Sunday, May 26, 2013

3 more titles in my Webshop are sold out/out of print

Three more of my comics are now "Out of Stock" in my Webshop!


Along with the previously announce MAN-SWAMP and EL MUERTO: DEAD & CONFUSED, that brings my number of Out-of-Print books up to 5!

I'm always glad, of course, when people purchase my books.
With the unfortunate demise of IC GEEKS PUBLISHING last year, I've not found a suitable printer for my floppy comics. And by suitable I mean 'good pricing'. Shopping around, I find way fewer financially attractive choices in terms of a POD (print on demand) comic book printers. POD allows me to order a nominal number of copies at a time. Ordering 50-100 copies of a book at a time is reasonable, giving the shows I do, and other outlets I have to sell my books. The great thing about POD is that I could always order another batch of books when I needed them.

I'm in the process of putting together THE LOS COMEX CODEX, a paperback collection of my out-of-print books, but that won't be released until a few more months.

The thing is, I really designing in the floppy comic book format. Most of my books include additional artwork on the back covers, inside covers, plus I usually include behind-the-scenes text pieces on each book, including production art and thumbnails of the original pages. But that makes the printed copies special once they're sold out! The folks who have them will have something a little different from those who read them in paperback form. And yes, I realize that I need to get my books in digital formats as well. But even those will have contents different than the printed versions.

I think that the most unique book I had in my product line was COMIC POP!

This book featured rare work of mine, some done for other creator's comics. In 2008 I had contributed to an appearance in the BALDO newspaper strip, where El Muerto showed up in Baldo's world. With a special arrangement with creators Hector Cantu and Carolos Castellanos, I had permission to reprint the multi-part storyline in this comic.

While these three titles are no longer available in the Webshop, there are a few copies probably floating around in some of the shops I have them in. I always keep one or two copies of each of my titles for file copies. Since I won't be going back and printing these titles, at least not in their current format, any copies that turn up at my convention appearances will be placed in that 'Out-of-Print' category. Aimed more at serious collectors and completists, if you know what I mean.....

Check out my Webshop if you'd like to purchase my remaining titles, and thanks to all who've supported me in the past. Your purchases and readership are very much appreciated. 

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