When we set up GrayHaven Comics with The Gathering: Hope nearly 5 years ago I had no idea that it would still be around today. But here we are, 60 books and nearly 300 different creators later still kicking around.
This is a small press, self published operation. 80% of our business comes from our online store here at the site, with the rest of it being made up at con sales and store appearances as well as a handful of local shops that carry our books.
We’re proud of the work we’ve done. The people that buy our books seem to enjoy what they read but word of mouth really is the key and getting our material covered by comic reviewers is pretty crucial.
We have three types of books that we’re publishing right now.
THE GATHERING– is our long running anthology series with every issue focusing on a different theme. We’ve done over 25 of these covering everything from Romance and Horror to Sci Fi and Public Domain. Most of the creators in the GATHERING anthologies are new to comics and often this is their first published work though pros like Sterling Gates, John Jackson Miller, Gail Simone and more have contributed shorts over the years.
LIMITLESS– is more self contained work. Sometimes it’s more mature fare, other times it’s a one shot or limited series and basically what doesn’t fit into THE GATHERING. Books under Limitless include THE DARK anthology (mature readers), DOBER-MAN, an all ages series by Travis Holyfield and Edward Whatley in the style of the 60’s Batman series. There’s also the recently complete MOTHER AND SON mini series along with the SPARKS one shot. Upcoming books from this line include MY GEEK FAMILY by Doug Hahner and Donal DeLay and the TITANIUM STAR mini-series by Victor Gishler and Patrick Macchi.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE– is our anti-bullying anthology. We launched YOU ARE NOT ALONE 1 a year ago to an extremely successful Kickstart campaign and great reviews. We’re currently in production on YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 and will be announcing plans for future volumes soon.
Of course we want to see our audience grow but we also want these fantastic creators to be exposed to a greater audience. If any reviewer is interested in reviewing one of our current or upcoming books please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marc Lombardi (email@example.com)
GATHERING: PUBLIC DOMAIN
MOTHER AND SON #5
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
THE COMPLETE (SO FAR) ADVENTURES OF LIGHTNING TRIANGLE
Upcoming releases available for review:
MY GEEK FAMILY
TALES FROM THE ABYSS #5
GATHERING: ALTERNATE REALITIES