Boys Don’t Cry, a Free Graphic Novel Under Creative Commons

Ostragoth Publishing is doing things a little different releasing Boys Don’t Cry their 80 page debut graphic novel under a Creative Commons License of CC BY-NC-ND as well as the ability to purchase a print copy.  Creative Commons is an easy to understand licensing structure that makes it clear a creator’s intent.  In this case the BY-NC-ND means:

This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

It’s one of the latest in creative ways comic book companies are building an audience and getting material out there in a mass entertainment environment.

The book in a nutshell:

Teenage boys aren’t known for sharing their fears and emotions, so if you’re the father or sister of one, how do you know how he’s coping with his mum’s death?

Fifteen year old Hunter isn’t entirely sure himself, and even if he could put any of it into words, he no longer knows who to say it to.

Boys Don’t Cry is the debut 80-page graphic novel from Ostragoth Publishing: Jacqueline Saville, Mark Pexton, Andrew Woods.

You can get your free copy here.