Monday, July 20, 2009

Awakening Release Countdown: Zero Hour!

Just a short one today, folks. Making some last minute preparations for San Diego (leavin' tomorrow!) but I wanted to make sure you all heard the news...

GET TO YOUR LOCAL COMIC SHOP WEDNESDAY TO GET YOUR COPY OF AWAKENING VOLUME ONE!!

The countdown is OVER and we've FINALLY arrived. Thanks so much to everyone for sticking with us through the roller-coaster getting here. I'm pretty confident it'll go much smoother from here on out.

Be sure to come by booth #2635 and say hello to myself and Alex as well as the rest of the Archaia crew. We'll have Awakening Volume One on hand for you to check out and Alex and I will be happily signing all week (Alex gets in on Friday for all you folks who want to touch true greatness).

Alex and I are also participating on a panel on Saturday, 7/25 with the amazing Chandra Free (The God Machine), Matz (The Killer) and... SPOCK?!

5:30-6:30 Archaia: New Titles— Come hear about the great titles Archaia has in store, including Awakening (with writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn), The Killer (with writer Matz), and The God Machine (with creator Chandra Free). Then: You've watched him for three seasons on NBC's Heroes playing Sylar and on the big screen as Spock in the new Star Trek movie, but what do actor Zachary Quinto and his colleagues at media production company Before the Door Pictures have to do with Archaia? Find out exclusively at this panel, which will feature Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson of Before the Door Pictures, plus appearances by top-secret special guests with additional announcements! Room 5AB

See you on the left coast, me scallawags. More release news, signings, and all that fun stuff next week.

We love you.

- Nick
www.NickTapalansky.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Almost heeeeeeere... Awakening Pre-Order Initiative

OUR TOP STORIES...

HOLY SHIT IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING!

Got yer attention? GOOD! Because Awakening Volume One has just arrived in the states from the printer and should be hitting Diamond's warehouse tomorrow. That means if we're lucky, the books will be hitting stores next Wednesday or, at the absolute very latest, on July 22nd. Get ready, kids. And for all you California natives or intrepid travelers heading out that way in, oh I don't know, two weeks or so, be sure to get your books and head on over to the San Diego Convention center to say hello. Don't panic, ye of little faithers who might not have pre-ordered - we'll have copies at the show too.

Those of you who want to take advantage of Amazon's sweet discounting, though, can still do so of course!

http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-One-Nick-Tapalansky/dp/1932386483/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242403586&sr=1-1

As always, your friendly neighborhood Barnes & Noble is able to pre-order for you too.


AWAKENING IN THE PRESS...

Check out the newest issue of Rue Morgue (July - #91) for a full-page interview/preview (page 50, "Blood in Four Colors") of Awakening Volume One! It's just hit Newsstands last week so be sure to net your copy (not just because of us - it's one of the best horror mags around with an eye towards culture and quality some other gore mags lack).

And in case you missed my ecstatic update last week, check out our sweet trailer for Volume One on the ol' YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qJQB68NkP0

Big thanks to all our pals who've posted this puppy up for the world to see. Spreading the word about a new book these days ain't easy and everybody's help and support is HUGELY appreciated.

Last, though certainly not least, I'm happy to announce the launch of NickTapalansky.com! While some of it is still a work in progress, the site is up and mostly operational. It was designed by the illustrious Kate "Monster" Glasheen (http://www.katiecrimespree.com), the illustrator of Archaia's Hybrid Bastards!. Check her out, check the site out (http://www.nicktapalansky.com), and check YOU out. Wrrd.

Not familiar with Awakening? Unsure still what it's even about? Check out a sweet preview/interview and an exclusive preview of the full first chapter of Awakening Volume One, supplemental material and all! Get over CBR STAT!

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=21437

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter with @AwakeningComic.


LOCAL SIGHTINGS INCLUDE...

SUMMER/FALL!
San Diego Comic-Con (July 22nd - 26th with Archaia)
New York Anime Festival (September 25th - 27th in Artist Alley with Jackie Santiago)
Baltimore Comic-Con (October 10th and 11th with Archaia)
Albany Comic-Con (November 1st with Jackie Santiago, Mark Holmes, and Luke Mierisch)


KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LATEST AWAKENING UPDATES! WE WANT YOU TO JOIN...

...our brand spankin' new Awakening mailing list! Sign up and receive release information, special promo news, signing and convention appearance updates and more! Just sling an e-mail* on over to AwakeningComic@gmail.com with the subject "Sign Me Up!" to get started. You'll be happy you did.

First edition was held back until the book was confirmed as in-country and ready to roll - first edition due out pre-SDCC!

*Remember kids, ask a grown up first!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Awakening Volume One Trailer!

So, Blogspot was being unhelpful yesterday... Let's try posting this here again.

And, failing that, you can always get your existential horror fix on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qJQB68NkP0

Now then, on with the show:

video


Watch. Love. Pre-order.

http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-One-Nick-Tapalansky/dp/1932386483/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246374754&sr=8-1