June 13, 2013
Hey all, it's been foreva since I updated here. I'm sorry! Been depressed, overwhelmed, and frazzled, but behind the scenes I've been accruing a stellar cast of Kool New Komix™ just for you. I'll try to get some up tonight, but in any case, they'll be going up over the next week in dribs and drabs, so check back often!
Meanwhile, I'll be at the CAKE festival in Chicago this weekend, at Table #82 alongside my pals Joseph Remnant and Noah Van Sciver. I'll be bringing boxfulls of distro stuff including new work from Alabaster, Michael Fiffe, Chihoi, Kelly Froh, KUŠ, Mineshaft, Katie Skelly, and more! Please drop by!
April 9, 2013
Please note, gals and gents, I'll be away from the Spit and a Half order desk for a brief Midwestern Tour, Friday April 12-23, with stops in Columbus at SPACE, Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Library, and Oberlin College. Feel free to order during that time, but please be aware I won't be able to ship until I return. Thanks for your patience!
And meanwhile, I've got loads of new goodies for you. I mean, some really great stuff this time around: Keiler Roberts' beautiful Powdered Milk, Kevin Huizenga's new zine The Half Men, great new Fantagraphics titles from longtime Spit and a Half friends Lille Carré, Noah Van Sciver and Ron Regé, plus SQUA TRONT! And restocks on modern-day classics like Pascal Girard's Des Adolescents, Tim Lane's Happy Hour #3, and Noah's 1999 (copies of which include an exclusive hand-drawn sketch!). Oh, and the new silkscreened comic from Mille Putois. And more! The hits just keep on comin'.
Added April 9, 2013:
(Look in the catalog under the ALL-CAPS name)
Ariel BORDEAUX: The Complete Deep Girl
Lilli CARRÉ: Heads or Tails (Fantagraphics)
Marnie GALLOWAY: In the Sounds and the Seas
Pascal GIRARD: Des Adolescents (Bestseller, back in stock!)
Kevin HUIZENGA: The Half Men + Ganges restocks
Tim LANE: Happy Hour in America #3 (restock)
MILLE PUTOIS: Sale Temps by Laureline Mattiusi
Ron REGÉ Jr: The Cartoon Utopia (Fantagraphics)
Keiler ROBERTS: Powdered Milk Collection + Vol 6, 7
SQUA TRONT #13: EC fanzine from Fantagraphics!
Noah VAN SCIVER: The Hypo (Fanta), + 1999 (Second edition, with original drawing)
Joelle VAUDREUIL: La Vie Magnifique Sous les Eau (restock)
March 14, 2013
All right, Rico! After a long delay working on my own stuff, I'm back witsome screamin' hot comix 4-U!
I've got over 20 new titles recently listed, including some real standouts like Box Brown's Sock, Benjamin Urkowitz's Real Rap, Josh Simmons' Flayed Corpse, Sally Madden's Gray Is Not a Color, the two CAKE Anthologies, and Domino Books' brilliant new tabloid Tusen Hjärtan Stark.
