ComicMix Strips Go to Print in Exclusive Con Versions

ComicMix has announced that three of their online comics will be collected into limited-edition graphic novels exclusively produced for the Baltimore Comic-Con (where KC and I will be assisting). The three books are:

EZ Street, by Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes) and “Baltimore’s own” Mark Wheatley (Mars, Frankenstein Mobster, Breathtaker). It’s described as being about “the love of stories, about ambition and dreams and fantasy, … an involving look at the creative process, the dynamic of families, the true meaning of friendship, and the quest for a really good comic.” It’s been nominated for a Harvey Award this year in the Best Online Comic category.

The other two are new stories of characters originally published in the 80s, GrimJack: The Manx Cat, by John Ostrander and Timothy Truman, and Jon Sable: Ashes of Eden, by Mike Grell.

There’s absolutely no word on pricing, which I’m curious about. The Grimjack book, for instance, was 150 online pages, and at a limited print run and in color, that can’t be cheap. They’re billing them as “collector’s items”, which makes me fear for the pocketbook. Perhaps this is just the launch, though, and they’ll be available after the show either at the ComicMix site or through stores or both. I’ll try to get more information.

Update: There will be 100 copies of each title available, and they were selected based on having creators at the show to sign them. EZ Street is $35, while the others are $25 each.

3 Responses to “ComicMix Strips Go to Print in Exclusive Con Versions”

  1. Dave Rose Says:

    While I’d love to get the books to go with the books I already have, I’m not going to pay more than the other books cost to get them.

    For now, I’m happy to read the online versions.

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