Mangaman in Previews!

Every month, Previews — the catalog of the comic book industry — goes out to thousands of stores and tens of thousands of comic book fans around the world. In another life, long ago, I worked on the Previews staff.

So it’s not just a professional thrill, but also a personal one to see my own graphic novel given a very nice treatment in the July 2011 edition of the catalog (available at fine comic book stores everywhere!).

First up, Mangaman was chosen as a Featured Item in the Comics & Graphic Novels section of the catalog: See here.

And then, the staff of Previews chose Mangaman for the “Indie Edge” slot. “Indie Edge” didn’t exist when I worked onPreviews — it’s a way for Previews to select a single upcoming title out of the hundreds listed in the catalog and make sure it’s seen by everyone. Very cool. They asked Colleen and me to mention some graphic novels we were into, so it’s not just about shouting out “Read Mangaman!” It’s about promoting independent graphic novels in general. You can see what Colleen and I selected here .

Of course, now that the book has been listed in Previews, this means that you can place a preorder for it at your local comic book store, in addition to already being able to preorder it at Amazon, BN.com, and your local independent bookstore. If you’d like to order Mangaman from a comic book store, use order code JUL111128. To find a comic book store in your area, visit the Comic Shop Locator Service.

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