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Delver Season 2 examines modern social issues through the eyes and actions of a young and tenacious teen

Delver Season 2, the sequel to the fantasy adventure series that examines modern social issues through the eyes and actions of a young and tenacious teen from a small village who must navigate the uncertain world around her arrives digitally June 28, 2022 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.

In the follow up to Delver, the comic book series created by Iron Circus Comics founder C. Spike Trotman and YA author MK Reed, Trotman picks up with Temerity’s next big choice: to accept change or fight against what destroyed her home. Delver Season 2 features art by Clive Hawken, colors by Maarta Laiho, letters by Ed Dukeshire, and edits by Kel McDonald.

The paperback edition will arrive from Dark Horse Books on February 7, 2023, marking the first time that the book will be available in print for customers in comic shops, bookstores, and libraries.

Delver Season 2

Exclusive: Get a look at The Sea in You from Iron Circus Comics

Crowdfunding pioneer C. Spike Trotman and Iron Circus Comics are helming their latest independent crowdfunding campaign for The Sea in You, a whimsical dark fantasy retelling of The Little Mermaid which will upend everything you thought you knew about magical creatures of the deep. The middle-grade novel from cartoonist Jessi Sharon follows the unlikely friendship between 15-year-old human Corinth and the deadly fanged mermaid Skylla, who mysteriously lets Corinth live after a chance encounter during a beach clean up.

In The Sea In You, Corinth was just trying to clean up the beach; she never expected to meet a mermaid, let alone be nearly drowned by one. But before long Corinth and mermaid Skylla grow closer through a cautious exchange of stories, gifts, jokes, and sign language. Mermaids, it turns out, eat people — but however terrifying Skylla may look, she’s a little younger, a little smaller, and perhaps a little too soft for all that. Bewitched by Corinth and their growing bond, she learns about all the best things in life on land: books, burgers, donuts, and this strange chattering human sound called laughter. But a storm is brewing – both at sea and in Corinth’s increasingly dangerous relationship with her obsessively jealous boyfriend – and a magical bargain may be the only thing that can save her, at a tremendous cost. 

We have an exclusive excerpt from The Sea in You! Check it out below and support the project now! The Sea In You campaign runs until June 30, 2022.

Preview: The Poorcraft Cookbook

The Poorcraft Cookbook

Writer: Nero Villagallos O’Reilly
Artist: Nero Villagallos O’Reilly

The Poorcraft series is the essential comic book guide to practical urban and suburban frugality! Whether you’re new to independent living, a recent college graduate, or just downshifting to a simpler lifestyle, Poorcraft comics can help you with everything from finding a home to finding a hobby, dinner to debt relief, education to entertainment.

We’ve shown you how to live better, travel better, and now . . . learn how to eat better on the cheap with THE POORCRAFT COOKBOOK. This comprehensive guide features tips and tricks for vegetarian and vegan meals, cocktails, budget food shopping, kitchen equipment ideas, and loads of delightfully illustrated recipes from around the world.

The Poorcraft Cookbook

Preview: Delver

Delver

(W) M. K. Reed, C. Spike Trotman (A/CA) Clive Hawken
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $19.99

When the door to a living dungeon surfaces in the tiny hamlet of Oddgoat, village girl Temerity Aster has two choices: abandon the only home she’s ever known to carpet baggers and sellswords, or carve out a place for herself and her family in the new and dangerous world of delving.

Delver

Iron Circus Acquires Mazie Lovie’s The Lucky Poor

The Lucky Poor

C. Spike Trotman and Andrea Purcell at Iron Circus Comics have acquired The Lucky Poor by the cartoonist Mazie Lovie, a middle-grade graphic novel memoir about the author’s time growing up in a Habitat for Humanity house, written with the involvement and support of Habitat for Humanity itself. It’s slated for publication in Winter 2023. The deal was initiated from the #dvpit hashtag on Twitter, a social media tool created for unagented, marginalized voices to showcase pitches.

Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that builds homes for underprivileged families. And when Mazie Lovie was thirteen, her family — her mom, autistic brother, and herself — qualified for one of their newly built houses. For seven years before that, they all lived in a tiny, two-bedroom apartment with mice, mold, unsavory neighbors, and a room barely big enough for Mazie and her brother to share.

But Habitat for Humanity didn’t simply move Mazie and her loved ones into a free home. It came with a lot of work . . . much more work than she ever expected, both physically and emotionally. And of course, the home did not magically fix every problem in her life.

