So, here we are, a new year, and new beginning.
The Monkey Pipe Studios website is beginning to fill up more and more, which is what I really wanted - a site that people could visit daily, weekly, casually, and catch up on some good web-comics.
As of today, Jesse Mesa Toves' Tell the Veil begins - a short piece from an excellent and extremely talented creator (check out his stuff here).
Probably next week (Friday) will see the start of Slate and Ashe, by Ethan Murphy, Luigi Teruel and Isabel Tanalgo.
Later this year, possibly February or March, I am hoping to start running The Hero Code as a webcomic also - and soon after I'd love for The Black Wraith and Department O to follow.
I'll also be adding some more shorts and the like.
With all of these, that would bring the total of series running on the site to eight.
Why am I doing this?
To be honest, I don't really know. I get around 100 unique viewers pretty much every day, so I'm guessing someone is getting something out of this.
I'm sure there is plenty I could be doing to extend the reach of this project, but for now I really am just trying to get the series' out there. By sharing the site with more creators, I am hoping to extend each of our collective reaches.
With that in mind, I am trying to work out ways of making the site more open to completed submissions - if anyone has any thoughts on this, or ideas on how to make this work, please let me know.
It's not about money, or claiming ownership - every story that appears on the site remains the property of the creators - it's about having a single point for lots of creators to showcase their works, and hopefully build all of our followings.
On the side of MPS titles and printed runs, I am in talks with a printer right now about doing some small off-set runs for our titles, and hope to have some news on that in the next few days - at the very least I will have some things ready for ECCC, even if I have to go the POD route for the show.
As you were.