So the orders came in and they were very good, basically cleaning us out of all of our remaining copies (we had a thousand copy print-run on this one). It looks like, surprisingly enough, Francois Ayroles’ Key Moments from the History of Comics is a success. Thanks to all of the great retailers out there who ordered and stocked copies for their stores, and have made this book available to readers and fans.
I sincerely hope that anyone who’s been curious about our adorable little chapter book will go and visit their local comic retailer this Wednesday to pick up a copy. Thanks again to D&Q for soliciting the book for us, and to M. Ayroles for allowing it to be published in English.
For those of you that had missed the earlier blog postings, Key Moments is a book that The Beguiling published to coincide with French comics creator Francois Ayroles’ trip to Canada this past May, as a Guest of Honour of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. It’s a collection of wry gag cartoons about the inception of the comic industry and the beginnings of various creators’ careers, from Eisner to Ware to Schultz to Herge. It rewards readers with broad tastes :)
Here’s a gag from the book, and if it gives you a chuckle make sure to look for Key Moments at your local shop this week.