This week is a new event, the INDY COMIC BOOK WEEK!
And I'll be participating with my local comic book chain, Things From Another World (and TFAW.com).
All of my books will be available at the TFAW stores in Oregon, as well as for 10% off on their website!!
I'll also be at the ICBW event they're hosting at their Portland/Hollywood store location, from 2 to 7PM!
As you may have heard, Diamond distribution is not shipping any new product to comic book shops this week (due to the holidays), so a grass roots effort was formed to put the focus for the week on independent comics, with participating creators, publishers, and retailers providing material for the racks in shops globally this week.
The ICBW website has much more info, and also a list of participating stores, so check that out HERE
From the site:
Indy Comic Book Week is not only an event but a call to action. Diamond Comic Distributors announced to comic shops that Diamond will not be shipping new comics for the last week of December. We challenge writers and artists to self publish new material for this week, and offer it to their local stores. We ask for retailers to take this as an opportunity to showcase local independent talent on the new release shelves. We encourage fans to break from their buying habits and try something new.This is a great event and opportunity folks. Every week shops are buried in mainstream comics... Hey, don't get me wrong, there's lots of good stuff there, but with 10 X-Men titles, 5 Avengers, a dozen Bat books, a half dozen Green Lanterns, etc etc, independent comic book gems are often overlooked, or simply can't be brought home because folks have spent their cash on the regular stuff (not to mention, are increasingly not even being offered). Well, here's your chance to try something different!
If you've thought about picking up one of my books but haven't before, here's a week you could afford to give one a shot.
From my own self published comic Super Real, to books I've published for other creators like Gnome, Wolves of Odin, and Zombie Tramp.
Or how about that super cool over-sized Pulp Girls limited edition convention book that offers a look at my epic new project (while supplies last)?
There's plenty to choose from, and you can get them all from me via my websites:
or even from TFAW.com at 10% (or in person if you're in the Portland, OR area)
Maybe there's something else you've had your eye on.
Well, get out there and try some indy comics!
And hey, from my own personal experience, if you already dig a bunch of indy stuff, there's never enough money or time to try all the ones you'd like... so go for it!
Support independent comics, and creators, who do this for the love and passion of comics and art!!! But lord knows we can all use the cash too! ;)