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Evan Henry
03-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Hi, guys!

Interested in comics, TV, film, and all that geeky stuff? Looking for reviews of new indie comics or forgotten video game gems? Check out BlackShipBooks.com (http://www.blackshipbooks.com), and you'll be able to say you were there before it was cool. Get in with us during our official launch week for an early look at what we're all about.

Black Ship Books is a comic book publisher and creative collective founded in 2011. With titles like Gia Giantess, Weird Zombie Horror, and Horror Haikus, we have devoted ourselves to two simple ideas: First, that comics are, and should remain, a uniquely versatile and dynamic medium for storytelling; and second, that any good story, no matter the genre, deserves an opportunity to prove itself worthy of the respect and attention afforded other works of art and literature.

In the tradition of Black Ship’s past and ongoing work in comics, this website is a continuing reflection of those two ideas. Moving beyond the realm of comics, we want to open a conversation–lots of conversations, in fact–about how concepts like literature and art are defined in the modern world, and about how changes in technology and the way storytellers relate to their audience are transforming those concepts.

The ride is just getting started, so jump on in; the water’s fine! You can follow us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/blackshipcomics) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/blackshipbooks).

Rene A.
03-12-2014, 03:53 PM
Sounds like fun! I'll swing on by the site to check it out.

Evan Henry
03-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Do it, Rene! :)

And hey, I remember you from Axe the Slayer, about... three and a half years ago, now? Next time you're working on something, hit me up and we'll run a review!

Rene A.
03-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Yes--you remembered!--that was a while back (Axe the Slayer.) I do have a new web comic, just wrapped up its first season: www.asreethlionwarrior.com. I just put together a compilation and you can see more at www.myartscreative.com.

Evan Henry
04-19-2014, 12:30 PM
Five weeks on, and we've got new content every weekday! Interviews with Mark Bertolini (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/black-ship-interviews-mark-bertolini/), Renae de Liz (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/black-ship-interviews-renae-de-liz/), Joe Simmons (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/black-ship-interviews-joe-simmons/), and Todd Black (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/black-ship-interviews-todd-black/).

Also, Lara J. Phillips, creator of books like Ministry and Alpha, has just published her second installment on the mythology of Frank Miller, focusing on the women of Sin City: Part 1 (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/riding-the-goddess-the-women-of-frank-millers-sin-city-part-1/) & Part 2 (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/riding-the-goddess-the-women-of-frank-millers-sin-city-part-2/)

DW's own Paul Brian DeBerry gives us lists like (my favorite) this one on Kickstarter (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/kickstart-me/), while Kevin Blanton exhumes video game and comic classics (and not-so classics) in The Junkyard (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/author/kevin-blanton/), and Ryan Brooks (http://www.blackshipbooks.com/author/ryan-brooks/) joins us for his weekly thoughts on all things comics.

Check us out on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/blackshipbooks) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/blackshipcomics)! Stay in touch, let us know if you're working on anything cool, and feel free to drop us a line anytime at press@blackshipbooks.com!


Evan Henry
05-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Time for another update! We've got some seriously killer interviews with some great creators coming very, very soon, so be sure to keep an eye out there. In addition, Alvin Farciert (of Loudest Mind) and Jeremy Bishop kick off their new columns next week!

Be on the lookout for Alvin's League of Extraordinary Reviews and Transmissions from the Fringe at BlackShipBooks.com. (http://www.blackshipbooks.com)

paul brian deberry
05-24-2014, 12:35 PM