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!


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

- Daisuke Ichiba

- David Genchi


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




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!


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!


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,
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:

ASSASSIN CHILD by Tetsunori Tawaraya


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:


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


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:


La GAMETI by David Genchi


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:


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!

Kap Trap - 1991, Texas October 08 2019

Hey souls, we are so proud to go on with the Brinkman work recovery, we have a lot of surprises about this legendary artist, we have books for at least next 3-4 years!
This is one of his very early comics, first of many, we rescanned the original artworks and published this short story keeping the original pagination: empty page on the left and comic page on the right, like a flip book!
It was originally made edition of 50, in 1991, when Brinkman was 18 years old, about 28 years ago!
With this comic we can see how much Brinkman style developed in time, but there is always his unmistakable visionary creepy funny essence.
Me and many critics think that Brinkman secret in making comics is to give to his characters and worlds real life, it's dark weird fantasy, but it's so creepy and funny as real life is, and it's incredible that this is present in his earliest works yet.

Speaking about the edition, we chose to make a small and very cool edition for a very affordable price, 9€, here the features of the edition:

trade paperback with Hard Thin Cover thanks to
Sirio Black/Black paper by 490g
Hot Foil in Bronze german ink on cover and back-cover
size 15x12 cm, 56 pages, black and white
offset print with Deep opaque black ink 
on Fedrigoni Arcoprint 1.3 ivory paper by 140g
stitched binding

this is a limited edition of 1000 copies and will never be reprinted when sold out

here some pix:

you can buy the book


I would also say that only the first 100 lucky and fastest guys ordering Kap Trap will get for free the special pin
printed black on bronze, 56 mm large.
If you don't get it you were too late so please don't feel offended, we printed a very limited amount of them!

*** another very important news, we finally reprinted two great books by Tetsunori Tawaraya, click on the titles for the buy link:



hope to have blackened a bit your summer at least,
and see you soon for the explosive autumn!

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)


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?



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!

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!
- 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...

Little Henri in Sourland October 08 2019

hey souls,
here just to announce that the new comic by Hneri Dumas is finally available through preorder,
it will be shipped within April, through this preorder you will be able to save
25% off, paying just 15€
and not the retail price of 20€!

Henri Dumas, worked hard on it for a whole year, every page is very large (A3), a lot for the Dumas' standard. So they are full of detail, crazy art as we like. He was so dazzled by Winsor Mcay Little Nemo that he chose to pay homage putting all himself in this work.

Considering the high level of detail, as always we will print it on a very prestigious paper, 
the Fedrigoni X-per Premium White
32 pages + cover
white stapled
in a large format 24x34cm!

-from First Limb introduction:

This is an intuitively drawn, unadulterated portrayal ov a Flower Child’s Rude Awakening.
Thru hushed Words spoken in the Wind, Descending into thee Pits of Betrayal, and thusly thrusted into thee Mysteries of the cult of 


I show you just one page...

obviously we put original artworks for sale too,
I think they will sell fast, so hurry up, 
the cool thing is that each page is almost a stand alone story as in Little Nemo cult, so putting one of them on a wall is like to hang up a complete comic extremely full of details

they are all A3 size, huge! 30 x 42cm!!!

also I want remember you that to see a Dumas original artwork in live it's a very weird physical experience, from item description:

* Henri Dumas is really physically in doing art,
to watch one of his artworks in live is a weird experience,
so is not rare to find some piece of extra paper attached
above some panel, cut parts, deleted parts with 
white ink, psychedelic additional paper parts, 
sketches/doodles/notes on the back of the artwork etc...

** inquire for further photos.

just a pix as example:

you can find all artworks for sale HERE!

that's all for now,
follow us for this fucking 2019, we have so many weird surprises for you!

back for a new year! February 24 2019

hey souls, 
this is just a quick newsletter to say...

some week ago we updated the store!
You can finally see real pictures of the books we printed, Multiforce and Teratoid Heights,
they are amazing and we really appreciate the tons of feedback we are getting in time.

HERE the link to buy!

and HERE!!! you can watch a video preview of Multiforce


we also have updated the Shintaro Kago page, putting out some of the artworks sold and adding some artwork never seen like covers and the few boxes left from last Lucca Comics, get a look HERE!

another important news about Shintaro Kago is that the first issue of Day of the Flying Head #1 is sold out, we have just a couple of dozen of it for sale through a complete set including an original study of the author,
so this is the last call to get it! You can buy it HERE!!!


another news always about Mat Brinkman, we chose to put an offer on the amazing resin figure of BATTLE MAX ACE, this is the first of a long series, so if you want collect all the weird characters by Multiforce outer/world don't miss this first one!
It will be 135€ (-20% off!) compared to the retail price of 170€, and this offer is valid only for a week.
Finally we have some real pix to show:

and it comes through a giant cool plexiglass black boxes with laser text!

if you want watch more, we made an amateur preview video, 
get a look HERE!!!

PS: If you think that we have made everything with Mat yet, you are absolutely wrong.
We have a lot of announcement to do within next few years, with a lot of incredible books, and we are planning a final/true deadline for 2019 to publish a final huge UDWFG book containing the closing chapter of all the stories of all the artists!

SHIPPINGS! December 14 2018

shipping update about Brinkman stuff!

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)

Teratoid Heigths

books spine
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.

Mat Brinkman exhibition at Pinacoteca of Bologna December 14 2018


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.


* 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!


TERATOID HEIGHTS and Multiforce t-shirt flayer

Multiforce character figure - Battle Max Ace flayer


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

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!

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.


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."


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!