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New book available for pre-order!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Ahoy-hoy!

My friends at Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club have published a collection of my comics from the website If You Make It and the punk magazine Razorcake, and it is now available to be pre-ordered at your local comic shop through Diamond!  If you would like a copy of the book, please go to your favorite comic shop before the end of October and ask them to order one for you (and perhaps suggest that they should have some for the shelves, as well?)!

Here’s all the info you’ll need:

Soft-cover, full-color cover, 64 pages b&w; 7″ x 9″; 7oz
$10; SILVER #070

ISBN: 978-1-945509-06-3
Diamond: STL065606

Some of you might be thinking “Hey, what gives?  I’ve got this book already! It’s not “NEW”!”, and you wouldn’t be wrong, but you also wouldn’t be right.  BYOBB came out in April, but the distribution through traditional comic shop channels was delayed: now it will be available in comic shops, and it will also have a BRAND NEW COVER!  I can’t show you that cover yet, but here is the current cover that you may recognize:

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If you don’t want to wait until December, when the book will be available in comic shops, you can order a copy with this cover directly from Silver Sprocket at this LINK!  All orders come with a cool Liz Bat sticker!

Anyway, the point is, grab this book before it grabs you!

Atomic Books and SPX 2017!

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Ahoy-hoy friends!  I’ll be traveling to the Baltimore/DC area this week for a couple of comic book related events!

First up, I will be at Atomic Books in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood on Wednesday, September 13th, for a reading with the ever-fanciful Nicole J. Georges!  It’s going to be an evening of cats vs. dogs, so come on out and hear about our favorite pets!  The reading begins at 7pm and will be followed by an awkward, standing around book signing.

 

Then I will be tabling at the Small Press Expo at the Bethesda North Marriott hotel in, you guessed it, Bethesda MD!  Stop by table E-14a on Saturday the 16th to see Nicole and I with our new books and our old books and some other goodies; then on Sunday the 17th I will be joined by my dear friend (Jim) Kettner with his debut graphic novel INK IN WATER!  Table E14a is your destination for top-of-the-line autobio comics, so please stop by and see us!

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Coady and the Creepies mini-series complete!

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

 

Dearest friends!

Today is the day that issue #4 of Coady and The Creepies is released into the wild!  It’s the end of this mini-series, but certainly not the end of the story: would you like to see more adventures with Coady, Corey, and Criss?  I would sure like to write them!  But we need to prove that enough of you out there want to read them.

I know that a lot of folks are waiting until the collected trade paperback of this series comes out to dive in, but by that time, our fate will be sealed!  If you’ve been waiting for all of the issues of the mini-series to be out so you can read them all at once, please go out to your local comic shop and by them NOW, instead of waiting until October!  If your local shop doesn’t have them, they can most likely special order them for you, and if they can’t special order them, you can get them yourself by ordering them directly from BOOM! Studios!

Don’t let the Creepies die (even though one of them is already dead)!  Run out and read all about their quest to complete pinmageddon TODAY!

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Patreon 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Howdy comic friends!

I had a few blips in my Patreon campaign for this year: I was trying to use it to write a longer story about my relationship with my dad, and while I am still very much invested in continuing to write and publish that story, a monthly comic subscription is not the correct place for me to do it.  So, I’m switching back over to my daily comic strips and monthly self-published book routine!  If you’ve been wanting to sign up, now is a great time!  On July 1st subscribers will be charged for the June comics/books, so you have until the end of the month to get on my mailing list and receive a new, exclusive comic in your mailbox every month.

Here is what some of the books from last year looked like:

 

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This year’s books will be the same format, so if you were subscribed last year, your collection will continue to grow!  If you want to start now, get on board! Previous month’s comics are available for purchase when you sign up for a print subscription, so you can even start now and catch ’em all!

I’m also going to try to post one strip per week for free here on my website, so keep your eyes peeled for that as well!

Cheers,

Liz

Coady and the Creepies!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Hey friends!

My new comic series, Coady and the Creepies, comes out in stores today from Boom!box!  This is a new experience for me, creating characters and a story for a monthly comic series that I’m not drawing, but dang-sarnit, I’m so dingdong stoked on how it came out!  I was able to work with an artist who I’ve been a fan of for a long time, who I also happen to be friends with, the wonderful (Nation of) Amanda Kirk!  Her illustration, combined with Hannah Fisher‘s colors just make this book so awesome to look at!  I know I’m biased, but here are the first few pages of the story so you can see that I’m not blowin’ smoke:

 

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I hate to say I told you so, but…

And if that wasn’t enough, my Maine Squeeze Danny Bailey, of Jabber, wrote and recorded an anthem for the Creepies!

Please seek this book out at your local comic shop, and if you happen to live in Portland, Maine, stop by Coast City Comics 3/15: I’ll be signing books and giving out cool exclusive buttons and patches!

 

Stay Creepie!

 

ECCC 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Hi friends!  It’s been pretty quiet on the news front of this website lately, and for that I apologize, but I’m here now with an exciting announcement!

My first creator-owned comic series, Coady and the Creepies, is coming out from Boom! Studios on March 15th!  It’s written by me and illustrated by your new favorite artist (Nation of) Amanda Kirk!  It’s a 4 issue miniseries about a touring teenage punk band made up of triplet sisters with a supernatural twist!  I hope you’ll pick it up when you see it on your comic shop shelves!  Here’s a page from issue 1!

