Lazy, Staashu, and the whole gang are returning very soon, as Squeeze Box Man Volume 5 is at the printer. I’m really excited about this issue. I love the work Jacob Yerex has done bringing this set of stories to life. It even includes a gorgeous psychedelic sequence.
In this issue, the Bottle & Can is still on strike, but fortunately for Staash and Lazy, the band is getting popular around Toronto and their manager, Bananas Foster, is organizing a north country tour. Staashu and Sabina struggle in their relationship. Maggie’s demons won’t leave her alone. And Lazy tells the gang a story about the old days when he had The Rockets, and met up with a mysterious button accordion player down in San Antonio.
This will be the 5th of 6 volumes, which will complete the story arc.
If you are interested in purchasing copies of issues 1-5, please email me. Individual copies of any issue are $12 CAN + $3 shipping to anywhere. If you’re interested in subscribing to the entire set, including the future Volume 6, it’s $60 +shipping (I’ll ship 5 together and the 6th when it’s available). If you’re in Toronto and not too far from me, let me know – I can drop off copies and save you postage. Payment is by e-transfer in Canada or PayPal from out of country. For those of you who have already subscribed to the set, I’ll get #5 out to you as soon as it’s back from the printer’s.
Turning my little stories into a graphic novel was Jacob Yerex’s idea. He recognized how these stories could work in the graphic novel format and I’m beyond thrilled with how effectively he’s brought my characters to life and also added to the story and the depth of the characters. As well, he understood how we could set up a workable process for taking the project from an idea to completion. I wouldn’t have known where to start.