Done and done. I shall post this link into oblivion.
It's been a few weeks since the Criminal announcement went public, and a few days since the October solicit for issue 1 hit, and I'm still finding tons of people who haven't seen the 5 page teaser Sean and I specially crafted to sell readers and retailers on this book, even though it was widely broadcast on newsarama and other places. So, I'm taking it to the people!
If you haven't seen the teaser for Criminal, go download it at this link: http://www.edbrubaker.com/criminal/
And then, email it to everyone you know who likes good comics, and post the link on every message board you can find.
And, if you're a true friend, print out a copy and bring it in to your local store to show your comics retailer, too. I'm going out big to retailers in the next few weeks, but having customers come in with the preview for them will make a HUGE difference. It's a tough market right now for anything outside superheroes, and while I think we'll do okay, better safe than sorry.
Anyone who does either of these things, though, please email me at email@example.com and let me know, and I'll see that you get something cool for helping us out.
Ed Brubaker needs an internet forum dedicated to him to promote his books!
If some moderator could give this a sticky for a week or so, that'd be great, too. I'm sure Brian would approve.
Nah, that wouldn't get the kind of traffic hitting a gazillion other sites like this does.Originally Posted by Dusty
I'll make sure my shop has this preview. I'm emailing it right now.
I'll change my sig for a while too, and promote it in other places (non-comic boards would be good too, right?)
I'm definitely in.
This book will be awesome, folks. Bru can do no wrong. Well, at least as far as comics are concerned...
Add in the talents of Sean Phillips and Val Staples, two men who are among the best in the industry at what they do, and you've got a winning team.
Being new to comics, I have a rather dumb question: Doesn't it also help the book if I just pick it up at my LCS this fall? Or do all the important numbers revolve around how many orders this title gets right now in the October solicits?
I might try to add this to my dcbs order, which I already placed.....
Looks great! I'll pick it up.
Yeah, it'll definitely help if you pick up the book at your shop. But there are a lot of shops out there, I want to be sure they all know about the book to begin with. Have you looked at the previews lately? It's easy to get lost in there.
And yeah, selling in the stores is vital, but getting good orders ahead of time to get on the shelves in the first place is just as vital.