SDCC’12: MonkeyBrain Comics announces more creator-owned comics
A week after debuting to widespread attention and acclaim, Monkeybrain Comics released at Comic Con International sneak-peeks of follow-up issues of their initial launch titles, as well as glimpses of the following forthcoming projects. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support our launch titles have received,” said co-publisher Chris Roberson, “but those were just the tip of the iceberg!” Co-publisher Allison Baker added, “We have a lot of really exciting new titles on the horizon, and we hope readers give them a try, too!”
Upcoming books announced at the panel include the following:
WANDER, by Kevin Church and Grace Allison
MASKS AND MOBSTERS, by Joshua William and Mike Henderson
INTERGALACTIC, by Joe Keatinge and Ken Garing
KONQUEROR, by Chris Schweitzer and Audrey Morris
ROUNDUP, edited by Chris Schweitzer
DREAMSEQUENCER: SPIRIT OF THE LAW, by Brandon Seifert and Michael Montenat
AWESOME ADVENTURES, by Chris Roberson and Thomas N. Perkins IV
About Monkeybrain Books and Comics
Owned and operated by Chris Roberson and Allison Baker since 2001, Monkeybrain Books was originally founded as an independent press specializing in science fiction & fantasy and nonfiction genre studies. Print titles from MonkeybrainBooks are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network, and are available from wholesalers like Diamond Comic Distributors, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram, and from finer booksellers everywhere. In 2012, Monkeybrain launched a new creator-owned digital comics line, Monkeybrain Comics, which is distributed exclusively digitally by comiXology.
About Chris Roberson and Allison Baker
New York Times bestselling writer Chris Roberson is best known for his Eisner-nominated ongoing comic book series iZombie (co-created with artist Mike Allred), his modern fantasy series Memorial (co-created with artist Rich Ellis), the Fables spinoff Cinderella mini-series, and his work on Superman, Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, and Elric: The Balance Lost, all of which are available for digital download at http://cmxl.gy/CRoberson. His favorite food is meat, he’s allergic to wheat, and his favorite cocktail is a caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil.
Allison Baker has worked in feature film and political media production for over 13 years, while also managing the day-to-day operations of Chris Roberson and Monkeybrain Books. She likes the color pink, enjoys a challenge, fixing things, and is allergic to being bored.
Chris and Allison met at a Ben Folds Five show in 1997, got married in 2000, started their own business in 2001 and had a baby girl in 2004. All three currently live in Portland, Oregon with a lot of books and their two cats, Bubbles and Blue.