Sunday, October 01, 2006

New Candorville book, collector's edition available here!

The new Candorville book, "Another Stereotype Bites the Dust," isn't in stores yet, but I have managed to get my grubby hands on a few dozen copies, so you can get it today from the Candorville website!

Book 2 picks up where the first one left off. Lemont's recent disastrous date with the Crazy Vegetarian Chick and his constant rejection by the New Yorker have him feeling down, but Lemont is maintaining, and things are looking up. Clyde decides to become his own boss, Susan's on the fast-track for promotion, and Lemont finds a new reason to keep on writing, the New Yorker be damned. Amidst failed love connections, voter disenfranchisement, a nosy neighbor with a big secret, and a surreal and cathartic visit from a long-lost relative, Lemont, Susan and Clyde keep on keepin' on. And contrary to popular conspiracy theories, they keep all their civil liberties -- at least according to the notes, videotape, and transcribed e-mails compiled by Federal Agent Murph.

"Another Stereotype Bites the Dust" chronicles the second nine months of Candorville. While the strips stand on their own, they really shine in book form, and that's because "Candorville" is a story that has a beginning, it'll have a middle, and, ultimately, an end. The larger story will take 50 years to tell, but within that super arc are dozens of roughly nine-month long chapters (not coincidentally, each book contains nine months of strips). Get in on the ground floor with the first two books.

You can buy "Another Stereotype Bites the Dust" from your local bookstore soon, or you can order it from them now. You can also pre-order it from Amazon.com. Or, you can buy it today right here. For the collectors out there, if you buy the books through the Candorville site, they come autographed, numbered, & with a sketch of either Lemont, C-Dog, or Susan. So you're guaranteed to get at least 1/3 of your money back when you re-sell it on eBay.*

Lastly, you may have noticed that Candorville.com has been completely redesigned in honor of the new book. Please let me know what you think, whether there are any glitches (pages not working, pages inavdvertently written in Swahili, etc.), or if you have any bright ideas about how to make it even jazzier.

*By "guaranteed," we mean "not guaranteed." Candorville books have not been approved by the Federal Government, and have been known to cause insomnia, laughter, and bouts of questioning the dominant paradigm.

5 comments:

holymotherofgod said...

By the way, Happy Anniversary to Rudy Park... !!!

Darrin Bell said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Got my copy, thanks for the fast shipping. I read it in one trip to the john (no offense, that's where I read humor books). When's the next one coming out?

Zirconia Wolf said...

Well, I just placed my order (at last!) for a copy each book. I already had the 1st one, but thought that a "signed" copy was just to cool to pass up!

Anyway, who could say no to a chance to get back a whole 1/3 of the price on e-Bay????? (Snicker)

-ZW (a.k.a Andrea)

The Pete said...

I got the books today, thanks! Now I'll spend $3 each to post them on eBay, to get back my 1/3! Sweet!