November 5, 2014

CALL BERTHA FOR INFO



PLEASE NOTE:  I will be on the last leg of my King-Cat 25th Anniversary/Hospital Suite/Root Hog or Die tour from November 7 through December 1.  Please feel free to send orders in during that time, but be aware that they will be filled upon my return home in early December.  Thanks for your patience!  JP

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Sad but true:  I can't multitask.  And I spent the last year working on my book The Hospital Suite and/or touring in support of it.  So this distro has hit fallow times.  The fields have turned brown.  But new, brilliant comics continue to be produced at a head-spinning rate.  Rest assured, these brilliant comics are sitting in boxes in my office waiting for me to spring them upon the Spit and Half Customer Base™.

Now, I have to leave for tour again in less than a week, after barely beginning to get caught up with stuff that dropped on my plate while I was on tour in September/October.

THUS:  When I get home in December I'll begin doing my best to get this site up-to-date.  AND: look for some big changes in the new year as I attempt to make the distro site more user-friendly.  I admit at times I took a willful glee in knowing how 20th Century this site is.  It's basically an alphabetical list of the Koolest Komics Going Today, but you have to like write them down and do some math and send me an email etc or whatever.  All that goes out the window next year when I add a SHOPPING CART, AUTOMATED SHIPPING CALCULATIONS, CLICK-AND-BUY/POINT-AND-SHOOT TEKNOLOGY ETC ETC.

Meanwhile, I have no time to add full listings with photos and descriptions etc and stuff for the following, but I do in fact have these remarkable titles IN STOCK NOW:

Sam ALDEN: It Never Happened Again (Uncivilized) - $12
Josh BAYER: Theth (Retrofit) - $10
Gabrielle BELL: Truth is Fragmentary (Uncivilized) - $20
Elizabeth BELLIVEAU: One Year in America (Conundrum) -$17
Simon BOSSE: Loiterers (Conundrum) -$18
Box BROWN: Number One #2 (Retrofit) - $6
CHIHOI: The Train (Conundrum) -$17
Max DeRADIGUES: Bastard #1 (Oily) -$5
Anne EMOND: Debbie's Inferno (Retrofit) - $6
Charles FORSMAN: Luv Sucker #2 (Oily) - $5
Sacha GOERG: Nu #1 (Oily) - $5
GRAHAM & EISENHOWER: Scaffold Vol. 1 (Hic + Hoc) -$15
Gretta JOHNSON: Star Fruit (Paper Rocket) - $10
HAPPINESS #4 Book/CD Anthology (Spit House) - $15
HIC + HOC JOURNAL OF HUMOUR Vol 2 (UK)  - $12
James KOCHALKA: Fungus (Big Planet Comics) - $12
KU(Š)! #18: "Poetry" Anthology - $12
Tim LANE: The Lonesome Go (Fantagraphics) - $40
Blaise LARMEE: Comets Comets (2D Cloud) - $5
MARINAOMI: Dragon's Breath (2D Cloud/Uncivilized) - $25
Carrie McNINCH: You Don't Get There... #30 (Self-published) - $2
Anders NILSEN: Conversation Gardening (Self-published) - $3
Anders NILSEN: God and the Devil at War in the Garden (Self-published) - $15
Joe OLLMANN: Happy Stories About Maladjusted People (Conundrum) - $20
John PORCELLINO: Root Hog or Die DVD (Kilgore Books) - $15
John PORCELLINO: The Hospital Suite (D+Q) - $23
PRATFALL Anthology Ed by Rob Kirby - $4
Jim RUGG (w/ Brian Maruca): Street Angel HC (Adhouse) - $20
Jess RULIFFSON: Characters (Paper Rocket) - $6
Jess RULIFFSON: Forward Looking Statement (Paper Rocket) - $2
Zak SALLY: Recidivist #4 (La Mano 21) - $20
Walter SCOTT: Wendy (Koyama Press) - $18
Daryl SEITCHIK: Missy #2 (Oily) - $5
Dash SHAW: Cosplayers #2 (Fantagraphics) - $5
Dash SHAW: Doctors (Fantagraphics) - $17
Noah VAN SCIVER: I Don't Hate Your Guts (2D Cloud) - $5
Sophie YANOW: In Situ #3, 4: (Colosse) - $5 each
Sophie YANOW: Sleepy Details (Colosse) - $4
Dan ZETTWOCH: Cut Away Comics #2 (Oily) - $1

As usual, titles are available to stores for 40% off SRP.  See WHOLESALE TERMS for more info.


October 2, 2014

SHIZNIT



Yo, so I got home from the first leg of my HOSPITAL SUITE - ROOT HOG OR DIE - 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR and slept for a day.  Then I spent three days furiously catching up on emails, orders etc.  Now I'm going back out on the road for another 5 days.

