Dangerous Weekend at England’s OK Comics and San Diego’s Comedian Con!

Final week we talked about how had actual hassle monitoring down the signed bookplate included with Dangerous Weekend for retailers ordering a selected variety of copies.  There are 4 shops on our personal inside “radar” for the Atlanta metro space, and none had ordered sufficient.

(I’ve little doubt that greater than sufficient had been ordered between them, and this is able to have been an ideal alternative for the shops to have pooled their assets.)

However we seen that a number of exclusives have been provided by way of OK Comics out of Leeds, England:  their copies of Dangerous Weekend have included the bookplate we have already famous, a second bookplate — a store-exclusive, additionally signed by the three creators — and a store-exclusive postcard promoting Jacob Phillips’ Previous is Prologue, anticipated from Picture Comics subsequent yr.

As of final week, in addition they nonetheless had signed copies of Felony #1.

That second bookplate is outwardly restricted to 100 prints, and it bears an in depth resemblance to the candidate cowl which Sean Phillips most well-liked however was rejected for a coloration scheme too intently matching the earlier hardcover novella, My Heroes Have All the time Been Junkies.

OK Comics has been promoting the e-book on its A-frame sidewalk signal, proven beneath.  Apparently they initially ordered sixty(!) copies, and greater than three-fourths of the shop’s preliminary inventory bought that Wednesday. Even with placing a maintain on mail orders that Friday, the shop rapidly bought out of its preliminary inventory by Sunday.

The shop now has extra copies in inventory and so they’re as soon as once more taking new orders by mail. We will affirm that they settle for PayPal and so they DO ship internationally.

In the event you’re inquisitive about ordering Dangerous Weekend from Leeds’ OK Comics, e-mail Jared at store@okcomics.co.uk.

On the opposite facet of the pond — and a pair mountain ranges previous that — there’s one other Dangerous Weekend unique being provided at San Diego’s Comedian-Con Worldwide, which has a preview tonight previous to its official opening tomorrow.

Picture Comics introduced their con-exclusive merchandise, panels, and signing schedule simply final Friday.  Among the many unique gadgets obtainable at sales space #1915 is a “jacketed hardcover” version of Dangerous Weekend, with jacket artwork by Sean Phillips, for the standard retail value of $16.99.

Proven above, the jacket artwork simulates a “particular collector’s version” assortment of Danny Dagger tales from Hal Crane, the topic of Dangerous Weekend.  The jacket wraps across the covers, with the pretend e-book’s description and its creator’s bio folded inside, and the jacket options the identical worn look — and, we suspect, the very same digital weathering impact — discovered on earlier magazine-sized variants for Felony and The Fade Out.

Ed Brubaker is attending the conference this yr, on its 50th anniversary, and he despatched out a e-newsletter late yesterday with the schedule for his appearances on the Picture sales space.

It is principally the identical schedule as final week’s press launch — with one extra 10:00 am signing on Saturday, July 20th — and the Picture story notes that the signings are 45-60 minutes, and are “ticketed” occasions requiring wristbands given out on a first-come, first-served foundation.

Brubaker additionally notes that the jacketed copies of Dangerous Weekend will probably be obtainable to individuals who purchase the e-book “whereas they final.”

Please notice: there are just a few hundred of those printed for the conference, I consider, so they’ll go quick – I do not even have one but. I hope to flee with a replica or two when nobody on the sales space is wanting.

By our watch, the primary signing is nearly to start.

It is value mentioning that Friday evening, July 19th, is awards evening at Comedian-Con, with the 31st annual Eisner Awards.  Picture Comics made historical past sweeping the “Finest New Sequence” class, and a pair different nominations caught our explicit consideration.

  • My Heroes Have All the time Been Junkies was nominated for Finest New Graphic Album.
  • Sean Phillips was nominated for Finest Penciller/Inker for his work on Kill Or Be Killed in addition to Junkies.

We’re positive we’ll have extra later in regards to the Eisners and some different gadgets from Brubaker’s e-newsletter, which features a three-page in-progress preview of Felony #7, particulars on a pair August appearances, and a hyperlink to a his current commentary-track podcast for Dangerous Weekend.