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  • Hello

    I am the founder of the "NW Christian Comic Alliance" and I will be setting up a table at the "Rose City comic-Con" on September 21st & 22nd
    I would love to display any comics, flyers, business cards to promote you work.
    Please let me know.

    In His Grip
    Kerry Tarpley

  • my Book 8 Bit pulp is out through Amazon.

  • Hello CCAS Publishers!  

    New to this forum and want to share our FREE comic books!!  Our MEGABOOK anthology is over 600 pages of free reading alone!  Enjoy!

    Pick your favorite distributor.  MEGABOOK M2 is on DriveThru, MDC and Balloon'd (soon to be on Graphicly).

    DriveThru Comics
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  • Hi! I haven't come in here in quite a while and thought I'd touch base with all of you.

    Indie Comics Magazine has been published and offered through Diamond for two years now.
    http://indiecomicsmagazine.com/
    Our goal is to introduce independent comic book creators to the Diamond audience and beyond with 8-page, done-in-one stories, news release program, click through from our website, and video preview.

    To receive pro-specific Indie Comics Magazine info beyond the fan info, join the Pro Email List:
    http://indiecomicsmagazine.com/pro.html
    You can opt out at any time.

    The buy-in details and our numbers are under "Submissions."
    http://www.aazurn.com/ICM.html

    Affordable Showcase Ads are explained here.
    http://www.aazurn.com/advertise.html

    Themed books work well for us -- Indie Comics Horror #1 is available from September's Previews NOW under Aazurn Publishing -- and a Christian-themed Indie Comics Magazine, or an Indie Comics Christian #1, would be super. I just need to line up 8 creators!

    Read through "Submissions," then I'm here for questions!

    Gary Scott Beatty
    Indie Comics Magazine
    Xeric Awarded Writer and Illustrator
    Comic Book Coloring and Lettering
    1509 Princeton Rd.
    Muskegon, MI 49441
    http://indiecomicsmagazine.com
    indiecomicsmagazine@yahoo.com

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    Indie Comics Horror #1 is 48 pages of the best horror from today's independent comic book creators. Six complete stories in this issue. No huge overprint, no digital version, no subscriptions, September's Previews comic book order magazine, under Aazurn Publishing, at your local or online comic shop is the ONLY way readers can get Indie Comics Horror #1! Check out the video preview with music by the appropriately indie Chantron, at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com/


    Indie Comics Magazine
  • Looking to publish my art in an organic form. Any idea of what a startup costs to get my work out there so I can budget?

  • K.J. Kolka's Long-Running Strip to Appear in the New Indie Comics Magazine

    Indie Comics Magazine Editor Gary Scott Beatty recently announced K.J. (Kurt) Kolka's long-running comic strip The Cardinal will appear in an eight page story in the new comic book, scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors' January 2011 Previews catalog and available only through Previews. The Cardinal began as a college strip in 1978.

    "Kurt has a strong regional following and has been known in Michigan for over 30 years," said Beatty. "We're happy to show the rest of the world this popular indy strip." Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today's independent comic book creators.

    The Cardinal is the story of a group of people living in a fictitious university town whose lives are touched by an ordinary young man who believes he has been called to be a super hero. Kolka began dealing with real life social issues, the difficulties facing people and crime in this college strip in 1978. It ran as a regional print publication from 1990 to 2006 and debuted online at comicssherpa.com in 2007. Two live action film adaptions of the strip were released in 2004 and 2007.

    Looking at Kolka's straight forward, retro art style, it's no surprise he lists comic influences from famous adventure strips like Mandrake the Magician, The Phantom, Annie and Dick Tracy.

    "At its core, The Cardinal strip is about a man who sees people needing help and, unlike many of us, does not turn away," Beatty explained. "Kurt uses Golden Age super hero conventions and spiritual themes to pull this off in the strip, and it works with an emotional intensity not often found in comic books today."

    Each issue of the new Indie Comics Magazine will feature eight full stories from eight different independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work. Full color strips of The Cardinal are online to view at TheCardinal.org.

    Indie Comics Magazine is available only through the Previews order magazine at your local comic shop. The first issue premieres January, 2011. Find your local comic shop at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266- 4226) or online at http://www.comicshoplocator.com. Information about Indie Comics Magazine is online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com.
  • DC's Zuda Artist Tom Kelly to Appear in the New Indie Comics Magazine

    Indie Comics Magazine Editor Gary Scott Beatty recently announced nationally known cartoonist Tom Kelly will write and illustrate an eight page story titled Shadows of the Forest in the new comic book, scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors' January 2011 Previews catalog and available only through Previews. The done-in-one tale features Kelly's character The Savage Samurai.

