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Warning Michael Cohen, this Kickstarter is Full of Spoilers

What’d comic writer Matt Miner do!? For the year that Michael Cohen was in prison, Miner sent postcards where he discussed random things… and then spoiled television shows and movies. Now, those postcards are being collected in Spoilers for Michael with new art by Sean Von Gorman imagining how Cohen reacted to the spoilers. The book is brought together with design by Matt Krotzer.

This Kickstarter is a literal spoiler alert!

Miner has done prisoner support for individuals arrested for political activism and what he learned is US prison life is filled with loneliness and boredom making letters a cherished thing. Cohen’s also an asshole, so, why not take advantage?

Despite his attempt at rehabilitation, Cohen is partially responsible for the state of things helping to lie, cheat, steal, and commit crimes. He’s not a friend not matter his willingness to throw Trump under the bus.

The Kickstarter is currently running and ends on October 15. A digital copy begins at $15 with print copies starting at $35.

Warning… spoilers….

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook to Benefit Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook

During the coronavirus quarantine, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola posted original pencil sketches online and auctioned off the art to raise money for Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. The sketches went viral and were the talk of the comics internet. Now those sketches will be in print for the first time in a new, oversized hardcover collection from Dark Horse Books, with all profits going to World Central Kitchen (WCK).

The book features an introduction by Christine Mignola, alongside sketches of Hellboy, beloved and unexpected pop culture characters, macabre chess pieces, gothic vegetable creatures, strange vampires, and more.

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook features Mignola’s eclectic and unexpected interpretations of pop culture characters including:

  • Batman
  • Dracula
  • The General Mills Cereal Monsters (Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry)
  • HR Puffnstuff
  • Masters of the Universe characters (including He-Man and Skeletor)
  • Punch and Judy
  • The Tin Man

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook goes on sale in comic book shops on March 3, 2021 and in bookstores on March 16, 2021.

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook Delivers A Curated Look at the First Part of the Critical Role’s Mighty Nein Campaign

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook

Dark Horse Books is delighted to announce that the Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is now available for pre-order through all major book and comics retailers.

Straight from the second campaign of the wildly popular Critical Role webseries, the deluxe edition of The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein showcases 264 pages of art created by the Critical Role fan community, with accompanying text written by Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Dani Carr, and the cast of Critical Role. This artbook is the perfect way to revisit the beginnings of the Mighty Nein through the in-world perspective of Expositor Beauregard Lionett and the archivists of the Cobalt Soul.

The Deluxe Edition includes exclusive features such as a faux-leather, foil-stamped cover and decorative clamshell box featuring art by Lauryn Ipsum and designed by Cindy Cacarez-Sprague, an annotated map of the Dwendalian Empire by Deven Rue, a triptych-style lithograph featuring exclusive art by Sam Hogg, character sketches of each of the Mighty Nein by Nick Robles, a flyer for the Fletching & Moondrop Traveling Carnival of Curiosities by Will Kirkby, an invitation to the Lavish Chateau Helen Mask, blueprints for the Tinkertop Bolt Blaster 1000 by Fernando Furukawa, a pamphlet on the Traveler by Ceri Giddens, and embossed flower sketches on vellum by Lauryn Ipsum.

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is available everywhere books are sold starting November 10, 2020. This oversized deluxe hardcover will retail for $124.99.

Gamal Hennessy Takes You Into The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing on Kickstarter

The business of comics is chaotic and complex. Enter comic book attorney Gamal Hennessy and his new book, The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing. This comprehensive and easy-to-understand overview of the business of comic book publishing will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in becoming a successful comic book professional, whether you’re making the comics or publishing them. Hennessy is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the book, which will run for 30 days.

Featuring a foreword from writer and Heavy Metal executive editor Joseph P Illidge and edited by Aftershock editor-in chief Mike Marts, The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing is a book by pros, for pros and aspiring creators alike. Hennessy taps into more than 2 decades of experience as an entertainment contracts attorney to break down the complex comics business into layman’s terms. The book addresses questions like:

  • How much money do I need to publish my comic? 
  • How much money should I charge for my comic? 
  • Does social media matter? 
  • How can I work with comic shops to market the comics? 
  • How do I select a printer for my books? 
The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing

The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing is organized into three easy-to-read parts (pre-production; production; and post-production), with chapters devoted to topics including intellectual property management; production; distribution; sales and advertising; marketing; and everything in between.

