Robert has inscribed this copy ("4 Stephen") on the rear endpaper with a cool ink drawing.
A new full-length story "pear cider and cigarettes" by Vancouver-based illustrator and animator Robert Valley (he created the promo spot for The Beatles: Rock Band, Tron: Uprising, Love Death + Robots, Belushi). Everyone in the know seeks out Robert's stuff. This is part one of a story about a childhood friend of Robert's and it is amazing. He concludes the story in Massive Swerve #5. He adapted the story into an animated short which was nominated for an Academy Award.