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Jan 31, 2008

Where you can buy Therefore Repent!

Ok, so you've heard about the book, and you want a copy for yourself.

If you want to support your LCS, and get it from a brick and mortar shop, here's a spring of 08' list of shops that ordered it. If your local shop is not stocking it the Diamond catalog number was # NOV073660.

Online:
You can get it directly from Jim Munroe via NMK here on his site, and that way you'll get your copy complete with his signature!

Order the US edition direct from the IDW site here.

Amazon.com, Chapters.Indigo, and other sites cary it, just search the title.

ISBN's are 1600101461 for the IDW us edition,
and 0968636349 for the NMK can edition.

Hope that helps and let me know what you think of the book when your done!

cheers - Max


Confirmed stocked via email &/or eyeballs.

Witz End Comics Collectibles and Games
177 Water Street, Suite 2
Augusta, ME
207 621 0904
witzend@witzendcomics.com
www.witzendcomics.com

Jim Hanley's Universe
4 West 33rd St.
New York, NY
212 268 7088
info@jhuniverse.com
www.jhuniverse.com

Midtown Comics
Times Square
200 W 40th Street
New York, NY
Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
1 800 411 3341
info@midtowncomics.com
www.midtowncomics.com

Rocketship
208 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY
718 797 1348
rocketshipstore.blogspot.com

Don's Atomic Comics
6354 Transit Rd.
Depew, NY
don@donsatomiccomics.com
www.donsatomiccomics.com

Time Warp Comics & Games
555A Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ
(973) 857 9788
www.timewarpcomics.com

Music Quest
"don't let the name fool you. Full line of comics, new and back issues & related collectibles"
446 Grafton St.
Worcester, Ma.
508 754 9597
MusicQuest446@aol.com

Brave New Worlds
212 N Easton Rd
Willow Grove, PA
215-657-8838
45 North Second St
Philadelphia, PA
215-925-6525
eric@bravenewworldscomics.com
www.bravenewworldscomics.com

Comix Connection
York
West Manchester Mall
1800 Loucks Road, Suite 688
York, PA
717 767 4871
Mechanicsburg
6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C
Mechanicsburg, PA
717 591 2727
www.comixconnection.com

New Dimension Comics
113 E. McMurray Road
McMurray, PA
724-941-5445
ndcmcmurray.com

Bennie's Comics and Cards
462 Sharpsville Ave
Sharon, PA
724 347 3390
crah@infonline.net
www.myspace.com/crah64

Comic Swap, Inc.
110 South Fraser Street
State College, PA
814-234-6005
comicswap.inc@verizon.net
Website

Modern Myths
34 Bridge Street #4
Northampton, MA
888 227 8844
www.modern-myths.com

Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn MI
313-582-9444
www.greenbrain.biz

Clem's Collectibles
212 S Washington Sq
Lansing, MI
(517) 485 2369
clemslansing@gmail.com
www.clemslansing.com

Comix Revolution
606 Davis St
Evanston, IL
847 866 8659
999 N. Elmhurst Rd
Mt Prospect, IL
847 506 0800
www.online-revolution.com

Calliope's Realm Comics
133 S Washington St
Naperville IL
630 420 7710
calliopescomics@gmail.com
www.calliopes.net

Fantasy Shop comics & games
5 locations
2426 West Clay
St. Charles, MO
636 947 8330
8232 N. Lindbergh Blvd
Florissant, MO
314 831 5211
10560 Baptist Church
St. Louis, MO
314 842 8228
7238 Manchester Road
Maplewood, MO
314 644 3070
1937 Lincoln Trail (W. Hwy 50)
O'Fallon, Il
618 624 0920
www.fantasyshoponline.com

Fantasy Books Inc
1113 East Main
Belleville IL
618-235-0844
fantasybooksinc.com

Books-A-Million
[A chain store so probably at other locations as well, but sighted at]
1115 S Reed Rd
Kokomo, IN 46902
765 456 3170
www.booksamillion.com

Clifton Comics & Games
3234 Jefferson Ave
Cincinnati OH
513 861 5071
www.cliftoncomics.com

Rockin' Rooster Comics & Games
3805 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH
513 661 7625
www.rockinroostercomics.com

Pulp Fiction Comics
298 Sw Blue Parkway
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
816 554 7333
MySpace

Mind's Eye Comics
1565 Cliff Rd Ste 6
Eagan MN
651 683 0085
orders@mindseyecomics.com
www.myspace.com/mindseyecomics

