Firstly, Both @Dizevez and I want to thank you all for selling out the first print of The Ether!
It may have only been 200 copies, but selling out in less than nine days is absolutely frickin’ LOVELY!
In addition, I have already sold 70% of our Local comic shop variant too!
We are gobsmacked!
In addition, both Diz and I have had some amazing feedback on the actual comic both on her breathtakingly awesome art and my silly hodge podge of words.
Thank you all so much!
A few people who missed out have asked if I was going to do reprint and I am…but I am not gonna be doing that until September time, when I am doing a couple of cons, because unless I am doing a big print run of ALL my comics at once…it is not really financially viable to do another 20-30 for the people missed out.
I don’t make REAL money from selling my small press comics…but that’s not the point.
It is not about money…I make comics because I LOVE comics…
In a nut shell, selling my comics for £3.00 a pop, I only make around 60-70p per comic (if I am lucky)
Once you factor in the production Costs (because I like to use good quality paper), cost of envelopes etc…it nibbles down further on that profit….it all adds up.
When I sell my comics to stores, I do so at a loss, I pay for the postage, so that they can put a small mark up on my books?
I am just trying to get my comics out there…no point having them if no one is reading them!
Anyway, I digress…
I have been kindly asked to do Small Press Day at Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham, which I am incredibly honoured to be doing.
So, Diz and I had an idea….to try and help others.
The multi-talented Diz has another Variant…a secret one.
So, I am going to do a print run of this special retro variant…
Beautiful, ain’t it?!
Instead of being £3.00 like the other cover, this variant is going be £4.00…
Well, between now and SMALL PRESS DAY on July 8th, that extra pound, along with all other profits made is going to be donated to Hero Initiative.
For those who do not know who they are or what they do, they help comics creators who are in dire straits (not the band), but those who cannot afford to pay their medical bills and stuff like that!
Which is an incredible cause and I couldn’t think of anything nicer than trying to help some of the very people that have inspired us to go out there and make comics.
So, with that in mind I declare the store OPEN!
Get your Ether #1 Retro Variant here:
So, do us a favour, spread the word and let’s raise some money for a great cause!
If you don’t wanna buy the comic, but you still wanna be Cool Hand Luke and “kick in a buck!”
You can be a hero and donate here:
Thanks for reading the post!
Matt and Dizevez