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Mat Brinkman exhibition at Pinacoteca of Bologna December 14 2018

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Multiforce and Teratoid Heights are finally REAL! December 14 2018

yeah souls, here to announce that after one year of hard work all that is in printing and available for preorder with exclusive contents!
We are so proud of that... this is where everything got origin, where I thought and created the under dark weird fantasy ground acronym... thinking at Mat Brinkman's comics...
And now I realized a dream, to publish his two masterpicies, Multiforce and Teratoid Hegiths, not published as normal books but as museum editions, with a very prestigious printing and paper, with extra contents and with parallel collectible stuff like t-shirt and huge action figures.

to describe everything I would write a lot, but luckily I prepared some flayer to advertise this incredible event, so just read the flyers below to have all the details and obviously click this link to go in the Mat Brinkman dedicated page of our official store to order everything.


LINK TO BUY!!!


* I really want thanks all people that worked on it, they are a lot, they know who are.
If you want support this immense investment just buy it for their really and incredible fair prices, and mostly spread the Hollow verb here and there around!



MULTIFORCE flayer


TERATOID HEIGHTS and Multiforce t-shirt flayer


Multiforce character figure - Battle Max Ace flayer


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also, very important to let you know that we are proud to have as special guest Mat Brinkman at BilBolBul festival 2018 for 23-25-25 of November, to make this event special we have organized maybe the first exhibition at the career of the artist, in collaboration with BilBolBul at the prestigious Pinacoteca of Bologna. About 70-80 pieces will be exhibited there from the Michele Nitri private collaction.
Don't miss this unique and rare event and book your flight or train soon!

Mat Brinkman at BilBolBul flayer

* if you mind to visit the festival you can choose the free shipping with hand delivery in BilBolBul during the order and get your stuff hand by hand!

thanks you all for your support and hope to see you in Bologna!

October releases November 15 2018

October releases

SEVEN new books!

hey souls,
here just a quick newsletter, we are so busy to organize last Lucca Comics 2018 details...
So, please, for more informations read descriptions of the items in the store even if you know yet almost all the artists.
*(all the new items will be shipped in 15 of November)
**(many pictures in the store are temporary, they will updated later)
***(we are between two festivals, so if you write us probably we will not have the time to reply at emails, we will be ready again for comunications within 15 of November, sure you understand!)


here all the new books:

1- Day of the Flying Head 4
BUY HERE!

that's the fourth and last issue of the serie, 
we have also some new original artwork for sale HERE!
and we notice you that we will put for sale the last Day of the Flying Head limited boxes, containing a random original artwork of the serie, if you want catch a Kago artwork for only 70€ don't miss this chance, last time went sold out in about 15 days, so hurry up!

HERE the link to buy!!!

2- Come un Insetto
in english "Like an Insect"
this is the new Paolo Massagli book, and it's a very important release for his career, because it's his first long comic, 108 pages! Also if you will read it you understand why maybe is the most important publishing of the artist.


BUY HERE you copy!
and HERE some very cool splash page for sale.

3- TRIBAE
by Luca Brandi, probably you don't know this artist, it his amazing, he collaborate since years for several graphic novel as drawer, and this is his first solo comic.
This is a very particular product, because even if it has a very good reading rhythm, it is very near at the artbook style, you should consider that each original artwork of the comic is 70x100cm, huge!!! Keeping an impressive level of details...
To respect the quality of the drawings we printed the book in a large format, 24x34cm!
Anyway my words are unnecessary, just give a look at it!



BUY IT NOW HERE!
and HERE one of the amazing huge original artworks.

4- Aberration #2
and here we have the second issue of the LaurenceEngraver series!
If you like the first one cant miss the second issue.


BUY it HERE!

and now we have several books from Danilo Manzi

5- Infetto (pocket edition)
we have printed for the third time Infetto by Danilo Manzi, this is only in Italian, for the english version we still have some copy of the first big edition, instead the pocket edition is cheaper, 16€, and smaller 17x24 with a different cover.

BUY it here!

