Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Printing of "Knocked 'Em".

So, I'm reprinting Big Deal Comics & Stories #10, which featured a book length comic entitled "Knocked 'Em". It was originally 11x17", color cover, with a five dollar cover price. I made roughly about thirty of these things. This issue was giant, sure, but it was a novelty. It didn't need to be that size other than for me having the bragging rights of "Hey, I made a mini-comic one time that was 11x17" and wow was it awkward to carry around once you bought it".

On that note, I'm going to do another printing of it, but smaller and cheaper. The new one will be 5.5x8.5" digest size for two bucks. I'm adding a few new elements the giant one didn't have. For one, the back cover will sport this drawing of a banner with my website on it...

...and this illustration for the title page.

With the new cover only being in black & white, it will look a tad fancier than the tall color one, which was influenced by the cover of a 1961 Biology book from Golden Press (the one with Charlie Harper artwork). I'd been looking at early 20th Century fiction magazine covers that predated the 20's pulps. This one was slightly based on The Argosy issues from the early 1900's.

I'll have some information about how to order this and copies of Big Deal Comics & Stories #11, featuring "Sometimes I Think About You At Night".

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