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September 12, 2013

AdHouse Books Kicks Off SPX By Announcing Noah Van Sciver Collection Youth Is Wasted For Summer 2014


Chris Pitzer of AdHouse Books kicked off that company's Small Press Expo weekend by formally announcing Youth Is Wasted, a June 2014 collection from the cartoonist Noah Van Sciver. Van Sciver, whose last major work was the 2012 Fantagraphics book The Hypo, plans to republish various short stories from his series Blammo and from various anthologies to which he submitted work.

"Noah has a rare ability," Pitzer told CR. "He makes me want to find and read his comics. So when he approached me about working on a collection, it was a no-brainer. He's a hella comic creator."

The book in question is set for 112 pages, in softcover, with a $12.95 price point. Its ISBN is available through that initial link; a PDF preview and a Diamond order number should eventually be available there as well.

With Katie Skelly's Operation Margarine due around April, that gives AdHouse two books for 2014 featuring new-to-them cartoonists.

"The stories I'm putting into this book are very meaningful to me, and Adhouse is one of the few publishers I'd trust to present them tastefully," said Van Sciver. "I can't think of one Adhouse book that sucks."

Chris Pitzer and AdHouse are showing on the SPX floor and welcome your approbation and questions. I believe Mr. Van Sciver will be at the Expo as well.
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