Tuesday, March 25, 2008

INDIE ISLAND :: Oni Press, Ninjas, and More!

More updates! Including a very cool one that we've been working on for a while: Oni Press! Increasing the shocking number of publishers and creators attending Indie Island from the Pacific Northwest this year, Oni Press joins the ranks for their very first HeroesCon! They'll be in good company, too, as half of their biggest creators will be here, including Bryan Lee O'Malley, Hope Larson, and Greg Rucka! Super news for us--Indie Island was always conceived as a collection of really awesome elements wrapped around nodes of indie publishers, and it's nice to see that contingent growing as our profile expands on the "scene."

But that's not all: also brand new on the list today is Marc Arsenault, an old hand on the indie scene, having worked as an art director for Tundra and Fantagraphics, with books including Robert Williams' Malicious Resplendence on his resume. His more recent venture is Wow Cool, a publisher and distributor, producing books, DVD's, and records.

ALSO new today are Shane Heron and Joel Buxton, the creative team behind the Awesome Marcus Ninja webcomic. Which, I should say, is pretty funny. I've been meaning to add these guys for over a month, and keep forgetting. They contacted us a few months ago, and Todd and I went and checked out the strip, and ending up reading nearly all of them. I can't explain it, but there's something about it that's really funny, almost every time. Very strange and cool. But hey--don't listen to me--go check it out yourself!

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