6- Sintomi del Buio 
(Symptoms of the Dark, in english)
this is an anthology, 64 pages with six stories of disease, from Juan Scassa foreword:
eng- "The wonder of opening up Pandora's boxes. Fatal attractions. The eye goes where is not supposed to go, and stares at the splendor of an exploding tumor."
ita- "La meraviglia di schiudere vasi di Pandora. Le attrazioni fatali. L'occhio va dove non vede e osserva lo splendore di un tumore che esplode."

BUY IT HERE!

7- Storto #0
this instead is the preview issue of Storto, a very long book, about 200 pages, that will be published in 2019.
As you know our preview books usually go sold out within a bunch of weeks to become soon collectors items, so don't miss it!

buy it here!

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and now just to announce you that we will take part to two amazing festivals in next few weeks, if you want visit us don't miss it:

- CAB - Comics Art Brooklyn festival in the USA, 11 of November
we are at the double table C15-C16

if you live in the USA don't miss this event, we will have a lot of comic artists as guest:
Spugna, David Genchi, Danilo Manzi, LaurenceEngraver, Henri Dumas,
and we can say you that near to our booth the great Tetsunori Tawaraya will be present with his own booth!
don't miss this big weird party!

- Lucca comics 2018,
as you know we never miss the greatest italian festival, and of course one of the biggest in the World,
there we will present all the new releases and we have a lot of guests with a lot of event, I will just attach the official manifest with all the details, see you there!


that's all for now,
I will write you again within a couple of weeks for one of the best underground event of all the comic time, Mat Brinkman news soon!


three new books! November 15 2018

three new books!

hello souls,
here to notice you about our last releases:

1- we published the first true long comic by the extreme underground young artist David Genchi, it is called:
LO FALLO PERDUTO
(watch the video preview here)
this is just the first of a long series of books by the artist about the genre he named chivalrous/grotesque.
64 pages of full color comic colored through dull colors.
Weird squared size, 22.5x22.5cm, and only 13€
get a look:



BUY IT HERE!!!
*and also there is the alternative version with an off-set collage limited print, limited at only 113 copies and signed by the artist, for only 7€ more, hurry up to order, because a good bunch of them will stay in the Hollow Press archive and will be sold for overcharged prices in next few years.



2- we published a long forgotten masterpiece, "Benemerenze di Satana" or "Satana's Merits" in english, from an old book of an almost unknown insane writer, Domenico Vaiti, drawn by the master italian artist Marco Corona through 120 pages. This is an incredible book, if you like Robert Crumb or other underground comic artists working with sexual contents you cant miss it!
For more information about it I suggest you to read the introduction on the item page.
(watch the video preview here)
*this incredible book contents 13 chapters, and each one is drawn through a different style by the master Marco Corona to represent the madness by Vaiti.




buy the book HERE!
and buy one of the amazing original artwork HERE!

3- finally, we have published a spin-off from the masterpiece The Rust Kingdom by Spugna, considered one of the best comic book of 2017 by many critics and candidate for the next Gran Guinigi awards, the most important italian award in Italy from Lucca Comics festival.
(watch the video preview here)


HERE TO BUY!
*also we made a special hard cover giant edition containing a random original artwork from the book!
Hurry up to buy it, I can say you that only with social reservation and TCBF festival sales we have sold more than 40 copies, so there will be very few copies available.
Here some exemple of original artwork.


HERE TO BUY!
and HERE! you can buy the unique original artwork for sale individually, the amazing cover!



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other important info:

I really want thanks all the souls that visited us at Treviso Comic Book Festival and our creepy booth,


obviously me and Genchi thank all the guys that shot pictures to his Sacred Relic!


and to celebrate this big release with the young David Genchi we chose to offer for just a couple of days the 50% OFF! on his other books and a small selection of artworks! Don't miss this unique and crazy initiative!
get a look HERE!

