AdHouse celebrates 10 years of ‘Skyscrapers of the Midwest’

New limited-edition comic and slipcase edition highlight the publisher’s plans to celebrate.

Joshua W. Cotter‘s debut comic, Skyscrapers of the Midwest, came out 10 years ago from AdHouse Books, and to celebrate the publisher is releasing a new Cotter comic, Skyscrapers Inc., and a limited slipcase edition of the original series.

“It seems like only yesteryear when a youngish publisher was walking the floor of the MoCCA Festival (when it was COOL and at the PUCK, you kids!) when he happened upon one of those skinny, unkept cartoonist types standing in line,” AdHouse publisher Chris Pitzer said on the company’s blog. “It wasn’t so much the cartoonist that caught his eye, but the comic that he held in his hands. You see, he had just heard tell of this comic winning the first ever Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. The publisher then approached this cartoonist, and even though a table wasn’t between them, he offered to buy said Mini-Comic. Was it bought, or was it given? Only time and possibly the cartoonist knows!”

Since then Cotter has gone on to create Driven by Lemons, Nod Away and other works, but Skyscrapers still stands as a strong look at childhood by an artist with a unique style and voice.

AdHouse published four issues of Cotter’s comic, then collected it — and now they’re offering a slipcase edition of the collection on their limited editions page. You can buy just the new comic, a slipcase for your existing Skyscrapers collection, or a package that includes the slipcase, a print, the new comic and the original collection.

Here are the details on the new comic; it’s limited to 1,000 copies and will also be on sale at the Small Press Expo this weekend.

Skyscrapers, Inc.
‘Skyscrapers, Inc.’, a subsidiary of AdHouse Books, opened its doors in 2008 and quickly went from fledgling startup to comics ‘powerhouse’. It’s now time for their Annual Report and Accounting. No, really.
32 4C pages
6 ” x 9 ” SC
$6.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-47-3
Shipping September 2018
Limited AdHouse Printed Edition (1k)

And here’s what the print looks like:

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