The first printing of Monsters Among Us #1 above has SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who have purchased this first printing of the comic book! I hope you enjoyed the book! For this first printing, I had only 200 copies printed in hardback books of 34 pages, mainly to be ready for Comic-Con last month in San Diego.
During the last month, I sold around 80 copies of issue #1 with the remainder going to family, friends, fellow comic creators and the rest donated to libraries and schools. So, if you were one of the fortunate few to grab issue #1 already, I thank you! But not to worry…..I am planning on releasing issue #1 and future issues in a variety of ways:
1. Hardback Book 6″x9″ (34 pages, 1st Printing – 200 copies) SOLD OUT
2. Webcomic – I have begun posting issue #1 pages on the website in color, black & white and pencil form to show and discuss all aspects of the production process and the making of the comic book. I personally enjoy when I see how a comic book is made and I wanted to display the process used by Stefano, Mark and me as we made Monsters Among Us #1. Also, I feel it is important to post the comic book for free so that as many people as possible around the world can enjoy it, whether they want to ever buy a copy or not.
3. Digital Comic – I plan to offer the comic as a digital download on the website in the coming weeks for a dollar or less. I also will look at possibly partnering with a variety of digital comics distributors to sell Monsters Among Us on their websites.
4. Comic Book – I will look into printing (POD-Print on Demand) as a regular 36 page, cover to cover stapled comic book with a company such as Ka-Blam where the comic can be ordered from their website for those who would like Monsters Among Us in the traditional comic book format.
5. Hardback Book 7.5″x11.25″ (64 pages, 1000 – 2000 copies). And finally, I would like to do a Kickstarter campain (www.kickstarter.com) to raise funds to print a larger sized book and with more pages than the first printing. I would make the book a little larger than regular comic book size and contain additional artwork and Stefano’s wonderful pencil pages along with the colored story. With such a book, I might sell it on Amazon, the website, in comic book stores and at conventions.
Well that’s it for now! Stay tuned for more postings on my trip to Comic-Con last month as well as the continuation of issue #1 posted in Color, Black & White and in Pencil form!