|QEW Gal Sarah Willliams|
Last quarter QEW Publishing experienced a series of challenging, but fun and exciting adventures with back-to-back tours. A lot of showcasing of its works and connecting with new contacts for future projects took place.
|QEW Gal Alicia Groom|
The Rose City Comi-Con in Portland, Oregon, Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, and Seattle's Jet City Comic Show. QEW Publishing will end its official exhibition season after attending the Bellingham Comi-Con in Bellingham, Washington on October 20, 2012. Plenty of planning and effort was carried out to attend these events, but it was really the commitment and teamwork of a devoted team of volunteer QEW Gals to help make it possible. QEW Publishing would like to express its gratitude to Sarah Williams and Alicia Groom.
2013 3RD LINE-UP OF NEW RELEASES REVISED
With so many colliding and conflicting production schedules and looming deadlines regarding the pursuits of numerous other developing projects here, QEW Publishing has had to revise its list comprising the 3rd Line-Up of new releases for 2013. The comics, VOID XANADU #1 and BLACKSTONE #1, which had been selected earlier have been removed from this list. The revised line-up is now as follows:
ZEVON7--TPB (Trade Paperback)
BLOOD & SILVER #1
ZOMBIES MINUS ZERO #1
|MAGISPHERE Character model Holli Elizabeth|
This project has unfortunately seemed to have parted ways with its initial penciling artist, Joseph Joyner. However, this mini-series' featured character model, Holli Elizabeth, has not given up to see MAGISPHERE develop into its fruition. She has sparked a renewed effort for QEW Publishing to draft and produce an ad to recruit a replacement artist, which will soon be underway.
Holli has ignited this action by contributing a snapshot of herself for artistic reference. A link to the published ad will be posted on QEW Publishing's Open Group page on Facebook.
QEW Publishing is happy and proud to introduce its newest character model, Shelby Meader.
A lovely model and actress in her own right, Shelby was also a contestant in the Miss Washington USA Pageant. She's listed here at the link provided here: Pageant Contestants. Shelby will be featured as the main character in WOLVEN, a developing new 1-shot, 50-page comic book about werewolves.
There has been plenty of accomplished progress on the production of the very first issue of this rock-and-roll horror mini-series created and written by Jim Savard. New artist Ian Chase Nichols has recently joined its creative team as letterer.
DISTRIBUTION OPERATION & RETAILER ROUND-UP
There has been back and forth contemplation here at QEW HQ to establish and maintain an exclusive "micro-"distributorship to local comic retailers for QEW Publishing's works to become available in their stores over the past several years. After a number of false starts and cost-eroding failures, a renewed effort will be underway again to restart the previously mentioned Retailer Round-Up campaign to solicit these stores. These would still entail the production and provision of an on-line, webzine catalog that will be called, PEEK.
QEW PUBLISHING ASSISTANT SEARCH
This position remains open as the search continues.
KICKSTARTER FUND-RAISING EFFORTS FAIL
Unfortunately, after a two-month campaign on Kickstarter, the fundraising efforts for helping to initiate production on the special comic projects, THE 1,000-YEAR NIGHT #1 and REPO KATZ #1 were again unsuccessful.
YO-YO STALLED AGAIN
After dispensing her impressive due diligence as penciler/inker on this 4-part, action mini-series, Rachele Aragno, has resigned her post, rendering this project stalled once again in mid-production.
EAT & RUN PROCEEDS
|EAT & RUN penciled cover and title logo|
Nick Olivo maintains his outstanding performance penciling this 75-page graphic horror novel. To this date only 28 pages remain for him to produce, and once that's done the focus will draw very closely on inking, coloring, and lettering.
BLACKSTONE'S NEW INKER
|Page 4 of BLACKSTONE by Rick Marcks|
|The novel CONJURER|
QEW Publishing is now promoting and releasing other creator-owned works beyond comics. CONJURER is a novel that is one of these. An intriguing espionage and political thriller written by John Steven Anderson, CONJURER is the story of a young CIA operative struggling with his past as he confronts the corruption and violence of a terrible police state.
ZEVON7 PRINTED ISSUES
|ZEVON7 #1 Cover|
Printed editions of all issues of ZEVON7, the 4-part, sci-fi action mini-series are finally available.
1-SHOT COMIC BOOKS
An exciting plethora of ideas and developing new ideas for 3-part and 4-part comic mini-series remain here in the archives at QEW Publishing. This means that there are many of them to process and steer towards actual production, but there is very limited time to invest to do so. So it has been decided that the bulk of these properties will have their respective production processes reconfigured in order to produce, publish, and release a number of 50-page, 1-shot comic books. This could accommodate a more streamlined and expedient production process that would result a more new comic titles.
YdAo, NEW LETTERER
|BLOOD & SILVER #1 Cover|
ZOMBIES MINUS ZERO
|Official ZMZ logo produced by Kyle Shold|
QEW Publishing is pleased and proud to announce that it will be adding the new novel, NIGHTHAWK, to its 3rd Line-up of new releases to be presented in March 2013. When a childhood friend suddenly goes missing, a young city cop returns to her small home town of Nighthawk, Washington to investigate and becomes swept into an eerie mystery entwined within an otherworldly realm of fantasy. NIGHTHAWK is written by the author Marie Frances and published by Chuck Messinger. NIGHTHAWK is the first novel that will comprise the volumes of the Otherworld Society series.
|STRIKE POINT image logo|
During all the numerous comic book conventions and expos, each of these events have all kindly catered to the likes of independent, small press publishers and artists by providing the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works and services to the attending public. Many of these enterprises and persons are on the periphery of the comics industry and continue to work very hard to successfully enter the mainstream. QEW Publishing is currently marshaling its own humble and limited resources to offer another venue to be established exclusively for small press publishers and artists in late October of 2013. This new venue will be called Strike Point: The Small Press Publishers & Artists Expo. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Strike Point would be a 1-day event. Processing for a confirmation for a location of the venue will be underway soon. Exhibitor applications will be drafted when the venue location is confirmed and will be submitted to all small publishers and artists invited to attend.
|RETROMECH #1 cover|
This 4-part, sci-fi mini-series has been in production for quite some time, but its creative team of artists, Taylor Bills and Benjamin Sawyer, still remain dedicated to its completion.
NEXT QPQ EDITION DECEMBER 2012