AdHouse Books

AdHouse Books was an independent comic book publisher based in Richmond, Virginia. It was founded in 2002 by graphic designer Chris Pitzer.

AdHouse Books
FounderChris Pitzer
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationRichmond, Virginia
DistributionDiamond Book Distributors (books)[1]
Publication typesGraphic novels, Comic books

AdHouse was known primarily as a publisher of graphic novels, beginning with 2002's Pulpatoon: Pilgrimage, traditional comic book series, and art books, including James Jean's Process Recess;

The company announced on July 14th 2021 that it would cease publications after its 101st book. The company would then take 2022 to visit as many shows, conventions, festivals, etc., as they could. Among the reasons, Pitzer mentioned his older age, as well as "low sales on recent releases, uneasiness about the crowdfunding model, and the lack of conventions due to the COVID-19 pandemic."[2]

Graphic novels and single issue comicsEdit

Art booksEdit


In 2004, AdHouse's Project: Telstar received Domtar Paper's Kudos Award for Excellence. The anthology was also nominated for several other awards, including Best Anthology and Special Award for Excellence in Presentation by the Harvey Awards, and Best Anthology and Best Publication Design by the Eisner Awards.

AdHouse's first publication, Pulpatoon Pilgrimage, won the 2002 Small Press Expo Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut and the 2002 Ninth Art Lighthouse Award for Debut Book, and was nominated for a 2003 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel.


  1. ^ Our Publishers
  2. ^ Arrant, Chris (July 23, 2021). "AdHouse Books closing after 20 years and 100 books". gamesradar. Retrieved 24 July 2021.

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