Patrick, Elizabeth and I are really excited to announce that we will be releasing issue 1 of our ongoing comic book series The Black Meat next month! Like i mentioned before, we had originally planned to seek formal publishing before going forward with any kind of self-release, but when issue 1 was finished we thought “life is short and this comic book is awesome, let’s release it.”
We are planning a tremendous, expansive story with this book and issue number one is an awesome introduction to this bizarre tale. We’re hoping you’ll want to join us on the journey. If you’ve never been into comic books, starting from the beginning with a new book is an excellent way to try it out. If you love comic books, then you just might love this one in particular. We think that sharing The Black Meat with a sort of “underground” audience in the beginning like this will be an awesome punk rock approach to comics.
They say that cockroaches outnumber humans 10,000 to 1, and in The Black Meat they may have devised a plan to eliminate the competition, unless an elementary school janitor gets involved. It’s a big adventure story held up by character driven drama and black comedy. If you were a fan of The Spinal Cord Perception or Nevada then i think you’ll enjoy what Patrick and I are doing with this story, which we’ve been calling either The Metamorphosis meets Invasion Of The Body Snatchers or Joe’s Apartment meets Y: The Last Man.
The Black Meat #1 kicks off in late July with an extremely limited printing that will be available here at my web-store which will ship bagged and boarded to everyone who orders. We’ll also have a digital version available, and hopefully an iphone/ipad/mobile device friendly version as well. For those of you with local comic book shops we’ll be offering a chance to stock the book at your favorite store and receive exclusive gifts for doing so.
No pre-orders this time around, we’ll keep you posted on a release date in the coming weeks and then the first small printing will go on sell and ship immediately.
You can check out a few lo-resolution preview pages by clicking the thumbnails below.