Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
I had several Facebook Friends thank me for publicizing the current 'Indy Comic Book Week' that started December 27th....
Since today, December 30th, 2009 would be a 'new comics day' at your LCBS, I am repeating the blog post here with a few updates. Here is the press release for this current event:
"Indy Comic Book Week is not only an event, but also a call to action.
Diamond Comic Distributors announced they will not ship any new comics for the last week of December. This company is the primary distributor of comic books in North America. What some would call a sad week without our favorite mainstream titles, we are calling an opportunity. This vacancy allows independent and small press comic book creators to claim this week as their own.
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.
Raise your fist and proudly declare that comic books are more than an industry, more than a handful of corporations – it is a creative outlet for independent-minded artists and storytellers. This last week of 2009 belongs to you. Power to the people. Right on."
I've been blogging about many indy comic books, both one-shots and mini-series, since beginning this blog back in June of 2006. So I am pleased to see others taking the lead in promoting indy comics at the end of this year!
I have been blogging about newer indy comics series that I picked up at recent comic cons right here at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com for the past few weeks, only stopping to mention the changes that Tina and I are doing in our websites for the year 2010. (See yesterday's blog for news on those developments.)
You can follow what is happening this week and how you can participate in 'Indy Comic Book Week' by checking out the details at:
For our part...Tina and I will be having all the independents comics / graphic novels that we have ready to be sold listed in our online store at:
My thanks to those that informed me of this upcoming event, including Jiba Molei Anderson, so I could blog about it here in my Blog! Jiba tells me that his newest work: "The Horsemen: Book of Olorun" is in select stores Dec. 30 for Indy Comic Book Week. I have blogged about his latest creation here at this earlier review blog. For more info on his works check out his 'Horsemen Graphic Novel Facebook Fan Page'!
BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"
AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts! We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.
~ Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com