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Just a few quick items of interest... 

Not long after the last newsletter went out, our OGN from last fall, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES got a few Eisner Award nominations. Best New Graphic Album (they're using the European term for graphic novel this year, I guess)...

And Sean got nominated for Best Artist...
Thanks to the judges for picking our book, and Sean. It's an honor, as always. And always nice to be in such good company. Congratulations to all the other nominees. See the whole ballot here
MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is still available in hardback. Buy it from your local comic shop (many of which have signed bookplate editions), or if you sadly don't have a local comic shop, for a limited time you can still find it on Amazon (US) (UK) and Barnes and Noble
BAD WEEKEND
We got a lot of great reaction to the BAD WEEKEND announcement (and some complaints, as well, of course). A lot of places picked up the story, which was nice to see. 

Here is a good one that covers the book's contents a bit. 
QUESTION TIME (WITH A LONG ANSWER)
In the last few weeks, I've heard from a lot of our newer readers wondering where to start with CRIMINAL, or if they need to read all the previous volumes to follow the new books. 

As many of you already know, every CRIMINAL story can be read and enjoyed without having read the other books in the series. It's more of an umbrella title for us to tell different crime stories, and like the JUNKIES book, they are all stand-alone stories. I think if you read them all, they add to each other and create a kind of tapestry of crime and damaged family history, but I’ve always worked hard to ensure they stand on their own, and are, in the parlance of comics “new-reader-friendly.”

But here's a quick spoiler-free history of what has come before, for those who are curious... repurposing some pages from the CRIMINAL monthly comic's letters page... 
So that is what has come before the new stuff, which is just starting to get collected, and has done some single issue stories which won't get collected for a while... 
AND SPEAKING OF STAND-ALONE STORIES
Issue 4 of CRIMINAL came out this week, and we've had a lot of great feedback on it from readers already. This issue is a standalone story about RICKY LAWLESS. 

Our next big arc begins in issue 5, which I'll bug you about in a few weeks, I'm sure. 

Here's a link to a good article about the new monthly series so far. 

All right, that's it for now. I'll be in your email again soon. 

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