November 18th, 2009


SLG Recession Sale and SLG Radio Rant News

Hey, folks. In a nutshell, SLG Publishing is having an across-the-line, no coupon necessary, 40% off everything sale for the next week or so. A tough economy and some financial curve balls have made the sale necessary in an attempt to put some coins in the coffer, wind in the sails, eggs in the basket, etc, etc, whatever the hell. SLG, as most of you know, has more or less been my publishing home for the past 20 years or so, so I'm of course hoping for the best for them during these times of hardship. And I can certainly empathize, as this has been a rotten month in a tough year for the House of Fun, which is why we've been selling off parts of our collection on e-bay and making art available that I had not ever intended on selling. Anyway, you do what you can, you do what you have to. This is a crazy business to be in even during the best of times for those of us who aren't sitting at the adults table and don't have a trust fund. Sometimes there's little you can do but keep working and hold your breath until the floodwater recedes.

The SLG site can be accessed by clicking here. The search for my comic book crap is here. You can find comics by Andi Watson, Jhonen Vasquez, Faith Erin Hicks, Gene Yang, Dave Roman, James Turner, Scott Saavedra, Phil Elliot and Glenn Dakin, Derf, Serena Valentino and many others, the various Disney books SLG did, and all sorts of merch and stuff you might have been promising to get around to or were previously unaware of and might want to give the once-over twice at 40% off. There's also stuff from other publishers which I assume is included in the sale. I do know that the ten-years too late Milk and Cheese vinyl toys make good holiday gifts, they also make for something to blow up with M-80's in the backyard.

Ah, me.

Speaking of SLG, I will be joining Dan for the full hour of this week's SLG Radio show, the rant-fest begins at Thursday at 5 pm EST. Maybe we'll end up spending the entire time talking about lousy times in funnybook land, or working as a scientific guinea pig for cash, or selling blood or hair, or whatever the hell. Please consider calling in if you have a question or a topic or anything to say. No bill collectors, please.

Thank you.