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Update #23 - For backers only

Ebook Update

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Update #22 - For backers only

International Shipments and Remaining Domestic Shipments

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Update #21 - For backers only

Audio Book Delivery

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Update #20

Gallery Show January 9th in NYC

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Hello All!

For those of you in NYC, I will be showing 12 photos from the book at Bar Catalonia (206 W 41st St) January 9th-19th with the opening happening next Thursday, January 9th, 7-11pm. There will be a craft beer tasting 7-9pm as well as specials on the beer all night. Each photo is 18"x24" framed in editions of 5, and any purchase of a print (framed or unframed) gets a free book included. Books will also be available on their own. Come check it out, and tell a friend or two or three!

Want a gallery show in your town? Let me know if there are any galleries in your town that would want to show photos of comedians, and I'll contact them. Just be sure to include the name and contact info for the gallery and I'll do the legwork.

Thanks!

Seth


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2014 Update including a message about the Audio Book

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