Saturday, 11 August 2012

New Releases: October 2012

High Society: 30th Anniversary Signed/Numbered Gold Edition
by Dave Sim
Aardvark Vanaheim
Hard to believe that it's the 30th anniversary of the serialization of High Society in the pages of Cerebus (issues #26 to 50). Even harder to believe that there's never been a signed-and-numbered edition of Comics' first 500-page graphic novel! Well, now there is! The edition will be limited to number of orders received before the Diamond order deadline (August 15th). All this and a snazzy gold logo!

(from The Fantagraphics Offer: Update #13, 5 October 2012)
The idea for the 30th ANNIVERSARY SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION was to give Diamond an exclusive that they could see over-ordering -- Bill Schanes agreed to "sweeten" the orders beyond actual sales. That would allow me to print that edition and the NEXT printing of HIGH SOCIETY the regular edition at the same time. HIGH SOCIETY is the best-selling CEREBUS trade, so if I can print 2,000 or 3,000 copies, that gives me a primary revenue stream for a year or more while I see what the digital world can do for me. 

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