More brief updates...but at least I'm doing them BEFORE the events in question! Here we go...
* TOMORROW, Wednesday March 28, 2012, Gone to Amerikay, my Vertigo graphic novel collaboration with living legend Colleen Doran goes on sale in stores in the greater North America area. Maybe beyond as well, I'm not sure. Anyway, it's been something like three and a half years in the making and we couldn't be more proud of the finished product or more thrilled to finally be able to share it with you all. I hope you'll all head straight to your local comic shop to pick it up first thing tomorrow.
* We haven't really done that much press for this book, all things considered, but here's our big get for the week of release: a tremendously complimentary blog post on the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy page! I particularly like this part: "It’s a sweeping, detailed, beautifully drawn story of love, betrayal and survival, with a small but crucial touch of the supernatural. It’s deliberately paced and slow to build, but the payoff, as the three stories converge, is worth it."
* Yesterday, we had our first review show up, on Comics Bulletin, and I would have to call it overwhelmingly positive -- 4.5 stars out of 5. "Gone to Amerikay is a wonderful example of the possibilities of the medium... McCulloch and Doran have created a work of art, there is no denying that, and I think it succeeds on every level." And: "Doran's dazzling art...adds further evidence to the argument that she deserves to be held up as a modern master."
* And! This Friday, March 30, 2012, Colleen and I will both be in New York City for the official Gone to Amerikay Book Launch. It will be from 6-8 pm at Harbor Lights restaurant--address and details in the link. The event will include copies of the book on sale, and a portion of every sale will go to benefit The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Admission is free, everybody's welcome, and I hope to see you there!
* And lastly...not GTA-related, but the Stagger Lee reading at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis was magnificent, and I'm so sorry if you weren't there. We had a completely unexpected standing-room-only crowd and they were riveted by the performances of our fabulous cast and musical director Jon Spurney. I'm very eager to continue moving forward with this showing and see it through to its full staging.