It's possible if not likely that I'll start updating this site once I get back next week.  I've got tons of EXCITING new comix to put up here, so let's do it.

Meanwhile, if you're a denizen of NASHVILLE, TN, BLOOMINGTON, IN or their environs, please drop by my upcoming events.

THANKS BROS.  SEE YOU ON THE ROAD.

John P.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Spit and a Half Order Desk will be CLOSED from Friday October 3 - Monday October 6 while I'm touring.  Feel free to continue to send orders in, but please understand that they will not be filled until my return.  Thanks!

September 9, 2014

GONE FISHIN'



Yeah, I didn't finish getting the site updated before leaving for tour.  I'm sorry, I'm old and tired.  So once I get back from the first leg of my tour look for updates to make an appearance.  Sorry!!!

MEANWHILE, come visit me when I'm on the road.  Dates are here.  At SPX I'll have a limited selection of the juiciest, most fantastic and brilliant Spit and a Half comics available including new and/or possibly exclusive work from Jenny Zervakis, Keiler"Ignatz Nominee™" Roberts, Oliver East, Dave Kiersh, Pratfall (new Rob Kirby edited anthology featuring Carrie McNinch, John P., MariNaomi, Max Clotfelter, Noah Van Sciver and lots more!), Anders Nilsen, Presidential Losers, Conundrum Press, Space Face Books, KUŠ, and maybe EVEN MORE?!?!?

THANKS BROS.  SEE YOU ON THE ROAD.

John P.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Spit and a Half Order Desk will be CLOSED from Wednesday September 10 - Sunday September 28 while I'm touring.  Feel free to continue to send orders in, but please understand that they will not be filled until my return.  Thanks!

August 25, 2014

NEW KOYAMA IN STOCK AND UPDATE


Hey all,

Things have been insane around the homestead, both professional and personal troubles and overwhelms, and consequently the distro updates have fallen way behind.  That should be changing though in the coming week or so.  I hope to have everything updated before I leave for tour September 11.  Meanwhile, I just got in a giant stack of new Koyama titles.  Please do my girlfriend a favor and order a couple so I can move the boxes out of our hallway!

Thanks!  More soon.  John P.

ADDED 8/25/14:

Michael DeFORGE:
Lose #6 - $8
Renee FRENCH: Baby Bjornstrand - $20
Patrick KYLE: Distance Mover - $20
John MARTZ: A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories - $20

ALL FROM THE AMAZING KOYAMA PRESS






July 1, 2014

FOIBLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION



My God, I'm really sorry for neglecting the distro so long.  Been preoccupied with finishing my new book for D+Q, and then catching up on everything that got backburnered while I was finishing up my new book for D+Q.  So now, here goes.  Starting with some recent arrivals, I'll be adding images and descriptions in short batches over the next week or so, so check back often!  I've got a shitload to post, so bear with me.  (Or bare with me, if it's as hot where you are as it is where I am.)

Thanks,
John P.

Look in Catalog under the ALL -CAPS name!

Added July 10, 2014:

Antony HUCHETTE: Brookyln Quesadillas (Conundrum) -$15
INSECT BATH #1 (Various Artists, Profanity Hill) -$4
Jesse JACOBS: Safari Honeymoon (Koyama) -$15
KU(Š) #16 - "Villages" (Various Artists) -$12
KU(Š) #17 - "Sweet Romance" (Various Artists) -$12
Mini-KUŠ #18: Michael Jordan "No Place To Stay" -- $5
Mini-KUŠ #19: Berliac "Inverso" -- $5
Mini-KUŠ #20: Jean De Wet "Crater Lake" -- $5
Mini-KUŠ #21: Renata Gasiorowska "Jungle Night" -- $5




Added July 9, 2014:

Jimmy BEAULIEU: My Neighbour's Bikini (Conundrum) -$15
Geneviève CASTRÉE: Susceptible (D+Q) -$20
Madéleine FLORES: Bear, Bird and Stag (Retrofit) -$6
John and Luke HOLDEN: Detrimental Information (2D Cloud) -$20
Seo KIM: Cat Person (Koyama) -$20
The Portable NOT MY SMALL DIARY (Ed. Delaine Derry Green) -$8
PRESIDENTIAL LOSERS (Various Artists) -$30





Added July 3, 2014:

Dash SHAW: Cosplayers #1 (Fantagraphics) -$5
Katie SKELLY: Operation Margarine (Adhouse) -$13
Jordan SPEER: QCHQ (Space Face) -$12
Conor STECHSCHULTE: The Amateurs (Fantagraphics) -$15
Tom VAN DEUSEN: Scorched Earth #1 + 2 (Poochie Press) -$5 each
Noah VAN SCIVER: Youth Is Wasted (Adhouse) -$15
Noah VAN SCIVER: A City of Whiskey and Fire (w/ Daniel Landes) -$5
Noah VAN SCIVER: The Lizard Laughed (Oily) -$5




