As PV Comics hit the midpoint of its debut year and the immediate woes of our first print anthology, PV Comics Volume 1, passed â€“ I as the publisher of PV was faced with a bit of a dilemma: we wanted to do more print collections and a number of new books, but we werenâ€™t happy about our print options. The printer we had just used was a shyster, and we werenâ€™t prepared to start shelling out the cash necessary for big offset print runs. This problem was as old as the small press comic industry itself: indie creators had always been faced with some seriously limited options regarding printing their work, and none of them particularly attractive. But I had an ace up my sleeve: more than a decade of working outside of comics in various aspects of the print industry, and I knew it was time for someone to help change the odds against new comic creators entering the print world.
Part 2 of 3 in the â€œWho the hell is Logan DeAngelis?â€ series
It was March of 2001. The pixel-based land rush which was the early days of the webcomics scene were aâ€™bornin, Â and a funky little comic called KU-2 made its online debut. A heartwarming tale of a foul-mouthed punker from New Jersey (based none too loosely upon myself in the 90s, down to the idiotic haircut) and his adventures in Hawaii with an alien android combined elements of sci-fi, horror and Polynesian mythology which was, at the heart of it all, really just a heartfelt slice-of-life tale with some pretty weird trappings.
My name is Logan DeAngelis, and Iâ€™d like to thank Xaviar for inviting me to be guest Blogger here on Comixtalk this week! Now cue the deafening chorus of comic creators and readers booming across The Internets â€“ millions of voices suddenly crying out in terror, as it were â€“ asking â€¦ just who the hell is this guy?
Letâ€™s skim over the basics. Iâ€™m a Jersey guy, born and bred and I suppose I have more than my fair share of all that dubious honor would imply. An avid game geek and self admitted nerd, Iâ€™d rather eat glass than spend 10 minutes at a baseball game, and I love comic books. I grew up as a kid reading Silver Age DC (memorized Hal Jordanâ€™s Green Lantern Oath as soon as I could read) then did my stint as a Marvel zombie in high school devouring Walt Simonson Thors and Frank Miller Daredevils.
But it wasnâ€™t till I got a job in a comic book store in college that I was exposed to the beautiful underbelly of the indie comic scene and my life was changed forever. Cerebus. Grendel. Love & Rockets. With words that cut you like a rust-flecked razor, and stark black and white imagery that hit you between the eyes like a zip-a-tone sledgehammer, I was in love suddenly with a whole different kind of comic book.
Smartass kid from Jersey, oh what a bitch of a mistress you picked.
This story is like so many others, and maybe very similar to many of you readersâ€™ stories. So Iâ€™ll wrap up this brief intro now, and continue tomorrow when things started getting a bit more interesting and my first comics came to life online.
PV Comics is very proud to announce that our first Print Volume is in the current April Previews guide, available at most major comic shops. It is a 66 page squarebound book with all new stories by Nate Piekos, Matt Johnson, Steve Taylor and Kris Thor, Tom Stackpole, Jay Mcleod with Dineshsingh T., and DJ Coffman, and features a cover penciled by Steve Taylor and painted by Alfredo Lopez, Jr. This book is not a reprint or collection of comics that already appear on our website, this is all new material appearing for the first time!
PV COMICS VOLUME 1 is in the April Previews guide currently on the stands. Ask your shop to order it â€“ Page 321, order code APR042834. Continue Reading
Hot on the heels of the successful launch of its standard subscription model in January, comics publisher PV Comics is proud to introduce the first of its Web Issues today at www.PVComics.com.
Weighing in at a hefty 68 pages of online comic content for only $2, PV Comics Web Issue 01 is available now, collecting all of the comics from January into one affordable introductory sample. In addition, Web Issues are a permanent purchase; once unlocked, that monthâ€™s content will always be available to you. Even better, if you purchase a Web Issue and like what you see, the $2 cost of that issue can be deducted from the already low $15 cost of a full year subscription. Continue Reading