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Notes From the Underground
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March 9th, 2010:

Hey, look, it's only been a month! Today I posted three reviews from our reviewers Dylan Thompson and Laura Repáraz. They actually wrote them last year (I hope it was still just last year), so I hope they'll forgive me that I'm posting them under 2010. I put Regina Scott's interview on the main interview page (oops!) - Not only that, but I also inquired with an author about doing an interview, so our "Recent Interviews" page won't be two years old. If I weren't going off to bed, I'd watch another Humphrey Bogart film while I caught up on book pictures. Maybe soon.

I still need to pull the hard drive from the computer with all the 24-Hour Comic Day pages - just need to figure out which computer to hook it up to. Dangling participles blah blah blah.

PS: Charley was at the store today, so he does still exist, for all of you doubting Thomasinas. Did you notice our wonderful maintenance man, Victor, got our lights to stop flickering? Hurray for not having seizures while browsing. Cheers.


February 7th, 2010:

We'll have no excuses about being busy - it's been far too long since this has been updated. But I fixed some bugs with the calendar page, and the Games and Comics main pages are now up. We've got new inventory every week and are finalizing our preparations for RadCon next weekend.


August 17, 2008:

Well, it's been a great year, and an obviously busy one, since we got this up just before a year had passed.

We now carry over 1500 board games, card games, and puzzles; 3300+ Used LPs, almost 600 titles in new vinyl; 700+ miscellaneous items including T-Shirts, gaming and comic supplies, and vinyl toys and figures. Our latest vinyl toys are the TokiDoki Cactus Pups and Strangeco's Vivisect Playset. We also carry Moofia, Peecol, and Jim Henson's City Critters, as well as Labbits, Domos, Quees, and sci-fi or comic related action figures too numerous to mention.

We've got eight gaming tables set up and play host to Magic the Gathering tournaments (we're sanctioned for FNM and Pre-Release events), WizKids (Pirates, Clix, etc), UFS, D&D, Warmachine, Warhammer and Games Workshop games (including 40K and Bloodbowl), and miscellaneous board games and card games played by the Mid-Columbia Board Game League and other everyday gamers. We hope to create an extensive gaming area in the back of our store, but that will take at least another year.

We've done several interviews over the year, with David Rees, Joe Pekar, Patrick Rothfuss, and David Anthony Durham. Stay tuned for the transcript of Amanda's interview with Tim Harnett.

If you're a frequent in-store shopper, you will have noticed our Recent Arrival shelves (labeled Tuesday - Saturday. Unfortunately, due to rising demand for graphic novels we are doing away with the Recent Arrival shelves. We'll still keep the last day's entry on display, but it will be restocked every day instead of every week. We're a bit sorry to see it go, but it will give us much needed room for more graphic novels (essentially bound comic books following a given storyline) from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, independents like Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Dynamite, Top Cow, Oni Press, and much much more.

We're also finally getting our website updated with our new look (including the white rabbit!). Of course, some color schemes are still in transition, but we hope to get these updated soon. Our search results now account for different item types, since we carry so much more than books these days. The Advanced Search page doesn't differentiate between item types yet, but we're working on that, too. Last, but not least, we've created subscription pages for MTG (Magic the Gathering) and RPG players, and we have an events calendar to keep you updated on everything in the store.

On a side note, we've got Watchmen and Breaking Dawn back in stock!


August 29, 2007:

Our storefront is open! We opened June 2nd, 2007 and we are open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Pacific time every day. We've got almost ten-thousand square feet of space filled with new, used, discount, rare, out-of-print books, records (yes, vinyl!), CDs, board games, card games, and art. Given our extensive hours, you've got no reason not to come and visit our shop (at 1391 George Washington Way in Richland, Washington), but unfortunately this means we haven't been putting as much time into the website.

We've still put up a few interviews, and we're adding new inventory every day. We decided, however, that maintaining an active inventory of comics was too much. We still sell them in-store, but anything we list online right now is just informational, and no comics should be considered active stock.


January 31, 2007: Logan's interview with skeptic Dr. Michael Shermer is now available.

His website is at skeptic.com
 
January 30, 2007 : You can now subscribe to our newsletter here:
http://www.advunderground.com/list/?p=subscribe

To help fight spammers, you will need to confirm your address (otherwise we'll send only one email). If you're already on our mailing list, you won't need to confirm your address.

You can also unsubscribe here:
http://www.advunderground.com/list/?p=unsubscribe

Logan's interview with illustrator Anne Yvonne Gilbert is now available.
 
December 20, 2006: Ooh - looks like we haven't posted in awhile. Thanks to all of you keeping us busy with orders this holiday season.

In November Logan interviewed Wes Lowe, an illustrator with an emphasis on advertising, and Amanda interviewed Lane Smith, the quirky author and illustrator of such books as The Happy Hocky Family, and collaborator with Jon Scieszka on numerous books (The Stinky Cheese Man... for instance).

We just posted this month's interview with Barry Downard, a photo-based illustrator with a great love of Photoshop and his fellow earth-inhabitants.

In the coming months look for an updated mailing list system, enhanced search results, and the opportunity to post reviews for comics, and as always, more and more books and comics, new and used. Happy Holidays!
 
October 5, 2006: We've posted our October newsletter. Newsletters will soon be emailed to those on our mailing list.
 
September, 2006: Logan's interview with Clyde Caldwell is now available.

We've put up numerous science fiction / fantasy art prints and portfolios by Clyde Caldwell, Brian Froud, Archie Dickens, Robert Gould, and many more! You can find them here.

Also available are many Adults Only titles from NBM Publishing, SQP, Inc., as well as some Tijuana Bibles. Browse some of these here.
 
August 8, 2006: Fixed a bug on inventory pages that were incorrectly displaying "Signed by Artist".
 
August 6, 2006: Fixed a bug in checkout. Free Shipping is now a valid shipping cost, and orders can be completed.
 
July 25, 2006: Logan's interviews with Richard Sala and David Petersen are now available.
 
July 17, 2006: We're clearing out our CGC comics! Check out our auctions on ebay.

We've got three first printings of Mouse Guard, by David Petersen, an original page from a comic, an original page from Hate, by Peter Bagge, and a set of nine diaries up for bid.

Bid early, bid often, and don't miss out on these great items!
 
July 11, 2006: Our first newsletter is available for download.
 
July 10, 2006: Created this news page: postings of content and functionality updates to our site, including interviews; book, author, and artist resources; search enhancements; and other exciting things.

Titles listing for recent comic arrivals are now sorted by date.
 
July 7, 2006: Revised comic search and browse capabilities. You can now view recent comic listings.
June 30, 2006: Published Logan's interview with Peter Bagge.
Previously: Added listings for Ken Kelly prints, Larry Elmore prints, and numerous University of Oklahoma Press titles.

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