Chris Pitzer looks back on his nine years of publishing at AdHouse Books — from Pulpatoon Pilgrimage and on through such coveted art books as Pulphope and Process Recess to acclaimed works like Duncan the Wonder Dog and Skyscrapers of the Midwest. With stops for Afrodisiac and PopeHats and more. Even goofy stuff like the Mort Grim, a comic book about cars.

Each year’s output from AdHouse will only take up a few inches on your bookshelf — but those are precious inches. What a great lineup of strongly individual visions and wonderful stories, each presented in a well-designed format.

AND Pitzer has started his own distribution business, AdHouse Distro, for similarly elegant works. PLUS he has one of the best blogs with the finest photo reports of indie events. AND he’s one of the nicest guys in comics.

Quality people, quality comics. That’s why we like this artform. Here’s to nine more years for Chris and AdHouse.