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Last, 
Hollow Press is proud to announce the first exhibition at the career of the iconic underground artist Mat Brinkman,
probably the most influential underground comic artist of last twenty years,
in collaboration with BilBolBul 2018, will be exhibited at the prestigious Pinacoteca of Bologna.
Will be exhibited about 70-80 pieces from Michele Nitri's private collection, one of the hugest Brinkman's collection in the World,
with pieces able to show almost every step of the crazy artist career.
Begin to book your flight to visit the exhibition and not miss this unique event!!!
If you know the artist you know you cant miss it...
More soon with more specific informations!


soon we will notice you about new collaborations with Mat Brinkman and new releases!

I like the idea to leave you with this news,
so, more soon my souls!


BLACK SPRING PACKAGE and COMICON festival in Naples April 08 2018

BLACK SPRING PACKAGE

PREORDER -15% OFF

hey souls,
Hollow Press publishings start by now and will be 16 during the whole year (reprints excluded).
Will be a killer year for us, but we are sure about your special support.

So let's go:
The first comics of this year are five and will be presented in exclusive for this Comicon festival in Naples.
So we thought at an Hollow Press preorder where you can save (getting the whole lot) -15% OFF.
To demonstrate how much the full followers are important for us I have prepared some dozens of special pins, very limited, NEVER available again, they are simple Hollow Press logo pins, but are special because are HUGE and opaque! For true collectors, the pin is 7,6 cm!

I past here the description of the preorder
(I have introduced the contained books in the last email, if you missed it get a look at our official BLOG)



*This is a preorder, all the book included in this package are 15% off, this is the only way to get these books discounted.
Buying this special package you will get an exclusive HUGE HollowPress pin, size is 7,6 cm, it's very limited, buy it until it's in stock. There will be no others way to get this special pin and the number of packages available is limited to few dozens of copies.
Obviously all the comics here contained will be available after the preorder at a full price. The only book with texts (Junko by Danilo Manzi) is printed in both the language, english and italian, so you will get the right language depending by your shipping address.

** Black Spring Package will be shipped in 7th of May.
(after Comicon 2018 of Naples)

Here the list of the contents:
- outERoticspace by David Genchi and Miguel Angel Martin
(split book of 16 pages + cover, A4 format, full color, printed on the prestigious 200g Fedrigoni X-per paper, 10€)
- Day of the Flying Head #3 by Shintaro Kago
(same edition of the other issues of the series, 8€)
- Junko by Danilo Manzi
(24 pages + cover, A4 format, b-w, very limited edition that will be never reprinted, 6€)
- Den Dwellers #2 by Henri Dumas
(same edition of the first issue, 5€)
- Drippin' by LaurenceEngraver
(28 pages + cover, A4 format, printed in white on black mat paper, 10€)

+ the special HUGE Hollow Press pin!

total would be 39€ but during the preorder discounted is just 33€ for 5 comics + pin!

BUY IT HERE!!!

*** The only book I haven't described you in last newsletter is the split book between David Genchi and Miguel Angel Martin. They met each other in last Lucca Comics and suddenly born a mutual esteem. So I had an idea in my mind for years "what happens if I ask to some artist to make an erotic comic without any human or common animal form?". So I purposed it to Martin (one of the icon of European underground comics) and to Genchi (one of the true extreme underground revelations in comic World, just 21 years old)
What came up is the "outERoticspace". A comic readable from left to right or from right to left... you always will reach the amazing double page in the middle drawn by both the artists together!

You can see the double cover above, and I attach here below some of the original artworks as preview, get hurry! I really think they will go sold out soon.
(all original artworks from new books are -15% off too!)

BUY SPLIT-BOOK ORIGINAL ARTWORKS HERE
(IMPORTANT, this whole split book will be exhibited in one of the main exhibitions of this Napoli Comicon, in collaboration with the Comicon team!)

