We asked Archaia if they could get us advance copies of the book and they were able to fly in 100 of them. I created a special limited bookplate and spent a whole day putting them in each copy myself. We had to alter the original image I did for it due to them being letter pressed, which really means Tom had to zoom in to something like 800% to erase a bunch of stippled dots. I heard it was a bunch of fun. So here's the original image and the finished bookplate.
You really have to see it in person though. The indent of the linework on that really nice cardstock is quite impressive. Tom even made up bookmarks to give away with each copy. I took a bunch home but he didn't give me tassels, I will have tassels soon though. Oh, if you want to see the machine the bookplates were made on here is a link to them being made. I guess there is a really nice letterpress shop just down the block from the gallery.
I was also fortunate to be interviewed by USAToday.com about the book and the show, here's a link to that. And an interview for Newsarama here. It's great to see so many people as excited about this as I am. I am so thankful so many people came out to the show, it really gets me excited to work on new stuff. Thank you, thank you everyone who came out to show your support, I will keep striving to create strange new things for your entertainment... and mine of course.