Submissions Open for InvestComics’ “Deadly Tales: One and Done!” Anthology
Publisher promises dire consequences in 100 single-page tales of death and demise, with 100% of profits going to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
May 31, 2011 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(West Palm Beach, Florida; May 31, 2011) – Comic book and entertainment information website InvestComics has announced plans to publish its first graphic novel anthology with 100% of profits going to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). Submissions are now open for the collection, called Deadly Tales: One and Done!, which will feature 100 single-page tales by established and emerging comic book stars.
“Comic creators are amongst the most generous souls on the planet, and they are constantly being asked to contribute free work,” says Jay Katz, President and Founder of InvestComics. “The goal of this anthology is simple: Provide a fun, creative challenge that doesn’t require too much effort but will hopefully yield a powerful collection of work and benefit CBLDF.”
Although the book provides a great opportunity for new indie comic creators to get exposure, it will also include established comic stars covering many genres.
“We’ll be reaching out to established creators whom we’ve featured on our website and our InvestComics TV channel, as well as some of our favorite indie creators,” says Katz. “While we won’t be providing payment for the submissions, we will be offering several exciting fringe benefits … not to mention we will print, publish and promote the book out of our own pockets with 100% of any profits going to CBLDF.
Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill Florida will be providing 10 collectible prizes to 10 lucky contributors to the anthology. Tates Comics has been in business 18 years, and is a force within the comic book community. InvestComics TV will also be interviewing several contributors from the “Dead Tales” anthology.
“Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is all about First Amendment rights” says Katz. “And InvestComics wholly endorses freedom of speech and creative expression – CBLDF is a true cause that we are proud to support.”
InvestComics will also be publicizing the anthology with like-minded comic book websites, including Matt Bergin’s Comics Cure. Katz says InvestComics also plans to run additional contests pertaining to the anthology, including running a cover contest.
“Although the anthology has a ‘death’ theme, in the end we are all about helping the living,” says Katz.
Anyone interested in being a part of “Deadly Tales: One and Done!” can go to the InvestComics website (www.trendingpopculture.com) for full details on the project and rules for submission and guidelines.
InvestComics™ started as a magazine in 2006; the first issue wasn’t released until June of 2007. The magazine was distributed as a free comic book Investment Guide throughout local comic shops in South Florida. It was also a giveaway on Ebay for any winning bid to receive with their order.
Although the InvestComics™ web site was on line in 2005, it wasn’t until 2007 the web site became the main focal point and the magazine ceased. InvestComics™ wanted to start reaching a broader audience and began to rapidly expand. InvestComics™ became the “Entertainment” Investment Guide as a result of covering many areas in the industry, focusing on entertainment as well as highlighting investment opportunities. Most recently the launch of InvestComics TV (ICTV) has made the site multi-media, attracting some of the biggest names in the industry to appear in a split-screen 10-12 minute interview format.
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. If you wish to support CBLDF, you can visit their website at http://cbldf.org/.