Official Press Release
AdHouse Books is pleased to announce the release of their second published book: My Own Little Empire, by Scott Mills. This 128 page graphic novel is the closest that Mr. Mills has come to an autobiography. Taking place during the 1980's, we get to see "Joe" (aka Scott) take in a Morrissey concert, experiment with drugs and yearn for a girl. My Own Little Empire is your chance to see how one of the most prolific comic creators today spent his teenage years.
Scott Mills first gained notoriety for his Xeric award-winning comic Cells. Since then he hasn't slowed down one bit, having produced the graphic novels Big Clay Pot (nominated for two Harvey Awards: best original graphic novel and best new talent), the World War One story Trenches (winner of the Ignatz Award for outstanding story), and the upcoming sci-fi epic The Masterplan.
My Own Little Empire, a romantic comedy of love unrequited, is his first work for AdHouse Books and his most personal work to date.
AdHouse Books was founded with the purpose of helping artists to create distinct, original stories in the format of comics and books. AdHouse's first publishing effort, Pulpatoon Pilgrimage, was met with rave reviews and won an Ignatz Award for Debut Book at the 2002 Small Press Expo. Chris Pitzer, the publisher of AdHouse, has over 10 years of experience in the business of comics. He has worked with Eclipse Comics, Wildstorm, IDW and Alternative Comics.
The AdHouse website has recently been updated to include information about My Own Little Empire, Pulpatoon Pilgrimage Reviews and links, and photos from the 1999 Small Press Expo.
Published by AdHouse Books, Due February of 2003
4-color cover / 128 pages, b/w / 8.5" x 7" perfect bound
$9.95 US funds / ISBN 0-9721794-1-0