Paper Biscuit #2
A Second Full Issue. Here it is. Full color cover, forty interior pages, natural color pages, B/W art with a touch of warm grays. I had mock-ups that showed that the line work was going to work but I held my breath for a while. I’m glad to breathe that sigh of relief now. It looks gorgeous, if I do say so myself.
Forty pages of story book, no production sketch section, no editorial thank-you’s and background on the story. Just story. After the launch of the first issue I had wanted to tackle a way to really set this story up without rushing it (one would think that forty pages would be more than enough). I hope you all like it when you see it. Although I’m all anxiety right now. Not about waiting for the day I can set it in front of people at the SD con. No. Just the plain WAITING!!! Them furshlugginer books AIN’T HERE YET!!!
Westcan had the books bound and set in motion to deliver the books to me last Friday. It’s in a truck right now. Heading south from Canada. It will take the whole week to get here! It’s scheduled to arrive this coming Friday. I had such a lead time on this thing and now I’m on pins and needles waiting for the books, which are already done, to get here on the last work day before I’m to take my trip down south!
Easy…easy…calming down. There are fallback positions to take and all will be handled. The books will get there no matter what. It’s just that I had hoped to have this time to do other things rather than worry about the delivery of those books. Sheesh.
Anyway…Enrico and I are frantically preparing our offerings for this year. Have a listen. First, Enrico has his half of Fragments to show, Intermezzo—it is so good, you all will want to buy two. Check it out on his website, he has pictures. Then, a return engagement of the Art of Mia. But last and most certainly not least, a second, all new issue of Adventures of Mia! How about them apples!
As for me, I’ve got the aforementioned Paper Biscuit #2 making it's debut--get a couple, honest to God stories I've heard of friends appropriating the one copy. Next, after selling out at last year's SD Comic-con I had a year of saying that I may reprint it at a later date. Well, it's here now, a second printing of the small book that can, Paper Biscuit # 1.5. I hope to see all of you who couldn't get a copy last year, 'hear? And finally, where would I be without the one that started it all, straight from Japan, the ever durable Paper Biscuit #1. Had enough? We also have last year’s darling of an art book, Fragments by yours truly and Enrico.
Okay, we went all out and got ourselves a booth. Check us out in booth No. 1422. There we’re going to have t-shirts--Mia t-shirts, Haiku t-shirts, Nina t-shirts, Peg t-shirts in a variety of colors and sizes.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we also have a limited edition, hand stomped by the aritsts themselves…Pin-back Buttons! A varied collection of buttons from both Enrico and I to collect and treasure forever—we won’t be making them again after this year and we only made a limited quantity. Get them while they last, seriously.
So, it seems that this year is going to be the year to beat. We look forward to seeing you all. In the meantime I’m taking a walk around the block to get my circulation in check. See you in San Diego!