Saturday, March 10, 2012

Let's Recap, Shall We?

It's that time of year again... I've got a new magazine to do fine art for, and taxes to be done, so things comic strip wise are going to unfortunately slow down for a bit.  If you haven't checked in lately, though, a LOT has been going on.  I figured we better do a recap to get us all caught up. :0)

First of, we've had some new books come out lately, and new editions.  Also, some new products, and a brand new Knight and Day story that's quite different from what has come before.

HappyGlyphs Comics has gone digital!  I mentioned in my last post that eBook sales were not what I expected, but they are starting to pick up, and I have learned one thing in the publishing biz, and that's that selling books can take time when you don't have a multi-million dollar aadvertising budget. :0)

We currently have 3 eBooks available, and another one on the way.  What's important to know is that each of the eBooks offers some new material that hasn't seen print before, or even been on the web.

3 Knights in India (click the name below the pics to go to the site) is much the same as the print version, except we had the opportunity to present a lot of the artwork in it's original color format, the way it should be seen!  I've also added at least one new drawing, and colored some new material.  Also, the digital version of all the books is cheaper than the print version, so getting the books on Kindle is a great way to try them out.

Both of The Inquiring Minds eBooks are kid friendly collections for all ages, and both contain new or very rare material, all in full color!  Together, they cover all the dailies and sunday cartoons to date, except for the Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake material, which will be coming seperately.  Many of the daily cartoons from Cattle X-ing have not been seen for years, if at all.

Take Me Away From All This!! is our flagship title.  My first book, and my most successful book to date, although to be fair it's had a head start on the others.  Take Me Away turns ten this year(!) and so I have re-released it at a special low price.  Read more about this print book in my last blog post.  It is still a very funny book, and is essential to fans of the latest Knight and Day strips to see how the strip began.

New product-wise, we have the Sheep-nabbing Alien T-shirt!  This awesome black shirt features our mascot being carried away in the night, in vibrant colors.  I also have a new collectible coming out, which I'll talk about when it gets here.

Finally, I have a very special short story coming out in the next S.P.A.C.E. (small press and creator owned comics expo)  anthology collection, this spring.  it features Knight and Day in a very different type of story, and those who have seen it agree that it is quite special. I'll give you the details as soon as I get them.

And, of course, there's always new comic strips coming to the home page, and to our facebook page, with the new comic book and comic strip collection in the works.

Whew!  it's good to recap, just to see how busy I've been. :0)

Cheers,    JOHN :0)

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