Fantom Comic
Tenleytown
4500 Wisconsin Avenue
NW Washington, DC
202 362 5051
And
Union Station
50 Mass Ave. NE
Washington, DC
202 216 9478
fantomcomics@gmail.com
www.fantomcomics.com

SpazDog Comics
21610 N. 35th Avenue #162
Glendale, AZ
623 582 3240
shawn@spazdogcomics.com
www.spazdogcomics.com

Samurai Comics
5024 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ
602 265 8886
And
10720 W. Indian School Rd. #61
Phoenix, AZ
623 872 8886
www.samuraicomics.com

Alternate Reality Comics
4800 S. Maryland Pkwy. #D
Las Vegas, NV
702 736 3673
ralphcomix@lvcm.com
www.alternaterealitycomics.net

Comic Oasis
3121 N Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
702 212 8885
702 212 8890

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
323 851 7223
www.meltcomics.com

Isotope
326 Fell St
San Francisco, CA.
415 621 6543
james@isotopecomics.com
isotopecomics.com

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
415 863 9258
questions@comixexperience.com
www.comixexperience.com

Comickaze Comics Books and more!
5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA
858 278 0371 | 800 869 5275
www.comickaze.com

Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Avenue #6
Newhall CA
661 259 4745.
mail@bravenewworldcomics.com
www.bravenewworldcomics.com

EARTH-2 Comics & Collectibles
Address: 15017 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
818 386 9590
Earth2@SBCGlobal.net
www.earth2comics.com

Comics Unlimited
16344 Beach Blvd
Westminster CA
www.comicsunlimited.com

Hi De Ho Comics & Books with Pictures
525 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
310 394 2820
info@hideho.com
www.hideho.com

Collector's Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, CA
818 999 9455
ComicsAndCards.net

Comic Universe
18902 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA
714 964 9569
ComicUniverseFV@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/comicuniverse

Time Warp
3105 28th street
Boulder, Co
303 443 4500
timewarp@time-warp.com
www.time-warp.com

Chapel Hill Comics
412 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC
www.chapelhillcomics.com

Classic Comics
169 Lowes Food Drive
Lewisville, NC
336 945 0883
classiccomics@alltel.net

Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N. Porter Ave
Norman, OK
405 360 6866
sbcomics@aol.com
www.speedingbulletcomics.com

Rogues Gallery Comics and Games
1601 S I-35
Round Rock, TX
512 279 8888
roguesgallerytx@gmail.com
roguesgallerytx.com

Madness Comics & Games
111 East Universtiy DR STE 112
Denton, TX 76209
940-591-9771
www.madnesscomicsandgames.com

Titan Comics
3701 W. Northwest Highway
the Bachman Lake Shopping Center
Suite 125, Dallas, TX
214 350 4420
info@titancomics.com
www.titancomics.com

Quest Comic Shop
225 Lovvorn Rd
Carrollton GA
770 832 0172

COMIC BOOKS, ETC!
1105 Parkside Lane, Suite 1212
Woodstock, GA
770 592 4747
info@comicbooksetc.com
www.comicbooksga.com

Velocity Comics
904 W Broad St
Richmond, VA
804 225 7323
velocitynews@yahoo.com
www.velocitycomics.com

Kingdom Comics
1425 Montgomery Highway Suite 119
Vestavia Hills, AL
205 978 0600
www.kingdomcomics.net

Secret Headquarters
2418 N. Monroe St.
Suite 210
Tallahassee, FL
850 385 2736
questions@shqcomicsandgames.com
www.shqcomicsandgames.com

Strange Adventures Comic Bookshops
5262 Sackville St.
Halifax, NS
902.425.2140
68 York St.
Fredericton, NB
506.450.3759
toll-free 1.866.626.6427
shop@strangeadventures.com
www.strangeadventures.com

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard W
Montreal, Quebec.
514 279 2224
www.drawnandquarterly.com

Librairie Millenium
451 Marie-Anne est
Montreal, Quebec
514 284 0358
heroes@videotron.ca
http://www.libmillenium.com

Camiondepompier/Marche Clandestin
323 Ontario E
Montreal, Quebec.
514 282 3930
camiondepompier@gmail dot com
camiondepompier.wordpress.com

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario.
416 533 9168
mail@beguiling.com
www.beguiling.com

Silver Snail
367 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
416 593 0889
info@silversnail.com
www.silversnail.com

