Well, the time has finally come.
After many false starts I’m happy to announce that you can now find my first ever art book under the Store heading up top. This has been something that I’ve wanted to do for an awfully long time. Even if I sell very little I don’t really care. This one is for me and my family. Now if I DO happen to sell a bunch well then I’ll be just as pleased but this project was a test. The digital market is growing at an exponential rate and anyone who doesn’t think so, needs to do some serious research. Hell, I’ve read reports that say within 2-4 years, more than half of the public will do their reading on some kind of device. Working in the print industry myself both as a comic pro and a bookseller, I can believe it. At the dayjob our own print sales are down 15% year over year. Ebooks, man. Ebooks.
But enough about that… we’ll talk about that later.
Back to shameless self-promotion! This art book, Cheap Vodka, clocks out at 56 pages and that includes the copyright, introduction, afterword and other miscellaneous pages but I think it’s still a pretty hefty book. Certainly a lot more than I thought I would have for my first book like this. The digital file is cbr format meaning you can load it up on your iPad or even view it right on your computer or any other device that takes cbr. I wanted to make it easily accessible to everyone and cheap. So it’s only $1.99 USD. I believe I will get to some other formats later but if there’s any format you’d like in particular drop a message below and I’ll see what I can do. Also, for you print lovers, have no fear I haven’t forgot about you. A printed edition is forthcoming but I’m awaiting word from the printer. When it’s available I’ll drop a note and add it to the store. The printed edition will actually be magazine size. So… 8 x 10.5 inches. It looks like it’s going to retail for $5.99 USD.
Edit: A pdf version is now available as well for the same price.
Keep an eye out for more from me in the coming months. I’ve got a lot planned and a lot on the go. My first digital comic is next. Working on that right now. Also, I believe I’ll have a comic I coloured called The Urn making its premiere at Baltimore Comic Con. Will update again when I have further information.
Alright, I’m out.
Read comics, make comics. Rinse and repeat, kids.
Here’s a link to Cheap Vodka. Go buy.