Just over a year ago, we saw the launch of the all-digital imprint Monkeybrain Comics. It seemed a radical idea at the time, but consistent releases, critical acclaim, and even a few Eisner nominations seemed to have solidified their tactic as a vibrant force within the comics publishing landscape.
“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we’ve received from readers and creators alike in our first year of operation,” co-publisher Allison Baker said, “and we can’t wait to show everyone what we have planned for our second year.”
If you happen to be reading this from San Diego, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a panel to celebrate their success and find out just what’s in store for the imprint during year two.
Thursday, 7/18/13 8:00p.m.- 9:00p.m, Room 28DE
8:00-9:00PM Monkeybrain Comics Anniversary Celebration – Last year, Chris Roberson (Edison Rex) and Allison Baker (Co-Publisher) launched Monkeybrain Comics at Comic Con International. What has the digital comics imprint been up to in the meantime, and what’s in store for the year to come? Join Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Heartbreakers), Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Bandette), Jen Vaughn (Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Fair Detective), Joey Esposito and Benjamin Bailey (Captain Ultimate), Bobby TImony (Detectobot) to find out.
But if you’re not at the convention you’ll still be able to enjoy all five of the new Monkeybrain titles, available for download on Comixology RIGHT NOW. Check out the preview pages below and let us know what you think of any of these titles in the comments!
Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Fair Detective #1, by Jen Vaughn, $.99, ages 15+
Captain Ultimate #1, by Benjamin Baily, Joey Esposito, and Boykoesh, $.99, ages 9+
Detectobot #0, by Peter Timony and Bobby Timony, FREE, ages 12+
Dropout #1, by Phil Hester and Tyler Walpole, $.99, ages 12+
Heartbreakers #1, by Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan, $.99, ages 15+