Mazie Lovie is a London, Ontario-based illustrator that makes cute and silly things. Her previous work includes participation in the Dirty Diamonds anthology, The Nib, and official work for Habitat for Humanity, Canada. This will be her first full graphic novel.

Wonder Women Making History at WonderCon@Home

The Wonder Women Female CEO Owned and Operated Publisher comic panel will be occurring virtually March 26th at WonderCon. Six different female comic publishers are throwing back the curtain on their experience working in the comic industry being the CEOs of their own companies. From small press to big-name powerhouses, the panelists run the gamut of experiences and backgrounds as they write their own story within the direct market and beyond. This panel has previously occurred at New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con with rave reviews and now it will get to be seen by a brand new audience.

Title: Wonder Women- Female CEOs who are owned and operated comic publishers
Description: One day a female comic publisher will be standard-until then, we have Wonder Women! All panelists are female-owned and operated comic publishers. From small press to powerhouses, these women lead by example. This panel is a candid look at their stories. Panelists include Sandy King Carpenter (www.stormkingcomics.com), Wendy Chin-Tanner (https://awbw.com/),  Debbie Daughtee (www.kymerapress.com), Tina Fine (www.offgirl.com), Enrica Jang (www.redstylo.com), and  C. Spike Trotman (www.ironcircus.com). The moderator for the panel is Lys Fulda (www.sphinxpr.com
Date:
 March 26th 
​Time: 2pm PST 

Fans can check out the panel by checking out www.comic-con.org and subscribe to the Wondercon YouTube channel.

WonderCon@Home 2021

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be up to? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

SKTCHD – “Literally Life-Changing”: Iron Circus Comics’ C. Spike Trotman on Kickstarter’s Impact – When it comes to crowdfunding, C. Spike Trotman is a person to listen to.

The Beat – INVINCIBLE animated character designs by comic co-creator Cory Walker unveiled – It’s looking pretty solid.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Injustice: Year Zero #1-3
Talking Comics – Pulp

Preview: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book Trade Paperback Edition

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book Trade Paperback Edition

(W) Leighton Gray, Vernon Shaw, Josh Trujillo, Wendy Xu, Lee C.A., C. Spike Trotman
(A) DJ Kirkland, Drew Green, Jarett Williams, Jack Gross, Ryan Maniulit
(C) Matt Herms, Reed Black, Jeremy Lawson (CA) Kris Anka
Age Rating: Teen, 15+ — Genre: Video Games/LGBTQ/ Romance
Price: $19.99 — Page Count: 129

Oni Press presents Dream Daddy, a comics series based on the acclaimed Game Grumps visual novel video game!

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. Dive into entirely new stories featuring the backstories and adventures of your favorite Dads, told by game co-creators Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, along with the comic industry’s top indie talent like C. Spike Trotman, Josh Trujillo, and Kris Anka!

Includes an introduction by Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, plus bonus creator commentary!

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book Trade Paperback Edition

Set a Date with Dream Daddy as it Gets Collected May 15

Just when you think things are starting to get hot, Oni Press turns up the temp! Pick up Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Bookout on May 15th. 

This collection contains Dream Daddycomic issues #1-5, and features two different, sizzling, summer-inspired covers (trade softcover and special edition hardcover) by Kris Anka! The special edition hardcover is available as an exclusive direct from Oni Press.

The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. Dive into entirely new stories featuring the backstories and adventures of your favorite Dads, told by game co-creators Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, along with the comic industry’s top indie talent like C. Spike Trotman, Josh Trujillo, and Kris Anka. This collection includes an introduction by Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, plus bonus creator commentary on each issue. Both editions also come with a bonus poster of their corresponding front cover!

Dream Daddy A Dad Dating Comic Book
Dream Daddy A Dad Dating Comic Book

Preview: Dream Daddy #4

Dream Daddy #4

(W) C. Spike Trotman, (A) Drew Green, (C) Reed Black, (CA) A: Kris Anka, B: Drew Green
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences
Genre: Video Games, LGBTQ, Romance—Price: $2.99—Page Count: 23

“Fair Deal”

The science fair is tomorrow, and Daisy hasn’t started her project yet! All she wants is a ride to the library and a participation ribbon. But Brian has bigger plans for her: wind turbines, working replicas of Mount Vesuvius, human genome editing. Turns out Daisy’s not the only one who procrastinated, and Joseph is out to force Christian and Christie to become the next science superstars. Can the kids get their presentations ready before the librarian kicks them all out for a no holds barred Dad-off?

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