Fusion: The Devastator Affair (volume 3 in the Fusion series)

Fusion: The Devastator Affair coverWritten by Steve Gallacci, Michael Reaves, Christy Marx, Axel Shaikman, and Brynne Stephens.
Drawn by Lela Dowling, Larry Dixon, and Judy Meadows.

Before the Guardians of the Galaxy gathered, before Firefly flew, there was FUSION.

The Tsunami is a cargo ship. Things get put into her, taken across space, and taken out. There’s nothing unusual about that.

The crew, now that’s another matter. Sure, Captain Indio Tremaine is human, and so is her first mate, the handsome and indestructible gambler Dow Cook. But the rest of the crew are genetic constructs of fur, wings, and claws. Tan, the engineer, is one wily weasel, and that’s no metaphor. Together, they are rated “high-risk indy,” suited to take on the least likely, most dangerous deliveries. They’re the team you want when you have cargo to be delivered and you need things to go right… or when they’ve already gone wrong.

Do things go wrong? This wouldn’t be much of a book if everything went smoothly, now would it?

This collection features four science fiction tales with a very human sensibility, even if the characters are not strictly human.

List Price: $9.99
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404537
ISBN-10: 1936404532
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
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Fusion: Spring rolls (volume 2 in the Fusion series)

FusionVol2cover700x1000Written by Steve Gallacci, Michael Reaves, Peter Morwood, and Dave Simons.
Drawn by Lela Dowling, Steve Gallacci, Phil Foglio, Tim Burgard, Dave Simons, Larry Dixon, Joe Pearson, and Monika Livingston.
Edited by Lex Nakashima
The Tsunami is a cargo ship. Things get put into her, taken across space, and taken out. There’s nothing unusual about that.


The crew, now that’s another matter. Sure, Captain Indio Tremaine is human, and so is her first mate, the handsome and indestructible gambler Dow Cook. But the rest of the crew are genetic constructs of fur, wings, and claws. Tan, the engineer, is one wily weasel, and that’s no metaphor. Together, they are rated “high-risk indy,” suited to take on the least likely, most dangerous deliveries. They’re the team you want when you have cargo to be delivered and you need things to go right… or when they’ve already gone wrong.

Do things go wrong? This wouldn’t be much of a book if everything went smoothly, now would it?

FUSION: SPRING ROLLS is a short story collection featuring eight tales of high-flying high adventure and hijinx, told by a team of writers who have written acclaimed novels, TV shows, and checks, and artists who have drawn praise, awards, and salaries.

List Price: $9.99
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404520
ISBN-10: 1936404524
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
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Fusion: The Soulstar Commission (volume 1 in the Fusion series)

Fusion: The Soulstar Commission (volume 1)Written by Steven Barnes, drawn by Steve Gallacci and Lela Dowling, edited by Lex Nakashima

Before the Guardians of the Galaxy gathered, before Firefly flew, there was FUSION. Now the graphic novel that launched the series is in book form for the very first time.

The Tsunami is a cargo ship. Things get put into her, taken across space, and taken out. There’s nothing unusual about that.

The crew, now that’s another matter. Sure, Captain Indio Tremaine is human, and so is her first mate, the handsome and indestructible gambler Dow Cook. But the rest of the crew are genetic constructs of fur, wings, and claws. Tan, the engineer, is one wily weasel, and that’s no metaphor. Together, they are rated “high-risk indy,” suited to take on the least likely, most dangerous deliveries. They’re the team you want when you have cargo to be delivered and you need things to go right… or when they’ve already gone wrong.

But what if there is no cargo? Then things can go very wrong indeed…

List Price: $9.99
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404490
ISBN-10: 1936404494
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

Lela Dowling’s Alice

AliceCreatespaceCover653x944Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice In Wonderland tale gets turned into a full-scale graphic novel with delightful art by Lela Dowling (Fusion, The Weasel Patrol, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight). This lively romp filled with cute critters and wonderful wordplay will be welcome kids, Carroll fans, and youth librarians. As an added bonus, it includes a whimsical adaptation of Carroll’s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky”.
List Price: $8.95
5.5″ x 7.75″ (13.97 x 19.685 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
112 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0971633834
ISBN-10: 0971633835
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
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There’s a Hippo in My Closet: …and other reasons for not going to bed

HippoCover700x529From Peter Guren, creator of the popular comic strip “Ask Shagg”, comes this spirited bedtime tale. How can a little boy expect to get to sleep when all the animals want to play?
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 6.4″ (21.59 x 16.256 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
32 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404544
ISBN-10: 1936404540
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams
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Dear President Johnson

Dear President Johnson coverWhat do you get when Bill Adler, creator of such best-selling books as The Kennedy Wit, teams up with Charles M. Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang, and they draw from the creativity of the millions of kids in America? You get Dear President Johnson –a collection of the letters kids sent to the White House, facing the President with their questions, their wishes, and their dreams. Originally published during the LBJ administration, this book has been brought back to print to delight a whole new generation.

