Kill All Monsters, Volume 1 shipped from the printers last week, which means a couple of things. First, it means that it’s available for pre-order on Amazon (they don’t list a release date yet, but stay tuned) and since Diamond should also be getting their copies, it should also be in comic book stores soon.
The good news for Kickstarter supporters is that I just got my copies, so I’ll be starting work on getting those out next week. They don’t really fit with my kitchen decor anyway.
That there is page 244 from the April issue of the Previews catalog. Looks like something exciting might be coming to comics stores in June.
I say “might be” because for that to happen, shops have to order it. As exciting as it is that Kill All Monsters, Volume 1 is in the catalog, that really doesn’t mean anything unless the stores order. Jason and I are doing our best to get the word out, but nothing tells a retailer that they should stock a comic like customers coming in and telling them they want it.
If you’d like your very own, printed copy of Kill All Monsters and aren’t able to make it to a convention to buy it from me or Jason directly, please consider pre-ordering it at your comic shop. If they’re like mine, you don’t even have to pay for it until it shows up. But it’ll help your shop to know there’s an interest. It might also help them to know that the item code is STK611039, so feel free to pass that along if it’s convenient.
As another way of spreading the word, I’ve got a PDF version of the entire book that I’d love to send to anyone who’ll promise to review it. Just email me at michaelmay at michaelmay dot us and I’ll make sure you get one.
Jason is at Emerald City Comicon this weekend and he has Kill All Monsters! ashcans and prints (color and extremely limited edition black-and-white) with him. You can find him and KAM letterer (and awesome writer of his own stuff) Ed Brisson at table F-10 in Artist Alley.
As long as we’re on the subject: if you haven’t Liked the KAM Facebook page yet, you totally should. Whenever we hit a Likes milestone, Jason draws a random name and then draws a KAM picture for that person. The one above is the most recent.
It’s been a long time since we’ve updated you on the comic, so let’s do that, too. I’m currently writing the last chapter, but we’re already deep into plans for the return of KAM. I can’t say much yet about what that’ll be like, but I will say that there will be another print version before we relaunch the digital version. Not another ashcan, but that’s all I’ll say about it for now. We’re way excited.
If you’ve already read this week’s installment of Kill All Monsters, you’ve seen the announcement. After six straight months of updating every single week (even on holidays), Jason and I need a little break from posting pages.
But NEVER FEAR! We aren’t taking a break from creating the comic and it will be back. It’s just that we’re starting to feel a little rushed and as we head into the second act of our story we want to make sure that it’s the best it can be. In other words, we just need a little breathing room that we haven’t been able to get on the schedule we set for ourselves.
When we come back, we plan to resume that schedule, but we’ll do so with a nice buffer and full confidence that we’re telling the story the way that it needs to be told.
In the meantime, I’ll continue updating this blog with The History of KAM, Jason’s process drawings, and any other giant monsters/robots goodies I find around the Internet. And of course this will be where we’ll announce details about KAM‘s return.
So stay tuned here, follow Jason and me on Twitter, or Like our Facebook page. However you like to stay in touch, we’re looking forward to lots more monster-killing with you.