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24 September 2008 @ 06:32 am
at long, long last…  

Ladies and gentlemen, I am *exceedingly* pleased to announce, at long, long last, the official launch date of my comic book, “Take A Chance”.

Dabel Brothers Publishing, in conjunction with artist Ardian Syaf (”The Dresden Files”), colorist Jason Embury (”Hero By Night”, “Shadowhawk”), letterer Melissa S. Kaercher (”Dr. Blink, Superhero Shrink”), cover artist Scott Clark (”X-Men”, “Stormwatch”), and writer C.E. Murphy (”The Walker Papers”, “The Negotiator Trilogy”) bring you “Take A Chance”, a superhero comic series about Frankie Kemp, aka “Chance”, a woman who loses her son to gang violence and turns vigilante to save other children.

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Those of you who’ve been reading for a while know that “Take A Chance” is a pet project of mine that I’ve been working on for over five years, mostly for love of the game. Seeing it realized is one of the most mind-blowing things I’ve ever done. I’ve had the good fortune to work with some incredibly talented people over the last few years, and I very literally wouldn’t have been able to do this without them. I owe all of you guys–Ardian, Jason, Melissa, and Scott, as well as the Dabels and my agent–a huge debt of thanks.

Back when I started this, I said that if I ever got Chance published, that I’d turn first issue into a fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Now I’m putting my money where my mouth is.

50% of any proceeds I make (after paying my phenomenal team what they deserve) from the first issue of Chance will go to the CBLDF. The remaining money will be turned back over into producing further issues of the comic book. When the first six are collected into trade format, 10% of my proceeds on that will also go to the CBLDF, which means at the end of the day, I’m making no profit at all on that issue. I would dearly love to see the CBLDF profit enormously, though, so I hope you’ll spread the word.

Issue #1 of “Take A Chance” will be out in December 2008. It’s in this week’s Previews and available for pre-orders. I’ll get an order form with all the relevant details already filled in so you can just print it out, but please do talk to your comic shop owners, your friends, even your big box stores, who might be convinced to carry an independent monthly comic if there’s enough interest shown in it.

A very large version of the Previews ad (complete with a typo I hope didn’t make it into the actual ad)

(x-posted from the essential kit)

 
 
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darilliandarillian on September 24th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
OMG, that is SO awesome. Congratulations! *hugs and hopping up and down with you*

Okay, so I just have to call the comic stores tomorrow, and try to pre-order from somewhere, and set aside the money for like 10 copies... :D
Marithmarith on September 24th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
YAY! Does that mean I can put it up in my cube and tell my coworkers to buy it? :)
kitmizkit on September 24th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
yes! I will attempt to get an order form up for people to just print off by this afternoon.

ZOH. MAH. GOD! SQUEEEEEEEEEE!
It's a Deensedeensey on September 24th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
It looks great, and I'm looking forward to it!
wednesday childewedschilde on September 24th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
wwwwhoooooo hoooooo!

just remember... so long as they spell your name right, it's all good :D
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on September 24th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
This is the best announcement ever. I feel like I've been reading about Chance for years, and I'm so glad that she's finally hitting paper. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

So happy that you get to create something so special to you too.

Hugs!
kit: murkowskimizkit on September 24th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
I feel like I've been reading about Chance for years

You probably have been. This has been a loooong road. :)

*HUGS*!
Lilifae: great powerlilifae on September 24th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
OmG! This is so cool. Will immediately pimp you this afternoon over at my blog!

Congratulations!
Pamelajeditigger on September 24th, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
AWESOME, Kit!!! That looks SO GOOD. Holy crow.

EDIT: I posted about your publication here in my journal and will be talking to the owner of our big comics store about it. I seriously applaud your efforts to support the CBLDF, especially when you've mentioned fiscal concerns here before. That's incredible. Hats off to you.

Edited at 2008-09-24 01:23 pm (UTC)
kit: chance2mizkit on September 24th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! That is so very very cool of you.

*beams* I'm so excited. Oh my God. :)
Pamelajeditigger on September 24th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
Cool of ME? You're the one who's helping support one of the most important free speech movements in American publications WHILE living in another country. :)

And really...the book looks awesome. I can only wish that one of my books ever looks that pretty. *envy envy*
la sirena dolce: a - smilinglasirenadolce on September 24th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
Congrats! What fun!
From Mission Impossible To MissionInfreakingsanitynot_from_stars on September 24th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
That's great!

I will be shopping around to find a place that will carry it.
Trent the Uncatchable: comicsknappenp on September 24th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
Chance for teh win!
Jennifer Jacksonarcaedia on September 24th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
Yay! So excited!
kit: thinksmizkit on September 24th, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
*dances you like a giddy dancing thing*!
Natural20natural20 on September 24th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
w00t!
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on September 24th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
I already told my comics store to put it on my subs list. :)
GM Ceosanna: Defy Gravityceosanna on September 24th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
That? Is full of AWESOME. CONGRATS!
Michael Currymcurry on September 24th, 2008 11:03 am (UTC)
Woohooooo! Congratulations, Catie!
Astres - Kate L.astres on September 24th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
Fweee!

When it comes out, can we get it from any comic book store? or...? I'm in Canada and I really want to make sure I can get my hands on a copy :P
plums deifyalmond_tiger on September 24th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
That is amazing! I'm such a mix of happy for you, and jealous :)
J.K.Richárd: hoverhinoneutronjockey on September 24th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Kit kicks booty, takes names!
allaboutm_e: When there's trouble you call DW!!allaboutm_e on September 24th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Kewlness! Marking my comics list Right Now!
Evil Headdrivingblind on September 24th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
*deep breath*

ROCK
nuj on September 24th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm going to my comic store tomorrow and will definitely have them put it on our sub list! Can't wait!