I apologize, readers and fans, for not updating the blog yesterday. My allergies hit me very hard and stopped me from doing anything.
First, I’d like to announce that Josh Bayer (who commented very positively on my first complete Sunnyville Stories work) has a Kickstarter going on with some of his own work. He has about seven days left to go at the time of this writing. Please give whatever you can to help out!
As for me, I’m working on plans for the future – concerning both myself and Sunnyville Stories. Plans are underway for the planned third volume, still on schedule for its January 2016 release. I also need to do more to raise awareness of the work. Relying on social media and word of mouth is not enough. I need more coverage in the press so that will be an aim for this year and next year. Advertising in specialty publications is also being considered. Marketing can be everything for one’s work. It doesn’t matter how good your product is. If nobody knows of it, nobody buys.
What’s more is that I work in a medium that is still perceived as being either for children or for the unintelligent of society. Yes, comics still holds this stigma although things are slowly changing.
In the meantime, if you’d like your local library to carry my books, they are carried by Brodart Company, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor.
Sunnyville Stories Volume 1, ISBN 9780615653921
Sunnyville Stories Volume 2, ISBN 9780989069601, Library of Congress Control Number 2013944447
Von Herling, Vampire Hunter, ISBN 9780989069618, Library of Congress Control Number 2013946269 (CAVEAT: Intended for older readers)
Please support me today on Patreon!
Sunnyville Stories Vol. 1 (ISBN 9780615653921) is still for sale on Amazon. Copies of Sunnyville Stories Volume 2 and Von Herling, Vampire Hunter are for sale right now at Great Stories. Check out Direct Textbook too for more details on my books!
Last but not least, I welcome your fan letters and commentary. You can email me at maxwestart(at)gmail.com or you can write to:
Different Mousetrap Press LLC
PO Box 1321
Greensboro, NC 27402