The Strangers in Paradise Omnibus began life as three hardcover books in a slipcase in 2009. The entire story was collected in two 1,024 page books while all the covers and assorted pinups were collected in a third book, the Cover Gallery. The print run was limited to 1250 copies and they all sold before most people even knew it existed. Before the year was over copies of this mythical unicorn were selling on eBay for way too much money. Ever since then the number one request we hear is from readers is to bring that hardcover back into print. So we have!
This is a new printing of the exact same book we issued in 2009. The only way to tell them apart will be the legal indicia inside, and the color of the book numbers on the spine was changed from red to blue. That’s it. Every page and image is identical to the original because it was just perfect. We’re very proud of this definitive edition and this is the book I recommend to read the series.
The SIP HC Omnibus ships in November, but I recommend you preorder your copy now to insure you get one. Ordering from us directly gets you some nice perks like signatures and an exclusive print, personal attention to your order, and those always priceless bragging rights as first on your block to have it. This book will be offered to retail stores after the preorders ship, but a wait-and-see approach isn’t advised for this 12 pound beast, it has a reputation. 😉
I’ll post more behind the scenes details soon. Meanwhile, to preorder your copy now, click this link.
We’re now taking subscriptions for the new series, Five Years!
It’s $69 for 10 issues. That works out to be one year for me because I release a new issue every 6 weeks.
This offer is for US ONLY. Sorry, we can no longer offer foreign subscriptions due to the ever changing, rising costs of international postage. This was a difficult decision to make, but the circumstances are beyond our control.
Here is the other sketch I posted a year or so ago that, well it didn’t exactly break the internet but it made a dent in it: Zen Hulk. I offered a free hi-res file of it for the enjoyment of fans. It was all for fun. Since I’m posting the Catwoman, you may want a second chance to grab the Hulk, too. Just click the little picture and it will take you to the hi-res image you can download. Remember, this is fan art, it’s free. Keep it that way or you will be exterminated. 🙂
I posted this sketch of Catwoman playing with her favorite toys and it was so popular I’ve decided to post the high-res version here for download so people can have a good print out for their own deviant office space use. I did the same with my Zen Hulk drawing a couple of years ago and now it’s probably posted in every bathroom in the world. 🙂
So here is a 400 dpi JPEG of the 9 X 12 ” original. Seize is 9MB. Not too bad, eh? Click the little picture icon and it will take you to the hi-res art and just download that.
Do not sell your print! None of us own Batman. This is free fan stuff for fun. If you sell it you will be exterminated. Have a nice day. 🙂
Here’s a new, thoughtful interview (audio only) about my creative process and what it’s like to live with these wonderful characters, with Russ Burlingame. I’ve known Russ for years and he knows my books inside out, so the conversation was very easy and organic. It also happened this week while I’m in hibernating-writer mode, so my answers were more introspective than during times of convention travel and pr chats. Hope you enjoy it.
And here’s a first look at cover #2 for Five Years. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed #1. The series hasn’t even started yet but I have to make these covers many months in advance for the distributor, so I might as well share them!