Monday, June 18, 2012

The Work I Should Be Doing

With Legends of Zita the Spacegirl a little more than two months away from it's release date, I should be working on all kinds of extras to post here, and otherwise spreading the word. And while I have been arranging for some interviews and things, mostly these days I've been immersed in writing and drawing the third Zita book. That's a good sign: that I'm enjoying the work so much that it's hard to focus on other parts of the job.

But that's not all. I've also been in touch with BAO Publishing, the Italian publisher for the Zita books. I discovered to my surprise that Zita: Ragazza dello spazio will be published this very summer. With luck I will even be able to do some signings and things here in Italy, later in the season. It's very exciting, and all the more because I had not expected it to be published here this year. Have a look at the Italian cover:

But I won't forget Legends. Look for news, art, and extras here soon. Plus, hopefully, I'll be raffling off a couple of signed-and-drawn-in copies! (so what do you guys think of that cover? It's got pink!)

13 comments:

Dessi said...

It looks capital!! I love it, well we all love it!!! The children love to look trough your art:))

Mikaela D'Eigh said...

Ben ~ spectacular! Can't wait to buy the book when it comes out!

Niall said...

Awesome... I'd love an Italian copy!

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Dessi!

Mikaela thank you too! If I pull off this giveaway you might get a free copy! Here's a link to the one I did for the last book:

http://letflythecannons.blogspot.it/2010/12/great-zita-spacegirl-jolly-giveaway.html

Ben Hatke said...

Niall, ha ha. I'll try to bring some home!

--B

Katy Hichborn said...

Love reading Zita with the grandchildren!

Anonymous said...

Iwant the Italian version!! Can I buy it on Amazon?
See you soon. It sure has been crazy around here with our new little Elka! This family has girls all over!!
Love, Mama

kevinmcevoy said...

I love the cover!

anna said...

evviva! finalmente รจ arrivata Zita!!! Bella copertina!
ciao!

Anonymous said...

Well, it certainly is...Italian

Daniela said...

I definitely want the Italian version for the kids....we can have a book signing in Gravagna, maybe for the festa al campo sportivo in August....

Ben Hatke said...

I'll let you know when I get my hands on some copies. They sent me a PDF of the interiors and it's so funny to read basically the same thing in Italian.

Reading a translation of my comics in a language I am semi-proficient in is an experience that is ...hard to describe.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

That's Awesome! Congrats!