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Friday, April 28, 2006

Face It, Tiger...
You Hit the Jackpot

Here at the Isotope we believe that the best way to show our appreciation for those folks who help make life excellent is to surprise them with something unexpected and exciting.

As with any surprise you never know when or what we will do but chances are if you're one of our regulars we've gifted you a stack of graphic novels out of the blue, made something neat because we knew you specifically wanted to have it, surprised you by bringing in your favorite creator for an in-store event and made sure you got the royal introduction, put something elusive and hard to find in your file, or took you out for dinner and drinks when you least expected it.

This is one such story, blatantly pilfered from Sean Maher's Quality Control blog.

Isotope Lovin'!

What I've got for you today is massive, massive love for James Sime, Kirsten Baldock and everyone at the Isotope for tracking this puppy down and hooking me up on my New Comics Day with the best gift ever:

The faithful and well-read among you will of course recognize the artwork of the brilliant Mr. David Petersen, creator of my new favorite series, Mouse Guard. This is original artwork (from the cover, no less) for the sold-out Mouse Guard Sketchbook! I mean: HOLY SHIT!

Words fail me. The owner of my local comics shop noticing a new favorite book of mine, tracking down the cover art, contacting the artist, buying it and having it shipped to the store all as appreciation for my patronage? Un-fucking-believable. I guess it just goes to show that when you share the love, as I try to do every day, sometimes it comes back to you even bigger than you sent it.

This gorgeous page couldn't possibly go on my wall fast enough, save that my good pals over at AiT/Planet Lar hooked me up first with the scan and a beautiful frame.

God bless America, the Isotope, Mouse Guard, and us, everyone.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.