Scott Kurtz has announced that he is leaving Image Comics and Diamond Comic Distributors to return to self publishing with the next collected volume of PvP. “Over the last three years our business has shifted,” says Kurtz. “Sales through brick-and-mortar stores are declining and online sales are increasing. Readers who discovered PvP in comic shops have shifted from monthly readers to online readers, and their buying habits have changed. The monthly floppy is selling less and the trade paperbacks are selling more.” Kurtz was with Image Comics for eight years, but future releases will come from his own Toonhound Studios
Here’s a great gift that goes to a good cause.Â Scott Kurtz has announced a 2010 wall calendar that features the plush version of his Skull the Troll at various locations around the world. Over the last three years Gary Arndt has been traveling with Skull the Troll to over 60 countries around the world. It has been an adventure of a lifetime, and Skull has been with Gary every step of the way. While this is a really nice calendar for fans of the web comic series, the $19.95 purchase actually goes to a good cause.Â 100% of the
The latest episode of The Variants went live a short while ago, and the episode features Scott Kurtz and Dave Crosland signing at the store. In case you missed it, you can check out the Major Spoilers Interview with the creators here.
“I know there are plenty of web comic artists who are able to subsist on the income they make from their website, but they aren’t making money from their comics; they’re making money from merchandise. Not to belittle web-only comic artists, but when their income is derived from t-shirts, it makes them salesmen first, artists second.” — Neil Swaab Oh man, talk about opening mouth and inserting foot.Â This lead to all sorts of reactions including this well thought out post by Jeph Jacques, which ultimately lead to Mr. Swaab issuing a public apology. Oh and hey, those webcomic things
I love days when Major Spoilers has sneak peeks of upcoming issues.Â It gives me a chance to get pumped up over issues that will be arriving in my mail sometime in the next seven days.Â This week Image Comics delivers up a heaping helping of Charlatan Ball #4, Hawaiian Dick #5, Hyperkinetic #3, PVP #41, and The Roberts #2.
Here’s the latest batch of sneak peeks from Image Comics for titles arriving in stores next week. On the list this week; Bomb Queen V #1, Dynamo 5 #13, Godland #23, Gutwrencher #3, Invincible Universe Primer #1, PVP Volume 5, and The Perhapanauts #2. Wow, that’s a lot of comics. Better take the jump and get cracking!
Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving next week. In this installment Loaded Bible 3, PVP 38, Mix Tape Volume 1, Lions, Tigers, and Bears Volume 2, and the Walking Dead Volume 7.
Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving next week. It’s a small collection this week featuring Crawl Space #1 (yay zombies!), PVP #35, and The Walking Dead #43 (yay, more zombies!).
Image Comics has provided Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in August 2007. SPECIAL FORCES #1 (of 6) story KYLE BAKER art & cover KYLE BAKER 32 PAGES FC AUGUST 22 $2.99 GET READY TO RAQ! It’s Black Hawk Upside-Down! EISNER award-winning Kyle Baker brings you SPECIAL FORCES the wackiest boot camp since “Stripes”! SPECIAL FORCES follows a small-town autistic teen from his recruitment, through basic training, and then off to war in Iraq. With violent felons, mental patients, a violent mental hot chick felon and at least one “Don’t ask don’t tell”, his unit