Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 2 months ago


  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Now two people “like” Kory’s Facebook page.
    Come on, I know more of you have Facebook accounts!

  3. LittleCatFeet

    LittleCatFeet said, 2 months ago

    gasps for air I’m back again. Phew!

    @ Zarniwoop: yes, “Walnuts and Gromit” was a flavor from “No Story, No Room”, the one that started it all for me. (Speaking of which, I’d LOVE to hear about the Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York! Yessiree, the book is good as on my shelf!)

    @Green Darkness: thanks for the terribly dapper dancing Lobsters, Blymie. :D It’s great to see you and everyone else again.

    grabs a carton each of Pomegranate Janet and Fanta Tollbooth Gotta get my fix. wink The summer’s been awfully full for me. There was that earthquake, for starters… I’m sorry I ever let myself be kept away…

    (I kid about the earthquake. Perhaps.

  4. LittleCatFeet

    LittleCatFeet said, 2 months ago

    Hmm. Looks like it’s a renamed NSNR.
    Well, that’s dandy! I think that’s one of the better stories to start other people on anyway. I guess I can see why the publishers might have wanted the name changed—not that there was anything wrong with the original title! Publishers are weird sometimes.

  5. DreamScourge

    DreamScourge said, 2 months ago

    Sigh! I can pre-order it but have to wait until 6 Oct 2015

  6. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 2 months ago

    It’s a Hard Sell, and I’m a push-over….

  7. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago


    Can you tell me what it’s titled? I am already “Friends” with him, and that’s the only page FB will let me bring up..

  8. cathybowers

    cathybowers said, 2 months ago

    Even though it’s a sales pitch, I still get tickled with the tease of artwork and Kory story.

  9. jiaojiao

    jiaojiao said, 2 months ago

    I searched for Kory Merritt on Facebook but can’t find your page??

  10. DreamScourge
  11. Korymerritt

    Korymerritt said, 2 months ago

    Hi folks! It be me!

    Sorry it’s been so long. As I said yesterday, it’s been busy, and I’m spending my down time trying to pursue this author/illustrator thing.

    Thanks for being a fun audience in the past, but this is where I truly need help – please! Help me turn “Jonathan York” into AMP’s sleeper hit. The initial print run is 5,000 copies. If that sells out, I get a second print run, plus the book is declared a success, and I’ll likely be able to publish other stories/books with AMP.

    And please – if you have the funds, by the hardcopy version, NOT the kindle/ebook (the publisher tracks the hardcopy sales, so kindle/ebook means little to me).

    Here’s the author Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/korymerrittauthor?ref=hl

    To better determine how many of you actually preordered the hardcopy book, I’m going to have a little competition/scavenger hunt-type thing this fall, just as the copies arrive (basically spotting certain cameos within the printed book). Winners will receive personalized original art.

    I do miss “LSoS” and “Cork,” but based on my recent work with publishers, I don’t think they’re capable of supporting a book run, which is why I’ve largely abandoned them. This book could prove me wrong (though I’m not holding my breath).

    And (last thing) if any of you have blogs or podcasts, I’d love any “York” promotion I can get. I doubt “GoComics” and “Kirkus Reviews” will be enough.

    So thanks again! Hope to hear from more of you soon!

  12. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago


    And the cat came back the very next day…

    So pleased that you found the latest offerings from Slynderfell’s, as I as was sure you would. I had meant to post another batch for so long, but kept putting it off for my own odd, unfathomable reasons. I was also eager to see you note which ones especially struck your fancy, as I also figured you would.

    Or… is it still Slynderfell’s? Did you notice on the ice cream carton yesterday how his name was crossed out and replaced with Kreelit’s? Don’t mistake me, I love Kreelit, he’s one of the best characters in all LSoS. It’s just that I don’t want Slynderfell to be erased, whatever his sins.

    Makes me wonder whether Flimm’s prediction is coming true after all:

    Do not forget me, Mr. Slynderfell. Those who forget me are themselves forgotten in time.

    As one who has long lived in fear of being erased, that always rings with the incomparable chill and blackness of the void.

  13. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago


    My first thought about the book was that it was a new story featuring Jonathan York, but closer examination reveals that, yes, it is actually NSNR (though Kory has slipped in at least one new panel). And I will say that I much prefer the original title, though I’m not at all surprised that Kory was forced to rename it.

    Ah, publishers… the confidence they display toward their creators’ taste and judgment is so heartening. (Does that sound heavily weighted with sarcasm? Yes, it does. And it is.) Another example: I’m still honked off by the blanded-out, genericized renaming of Heavenly Nostrils. Pah!

    Now that I’ve vented, I will say I agree that the story is a good one to start with. There may be a number of reasons you could think of, but I will mention just one: It has Blyme. [swoon] That’s a recommendation in itself.

    I hope you’re kidding about the earthquake! I’m not sure whether you’re speaking of a literal or figurative one, though damage resulting from the latter kind often goes deeper and is much harder to repair, if not always so obvious.

  14. W6BXQ, John

    W6BXQ, John said, 2 months ago

    At Amazon it’s $9.99 for Kindle and $9.18 for paperback. I think I’m going to get it in Kindle since books seem to lie around my house and get messed up by my cats, etc.

  15. SukieCrandall

    SukieCrandall said, 2 months ago

    The Kirkus search engine is horrid so insearched page by page. This book is currently on page three of the 2015 nominees in young readers’ books:

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