Sing No Evil & New York Comic Con

The English edition of Perkeros, titled Sing No Evil, is officially out today, available in both paperback and hardcover formats! Please visit your local book stores or comic shops and let us know what you think. Thanks for all your kind feedback so far, it’s really pushing us forward with the next book. If you wish, check out a few advance reviews from Terrorizer MagComics BulletinPublishers Weekly, or just watch Sarah Churchill’s video review.

For those of you attending New York Comic Con, please pop by the Abrams ComicArts booth (#2228) and say hi. Here’s my time schedule for the con:

Friday 10th of October

 • The Abrams ComicArts Preview Panel 11:15–12:00PM, room 1A01
With Charles Kochman, Carol Burrell, and Chad Beckerman (Abrams ComicArts); Dan Mishkin and Jerzy Drozd (The Warren Commission Report); JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil); Jim Simon (The Art of The Simon and Kirby Studio); Cece Bell (El Deafo); and Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde)

Autographing 12:15 PM, booth #2228

Sunday 12th of October

• Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers 2:00–2:45PM, room 1B03
 Join Graphic Novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NY.
• Autographing 3:15–4:00PM, table 19

 There’s also a launch party at Bergen Street Comics scheduled for Thursday the 9th of October, I’ll post more about that later. For those of you who want to order Sing No Evil with a little dedication drawing, I have a small stash of paperbacks available on my online store. In other news, quite a few of you have been asking around for Perkeros shirts, and I’m squeezing time to get those made soon. Anyhow, take care and see you soon, NYC.


Perkeros @ the CBBD

Times have been a little hectic, but I managed to sort out some of the photos from the Perkeros exhibit in the Belgian Comic Strip Center. You’ll find the material on the Finnish Comics webpage. I was truly sorry fellow scriptwriter KP couldn’t make it, but we attended the exhibition opening with my family. Thanks again to all the parties involved who made this happen. I was truly overwhelmed by the opening and did my best not to get all mushy and emotional (#fail), but well… this book really is a labor of love.

I was also a bit worried how I’d be able to chat about the book in English, but the interviews we’re surprisingly fun and laid-back. A big thanks to all the journalists for making me feel at home. I especially liked the interview for Le Gant de Toilette radio program (beginning at around 19:18 if you wish to skip Ghost of Perdition ;) ) and the surprise visit by a Chinese TV-crew(?).

Brussels really treated us well, and I can’t wait to go back soon. If you’re in the neighborhood, please check out the exhibit at the CBBD. It’s there till mid-June. Thanks for all the love and support we’ve received from the French readers so far! You’re fueling us forward, seriously. All the best, talk to you soon.

The French edition is out!

Perkeros – Les notes fantômes is indeed out today! We sincerely hope you like the book, as there’s a lot of heart put into it. The EnglishGerman, Italian and Spanish editions will follow this fall, we’ll keep you posted on those, of course.

If you’re feeling lucky, check out the Perkeros competition on Casterman’s website, where you’ll be able to win 3-day passes to Hellfest Open Air or yearly subscriptions to Hard Rock Mag simply by answering a few book related questions. The questions are easy peasy! If you don’t know the answers yet, you can plough through the first 100 pages or so of the story on Delitoon and do your research. ;) The new batch was just uploaded today.

A big thanks to everyone who came to the opening of the exhibition in Brussels last week. I’ll post more about the trip once I have the time. The exhibit is open till the 15th of June, so please check it out if you’re visiting the Belgian Comic Strip Center! While there, I gave several interviews on Perkeros and comics in general, and I hear the first is out on Radio Panik. You can find the audio online here (beginning at around 9 mins, the interview starting at around 19 mins). And speaking of interviews, thanks to Harri Römpötti for the heartfelt interview in Helsingin Sanomat.

In any case, that’s it for now, I guess. The book is in stores, our French friends. Hope you enjoy the opening story!