When he’s not practicing law, Hennessy writes novels and The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing provides both practical business advice and inspiration, from one creator to another. The book provides a comprehensive guide to making comics and bringing them to market, including:

  • Turning your creative ideas into published comics
  • Developing intellectual property that you own and control
  • Creating a business plan tailored for your specific publishing goals
  • Finding and hiring a professional team to create your book and support your business 
  • Understanding the distribution process 
  • Creating comics—that you can be proud of—on time and under budget
  • Using your comics to generate multiple streams of revenue
  • Building a long-term relationship with your readers 

If funded through Kickstarter, pledges will be delivered to backers this October.

Yen Press Announces New Manga and Light Novels for August

Fiancé of the Wizard, Vol. 1

By Syuri Nakamura, Artwork by Masaki Kazuka · Available August 25, 2020

Went looking for magic but found love instead…

Filimena via Adina, daughter of nobility, awakens one day with the realization that she had been reborn into a world of sorcery and given a second chance at life. In her new country full of heroes, she expects this means she’s a chosen one, yet her lot is not as she dreamed-instead, her path crosses with the improbably powerful stepson of a wizard, and as a young noble lady, her place is at his side…as his fiancée! But perhaps a quest for love is exactly the adventure she was looking for…

Fiancé of the Wizard, Vol. 1

Final Fantasy I * II * III: Memory of Heroes (Light Novel)

By Takashi Umemura · Available August 18, 2020

When darkness veils the world…

Light and darkness hold the world in balance-and should that equilibrium ever break, only the four warriors chosen by the Crystals can prevent inevitable ruin. This is the story of three times the balance shifted-and the three bands of friends who came together to save the world.

See where it all began with the novel adaptation of the first three stories from the classic FINAL FANTASY series, penned in celebration of its 25th anniversary!

Final Fantasy I * II * III: Memory of Heroes (Light Novel)

I Don’t Know How to Give Birth! 

Story & Artwork by Ayami Kazama · Available August 18, 2020

A humorous and heartfelt autobiographical comic essay of a manga artist new to the challenges of motherhood! Follow her journey as she learns the ins and outs of pregnancy and childbirth-and the impossibility of finding comfy maternity underwear!

I Don't Know How to Give Birth!

I Love You So Much, I Hate You

Story & Artwork by Yuni · Available August 18, 2020

What do work and love have in common? They can both take over your life…

Saori Fujimura and her boss, Ayako Asano, are an unbeatable duo at work, but after hours their relationship is more than just professional. As tensions mount between Ayako and her husband and Saori’s feelings grow stronger, they’ll have to decide-is it love they seek, or merely pleasure?

I Love You So Much, I Hate You

Interspecies Reviewers, Vol. 1: Ecstasy Days (Light Novel)

By Tetsu Habara, Artwork by Amahara, W18 and Masha · Available August 18, 2020

An all-out fantasy extravaganza!

In a world where an endless variety of humanoid species coexist, there’s an equally endless variety of sexy shops sure to satisfy your every carnal desire! But say you’re spoiled for choice or you have a place in mind but you’re not sure if it’ll live up to the hype. That’s where the Interspecies Reviewers come in! These brave souls will dive crotch-first into the unknown and write a review that tells it true. From time-traveling temptresses to poison-breathed basilisk babes, join Stunk, Zel, and Crim on their erotic adventures as they sample the many deviant delights the world of succubus joints has to offer! Based on the hit manga series by Amahara!

Interspecies Reviewers, Vol. 1: Ecstasy Days (Light Novel)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition

Story by Magica Quartet, Artwork by Hanokage · Available August 18, 2020

Experience the complete story of Puella Magi Madoka Magica in this oversize omnibus!

When a new girl joins her class, Madoka Kaname thinks she recognizes the mysterious, dark-haired transfer student…from a dream where Madoka is approached by a diminutive critter with an offer to change destiny. Madoka had always thought magic was the stuff of fantasy…until she sees the transfer student fighting with that very animal! And just like in Madoka’s dream, the creature gives her a choice. Will Madoka become a magical girl in exchange for fulfilling her dearest desire? What will be the cost of having her wish come true?

