[ENGLISH] Over five years in the making… AdHouse Books is proud to announce Skyscrapers of the Midwest hardcover collection by Joshua W. Cotter is appearing in your better comic shops today. Skyscrapers of the Midwest is best described as the winding tale of a young cat, his little brother, and the creeping shadow of imminent adolescence in the American heartland. Eisner and Ignatz nominated, Skyscrapers was the winner of the 2004 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.

quotes:
“This is one odd fucking book.”
– Warren Ellis

“Skyscrapers of the Midwest is one of the the best debut series this decade. Few cartoonists on their best day could capture childhood and its awesome disappointments with the intensity that Josh Cotter somehow conveys in this first major work. Moments this terrifyingly intimate shouldn’t make for such beautiful comics.”
– Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

“Skyscrapers of the Midwest is the nexus point where Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, and Robert Crumb meet. Cotter’s explorations childhood trauma will leave you frozen like a deer in the headlights long after you put this book down.”
– James Sime, The Isotope

details:
288 pages
6? x 9? HC
$19.95 US funds
ISBN 978-0-9770304-7-7
Shipping Summer 2008

Look for Joshua Cotter in your area as he plans to tour for the book’s release. Currently, the shows he will be attending are the MoCCA Art Fest, HeroesCon, SPX and Baltimore Comicon.

If your local comic shop didn’t order it, they still can with Diamond Order code: MAR08 3385. If that isn’t an option, than the book is available direct from the publisher.