In a recent blog post, David Shapiro points out a couple or minor errors in the story the The Oregonian ran about his new Portland publishing company, Craigmore Creations—but he’s definitely not complaining. “The story is well written and it is our first major press appearance,” he writes.
Shapiro started Craigmore Creations when he couldn’t get New York publishers to bite on his graphic novel about the great Lake Missoula flood of the Ice Age. Terra Tempo: Ice Age Cataclysm! is Craigmore’s first publication, and the project’s unique marriage of science, adventure and art suggests a niche publishing hit. Shapiro’s blog response notes how the Oregonian piece inspired a flood of hits on the company’s website and an influx of orders, including a call from a bookstore in Pendleton.
NWBL had a hunch that the store must be Armchair Books and contacted the owner, Terry Dallas. “The whole idea of a graphic novel about geology was mind-bending to me!” Dallas said. She explained that the first copy was a special order, and they added a second for the shop. That one sold before she could sneak in a full read, so she’ll have to wait for the next order. “I hope [the book] will encourage lots of people to find out about Lake Missoula and our geologic history in the Northwest.”