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An all-female comic/text anthology of true stories about love, romance, and sex! Featuring new cartoons by Margaret Atwood
An all-female comic/text anthology of true stories about love, romance, and sex! Now available through Dark Horse Comics.
An all-female comic/text anthology of true stories about love, romance, and sex! Now available through Dark Horse Comics.
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Update: Dark Horse, Toronto Shipping, Launches

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Dark Horse

As you may have already heard, Secret Loves of Geek Girls has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Dark Horse! Their release date will be October 2016 and feature a few new additions including a cover by Noelle Stevenson, a foreword by Kelly Sue DeConnick, artwork by Genevieve FT, and stories by Marjorie Liu and Carla Speed McNeil. I'm very excited to be working with our DH editor Daniel Chabon and eager to see our stories in shops everywhere.

In addition, and a bit outside of Secret Loves, one of our contributors, Margaret Atwood, will be writing a new graphic novel series for Dark Horse called Angel Catbird with art by Johnnie Christmas and colour art by Tamra Bonvillain, and I'll be serving as consulting editor on the project!

What is a consulting editor? It basically is a cross between a project coordinator and a regular editor, and is fully a job title I made up because I wasn't sure what to call my role.

Toronto Shipping

If you are a Toronto resident and you did not come to the launch yesterday to pick up your books, have no fear, your books are currently being packaged and will be shipped out tomorrow at the latest.

Launches

I have to say the launch yesterday was an incredible success! Page & Panel (a truly lovely comic shop in the heart of Toronto) was packed to the rafters with folks coming out to support the book. There are also launches upcoming in Brooklyn, San Francisco, and LA. Here are some highlights:

Orphan Black & Murdoch Mysteries actor Kristian Bruun
Orphan Black & Murdoch Mysteries actor Kristian Bruun
Squirrel Girl writer & Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North
Squirrel Girl writer & Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North
Secret Loves of Geek Girls cartoonist Margaret Atwood
Secret Loves of Geek Girls cartoonist Margaret Atwood
Secret Loves of Geek Girls writer Sam Maggs
Secret Loves of Geek Girls writer Sam Maggs
Secret Loves writer Erin Cossar & cartoonist ALB
Secret Loves writer Erin Cossar & cartoonist ALB
Panoramic view of the signing tables featuring Soraya Roberts at right
Panoramic view of the signing tables featuring Soraya Roberts at right
A shot of the crowds lining up to meet the contributors
A shot of the crowds lining up to meet the contributors
Contributors at end of night
Contributors at end of night

Back row, l to r: J. M Frey, ALB, Deena Pagliarello, Natalie Smith, Stephanie Cooke, Brandy Dawley, Jenn Woodall, Sanya Anwar, Megan Kearney, Cherelle Higgins, Erin Cossar, Rachael Wells, Janet Hetherington

Middle row: Gillian G, Sam Maggs, Twiggy Tallant, Jess Oliver-Proulx, Diana McCallum, Natalie Zina Walschots, Meaghan Carter

Front row: Leslie Doyle, Hope Nicholson (me), Loretta Jean, Adrienne Kress

Page & Panel has a limited amount of signed copies available featuring most of our signatures!

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    1. Hope Nicholson 7-time creator
      Superbacker
      on December 27, 2015

      Alex, international books were shipped out December 2, and can take some time to arrive

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      Alex Davies on December 27, 2015

      Glad to hear the launch went well. Just wondering when international shipping is going to take place (I'm in the UK, so that specifically would be nice.)

      Thanks!

      Alex

    3. Tasha Turner
      Superbacker
      on December 10, 2015

      Congrats on the launch and being picked up by Dark Horse as well as the consulting editor gig. So much exciting news.

    4. Tacwolf Webb on December 10, 2015

      Hey I just wanted to update you all on the order I made. I received the hard copy that you sent me a couple days ago! I am so grateful for this awesome piece of inspired writing and artwork! It is refreshing to see some new comic styles and stories!! My wife loves the book and can't put it down. So thank you, thank you, thank you for your hard work and creativity:)

      -Joel "Tacw0lf" Pearce