Also we have put for sale the cool original artworks from Drippin' by LaurenceEngraver, they are all scratching on black board, considering the hype you'l showed up with the past previews I really think that we will see an high interest in them, so if you have a favorite page don't hesitate to buy asap.
I show you some page here:


BUY DRIPPIN' ORIGINAL ARTWORKS HERE

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So, I'm proud to announce that this will be the first year I will take part to the Comicon festival of Napoli, we will have the blackest booth as always, so come to visit us from 28 of April to 1 of May.
I will be there with all the new books and the special guest:
- David Genchi
- Miguel Angel Martin
- Spugna
- LaurenceEngraver
- Danilo Manzi



HERE the link of the festival to be always updated
* as said yet in this email, if you are there you cant miss to visit the amazing split-book outERoticspace in exhibition.

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Other important news about the so asked "TO REPRINT" books!
We have reprinted all the following books, available for shipping by 7th of May:
- U.D.W.F.G. presents: Shintaro Kago - Industrial Revolution and World War (6°ed.)
- Toxic Psycho Killer by Paolo Massagli (2°ed.)
- U.D.W.F.G. presents: Jesse Jacobs - They Live in Me - english edition (2°ed.)
(click on the titles to preorder the books)
Also we had the chance to get a very small bunch of the They Live in Me silkscreen by Jesse Jacobs, it's huge, 50x70cm, signed and numbered by the artist, I have just a dozen of them left.
Here a picture:



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Thanks for reading and support!
Enjoy the new books!


Incredible time at Lucca Comics 2017 April 08 2018

Incredible time at Lucca Comics 2017

(plus several big news!)

Hey souls,
here so many things to say, so I will try to be brief to avoid mileage emails.
2-3 weeks ago we came back from Lucca Comics and Games 2017festival, as always the most stressful event for my press, five days of hell and hard work. But I really want make some thanks:

- first of all infinite thanks to all fans that assaulted Hollow Press stand, you all are always more, year by year, and thanks to you all, this year we have almost quadrupled the sales in this festival with just four meters of booth... I will never forget those first two hours at the stand... where I was steadly with my head down to write, sign, consign stuff etc, a sort of long trance, if I remember well 30-40 people in front of me for two hours with no stop...
I obviously thanks my two assistants, Antonio Lo Muzio and Paolo Vigneri, two true hollow spartans, one of this guy can hold a booth alone, can do anything, no enough words to thanks them. And I will never forget Paolo Vigneri sentence after a couple of days "I really think I have never worked so hard in my life".
Here the full team:


- ah special thanks go to Juan Scassa, the interpreter for Shintaro Kago, he made an incredible work letting the master to 100% enjoy the festival and the experience, no doubt about that just seeing how much they have related each other establishing a strong friendship.

- great thanks to all the artists guest at my stand, this year we got 7 guests, Shintaro Kago, Paolo Bacilieri, Paolo Massagli, Spugna, David Genchi, Danilo Manzi, LaurenceEngraver, they sketched a lot... and I'm so proud that the young italian artists are growing up a such friendship, I discovered with my pleasure they now call themself as "coinquilini del male".


just some curiosity:
- I'm so proud that Paolo Bacilieri won one of the most prestigious award in Europe, he won the Gran Guinigi as "best short story" with the book published with us, Palla!
I made it in live with him but I really want thanks again him for the wonderful words he spent for me on stage during the prizegiving.


- the italian artist Spugna put a sort of record in italian underground comics (I guess), with just this festival he sold out all boxes of The Rust Kingdom we brought there... we are speaking of an half satan, 333 copies! Sold out in the early morning of the fifth day of the festival... congratulation to our Spugna for his amazing comic book, for many critics book of the year yet!
Yeah, Spugna went slaved, see the picture

* we printed 1500 copies of this book and probably it will go sold out within a couple of months, so if you want the first edition, hurry up to order it!

- also we are superproud to have organized a live painting with Shintaro Kago during the festival, this was a particular event, because Kago made about 80% of painting and the rest (all the trashing details from the head) was made by the young italian hollow artists! So a painting at 10 hands!
Finally, they all signed the painting and it went to a charity auction after some hours to help the local pediatric hospital.



NOW SOME NEW ABOUT NEW STUFF ON THE STORE!

- we have on the store a new Paolo  Massagli comic! A minicomic!
it is Chain and is printed in black and grey, don't miss it if you are a fan of his unmistakable style!



