1. blorgblorgblorg said: yo i am trying to get a budget down for SPX, how much will haunter and it never happened again be?

    NB: Frontier #5, my SPX debut book, will only be available to buy at the Youth In Decline table (J5). But I’ll sign copies for free. 

     
  2. Here’s my SPX schedule! For most of the weekend I’ll be camped out at Table N7 with Daryl Seitchik (across from Uncivilized Books at M10), selling/signing copies of Frontier #5, It Never Happened Again, Haunter, Wicked Chicken Queen, and some other minis. I’ll also be at these things:

    Saturday - 1pm Signing at Retrofit (E5) with Madeleine Flores                  Saturday - 3pm Signing at Youth In Decline (J5)

    Sunday - 3pm  Panel on Internet Comics with Rebecca MockBlaise Larmee, and Emily Carroll, moderated by Bill Kartopoulos

    My Retrofit comic Wicked Chicken Queen is also up for an Ignatz for Outstanding Comic, which is very flattering and exciting. So I’ll be at the Ignatz Awards on Saturday night too.

     
  3. youthindecline:

    Frontier #5: Sam Alden is coming very, very soon! Our latest issue will be officially debuting at Small Press Expo this Saturday, 9/13!

    Frontier #5: Sam Alden features a new 36-page comic, which deals with family legacies, summer vacation, and sinkholes. It also includes an interview with Sam Alden, who is one of the most interesting new voices in comics of recent memory, creating kinetic stories that often mix nostalgia and challenging topics with formal/visual experimentation.

    After a marathon Risograph printing session, this gorgeous 36-page issue is complete — printed over 17 hours in Bright Red and Purple inks!

    The book comes backs from the bindery tomorrow, and will be going out to subscribers and to pre-orders just before SPX! Subscribers also receive a little gift: an Uno Moralez-designed YD sticker :)

    Full details on our SPX table and signing schedules go up tomorrow!

    Really excited to see this book happen. Youth in Decline kicks ass.

     
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  6. Comics for Grownups on It Never Happened Again

    guttergeek on It Never Happened Again

     
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  10. unused page from Wicked Chicken Queen

     
  11. youthindecline:

    I’m extremely excited to share the cover of Frontier #5: Sam Alden!

    This is the latest issue of our ongoing monograph series, and features a brand-new 36 page comic by our friend Sam Alden, a supremely talented cartoonist and storyteller in the midst of a remarkable and prolific year.

    Sam’s issue will be printed on Risograph in two colors, and debuts next month at Small Press Expo on September 13, 2014. As with all issues of Frontier, subscribers will be receiving theirs in the mail (along with a little surprise again this time!). 

    More details on the book and pre-ordering options will be added in the coming weeks to the Frontier #5: Sam Alden listing on the Youth in Decline site.

    This is my new comic! Come to SPX.

     
  12. retrofitcomics:

    Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden has been nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic! Congrats to all the nominees!

    Man, thanks to the Ignatz nominating committee and congratulations to all the nominees.

     
  13. Another illustration for the Slate Book Review: Choire Sicha reviewing the Magicians trilogy. Thanks again to AD Dan Kois.

     

  14. My Uncivilized book It Never Happened Again is actually, finally, officially out this week, so here’s a cumulative review roundup

    The Comics Journal | Slate | Publisher’s WeeklyBookmunch | This Is Infamous | Panel Patter | Goodreads | Comic Book Resources 1 and 2

     
  15. I’m doing the illustrations for the Slate Book Review this week; this one’s for a piece on summer reading. Thanks to AD Dan Kois.