Make sure you pick up my new autobio comic, Self-Obsessed! Out next Wednesday, April 2nd, from Image Comics.
SELF-OBSESSED explores the brain of a cartoonist who is hilariously confused about many things in life: love, work, frenemies… with one exception: Sina Grace’s devotion to comics. The one-shot is 40 pages, and will be available for $3.99 at comic stores everywhere. If they don’t have it- tell them to order you a copy!
Have you told your kind retailer to order Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #3 for you yet?
It’s the epic and unexpected finale of the Born to Lose trilogy. If you have enjoyed the series thus far, trust me: you’ll want this issue. Details for the future of BtO will be announced in coming weeks (wink).
The book is out March 5th from Image Comics. It’s $4.99 and has 42 pages of my best art yet. The diamond codes are below so your local comic shop has no excuses. You can pick between my cover or Tomm Coker’s cover (which Daniel beautifully colored):
Sina Grace returns to slice-of-life roots with a new collection of autobiographical strips
Image Comics has announced today that they will be publishing writer/ artist Sina Grace’s collection of autobiographical strips for April’s self-contained and self-referential, Self-Obsessed. The oversized one-shot marks the first time that over a decade’s worth of Grace’s comics will be seen in print.
After spending 2013 touring the successful and blood-soaked Burn the Orphanage series, Grace opted to take a moment to revisit the sandbox where fan-favorite Li’l Depressed Boy and critically adored Not My Bag reside. Originally packaged as a digital exclusive, Self-Obsessed expands on the themes explored in Grace’s previous work and goes deeper: “I feel like I’ve been teetering between mainstream and indie,” confessed Grace. “Self-Obsessed is a fun middle ground for the fans who love my slice-of-life stories like Not My Bag, and for the readers who got behind the raucous romp that is Burn the Orphanage. Plus—how fun are convenient one-shots jam-packed with quirky insights?” With delights culled from dozens of sketchbooks, and years of rare strips, the 40 page one-shot will also include several new stories that bridge show how an artist who was trapped in retail hell became one of Image Comics’ fledgling creators.
SELF-OBSESSED explores the brain of a cartoonist who is hilariously confused about many things in life: love, work, frenemies… with one exception: Sina Grace’s devotion to comics.
SELF-OBSESSED arrives in stores on 4/2, and will be available for $3.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: FEB140508.
On Monday, retailers will put in their final orders in for Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #2. The first issue was a bona fide success for me and Daniel, and we want to make sure you come back for the next one. Issue two is special for me, because I got to take these characters I fell in love with over the summer, and throw them into a bizarre and awesome world of to-the-death fighting. There’s 42 pages of brawling, humor, sex, monsters, Rock, Bear, and Lex. Daniel and I worked hard to make it at least three times better than issue one. While each part in Born to Lose is a standalone, this is definitely setting up some dope stuff in issue three.
Here are the first ten pages of the book, so you have an idea as to what you’re signing up for come December 4th.
I’ve shown you guys the two covers that all retailers can order, so if you want to make sure you get one, give your local comic store the following deets:
BURN THE ORPHANAGE: BORN TO LOSE #2 (OF 3) COV A GRACE - OCT130467 BURN THE ORPHANAGE: BORN TO LOSE #2 (OF 3) COV B MOORE - OCT130468
I’m super excited to finally show this shirt off! Designed by the impeccable Clark Orr, the shirt is a major nod to the 8-bit games we love, and ties in the humor from the Burn the Orphanage comic series.
I’ve printed about 75 to take on tour with me in December for the launch of Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose # 2, so please ORDER YOURS TODAY! Most of my pre-orders got the XXL allotment, so don’t wait to secure one for yourself.
HOW TO ORDER: The shirts are $25, and shipping is $5, so please paypal $30 to conosina (at) yahoo (dot) com. Include your address and size preference (XS-XXL only right now), and it will be delivered within 5-7 business days. If you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, New Hampshire, or Phoenix, and want to wait ‘til I stop in during the tour, just send $25 with a note that you’ll wait ‘til I’m there. At least this way, it will ensure you get one before I run out.
I was lucky enough to do a cover for Riley Rossmo’s new book, DRUMHELLAR, out next week from Image Comics’ Shadowline imprint. If you love rural America, the supernatural, and witty characters, you’re going to love this absolute delight of a book.
Colors by the lovely Shaun Steven Struble.
This is another Hastings exclusive, so you’ll either have to visit one of their shops, or go to their website to order one.