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Manga)

By Hajime Kamoshida, Artwork by Tsugumi Nanamiya and Keji Mizoguchi · Available August 18, 2020

“Forget what you saw today.”

There’s something odd about Sakuta Azusagawa, an acerbic, standoffish high schooler who doesn’t even own a cell phone in this day and age. And perhaps strange things happen to strange people, which is why on the last day of the Golden Week holiday, in a tranquil library, he meets a wild bunny girl. With that unforgettable encounter, their bizarre and mysterious love story begins.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Manga)

Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai (Light Novel)

By Hajime Kamoshida, Artwork by Keji Mizoguchi · Available August 18, 2020

How far can a fake relationship go?

Mai is no longer invisible – she’s acting again, and she finally said yes when Sakuta asked her out for the millionth time. Life couldn’t be better for Sakuta…until he wakes up and finds himself reliving the morning before she agreed to date him!

Assuming this weird time slip to be another case of Adolescence Syndrome, Sakuta begins searching for clues and stumbles upon the first-year Tomoe. Though the last time they saw each other involved getting kicked in the butt, now she’s desperately trying to avoid getting asked out by the boy her friend is crushing on so she won’t be ostracized. One ruse leads to another, and soon news spreads that Sakuta is Tomoe’s boyfriend. Now how is he going to explain this to Mai…?

Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai (Light Novel)

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy, Vol. 1 (Light Novel)

By Yu Shimizu, Artwork by Asagi Tosaka · Available August 18, 2020

Battles for ancient kingdoms are nothing compared to the battles of a classroom!

Awakening from magical stasis after a thousand years, the Dark Lord Leonis suddenly finds himself in the body of a ten-year-old boy! He quickly meets Riselia, a girl confronting the Voids, creatures that have nearly exterminated humanity. Determined to uncover the mysteries of this strange new era, Leonis enrolls in Excalibur Academy, a school that trains students to fight back against these enigmatic monsters. Could the Voids hold some connection to Leonis’s past?

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy, Vol. 1 (Light Novel)

The Garden of Words (Novel)

By Makoto Shinkai · Available August 25, 2020

From director Makoto Shinkai comes a deeper look at his award-winning 2013 film, The Garden of Words, full of additional scenes and perspectives to show a whole new side of the many characters who brought the film to life.

On rainy mornings, Takao can never bring him-self to go to school-instead, he spends that time at the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen gardens and finds a brief reprieve from everything else in his life among the trees and flowers. And on one of those mornings, he discovers a mysterious woman named Yukino in his haven, skipping work, and an unlikely friendship blooms between them. But though these two are the center of this story, they are far from the only ones trying to find their way in life.

The Garden of Words (Novel)

My Captain America: A Granddaughter’s Memoir of a Legendary Comic Book Artist Explores the World of Joe Simon

MY CAPTAIN AMERICA: A GRANDDAUGHTER'S MEMOIR OF A LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK ARTIST

In the 1990s, Megan Margulies’s Upper West Side neighborhood was filled with strife, and the small one-bedroom apartment she shared with her parents and two younger siblings was hardly a respite. Salvation arrived in the form of Megan’s spirited grandfather, whose midtown studio became a second home. His living room was dominated by the drawing table, notes, and doodles that marked him as Joe Simon the cartoonist. But for Megan, he was always Daddy Joe.

That was all it took for me to want to read My Captain America: A Granddaughter’s Memoir of a Legendary Comic Artist; it checked all the boxes of my interest – comic book history and the chance to learn more about a legend, Joe Simon. I’ll be honest in saying I can count on one hand the number of memoirs I’ve read (aside from graphic novel memoirs, I could probably use two fingers to count), because ultimately memoirs aren’t typically my thing. Megan Margulies book recounting her relationship with her grandfather, however, was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Although Joe Simon, or Daddy Joe, features prominently in the book, My Captain America… is as much Margulies’ story as it is about Joe Simon.

We follow Marqulies story growing up in the upper west side of New York City in a one bedroom apartment, through the expansion of her family and her rebellious teenage years. Through it all, there’s Joe Simon He is the refuge in a tumultuous young life, the island of calm as the author’s life spirals through familial squabbles and the New York of the late 90’s.

