Tuesday, February 20, 2007

TPO - amazon.com order page now up!

After disappearing from the Amazon.com website for several months, THRILL-POWER OVERLOAD has reappeared. You can't pre-order it from amazon.com yet, but you can sign up to be notified once the book becomes available for pre-order. Ignore the stated publication date of February 2008 - this is wrong. Way wrong. Wronger than Mad Jack McWrong of the Clan McWrong, as Blackadder would once have said.

The TPO will be published during Spring 2007. The plan was to get the book out during February this year, to coincide with 2000 AD's 30th anniversary. Alas, designing the tome has proven to be a massive task and editor Jon Oliver has opted to get it right than meet some arbitrary anniversary date. April 2007 is looking a more realistic publication date at this point. Keep your fingers crossed for it! British readers can pre-order their copy from Amazon.co.uk .

In other news, I've book flights and a hotel room for this year's Bristol International Comic Festival. It's happening May 12-13 at the British Empire & Commonwealth Exhibition Hall and at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Bristol, England. I haven't been to a big comics event for seven years, but felt it was time to get off my butt and go out pimping the TPO book. Hopefully I'll see you there.

What else? Oh yeah. Visit my everyday blog and you can read 28 Days of 2000 AD. to mark the 30th anniversary of the Galaxy's greatest comic I've been running excerpts from the hundred-plus interviews I did with dozens of creators as research for TPO. There's a new excerpt on Vicious Imagery every day during February. Enjoy!