Diamond Book Distributors is pleased to announce that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Difference Engine to exclusively distribute their graphic novels, books, and comics to North American and international markets. This agreement also sees Difference Engine products distributed to the comic book specialty market exclusively through Diamond Comic Distributors.
Difference Engine is an independent comics publishing house based in Singapore. They tell stories that make a difference. The company focuses on narratives from the vibrant and growing Southeast Asian comics community that detail joys and sorrows, worries and celebrations, and other lived experiences and inspirations. They work with people whose stories are birthed from the center and the margins so that their voices, histories, and perspectives are amplified. Difference Engine collaborates closely with a diverse group of Southeast Asian creators, both new and experienced, with diverse, genuine, and thought-provoking ideas to share. Difference Engine is part of the Potato Productions group of companies.
“When we met the Diamond team, we were impressed by their knowledge of the comics industry, their passion for the comics medium, and their enthusiasm for collaborating with diverse and independent publishing houses,” said Felicia Low-Jimenez, Publisher & Co-Founder of Difference Engine. “We are excited to work with them to share the stories and voices of our Southeast Asian comics writers and artists with a wider international audience.”
“Diamond Book Distributors is extremely proud to be the global distribution partner for Difference Engine,” said Tony Lutkus, President of Diamond Book Distributors. “Difference Engine’s publishing is at once unique, authentic, diverse, and universal. Felicia’s team draws from the very best creative sources in the Southeast Asian community to deliver fiction and non-fiction that is world-class and that will touch the lives of readers everywhere.”
Difference Engine boasts an ever-growing library of comic books and graphic novels that feature a variety of genres including fantasy, action/adventure, slice-of-life, personal narratives, and more. Work-Life Balance: Malevolent Managers and Folkloric Freelancers weaves Asian mythology with the dread of corporate life in a work that is equal parts prose and comics. Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma is an action-meets-slice-of-life trilogy that captures the adventures of a grandma-grandchild superhero duo while dealing with life changes brought about by ageing and dementia. SOUND: A Comics Anthologychallenges Southeast Asian writers and illustrators to answer the question “what does sound look like to you?” by pushing the boundaries of visuals and words to depict the unseen. Afterlife: The Boy Next Realm is a young adult fantasy graphic novel about a sister determined to save her brother, and the help she gets from a spirit-turned-love interest from the next realm over. Two Tails explores what happens when Rara, who dislikes animals, has an accident that turns her into a two-tailed cat with only one opportunity to regain her human form. A Drip. A Drop. A Deluge: A Period Tragicomedy is inspired by the true experiences of Asian women as they navigate their menstrual cycle at various points in their lives and its impact on those around them.