The Labyrinth
386 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario.
416 840 4506
info@thelabyrinthstore.com
animationroadshow.blogspot.com

Pages Books & Magazines
256 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario.
416 598 1447
info@pagesbooks.ca
www.pagesbooks.ca

Big B Comics
1045 Upper James St
Hamilton, ON
www.bigbcomics.com

Rogues Gallery Comics
327 Chatham St. W
Windsor, Ontario
519 254 9482
www.rgcomics.com

Another Dimension
424 B - 10th Street NW
Calgary, AB
403 283 7078
comics@another-dimension.com
another-dimension.com

Amazing Fantasy
5003 Ross Street
Red Deer, AB
403 346 7505

LUCKY'S
3972 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
604 875 9858
luckys@luckys.ca
www.luckys.ca

CURIOUS COMICS
631 Johnson Street
Victoria BC
1581-F Hillside Ave
Victoria, BC
#6 3200 N. Island Hwy
Nanaimo, BC
250 384 1656
curiouscomics1@shaw.ca
www.curious.bc.ca

Gosh! Comics
39 Great Russell Street, London
United Kingdom
020 7636 1011
info@goshlondon.com
www.goshlondon.com

Amazing Fantasy
13 Anlaby Road,
Unit 1, Hull
United Kingdom
01 482 210 530
www.thecomicbookshop.co.uk [ebay]

Impact Comics
16 Garema Place
CANBERRA, ACT, 2601
Australia
02 6248 7335
impactcomics.com.au


Listed as in store on their web site

All About Books & Comics
5060 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
602 277 0757
Alan@allaboutcomics.com
www.allaboutcomics.com

Atlas Comics
1750 Rio Hill Center
Charlottesville, Virginia
434 974 7512
info@atlascomicbooks.com
www.atlascomicbooks.com

The Source Comics and Games
1601 West Larpenteur ave
Falcon Hights, MN
651 645 0386
bobsource@aol.com
www.sourcecandg.com

Dragon's Lair Comics
6111 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
512 454 2399
and
7959 Fredericksburg Rd # 129
San Antonio, TX
210 615 1229
dlair.net

Zeus Toys and Comics
Turtle Creek Village
3878 Oaklawn Ave, Suite 100E
Dallas, TX.
214 219 TOYS
richardATzeuscomicsDOTcom
www.zeuscomics.com

Sci-Fi City
6006 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL
407 282 2292
mark@sci-fi-city.com
www.sci-fi-city.com

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Jan 27, 2008

Had to pick up a new scanner

Was out for lots of walking today, brunch at a diner then off to exchange the scanner.

After that spent a few hours working on a short story gig that's popped up. It's top secret but very cool! Made a lot of progress visualizing the story and imagining the characters. Going to be a pretty one i think, like what i came up with.

Scanned a few inked pages later when i got the replacement scanner hooked up, posted those are on Flickr.




The hits have slowed a bit, but I'm happy to welcome a bunch of new regular readers to my new Solo project, Dream Life. about 700 of you have visited this site in the last few days, 3800 of you at flickr, and i have a lot of new friends on live journal and flickr.

Thanks to you all! The feed backs has been really positive, very encouraging.

I've found the rss feed for that as well not so you can add the comic to your reader. The XML live journal feed is here , and the flickr page is hear.

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Jan 24, 2008

I just noticed my page counter spiked massively

Tracked it back to the guys at Drawn!, posted about the new project - thanks Johnny!

Hopefully it doesn't present any server problems, never had one before so reason to hope. But there's been 100+ of you since 7pm! :)

Wow, well, hey there, hi to you all visiting from Drawn!,

Have a look see around. As well as the new project, Dream Life, maybe take a peek at my most recent book, Therefore Repent! - it's just come out in the US and has been available for a while now in Canada.

And I love feed back so please do feel free to drop me a line, say hi, all that.

Ok, got pages to draw and a short trip to pack for, talk soon?

cheers

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Jan 19, 2008

Dream Life on Livejournal

dreamlifeI've had a fallow blog on Live Journal for a few years, but i never found a good use for it, other than cross posting from my home page here.

That's not so great so really i just didn't use it. But as i considered how to distribute my new book online, i thought about how groups i've been admiring such as Act-i-vate and Transmission X have been doing things and hit on making use of the old LJ blog.

So I've cleaned out the old crap and started posting it there. I'll continue to post work in progress for the book on flickr, and the book will have a page on Comic Space too. But LJ will be it's full time residence from now on. The XML feed is here!

