More Books Should Have Comic Press Releases

Normally, I don’t consider “we didn’t print enough copies to satisfy demand” (usually phrased as “our first print sold out!”) newsworthy enough to cover, but I applaud the way IDW announced that in relation to the Comic Book History of Comics (published in single issue form as Comic Book Comics) by Fred van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. The two created the following one-page comic. It’s not the first comic press release, but I hope more creators follow their lead in making somewhat standard news more visually interesting. Love the comic store customers with the pitchforks!

Comic Book History of Comics press release

2 Responses to “More Books Should Have Comic Press Releases”

  1. This Should Happen More Often | What Would Spidey Do? Says:

    […] It’s not the first time this has happened. But it seems like a fantastic way to get the comics way to disseminate an advertisement for your work, while also producing some supplemental material for the inevitable collection. I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often, although it might not make as much sense with something that isn’t meant to be quirky and funny. […]

  2. *Dirt Candy: A Cookbook — Recommended » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] I was familiar with the outstanding work of artist Ryan Dunlavey, most recently on the impressive Comic Book History of Comics. He’s a wizard with the presentation of non-fiction material in comic format. Given how a […]




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