    Kelly's children's web comic "The Stuffed Animal Sagas" appeared on DC comics' website ZUDA.com. "Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today's independent comic book creators," said Beatty. "We're doing in print what DC attempted online: giving greater exposure to talented indy creators. And Tom's work is just phenomenal."

    Kelly has produced graphic design and illustration for numerous design, production and toy companies, such as Spin Master Toys, Rittenhouse Archives, Topps, Hasbro, EA Sports, Wizards of the Coast and Mattel. His illustrations have appeared in Black Petals magazine, Star Wars Insider, Imagine Fx, Design Graphics, Tales of the Talisman, Thrasher, Wired and Time Out Chicago magazine.

    The Chicago based artist has also designed posters and promotional art for Chicago bands Daemon Familiar, Unibrow and Moses Gun.

    "Tom's style is beautifully balanced and intricate, with graceful line work," Beatty gushed. "We're very lucky to have him in the new Indie Comics Magazine." Kelly has won several awards, including the Wayne Wright Key for Excellence and the Pennsylvania Keystone Silver Seal.

    Each issue of the new comic will feature eight full stories from eight different independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work. Kelly accepts commissions through http://tommm9.daportfolio.com.

    Indie Comics Magazine is available only through the Previews order magazine at your local comic shop. The first issue premieres January, 2011. Find your local comic shop at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266- 4226) or online at http://www.comicshoplocator.com. Information about Indie Comics Magazine is online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com.
  • Marcus Boas Paints Cover for the New Indie Comics Magazine

    Indie Comics Magazine Editor Gary Scott Beatty announced today that a Marcus Boas painting will appear on the first issue of the new comic book, scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors' January 2011 Previews catalog and available only through Previews.

    From paperback book covers to movie posters to Heavy Metal magazine, Marcus Boas has been leaving his mark on sword and sorcery illustration since the 1970s. Boas' style is defined by a skill and tension reminiscent of the pulp magazines and movie posters of the '40s and '50s.

    "Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today's independent comic book creators," said Beatty. "It's only fitting that an illustrator with such a long history of impressive genre painting should appear on the cover of our new book."

    Just out of art school, Boas painted for Calvin Beck, publisher of Castle of Frankenstein magazine. Influenced by Frank Frazetta and Jim Steranko, Boas illustrated fantasy, adventure, romance and Western paperbacks, and Kung Fu movie posters. Comic book conventions in the '70s and'80s brought him comic book cover work.

    Boas is particularly adept at depicting strong, gorgeous females, as on the premiere Indie Comics Magazine cover. Each issue of the comic will feature eight full stories from eight different independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work.

    Boas posters and prints, and his latest book, "Enter the Worlds of Heroic Fantasy - Paintings by Marcus Boas" is available at KasoComics.com.

    Indie Comics Magazine is available only through the Previews order magazine at your local comic shop. The first issue premieres in Previews January, 2011. Find your local comic shop at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266- 4226) or online at http://www.comicshoplocator.com. Information about Indie Comics Magazine is online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com.
    Kaso Comics
    Kaso Comics, home of the Indestructible Man, Risen and the Dead, Twisted, Action Anatomy and Heroic Fantasy of Marcus Boas. Anthony Cacioppo, publish…
  • Indie Comics Magazine Premieres in January Previews

    Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today's independent comic book creators. It's also a valuable resource for anyone interested in the world of independent comics.

    Each issue will feature eight full stories from eight different creators. The first issue is scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors' January 2011 Previews catalog and is available only through Previews.

    It's important to read done-in-one stories to get a feel for what these creators can do. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work.

    The sheer number of comic books, graphic novels and online entertainment available today is overwhelming. We help readers cut through the reviews and hype to experience these creators' raw talent.

    Indie Comics Magazine will present a variety of art styles and genres. Adventure, superhero and ninja tales will appear side-by-side with comedy, romance and mystery. We plan a real variety show format. Just call me the Ed Sullivan of indy publishers!

    Indie Comics Magazine is available only through the Previews order magazine at your local comic shop. The first issue premieres January, 2011. Find your local comic shop at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266- 4226) or online at http://www.comicshoplocator.com. Information about Indie Comics Magazine is online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com.

    IndieComicsMagazine1Cover.jpg

    http://Previews.It/
  • I have a childrens book to be printed, and as my first publication ever, I have more "Q's" than "A's". Anybody can recomend a good publisher; I have checked out "XLibris", "BookPros" and others, but are they really all they say?; what about copy rights? and much more. Any info to iluminate me will be graetly apreciated. GBY
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