Added July 2, 2014:

Mark CONNERY: Rudy (2D Cloud) -$22
Nick MAANDAG: Facility Integrity (Pigeon Press) -$10
Corinne MUCHA: Get Over It (Secret Acres) -$15
Jason MURPHY: Me Nut Nut Nut #2 (Space Face) -$6
Jonny NEGRON: Loose Joints #1 (Space Face) -$12



Added July 1, 2014:

Gabrielle BELL:
Cecil and Jordan (D+Q) -$20
Gabrielle BELL: Lucky Volume Two #1 (D+Q) -$4
Mike DAWSON: Angie Bongiolatti (Secret Acres) -$20
Oliver EAST: Homesick Truant's Cambrian Yarn 1-3 -$5 each
Austin ENGLISH: The Life Problem (Drippy Bone) -$9
Brian EVENSON: Ed Vs Yummy Fur (Uncivilized) -$13
Edie FAKE: Memory Palaces (Secret Acres) -$20
Sam GASKIN: 2012 (Secret Acres) -$7
Pascal GIRARD: Petty Theft (D+Q) -$20
Michael JORDAN: The Case Inside (Space Face) -$6








May 28, 2014

GOOSE CLOTHS




OK, everybody, Mr. Stinky here with apologies to all for neglecting the distro so bad.  The reason?  I was working like crazy on my new book for D+Q, The Hospital Suite, which is now at the printers...  (to debut at SPX this fall).  SO, now I just have enough time to get this quick hit list up here before heading to Chicago for CAKE, and then my 5-Day Workshop at CHI*PRC.  No time to put up descriptions/images, but at least here are the titles and prices.  Savvy comix buyers probably know what they want off this list already, but if not please Google for details.  I'll get images/descriptions up as soon as I get back June 7.

Thanks for your patience everybody!
John P.

Available 5/28/14:

AS YOU WERE #1 Punk Comics Anthology! - $6
AS YOU WERE #2 - $5
AS YOU WERE #3
 (Double-sized!) - $10
Jimmy BEAULIEU: My Neighbor's Bikini (Conundrum) - $15
Olive BOOGER: Crash Trash (Oily) - $1
Gabrielle BELL: Lucky Vol. 2 #1 (D+Q) - $4
Aaron COCKLE: Word and Voice #11 (Oily) - $1
Jo DERY/CAKE: CAKE 2013 Silkscreened Poster - $30
Michael DeForge: A Body Beneath (Koyama) - $15
Oliver EAST: The Homesick Truant's Cumbrian Yarn - $5
Madéleine FLORES: Bird, Bear and Stag (Retrofit) - $6
Charles FORSMAN: Luv Sucker #1 (Oily) - $5
Pascal GIRARD: Petty Theft (D+Q) - $20
Réal GODBOUT: Amerika (Conundrum) - $20
Jesse JACOBS: Safari Honeymoon (Koyama) - $15
Seo KIM: Cat Person (Koyama) - $20
KU(Š) #17 - "Sweet Romance" (Various Artists) - $12
Jeff LOK: Ox and Co. #1 (Oily) - $1
Carrie McNINCH: You Don't Get There... #29 - $2
Melissa MENDES: A Very Special Lou (Oily) - $1
PRESIDENTIAL LOSERS (Various Artists) - $30
Grant REYNOLDS: The Fold and the Creator - $3
Dash SHAW: Cosplayers (Fantagraphics) - $5
Conor STECHSCHULTE: The Amateurs (Fantagraphics) - $15
Chris TAYLOR: Les Belles (Floating World Comics) - $10
Noah VAN SCIVER: A City of Whiskey & Fire (with D. Landes) - $5
Noah VAN SCIVER: The Lizard Laughed (Oily) - $5
Dan ZETTWOCH: Cut-Away Comics #2 (Oily) - $1



















March 30, 2014

SELLING A LARGE DACHSHUND?




OK Kids, I've been working like a madman on The Hospital Suite, my new book for D+Q, so sadly my attention to the distro has lapsed.  Here are the new items I have in stock, they're up on the site now, feel free to order!  I'll also be adding all the books from last month in bits and pieces each day.  The list of them is here -- they're all available to order, I just don't have the images/descriptions up yet.

Thanks for your patience during this busy time for me!

John P.

Added 3/30/14:

Sam ALDEN: The Man That Dances In the Meadow (Space Face) - $5
CAKE 2014 Fundraiser Anthology - $12
(KU)Š! #15 - The CATS Issue (KUŠ) - $12
Brendan LEACH: Iron Bound (Secret Acres) -$22
MINESHAFT #30 - $9
Noah VAN SCIVER: More Mundane - Diary Comics (Spit and a Half) - $5