A lengthy – probably too lengthy – article about the upcoming Truth Serum graphic novel has been posted at The Pulse.
Truth Serum has been solicited in the November issue of Previews! Listed under the name City Cyclops, you can now order many, many copies of the Truth Serum collection due out in January. Here's the full-page ad we've purchased for an absurd amount of money.
Back from the Wizard World Chicago, we had a wonderful time drawing sketches for people, eating overpriced "food" and seeing grown men parade around in skin-tight clothing. Here's a picture of Jon Adams pretending to draw.
We've recently returned from a week-long event in the Virgin Islands, helping kids to write stories and, in one case, make comics. A young boy seen here takes a comic drawn by Jon Adams and fills in the blank panels with his own (only-slightly-less-skilled) drawings.
Later, a child who claimed his named was Deedee spent some time with us. Later he recanted, explaining that everybody else in the room was named Deedee. He also requested that a monkey be drawn.
In stores this week is the Strange Eggs anthology with a 3-page story and back cover by our beloved Jon Adams. When asked to elaborate upon his contribution, Jon said "Did I contribute to that? Oh. Hey look, I did."
From a recent review of the Strange Eggs anthology:
"It should be no surprise that the best stories in Strange Eggs are the ones with the most questionable content. Memorable both for its disturbing allusions to statutory rape and miscarriage, as well as its wordless, esoteric, and innovative narrative, Jonathan Adams' "Fertilizer" was one of the standout pieces, and in conjunction with his stylistically different back cover, he proves himself as a noteworthy talent."
Gosh, that's swell. And we didn't have to threaten anybody or anything this time.
We've just returned from the Alternative Press Expo! For those of you who missed out, we still have a limited number of copies of the Truth Serum Minature Comic Booklet available. Which is a little surprising, since it was the only thing we had for sale. Several times we had to explain to kind faces that the comics on display were not for sale. Often people seemed to think we were joking, and one girl asked "So this is an information table?"
While the other "professionals" were still setting up their tables, the Truth Serum table was prepared hours in advance. We'd planned to use this time to walk around while belittling other exhibitors, but when faced with the overwhelming amount of innovation and talent present at this year's Alternative Press Expo, we hurried back to our table and cowered under it for hours until we were able to escape unseen.
Below, author Jon Adams is seen peeking out from behind the table in hopes that nobody is watching him. Sadly, though expectedly, nobody was.
Awarded the 1998 Rockville Middle School Comic Show award for "Most Imaginative" the final page of Truth Serum: A Love Story has ben posted on Dark Horse's site.