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Alternative Comics: Monthly Info Sheet for November 2001

Gainesville, Florida, November 1, 2001:

A lot of very exciting things are happening this Winter with Alternative Comics!

Our 9-11: Emergency Relief comic book anthology project to benefit the American Red Cross continues to garner incredible media, industry, and fan attention including mention in Entertainment Weekly, New York Daily News, SF Weekly, Gainesville Sun, New York Metropolis, Winnipeg Free Press, and more. The book has been increased from 124 pages to 160 pages. "We increased the page count," said editor Jeff Mason, "because of all of the tremendous submissions from cartoonists we have received." The retail price of the book remains $14.95. The official 9-11: Emergency Relief website is: http://www.indyworld.com/relief.
Over a dozen cartoonists involved with the 9-11: Emergency Relief project attended the Baltimore Comic-Con the weekend of Sunday, October 28 to promote the January 2002 release of the book. Frank Cho's original artwork for the cover of the book sold at Baltimore Comic-Con's benefit auction for $5,000 to Alec Peters of AuctionWorks with the money going to the American Red Cross.
Depending on whether or not the paper for our 9-11: Emergency Relief book is donated for the project, it may push the release date of the book from the first or second week to the third or fourth week of January 2002 so that the donated paper can be trucked to the our printer in Canada, Quebecor Printing. We are currently in the planning stages of a large book release signing tour for 9-11: Emergency Relief. Tentatively scheduled for January through March are signings in Canada, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, South Carolina, Minnesota, California, and Washington, as well as comics shows including the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, California and MegaCon in Orlando, Florida. An announcement will be made later this month.
Alternative Comics cartoonist Jon Lewis has been named as the new writer for DC Comics' monthly Robin comic book series. Following the extra-sized 100th issue of Robin, which Chuck Dixon will co-write with new writer Jon Lewis, recipient of a Xeric Grant, (True Swamp, Ghost Ship), Lewis becomes the series' regular writer with #101 in April 2002. "Jon's got a unique voice, and he's going to be steering the Teen Wonder in some very interesting and exciting directions," says Matt Idelson, Editor. "Bob Schreck suggested I take a look at True Swamp, and I liked what I saw enough to ask Jon if he wanted to take a stab at Robin."
Our new Titans of Finance comic book is also receiving tremendously heavy attention and reorder activity. See the official site at: http://www.indyworld.com/josh. ISBN: 1-891867-05-9.
Alternative Comics, publishers of cool comic books, releases some of the most original and intelligent titles being created today.

The Alternative Comics website is: http://www.indyworld.com/altcomics


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