News

Hollow Press as the best Italian publisher of 2019! October 09 2019

hey souls,
we are back from TCBF
Treviso Comic Book Festival
it was a great event
we where nominated as:
- best italian book "Come un Insetto"
- best international artist "Tetsunori Tawaraya"
- best emerging artist "David Genchi"

and also:
- best italian publisher 2019

and we won this last award, 
I'm so proud of that, we have no classic distribution and a very weird way to move and work, so it's pretty incredible that major festivals cant avoid what Hollow Press is doing in alternative comics world, or at least that is what seems!


also, I'm so glad to have met two japanese great underground artists like Tetsunori Tawaraya (for the third time) and Daisuke Ichiba (for the first time!)
they are incredible... so glad that they feel the Hollow Press crew as a big family!


furthermore, Lucca Comics and Games,
one of the greatest and most prestigious comic festival in the World, announced Mat Brinkman winning the prestigious Gran Guinigi award as "special award from jury"

So glad for that, Mat Brinkman deserves it, for what he did for underground comics world, and too few people know how much he is important, this is a new step to show to everyone that!

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Here some picture about the cool exhibition
"true underground manga"
in DUMP in Treviso:
- Tetsunori Tawaraya

- Daisuke Ichiba

- David Genchi


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and last thing: we finally updated the store uploading real pictures of the books, we are so proud of like they come out!

BUY HERE!


BUY HERE!


BUY HERE!


and as always, we also uploaded video previews of the books:

Assassin Child video preview
Hospital Train video preview
La Gameti video preview

more soon souls, for other super cool news!
Stay tuned!

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PS: all the shippings was sent this monday, as expected by item description, it was a preorder, expected to be shipped for early October.
If you chose a courier shipping it will arrive within a few days, if you chose an ordinary shipping it will get about 15-30 days to be delivered.

Instead, for all the customers ordered original artworks, they are exhibited in TCBF, at DUMP pub till 13 of October, I will get them back just after, and they will be shipped within 17-18 of October, so, thank you for your patience and support!

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA + DAISUKE ICHIBA + DAVID GENCHI October 08 2019

hey souls,
here the preorder for the upcoming books that will be presented at TCBF 2019, in the end of September, everything you will order now like books or original artworks as well will be shipped in early October, so precisely within 3 weeks.

*important disclaimer for ITALIAN CUSTOMERS
if you want order the preorder stuff and pick up them personally at this TCBF, you just need to put in the order note = "TCBF"
at the festival we will refund the shipping you payed, so just need to select the "piego di libri" shipping option by 2€ and we will give back you the 2€ straight at the festival. But it's extremely important you specify this code word "TCBF" in the order note, otherwise we will not bring there your limited preorder stuff.


these three great artists will be special Hollow Press guest at this TCBF festival:
(Treviso Comic Book Festival)
if you want meet in live Tawaraya, Ichiba, or Genchi just reserve your flight or train, they will be there available to sign your books and sell extra stuff exclusively for the festival. 
Furthermore, for this special invitation the TCBF organization is managing a cool small exhibition for them all,
named "TRUE UNDERGROUND MANGA".
So, if you can, don't miss to visit us in Treviso this 29-30th of September.

anyway, said that, here I'm announcing the beginning of the preorder on the store, the preorder consists as usual in some extra limited and collectible stuff for FREE!
It will end up as soon as we go out of stock of these limited runs or till the end of the month.
If you are interested in it remember to order fast, for instance, last time with Kap Trap by Mat Brinkman it went active only for the first 4-5 days..

Below all the three new publishings available for preorder:



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ASSASSIN CHILD by Tetsunori Tawaraya

BUY NOW HERE!

this is an incredible book, its size is double compared to other books by the artist.
Large book by 24x34cm with incredible detailed art inside!
Tetsunori continues to expand his amazing world, and this time we have something linked to his first scratchboard book Crystal Bone Drive.
Always printed through the prestigious off-set silver ink on the special Black PLIKE paper.

the special FREE item for this preorder,
limited at only 100 pieces!
It's the amazing Assassin Child magnet/pin OPENER!


also available a bunch of original scratchboard, Tetsunori is going always more famous and influential in underground world, we are so proud of him, and we are honored to still sell with success his original comic artworks, selling out them fast at every release, here just a page as example:

LOOK THEM HERE!