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Realms of Fantasy thinks were ingenious and sharply intelligent....

We just got a write up in the fantasy mag, 'Realms of Fantasy'. very short, but i liked it....

Therefore Repent!, Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam, IDW Publishing.

This first foray into graphic novels by the indie innovator Jim Munroe, with able assistance from the illustrator, features a war with angels, bird-headed men, and, after a Rapture-like catastrophe, the appearance of magic on Earth.

The main characters, Raven and Mummy, must navigate this new world while also dealing with more personal issues.

The art is extraordinarily fluid and the storyline ingenious and sharply intelligent.


"ingenious and sharply intelligent" :)

Massive 60pg peek at the book here - Order it here, or here or at your local comic book shop!

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Jan 18, 2008

Overwhelmingly good review on the Guild of Outsider Writers by Victor Schwartzman.

Link: I posted a link to this a while ago, but i wanted to add it to my clipping pile. This one blew me away when i read it, i owe Victor a drink...

Therefore Report! (a post-Rapture graphic novel)

Jim Munroe, Salgood Sam

Available through No Media Kings, www.nomediakings.org

Reviewed by Victor Schwartzman

This is not a review in the Ain't It Cool News style, which is usually as much about the reviewer as it is about the book. But you really need to understand why I did NOT want to read this book right now, much less review it. Yet, here we are. And this is the first draft of the review, right now that's all I have time for, but this review needed to be done. It needed to be done now. Guess that tells you something. Later, I'll go back and edit.

You need to read the whole review, so click on 'read more' to find out how busy my life is, and why I had to read this book and write the review anyway.

I am a founding member of Outsider Writers, and run our book review and Agit Prop 101 poetry page. My policy for the book review page is that I do as few reviews as possible-I don't have the time to read nearly as much as I should, plus it is good to have as wide a variety of reviewers possible rather than the review section being my personal blog. I've done maybe five of the ninety or so reviews on the site.

More to the point, I just don't have the time right now to read books and write reviews, due to more than the usual situations. About two months after we started OW, my mom, 91, had a mild heart attack that put her in the hospital. Real heart attacks are not likely Hollywood heart attacks-no horrible sudden pain, no grasping the left arm, no falling to the floor. Instead, they creep up on you, starting with a discomfort in your chest. Mom ended up being in the hospital for about three months. In the end, she was too weak to be discharged back to her retirement community apartment. That meant her going into a 'personal care home', with about one day's actual notice when she left the hospital. Moving her was traumatic for her-she knows she was moving into a 'final stage' kinda place. I was seeing her in the hospital almost every day, plus speaking with her on the phone each day. Clearing out her apartment was difficult, and now my house is full of her things.

Then she had the second heart attack, three weeks after moving into the nursing home. More hospital time. Of course, all that is a far bigger problem for her than me, but I am her primary care giver.

Then there are the problems with my day job (don't we all have problems with our day job), my dealing with high blood pressure medications, and now apparently developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes I feel I don't have the take to eat and feed my body, much less my mind.

So not only did I NOT want to write a review of this book, I had no time to read it. When it came in the mail two days ago I was tired, depressed, and capable only of watching Dr. House ream out people on tv. So I opened the package (I'd ordered the book from No Media Kings, it was cheap and came with some cool stickers by the way) I had no intention whatsoever of reading it then-y'hear me, Munroe and Sam?

Unfortunately, I opened the book and looked at the first page.

See, this is the damn problem with this damn book-you're screwed if you read the first page, because, based on my experience, you then have to read the second. And the third. In the end, I read three quarters of the book in one sitting, and then finished it yesterday as soon as I woke up & had some coffee. Clearly, Munroe and Sam have no respect whatsoever for me and my problems. Now I'm writing this review, because the book is just out & I figured you need to know about it.

"Therefore Repent" is a graphic novel which takes place after the Rapture-after the true believers, 144,000 of them, rise up to Heaven. It ain't about them. It's about those of us who are left behind. It's about the Army of God then returning to Earth to clear up the non-believers-the Army of God looking a lot like U.S. soldiers in full battle gear, complete with automatic weapons, except these soldiers also fly around with angel wings on their backs. And then there are the talking dogs.

