This is just to let you know that we will be suspending our regular transmissions until July 31. Summer is finally upon us, and we here at Outré HC are going to take a most welcome (and dare we say well-deserved) vacation.
We will update the blog if there is something we just have to share with you right away, but for now the plan is to return to our regular programming by the end of July.
From then on you can look forward to presentations of the creators behind the next installment of Outré, and of course teasers about its content. As we told you many times before, Outré #2 is all about “hopelessness”, and we couldn’t be more optimistic about the issue.
We’d like to wish all our readers, downloaders and supporters a safe and happy summer. And don’t forget:
Glenn & Magnus
Today is the 5th of June, which means that it’s exactly one month and one day since we released Outré #1 to the world (download it here!). We’re extremely pleased with what we’ve achieved so far, as the response has been very positive and people all over the world are still downloading the issue. Thanks again to everyone of you who decided to check it out.
And speaking of positive feedback: We have a fresh review to show you, this time from Unleash the Fanboy, who gave the issue four out of five stars. The score is great in itself, but we’re also pleased to see that the reviewer got what we’re trying to do with the creators involved:
This book is free; it allows the contributors to retain their rights; and it publishes in-depth profiles of creators toiling in the comics field. While the identified mission of Outré is to “raise awareness” about comics as a storytelling medium, their approach reveals a deeper intent: to raise the profile of the actual storytellers themselves. If you’re looking for new creators to fall in love with, an anthology is a great place to start, and Outré seems to know that. The final page of Outré #1 is simply a roll call of every artist and writer that contributed with direct links to their websites. The invitation is clear: if you like what you see, go get more. In an industry that sometimes treats creators like fast food treats its cows, this is new.
So if you haven’t already, do take a minute and go over the beforementioned page (or jump directly to our “creator roundup” here). These creators have a lot of cool stuff on their comic book résumé, which should make the wait for Outré #2 a little more bearable.
Talk to you soon and stay creative!
Magnus & Glenn