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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!
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:
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!
And don't forget to follow us on Twitter with @AwakeningComic.
LOCAL SIGHTINGS INCLUDE...
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)
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First edition was held back until the book was confirmed as in-country and ready to roll - first edition due out pre-SDCC!
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