Awakenings Is Here! Plus Batman News!

First, Awakenings.

Most of you have been waiting for this announcement just about as long as I have. It’s been a long time coming. Awakenings is finally coming to print!

This August Arcana will be publishing a gorgeous trade paperback that collects the entire Awakenings story line in a single, full-color volume. Now, Arcana is going to be doing a very short print run on this one, but there are a number of ways you can guarantee yourself a copy now…

1) You can pre-order through your local comic shop using order code JUN11 0822. Some of you already have a pull list one file with your local shop and can simply add Awakenings to the list. Truthfully, the more people that do this the better. The market for indie comics is in a very bad place right now. Most comic shops won’t give Awakenings a shot unless fans bring it to their attention. You guys have been supportive of the book — and this is one small thing you can do to really help us get the word out.

2) You can pre-order through Amazon. Right now they have it marked down 32% and won’t charge you until it ships.

3) You can pre-order through DCBS. This one’s exciting. I wanted to do something special for those of you who have been waiting for this trade so long. Starting this week you can get Awakenings through DCBS at 45% off. However, each book will be signed. In addition, the first 50 readers who pre-order here will get a piece of original art from the book. That’s 171 pages of story, original art and a signed book for just $10.97!

Now, Batman.

I know DC has been in the news a lot this week. I’m as excited about it as you are. But while we’re all waiting to see what happens in September, I thought I’d let you know that I’ve just finished writing my first work with them and will have a short story appear in August’s Batman 80-Page Giant #1. I never imagined I would get an opportunity to write such an iconic character and am very proud of the story. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think.

As always, thanks for all your support. August is going to be a really fun month!