BUY IT NOW HERE!!!

- we have tons of news about Shintaro Kago, the series Day of the Flying Head go on with his second issue:

AVAILABLE HERE!!!

also we have made a special and limited box (very high quality printing) to collect all the four issues as soon as complete, the box is for sale with no books BUT with an original artwork completly at random of the series, it's launch price is only 70€ (price will rise up in time), we have prepared 64 boxes at the moment, 32 for the 32 pages of first issue and 32 for the 32 pages of second issue, we sold about 35 copies during the Lucca Comics festival, so are left very few copies available, hurry up to get your one!
Pease read carefully the desciption in the inserction, 

YOU CAN BUY IT HERE!!!



* I swear that the artworks inside are completly random I just kept for me 1 page from first issue and 1 page from second issue (watch the picture).

Also we have printed a couple of huge limited and signed prints by Kago, one for eahc issue of the series, they are large, 35x50cm, printed in offset, and with a very low and collectible price, 19€ each, and 25€ the couple, yeah crazy price, hurry up to buy them, last copies will be heavly overcharged in price.
find them HERE!!! 


Also we have some sketch study and sketch layout for very cheap prices, from 15€ to 65€, if you want start to collect original artworks but you cant effort expansive prices this is the right chance to get some HERE!!!

and have two new incredible artworks, ink and watercolor on thick paper, they both are huge, 35x50cm, giant size, are the same artworks of the posters (so, published artworks!). These are for true underground and prestigious walls, ready to be framed! I show them with some detail:


 
 
AVAILABLE HERE!!!


 
 
AVAILABLE HERE!!!


OK, end of newsletter, I promised to be shortest possible, and as always we have a long newsletter, sorry for that, these are just the main things, of course I forgot tons of important informations to write.

From now a bit of relax, see you soon souls, for next year with another dozen of killer/hollow books.
See you soon in December newletter with important news about U.D.W.F.G. vol.4 and Chaosholder series.

I will say bye you through this small treat that surprised me, the mother of one of hollow artists, "David Genchi" stitched for me the Hollow Press logo! It wasn't requested by me but a fantastic and unexpected surprise, of course an item I will preserve with jelousy, size is about a real head!


Hollow comics made in Italy! April 08 2018

Hollow comics made in Italy!

Three new comic books from Italian artists.

Hey souls, 
it's me, me and my usual bad english, but the most important is the contents I guess.
So, here we are, this time to present some of the greatest italian guys in underground comics.
I presented time ago a young artist LaurenceEngraver, and now I will present you three new artists completly different each other.
BUT, first of all, I want really thanks all people came to visit our stand in TCBF (Treviso Comic Book Festival), we are really proud of the feedback, I cant get less then 4 meters for my stand in festivals, and about all you customers, generally, I want say we are growing very fast, I think out of my control right now, you know, when happens some delay in shippings... I'm sorry but I assure you I'm doing my best. Anyway I'm begining to think we are starting to sell almost as a middle mainstream publishing, ALWAYS with extremly underground products, so I'm slowly reaching my first goal, to spread as better as possible the dark weird fantasy genre, don't letting it to die in the underground.
I think is clear we are always enlarging our printing runs, we print 1000+ copies often by now and we reprint very fast books that go sold out, all this without a real distributor and just with direct sales and some self-distribution. So, really, thank you all!
I hate the fucking praises, but after two years you'll deserve them, so I'm here out of my hood for that.

some pix of the stand:




Now I come back to present the new italian artists:

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Spugna is a guy that published a book a couple of years ago winning a prestigious award at TCBF as revelation author of the year, last year published with me a number 0 called "A Rusted Tale" and now the official comic book The Rust Kingdom. 176 pages. All full-color! Printed in 1500 copies (1000 in italian and 500 in english), on a good "usomano" paper to get the "fluo" colors, with a dembossed cover with strips. Very expansive for me, but I have priced it ony 19€, yeah, crazy, so don't wait too much to buy it.




what's about this story? From author introduction:
"In a wild land inhabited by worms and deformed barbarians, a swordman with no name rises from a hole in the ground. Determined to reach is destination, he will smash everything he finds on his path. Everything. This is a story of flesh, blood, dust, blades and rust."

