I created the comic Mom's Cancer, which won the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic and was published by Abrams in 2006. Other honors included the 2007 Harvey Award for Best New Talent and the 2007 German Youth Literature Prize. My second book, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, released by Abrams in June 2009, was nominated for several Eisner and Harvey awards and won the American Astronautical Society's 2009 Emme Award for Best Young Adult Literature. I'm grateful.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
ComicArts Spring Catalog
Editor Charlie tells me that the Abrams ComicArts spring catalog is now available online here, and so it is. This is the brochure I mentioned but didn't want to reveal too much of back in January, with a great spread about WHTTWOT. I guess we're just putting it all out there for the world to see now. I neglected to say that the whole catalog, plus the new Abrams ComicArts logo, was designed by Chip Kidd.
This particular page below also has a pretend interview in which I spill my guts about why, how, just who the heck I think I am, and where I get off. I really gave myself a piece of my mind.
This screencap shows the slick navigational interface. WHTTWOT is about halfway through; to find it, select the center button at the bottom of the screen and then click on the thumbnails that look like I drew 'em. (Hint: Page 22. Note: I did not draw the fifties fetish art before my listing, nor the superior art of Jaime Hernandez afterward.)
I've occasionally said how lucky I was to hook up with a house like Abrams. Honestly, I wouldn't necessarily want every book in this catalog on my bookshelf, but I think they all express a strong, distinctive, interesting point of view that deserves to be read. Abrams takes on books that I don't imagine a lot of other publishers tackling, and then it does them better than anybody. It's a classy joint.