Make Mine Indie And 24 Hour Comic Day

I’ve got a few announcements to make right now.  First, I’d like to talk about a digital publication called Make Mine Indie.

Published by Alterna Comics, Make Mine Indie is a publication that lists the comics and graphic novels published by various small presses, information about them and where they can be purchased.  Sunnyville Stories Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are listed in the most recent edition (fall 2016) as is Von Herling, Vampire Hunter.  The fall 2016 issue of Make Mine Indie is now available and for free too so go download it.  It’s available in both PDF and CBZ format, though at a whopping 3.24 MB so it may take some to download depending on your connection speed and equipment.  It’s available too on Comixology.  

As I announced before, I will be undertaking the 24 hour comics challenge.  24 Hour Comics Day is next weekend on Saturday, October 1.

For 24 hours, from 12:00pm Central time on Saturday, October 1 to 12:00pm Central time on Sunday, October 2, I will create a 24 page comic within that timeframe.

The story will be another Gothic horror adventure starring August Von Herling.  I’ve decided to use an idea that I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to work out before that.  This Von Herling story will be an adaptation of the horror novella The Family of the Vourdalak by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy.  As I said, I’ve been wanting to do a version of this with Von Herling, but my attempts to adapt the story failed with the resulting story treatments having to be thrown out.  Perhaps trying a more improvised story may work better for me.  Progress will be shared on Twitter and Facebook along with photos as proof of my work.

Wish me luck.  I’m going to undertake this challenge a second time.

Sign up for the Sunnyville Stories mailing list if you haven’t yet.  Stop over to DriveThru Comics for digital copies of Sunnyville Stories.  Copies of Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 are still for sale on Amazon, both in print and Kindle formats!  While you’re there, be sure to pick up Sunnyville Stories Volume 2 and (if you love Gothic horror)Von Herling, Vampire Hunter!  And now available is the latest installment of the saga, Sunnyville Stories Volume 3.  Get them today!

Copies of all the above titles are available to the library trade via Brodart Company and to retailers from Ingram and Baker & Taylor (via BCH Distribution).  Copies are also available direct from the publisher.  For ordering information, contact maxwestart(at)gmail(dot)com or write to:

Different Mousetrap Press LLC, 1100 19th Avenue N, #108, Unit J, Fargo ND 58102-2269 USA 


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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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