Saturday, March 22, 2008

SubCulture Now a Bi-weekly Webstrip

Ape's criticially-acclaimed slice-of-life comedy, SubCulture, winner of a 2007 Fanny Award, will continue, following it's 2007 4-issue mini-series, as a twice-weekly webstrip.

In fact, the first strips began on February 26. To date, eight new strips have been posted, following an original series of six strips done in 2007 as advertisement for the comic series.

There are plans to continue the strip indefinitely, as there are countless stories left to tell about Jason, Arthur, Noel, and the rest of the crew.

Should demand warrant it, there are plans to publish the webstrips on a regular basis, either in floppy or book form. Also, the possibility exists that production could increase, again, depending on demand.

So sit back and enjoy.

You can find the webstrip at Be sure to vote for it as a favorite!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Peace in Our Time—Athena Voltaire Returns!

Ape's Aviatrix returns to the skies in 2008!

Paul Daly and I have settled our differences and have resolved to go our separate ways. The bottom line out of all of this is that Athena Voltaire will return!

Coming this Summer, we'll release the trade paperback collection of Flight of the Falcon.

Later this year, I'll be releasing the first of a series of standalone one-shots, graphic novellas, if you will. They'll be somewhere between 48 and 64 pages, perfect bound, and each one will be its own mini-trade. If you're the type who waits for the trade, you won't need to wait. If you're the bagging-and-boarding type, this is what you'll be getting, as well. I'm shooting for a $7–8 price on each volume.

Why the change? With the creator fallout between Paul and me last year, many retailers and readers alike don't know what the heck happened to our favorite aviatrix. If I produce complete done-in-one volumes, on time, I hope to earn back the consumer and retailer confidence we lost when the entire Mu-King miniseries was postponed and then eventually canceled.

The major change is that I'll be writing and drawing the adventures of our favorite aviatrix. Paul will continue to produce his webcomic, Terranauts, but will no longer be involved in Athena Voltaire. Paul's departure has resulted in a "taking his toys with him" scenario, so there will be some story modifications when the first one-shot releases. However, I can say that along with myself, editor Molly McBride and color artists Chad Fidler and Jason Millet are all happy with the tweaks to the comic and we're dying to share it with you.

Watch the skies! AV is back!