(Look in the catalog under the ALL-CAPS name)
Sally MADDEN: Gray Is Not a Color (Retrofit)
John PORCELLINO: A Guide to Gainesville Wildlife (SAW)
Melissa MENDES: Lou #8, 9
L. NICHOLS: Flocks #1 (Retrofit)
Benjamin URKOWITZ: Real Rap #1 (Oily)
Josh SIMMONS: Flayed Corpse (Oily)
TUSEN HJÄRTAN STARK #1 (Domino Books)
Zach WORTON: Blood Visions #1 (Oily)
Box BROWN: Sock (Retrofit)
CAKE Anthology Book (Various)
CAKE Anthology Zine (Various)
Jessica CAMPBELL: The Public Life of Bees (Oily)
Mark CAMPOS: Wow, They're Playing My Songs On The Radio, I Must Be Dead (Lucky Rabbit)
Gabriel CORBERA: Monday Suicide (Space Face)
Max DeRADIGUES: Moose #13, 14 (Oily)
Charles FORSMAN: End of the Fucking World #13, 14 (Oily)
Tim HENSLEY: Ticket Stub (Yam Books)
Alex KIM: Dumpling King #1 (Oily)
Simon HANSELMANN: Arrête, C'est Icî L'Empire de la Mort (Space Face)
KUŠ Special - 3x3 (restock)
Mini KUŠ #10: Otso by Mari Ahokoivu
Mini KUŠ #11: All You Need Is Love by Emmi Valve
Mini KUŠ #12: Historyjki by Maciej Sienczyk
Mini KUŠ #13: Our Library by Amanda Baeza
John F. MALTA: Nightcrawlers (Space Face)
Rand RENFROW: If You Got It, You Got It (Space Face Books)
Nathan SCHREIBER: 4090 (restock) (Retrofit)
Nathan BULMER: Eat More Bikes Comic Book (Koyama)
Michael DeFORGE: Lose #2 and 3 (reprints!!!) (Koyama)
Pascal GIRARD w/ Yves Pelletier: Fanny & Romeo (Conundrum)
Jane MAI: Sunday in the Park with Boys (Koyama)
Carrie McNINCH: You Don't Get There From Here #24, and 25
Aron Nels STEINKE: Big Plans Collection (Bridge City) and Mr. Wolf mini.
Sherman TJIA: You Are A Cat! (restock) (Conundrum)
Steve WOLFHARD: Turtie Needs Work (Koyama)
February 22, 2013
Hi all, just a quick note to let you know the Spit and a Half order desk will be CLOSED from Feb. 23 through March 5 while I travel to Gainesville for a 5-Day Workshop at SAW. All orders received during this time will be processed upon my return to HQ. Thanks for your patience and support!
It's been awhile since I updated the site, but rest assured I've been collecting the best of the best behind the scenes and will post a giant batch of new arrivals in early March! See you then--
February 7, 2013
A NOTE TO MY INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
On January 27, 2013, the United States Postal Service raised their rates on international packages a stunning 55% - 112%, depending on weight and destination (Canada is especially hard-hit). I've always tried to keep my shipping rates extremely low, and fair. Given the astounding price increases I'm facing, it's going to take me some time to come up with a system by which customers can easily determine international shipping costs.
In the meantime, I'm asking that before placing an order you first email me a list of the items you want, to johnp_kingcat AT hotmail DOT com. I'll determine the shipping costs and get back to you. This will require a lot of extra time/work, so your patience in the matter is appreciated.
Many US mailorder businesses with large international customer bases are freaking out over this unexpected price increase. Right now, international orders account for about 50% of my business. I'll do my best to figure out what this all means, and how to move forward.
Thank you sincerely for your support!
PS: US customers do not need to email before ordering as your shipping rates have been unaffected.
February 1, 2013
As has been reported on Facebook and across social media this last week™, I'm moving my workspace due to an unexpected influx of rain coming through the ceiling. Don't worry-- no artwork or books were damaged (miraculously). I'll have everything moved by the end of the weekend.
What this means is if you place an order between now and then, please expect a slight delay in processing. I should be settled in again within a few days.
And don't forget: The next batch of orders over $50 that I receive will get a FREE copy of Stripburger's GREETINGS FROM CARTOONIA International Comics collection thrown in (while supplies last). If you want to make sure I still have these in stock before you order, drop me a line. (I'll also update here if/when I'm out of them...)
Thanks brozillas and gazillas,
January 21, 2013
Hi all, I've been kind of laying low with distro stuff as I try to carve out some time to work on my own comics for a bit. Never fear, though, I'm still collecting new titles for you and will be posting them soon.
Meanwhile, two things:
1. SPIT AND A HALF may be the only place in the US to find a nice selection of comics from Sweden's HUUDA HUUDA... Please check out this great interview with Huuda co-publisher Jelle Hugaerts for a look at the ins and outs of the Swedish Alternative Comics scene. All the Huuda Huuda books are in English, or include English subtitles, and they're gorgeous! View in stock items here.
2. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: The next batch of orders over $50 that I receive will get a FREE copy of Stripburger's GREETINGS FROM CARTOONIA International Comics collection thrown in. If you want to make sure I still have these in stock before you order, drop me a line. (I'll also update here if/when I'm out of them...)