Ooof, late start today. How’s about some merch news?
- Not satisfied with merely one Book 4, Kris Straub releases two Books 4 (not to be confused with Book 8): Starslip Book 4 and Chainsawsuit Book 4 are available for your reading pleasure.
- Previously available: Gordon McAlpin (my sporting bet nemesis) has had Multiplex‘s first book, Enjoy Your Show out since September, but now it gets a bump in terms of availability. Diamond Comics (who are pretty much the sole distributor to comic shops) is listing the book in their June PREVIEWS catalog (with a “Movie Comics” theme), where it’s Staff Pick. If you’ve been meaning to grab it, mention it to your friendly local comic shop.
- From the Evil Twin, news that the $50 membership fee for WorldCon, which gets you the right to vote in the Hugo Awards, will also get you an e-copy of all the nominated works, which has a street value of $46. If you didn’t want to wait for a physical copy of the latest Schlock or Girl Genius storylines, and wanted to read about a million other words, this is the Bargain of the Century.
- Following up on yesterday’s Ryan Sohmer twitterfest: the Least I Could Do pilot project is live on Kickstarter, with a goal of US$75,000 in 60 days. Scott & Kris managed to get US$50,000 in about four days, so something tells me this is doable.
- Speaking of Canadian Ryans, Ryan North just broke the news that the Giant Squishable T-Rex is to be sold … let’s let him tell it:
The NYC National History Museum will soon have these T-Rexes – http://tinyurl.com/yds6ne7 – in their store.
I think he means the natural history museum, which would be the American Museum of Natural History, a place that I regularly frequent. Cool news. Even cooler if they can modify their penny squisher to make the T-Rex design say some thing from panel two¹.
- Finally: Steve Wolfhard. Cat Rackham book. Buy it.
¹ Ryan, send me your address, I have something for you.