Byron Returns to SLG Publishing as All New Digital Comic Series


From the press release:


Comic Book Series to be Released Via Digital Download

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 11 2011 - Once you have survived drugged toads, vampire attacks, and the attempted realignment of reality. What else in life can possibly phase you. Karl Christian Krumpholz tackles that question as his erstwhile hero Byron returns for another set of adventures in an all new comic book series Byron: Die Byron Die, from SLG Publishing.

Now thinking of himself as some sort of ‘Psychic Investigator’, he’s on the road, entering the wild places of America and searching for his missing brother, H.P.. How hard can finding a talkative two-headed pickled punk be? America may a big place after all, but such things tend to stand out.

Over his search, Byron will meet fashionable hillbillies, christian dominatrix, mad bartenders, tiki zombies, fox and spider women, pagan hippies, saintly murderers, spirits, gods, the Book of Life itself, and a strange woman called ‘Widdershin.’ Byron already realizes that his life is not what is seemed to be. Now he’s finding out that the world is not what is seemed to be either.

The first Byron story, Byron: Mad, Bad and Dangerous, was released as a graphic novel by SLG Publishing. The publisher has decided to do the initial release of Die Byron Die as digital comics serializing them in downloadable form. Issue #1 and #2 of the series were released on the SLG Publishing website as ePub and PDF files and will follow on all of the companies digital partners application at some point in the future. Issue #1 of the series is free and the subsequent issues will be 99¢.

“The decision to go digital first with new releases has been popping around in my head for some time” said SLG president Dan Vado “The state of the marketplace kind of dictates that we, at some point, try something like this as a brand and market building exercise” then adding “we need to find out if the demand for digital comics extends to our type of comics and to what extent people who want our kind of material will support this method of distribution.”

Review copies of Die Byron Die #1 and #2 are available on request

Established in 1986 and celebrating its 25th anniverary, SLG Publishing is a San Jose, California-based publisher of comic books, graphic novels and related merchandise. Some of SLG’s more notable comics have included Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez, Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan, and Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dustin Higgins.

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