New interview at CBR



Here's a new interview I did at Comic Book Resources for the stories in my book You Don't Say (out May 20th from Top Shelf/IDW). Soon after doing this phone interview, I realized that the last few months of sleep deprivation had taken a toll on my ability to convey thoughts clearly-- sorry if it's a bit rambly or cloudy. Email interviews only for the next couple of months..!

You can directly pre-order signed, sketched copies of You Don't Say from me here, and I'll send them out as soon as they arrive.

January 2014-- recap of press and new releases!

Happy New Year! It's been a bit, so here are some of the recent goings-on:



* The French edition of March: Book One is out now-- it's titled Wake Up America: 1940-1960, and is published by Rue De Sevres. 

* An Italian edition of Sounds Of Your Name will be out in early spring, titled Condizioni and published by Edizioni BD's Psychopop imprint. More info soon!


* I'm currently drawing a horror comic with acclaimed writer Scott Snyder (The Wake, American Vampire, Batman, Superman: Unchained) for the In The Dark anthology hardcover, edited by Rachel Deering. It'll be available in April via IDW Publishing!

* Here's a new interview I did with Bloomington's own WFHB a couple of weeks ago, discussing March and other books, punk, scamming photocopies in the 1990's, working for folks with disabilities, and other topics.

* I'm proud to announce that March: Book One made Comic Book Resources' #3 book of 2013, several best-of-year lists at Comicosity, and #3 of 2013 at Mental Floss! In addition, the collaborative team of John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and I made "Comics Team Of The Year" over at Comics Beat. Thanks so much!


* I'm about 25 pages away from finishing work on Rick Riordan's Heroes Of Olympus: The Lost Hero (with writer/adapter Robert Venditti and colorist Orpheus Collar). That'll be out in October from Hyperion Books!


* I'm also finishing up work on You Don't Say, which collects all my out-of-print, unpublished, and new short comics stories from 2004-2013. It should be out in late 2014 from Top Shelf! More info soon.

MARCH gets The Colbert Bump!


Congressman John Lewis appeared on The Colbert Report last night to discuss our new graphic novel March: Book One-- in case you missed it, here's the two-part video clip:

PART ONE

PART TWO

We got a ton of press on release day, and have broken into Amazon's Top 100 books (reaching #2 so far on the graphic novel charts). Here are some reviews and interviews from The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, and Comic Book Resources.

Thanks, everyone, for responding so powerfully and sincerely!




THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS in CBR's Top Books of 2012!

The Silence Of Our Friends (written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos, and drawn by me) landed at #59 on Comic Book Resources' Top 100 Books of 2012, sharing company with powerhouses Becky Cloonan (Conan The Barbarian), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Katie Skelly (Nurse Nurse), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Jeff Smith (RASL), Julia Wertz (The Infinite Wait), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys), Gabriel Ba (Casanova), Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo), and Ed Piskor (Wizzywig).

Congratulations to all these talented comics friends!

new COMETBUS book, new interviews & video!

Hey everybody! Back from San Diego Comic Con, and TCB'in. .

* I did a bunch of all new illustrations for the new Cometbus collection, Add Toner, which is out now! I have some copies for $12 each-- you can paypal me at harlanrecords@yahoo.com, and the store will be updated soon.

* I just did an interview with Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 about my new book, Any Empire. You can read it here.

* Here's some video of a presentation I did in April in my hometown as part of the Arkansas Literary Festival, courtesy of Mark Barnes. Thanks Mark!

* San Diego ruled again this year, though I miss not getting out to the Adventure Time beach party. Thanks, everybody, for stopping by the booth to meet and talk and pick up the new tome!