Here, for the first time ever, is a photo of the actual book itself.
Like Welcome to Falling Rock National Park (the self-titled third book) and See America First, Scenic Byways was printed with care by the fine folks at Pinball Press using only the naturalest of materials. Post-consumer recycled paper, recycled chipboard covers, and soy-based ink. This book is not only black and white, it is green.
You don’t have to waste your precious time reading about Scenic Byways; you can purchase a copy and actually read it. Right here!
Scenic Byways is the culmination of the 2010-2011 year, with 65 hand-picked comics that touch on all the hot button issues of today. Yes, Falling Rock is not afraid of controversy, if by “controversy” you mean an owl who fancies himself an art critic or a lizard who wears the same ratty old baseball jersey every day.
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Scott Adsit two times last year, first at Stumptown and then at ComicCon. It was a real coup, meeting an actor whose work I enjoy on a weekly basis and being able to tell him that without sounding like a complete nincompoop.
Shortly after our second meeting, I found Scott on Facebook, the social networking website that has taken the world by storm. Oh, you’ve heard of Facebook? Well, then don’t let me bore you.
I friended Scott, thinking our two meetings would definitely qualify me as Facebook Friend Material. After all, I have all kinds of friends on The Face. Actual real-life friends*, cartoonists whom I have never met but whose comics I love**, that girl I met at a party once and whose profile I return to almost daily***. Having Scott Adsit as a Facebook friend would be both completely awesome for me and completely mundane for him.
After a few months went by with no email telling me Scott had accepted my friend request, I figured I had been quietly ignored. Not so!
My friend request is still pending! There is still hope for me to be Scott’s Facebook friend. I am hereby using the mighty power of this blog to reach out to Scott in the hope that he will finally, and with great fanfare, accept my friend request. Scott, I would love to be your 678th friend.
*Like Andy K, who has only used Facebook a total of three times in his life.
**Bill Griffith, Mike Mignola, and many more
Ernesto and Carver are going on a grand adventure. Where are they headed? You’ll have to buy the book to find out. (HINT: It’s a twist ending. They were dead the whole time.)
The back cover plays off the joke on the front cover. Scenic Byways will be available by the beginning of April. I’ll have copies when I’m at MoCCA on April 9-10 and Stumptown on April 16-17, and I’ll update my online order form as soon as they get back from the printer.