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U.D.W.F.G. presents: Daisuke Ichiba - Hspital Train

BUY NOW HERE!

finally we have another guest for our U.D.W.F.G. presents series, the great Daisuke Ichiba, he is really famous in illustration ero guro world, and this is his first "true" comic! He made some very short comic in past but this is the first long one.
Ichiba is a master in activity since late 90', illustrated tons of books for le Dernier Cri in Fance and exhibited his art in several countries in the World.
This book is incredible, Ichiba art is an explosive mix between elegance and grotesque with vibe way to tell very near to the dreamlike style of a David Lynch.
We are printing it in three languages! EnglishItalian and Japanese, all in off-set and HARDCOVER.

And for this preorder too, we have a special FREE item limited at only 150 copies, a limited A4 print as "variant cover" signed by the artist, this one:


Also available in our store all the original artworks from the book, ink on paper with various techniques, here an example:

LOOK THEM HERE!


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La GAMETI by David Genchi

BUY NOW HERE!

David Genchi and his first long book. David Genchi is letting every critic spending good words about his extreme underground art,
getting nominated in 2018 two times! At TCBF and at Napoli Comicon, and now is nominated again for TCBF 2019 as best artist!
This book is introduced by the great underground artist
Miguel Angel Martin.
It speaks of love, but to find what we usually think about love here inside is a very hard work, because it's immerse in dreamlike decadence, rotten creatures, mythology, blasphemy etc. Don't miss this incredible reading if you like weird stuff, even because it is completely translated and printed in an english version too.
It is a 128 pages long bookHARDCOVER.

The special FREE item for this preorder is a limited to 100 copies poster, bent over itself like in the best 80' culture, signed and put inside the book. The art of the poster is the full cover, this one!


The artist chose to not sell the internal pages of the comic, but we finally chose to put for sale some extra as: the cover, the opening double page and the closing double page. An example:


LOOK THEM HERE!



end of newsletter. 
Thanks for your support, I hope you are enjoying all the weird and high quality stuff we are putting out. Hope we are leaving an important mark in the fucking underground world!
Go on to follow us, our news and surprises never end, working to make them indefinite and infinite like the void!

see you soon!

Back from Napoli Comicon! October 08 2019

hey souls,
here to present you our last two books, 
we have the second and probably last (at least for the moment) spin-off about Rust Kingdom world by Spugna.
It is "The Wizard Hat"
this time black and white + pantone magenta.
It is a 48 pages book, alway for 10€ as for Gnomicide, telling a story about the wizard, one of the favorite characters of the rust fans.



it is about a textless comic, just some word somewhere in the end (italian and english)

YOU CAN BUY IT HERE

and you can buy HERE one of the very limited HC deluxe edition copies, as alway it contains a random original artwork from the comic, but this time almost all of them have an additional acetate sheet for the magenta like in this picture:


even this time we will put for sale the cover of the book, nay, the artwork includes the cover + backcover! Who will be the lucky guy to catch it?

BUY THE COVER HERE!

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the other book released is the Bestiarium by David Genchi, an artbook/bestiarium collecting some of the weirdest creatures from his grotesque/chivalrous world, this is a very limited edition, only 180 copies, it will be never reprinted, and when almost out of run, last copies will be heavily overcharged in store. So don't miss it!
 
BUY IT NOW HERE!

we also put a selected amount of original artworks from this book HERE!
some pix:




___ some random news ___

- we put a video preview about Little Henri in Sourland,

the most recent work by Henri Dumas, large size, high quality paper and off-set print! Finally we have real pictures in the store.
Looks cool!

Also, we want notice you that the original artworks are selling very fast! 
HERE you can find everything.


- we will be present with a double table at the TCAF (toronto comic art festival) for this 11-12 of May, if you live in America don't miss to come to visit us.


