The Bughouse Tour
Menage a Bughouse is a 408-page graphic novel collecting my trilogy of Bughouse graphic novels. Previously, Bughouse, Baja and Scalawag were issued on Top Shelf, and now they are being published in one massive volume from CO2.
I am hitting the road this July to promote Menage a Bughouse, kicking the tour off on July 11 at ADA Books in Providence, RI then moving on to MoCCA in New York for a publishing event featuring a Bughouse panel discussion as well as a performance of my country-punk tunes.
Here are the complete tour dates:
July 11, Ada Books, Providence, RI
July 12, MoCCA, New York City
July 14, Locust Moon Comics, Philadelphia, PA
July 17, Boxcar Books, Bloomington IN
July 18, Daydream Comics, Iowa City, IA
July 20, Time Warp Comics, Boulder, CO
July 25, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
July 28, Cosmic Monkey Comics, Portland, OR
Bughouse is the story of Jimmy Watts and his band of jazz playing bugs. The character driven story is set in a stylish “insect-noir” world, invoking an indigo-toned Manhattan of the early 1950s. Be-bop is king, and the alluring substance “bug juice” threatens to destroy the players against a backdrop of romance and intrigue.
The Tour is intended to promote my new book and put Bughouse on the map--I'm taking a shot a putting my work in the forefront of the indie graphic novel genre. But man, it's gonna take a lotta work and a bit of dinero. This will be a 10,000 mile haul, as I'm driving up from Oaxaca, where I live, just to get to the starting line. I'm respectfully requesting your help in floating this big undertaking.
It promises to be a great tour, with books and art available, and I'm also bringing my guitar along to play some Oaxacabilly (Oaxaca + rockabilly) music along the way!
Naturally, I have some fantastic perks to offer, not the least of which is Menage a Bughouse itself.
"Steve Lafler is a master cartoonist and his work is in a class by itself; an unpredictable amalgam of fun, intelligence, breeziness and glorious strangeness that keeps your eyes fed and your synapses sizzling."
Team on This Campaign: