DIGITAL COMICS: Dan Goldman heads to Monkeybrain Comics
RED LIGHT PROPERTIES, a supernatural drama-horror series about a firm that deals in haunted real estate, was originally commissioned as a serial by Tor.com, but Goldman has continued and expanded it as an ongoing digital-first comic series. Cory Doctorow praised the series, saying “Goldman’s ghost stories made the hairs on the back of my neck prickle… Highly recommended.”
“I’ve been a huge admirer of Dan’s work since the launch of the ACT-I-VATE site in the middle of the last decade,” Chris Roberson says, “but I wasn’t prepared for just how amazing RED LIGHT PROPERTIES would be. I think that Dan really is doing some ground-breaking and boundary-pushing here, helping to evolve the medium. And telling some fantastic stories along the way!”
Goldman, who Douglas Rushkoff has called “one of the industry’s most innovative artists and self-publishers,” had this to say about the partnership. “The chance to bring RED LIGHT PROPERTIES over to Monkeybrain Comics is something I jumped at because Chris Roberson and Allison Baker get it. They’ve taken the very simple idea of Great Creator-Owned Comics Selling for What They Should Cost and turned it into a mission statement with its own seal of quality.”
RED LIGHT PROPERTIES will be offered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese language versions. And like all Monkeybrain Comics titles, they will be available for purchase and download worldwide through Comixology’s site and apps.
“As a solo creator and self-publisher,” Goldman explains, “I’ve already had the flexibility to publish my comics on the web, sell them as PDF/CBRs or on Comixology/ Kindle/ Nook/ etc… but what’s harder to build with just one person is a community, and that’s what Monkeybrain excels at. People who buy and read Monkeybrain Comics are taking an active part in supporting a creator-owned digital comics movement that’s only just beginning. Having my own beautiful brain-babies be a part of this change in comics-culture is the purest way for me to support what they’ve helped to manifest.”
Dan Goldman’s RED LIGHT PROPERTIES will be launched under the Monkeybrain Comics imprint on November 28, 2012.
To find out more about Monkeybrain Comics, including previews, reviews, creator information, and links to purchase our titles, visit http://www.monkeybraincomics.com
For more on Dan Goldman and Red Light Properties, visit http://dangoldman.net/
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 Monkeybrain Books 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 Dan Goldman
Writer-artist Dan Goldman has created long-form graphic novels for Random House, AMC Television and Hachette Books USA, where he produced his Eisner-nominated work on SHOOTING WAR. Since January 2010, he’s created over 300 pages of his supernatural drama-horror series RED LIGHT PROPERTIES, originally commissioned for Tor.com and continuing as a multi-platform digital-first comic series. A founding member of the ACT-I-VATE webcomics collective, Dan has lectured about the new digital possibilities for comics at SXSW Interactive, New York Comic-Con, PixelShow São Paulo and M.I.T.’s Futures of Entertainment. Recently featured in Taschen Books’ ILLUSTRATION NOW! 4, Dan’s illustration and design work has appeared in Vanity Fair, TIME Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and the SXSW Interactive Festival. Partnering with journalist Michael Crowley in 2008, he co-authored and illustrated the non-fiction realtime-journalism graphic novel 08: A GRAPHIC DIARY OF THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, since interred at the New York Historical Society as a political document of record. Raised in Miami and steeled in New York, he is currently working from São Paulo, Brazil.