Book Release – The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet

It’s new book day at The Digital Press and we are thrilled to announce a partnership with Ad Astra Comix to bring to life the expanded digital version of The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet. The graphic novel was originally published in as a paper version earlier in 2018, and this expanded version includes several academic essays and an interview with the creators. Download the Expanded Digital Version of The Beast; Download the media kit;  Buy a paper copy of the book through AK Press; Read the LA Review of Books August review; — Official Press Release —…

Sneak Peek: The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet

Looking for something to read this weekend? Download this sneak preview of the expanded and digital edition of The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet. This graphic novel is a collaboration between Ad Astra Comix and The Digital Press to make their remarkable work available, for free, to a wider audience. You can buy the paper original from Ad Astra Comix directly, if you live in Canada, or from AK Press in the U.S. For our part of the deal, we teamed up with one of the project creators, Patrick McCurdy, to bring together three new essays, an…

New Books, Social Media, and Landmark Downloads

This fall looks to be an exciting one for The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. First, we have two new titles that should appear in the coming weeks: The extended digital version of Hugh Goldring, Nicole Burton, and Patrick McCurdy’s The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet which was originally published by Ad Astra Comix (and you can buy the print version here). There’s a great interview with the authors and creators of this work in the LA Review of Books. You can find the link on the book’s page at The Digital Press. We’re also very close to…

Covering The Beast and the LA Review of Books

I dedicated most of this weekend to production stuff for the next two books from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota: The Beast and Protesting on Bended Knee: Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America. While my work on Protesting involved adjusting margins and adding (and then revising) about 300 hyperlinks, my work on The Beast nudged us from a bunch of disassociated files to something that looks to all the world like a book! For those of you who don’t know what The Beast is about, it’s a book-length comic from Ad Astra Comix that tells the story of a couple who…

Workflows, Hybrids, and Design at The Digital Press

This weekend was largely turned over to work on two upcoming projects from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. When I first started the press, I swore that I keep things small, avoid having two projects in production at the same time, and build slowly.  Last year, I broke that rule and this fall, it seems like I’m breaking the rule again. I’m in production with Eric Burin’s Protesting on Bended Knee project and with Patrick McCurdy and Ad Astra Comix on the expanded, digital version of The Beast. Fortunately, the projects are both super cool and they’re challenging…