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Sep. 25th, 2011 | 11:28 pm




I had just about given up on ideas for Wuthering Heights until the other day when I stumbled upon a beautifully illustrated version of the book by Fritz Eichenberg. It was two dollars! Unbelievable. His evocative woodcuts spurred me into action!



Because this is such a busy time, and such an intense book to cover, I am breaking the comics into smaller updates! That way you won't be waiting so long for them while I run around town and do all that fancy press and tour stuff.


Speaking of fancy stuff, there are some interviews and articles coming your way! Here is an interview from Salon, and here is a review from the NPR blog. We're picking up steam, ladies and gents!



The book is available for order on Amazon! So many exciting things happening.





Did you know that the actual book launch is very soon? It's September 27 here in New York, at Housing Works! Here are some details on Time Out New York!


The tour update is here! So much stuff going on!

BROOKLYN Sunday Sept 18th
http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/BBF/Home
At Brooklyn Book Festival, 1PM

MANHATTAN Tuesday Sept 27th
http://www.housingworks.org/locations/detail/bookstore-cafe
http://www.desertislandbrooklyn.com/
At Housing Works with Desert Island, 7PM

SAN FRANCISCO Saturday Oct 1st & Sunday Oct 2nd
http://www.comic-con.org/ape/index.php
At APE

BOSTON Saturday Oct 15th
http://www.bostonbookfest.org/bookfest/schedule_detail/schedule_kate_beaton/
At the Boston Book Festival, panel: "Far Out Fiction," 4:30pm

VANCOUVER Friday Oct 21st
http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/
At the Vancouver International Writers Festival, panel "Conversations with Bill", 10 AM

PORTLAND Saturday Oct 22nd
http://www.livewireradio.org/
During Live Wire at Alberta Rose Theater, 7PM

LOS ANGELES Sunday Oct 23rd
http://www.skylightbooks.com/
Signing at Skylight Books, 5PM

TORONTO Saturday Oct 29th & Oct 30th
http://www.readings.org/?q=ifoa
At the IFOA

MONTREAL Tuesday Nov 1st
http://211blog.drawnandquarterly.com/
At our very own Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 7PM

HALIFAX Wednesday Nov 2nd
http://www.strangeadventures.com/
At Strange Adventures, 7PM

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Molly

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from: fairest1
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
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Oh, Wuthering Heights. I hated that book like mad when I had to read it in high school. Couldn't even finish it.

Reconsidered this when I was older and someone told me that it's totally fine if you consider Heathcliff as an asshat you want to punch in the face instead of a romantic hero. Srsly, my teacher misrepresented the thing.

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the Honey Monster

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from: primavera
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I only know it from Rick Geary's Classics Illustrated book. And yeah, Heathcliff is an idiot jerk.

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Ronch Ronch Ronch

kate bush is now stuck in my head.

from: sandoz_iscariot
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
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YES MY LIFE IS COMPLETE

Can't wait for part two.

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Douglas Yancey Funnie - the Knuckhead McSpazzatron

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from: seraficradiance
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
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Illustraded, or chapterly illustrated versions of older, classic novels interest me so much.

http://www.amazon.com/Wuthering-Heights-Emily-Bront%C3%AB/dp/B00213Q454/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1317008761&sr=8-5

is this the copy you found?

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joeneedstosleep

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from: joeneedstosleep
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
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You have a gift for comical-looking canines. Those dogs are great.

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4EyedBlonde

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from: 4eyedblonde
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
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That very last panel is the best.

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Purple Hazel

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from: vivalana
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
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YES, Wuthering Heights. Man, I love that crazy story and its wicked, selfish people.

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Tim Lieder

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from: marlowe1
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
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At first I thought that only Heathcliff was evil, but then I read it again and I noticed just how manipulative Katherine is - especially as the weird ghost girl in the end - but she also dies just to piss off everyone.

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Jane

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from: janenx01
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
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OMG Nelly Dean. *dies*

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Sara Nies

Etchings

from: Sara Nies
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
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The first editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights that I ever read were Fritz Eichenberg editions. I'm not sure why exactly my mom had them on the bookshelf (we're not really a book collecting kind of family), but they scared the bejesus out of me.

