Nothing Nice to Say by Mitch Clem. How about that. This book collects all the NN2S comics from 2006 through 2007 (the first two years that the comic was in black and white). There is also tons of bonus material, including the month's worth of Joe and Monkey I did at the end of 2005 that led to me resurrecting NN2S from the dead in the first place, several guest strips, some crossovers, an intro featuring several redrawn strips from the REALLY old stuff, and a bunch of original art. Also candy.
black and white, 128 pages, 7"x7", $9.95
TITLE: Nothing Nice to Say
AUTHOR: Mitch Clem
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse
There are several ways to get your hands on a copy of this book:
1) Ask your local book store or comic shop if they have it, or if they can order it for you. It's distributed by Diamond, who distro pretty much every comic book that gets made, so anyone should be able to get it for you, be they an independent comic book store or a Barnes & Noble.
Odds are you'll probably have to call ahead and order it, though. I've heard from lots of people that they went into whatever book store and the one copy the store had ordered sold right away, if they ever had one in the first place. The fact is, no one knows who I am, no one's ever heard of my comic, bookstores seem unwilling to take a risk on my book, and so not a lot of people are keeping it in stock at this time. That said, CALL AHEAD, ask if they have it, if they don't, ask them to order it for you. That never takes longer than a couple days. I'm really sorry that you should have to put in any extra effort to buy this book, but I very much appreciate you doing so. Maybe if we sell enough copies, stores will start carrying it without being told.
2) You can order it online from the Official Mitch Clem Store (along with all kinds of shirts and paraphernalia, the proceeds of which go to feed starving cartoonists).
3) You can order it online from any number of other stores:
- Amazon UK
I have a copy here, and, I have to say, it's really exciting to see this thing in actual print. These comics look considerably nicer on paper, the way they should be seen, rather than on a computer monitor. Plus now you have something to leave on your coffee table and, when you bring a date home, they'll see it and know you're cultured and you'll get some action GUARANTEED.
NOTE: Some stores are listing this book as hardcover. There is no hardcover edition of this book, it is available in softcover only. There should be no pricing difference, I think this is just an oversight on part of some stores and shouldn't be anything to warrant concern.
And, on a personal note, thanks for all your support over the years helping me get this comic to where it is today, in glorious print. This has been my dream since I was a kid. My comics are everything to me, and your support is what makes this all possible. So thank you.
Now get orderin'!