I am delighted to offer you something very special. From today you are welcome to download a FREE PDF of SALSA INVERTEBRAXA! You read right! The entire PDF, from cover to cover, in full-colour glory, is online at the Official Pecksniff Press website.
There will be another very special announcement soon, regarding the few Hardback First Edition copies of the book left in our depot in HK, stay tuned for that one!
For those of you who bought Salsa Invertebraxa already, some of the writing has been revised, so you can enjoy the whole adventure again with a fresh take on those Seussian-whimsies.
I will leave the PDF up long enough for everyone to grab it, its a prelude hopefully to a proper e-book version.
I've been a busy bod, so its taking longer than expected. Quality must be maintained
For anyone who's wondering what on earth Salsa Invertebraxa is about .....
"An Award Winning graphic novel unlike any other, Salsa Invertebraxa is an Alice in Wonderland for insects, an epic adventure set in an imaginary world as two tiny companions set out on an odyssey of discovery and wonder. With one antenna listening out for the armies competing for dominance on the forest floor, the two friends encounter strange new species of insect among surreal gardens of terrestrial delights. At nightfall, their mischief takes on a mysterious and foreboding turn as they attempt to steal eggs from monstrous super-predators, disturbing the fragile tranquillity of this bizarre Eden.
After an incubation of 15 years, Mozchops has exquisitely crafted over 200 paintings to tell this story of a beautiful and dangerous world. Salsa Invertebraxa won awards for Best Art/Artist and Cover Art at the 9th AICN Annual A$$ies Awards, and was shortlisted for Best Graphic Novel 2012 by the Aurealis Awards, the premier Australian fantasy book prize."
"The gorgeously illustrated book Salsa Invertebraxa, by Paul "Mozchops" Phippen, is like nothing you've ever seen before. Written in crazy, Dr. Seuss-style rhyme, it's the half-fantasy, half-hard science story of a jungle full of insects who will do anything to survive. Including go to war." Annallee Newitz, io9.com
"Mozchop's SALSA INVERTEBRAXA is a prime example of visual storytelling, each page a piece of high art. Mozchops finds beauty in insects, bringing their world to life with a magical combination of verisimilitude and bold colors. " Lyzard, @ Aint it Cool Comics.
"So what is 'Salsa invertebraxa'? You could describe it as a 'graphic novel' telling the story of two insects, comrades from different species travelling through a forest. They are pranksters, stealing eggs from spiders and centipedes. They adorn themselves with the moulted exoskeleton from a cicada-like insect. Decked out in such fashion, they capture colourful caterpillars, suspend them from threads and ride them through the air as if they themselves are knights in armour sitting on war horses. " planetfuraha.blogspot.com/2012/07/salsa-invertebraxa.html
"...a high quality, ecologically conscious printing that is one of the best coffee table books you may ever encounter as well as a graphic novel laced together by an unconventional narrative poem. The written text is one part Dr. Seuss, one part Lewis Carroll,and other parts Walt Whitman and William Blake. The images are illustrations in a sequence but can stand alone as works of art by a master of digital painting. Mozchops has a mind as original as Dali or Hieronymous Bosch so his canvasses radiate with unexpected imagery. " - Clark Carlton, Author of Prophets of the Ghost Ants.
Thanks for watching, and let me know what your thoughts are on the book if this is the first time you've read it.