UMBRAL #1 went on sale today.
We’ve been truly overwhelmed by the response. THANK YOU to everyone who read and enjoyed it! We’re just getting started on a long journey, so we hope you’ll stick with us.
If you’re still on the fence, here are some more nice people saying exceedingly nice things about UMBRAL #1:
Comic Book Resources:
Adventures in Poor Taste:
Word of the Nerd:
Seriously. Just overwhelmed.
My quote: “Buy this fucker”
“There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!”
The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, California
This place is on my bucket list to visit.
this is the only place i buy books from anymore ((and im going there tomorrow i need some new trashy romance novels)))
cool fact: up on the second floor, 1 book only costs $1. and the amount of cool books up there is endlessssss. so if you have $5 to spend well lucky you
this place is literally beautiful.
Are we going to talk about the person without a head?
This looks incredible. I feel like I’m going to buy myself & maybe my partner a ticket to California next year and go absolutely nuts here.
Ohana! We need to go here ASAP!
ill go sometime this week because lucky me i live in los angeles
Last night we visited the book fair at Charlie’s elementary school. After perusing the shelves, he chose Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl comic. I balked, feeling compelled to coach him toward a book that I felt was more substantial, less comic-y, more “readerly” … Then I remembered Neil Gaiman’s warning about pushing my reading choices on him, rather than endorsing and encouraging books that he will be thrilled to go home and devour.
So I paused, and then said, “Neil Gaiman says you can get the book you’re excited to read.” And I was excited that he chose a book about a spacegirl, and Charlie agreed to read aloud to me from it, and we went home happy, and I am so looking forward to reading Zita this weekend.
A church turned into a library
In Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, the Ex Convento de San Agustín is now the Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.
The church, built in 1576 by Augustinian friars, functioned as a convent until around 1850. After that the building was in charge of the Masons, the state of Michoacán government and the municipal government until it was abandoned.
In 1936, president Lázaro Cárdenas instructed to use the building for the Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.
The place where the altar used to be is occupied by a beautiful mural made by the talented and renowned architect and painter Juan O’Gorman.
The mural, signed in 1942, tells the story of Michoacán from the Purépechas and their dominion, to Independence , through Vasco de Quiroga and a clear reference to Thomas More's Utopia, idea which inspired Vasco de Quiroga’s work in Michoacán.
Photographs and information by Beco (Alberto Alcocer)