Published on April 9th, 2015 | by Richard Boom
Sithrah by Jason Brubaker Now In April 2015 Diamond Previews
Jason Brubaker has succesfully funded the printing of his beautiful hardcover comic called Sithrah, using Kickstarter and Patreon and the exciting news is that it is now able to be pre-ordered via Diamond Previews.
“I just wanted to let you guys know that SITHRAH is listed in Previews this month (April issue) on page 323!” Says Jason Brubaker.
But what does that really mean? Jason continues to explain: “Diamond Previews is the ordering catalogue for all the comic shops in America [and the rest of the world even!!] and it is the main way that comic shops will ever know that my book exists. Well, actually it’s buried in the back of the catalogue and so the only way a comic shop will know to order my book is if you guys go and tell your local comic shop about it. (hint hint) Attached is a picture of what it looks like!”
And Jason is ready to prove his book will be on time as he states: “Don’t believe that it will be ready in time? Well, lookie what I got delivered to my garage today. 5000 copies of SITHRAH just waiting for a perfect home. They are all very well trained and will not make a mess on your furniture. They love to be held and to take long naps on your coffee table. Best of all, they don’t shed.”
You can always preorder it on Amazon but it would be great if everyone could support their local comic shop and order from them. Plus this will allow other comic enthusiasts to possibly see the book too.
Who is Jason Brubaker?
Jason Brubaker has been working on graphic novels since 2006 in his free time. His first book was called reMIND which took seven years to complete. Now he has been working on a brand new story called SITHRAH.
What is SITHRAH?
SITHRAH is an all-age sci-fi about a seven year old girl who ends up alone when her plane crashes in a unfamiliar land. Trying to locate her missing father, she starts seeing an invisible creature that has been following her. This book will be the first in a series of 5 or 6 books depending on how long it takes Jason Brubaker to tell the story.
Jason Brubaker was inspired by comic artists in the 90’s when he refined his drawing style and then was influenced by Miyazaki’s movies and storytelling over the last decade.
Feel free to read through as many pages as you want on his website here (http://sithrah.com/). Jason will continue to post new pages online until the full story is complete.
As you can see he is experimenting with the comic format by mixing subtle prose with the comic panels. His hope is to blur the lines between comics, children’s books, and novels without making it jarring for the reader.
SITHRAH will be 96 full color pages in a hardcover book. 1000 copies will include a signed and numbered bookplate. The interior pages will be printed on thick, high quality paper printed with the same care and attention to detail that Jason put into reMIND Volume 1 and 2. The retail price will be $19.95.
Just so you know some history of Jason´s books: The first printing of his first book, reMIND, was printed in spring of 2011 with 2500 copies that sold out in about 6 months. It got much praise from fans on Amazon and has won some awards and achievements during and after the production including:
2010 Xeric Grant Winner
2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List (GGNT)
2012 Selected for Arkansas State Reading list.