Tuesday, May 21, 2019

American Appearances and Bad Weekend Bookplates!

It's been quite an eventful last few weeks, despite the fact that May is a planned "skip month" for Criminal

We have more to say on other subjects, hopefully later this week, but the biggest news is that the team -- writer Ed Brubaker, artist Sean Phillips, and colorist Jacob Phillips -- have just spent this past weekend in Huntington Beach, California, at the inaugural NCSFest, promoted as "America's Biggest Comic Arts Festival."

We believe this is Ed and Sean's first joint appearance in North America since Toronto in 2014, and Sean Phillips has announced a few more appearances.  He'll be signing books tonight at 6 pm (presumably local time), at Huntington Beach's Strange Cereal -- both père et fil, Sean and Jacob -- and Brubaker will join the Phillips boys tomorrow night at 5:30 pm, at Burbank's House of Secrets.

We haven't seen any news items on the team's appearance, but we'll be sure to update readers if that changes.

In the meantime, the most interesting item for those of us who couldn't attend is the work which the team did signing "thousands" of bookplates, shown above. 

It's quite a rare bookplate, signed by all three creators, and Sean Phillips relays that the bookplate editions of Bad Weekend will be available to stores that order at least 20 copies.

It should go without saying that fans should reserve a copy with their local retailer...

UPDATE, 5/22: ...and on Twitter, we got confirmation that the Final Cutoff (FOC) date for Bad Weekend is June 3rd.  We greatly appreciate the feedback from Boulder, Colorado's Time Warp Comics & Games, and we'd remind readers that time is running out to have your shop reserve your copy.

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