This isn’t a historical record of everything Joe Simon did in his storied comic book career and Marqulies never presents it as such, only bringing up moments that are relevant to the events unfolding on the page. By doing this, she is able to give you an insight into who Joe Simon was, and the impact he had one those around him. Her tidbits also have the effect of being told from a very unique perspective; – and yes, there are certainly aspects of the comic legend that many will be learning about for the first time from this memoir.

You will read about the behind the scenes of Simon’s interviews, snippets of his reactions to events within comics, and even hear about his experience watching Captain America: The First Avenger.

For any fan of Captain America, this book is a must read.

Joe Simon passed away at 98 years old in December 2011. Even knowing that date is coming when reading this book, you can’t help but feel heartbroken when Marqulies peels back the layers of time. The grief we feel as readers is only a fraction of what his family felt, and I’m not ashamed to say that my eyes were more than misty reading those pages. Marqulies pulls on every heart string you have, and some you didn’t know about.

What I was expecting to be an exploration of a comic book legend from a perspective that we’ve never seen before quickly became an intimate look at the relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter that it was an honor to share.


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Garden of Words Novel By Famed Japanese Director Makoto Shinkai Debuts From Yen Press

On rainy mornings, Takao can never bring him-self to go to school-instead, he spends that time at the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen gardens and finds a brief reprieve from everything else in his life among the trees and flowers. And on one of those mornings, he discovers a mysterious woman named Yukino in his haven, skipping work, and  an unlikely friendship blooms between them. But though these two are the center of this story, they are far from the only ones trying to find their way in life. From director Makoto Shinkai comes a deeper look at his award winning 2013 film, The Garden of Words, full of additional scenes and perspectives to show a whole new side of the many characters who brought the film to life.

The Garden of Words is a new novel by famed Japanese Director Makoto Shinkai debuts from Yen Press on August 25.

The Gardens of Words

Master Chief is Back in The Art of Halo Infinite

Dark Horse Books, 343 Industries, and Xbox Game Studios are teaming up to bring you a closer look at the Master Chief’s journey in The Art of Halo Infinite and The Art of Halo Infinite Deluxe Edition.

The Master Chief is back in Halo Infinite, the biggest and most visually spectacular Haloyet. Halo Infinite will debut on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s fastest and most powerful console ever. To take full advantage of its prodigious graphical prowess, 343 Industries built an all-new, next-generation game engine, giving their world-class artists the tools and technology to realize the beauty, mystery and wonder of the Halo universe in unprecedented style and fidelity. 343 Industries have given Dark Horse access to the art and artists who have brought Halo Infinite to vibrant, vivid lifeIt’s all here in unparalleled detail, the heroes you’ve grown to love—the Master Chief, the brave soldiers of the UNSC, as well as the weapons, vehicles, villains and vistas—and of course, the eponymous and magnificent environments of Halo itself.

The Art of Halo Infinite also features a brand-new cover from legendary concept artist and Halo Infinite’s Art Director, Sparth! Join us as we take you from concept to launch inside the artwork of the most ambitious Halo game to date.

The Art of Halo Infinite Deluxe Edition features a unique cover resembling the Mjolnir Power Armor worn by the Master Chief himself, along with other exclusive features that make this edition a must-have for all Halo fans!

The Art of Halo Infinite and The Art of Halo Infinite Deluxe Edition will go on-sale Holiday 2020, coinciding with the release date of Halo Infinite. This meticulously crafted tome features 200-pages of beautiful art and will retail for $39.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition.

The Art of Halo Infinite

Explore the Lore of Apex Legends with Apex Legends: Pathfinder’s Quest

Dark Horse Books and Respawn Entertainment have teamed up to expand upon the beloved backstory of Apex Legends with an all-new lore book, Apex Legends: Pathfinder’s Quest. Fans will be able to explore the world of the hit game through the eyes of the lovable robot, Pathfinder, as he chronicles his journey throughout the various environs of the Outlands to interview his fellow Legends—all in the hope of finally locating his mysterious creator. In Apex Legends: Pathfinder’s Quest, the rich history of Apex Legends is explained by the characters that helped to shape it, as are their unique bonds of competition and camaraderie.

