So, if you have been paying attention at all on Twitter, FB or Tumblr, then you know that BSP’s next release is Ducktown by Josh Divine. Josh has been working hard to get all of his strips scanned and looking ‘just right’ so that this book does his art justice.
If you’re not aware, Josh did the covert art for ¡Ban This! and also designed the book. He also did the cover design for Amerikkkan Stories and the much sought after ¡Ban This! poster, which there are only 3 copies of in existence!
Ducktown, which used to run in The Colorado Daily, is going to be an amazing book and I cannot say enough good things about it. For one, it’s not just a collection of comics, and I realize that sounds cliche, but it’s true. This book digs beneath the surface of the strips and for that alone, you’re going to want to see what’s revealed here. I won’t say too much but you will have to read the book to find out why this project has so much heart and soul in it.
I just got my first peek at the ‘production’ version of the book the other day and I almost spit my coffee out because I was laughing so hard. It takes a lot to make me do that, especially when it comes to comics. I have long had a dark sense of humor and this book is going to speak to that on many levels.
There are going to be some great surprises in this book and I can’t wait for you all to see them but I can reveal that the world’s hardest working Chicano artist, Lalo Alcaraz, will have a foreword in Ducktown! That alone is worth the price of admission, in my opinion, because Lalo is a legend in the comic strip business and art world.
So hang in there and bear with us for just a little while longer because it’s going to be worth the wait. I am so proud to help bring Josh Divine’s Ducktown back to life – literally!