SELF-PUBLISHED COMIC BOOK “OUR LOVE IS REAL” SKYROCKETS TO A THIRD PRINTING, WILL DEBUT AT COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO
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July 17, 2010 — LOS ANGELES, California — OUR LOVE IS REAL, the comic book “surprise hit of the summer” by Sam Humphries and Steven Sanders, is going back to press for a unique third edition to premiere at this week’s San Diego Comic Con, the largest comics convention of its kind in the world. The first and second print runs of the self-published, creator-owned “twisted sci-fi” comic sold out in less than a week.
Due to increasing demand, OUR LOVE IS REAL is going back to press with a limited run of “the Mineralsexual Edition”, featuring a new variant cover by Sanders. OUR LOVE IS REAL: The Mineralsexual Edition will be available exclusively during Humphries’ signing times at the Geekscape booth #4016, from 11am - 12am, Thursday through Sunday, at Comic Con International: San Diego.
“Everyone at Geekscape is stoked to have Sam signing every day at the Geekscape booth. We’re big fans of his work on FRAGGLE ROCK and CBGB: THE COMIC BOOK, and know how tough it is to self-publish your own work, so we jumped at the chance to help spread the word on OUR LOVE IS REAL,” said Jonathan London, owner and Editor-in-Chief of Geekscape. ”Plus…I am a mineralsexual. Really.”
OUR LOVE IS REAL continues to be available via digital download on Comixology, the online comic book service available across a variety of digital devices. Despite the day-and-date digital release, the print version was an early success for comic book stores.
Positive reviews for OUR LOVE IS REAL have been coming in from all corners of the internet, fueling buzz and demand from readers.
“One of the funniest comics I’ve had the pleasure of reading in quite some time…4 out of 5 stars,” said Chad Nevett of Comic Book Resources.
“A surprise hit of this summer,” said Ron Richards of iFanboy. “OUR LOVE IS REAL has the comics industry buzzing.”
“I strongly encourage you to check out this bravura creation from Steven Sanders and Sam Humphries,” said Tom Pinchuk of Comic Vine.
“OUR LOVE IS REAL is far more than the hot book of the moment. It’s a damn fine, required read,” said Joe Keatinge of Broken Frontier. “I loved every last page of it.”
“Even allowing for all the ongoing [DC Comics relaunch] hype, the hottest comic this week is definitely OUR LOVE IS REAL,” said Heidi MacDonald of THE BEAT. “The response has been overwhelming from readers and retailers.”
At Comic Con, Humphries will also be signing comics at the Archaia Entertainment booth #2635, including his work on Archaia’s FRAGGLE ROCK hardcover. For updated times and signing schedules, visit the booth or archaia.com.
Additionally, Humphries will discuss OUR LOVE IS REAL and strategies for comic book marketing on the “Indie Comics Marketing 101” panel, along with Chip Mosher (Marketing Director, BOOM! Studios), Laura Hudson (Editor-in-Chief, Comics Alliance), Ben McCool (writer, Choker, Memoir), and J.K. Parkin (managing editor, Robot 6 at Comic Book Resources). The panel will take place on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30p in room 8.
On July 6th, OUR LOVE IS REAL was launched simultaneously as a digital download via Comixology, and as a print version via mail orders and a select number of direct market comic book stores. The first and second editions are now unavailable at the distributor level. Some copies may still be available at participating comic book stores, although many experienced same-day sell-outs.
Information for OUR LOVE IS REAL, including a list of participating retailers, a link for digital download, and updated information from Comic Con, is available at ourloveisrealcomic.com.
For more information please contact Sam Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAM HUMPHRIES is a comic book writer living in Los Angeles. His work includes Our Love Is Real, Fraggle Rock for Archaia and CBGB: The Comic Book for BOOM! Studios. In March, he was named one of “Five Writers to Watch in 2011” by Wizard Magazine. In a previous life, he was the architect of MySpace Comic Books. You can visit him online at www.samhumphries.com.
STEVEN SANDERS When Steven Sanders was born in Kansas City, MO; his birth was foretold by a swallow, and celebrated by a white crane emerging from the heart of a fir tree. He’s penciled SWORD for Marvel Entertainment, and has done a bunch of other work in comics, gaming and advertising. You can visit him online at www.studiosputnik.com.
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