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NotNamed

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from: amanda_now
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
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I just read that for the first time the other day. Honestly that is a terrible story. Those people are all insane douche bags, I felt like I was reading a gothic lit version of Jersey Shore or Real Housewives. Plus, I had to read the story through the story of a maid through the story of a man talking to the maid. WTF.

edit: And I can't wait to hear your take on it because it will be an amazing improvement. If I were rich publishing company I'd hire you to create Illustrated Classics in a heartbeat.

Edited at 2011-09-26 04:27 am (UTC)

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Polter-Cow

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from: spectralbovine
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
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Will you be doing signings at APE? My book is ALREADY signed, but it can be double-signed.

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erinlin_w

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from: erinlin_w
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
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I JUST READ WUTHERING HEIGHTS! *claps hands*

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Tim Lieder

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from: marlowe1
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
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First time? Is that not the most twisted evil book possible? Granted there are a lot of 19th century novels that are pretty creepy (Balzac and Dostoyevsky come to mind)

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aachren

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from: aachren
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
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Ahahaha! I have a copy of that very book...I even have a copy of Jane Eyre with woodcuts from the same guy!

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Diana Tedone

Me too!

from: Diana Tedone
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
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My mom has a copy of the Fritz Eichenberg Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. They were my grandmother's. That's the first Jane Eyre I read too. Really amazing woodcuts!

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Naomi Libicki

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from: aethereal_girl
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 05:12 am (UTC)
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HOORAY

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Tim Lieder

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from: marlowe1
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
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That is amazing. Seriously, I love this one. Actually I think it's my second favorite after "Dude Watching with the Bronte Sisters"

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Elle n’a vécu que pour les autres

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from: collectingbees
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
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I feel like the Kate Bush fills in anything I need to know about this book. but this page is so, so very, very funny.

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Elle n’a vécu que pour les autres

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from: collectingbees
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
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Also, see you in SF! :>

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you're always running into people's unconscious

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from: innocentsmith
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
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Count me among the people who now have Kate Bush in their heads. Also, I'm pretty sure you made Nelly Dean AWESOMER.

And yay, you're coming to LA! I am so there.

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Mercat

You know why they call it modern jazz? Because the word "crap" was already taken.

from: mercat
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
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Things I know about Wuthering Heights, in order:
1) It was the only book in high school I couldn't read. I couldn't even finish the Cliffs Notes. To this day I don't get its appeal (or the plot, tbh).

2) Kate Bush is odd but the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is fabulous

3) Isn't this the Twilight girl's favorite book? Idek.

4) Absolutely nothing? Pretty much.

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Aimee

Re: You know why they call it modern jazz? Because the word "crap" was already taken.

from: aimeesworld
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 09:15 am (UTC)
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The Ukulele Orchestra's jaunty version of 'Wuthering Heights' is absolutely my favourite.

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LID

Kate Bush + Charlotte Bronte + Kate Beaton = OMGSOAWESOME

from: inlaterdays
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
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I freaking LOVE Wuthering Heights and all its insane, twisted people. Except when Heathcliff hangs the puppies, okay, I like to pretend that never happened.

But the obsessive stalking and the graverobbing and the haunting and the all of it. So crazy. So awesome. I used to have a print of that very same Eichenberg print of Heathcliff under the tree when I was a teenager. I credit it with contributing to my lifelong fascination with darkhaired men with muttonchops.

And your comics, as always, are amaaazing.

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ugly bag of mostly water

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from: __bin
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
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Yay! I'm definitely going to try to see you in Toronto. I love the IFOA!

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stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder

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from: 433
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
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The book is available for order on Amazon!

It's also available at your local comic or bookshop, and if it's not on the shelf they can order it for you!

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Ariel

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from: erlgirl_9
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
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I def. got a copy of your book at the Toronto Word on the Street yesterday! It was at the Drawn and Quarterly tent :D

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The Cake Maker of Kiev (could kick your ass)

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from: ladyvyola
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
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Hey, my grandparents had the 2-volume Jane Eyre-Wuthering Heights set with Eichenberg's illustrations. Dark and creepy -- the double line of Lowood students is nightmare fuel.

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breltard95

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from: breltard95
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
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The dog with the furrowed eyebrows looks just like my cat when she gets all bitey!

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tiercel

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from: tiercel
date: Sep. 26th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
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No one's mentioned this yet?

http://youtu.be/kqiUGjghlzU (starts at about 1:00)

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