Birdcage Bottom Books and Hic & Hoc SALES!

Birdcage Bottom Books, a fine purveyor of excellent comics, is having a 20% off sale from now through Dec. 1st! They are currently carrying my minicomics, Unfortunate Mishaps in Aviation History, The Unusual Death of Gregory Biggs, and Trepanation: Elective Surgery You Need Like A Hole In The Head!, all of which can be purchased for 20% off by using the code BBB BLACK FRIDAY at checkout in their online store.

ALSO, from now until the end of the year, Hic & Hoc Publications have temporarily reduced the price of their books, including Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends, the anthology of nonfiction mystery comics I edited. You can pick that up in their online store for only $9! The holidays are fast approaching – buy comics for someone you love.

The Cartoon Picayune on ComiXology!

The fifth issue of the The Cartoon Picayune, “Hard Work,” is now available to download on ComiXiology!

Here’s a description of the issue from the website:

“Issue #5 has four stories on a theme of “Hard Work.” Andy Warner, a cartoonist published in many venues including Slate, has a story about the sex workers in San Francisco fighting to change to their legal status. Emi Gennis takes us back with her historical comic about the Radium Girls of the 1930s. Erik Thurman and Editor Josh Kramer round out the issue with two shorter stories about the hard work of South Korean coffee shops and a cookies food truck, respectively.”

You can download all that for the low, low price of only 1.99!

“The End, Oh Well” Anthology

The Small Press Expo is nigh! I am currently sitting at my gate at the airport in Kansas City, awaiting my delayed flight to DC. Before I finish my trek across the country, I wanted to make one final SPX-related announcement:

Many moons ago, I contributed to an anthology project that has finally come to fruition! My short, fictional story is featured in THE END, OH WELL, an end-of-the-world themed collection boasting an outrageously talented lineup of artists. The book was edited by the venerable Luis Echavarría Uribe, and it is set to debut tomorrow at SPX!

If you’re going to be at the show this weekend, swing by Luis’ table to grab a copy. He’ll be at W42. I’ll be at F4A selling my minicomics, unsolved mystery anthologies, and other ephemera. See you there!

Morbid Swedish History Tote Bags

Who wouldn’t want a tote bag featuring this haunting image from one of history’s great doomed arctic expeditions? Well, maybe a few people. But you, you have refined taste. You know that when you’re walking around the show floor next weekend at the Small Press Expo, you’ll want a practical and fashionable bag to carry around all the comics you’re going to buy, and you’re going to want it to reflect your interests in both art, and nineteenth century Swedish adventurers.

These are 15.5″ x 13″ cotton tote bags with a 16.5″ navy blue handle, and matching navy blue imprint design. Big enough to hold your books, an umbrella, or whatever you need – and sure to be a conversation starter.

Come find me at the Small Press Expo on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th to get your tote bag. Only $10 at the show.

It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s An Aviation History Button Set!

They’re here! My four-piece aviation history button set! And they look fantastic! These small, sepia-tinted buttons will look great on bags, or jackets, or whatever. Check them out:

These buttons are each 1″ across, and each set of four contains:

*S. A. Andrée portrait button
*Hydrogren balloon button
*Nieuport 17 biplane button
*Franz Reichelt & his parachute suit button

I had these buttons made through the Busy Beaver Button Co., and am very happy with how they turned out! Each set of four buttons has been bagged up and will be coming with me to the Small Press Expo, where they will be available for purchase for $3. Anything I don’t sell at the show will be for sale in my online store once I return.