DASH issue 3 has been officially re-solicited! Please tell your local comic book shops that it’s Diamond Item Code: MAR151437 (and thank you for doing so.)
Check it out with it’s full synopsis on The Previews World site HERE
and read the very first page issue 3 HERE
Hey everybody, we hope you’re all well. We’ve gotten quite a few inquiries about DASH 3 and some concerns about the comic’s future. So here’s the skinny: DASH is continuing!
We’re still on Northwest Press. But we’ll be moving forward as a bi-monthly series. In March, Issue 3 will be re-solicited to hit the stores in May. In May, Issue 4 will be re-solicited to hit the stores in July, and so on and so forth. At the moment, a bi-monthly schedule is the most optimal for us to make sure we put out the best comic that we possibly can.
Now, on the comic’s “off” months we have something planned to fill in the gaps, but we can’t tell you about it quite yet. If you attended our launch party back in October though, you’ll have a pretty good idea what’s in the works!
We’ve heard from quite a few people having frustrations with their shops being unable to order DASH Issues 1 & 2 through Diamond. We are equally as frustrated; however, always remember that you (and your shop) can order directly from Northwest Press anytime, you can do that RIGHT HERE.
And lastly, from both of us…thank you! Thank you for reading, thank you for caring, and most of all, thank you for reaching out and asking. In indie comics it’s easy to doubt if anyone’s really out there enjoying what you make, so hearing from you through email, Facebook, Twitter, and in person really makes it all worthwhile.
We’ve just scratched the surface of the world we’re building, and Issue 3 ramps it all up. Thank you for taking the ride with us!
And now, in appreciation of your patience, here is the first page of Issue 3:
Hey everyone, thank you so much for your kind words on issue 2! We know it came out a little more sporadically than issue 1, but we’re hoping the twists it added to the story were worth the wait.
We want to thank Greg McElhatton at CBR for giving issue 2 such a good review Also Brad Gischia of Bagged and Bored did a review of both issues 1 & 2. Also much thanks to Andrea Speed at Cxpulp for giving us another positive review!
Some have let us know they are having a hard time getting their LCS to order Dash. First thank you for letting us know about the problem, we’re a bit frustrated by it as well. Please remember even though we are distributed by Diamond you can also get issue 1 & 2 directly from our publisher Northwest Press, both physically and digitally. Also issue 2 will be on Comixology this Wednesday (12/31/14), so keep your eye out!
Speaking of Comixology, they’re having a great sale featuring a lot of great Northwest Press titles, including Dash issue 1, so keep a look out for that as well.
We want to thank everyone for supporting Dash this year, from reading our comic, to reading our very sporadic blog (it’s honestly one of our New Years resolutions!) From coming out to the launch party, to retweeting, sharing, and spreading the word, thank you. We promise we have much more coming your way this year!
As a thank you here is a B&W preview page from issue 3…….
Great guns! I can’t believe it’s been so long since we’ve updated! So much has happened since Dash 1 has come out. I always say I’m going to try and keep this blog way more up to date than I have been, it’s an early New Years resolution.
In future posts l’ll update about our fantastic launch party we had in October, the con appearances Delia and I both made, more sneak peaks, and more exclusives.
But the biggest news at hand is Dash issue 2 is out.
We had some unfortunate delays that were both out of our hands and our publishers. Thank you for sticking with the comic and waiting patiently …. or impatiently in one case! We’re hoping you like issue 2 even better than issue 1 as it ratchets up the action and dives deeper into Dash’s history. By the last page I think you’ll get a little clearer picture of where The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara is going.
We want to thank David Charles Bitterbaum over at The Newest Rant for giving issue 2 a nice 4.5 out of 5 review which you can read here. And make sure you check out his blog often!
We have a new section on the blog called The Comic, be sure to check it out to get exclusive preview pages of the released issues, and the covers that have been released thus far. Also there you can find links where you can order Dash online, either Gumroad, Comixology, or direct from our publisher Northwest Press. Speaking of Northwest Press they are having a fantastic holiday sale. 40% off when you spend $20! That’s a great deal.
You can also get Dash in select comic shops all across the country. If your comic shop isn’t carrying Dash please ask them to order it. If you are looking for back issues of Dash you can also ask your LCS to do reorder or they can order direct from Northwest Press.The latest issue up for order is Issue 5 (see the synopsis in the The Comic section.) The Diamond order code number for issue 5 is DEC14 1585. Speaking of issue 5 here is an exclusive first look at the cover for it!
Lastly we want to thank all the readers and retailers that have taken a chance on our comic. We promise we have lots more in store for you, our goal is to always put the best we can into every issue. If you’ve been reading please let us know what you think by emailing email@example.com. If you’d like feel free to ask questions and (with your permission) we’ll print some of the emails here and answer them.