- we want thanks all the fans that visited us at this Napoli Comicon, your support is so precious and we can weigh it everyday noting the constant growing of the sales we have, we almost doubled the cash there compared the last year. And also if we haven't won any award this time we were so proud to have two candidatures at Micheluzzi awards of Napoli Comicon:
Mat Brinkman with Multiforce as "best new edition of a classic"
David Genchi with Lo Fallo Perduto as "best first work"


- we want notice you that we have reprinted the great They Live in Me by Jesse Jacobs, 3°edition, you can buy it here!
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- and also we have found in one of our warehouse three copies of Tetsupendium Tawarapedia (3°edition), if you were looking for one copy catch it before it disappears again!


* an update about all last orders received, everything will be shipped this Friday, sorry for the waiting, we have ten days of orders to ship, but we were out of town, thank you for your patience as always.
** another update, for all people that preordered the Little Henri in Sourland book, if you want add any other new book of stuff just contact us through the contact form and we will show you how to incorporate everything to save the shipping cost.




that's all at the moment, more soon for incredible news, you cant immagine... and if you cant imagine we are pursuing our goal!!!

ahhh fuck, I cant resist, a couple of clues:




more soon...

Mat Brinkman exhibition at Pinacoteca of Bologna December 14 2018

enjoy!





















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!


Hollow Press at Be-Comics! of Padova April 08 2018

Hollow Press at Be-Comics! of Padova 

Special guest the Hollow artist Spugna and his The Rust Kingdom

Yeah souls, if you are in Padova or near there, don't miss to meet us in person during this weekend, we have booth, a black booth as always!


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Also I want show you some preview of the books on which we are working on, all these books are almost ready and printed and they will be presented at Comicon of Napoli in the end of April, and will be available in the official Hollow Press store just from the very early May. So you just need of another bit of patience to start to taste the wonderful books we have in schedule for this 2018.



- V:V:V:V: - Den Dwellers #2 by Henri Dumas
(the second issue of the series, it will be an issue per year, I tryed to ask to the artist if he knows how many issues will be, but seems he will go on until he has the inspiration, anyway they are almost self-contained issues, so without too much anxiety we just read and enjoy as they go on admiring where this fucking weird character is driving us. Also, Henri Dumas is working on a very huge project that will be published for beginning next year.)



- Day of the Flying Head #3 by Shintaro Kago
(and finally we got the third issue of the series, in the end of October the fourth and last one, Mr. Kago is still exploring the "flying head"... obviously. Maybe this is the most disturbing issues of the series.)



- Drippin' by LaurenceEngraver
(this is the first of three comics by LaurenceEngraver, not a series, but separate stories with in common the same wet and noisy world, one per year for three years, this is the first! This is a scratchbook tecnique also if it so well done seeming a 3D effect on the PC. About Aberration series don't worry, it is absolutely not slowed down, second issue was scheduled for October 2018 and you will see it for that date!)



- Junko by Danilo Manzi
(this is a short comic adapted from an anguish and disturbing TRUE story, obviously it's told through the Manzi style... This picture below is so much scaring that I'm really thinking to make a limited small luxurius printing to sell for 25-35€ more less, A4 size, if you would like to buy it reply to this newsletter with a sort of "yeah I would buy that fucking scaring print". Probably I will convince myself to do it!)





--- I have another couple of important informations:
1- for the same lot of publishings we are working in these days at the last details of a surprise, a split book by two very controversial artists... I don't show anything, it will be a surprise, stay tuned!
2- we announce that the following issues will be reprinted in the same period (end of April):
U.D.W.F.G. Presents: Jesse Jacobs - They Live in Me - 2° edition
U.D.W.F.G. Presents: Shintaro Kago - Industrial Revolution and World War - 6° edition
Toxic Psycho Killer by Paolo Massagli - 2° edition

*** NB:
As you have noticed I'm using this newsletter only for important previews or events, and to announce the starting of the sales of the new books.
All other informations are managed in our social networks by my great assistant Paolo Vigneri, so if you want keep yourself always updated at 100% follow us through the socials. We don't give a fuck on the "likes" and we piss in the face of all other sort of things there, for us socials are just a good way to comunicate with the "souls", are just a communication media, are what they should be! And I hope you'l find them useful!

So let's start with this other fucking crazy year of true underground stuff! Enjoy the hollow spring my souls...

more soon


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!