Well that’s something I’ve never done before.

I was killing time at the Bridgeport Village Barnes and Noble in Tigard, and thought I’d go looking for my book. This has become an unexpected tradition whenever I go into a bookstore.

I found three copies on the shelf, and then did something I’ve never done. I gathered my courage, and told an employee that I’d drawn this book and asked if it would be helpful for me to sign them.

They said they’d love that. I signed them, they put a sticker on them saying they’d been autographed, and then I ran away.

It wasn’t till I got to the escalator to leave that I remembered I’d told my girlfriend that I’d be meeting her there, and couldn’t leave.

I went and grabbed one of the signed copies off the shelf and spent a few minutes drawing in it.

This was so much fun that I may never finish Vol. 2. I’ll be spending all my time snatching copies of Vol. 1 off store shelves to doodle in.

A copy of the book "Incredible Doom" sitting on a stack of other books, with a sticker on it that says "Autographed Copy"
The half title page of "Incredible Doom" signed, with a drawing in it of Allison and Samir, two characters from the book.

Incredible Doom Vol. 1 is out TODAY! So let’s do an event.

I can’t believe it. Incredible Doom Vol. 1 is in stores as of today!

It collects the first six issues of Incredible Doom, into beautiful hardback and paperback editions. Just about every page has been re-drawn or refined. We even added a few new pages unique to the collection.

It turned out beautifully.

If you didn’t get the chance to pre-order the book your local bookstore may now have it. Or you can order it online. I like bookshop.org.

To celebrate the launch of the book Jesse and I are doing a reading and Q&A, hosted by historian, archivist, and filmmaker Jason Scott of the Internet Archive and textfiles.com. It will be live-streamed on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30PM PST (9:30PM ET) Stop by and say hi if you’ve got the chance. It should be fun!

We’re so lucky to have worked with such fantastic people at Harper Alley, including our editorial director Andrew Arnold, associate editor Rose Pleuler, creative director Barb Fitzsimmons, design assistant Martha Maynard, and publishing director Rich Thomas.

But the folks I’m most grateful for are those of you who’ve read and supported the series over the years. The people who stop to talk to us at conventions, send us messages, support us on Patreon, and share links to the story to help spread the word. Thank you so much. You make all of this possible.

We’re going to revel in the excitement of this volume coming out for a couple days, then let’s go make another one.

Incredible Doom Vol. 1 Pre-order Bookplates

With the May 11th release date for Incredible Doom Vol. 1, fast approaching we thought we’d do something cool for all the folks pre-ordering. 

Anyone the US who orders a copy before May 11th can get a free bookplate, signed by myself and my collaborator Jesse! 

All you have to do is fill out this form:

This project has been full of fun little paper objects from the start, and these bookplates keep up the tradition. I don’t want to spoil it, but they provide a little clue for decoding things printed the book itself!

Preorder anywhere books are sold. Your local independent shop is a great choice, or here are three of my favorites.

Powell's City of Books
Books With Pictures: Comics for Everyone
Bookshop.org

If you’re a retailer who’s preordered copies for your store get in touch. I’m happy to send you some too!