Nerdage readers got a bit of a sneak peek at this, as Neil Kleid of “Action, Ohio” mentioned it in his recent “Ursa Minors” interview — Shadowline is launching a Web comics line of a bunch of stuff that seems pretty good, actually. “Finder,” probably the best science-fiction comic you haven’t read, finds a home, along with “Chicago: 1968″ and “Brat-Halla.” Here at Nerdage, we’re looking forward to checking out “Hannibal Goes to Rome,” and hope to bring you guys an interview with creator Brendan McGinley shortly. Give them a read at http://www.shadowlinecomics.com/webcomics/. You can read the press release after the cut.
– Matt Price
The digital comics revolution continues as Image Comics’ Shadowline expands their web comics division with a number of titles from fan favorites and the newest generation of creators!
“While my first love comes in the traditional comics format, there’s no denying the massive amount of new ideas and talent coming from the online world,” said Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino. “It’s become a way for creators like PLATINUM GRIT’s Trudy Cooper to gain recognition or established names like FINDER’s Carla Speed McNeil to get their work to a wider audience. We’re thrilled to bring these creators together in one collective.”
Shadowline’s continued diversity will be reflected in the web comics, as the line will vary from the science fiction of FINDER to the political intrigue of Len Kody & Jenny Frison’s CHICAGO: 1968 and even the oft-kilter superheroics of ACTION, OHIO by Neil Kleid and Paul Salvi. The lineup also currently includes newer titles like HANNIBAL GOES TO ROME, and the long-running YENNY and BRAT-HALLA. Future contributions include the web comic hit, PLATINUM GRIT by Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy, and the upcoming LI’L DEPRESSED BOY featuring art by Jim Mahfood, Sam Kieth and more to come!
More information can be found at www.shadowlinecomics.com/webcomics.