Welcome back to the blog, fans and readers. I enjoyed my break. But enough about breaks – it’s time to get down to business.
I have a very big announcement to make and it’s in regards to Sunnyville Stories. This is already known to you who subscribe to the mailing list (subscribe if you didn’t already below) but I’m not making this publicly known. I have good news and bad news.
First, I will give you the bad news. Sunnyville Stories #17 and the Sunnyville Stories Super Special #2 (which will have its own Kickstarter) will be the FINAL comics of mine to be published in magazine size. Now some of you may have just read that last statement and think that this is the end for me. I am ending Sunnyville and throwing in the towel on comics.
That is NOT the case. That leads me to my good news.
From Sunnyville Stories #18 onward, I am switching the series over to the standard comic book size. Yes, that’s the same that many out there are printed like DC, Marvel, Image and so on. On top of that, instead of micro-runs, I will be doing print runs of roughly 500 copies each issue.
Sometime ago, fellow small press Alterna Comics launched a special program to print single issue comics on newsprint. I will be using this service and funding from Kickstarters to print 500 copies each of the Sunnyville single issues. The per unit cost will be 0.50 US cents. At that rate, I can not only print up more comics but also sell these comics for less! That means more sales…and more fans with a bigger readership!
This means to accommodate the 32-page size of these single issues, my storytelling and pages will have to be tightened up. That’s okay however – it has been my goal to improve my comics storytelling. My restricting the story to 30 to 31 pages (or less) should help me meet this challenge.
Stay tuned for more news and updates. And watch for the Sunnyville Super Special #2 Kickstarter launching on the evening of September 15, 2018!
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