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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Alternative Comics Needs Your Help

Via the Comic Book Resources website, the publisher of Alternative Comics is sending out a plea for orders. According to the open letter by publisher Jeff Mason, they are in "serious financial difficulty" and need help in their "time of financial crisis."

These hard times are mostly due to cash flow problems stemming from the bankruptcy of their distributor who filed for Chapter 11 owing Alternative Comics a significant amount of money. After exhausting all his resources, Mason is asking for your help now.

It's time to dig deep people -- let's keep a small publisher alive. Especially a publisher with such a nice catalog of good books, including titles by James Kochalka, the 9-11: Emergency Relief anthology, and Sweaterweather by Sara Varon.

I'll be ordering Quit Your Job by Kochalka and Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks. Whatchyou gonna get? Oh, and if you've read any titles you think deserve a shout out, post here and tell us what you liked.

Check out the Alternative Comics website for titles that might appeal to you, and then call your local comic book store to order them. Oh, and there's always if you don't have a comic store nearby (horror of horrors!).


  • At 12:11 PM, July 15, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I saw this too. Yesterday I ordered Grand Gestures and some other stuff by Robert Ullman.

    Also, I highly recommend Sweater Weather. It is adorable. I checked it out from our library not too long ago and thought it was very heartwarming.


  • At 2:28 PM, July 15, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm picking up SALMON DOUBTS in an hour.

    Also, if you don't have it, I'd suggest 9-11:EMERGENCY RELIEF... it's probably the best tribute anthology about 9-11 in that it's relatable and really touching. I have a 10 page story entitled "Letters from a Broken Apple" in it, illustrated by Insight Studios.


  • At 3:56 PM, July 15, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've seen that 9/11 book everywhere lately. I should think about picking that up.

    Neil, I also preordered Ninety Candles yesterday.


  • At 9:04 AM, July 19, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks! You'll be glad you did ;)



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