This volume chronicles the world of Respawn Entertainment’s critically acclaimed squad-based battle royale game that has captivated the online gaming scene, attracting over seventy million players and counting. Apex Legends, has continued to evolve since its launch in 2019 through the regular introduction of new Legends, expansive changes to the arenas and more ways to experience the thrilling storylines of the Outlands. Apex Legends’ latest season, Season 5 – Fortune’s Favor, saw the game’s best performance yet, bringing back more existing and new players than any other season to experience the new additions and changes Respawn introduced to the competition.

Don’t miss your opportunity to own a piece of Apex Legends history!

Apex Legends: Pathfinder’s Quest will be available everywhere books are sold December 2, 2020. This full-color, oversized hardcover sits at over 190 pages and will retail for $39.99.

Apex Legends: Pathfinder’s Quest

NeoText Delivers Digital Novellas and Narrative Nonfiction, With Covers and Illustrations by Acclaimed Comic Book Artists & Illustrators

Award-winning journalist Rone Tempest, science fiction novelist Maurice Broaddus, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated writer Adam Roberts are collaborating with NeoText, a new digital publishing company dedicated to publishing short-form prose ranging from science fiction and noir novellas to investigative journalism and narrative nonfiction. Each release from NeoText will be accompanied by covers and spot illustrations from acclaimed comic book artists and illustrators, including acclaimed artist Jim Mahfood and award-winning illustrator François Schuiten. In the months ahead, NeoText will publish an impressive array of artists and storytellers—including award-winning journalist Mike Sager, Ho Che Anderson, Howard Chaykin, Fay Dalton, Charles Forsman, Mad Dog Jones, Benjamin Marra, Dash Shaw, and photographer and director Neil Krug.

Started by Addictive Picture’s Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder and their frequent collaborator producer Jay Schuminsky, NeoText marks a new engagement with the publishing world for Schoenfelder, who previously played a role in the creation of Mulholland Books before forming Addictive Pictures with Ackerman in 2013, which they will continue to oversee together. NeoText has also tapped Eric Raab, video game narrative development veteran and former senior editor at Tor Books, as the Chief Creative Officer, while Edgar Award-nominated crime fiction author and editor Allan Guthrie has been named Editorial Director. NeoText has also brought Nicholas Mennuti, a prolific author and a former Narrative Consultant for NATO, on as Director of Narrative.

NeoText’s August publications reflect the company’s wide ranging storytelling ambitions: 

SORCERERS

Release date: August 4th. $2.99

Acclaimed sci fi writer and activist Maurice Broaddus (Buffalo Soldier), co-writer Otis Whitaker and internationally renowned illustrator Jim Mahfood have created an urban fantasy novella in which a 30-year-old man comes of age — and comes into his own as a hip hop inspired sorcerer.

At thirty, Malik Hutchens is the black sheep of one of the most successful families in Harlem. While his cousins strive to better the family, he couch-surfs with relatives, parties with his girlfriend, and ghostwrites rhymes for local rappers for a few bucks to finance his lifestyle. When cocky Malik sells two warring rappers the same verse, he paints an unmistakable target on his own back. 

And then his beloved grandfather dies. On his deathbed, Pop-Pop tells Malik that he is a sorcerer —and that now it’s Malik’s turn to step up and take his place as wielder and guardian of an ancient magic passed down through generations. Malik is thrown headlong into a quest that winds through the mysteries underlying the streets of Harlem, to the rural South, and places much farther beyond, places that he’s only visited in dreams… Now Malik must grow to be both a sorcerer and a man, or face death and fail his family, his people, and the world.

THE LAST WESTERN

Release date: August 18th. $2.99

Award-winning journalist and investigative reporter Rone Tempest presents the gripping true crime story of a Puerto Rico-born undercover officer gunned down by a white Wyoming lawman in 1978 — and the notorious frontier trial that followed.

“THE LAST WESTERN is quick moving, deeply sourced, and a page-turning snapshot of an event that rocked the state and still lingers – for better or worse.”

— C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of LONG RANGE

“Hugely entertaining…. Think: High Noon meets Training Day in Deadwood.” —Mike Sager, Esquire, author of The Devil and John Holmes and Hunting Marlon Brando.

