News

July 2008

We've been running some pieces in The New Yorker lately. One. Two.

We have a print-only strip in the August edition of GQ magazine. Some kid has probably scanned it into Google.

February 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Dark Horse to publish Great Outdoor Fight hardcover.

January 2008

Achewood is TIME's No. 1 Graphic Novel for 2007.

November 2007

Our Halloween strip in the SF Weekly.

September 2007

There Goes a Special Boy
We mourn the loss of Adam Finley — journalist, early champion of Achewood. Adam's 2003 interview with us is here.

August 2007

Interview in The Onion's AV Club

Achewood in The Economist's Intelligent Life

July 2007

Achewood in Entertainment Weekly

Chris Onstad's Ray Smuckles columns in the Sydney Daily Telegraph:

May 2007

Interview in TACO

Interview in Orato

April 2007

Achewood in the Huffington Post.

Achewood in Salon, also: Salon runs two of our Cookbook recipes 1, 2.

March 2007

Achewood is in TIME again, this time in the print edition (cover date: 4/2/2007).

Achewood writeup at Chow.com.

January 2007

TIME Magazine on Achewood.

TIME's follow-up.

A second TIME columnist riffs on Achewood.

December 2006

All Achewood strip dialogue is now searchable, courtesy of the elegant OhNoRobot search service. Thanks to our readers, nearly 95% of our approximately 1,100 strips were transcribed within twenty-four hours.

August 2006

The Onion, AV Club Blog.

July 2006

Eight-page interview with Chris Onstad in The Comics Journal's 30th anniversary issue, #277.

January 2006

Achewood in Nerve as a "new radical." Or maybe it was 2005. The staying power of internet press makes Warhol's fifteen minutes sound generous.

September 2005

9/20 New Brian Palmer Interview. Other good reads: David Cross, Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship)

9/16: You made it possible for us to raise our goal of $500USD for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts! Thank you to everyone who chipped in. Your response was overwhelming and inspiring.

9/6: For the period 9/6 - 9/16, Achewood is donating 10% of its shop sales (up to $500USD, excluding shipping/handling and sales tax) to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The donation will be made to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Thank you for your support!

April 2005

Writeup in the Brown University Indy

March 2005

Achewood writeup at Ruminator.

February 2005

Some new press at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Achewood is tackled by The Yale Herald.

January 2005

Achewood is tackled by The Ubyssey, out of the University of British Columbia.

Achewood is tackled by The New Partisan.

December 2004

Achewood takes up a few column inches in Comics Journal issue #264 - Journalista dept.

July 12, 2004

A review in the Webcomics Examiner pinpoints the dual nature of Achewood: simultaneously funny and not funny.

June 12, 2004

Philippe attends a synthpop concert and even spends some time covering the mic.

May 01, 2004

A previously subscriber-only Serializer.net Achewood strip is available in full color in the new Hi-Horse Omnibus.

April 30, 2004

Ray's Place turns one! Twelve months later, Ray still has the same balanced, considered style you've grown to know and read. Happy Anniversary, chochacho.

April 15, 2004

Dave Barry: "I am, in fact, a big Achewood fan."

April 14, 2004

Achewood reviewed in The Comics Journal #259

April 14, 2004

Pick up the new Fugue Magazine for a beautiful 4-page Achewood spread + interview

December, 2003

Volume III is released. This initial run of books is hand stamped by the author as a first edition, with the Achewater Publishing imprint.

October 01, 2003

Achewood celebrates its second anniversary. In two years Achewood has generated nearly five hundred strips, five books (three published and two in production), and has shipped thousands of orders to customers on six continents.

We extend a sincere thanks to our fans for making it all possible.

September 08, 2003

PHILIPPE STANDS ON IT IN BOSTON
Achewood recently took drink with U.S. east coast recording legends Lifestyle and Freezepop. Photo taken at the Omni Parker House Hotel by Freezepop.

August 19, 2003

Weezer mentions Achewood on their website (scroll to 8/19 entry, which links to the 8/13/2003 strip).

August 7, 2003

The Achewood Shop reaches the 1,300 customer mark!

June 11, 2003

Ray's Place, a weekly column by Achewood character Ray, switches to an advice column format. It receives several hundred letters in its first week. Ray's Place runs Tuesdays.

May 5, 2003

We relaunch with a new look and our most ambitious store to date. Our Spring lineup includes seven new designs available on thirteen styles of garment. Additionally we now offer faster turnaround times, more customer service operators and upgraded shipping materials.

April, 2003

Achewood's grant proposal is officially rejected by the Xeric Foundation.

March 24 through April 2, 2003

Nine guest artists contribute Achewood strips for a guest week which is so relaxing that it lasts nine days.

November 6, 2002

Our apparel store has closed for a bit, to reopen approximately on November 11. The store will be freshly equipped for the holidays, featuring smart new merchandise (including the Volume II pre-order) and the guarantee that all orders, placed by a certain date, will ship in time for gift-giving.

October 1, 2002

On October 1, 2001, a humble Achewood launched with some dialogue about a drum machine and no clear punchline. It was not certain how long the experiment would last. One year and 233 strips later, Achewood still fails to show a reliable format and its abandonment is considered nightly. Shirts and Pullovers go on sale for a brief time, in celebration.

June 1, 2002

Achewood is mentioned in the Abercrombie and Fitch Quarterly Catalog, in an article by ardent reader and renowned fashion journalist Sean T. Collins.

April 2, 2002

Congratulations, Achewood, on reaching something like 130 strips. It is your 130-strip anniversary.

April 1, 2002

Congratulations to the Achewood submissions packet on being formally rejected by Fantagraphics Books.

January 11, 2002

Achewood will appear in the February issue (#241) of The Comics Journal. TCJ is the journalistic arm of Fantagraphics Books, publishers of The Acme Novelty Library, Frank, Maakies and the works of Robert Crumb and Dan Clowes.

Achewood will appear in the form of a paid advertisement for Achewood. It cost $100.