Comics Experience and Source Point Press are pleased to announce a new partnership! The two companies have launched an initiative that will support the development and publish the work of emerging comics talent.
The CE-SPP partnership will offer a path to publication for members of the Comics Experience Creators Workshop community, students and alumni of Comics Experience’s courses, and Comics Experience’s mentoring clients. The initiative will include both print and digital comics. Titles published through the program will be distributed to comic book stores through Diamond Comics Distributors, while digital comics will be for sale on comiXology.
The comics education leader Comics Experience and the publishing innovator Source Point Press have developed this initiative as part of their shared commitment to creating and nurturing relationships with their audiences, and with the creators whose work they publish.
Comics Experience’s founder and president, Andy Schmidt, said, “We believe our shared focus on helping creators will in turn help the comics industry, and grow our two businesses.”
Travis McIntire, Source Point Press president and editor-in-chief, commented, “At Source Point Press we're always looking for new material to try and to get a larger comic audience. Partnering with Comics Experience is a terrific opportunity to acquire a pipeline of great, new comics from dynamic new creators that we think any fan of the medium will love!”
A submission window opened to Comics Experience community members in January 2018, and more windows will open through the coming year. An overview of the program and submission guidelines can be found on the Comics Experience website.
Comics Experience and Source Point will premiere their first four jointly-published titles at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), April 6-8, 2018. They are: Achilles Inc. by Andy Schmidt, Daniel Maine, Francesca Zambon, and ET Dollman; Wretched Things by Devon Wong and Ken Perry; The Family Graves by Tim Bach, Brian Atkins, et al; and Grief by Frank Gogol and various artists. Full descriptions and covers for each series are below.
Achilles Inc. by Andy Schmidt, Daniel Maine, Francesca Zambon, and ET Dollman
In a flash of light, the world changed, and a sliver of the world’s population gained extraordinary abilities. But what if these individuals decided not to put on brightly colored tights, and instead decided to use their gifts for their own benefits?
Wretched Things by Devon Wong, Ken Perry, and John Hunt
It was written in blood by the rat kings, woven in silk by the spider sages, recited in verse by the ancient warlords of the centipedes: The Vermin shall inherit the Earth. A rich fantasy in the tradition of The Secret of NIMH tells the stories of great heroes who live in the margins of our world.
The Family Graves by Tim Bach, Brian Atkins, and Marco DellaVerde
The Family Graves combines science-fiction adventure and family drama with a love of classic monster movies to create a fun supernatural action tale.
Grief by Frank Gogol, with art by Nenad Cviticanin, Kim Holm, Ryan Foust, Bethany Varni, Jey Soliva, Luca Bulgheroni, Esther P. Gil-Munilla, Emily Elmer, Sean Rinehart, and Dani Martins
No two people are the same, but everybody grieves. Grief follows ten very different people as they each struggle with the pain of loss and their own personal demons.
About Source Point Press:
Source Point Press is a Michigan-based independent comics publisher, specializing in the horror, sci-fi, pulp, true crime, occult, and supernatural genres. With a catalog of over 50 titles and an exceptional commitment to building reader-publisher relationships, SPP attends over 50 shows annually.
About Comics Experience:
Comics Experience is an educational company supporting the development of comics creators. Based in Kentucky for a global comics community, CE offers live, online courses in all aspects of making comics, taught by working professionals in the field. CE also strives to grow and develop new talent through its online community, the Creators Workshop.