Last year, Diamond Distribution made some changes to it’s minimum order policy, which had very negative effects on small press publishers. Diamond decreed that even if a product appeared in Previews magazine, and retailers put in orders for said product, if the number of orders did not reach their new, higher, minimum order, they would [...]

Wow! It look like Archie’s going from the Malt shop to the iTunes Store, as Archie Comics announces it’s opening a new online comic store at The first digital-only Archie title, Betty & Veronica Christmas Spectacular, is now available from the iTunes store For full details, check out this press release and solicitation Archie [...]

The Small Press Spotlight is a semi-regular feature on Hypergeek where I dedicate an article to all the excellent small press and indie publishers out there, as well as self-publishing artists. This is accomplished in the form of company/creator profiles, highlights of key works, reviews of the company/individual’s latest releases, and general articles about the [...]

Hypergeek has just been sent a press release for a new British comic called, oddly enough, New British Comics #2. The press release was provided as this nifty little flier. For ease of reading I have also provided it in text form lower down the page, along with the cover art for the comic. New [...]

As a follow-up to Diamond Distribution’s Top 20 Publishers, Top 300 Comics, and Top 300 TPBs & GNs for September 2009, I have used the raw data to construct the sales charts for small press publications in September 2009. Index Top Small Press Comics Top Small Press TPBs & OGNs [Return to index] Top Small [...]

I was recently informed by my friend Ian Sharman, co-founder of Orang Utan Comics, about a new Direct Market Comics distributor called ComicsMonkey. In their own words: Unlike traditional distribution methods with pre-sales, advance ordering, phonebook-sized catalogs, and weeks of waiting for your order to arrive ComicsMonkey offers a simple, streamlined approach using print-on-demand technology [...]

I have just been informed by Colin Methieson of Accent UK (see Small Press Spotlight) that Accent’s latest project, Whatever Happened to the World’s Fastest Man (WHTTWFM) was picked up by Diamond Distribution and will be available to order in November 09′s Previews Magazine for shipping in January 2010. No order code has been assigned [...]

The 2009 Small Press Expo (SPX) was held this weekend (September 26-27) at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. SPX 2009 marks the thirteenth annual presentation of The Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz, named after George Herriman’s brick-wielding mouse, recognizes outstanding work that challenges [...]

In the near future, the living and the dead share the same space. Known as “Blue Lights,” the non-living are mostly harmless, roaming the streets, hiding from city lights, scuttling in the shadows. But when they begin to appear as ghostly weapons of mass destruction, Metro Police has only one person for the job: Alice [...]

Independent comic publishing company Com.x will be amongst the exhibitors at this year’s Long Beach Comic Convention, held in Long Beach, California from October 2nd to 4th. Com.x creators on hand at the show will include Andi Ewington, who will be there to promote his upcoming Com.x project, [Forty Five] 45 (see here for info [...]