Sean Michael Robinson:
Special delivery to Living the Line headquarters in San Diego, CA. The familiar yellow and burgundy DHL Express box, bearing with it gifts from Singapore or Malaysia.
And what is it this time? Oh, just one little item-- the guts to the first copy of Church + State I, not literally hot off the press after its two-day journey, but figuratively, at least.
And it is hot. The finest, crispest line art printing I've ever seen, with fantastic rich blacks and, minimal dot gain.
In short, bound or unbound, it's a beautiful book. I spent a few hours after it arrived "counting the toes and fingers," as it were. And after the deep dive, I'm still thrilled.
Not that a snapshot of the printed page really captures anything....
Meanwhile, at Tien Wah Press, they're continuing to finish up the book, moving on to the folding and binding processes until at last the books will be finished, packed and shipped off to Diamond warehouses in North America. I'll keep you all updated on their progress as they make their way to your local comic shop. And if you haven't ordered it yet, now is the time-- don't miss out. This is the slickest Cerebus volume yet.
One last thing I'd love some help with. We have some promotional copies being shipped ahead of the rest via courier, as soon as the binding stage is complete. Do you have an idea of a reviewer or comics website that might benefit from a review copy shipped to their doorstep? Let me know in the comments, or by emailing cerebusarthunt at gmail. We're looking to get the word out on this project, and on the continuing effort to restore and present this great work of graphic literature in the best editions possible.
Thanks! And keep your eye on AMOC for up to date C + S I news...