About this book reviews are coming up from nowhere, people say it will be the best or one of the best italian comics of 2017, so, if you don't want miss it, you can order at 

THIS LINK!
(available in both, italian and english edition)

and as always we have original artworks from this book available in the store, we sold a dozen within 2-3 days, so hurry up and buy one at

THIS LINK!

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Danilo Manzi, is a young artist with his first comic book Infetto (Infected in english), this is the most "authorial" underground comic I have ever published, really claustrophobic, with a lot of text and a articulated and introspective story, really emtional tale, a 168 pages book in large format (A4), almost 1 kg of weight! With a luxurious edition with a cover jacket embellished by a double UV transparent varnishing to "re-call" the infection. It is introduced by a foreword by Tuono Pettinato, one of the most important italian author here in Italy.
Some pix:



*to notice his style, pencil on paper, really original, never seen anything like this.

Hurry up! First edition is limited at just 120 copies for each language.
You can buy your copy at

THIS LINK!
(don't forget to select the language during the order)

And as always we have available for sale some of the best original artworks selected by me at

THIS LINK!

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David Genchi, the discovery of this very young artist, David Genchi, is a great surprise for me, only 22 years old, crazy, a psychopathic guy with a true soul for the trasgression, a mix of eroguro, David Lynch vision and cyinic vision in the Miguel Angel Martin style, a combination of features that make him a 100% sure future talent, a fresh air wind about the sexual contents, after twenty years of waiting, after Mike Diana in the USA, Miguel Angel Martin in Europe, the eroguro in Japan, we have something new, David Genchi!
At the moment he published with me just a number zero, La Gameti #0 ("the gametes" in english), this is a presentation mini artbook of the 120 pages comics that I will publish in September of next year. Limited at 350 copies, signed and numbered by the artist, ony 10 euro.




Book available at

THIS LINK!

the original artworks of this book are on hold for future exhibitions, but let you start to collect him we have for sale the four title pages of the four chapter of the final book that will be published in 2018,
large size, A3, here an exemple:

for sale at:

THIS LINK!

and we have started a Giclée limited edition print serie, one each year, called:
Masturbation Among Philosophers
limited at only 17 copies, giant size 35 x 50 cm
printed with an epson 10 colors printing machine... crazy!
On an hahnemuhle phot rag paper by 308g
Museum quality!

take a look



* I assure you this is something you can watch and analyze for minutes, hours and rewatch always in future.

buy it now at

THIS LINK!



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That's all at the moment, I would have tons of other news, cool informations etc. Impossible for just one newsletter, so I really suggest you to follow us on Instagram.

so, see you soon souls!


XUWWUU exhibition at BilBolBul December 04 2016

XUWWUU exhibition
at BilBolBul

Gabriel Delmas

Hello souls,
here to notice you about the exhibition we have organized with the collaboration of BilBolBul festival.
The main theme of the exhibition will be the new Gabriel Delmas book XUWWUU.
It will be entirely exhibit + several equences of other Hollow Press Delmas' books.

it is the first Gabriel Delmas painted book, it will be presented with a double edition,
regular and "museum edition". The regular one it's a 17x24cm stapled book, and the museum edition is 30x42cm (giant) hardcover. Both versions are printed on TINTORETTO thick paper, off-set full color printing and the "giant" one will be numbered (50 copies) and signed by the artist.

more info about the exhibition here:
BILBOLBUL link
facebook event:
EVENT
a short preview by Fumettologica (loose pages)
PREVIEW

I even want tell you about an extra content of the book. Inside we have a deep interview about XUWWUU work to Gabriel Delmas by me. I think came out something of interesting, just an extract of Delmas' art:

"
MN: So, let's go deeply in XUWWUU. I love the contrast between the black metal title font and the beautiful woman, or should I say the female. The whole comic seems to have this contrast between her very innocent appearence and the many monstrous creatures. Why this contrast?

