Today, comiXology announced that Becky Cloonan’s highly- anticipated comic Demeter will debut Wednesday, June 19th on comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web. Cloonan’s new, self-published comic book will be available through comiXology Submit, comiXology’s portal for comic creators that makes their independent works available on comiXology’s buy once, read anywhere digital comics platform, and instantly accessible to a worldwide audience of fans.
An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Cloonan made history in 2012 for becoming the first female artist to draw the Batman main title in the caped superhero’s 70-plus year history. In addition to illustrating works for publishers including DC Comics, Tokyopop and Vertigo, Cloonan has successfully self-published print versions of her own original comics. Cloonan’s comics The Mire and Wolves have consistently been the two top-selling books on comiXology Submit, and have been available since the portal launched earlier this year.
“With comiXology Submit, we further comiXology’s mission to bring the best, most diverse content to comic fans everywhere,” said John D. Roberts, comiXology co-founder. “Demeter is the work of an undeniably original artist with a singular vision. It’s fantastic to be able to make Becky’s great work easily accessible to her legions of fans across the globe, through the power of self-publishing made possible by comiXology Submit.”
“It’s been a joy to work with the team at comiXology to release my newest comic,” said Cloonan. “They have made it incredibly simple to bring Demeter to my readers in a way they never could have seen it before. There are a lot of steps involved with self-publishing, and comiXology Submit streamlines the process making my work instantly available for anyone to enjoy.”
In the span of just four years, comiXology has quickly created the world’s first viable digital marketplace for leading comic book and graphic novel publishers. With the advent of comiXology Submit, the company is now enabling independent comics creators, from promising new talent to established veterans, to reach that global audience.
With comiXology Submit, independent creators simply need to upload their comic book and graphic novels for approval at no cost. Then comiXology does the rest, from transforming the work with comiXology’s immersive Guided View™ reading technology, to making it available on comiXology’s cloud-based digital comics platform.
Creators interested in submitting works for approval can visit http://submit.comixology.com. Comic book fans interested in finding works by Cloonan and other independent creators are invited to visit http://www.comixology.com/submit.
Founded in 2007, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes’ top 10-grossing iPad apps in 2011 and 2012. Its new comiXology Submit platform enables independent comics creators to efficiently self-publish and immediately profit from their work. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, plus leading and emerging independent creators, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. The privately held company is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.