Melbourne book launches in August.

LAUNCH POSTER REDUX FX 1OK, so I’m heading to Narita Airport in a couple of hours — and while I should be packing, instead I tweak Bullet Gal #7 (which isn’t due out till January 2015 anyway) and quickly put together this post. How does the old Peter, Paul and Mary song go again?

‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Yep, I cheated and googled the thing; my memory isn’t what it was Actually, I don’t think it ever ran smoothly. So, anyway, back to the point — I do know when I’ll be back in Tokyo again (later this month), and I don’t exactly hate to go as I’ll be home for the first time in 3 years, and get to see family and friends. I’m seriously going to miss Cocoa and Yoko (who’re visiting the in-laws), but cannot wait for the Melbourne food.

And the book launches.

We’re doing two this time round.

First cab off the rank is the launch jaunt for my 4th novel Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth, which will take place at Brunswick Bound from 6:30pm on Wednesday 13th August. There’s a Facebook page for this here. We’ll be selling the new novel at a discounted rate, along with a few copies of my previous novels which are seriously hard to track down in Melbourne! Bah, humbug. There will nibblies and tipples too, along with a few comic books (shhh!).

After that, on Sunday 17th August from 1:00pm, we’ll be doing the IF? Commix 5-Title Launch thing at Classic Comics.

Me, Matt Kyme and Mike Speakman — along with literally dozens of local Australian comic book writers and artists — will be hocking and scrawling all over 5 new titles from IF?, namely the graphic novels Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat and That All Star Bulletproof Kid, and comics Bullet Gal, Carmen, and Tales to Admonish #3. Speaking of Tales to Admonish, we just got two pretty astounding reviews thanks to Dustin @ Comic Bastards and Shawn @ Weird and Wonderful Reads.

UntitledOh, and the first 25 “lucky” dogs who buy all 4 of these new titles (Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, Carmen, That All Star Bulletproof Kid, and Tales to Admonish) will be eligible to get the first 6 issues of Bullet Gal for just $12. Otherwise we’ll be launching only #1 and #2 of the series here.

I also have a giveaway.

Since we’ll be launching the Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat graphic novel — funded thanks to the generosity of people who supported the Kickstarter campaign — I’m going to let people grab the original 2011 book gratis. You too can acquire the iPad/Kindle/PDF versions right HERE.

Anyway, I seriously need to get offline, guzzle brekky, pack properly, and get myself out the door and onto the N’EX.

More waffling when I get back from this Peter, Paul and Mary romp.


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