GD: I always have this contrast in my works, because it is in me. I must express dark feelings, but I also laugh at myself, because I know how ridiculous I am, as a human. So my work is always dark and at the same time ironical. You know, it's like this painting of Goya (Saturn): it's like a child nightmare. It is horrible and funny at the same time. We will all die, it is sad. But at the universe scale, it doesn’t matter. Life is absurd, meaningless. We cry and laugh. We are both great and ridiculous, beautiful and ugly, clever and stupid. And there is no help, no way out, no gods, nothing except this funny vision of death devouring us. We can't escape. We can't forget this sexual obsession that kills us. We live for that. We are like slaves. We organize everything to survive through our children. This is so funny. We are funny. This is so beautiful and ridiculous. I can't chose only one way. I must express this contradiction.
"

so if you are around, come to visit us!!!

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Important news:
- A Rusted Tale by Spugna is sold out, thanks to all the supporter.
- Same thing for Aberration #0 by LaurenceEngraver, more soon with the main serie!

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Really sorry for my delay to ship, now I can say you'l,
that all two post Lucca weeks orders are shipped!
Sorry, some people have contacted me for info about but I cant reply to everyone, so hope you can read this newsletter. Precisely, everything is shipped since last friday, so you will get your order really soon:



but, anyway, it isn't only my guilt!
I'm kidding! I'm so happy for that!!!
Of course you have known me like a so "closed" person, and of course I am, but I have a great respect for all souls that support Hollow Press.
So I feel I owe you and I need to share with you this: there is a boy behind this company by now, his name is Ciro, as his grandpa! Welcome Ciro!
This is a pix of the day of his born, now he is 1 and half months boy!


a new Hollow Press artist!!! July 03 2016

a new Hollow Press artist!!!

--- LaurenceEngraver ---

yeah my souls, I'm proud to announce that Hollow Press for the first time will publish an emergent artist. It wasn't a guts matter, but simply we just needed to find out a real talent! Indeed I was following him since more than one year, and I need to thanks my friend/author Ratigher that brought my eyes straight to him, he is Lorenzo Baroni, aka LaurenceEngraver.
What was really surprising about Lorenzo is the way he presented himself to me.
I cant hide that constantly we recive submission from authors, but they are always so vague!
With Lorenzo was different, he presented to me an huge and really detailed storyboard for SIX volumes of a dark weird fantasy serie, apparently mainstream, but really underground indeed, full of desgusting and weird stuff, but at the same time, something I couldnt see since a couple of decades, in Lorenzo arts there is always a lot of DRAMA... what a classic word, maybe! But so classic that right now it's extremly original and uncanny.
At that time suddenly I contacted him to publish his work, yeah I can do it, not the usual incomplete story, but something really concrete, there was a lot of emotion in that fucking saga, I could see that was really important for him to draw that saga. Furthermore, he has a great techinque yet, and it's pretty fast. So no doubt... BUT!
He was still a student (right now he is only 21 years old), so I was waiting, and a month ago I discover that his thesis and graduation was scheduled, so I went to give a look at his thesis work, and it was PERFECT to present himself to people, to Hollow Press followers... in that thesis we can perfectly understand his art's aim, and that fucking thesis looks like a birth, maybe the LaurenceEngraver artistic birth. So in waiting of the main serie that we will start to publish next year, called "ABERRATION", I have the pleasure to present you some preview of the book/thesis OLTREMONDO, that will be presented and signed this 28 of June in Rome. Precisly at the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design).

extracts from OLTREMONDO by LaurenceEngraver:









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This newsletter is also important because I want notice you that Hollow Press will be present with multiple shapes at maybe the best underground festival here in Europe, the Crack! festival of Rome, this 23-24-25-26 of June. The whole Hollow Press catalogue will be available at the Justindiecomics stand.
And the artist Gabriel Delmas (Largemouths and Fobo) will be the GUEST STAR at the Crack main stand to sketch his books andhe will make a special live wall painting for the event! So if you can go in Rome don't forget to meet him!

