I’m very excited, today the new SIP series hits stores! I won’t say much about it this early in the day. Just go grab a copy and read it and start this new story with us from the beginning. This is your perfect jumping on point, first issue, new story!
Available in stores worldwide TODAY!
Now available online at Comixology.com.
Now available on our website.
Last day to sign up! 2018 SIP XXV subscriptions, all 10 issues!
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I’m bumping this info to make sure you don’t miss out. We are offering subscriptions for the new 2018 Strangers In Paradise XXV series. The cut-off date to get on the subscription list is January 10. After that date, the list is closed, no more subscription requests can be taken.
If you purchase a subscription, you have the option to purchase ONE blank Sketch Cover of SIP XXV #1. This will be a rare version of the #1 issue, limited to our subscribers who purchased and the retailers who received one for every ten SIP XXV #1s ordered. So, only subscribers who opt for it and customers who negotiate a copy from their retailer will end up with these.
Obviously I can’t draw on all the blank Sketch Covers before they go out because I’m working on a deadline with the series. The series gets all my pencil time. So grab a blank copy while you can, have your favorite artist draw on it, draw your own homage to SIP on it or hang on to it and at some point I’ll take commissions on these. I’m not scared, I have a feeling the Sketch Cover club is going to be very exclusive.
Order your subscription here: http://abstractstudiocomics.com/product-category/strangers-in-paradise-xxv/
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It’s hard to believe but 2018 will be my 25th year in comics. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like it’s been 25 years because I’m doing what I love, writing and drawing comics. And sketching. Sketching is an important part of the creative process, sort of a midway point between that wispy idea in your brain and the finished art you share with the world.
The 25th Anniversary Sketchbook is 216 pages of my favorite and most influential sketches, from 1993 to present day, collected in one trade paperback. And by influential, I mean that sketches are often the seed to something that later appears in a story, or in my case, inspired an entire series. One sketch spawned the entire Strangers in Paradise series, another sketch inspired Motor Girl. Those drawings, and many others like them, are in this book with my notes and comments.
The 25th Anniversary Sketchbook is available in two versions, softcover and hardcover. The softcover hits stores in early December and sells for $16.99.
The hardcover edition is available only through Abstract Studio. Price is $28.99. The hardcover has an impressive gloss-on-matte cover. It’s a beauty! If you would like this special edition hardcover, place your order HERE.
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November 22. That’s the day Motor Girl 10 should hit the stands. I loved working on this book. It was a chance to honor some very brave people who risk everything to help others.
In December, No Man Left Behind, the 2nd Motor Girl trade paperback, comes out. It collects issues 6-10 to complete the story. And, if you’re waiting for a one book omnibus, you’ll have to wait until March.
Also in December, the 25thh Anniversary Sketchbook. This is a 216 page TPB collecting the best sketches and artwork over the span of my 25 year career. Putting it together was a trip down memory lane. The book looks fantastic because Robyn helped me with the design. She has better taste than I, me, moi. Thanks, honey!
SIP XXV Subscription offered!
In January, we start the new years with the first issue of Strangers In Paradise XXV. Now is the time to let your retailer know you want this ordered. Now is when the retailers are placing their orders. Now is when you request your local comic shop, LCS, to put SIP XXv on your pull list. Or… sign up for a subscription. We are offering this service to North America and Europe. If you live elesewhere, you can contact us directly to try and work something out. We are offering the subscription UNTIL the first issue comes out, then the list is closed for the rest of the year. So you have now until January to sign up. Price includes the 10 issues of SIP XXV plus shipping. Click HERE to sign up.
SIP XXV Sketch Cover variant:
Subscribers also have the option to purchase a very limited blank sketch cover version of issue #1. This variant will only be available to subscribers and retailers who can get 1 for every 10 regular covers ordered. As you can imagine, the number of sketch covers in existence will be very limited. We won’t be offering this on our webstore and we won’t be selling it at conventions. It’s a perk for the retailers and subscribers who support our work. Thank you!