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Follow the antics of my two mischievous cats, Fidget and Moe, in this 180 page, hardcover comic edition.
Follow the antics of my two mischievous cats, Fidget and Moe, in this 180 page, hardcover comic edition.
Follow the antics of my two mischievous cats, Fidget and Moe, in this 180 page, hardcover comic edition.
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Two new books, just in time for Christmas!

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Hello!

I can't believe it's been just over a year since all The Collected Counter Attack! books were shipped out. It was lovely to meet some of you in person at MoCCA and TCAF earlier this year. Here's some news about what else I've been up to since this project wrapped.

Because of my experience with drawing cats for this book, my author friend Colleen AF recommended me as an illustrator to her author friend Lizz Brady. Lizz wrote and I drew the illustrations for two books that are now available at Barnes & Noble online and in their stores!

All Cat Wants for Christmas

All Dog Wants for Christmas

Lizz wrote the hilarious letters from pets to Santa and let me chose the letters I wanted to illustrate. It was a really fun project to work on with a super quick turnaround for publishing. I signed the contract in February (shout out to Thomas Crowell for his legal advice) and handed in the final jacket cover art at the end of June for both books. Lizz even included Moe and Fidget as two of the cats who wrote letters which was very touching.

The folks at MJF books did a lovely job with the printing. Here are a few interior pages:

You can check the Barnes & Noble website to make sure they have the books in stock or you can order online. It seems like they may be able to ship internationally, but I'm not sure exactly how that works. They should be shelved on a table with stocking stuffers or at the bargain book table. If you like them and want to leave a review on the B&N website, that is always appreciated! Also if you take a picture with your pet and either of the books, I will definitely retweet it on Twitter or share on my Facebook page.

I hope this year has been good to all of you and your furry friends! Enjoy the upcoming holidays.

-Alisa

I will be at TCAF in Canada this weekend!

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I am so excited to be exhibiting at TCAF for the first time this coming weekend! If you're in the Toronto area May 9th and 10th come check out this free event at the Toronto Reference Library and surrounding venues. It is free to get in and see a ton of amazing comics and art from around the world.

This beautiful poster for TCAF Kids' Day was designed by special guests Gurihiru.

It looks like I will be at table 226 on the second floor of the Library in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon. This may change, so I'll update on Twitter if it does.

TCAF will be the Canadian festival debut for The Collected Counter Attack! If you have photo reference and ask nicely, I will even draw YOUR cat inside your copy of the book.

I will also have issues of Urban Nomad and some cat stickers, cat button sets and mini comics. Come say hello!

In other news, I was asked to draw an answer for Kickstarter's Comic Month in April. Check out how four other artists and myself find our creativity.

This will probably be the last update here for a bit as I don't have any other conventions scheduled for 2015 yet. If you want to follow what else I'm doing, here are links to my Facebook, Twitter, G+, Tumblr, and sketch blog.

Enjoy your Spring!

-Alisa

Upcoming appearance at MoCCA in NYC April 11th and 12th!

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Hello!

It's been a while, sweet backers. I hope you are all enjoying 2015 so far. I wanted to pop in and let you know that I will be tabling at MoCCA in NYC this coming weekend!

MoCCA will be held April 11th and 12th at Center 548 (548 West 22nd St. New York, NY). The convention will be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. I'll be sharing table #446 on the 4th floor with my friend and fellow cartoonist Alison Wilgus (she wrote and drew the wonderful cat-centric comic A Stray in the Woods among other cool content.) I will have copies of The Collected Counter Attack! and cat merch in addition to my auto-bio comic series Urban Nomad and a limited number of the full color Cooking Up Comics mini comic. Here is a handy map of the 4th Floor. You can see more artists who will be there and their work at the MoCCA website.

If you identify as a woman who makes or enjoys reading comics and will be in NYC this weekend, please come out to Drink and Draw Like a Lady which will be held on the evening of Friday April 10th at The Productive. This years' event flyer was designed by Savannah Zambrano. You can RSVP at the Facebook page.

Hope to see some of you this weekend! Here's a parting shot from Moe. He hasn't let being a feline celebrity go to his head.

 -Alisa

Books have shipped and online hardcover sales

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Hello everyone,

All the books have shipped! Everyone in the US should have their books by the end of next week and international packages should be to their destinations by then as well.

There are still a handful of people whom I've contacted several times with no response, so if you get back to me with needed address or phone information I'll make sure your book is sent out as soon as possible.

Shipping issues:

It seems like most books have gotten safely to their destinations BUT I know that the US Post Office can make mistakes and lose or damage items. I've been able to keep track of deliveries through the Stamps.com software. However, sometimes boxes don't get scanned into the system when they are delivered so I can only guess that they got to you if it says they were 'out for delivery'.

If by the end of next week you still have not received your book, or it got damaged in shipping please let me know and I'll see what I can do to replace it for you. Drop me an email (alisaharris(at)outlook(dot)com) with a photo of the damage or let me know if you never got it and I'll try to see what's up.

Online store:

I've had a few inquiries on how to get an additional copy of The Collected Counter Attack! The hardcover book is now available in my online shop if you'd like to buy a copy for yourself or send the link to a friend. These will be on sale through November 30th at a discount similar to what they were priced at for the Kickstarter campaign. The books will be shipped with a free postcard while supplies last. I also have cat stickers available if you want to grab extras of those.

 Here's a link to the store: http://alisaharris.bigcartel.com/

Thanks again for your enthusiasm, support and patience with my first Kickstarter campaign. You've all helped to make it a success. Things will be quieter over here on the Kickstarter page, but I'll continue updating cat photos, book outtakes and some other fun cat-related things over here at The Collected Counter Attack! Tumblr. You can always follow what I'm doing on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ or at my website.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday seasons! Moe and I send our regards. He's worked so hard, you guys. I think he deserves a rest on my chair that I was sitting in moments before.

-Alisa

Shipping is underway!

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