I got some writing to get done tonight, so I’ll wrap this up, and like I said I’ll try to keep this updated more often than not.
DASH issue 1 is officially out! We’re so excited to finally share the entire issue with you!
Here is how you can get it:
Direct from our awesome publisher Northwest Press, you can order a hard copy or digital. (They are having a 25% off everything sale that goes on until September 30th, so go shopping here and then type in coupon code: “pumpkin_spice” when you check out to get the deal!)
On Comixology right here.
In select comic shops all over. If your shop is carrying Dash please let us know, we would love to help them out however we can. If your shop is not carrying Dash well tell them you want them to be carrying it, we’re in the Diamond Previews catalogue every month!
We also want to thank Dustin Cabeal of Comic Bastards for the 5 out 5 review he gave issue 1. You can read the review here.
We’d also like to thank Jen ‘Miss J’ Aprahamian of Comic Vine for the positive and constructive review she gave issue 1. You can read that here.
Don’t forget we’re throwing a launch party in Philadelphia for Dash on October 4th, you can get tickets for that here.
Finally the multi-talented Rich Lee put together another video of Delia and myself talking about issue 1. If all goes well we’ll be doing one for every issue.
Now that issue 1 is out we can talk a bit more about our process for the first issue as well as show you some preview art of issue 2, and maybe, just maybe, tear Delia away from working on the next issue to post. No promises. So stay tuned, The Case of The Mysterious Zita Makara has just started!
Summer has pretty much come and gone and like most summers, for me at least, it has gone by way too quickly. Somehow though there’s a small, a very very very small part of me that’s relieved it is over. Any one else feel the same way? Delia is knee deep into making issue 2 awesome. It’s kind of surreal to think that the script for it is two years old; Delia’s thumbnails for it are almost as old. Issue 1 has been done for a while now and as much as we love the work we’ve done on it, it feels like we’ve been picking and chipping at it forever. Now that we’re really getting into issue 2 it feels like this train is moving! (Sorry to disappoint, there are no trains here, only comics.)
Speaking of issue 1 it hits the stands on September 24th, so if you asked your local comic store for it, that is the day to go pick it up (and while you’re at it browse around and pick up some other great books too.) However if you are the type who doesn’t like leaving the house because it means putting on pants, and if you are you are my people, we have some good news to report: Dash will be on Comixology! It looks like it it will be available day and date of the print release, so if your preferred reading method is digital you can get us there as well.
As a digital freebie if you want an 8 page preview of Issue 1, our awesome publisher Norwest Press has it up on their website, check that out here!
In the “it’s nice when people say nice things department” we’ve gotten another very nice advance review of issue 1 from Andrea Speed that was featured on the cxPulp website. You can read the review here and check out more from Andrea at her website here.
Other than working on issue 2, I’m currently adapting issue 1 into a live radio play that will be performed at our Dash Comic Launch Party in Philadelphia on October 4th in the Red Room at The Society Hill Playhouse. If you are in the Philadelphia area the first weekend of October please stop on by. A huge blog post about the party, the radio play, and how to get a signed copy of Dash 1 for free coming next!
And with all this talk of Issue 1 and Issue 2, the cover for Issue 3 is out and about now, and I love what Delia has captured with it. Below is the penciled version, to check out the full color version of it on Previews World here
Lastly we’d love to hear your thoughts on Dash, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots more coming up, stay tuned!
It’s official! Dash Issue #1 will be hitting stands September 24!
We are excited to finally be able to announce that Dash will be released this September as an ongoing series from Northwest Press! After two years of working to make the best comic we can, it’s a thrill to finally be able to get this into shops.
First, we’d love to get Dash into as many shops as possible. It can always be risky for comic shop owners to take a chance on a brand new series but if you tell your local shop you want it, they’ll order it for you.
Dash Issue #1 is in the Diamond Previews July Magazine. You can tell them the Diamond Preview Item Code is JUL141331 or you can just direct them to the link on their website HERE
Remember, we’re a monthly, so if you pick it up tell them to put it on your pull list. And hey, if you don’t have a pull list at your LCS, maybe you should consider getting one. I’m sure your local shop would be happy to set one up for you.
Second, we can’t thank Bleeding Cool enough for their feature on Dash. It was very unexpected and we are very grateful they decided to feature our book. They have some early pictures of stuff we don’t even have on this blog, so check it out HERE
Finally, we’re so pleased that we are being published by Northwest Press. It’s very hard for a company to put an ongoing monthly title featuring a gay male protagonist, particularly in the noir genre, out there. The confidence they have in Dash as an ongoing series is inspiring! Check out the website for Northwest Press HERE
We have much more stuff ahead this summer as we lead up to issue #1’s release. Until then…