I’m currently knee-deep in research, so I thought I would post an update on one of my current projects and share a couple links that I believe all small press creators will find interesting.
If you were hoping to read a continuation of the Alternate Distribution series, I apologize for the delay.
It’s a Wrap
All five issues of IDW’s upcoming American McGee’s Grimm mini-series have been written and approved by IDW and American McGee.
In fact, Grimm issue 1 is available for pre-order in February’s Previews! The Diamond Order Code for the first issue is: FEB09 4315. Whether you are familiar with the game or not, you will bite a cyanide capsule or jump off a bridge if you miss this series!
God love Newsarama and Matt Brady–but it’s been more than a week since my new Grimm-licious interview was turned in and it has still not been posted. I’ll let you know as soon as the story butt-stomps its way to Newsarama’s page.
In the meantime, I will share this with you–my beloved reader–first: Behold the awesome glory that is the Ben Templesmith issue 1 variant cover…
Each issue will feature a cover by series artist Grant Bond and a Templesmith variant cover, so please let your retailer know you’d like to have one of each!
“2009: The Worst Year For Publishing in Decades”
The title of this section comes from an article by Peter Olson posted on Publishers Weekly’s website earlier this month. I realize the story is not directly about comic books, but my point is that the entire world of printed media is facing a crisis. As such, I believe it is a grim portent of what is to come for our beloved medium.
Unless we change now, that is.
Newsarama has just posted an interview with Lance Stahlberg, Director of Haven Distribution. It’s a pretty in-depth interview, so do check it out. It appears Haven will be an excellent distribution option for small press publishers in association with other options.
Remember: having only one option is never good.
Are You Still Here?
That’s all I have time for today. As I said, I am speaking with several people and gathering more information in regards to alternate distribution options. I hope to post some of that information tomorrow.
Thank you for reading!