Hello Everyone, Happy New Year!
2014 will mark our 5th year of publishing. Hard for me to believe that. Â We’re so thankful to all who have supported us throught the years, either by trying our books or reviewing our work and to the more than 200 comic creators whose work has been featured in our pages (often for the very first time).
We had some bumps in the road in 2013. A printer going out of business helped derail production a bit but by the end of the year we’d won Creator of the Year at the Philly Geek awards and gotten nearly all of our scheduled books out. More than 20 books in all.
In 2014 we’re not only publishing more comics, but we want to publish BETTER comics.
The editors and production team are working harder than ever before to bring you the best we can.
I am also commiting to ensure that the orders are in line with print releases so there are no more hiccups in the ordering process. Books will only be offered if they’re in stock already which will hopefully eliminate all of the needless waiting for comics to arrive after you’ve shipped them.
We’ve added Jason Snyder to the production team. He’s been a part of GrayHaven from Day One and he’s going to bring his experience and energy to help us maintain our aggressive schedule and get more books into production at a better rate.
I’m looking to do some more comic cons, preferably some smaller shows and of course some signings at comic shops with the gang. It’s always fun to get to meet with readers directly and also have an opportunity to do portfolio reviews.
We have some exciting things in the works. New issues of 11:59, RUN LIKE HELL and LIVING WITH DEATH are on their way. The debut of TITANIUM STAR! YOU ARE NOT ALONE released in just a few weeks.Â A lot more GATHERING! And some very cool projects we’ll be announcing at a later date.
One big goal of mine is to do more with our website, facebook page and twitter. We have the best fans in the worldÂ and I want to Â give back with contests and other fun stuff. We also want to do some spotlights on other small press comics and bring some attention to other deserving creators.
So first thing’s first. Click on the comments and tell us what you want to see in 2014. It could be what you want to see from us. It could be what you want to see from comics. Heck, it could just be what you want out of life in general in 2014. We’ll choose 5 random winners to receive a small collection of our comics including DOBER-MAN, STEAMPUNK, 11:59, RUN LIKE HELL and LIVING WITH DEATH.
Thanks for being there for us. We wish you a great 2014!