In downtown Madrid, I meet my spanish publisher Laureano Dominguez from Astiberri.
Let me start off by saying that Spain is off the hook. The amount of national radio, TV and newspaper interviews I do is unbelievable.
Twice, while riding somewhere in a cab, Lauriano receives a last minute request from a major newspaper and he hands me his cel phone so I can answer five minutes worth of questions. The main thing most journalists asked me: Why comics, why now? (A question I assume to be some kind of reference to both the universal invasion of Manga and the hype in Spain around the BONE release) They also want me to explain how I have created the most successful comic book in the world. I assured them that I wouldn’t know, but it was nice being asked!
Here is the Spanish book surrounded by promotional material and reviews.
The Astiberri editions are beautiful; Laureano's designer has put a snow white cover underneath the dust jacket that really works. Tonight we start a marathon series of signings with an appearance at the large downtown chain store FNAC. We hope there's a good turn out…