Thursday, September 11, 2014

Your Own Sketch!

Randy is supplying a little something extra for those who order a copy of How i Made  the World #1 from our website. He's personalizing each book and sketching an original 'Liz' drawing on the inside front cover.

Randy's drawing much faster these days, as you'll see in this video!

Friday, June 27, 2014

On Sale Now!

How i Made the World #1 went on sale Wednesday. We were the guests of New England Comics in Harvard Square, where Hannah and Matt set us up to sign copies of our book for their fantastic customers. It was a great day! And a wonderful way to kick off sales of our humble funnybook.

Word of the Nerd named How i Made the World one of the "5 Comics Not To Miss This Week." We're actually rubbing shoulders with Spidey and the Hulk:
On Saturday, June 28, we'll be at Stairway to Heaven Comics in Exeter, NH from 11am-1pm and Chris' Cards & Comics in Seabrook NH from 2-4. We'd love to see you there!

It's been a thrill to hear from people who've picked up How i Made the World -- from Las Vegas, Nevada to Glasgow, Scotland!  It's crazy to think of our comic making its way around the globe.

Thank you for all your support.

Please spread the word: How i Made the World is ON SALE NOW!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Big Thumbs Up!

How i Made the World #1 has received several more advance reviews this month. 
Matt Johnson of Panels and Pixels says How i Made the World is "incredibly engaging."
Craig Neilson of Big Comic Page writes "it had me hooked within just a few pages."

And Johanna Draper Carlson of Comics Worth Reading calls the storytelling "fresh and insightful, and the linework is wonderful, dynamic and streamlined."

You can read their full reviews of How i Made the World here:

Panels and Pixels

Big Comic Page

Comics Worth Reading

How i Made the World #1 hits store shelves June 25!
Liz & Randy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Reviews Are In!

The reviews are in! And we couldn't be happier.

Please check out what the critics are saying about the premiere issue of How i Made the World.

You can order a copy at your local copy store now through April 24. Our Diamond order code is APR141257.

Thanks for your continued support!
Liz & Randy

Friday, April 4, 2014

Now Hear This!

Liz has been posting "A Page a Day for 10 Days" on our facebook page.

We're previewing the first 10 pages of "The Monster," the lead story from How i Made the World #1. 

Each page is accompanied by audio commentary from Liz who offers background info on the
story and how we put things together. 

Today, she's up to page 3.

Check it out!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We've Been Reviewed at CBR!

Melissa K. at Comic Book Resources has written a great review of How i Made the World #1. Please check it out:

You can pre-order How i Made the World at comic stores throughout April (Diamond Order Code APR141257) to get your copy in June. 

Liz & Randy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

That's Entertainment!

We provided an advance copy of How i Made the World to Ken Carson, manager of comics retailer That's Entertainment in Worcester, MA, who says, "'HiMtW' is a wonderfully crafted, personal story in the fine indy tradition of Tomine and Los Bros. Hernandez."

He goes on to note that "Writer Liz Plourde richly evokes the anxiety and restless doubts I imagine every college student feels. The particulars of the protagonist's surroundings, dreams and thoughts are amusingly odd and convincing. As she buckles under the monstrous weight of a finals project, there's a journey through night that ends in epiphany.

"Randy Michaels' art is also a revelation--clever layouts, clean and energetic lines, and expert spotting of blacks. His expressive art supports and deepens the characters and themes. Excellent, rewarding fun!"

Sounds like he liked it!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Way Life Should Be

We're excited to announce How i Made the World #1 will premiere at the Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) in May!

This very special event hosted by Casablanca Comics will be held at The Portland Company Complex. We were selected to exhibit our book along with over 100 talented writers, artists, and publishers. Come get your signed copy before they hit the shelves!

May 18, 2014
58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
$5 admission

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Diamond is a Girl's Best Friend

The debut issue of How i Made the World will be listed in the April edition of Diamond Distributors' Previews magazine, on sale in comic stores around the globe on March 26. From this catalog, comics readers will be able to order their very own copy of Issue No. 1, which will arrive in stores this June.

We'll be running a half-page ad in the Previews catalog. Putting the ad together was quite the creative experience! With the help of our stalwart supporters, Henry, Ed and Dom, we were able to turn our primitive, initial sketch into something we really like.

Our special thanks to Caitlin McGurk, whose positive review of How i Made the World forms the centerpiece of our ad.

Liz & Randy