhere. Is this exciting? YES! The book looks great, too. Matte finish cover, slick interior; the final product looks like an art book, I tell you. And all for only $16!! Now’s the time to order, folks. (I know, I know, I told everyone to pre-order in January and there was a huge delay, but now the books are finally here, so you can trust me. Only thing that could go wrong is if the shipment is lost at sea, so I think we’re safe) Order here. My wife sure is happy with her copy!
Hey all! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Just a few quick updates from my neck of the woods:
- Part of why I haven’t really updated the blog is because I haven’t really had any good news. ‘Tails: Book 1′ is still delayed, and there’s a strong possibility that the book may not even be here until August. Apparently, the printer in China received the print file early May and sat on it for 3 weeks before finally going to press. No communication or whatever. I wish I could just say ‘thems the breaks’ as usual, but this pisses me off royally.
At any rate, advance copies should be arriving this month, with the main shipment late July. After that, the books are shipped to the appropriate warehouses for immediate distribution. If there’s anything I learned from this experience, it’s to never, ever count on release dates. Sigh, sorry. I could sit here and apologize all night, but that would be redundant. Just know that I, as the creator of ‘Tails’, am TRULY sorry to anyone and everyone who ordered the book early.
- My new house is starting to lose that new house smell. I dunno, is that a good thing or a bad thing? I’m feeling more comfortable here, now that the house has lost its initial allure. It’s no longer ‘the house I own’ just ‘the house I live in’.
- The missus and I just filled out applications for APE in October and the Brooklyn Comics Festival in November. Fingers crossed on the books being here by then. E-mail me or leave a comment if you know of a smaller convention in your area that you think would be good for me to attend.
- Watched ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ last night because the wife wanted to watch a ‘dumb super-hero-esque’ movie. Dumb doesn’t really begin to describe it…
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Now, I know what some of you are thinking. “Hey, how come I need to go to 2 separate stores to get all my ‘Tails’ loot?! Is this a scam?!” Hardly. When the books arrive (and to those who pre-ordered, I’m really sorry for the delay, it’s unfortunately out of my hands at this moment), you’ll be able to order ‘Tails: Book 1′ along with the other merchandise to avoid paying 2 separate shipping costs. The trade-off is, ordering from my personal store means paying the full $15.99 cover price for the book. Ordering the book through Amazon.com means you’ll receive their discount (cuz let’s face it, they’re Amazon and that’s what they do).
Speaking of ‘Tails: Book 1′, Amazon’s new targeted release date is July 10th, which is over-shooting it a bit. The book should be in stores, and in your hands, something around June-ish. I want to apologize again to everyone who pre-ordered early and now has to wait and extra 1-2 months. Unfortunately, thems the breaks in the comic publishing world.