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 6″ (15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Black & White Bleed on Cream paper
102 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404568
ISBN-10: 1936404567
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Political
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Bridge Players’ Coloring Book

BPCBGenuine bridge humor from the 1960s! America had its first love affair with adult coloring books during the Kennedy administration, when the point was not ornate drawings but comedy, as the form was used to poke fun at politics, business, and leisure activities… and bridge was not immune. Back in print for the first time in half a century is this lighthearted look at bridge and the people who play it!

5.25″ x 8″ (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
48 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404599
ISBN-10: 1936404591
BISAC: Games / Card Games / Bridge
List price: $6.99
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Classic Slams: Bridge Humor of the ’50s and ’60s

ClassicSlamsCover630x960From the golden era of the home bridge party comes this trio of classic books, now under one cover. Meant to be given away as either top prizes or booby prizes, these books entertained winners and losers alike!

Doubled and Vulnerable: The cartoons of Wesley Thompson illustrate the fun and foibles of getting together with the neighbors for a friendly little game.

Bridge Babies: Dorothy W. Wilson’s charming photos of tiny tykes showing the expressions of bridge players will win your heart.

Bridge Players’ Coloring Book: This example of the adult satirical coloring book craze of the early 1960s is aimed straight at the bridge player’s funnybone.

List Price: $9.99
5.25″ x 8″ (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
148 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404605
ISBN-10: 1936404605
BISAC: Games / Card Games / Bridge
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Comics Creator Prep

ComicCreatorPrep_cover_640x960Where inspiration and spontaneity prime a comic’s pump, create a vision, propel it forward, and give it life, Comics Creator Prep raises the level of comics craft to give a creator the requisite tools to consistently realize that vision.

It shows creators how to use the tools in their comic toolboxes well.


Here’s what comics industry legends and pros have to say about Comics Creator Prep!

“If you’ve ever wished you had someone to walk you through the potential pinnacles and pitfalls of a career in comics, then Lee Nordling’s Comics Creator Prep is the book for you. In this guide to a plethora of perplexing situations you’re likely to find yourself in at one point or another in the world of sequential art, Nordling delivers a Master Class in the creative and business issues that confront pretty much everyone who’s ever tried to tell a story in words and pictures. Lee will help you avoid many common mistakes comics beginners—and grizzled pros, for that matter—often make. And for those times when you do find yourself in the middle of a thorny situation, his insights and advice should enable you to dig your way out faster and more gracefully than you otherwise would have.”
—Danny Fingeroth, comics writer, editor and historian; author of books including Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society

“There’s no one magic way to create comics, but Lee Nordling brings a lifetime of experience in strips, periodicals and books to a discussion of how to approach the medium as a professional and do your best work.”

—Paul Levitz, comic book writer, educator, past President and Publisher at DC Comics 

“I really wish I had been able to read Lee Nordling’s Comics Creator Prep forty years ago when I was a newbie at this comics lark. It’s stuffed full of invaluable information and useful advice about the craft of storytelling and using the medium to its full potential. I had to learn the hard way by spending years making mistakes! It covers everything from the placement of word balloons to the best way to pitch your story to potential publishers. And, what’s great about it, is that it
really hammers these lessons home.”

—Bryan Talbot, writer/artist Grandville, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, Alice In Sunderland, The Tale of One Bad Rat

“As someone who directly benefited from working with Lee Nordling, I’m glad to be able to recommend this book that shares his laser precise insight into what makes a great story in comics, film, and beyond.”

—Dave Roman, Astronaut Academy and Teen Boat!

6″ x 9″
Black & White on White paper
292 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404582
ISBN-10: 1936404583

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The Saga of Dr. Anton Pazu: A Coloring Book for Dentists

PAzuFrom the first golden era of adult coloring books comes The Saga of Dr. Anton Pazu. Created by a dentist for dentists, this is a satire of dentistry, with a look at the work, the tools, the office, and the lifestyle. This went through several printings in the 1960s, but has been out of print and unavailable for decades. It was successful enough to have a sequel, 1969’s The Incredible Story of Dr. Anton Pazu and the Internal Revenue Service: Another Coloring Book for Dentists.

8.5″x11″, 36 pages, black and white paperback, list price $6.99.

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