I can finally say, officially, that I’ve started working on my next graphic novel, a solo effort called VULCAN’S CELESTIAL SUPPLY SHOP: THE HOUND OF HADES, for First Second Books. I’m lucky enough to get a relatively steady stream of freelance work, but it’s not often that I get to work on my own creation for one of my favorite publishers with an actual budget attached. To be honest, I kinda can’t believe it.
Here’s some promotional artwork and a bit of text from Kieran Shiach’s article at the COMICS ALLIANCE website:
Stock Up On Your Magical Items at
VULCAN’S CELESTIAL SUPPLY SHOP by Mike Cavallaro
September 2, 2016 9:30 AM
“If you ever wondered where magical beings went to get the very latest in mystical gear, it turns out there’s a one-stop shop for all of their supernatural needs.
In 2018, cartoonist Mike Cavallaro will take readers inside Vulcan’s Celestial Supply Shop to explore the lives of the staff who work there, and to see what happens when they realize they have to stop an adventurer succeeding with his quest.
Vulcan’s Celestial Supply Shop: The Hounds of Hades follows Nico, Buck, and Lula, who work diligently for the titular store — but when Beowulf’s great-grandson Eowolf comes in looking to stock up for his quest to slay Cerberus, the staff at Vulcan’s realize they need to stop him from inadvertently unleashing hordes of dead souls back into the living realm.
The characters of Vulcan’s Celestial Supply Shop have existed in a number of forms over the years, including within the page of British all-ages anthology The Phoenix, and in self-published single issue comics. Vulcan’s Celestial Supply Shop: The Hounds of Hades marks the first original graphic novel in the series.”
Read more from the COMICS ALLIANCE article here.
The VULCAN’S CELESTIAL SUPPLY SHOP comic book is available for mail order!
A preview is available in the SAMPLES section, HERE.
How much?: $5.00 each + $3.00 shipping & handling.
Details: 24 pages + covers, full-color, no ads, standalone issue.
Payment: I can only accept Paypal at this time. Send $5 per copy, plus $3 s/h to:
IMPORTANT: You must email me your correct mailing address! Click the email link below and put “VCSS ORDER DETAILS & MAILING ADDRESS” in the Subject line. Tell me how many copies you’ve ordered, where I should mail them, and be sure to include your Paypal address so I can cross-check the orders. Link:
ORDER DETAILS & MAILING ADDRESS
Shipping: Each issue will be bagged and will go out in a standard envelop with a backing board.
ONE LAST THING!!!
If you’re going to the MoCCA Arts Festival in NYC on April 2nd-3rd, get your copy THERE and save on the shipping and handling! Plus I’ll be cosplaying as either the little yellow sphinx or the angry unicorn. Or both. Don’t miss it!
Right on time for the MoCCA Arts Fest 2016, my copies of VULCAN’S CELESTIAL SUPPLY SHOP just arrived! It’s a limited edition one-shot, 24-pages of full-color comics featuring a boy named Nico, his friend Lula the sphinx, and a broken unicorn named Buck. Oh yeah, and Vulcan, their boss and the owner of the Celestial Supply Shop!
The comic’s official street-date is April 2nd, the first day of MoCCA. I’ll be there at the National Cartoonists Society booth. But I’ll have a limited quantity for sale before that here on this website. Stay tuned for more info!
Drop by the NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY booth #2309 from October 8-11 at New York Comic Con in the Jacob Javits Center where we’ll have books, prints, sketches, T-shirts, greeting cards, and more for sale. Meet the cartoonists behind Mad Magazine, The New Yorker, and numerous comic books and syndicated comics strips.
I’ll be there with copies of my books, PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS), FOILED, CURSES! FOILED AGAIN, and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28.
I’ll be sharing with a bunch of talented folks, so any time is a good time to drop by, but I’ll be at the booth as follows:
Thursday 10/8: 4 – 7pm
Friday 10/9: 4 – 7pm
Saturday 10/10: 10am – 1pm
Sunday 10/11: 10am – 3pm