THIS IS A COUNTDOWN
We haven’t mentioned it up until now, but the release date for DEAD LETTERS, which was originally April 23rd, has been moved up to April 2nd. That’s three whole weeks earlier that you (and us) get to get your hands on issue 1 and see what it’s all about.
Because of that, Monday, March 10th is now what comics calls the "Final Order Cutoff" — the very last chance for retailers to up their orders on the book before it goes out to print and wings its way to stores and to you.
So if you haven’t already and you have a few minutes, call your shop and ask them to order you a copy or twelve, ask for that sweet Ronald Wimberly variant (also, we have other variants, but we’re keeping hush hush about those), let them know you want to support this book, support us as creators, ask for a subscription if you’re feeling like making a commitment.
You can print out the form above to bring to your shop, tell them the name of the book (that’s DEAD LETTERS out from Boom!) or give them the order code (that’s FEB141035). If you’re not sure where there’s a shop near you, you can find one. If you don’t have a shop near you, you can always order from a number of online comics retailers.
Thanks for all your excitement about the book, all the likes and reblogs on everything up until now. But this, this is our last weekend to really whip the horse and get it bolting over the finish line as loud and huge as possible, so any assistance you can give spreading the word, we’ll owe you a huge hug at whatever show we run into you at (we will be at Heroes. Just sayin’).
So proud of Dead Letters…please pre-order #1!
From my art Tumblr:
Preview shots of “Malade D’Amour (Lovesick)” that I drew for Garfield #23 by Boom Studios. (In stores now!)
The amazing Rachel Dukes drew a super-cool Garfield short in our latest issue, in stores NOW. Go cop it ASAP!
Get to know Assistant Editor Chris Rosa a little better with a game of 20 questions.
How long have you worked at BOOM! Studios?
What is your Job title?
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Working with amazing creative people from all over the world
What was the last movie you saw in theaters?
12 Years a Slave
What song or type of music do you like to listen to while you work?
KCRW’s Eclectic 24, and a daily dose of Hall & Oates
What’s your favorite (non-comic) book?
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
Do you have any pets? If so what are their names?
How did you discover comics?
When I was a toddler, my father used to get comics every week from his job – Corrections Officer on Rikers Island – which he’d bring home for me. Those comics were how I learned to read, and I’ve never looked back.
What was your last job you had before working BOOM!?
Manager of a comics shop
What is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t believe in guilty pleasures, so let’s go with dancing anytime, anyplace.
What are the three most important things in your life right now?
Becoming smarter, stronger, and exploring my surroundings as much as possible.
Can you take a picture of your desk as it is right now?
What’s your spirit animal?
What was the last single issue comic you bought?
Rachel Rising #21
What’s your favorite quote for a song or book right now?
“All a man’s got is the integrity of his work.” – Ralph Wiley
What hobbies or interests do you have outside of comics?
Menswear, cooking, salsa dancing, CrossFit
What is your favorite meme or internet gif?
Who is your favorite fictional character in comic/film/TV/novel?
What is your proudest moment?
Joining the BOOM! Family in September 2011
I’m this week’s featured BOOM! Studios employee…
Check out my main man at booth #1344 all NYCC weekend.
Favourite Director/Actor Collaborations: Kurosawa/Mifune
Between 1948 and 1965, Akira Kurosawa directed 17 films. Of those 17, Toshiro Mifune starred in all but one. While the two had a falling out after the filming of their last collaboration, Red Beard, their mutual respect for one another remained intact until the end.
Kurosawa has this quality, this ability to bring things out of you that you never knew were there. It is enormously difficult work, but each picture with him is a revelation. When you see his films, you find them full realizations of ideas, of emotions, of a philosophy which surprises with its strength, even shocks with its power. You had not expected to be so moved, to find within your own self this depth of understanding.
— Toshiro Mifune
I am a person who is rarely impressed by actors, but in the case of Mifune, I was completely overwhelmed.
— Akira Kurosawa
1968 Bertone Alfa Romeo Carabo
If a Namormobile existed, this would be it
I want every piece of clothing in this picture
“I love her randomness.”
“Tell me about a time she was random.”
“Three hours ago. I went to pick her up, and I found her double-dutching on the sidewalk with some kids. Then she went inside and came out wearing this.”
Weird Adventure, featuring the Mannister.
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