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I know, you’re probably all wishing it would hurry up and be March 15th already, but if you’re planning on attending Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle next week, you can pick up the first issue a full two weeks before everyone else!  I’ll be at the Boom! booth (1002 on the skybridge) all weekend signing copies of the book.  You can also get the exclusive ECCC cover drawn by me and painted by Amanda at the show!

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And as if that wasn’t reason enough to come out to the show, we’ll also have advance copies of my new comic collection from Silver Sprocket, Be Your Own Backing Band!  BYOBB collects my comics about music from If You Make It and Razorcake magazine in one handsome volume!

I’ll also being some panels during the show, so if you’d like to hear me talk about these various books show up to:

BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS

Friday, March 3, 1:45 p.m.

Location: TCC 302

Discover YOUR new favorite comic book series in the panel designed for everyone, from new fans to long time readers to anyone who loves comics! Join BOOM!’s top editors and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Moderated by BOOM! Vice President of Marketing, Arune Singh.

DISCOVER WHY YA IS THE FUTURE OF COMICS

Sunday, March 5, 1:30 p.m.

Location: TCC 302

YA dominates film, TV, books and comics, with original stories aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Join Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios, Editor) and some of the most popular new voices in comics as they discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment.

And for those of you that are 21+, there is a Boom! Studios party at Elysian Brewing Company on Friday, March 3rd, from 9pm-2am!  Come hang out even if you aren’t attending the convention!
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See y’all in Seattle!

 

Liz Prince x Garfield crossover event!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Hi friends!  Tomorrow is an exciting day for me, because a Garfield comic that I wrote and drew is coming out as a short story in the new Garfield’s Big Fat Hairy Adventure graphic novel!  It’s always been a dream of mine to get to work on kaboom!’s Garfield series, and I was able to write myself into the story:  I MEET GARFIELD!  And my husband, Kyle Folsom, colored the story (boy, it sure is weird to write “husband”)! Please enjoy these preview pages from the biggest crossover comics event since DC vs. Marvel:

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If you’re burning with curiosity of how the world’s most famous fat cat likes our lasagna, be sure to pick up this book on Wednesday 10/19/2016!

 

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Emerald City Comicon!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Ahoy-hoy!  I’m writing to let you know that I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon April 7th, 8th, and 10th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle!  Please come say hello, purchase any books of mine that you may not have already, and have me draw a picture for you!  You can find me at table Z-8 in Artist Alley:

 

ECCCLPThis is a huge convention hall, so here’s a close up:

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I will also be appearing on several panels, but I don’t have all the info on that, so check back, or follow me on Twitter to get updates as they come in!

 

See you in Seattle!

 

February’s comic collection!

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Hello out there in internet-land,

I spent the last few days putting together the bound version of February’s daily comics for my Patreon print subscribers, and I thought you’d enjoy a peek, even if you aren’t going to receive a copy (and if we’re being honest, I’m hoping to tempt you into subscribing alongside the 100+ folks who already have!  And yes, if you sign up for a print subscription, you will have the opportunity to purchase the back issues that you missed, because I am a peach.)

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Front cover!

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Back cover!

It might be hard to tell in the photos, but the cover stock is metallic purple; I want to use a different cover color for each month, and hopefully that cover will reflect so aspect of that month.  I chose metallic purple for February because of Valentine’s Day (which never really plays an important role in my life, but I can’t get the imagery out of my head), coupled with the fact that it was our snowiest month, but that I also went on vacation to Florida.  I felt like sparkly purple kind of conveyed two things that are polar opposites (pun intended): snow & sun.  The cover is based on the novelty postcards sold in tropical climates showing pictures of people in the snow, labeled “YOU” and people on the beach, labeled “ME”; in this case, I got to be both (and I love snow, so I was pretty damn happy about it!)

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Unfortunately working with metallic cover stock created several challenges, but the in-depth process post about this book is reserved for my Patreon backers, so you should probably head over there and sign up already!

Don’t you want to add your name to this avalanche of envelopes that’s going to crush me every month?!

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Leap year means an extra day of Liz

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Ahoy-hoy friends!

We’ve been granted an extra day this year, and it’s the perfect, last-minute opportunity for you to sign up for my Patreon comic subscription to get February’s comic as the numbered edition!  If you’re unfamiliar with this project, I’m drawing a comic every day this year, compiling monthly collections that I make into lovingly hand-crafted zines, to send to folks who have pledged money on Patreon.  There are several tiers of the subscription, including a digital-only option that is a little lighter on the wallet, but I tried to make the prices as inexpensive as possible, and all tiers are offered at a sliding-scale, pay what you can rate.

Here’s a glimpse of what the comics have been like so far, from my weekly free offerings:

jan_febIt’s like peering into my life with binoculars!  This is what the first booklet looks like:

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And these booklets are not available anywhere else; you have to sign up on Patreon to get them! Talk about an exclusive club!  So consider this a friendly public service announcement: sign up before March 1st to start your subscription with the February issue (which may or may not have a purple sparkly cover)!

Thanks for the support!  I’m having a great time with this project!

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