back for a new year! February 24 2019
Hey souls, here finally to update you about the shippings, we are really sorry for the delay.
We shipped all orders including Multiforce italian edition and we know everyone got them fast thanks to our great DHL courier service, we thanks all the guys contacted us saying how much these books came out incredible and well printed!
About the orders including Multiforce english edition we finally got the final test press on the cover yesterday and tomorrow we will pick up all the copies ready for the shipping! It has an extra printing effect on the backcover compared to the italian version that caused us an extra week of delay, you will see how much is cool soon, because we will prepare all the packages since tomorrow and they will go on their way just from this monday, so of course you will get it within 4-5 business days from date of shipping and then, probably before Christmas to obscure a bit this fucking festivity!
We are really sorry about your waiting, we never made a so prestigious edition before and also our great printer (one of the greatest in Italy) got some difficult and delay on it, with several handmade binding passage, hot print multiple tests for the unusual size of the cover etc.
But when you will see it you will say "it was worth it!".
to excuse us about this delay we will put inside each english edition package an extra comic as gift, sure you will like it (it is from one of the Mat Brinkman favorite artists) if you have it yet just gift it to some friend of your by the weird tastes!
now some picture,
Multiforce (italian edition in picture)
extra stuff (as you can see the Skeleton Jelly print is signed by Mat in BilBolBul)
Multiforce t-shirt, silkscreen in front and back
* about the customers that ordered the Battle Max Ace limited figure probably the shipping will be sent some days after, producer is working on last details.
if you want order Mat Brinkman stuff, visit this LINK!
(please only consider that 300 limited copies of the 333 with extra stuff and signed print are sold out since a while, so you will not receive it with the extra stuff, the last 33 copies will be put for sale next for overcharged and collectible prices always growing following the next sales).
about the lottery draw we made on socials, we will announce the winner exactly in 25 of December, winning some Multiforce original drawings on an A4 paper!
another last important thing I want say,
Mat Brinkman was our special guest at last BilBolBul festival, with an huge exhibition at Pinacoteca of Bologna, you can still visit it within 16th of December, it really worth! Many people said me visited 2-3 times!
Anyway, if you cant, just visit this link of Hollow BLOG! where we posted a lot of photos
exhibition link to the BLOG!
and he also kept his first conference, too short, it was so interesting!
(interview by the great italian artist and editor Ratigher)
if you want read more about, Just Indie Comics made a wonderful and deep post (only italian)
here the LINK
Of course we have strengthen our relationship and we will have a lot of surprises for you in the future.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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
- 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.
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:
Thanks for reading and support!
Enjoy the new books!
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:
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:
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!
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:
a short preview by Fumettologica (loose pages)
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!!!
- 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!
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!