I'm an agnostic (I don't believe in god but I do believe in hedging my bets), so I have no particular interest in the Rapture-but actually, either do Munroe or Sam. Munroe, who wrote the text, and Sam, who illustrated it, are far more interested in those of us who are left to continue their lives, under the literal gun of the true believers. Like President Bush, who didn't make it up to heaven, and who now tours the U.S. with a makeshift Jesus, saying he had to be left behind because someone's gotta steer the ship of state (steer it straight for the rocks, but that's another story).

This is a novel about the magic within all of us, about what stops us from realizing we have that magic, and how we can find that magic again and use it.

Graphic novels are long comic books, essentially. Jim Munroe has a vivid imagination and interest in politics and our social mores. Salgood Sam (whose name, guys, is not actually Maxim Douglas spelled backwards, but it does come close) matches Munroe's imagination and interests in his art. The art is black and white, ragged in spots-a style perfectly fitting the story itself, where the characters lived ragged lives in situations often beyond their (immediate) understanding. There are plenty of cinematic aspects to the art, with Sam playing with different angles, big panels and small panels, showing a lot of versatility working only in black and white. As for Munroe, he paints a large palette himself-our entire society. But the writing is not just a way of expressing his concerns. It was the story that sucked me in, even when I did not want to read anything.

Raven and Mummy are two people who saw the 'chosen few' rising up from the earth. One of them started rising also-but could not leave the other behind. So now they are both stuck with the other "immoral" non-believers. Raven wears a mask that makes her look like a raven-when we see what is under the mask, it's a shock. Her boyfriend, Mummy-well he looks wrapped up. In the midst of the world falling to hell (hahaha) they have relationship problems. It ain't easy in their world, with the Army of God swooping down on angel wings to machine gun them if they step out of line. And then there are the talking dogs.

Raven and Mummy make friends in a new neighbourhood, where people struggle to carry on with their lives as "normal" society has fallen apart. They try to find lost friends, including Lillith, with whom they communicate by "shemail" (email, but through the head and body of a woman who's specially hooked up). There is magic in the air, but it is very risky to look into yourself to see what you can do with the Army of God flying around ready to pop your cap.

There is a lot more to this slim book. There are twists I did not see coming, and which I can not tell you about. There is content I did not expect, but which I found very relevant to the life I have. And the art was a times challenging, moody and grim-it is not depicting a pretty world and feels no need to leave you feeling good.

If this book MADE ME READ IT, then I'd say-buy it.

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Jan 17, 2008

Spacecast blogg covered our launch.

Another short Review for the Clipping pile, this one from the Spacecast blogg the day after out August launch in Toronto...

Comic Fans Repent!
Posted by cb120
Friday, August 17, 2007 13:43

Last night I kicked off this year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival by attending the launch party for new graphic novel Therefore Repent! It's a post-apocalyptic tale written by Jim Munroe, author of novels An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil, Angry Young Spaceman, Everyone In Silico, and Flyboy Action Fiction Comes with Gasmask. You may recall my previous blog about Munroe's recent directorial debut with indie-scifi flick Infest Wisely.

With this latest offering, Munroe has re-imagined the biblical Book of Revelations and used the idea of the Rapture as the basis of a scifi-fantasy adventure. Set in Chicago, the book follows two characters, Raven and Mummy, as they navigate a post-rapture world. As the back of the book explains, "Without warning, 144,000 Christians float bodily up into the sky. For the immoral majority, life goes on pretty much as usual. Except that after the Rapture, magic works - for those willing to risk demonic mutations. And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners. But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship."

Munroe has teamed up with Montreal-based comic artist Salgood Sam, who provides the book's beautifully dark illustrations. At first glance the art reminds me artist's Eric Drooker, (which I love). But while Drooker's graphic novels are completely sans-words, the illustrations in Therefore Repent! do well in complimenting Munroe's intelligent script and bringing his post-rapture world to the page. Check it out at nomediakings.org

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Jan 16, 2008

Dream Life and Therefore Repent!

So, started posting the new story over here on ComicSpace.




Also, if all went as planed, then the IDW edition of Therefore Repent! hit the stands today! Officially yesterday, but most places get new books Wednesdays. But in any case, go check it out! and if they don't have the coolest book of the new year in yet, ask them why the hell not!

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Jan 14, 2008

Been flipfloping on color, think i might just go for it....

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Jan 12, 2008

DREAM LIFE PAGE 008

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RevolveR, the web comix anthology of Salgood Sam

Sadax Golum. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

Dream Life | a late comic of age. a web comic by Salgood Sam