Small Press Spotlight

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Small Press Month: Cons & Expos

By | Feb 17, 2015 | Columns

A month long look at small comic publishers wouldn’t be complete without considering the personal interactions between creators and readers at annual conventions. In all the hustle and bustle of the major conventions, many of the smaller ones go under the radar. This is especially true of the cons centered on small press, which are […]

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IDW: The Small Press Days

By | Feb 16, 2015 | Columns

Not every small publisher in the comic business wants to become a massive force. Some, like Terry Moore’s Abstract Studio, are quite happy at their current size. Those who do want to grow don’t have many successful models to follow. Some, like BOOM! and Dynamite have made good progress, but in the last several decades […]

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Small Press Month: A Brief History of Indie Comics

By | Feb 16, 2015 | Columns

A big part of Small Press Month, aside from promoting exceptional small press books, is raising awareness about various aspects of this segment of the industry. A big part of that has been providing historical context through abridged histories. In previous weeks, articles focusing on Underground Comix and Alternative Comics have covered the late fifties […]

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Small Press Spotlight: Rachel Rising

By | Feb 11, 2015 | Columns

The Small Press Spotlight on Abstract Studios continues with a focused look on Terry Moore’s current series, “Rachel Rising.” This is a book that impressed Multiversity staff when it began, and one that continues to have a special place on our pull lists. Unfortunately, it’s also a book whose sales have hovered just above the […]

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Small Press Publisher Spotlight: Abstract Studios

By | Feb 11, 2015 | Columns

Terry Moore’s Abstract Studios is an imprint that’s been around for more than two decades and has dozens of awards and award nominations to its name. You’ve probably enjoyed “Strangers in Paradise,” “Echo,” and “Rachel Rising,” but do you know much about Abstract Studios? You will soon, because it’s the next publisher to get the […]

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Small Press Month: Reader Poll

By | Feb 10, 2015 | Columns

For two weeks now, you’ve been reading about small publishers. Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and let us know how important indie comics are to you. Answer the questions below to see your habits compare to other Multiversity readers. How many current small press titles do you read? 0 1-5 5-10 11-15 […]

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Dark Horse Comics: The Small Press Days

By | Feb 9, 2015 | Columns

There aren’t many people who would label Dark Horse as a small publisher today, but it was once upon a time. Unlike Image, which debuted with instantly top selling books, it took a few years for Dark Horse to rise through the ranks and become one of the five biggest publishers in the comic industry. […]

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Small Press Month: A Brief History of Alternative Comics

By | Feb 9, 2015 | Columns

Last week, we ran an article providing an abbreviated history of underground comix. It covered the decade or so when the undergrounds were at their peak popularity, and explained how they were largely a reaction to the Comics Code and the narrowing effect superheroes had on comics publishing. The books were created mostly by men in their early twenties […]

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Small Press Publisher Spotlight: FutureDude

By | Feb 4, 2015 | Columns

A big part of Small Press Month will be the Small Press Publisher Spotlight, which will provide some insight into the companies behind the books as well as hard looks inside the books themselves. The inaugural edition is taking a look at a relative new comer to the comics game: FutureDude Entertainment. FutureDude was founded […]

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