San Diego Comic Con 2012 has come and gone and I have two big announcements!
First, I have a new creator-owned project called, MonstHer! Story and art by (me) Kelly Yates, and colors by the extremely talented Rachelle Rosenberg.
I've been developing the concept on and off a few years now, meanwhile trying to figure out how I was going to distribute it. I initially thought about going through Image Comics like I did with Amber Atoms, but I decided to take a risk and experiment with releasing exclusively digital.
Some of you might be saying, "Boo, no fair!", but hold on, I'm not completely abandoning print or retailers. Once the story is complete and I've hopefully built an audience, I'll collect into a trade paperback.
The cool thing about digital distribution is if I can reach 1,000 paying downloads I can keep the series going. A 1,000 digital copies will pay me, a colorist, a letterer, etc., versus having to sell approximately 5,000 printed copies to breakeven just on printing. An extremely difficult task for an independent creator in an already tough marketplace.
All this leads me to the second big announcement, the launching of Artist Alley Comics, the new home for creator-driven digital comics and MonstHer! Co-founded by Craig Rousseau, Rich Woodall and myself, we consider ourselves more of a hub for creator-driven digital comics rather than a company trying to make a profit off other peoples ideas and our price structure proves it with 80% of the profit going directly to the creators.
Fans also benefit by receiving a DRM-free PDF for they digital collection. We're not out to fight piracy, we just ask that you own it responsibly. So follow the link over to Artist Alley Comics and download FREE preview issues by awesome artists like: Craig Rosusseau, Rich Case, Randy Green, Chris Kemple, Michael May, Jason Copland and Shawn McManus.
Both of these projects have taken a huge amount of time to need you support.
Help tell a story!
Artist Alley Comics: [link]
MonstHer on Facebook: [link]