That's the good news. The bad news is that the book will not be appearing in comic book shops as planned. Apparently, the book is considered a kid's book, and I've been told by the distributor that kid's books aren't being bought 'at the moment' by comic book shops. This may change, I've been told, but for now, distribution is a no go, which means I now have to spend an incredible amount of time on Plan B, while trying to sell the book myself.
So far, everyone who's read the comic has enjoyed it, and I'm sure it will do well at conventions. Basically, HappyGlyphs Comics is going to depend on Comic Con International and a few other shows like SPACE next week to make things happen until I can explore other options. While disappointed, I plan on continuing The Inquiring Minds as a regular series, provided sales are strong enough to support it. The next book is being plotted out, and I've actually begun work on the first few pages! The regular series won't feature stories as long as The Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake which, as a summer special, is a whopping 32 story pages long, so they'll hopefully appear more frequently.
Meanwhile, expect a press release very soon for The Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake, which will announce the book going on sale. I'm happy to announce right now, though, that there will be two options: the comic book by itself, or... a Pirate Pack full of all kinds of Pirate goodies, including one of a kind sketch cards of your favorite characters!
featuring your choice of Bobby, Albert, Iris, or a Skeleton Pirate!
Each card will be unique, so your actual card may not be one of those shown here.
And there will be a third option for those of you lucky enough to be going to Comic Con International! We've been granted permission to create a variant cover for the comic, with the Comic Con logo on the front cover to celebrate our first year selling at the show. More about that to come, but for now, the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo is upon us, and The Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake will be premiering there! So if you're in the Columbus, Ohio area, you'll have an opportunity to get either the comic book or The Inquiring Minds Pirate Pack.
And don't forget that the SPACE anthology features a brand new Inquiring Minds short story! You can download it for free, or buy the book at their site here.
A lot more to come, so stay tooned! Cheers, JOHN :0)