The Blank™ Comic Book

What is The Blank™ Comic Book?

It’s just what its name suggests – 24 blank pages wrapped in a blank cardstock cover, standard comic book size and ready for whatever you want to do with it. Uses include:

The Blank™ Comic Book front cover (click to enlarge)
  • Drawing your own comic book
  • Convention sketchbook (folks love getting custom-drawn covers!)
  • Keeping lists that you want to file in your longbox
  • Novelty present
  • …or anything else that comes to your mind!

Ordering The Blank Comic Book in quantity

The Blank Comic Book is no longer offered through distributors, but sold wholesale direct from the manufacturer only.

You can get 50 copies for $65 postpaid, or, if you have more modest needs, 10 copies can be had for $25 postpaid anywhere in the 50 U.S. states or DC. These will be shipped Priority Mail and will usually arrive within a week after payment clears.

To order 50 copies:



To order 10 copies:


Or send a check to About Comics, 1569 Edgemont Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010.

California retailers: include your retailer ID in the comments to avoid sales tax charges.

Travelers’ Green Book: 1963-1964 International Edition (facsimile)

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers’ Green Book and the just the Travelers’ Green Book. This facsimile of the 1963-1964 edition brings you all the listings, travelogues, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.

List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″ (12.7 x 17.145 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404704
ISBN-10: 1936404702
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

XVI Short Stories

Working on comic art since the early 1980s, Bernie Mireault has created numerous short stories that are collected for the first time here and presented with notes on story provenance and art production along with various strips and illustrations.

While greatly influenced by the North American mainstream superhero comic book tradition, Mireault is also attracted to the North American underground, European and Japanese comic art, all of which are combined in his approach to storytelling. The stories presented here were all created in perfect creative freedom and free of interference. Included in this collection are the first four stories to feature Mireault’s best-known character, “The Jam,” the original comics being hard to find.

List Price: $19.99
7″ x 10″
Black & White Bleed on White paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404698
ISBN-10: 1936404699
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book: 1954 Facsimile Edition

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers’ Green Book. This facsimile of the 1954 edition brings you all the listings, travelogues, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.
List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.5″ (12.7 x 16.51 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
88 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404667
ISBN-10: 1936404664
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

The Negro Motorist Green-Book: 1940 Facsimile Edition

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green-Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers’ Green Book. This facsimile of the 1940 edition brings you all the listings, articles, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.

 

List Price: $8.99

5″ x 6.75″ (12.7 x 17.145 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
52 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404674
ISBN-10: 1936404672
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century
Order The Negro Motorist Green-Book from Amazon!

 

Reality-Adjacent

reality14 short tales from the off-kilter viewpoint of Nat Gertler. There’s the young growing werewolf, the hardboiled space detective, the world that’s defined by pop music, the man whose love life is dictated by his tattoos. This includes four stories that have never seen print before, as well as ten favorites previously published in publications big and small.

List Price: $5.99

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
90 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1461011651
ISBN-10: 1461011655
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories
Order Reality-Adjacent in from Amazon in paperback or for your Kindle.

The Origin of Sorrow

sorrowby Robert Mayer

It was a time of love, of struggle, of hope, of worship, of the birth of dynasties and the crushing affliction of hatred…

In the 1770s, the Jews of Frankfurt are trapped, both physically by the walls of the ghetto within which they must dwell, and in a larger sense by the rules of a society in which they are outcasts, legally debased and barely suffered to live.

And yet within those confines they find life, in all its glories and tragedies. This is the story of young Guttle, whose sweet face and curves could win her any man in her little world, but whose keen mind demands the best. It is the tale of Meyer Rothschild, who knows all the ways of the business world but discovers the ways of the heart. It is a tale of love and lust, of murder and betrayal, of holy works and unholy schemes, of bakers and brigands, of hope and of ruin. This is a novel, both amusing and sad, that will grace your bookshelf for generations – a book you will want your children to read and discuss as they reach maturity.

List Price: $19.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
578 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404094
ISBN-10: 1936404095
BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General
Order The Origin of Sorrow from Amazon in paperback or for your Kindle.

Loxfinger

loxfinger1by Sol Weinstein
Israel Bond may seem like a simple-if-sexy salesman for Mother Margolies’ Old World Chicken Soup, but when the Holy Land needs his skills – his quickness with a pun, his second-to-none semitic seduction techniques, and (if absolutely necessary) his abilities at actual espionage – then the man known by the code name Oy-Oy-7 (licensed not only to kill, but to say prayers over the corpse) is there to do what needs be done. In a land surrounded by its enemies, Oy-Oy-7 is called on to guard the nation’s great benefactor, the generous but odd Lazarus Loxfinger. Is there more to Loxfinger than meets the eye? Bond aims to find out, even if doing so requires sleeping with dozens of exotic beauties!


In the mid-1960s, when Playboy was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking adventures of Israel’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the Chicago Tribune called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, all four books in the Israel Bond series are now back in new editions!

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
116 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404100
ISBN-10: 1936404109
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
Order the Loxfinger paperback, Kindle edition, or Audible audiobook from Amazon.

Matzohball

matzohballby Sol Weinstein

Things are really smoking on the island of El Tiparillo when the Holy Land’s superest, secretest agent Israel Bond is called to wield his weaponized mezuzah to save innocent lives and formerly-innocent beautiful lasses in the midst of rebellion. Will he manage to fend off the assassins, the vicious wildlife, and the mysterious Herbie while seducing the island’s wide array of fascinating and exotic women… or will it be the other way around? With Soviet spymaster General Bolshyeeyit, the insidious Dr. Nu, Rotten Roger, and “The Man with the Golden Gums” all on his tuchis, things will not be easy for Oy-Oy-7, licensed not only to kill but also to say prayers over the body…

In the mid-1960s, when Playboy was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking tales of Israel’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the Chicago Tribune called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, all four books in the Israel Bond series are back in new editions!

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
126 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404117
ISBN-10: 1936404117
BISAC: Humor / Form / Parodies
Order Matzohball in paperback or for your Kindle from Amazon.

On the Secret Service of His Majesty, the Queen

On the Secret Service of His Majesty, the Queenby Sol Weinstein

It’s dire times for Israeli intelligence agency M 33 and 1/3. Auntie Sem-Heidt and her sinister agents of TUSH have been killing off Hebrew agents, as part of a devious plan to eradicate Jewish culture at its base. And in the midst of this, turmoil, super agent Israel Bond finds himself stuck with the job of protecting Baldroi LeFagel, the half-arab and all-fabulous new King of Sahd Sakistan. Will the Star of David-lovin’ Agent Oy-Oy-7 be willing to handle all of the crosses needed for this assignment (crossing physical boundaries, moral boundaries, and even cross-dressing), or will all this mishugas leave him cross-eyed and just plain cross?

ABOUT ISRAEL BOND, AGENT OY-OY-7: In the mid-1960s, when PLAYBOY was serializing the adventures of the world’s most famous superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking tales of Israel’s most hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the book editions of what the CHICAGO TRIBUNE called “probably the funniest secret agent parodies ever written” had sold over a million copies, they were allowed to fall out of print. Decades later, all four books in the Israel Bond series are back in new editions!

List Price: $12.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
170 pages
About Comics
ISBN-13: 978-1936404124
ISBN-10: 1936404125
BISAC: Fiction / Jewish