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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cat Burglar Black is ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG ADULT MYSTERIES OF THE PAST 10 YEARS! ~ BookList











































Hey! Cat Burglar Black was named one of “The 100 Best Children’s and YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years” by BookList! I almost missed it - thanks to a kind reader for bringing it to my attention ~
The 100 Best Children’s and YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years : The Booklist Reader

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ANNOUNCING: VIOLENT GIRLS - Limited edition set of 44 high quality prints - AVAILABLE NOW!













































A CELEBRATION OF LADIES —FIERCE AND RECKLESS, BOLD AND DARING

VIOLENT GIRLS ~ A set of 44 full color high quality action portraits, lovingly inspired by the dangerous females who have populated pulp fiction and B-movies throughout the history of popular culture —blazing their way through every kind of genre, potboiler, cliffhanger, and fever dream imaginable. 

Each print in this thick set is 9" x 7" and on sturdy archival matte paper that accurately captures the look of the original watercolor art. The set has been created with the utmost care in a "pad folio" format, meaning you may either keep the set in it's handsome book form and place it on your bookshelf, or you may detach any or all prints you wish (pages can be removed cleanly with no tears or mess) and hang them on your wall.  Printed by Jonathan Barli of Rosebud Archives.  Set design by Jacob Covey.

AVAILABLE NOW exclusively from Fantagraphics Underground Press. Signed and numbered in a strictly limited edition of 250.  There will be NO MORE once these are gone.  Only $35.00 each!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ANNOUNCING: VIOLENZIA IN PRINT!


Now listed (waaaay in advance) for pre-order on Amazon, and scheduled (optimistically) for October (I'm trying!):  the previously digital-only story of VIOLENZIA.  Plus lots more surprises!  

Amazon.com: Violenza And Other Deadly Amusements (9781606998854): Richard Sala: Books

This is NOT THE FINAL COVER, by the way.


Friday, January 16, 2015

IN A GLASS GROTESQUELY is "SUPERBLY STRANGE"



"There’s a whole book to be written about the subtexts and obsessions of Richard Sala’s stories, but there’s also a chapter to be written about his storytelling approach in this book, an ever-accruing pile of details that always threaten to collapse, Jenga-style, but instead wobble in the most delightful and charming ways. Sala is a master at throwing one scene after the next into his stories that build reader empathy and interest in the characters and events that he portrays, causing us to care about even minor characters through clever bits of small characterization or behavior." ~ from a very kind review of In A Glass Grotesquely by Comics Bulletin.



















My books don't get reviewed by the comics press all that often, so it's nice that if/when they do it's by someone who really likes them, like this very nice review from Comics Bulletin. Each individual reader seems to pick out or choose certain elements of my work that appeal to them -- mostly things I have no control over, thanks to my pesky id/unconscious, which I let have free rein over my stories -- and so it's interesting for me to find out what things stood out for a particular reader. I'm just glad that they like them at all! As for analyzing my subtexts and obsessions, that will probably be the kind of thing someone will do long after I'm gone - fortunately!



Review: Richard Sala's 'In a Glass Grotesquely' is Superbly Strange - Comics Bulletin

Sunday, January 4, 2015

IN A GLASS GROTESQUELY On List of "5 Brilliant Graphic Novels of 2014"


























Many thanks to The Nerdist for including In A Glass Grotesquely on their list of “5 Brilliant Original Graphic Novels from 2014”!  It’s nice to be noticed and flattering to be included in such great company!
Year in Review: 5 Brilliant Original Graphic Novels from 2014 « Nerdist