Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Release: The Cruffin and Muffnut -Alex Hahn [Portmanteaux]

Cover image for the book The Cruffin and Muffnut by Alex Hahn
Ttile: The Cruffin and Muffnut

Author: Alex Hahn
Illustrator: Alex Hahn
Series: Muffnut

Published: 30/04/14
Publisher: Portmanteaux Picture Books
ISBN: 978-0-9562117-4-3
Edition: First printing -200 copies
RRP: £6.95

Pages: 76 (including covers)
Dimensions: 130mm x 185mm
Binding: Paperback/Perfect Bound
Details: Fully illustrated black and white interior art

Meet Muffnut (the seamless fusion of muffin & doughnut) our lovestruck hero, pining after the affection of his French fancy the Cruffin (she’s actually a …you can work it out) who,unfortunately, doesn’t seem to be interested at all.

A fresh take on a timeless theme; this tasty tale of unrequited love, made with metaphorical muffins -seasoned with moments of truth -is for anyone whose feelings weren’t reciprocated -or those who really like cake!

Brought to you by the AOI featured author & illustrator of the long running autobiographical comic Post Conatus & creator of Blop -everyone’s favourite Martian!

Availability: in-print 

Buy from: (Print Version) 
Kindle Version (TBA)

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

January special offer at Etsy!

Alex's Etsy store is now offering a special deal until the end of January: Spend over £3.99 on two or more items and get a one of the last remaining copies of Alex Hahn Publishing's first ever book: Jammy-Lammy FOR FREE!!

There's no better time to check out some of Alex Hahn's great books and prints!

Jammy-Lammy has an rrp of £6.99 and is currently on sale for £3.99 on Etsy and £6.42 on Amazon

Friday, 29 November 2013

Thought Bubble 2013 -Thanks for coming!

 Alex Hahn Publishing returns from a successful weekend exhibiting at Leed's famous Thought Bubble convention. The table was manned by the award winning Dom McKenzie as well as Alex himself and -everyone's favourite MartianBlop (though the third man was only a cardboard cut-out).

'We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our table over the weekend; it was great to meet people interested in small-press, chat to you and an extra big thanks to those of you who bought stuff!'

Alex hopes to exhibit again next year, as well as at other shows during 2014. 
If you missed us, or would like to purchase some of the remaining stock, please follow the links below:



Other Products:

And Dom's Paradise Lost? can be bought here!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Alex Hahn Publishing at Thought Bubble 2013

Alex Hahn Publishing is proud to announce that Alex will be at this year's Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds. On the 23rd and 24th of November, Alex will have a table in the Allied London Hall, where you can buy books, comics, prints, artwork and other exciting merchandise to be announced! There'll be some cool freebies and you get to meet the creator of Blop -everyone's favourite Martian- himself!

See you there!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

To infinity...and Utah!

it's either the care in the design that people are interested in, or maybe the character, or both.

After a great week's sales of Space Please! -the limited edition zine about one man's quest to reach space- Alex Hahn Small Press is excited to announce that work is underway for a follow-up:

"'Space Please!' has always been one of my most successful books, accounting for most of my sales on Etsy; I've literally sent copies all over the world! I'm really happy that so many people have responded to this little set.
In 2011 I had made a set of cartoons for an article in a science magazine: the subject was the space elevator, which is exciting, but the article wasn't -only description and explanation of the various ways it might be built. To me, the underlying theme of the piece was getting people into space, so I wanted to take a humorous approach to compliment the arid article... to the editor, a photograph seemed more appropriate. I had fun working on those little sketches (I made all of them in an A6 Moleskine whilst at my Sunday job at the museum) and wanted to get them out there.
University piqued my interest in zines and batch publishing, so I saw this as an opportunity to make something a little different to a small white photocopied booklet with a staple in the spine and some funny scribbles inside. I played with quite a bit of paper and eventually came out with this set of three zine/posters on colourful paper that looked like nothing I had seen before. I think it's either the care in the design that people are interested in, or maybe the character, or both.
I've resisted making a similar set for quite a while as I don't want to make something that would feel formulaic, or flippant. So I let the idea of a Space Please sequel sit in my head until recently. I've been playing with lots of paper again and hopefully I'll come out with something that looks as nice -or better!
I can say, so far, that the new zine(s) will have a more narrative focus, be bigger in size and each booklet will work in a unique way...but as for a release date: keep watching the skies!"
-Alex Hahn 18.5.13

Space Please has been bought by customers all across the world including: France, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand!
For now, there are still copies available from Etsy. Keep checking back here for news of its sequel as well as other great books and zines from Alex Hahn!

Friday, 29 March 2013

Special Offer: Blop Vs. The Cyclops!

To celebrate the publication of Blop vs. the Cyclops on Amazon Kindle, all purchases of the book from Alex Hahn's Etsy shop will be accompanied by the Kindle version -for free! The offer will run until 19.04.13 so grab your copy now!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Blop vs. the Cyclops on Kindle!

After a lot of time spent carefully re-formatting the popular comic Blop vs. the Cyclops for a digital format, Alex Hahn Publishing is proud to announce the release of Blop vs. the Cyclops for Kindle!

"The Amazon Kindle comes with its own set of challenges and benefits for displaying image content...While it's tempting to just recreate the page layout on-screen, this can lead to low resolution hard-to-read images, even when the actual resolution of the images was greater than the files the physical version was printed from. The shape of the screen lends itself quite well to the rectangular format of the panels, so choosing a panel-by-panel approach seemed the best option -the panel almost fills the entire screen in landscape mode! This allowed for much more detail and clarity in the images. The older Kindle devices display only single panels (the Kindle fire should display two, in portrait mode) so as the reader turns the page, the panels can be seen to animate, especially in the sequences using moment-to-moment transitions. I'm excited about how this book looks and the format makes reading the story a different experience -to its merit- from the physical book and will the the bar I set for all future digital adaptations of my works."

Blop vs. the Cyclops is available to download straight to your Kindle for less than £2!! Get yours now!