April 27, 2013 at 1:57pm
Stumptown? Zinefest? NEW BOOKS?
Clients: I don’t know how many of you read facebook status posts anymore, BUT…
even though I am still struggling to promote and sell new MoCCA titles (and books that arrived previously and after… what was April anyway? Kill the Sales Rep with overwork month? Space out your releases better! Maybe there should be a central scheduling agency! Sheesh!) it seems that there are many of you with new books yet to come premiering at various other shows very soon. Please don’t forget to send me a copy and send the details/synopsis (or post to your web sites.)
This cover is for a Free Comic offered by Spark Plug Comic Books, Teenage Dinosaur, Jack Hayden (meathaus, snakebomb) and Floating World, called Master P’s Theater.
It will be sent out to coincide with Free Comic Book Day, and is available for postage costs alone. Order soon, and that would be media mail. Rates are a little higher than last year ($4 for 1-30, $10 for 100.) Miss whatever last day there is for media mail, and up to 50 will be $10.95 priority mail. Spark Plug will bill you.
Creators include:Tony Remple (cover), August Lipp (cover), interior stories by John Isaacson, Ryan Iverson, Alex Chiu, Jason JFish Fischer, Amriel Simpson, & Pat Keck
There is mature content. Don’t give this to kids.
Retailers who would like to order may contact my AOL address, shenton4sales. Please don’t order here, thanks. We also encourage you to order from Spark Plug and Jason JFish Fischer, who are my clients. Support alternative comics and their publishers!
John, are you recovered from the hurricane? Please send me an AOL note. -t
Bruce Simon gave me your name and suggested I show you these, as we’re seeking representation.
Two issues are currently in print and I’m almost done with the third. JGM Comics is planning to print a trade PB after four issues are finished. Diamond wouldn’t take them and we’re suffering from lack of exposure and distribution.
Here is a link to the book’s Facebook page.
Returning to comics
This has been answered via AOL and Mr. Noland has returned as a client. -Tony
I’m returning to publishing after a long sabbatical. You were always great getting me sales and I would love it if you’d rep me. Here is what I’m leading with. Both retail for 4.00
Infallible, my comic exploring the dark recesses of Papal History - 32 pages b&w
Teats on a Boar - collects comics done for various anthologies, shows and publications ca. 2007-2011. 32 pages b&w
spburke-deactivated20130316 asked: I was at a gallery showing with Philip Barasch, and he recommended I contact you for sales representation of my graphic novels. Do you mind if I send you copies of my books? I can see the address on this page, but I still felt inclined to properly ask before I did.
this has been answered by AOL and I am representing Mr. Burke.
Look Straight Ahead
This has been answered privately, sort of. -t.
I was wondering if you’d be interested in distributing some copies of my self-published comic, Look Straight Ahead. It’s a graphic-novel-of-sorts about depression, and can be read online here: http://www.e2w-illustration.com/lsa.html
Issues #1, #2 and #5 are standard comic size. #3 and #4 are 8.5 x 11”. If size is an issue and you’re only interested in carrying #1 and #2, that’s cool.
The issues retail for $6 each so I would sell them to you/to shops for $3 each. (again, I am more than willing to negotiate if this is an issue)
I can be reached at email@example.com or here on Tumblr.
Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks! :)
For the rest of you with submissions: this is a very good format. Contact info has been included. The “hook” is brief but intriguing, a weblink is provided and Patrick Scullin has become a client. His book has sold a bit, too.
Follow this format when you talk to me on AOL, folks! -tony
I was just referred to you. I’m an independent cartoonist. I’ve been publishing my series Super Siblings for a number of years and just printed a new collected edition. My comic strip is for geeks and their kids and is updated regularly at http://supersiblingscomics.com I’d love to hear your feedback.
Sarah, single minis don’t often do well for me, but please talk to me at my AOL address and maybe your mini will make me think differently. -Tony
My name is Sarah Bitely. My friend Jim Higgins sent me your way. I just completed a class of his, and am looking to spread the word about my two mini comics. I would love to send you copies to get your input, or I send you files. Let me know if this is possible! Thanks!
Graphic Novel for Submission
I kinda think we talked about this project at the NYCC one or two years ago. If I’m mistaken, please write my AOL account: shenton4sales and talk to me there. -t.
Hi, Mr. Shenton, this is Steve Roman. Not sure if you remember me; I used to a) publish a comic called Lorelei, and b) work for Byron Preiss. I’m writing to see if you might be interested in handling the distribution on my latest graphic novel, Lorelei: Sects and the City. You can find info here: http://www.starwarpconcepts.com/titles-2/lorelei-sects-and-the-city
If you’re attending New York Comic Con, you can find me at booth 2139 in the small press area. I’ll be there all four days.
Five Pounds & Screaming
Five Pounds & Screaming
142 page, black and white, Graphic novel (comic book format) by Shawn Brook Williams
Five Pounds and Screaming is an original graphic novel set in rural, Wisconsin. It follows a young couple and their struggles with small town living, their biological urge to have children — and with each other.
This story documents the everyday (but also magical) time, between after the honeymoon and into the delivery room.
A love story for those who have children, or are about to!