The Pride is an LGBTQ superhero comic series that is accessible to ANY reader, be they new or old, LGBTQ or straight, men, women, anyone at all!
The comic is all about inclusion and better representation, but also about good, ol’ fashioned FUN superhero comics! No grim ‘n’ gritty nonsense here, just fun superhero stories and characters for everyone.
PEPPER BREATH! A DIGIMON FANZINE CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Dear DigiDestined across the multiverse, Wake up and remember our history. Wake up to guitar riffs with call and response. /Digimon Digital Monsters/Digimon are the Champions/ Wake up to childhood confusion and delight as cats transform from puppies into angelic women warriors. /Heaven’s Charm/Celestial Arrow/ Wake up to a churning of embers in the pit of your stomach, finally releasing into a Pepper Breath! *Puahhhh*.
Welcome to Pepper Breath!, a collaborative illustration and comics zine celebrating Digimon history. 15 years ago, an entire generation was swept into the digital world to learn the meaning of friendship, courage, and sacrifice. Whether you grew up following the journey of Digimon Adventure, playing the notoriously frustrating PS1 game, or having one too many Numemon on your digivice, we ask you to unearth the crest living within you.~*
We are currently securing our artist roster, so if you are an illustrator or cartoonist and would like to participate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! ALL contributing artists will receive royalties ($$$) on every book sold!
SIGNUP DEADLINE: April 30th ARTWORK DUE: July 1st ZINE LAUNCH: September 1st
When I was 15, my Dad and I went to Seattle on April 5th to visit the park beside Kurt Cobain’s house. I wandered around with my Polaroid camera, taking these pictures in an almost daze. Nirvana was it for me - smack dab in the midst of those inexplicable years, Kurt’s voice and lyrics did for me what they do for everyone else. I felt like I knew him, like he had been an old friend. It was eerie standing steps away from where he took his last breath, wrote his last words. Today, ten years later, I took these photos out of my scrapbook and scanned them to share. I’ll definitely be playing Nirvana a little louder today.
Jeannie Phan always busts out the coolest zines. I have known her and her work for a while now and she always amazes me with her illustrations and great creations! ( not to mention her work ethic- this girl works hard!! ) Her illustrations are also out of this world beautiful!! Lots of great editorial work– you have to check her out !! Her website here - blog here -
I’m getting in touch to let you know that Pioneers Press is at a crossroads. The meritless lawsuit that Microcosm Publishing has brought against us is crippling our distro. Our lawyer is asking for more money to continue our defense, and our bills are going unpaid. We’ve struggled with how to present this information because we know it’s a turn-off to get pleas for help like this. But we also want you to know that we are at a critical point. We’ve been barely scraping by for a while, but this week we’ve reached an all-time low: the utilities have begun to be shut off and we are short on rent for the farm. As Pioneers Press sales have been the sole support for the animal rescues of the Hard Fifty Farm, it’s crucial that we not continue on this path.
We’ve decided to deeply discount a bunch of our stock in hopes that we’ll be able to keep the lights on and pay down invoices. Depending on how that goes, we will reassess to see if it’s feasible for us to keep the distro side of Pioneers Press running while we try to fight the lawsuit. If we’re able to save our distro (with your help!) you can still expect changes in how we operate, as we challenge traditional distribution and publishing models in search of new and better ways to support independent writers and publishers.
We still believe in indie publishing and even if Pioneers Press goes down, we have every intention to keep writing, keep publishing, and keep fighting. But man, it would sure be great if we could keep up the fight with Pioneers Press!
We’ve got some great stuff on our site right now, and we hope some of you will take advantage of this sale to start (or grow!) your own zine libraries or distros. Up the distros!
Thank you so much for your ongoing support, in all its varied forms!
<3 Jessie Duke, Pioneers Presshttp://pioneerspress.com/catalog/subject/save_our_ship_sale