Of all the possible explanations for why lawman Ed Cantrell shot and killed his deputy Michael Rosa in the parking lot of the Silver Dollar saloon, the least likely was the one that prevailed at trial—that a deranged Rosa went for his gun and Cantrell outdrew him in self-defense. In his powerful and compelling reconstruction of the infamous 1978 killing in boomtown Rock Springs, Wyoming, award-winning journalist Rone Tempest tracks the parallel lives of Cantrell, an Indiana schoolboy who fashioned himself into a 19th-century Western gunfighter on the right side of the law, and Rosa, a Puerto Rico-born and West Harlem-raised decorated U.S. Marine who worked under Cantrell as an undercover narc. For a time, Tempest writes, the two were an efficient team: Cantrell, the steely-eyed Wild West throwback and Rosa, the street-savvy New Yorker with an impressive flair. But then came a falling-out. Tensions and paranoia built to a breaking point until a midnight meeting in a saloon parking lot where Cantrell, with two other cops beside him, drew his Model 10 .357 and shot Rosa between the eyes, killing him instantly as he sat in the backseat of an unmarked police car. Unearthing previously unseen investigators’ notes, military records, personnel files, census records, college transcripts and even airplane manifests, Tempest skillfully demonstrates the true aim and cost of the raucous murder trial that followed the killing.

THE LAST WESTERN

THE COMPELLED

Release date: August 25th. $2.99

Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated writer Adam Roberts (The Thing Itself) and François Schuiten, recipient of the Angoulême International Comics Festival’s prestigious lifetime achievement award, present THE COMPELLED, a sci fi novella and the first book-length science fiction publication that Schuiten has illustrated.

A mysterious change has occurred in humanity. Nobody knows how, why or exactly when this change came about, but disparate, seemingly unconnected people have become afflicted with the uncontrollable desire to take objects and move them to other places, where the objects gather and begin to form increasingly alien, monolithic structures that appear to have vast technological implications. Some of the objects are innocuous everyday things—like a butter knife taken still greasy from a breakfast table or a dented cap popped off a bottle of beer. Others are far more complex—like the turbine of an experimental jet engine or the core of a mysterious weapon left over from the darkest days of WWII.

Where is the Compulsion coming from? And— more importantly—when the machines they’re building finally turn on, what are they going to do?

THE COMPELLED

Upcoming NeoText publications include STONE, a dystopian revenge thriller for our times from the acclaimed cartoonist, filmmaker, and novelist Ho Che Anderson (King), as well as unannounced projects from Ray Banks, David Birke, Brendan C. Byrne, Ashley Christine, Max Allan Collins, Howard Chaykin, Fay Dalton, Sonny Day, Ryan DeMita, Charles Forsman, Alan Glynn, Henry Jones, Mad Dog Jones, photographer Neil Krug, Jardine Libaire, Benjamin Marra, Biddy Maroney, Christopher McBride, Julian Oliver Meiojas, Nick Menutti, Eric Raab, Adam Roberts, Mike Sager, Dash Shaw, Ian Simpson, Ashley and April Spicer, R. Emmet Sweeney, and Michael Tisserand.

In addition to a robust frontlist, with multiple new publications each month, NeoText will have exclusive, regular content on its website, including: a history of time travel by Adam Roberts; essays from Paco Taylor on topics from Basquiat, Counte Dante and hip hop covers; features on comic culture by Chloe Maveal; and interviews conducted by comic legend Howard Chaykin with crime legends like Megan Abbott and Lawrence Block and comic book superstars including Neal Adams, Joe Jusko, John Romita Jr, Walter Simonson, and Bill Sienkiewicz. 

Cover art for each NeoText title will be designed by WBYK in a classic retro style that harkens back to the old pulp novels which inspired NeoText. Many titles will have two covers: a WBYK-designed cover and a cover where WBYK designs around art provided by the interior artist. “Just like the mass market genre publishers of old that inspired the covers’ awesome retro aesthetics, NeoText will offer our books at the super low price points you might remember from your childhood at the newsstand or drugstore,” said Jay Schuminsky. “We want our books to be accessible and affordable, so that a new generation can enjoy that delightful experience of buying good stories like candy and reading as many of them as they’d like without breaking the bank.”

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