Furthermre a great collector, friend of mine, Marco De Giuli has organized a special exhibition about Paolo Massagli art(Toxic Psycho Killer and "Hell" serie on U.D.W.F.G.)
here the manifest:


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some other important news to show fast:
- right now we have a new distributor for the USA, SEITE books, if you have a shop there order Hollow Press books direct from him.

- same thing here in Italy, we have an official distributor here, maybe the biggest comic shop here in Italy, Alessandro distribuzioni,


- new french review for Toxic Psycho Killer HERE
- new italian review for The Dim Reverberation of the Chaosholder HERE
- a student has made an Hollow Press wikipedia page like test for the school! what a pleasure! Wikipedia PAGE.
- new italian review for Industrial Revolution and World War by Kago HERE
- new italian review for The Dim Reverberation of the Chaosholder HERE

- a preview of Xuwwuu, the new ALL PAINTED comic by Gabriel Delmas, it will be exhibited at BilBolBul festival in November like exclusive!


- new italian review for Largemouths by Gabriel Delmas HERE
- TRACT by Shintaro Kago preview by Fumettologica HERE
- new italian review for Crystal Bone Drive, the last comic work by Tetsunori Tawaraya! HERE
- new italian review for Largemouths by Gabriel Delmas HERE
- new english U.D.W.F.G. review HERE
- new really deep english review for The Dim Reverberation of the Chaosholder HERE
- Shintaro's Kago Industrial Revolution and World War comic is among the best three manga of the last year for the french Nostroblog, you can see that HERE

- and don't forget that there are only a few of Shintaro Kago artworks still available, so hurry up!!! You can buy one of them right at this LINK.
and next some sample of pages still available:


that's all at the moment,
thanks for the support,
more soon!


TRACT by Shintaro Kago is finally out!!! May 21 2016

TRACT by Shintaro Kago is finally out!!!

hey souls, 
first of all I want thanks all the canadian guys that have visited us at the TCAF of Toronto, it ran in this way:
- amazing exhibition, great space, all the 57 artworks exhibited
- I think there were about 120-150 people at the opening! A long come and go of people for all the evening.
- After only 1 hour from the opening we sold out all the Tract copies! Crazy!
- Here some pix of the exhibition (when was possible to do them...)

cover and presentation

fans

hypnotic?

the great Kago, was really proud

Kago signing


After that, we had a stand at the TCAF in Toronto, it is a really great festival, very well organized, with a lot of people and in an amazing place, the public library of Toronto! Even here everything was crazy!
Within only the first morning we sold out all Kago's books and about 80% of other Hollow Press stuff, also we reserved in a couple of hours all the Kago's portraits availbale!
In the evening, me and my friend Gabriele Di Fazio said
"what the hell we can sell now???", things gone out of our control soon and we started to get orders from people like in a web store! I never thought to be able to do such a thing!

By the way, if you reader are one between the guys has ordered from us at the stand, don't worry, I have scheduled the shippings yet, and they will be shipped right in this monday! 

Here the pix we made at the begining, when things were still normal!

me

Gabriele


hope to see you next year!!!

About the book, TRACT by Shintaro Kago, I have spoken a lot about in previews emails, you know exactly what it is, so now is just time for these:

- You can order HERE!

- You can buy original artworks HERE!

and you can watch the videopreview here:
VIDEOPREVIEW

At the moment, on Hollow web page you can see only the available original artworks from chapter 1 and chapter 4, the other two chapters 2 and 3 are still for sale in Canada.
Anyway hurry up! Choose your favorite one, last time we sold out 27 pages in less than 2 months!



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Last thing, UDWFG vol.1 is almost sold out, not anyomre available for distribution, the only and exclusive way to get it, is to order the COMPLETE set. That's to protect people that in time will be sure to follow the serie and to avoid further sporadic sales. Hurry up, they are about 50 copies available!

here the link to buy it:

U.D.W.F.G. complete set, vol.1-2-3



That's all my souls,
stay tuned!