Galaxion NewsJune 8th, 2009 |
The Galaxion Graphic Novel is here!
The more eagle-eyed among you will have realized that this print collection has actually been available for a few weeks now, but here is the official announcement for the website.
Galaxion Book One: The Jump is now available to be ordered from our new store! This book collects the first three chapters of the webcomic,, the 15 page “Pathfinder” interlude, the “Fusella vs. Interplanetary Patrol” short story, and some between-chapter pin-ups and a bonus page that are exclusive to the print edition. Johanna Draper Carlson of Comics Worth Reading recently gave the book a lovely review!
If you order the book directly from us you will get a signed copy. My good friend and Galaxion co-creator Wendy Linkous has graciously taken on the job of shipping these books for me, which means we can offer reasonable shipping rates instead of the arm-and-a-leg it would cost to mail these out from Canada. The downside is that, normally, I won’t be able to do the sort of dedication and quick sketch that I put on copies that I sell at conventions. But! I get down to the States a couple times a year, and during those times I’ll be able to offer those extra trimmings on the books. I’m planning a trip at the end of June, so if you want to place an order before then I can personalize your copy!
The store link can be found in the menu bar just underneath the banner at the top of the page.
I am also keen on getting the book into comic shops for those readers who don’t follow a lot of webcomics! I don’t have access to the old Diamond Comics system of distribution anymore, so I’m doing it the hard way—store by store. So far Galaxion Book One: The Jump is available at The Beguiling in Toronto, ON, and also Dewey’s Comic City in Madison, NJ. Want to see Galaxion in your favourite comic shop? If you know of a great comic store (or bookstore!) that you think ought to be carrying Galaxion, please send me an email with the contact information and I will send them some copies! The store name, email address or phone number, and the name of the store manager would be perfect, but if all you know is the store name and address I’ll be happy to work with that.
And finally, I am interviewed! I had a chat with Johanna, and you can also see a brief video interview (I’m one of four people interviewed) from Free Comic Book Day done by some folks from the Toronto Animated Image Society.