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AiT/Planet Lar to sub-distribute ‘Scurvy Dogs’

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Official Press Release

[Scurvy Dogs]

SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2003) AiT/Planet Lar publisher Larry Young
announced today that he has arranged to sub-distribute Andrew Boyd and
Ryan Yount’s pirate romp SCURVY DOGS to the comic book direct market.

“SCURVY DOGS was first brought to my attention at Isotope: The Comic
Book Lounge in San Francisco,” said Young. “Ryan was a constant fixture
on the leather couch, drawing, writing, inking, and trading quips with
his co-writer Andrew Boyd about their pirate book. Soon, not only was
the book completed, which is an achievement by itself, but he also was
just relentless about getting the word out about it. Not only was Ryan
hand-selling the Scurv to anyone who’d come into the shop, but he also
contacted leading comic book retailers personally about carrying his
book.

“I began to see there was an opportunity for a big bag of doubloons
waiting for the lads, and I’d be crazy not to help them get it. After
seeing retailers send him fat checks, and creators like Joe Casey and
Kieron Dwyer throwing him the thumb’s-up, I figured I’d be a chump not
to help him bring SCURVY DOGS to the people.”

“I’m just glad people seem to be really responding to what we’re doing,”
said Yount. “Andrew and I were really just trying to make each other
laugh, and translating that into a coherent comic book story that people
dig has been pretty challenging but pretty satisfying, too. You always
hear about comic book creators with a singular vision that they just had
to get out, but it’s true. We knew pirates are awesome, but we wanted to
bring the pirate love to the people. We knew we were on to something
when SF WEEKLY profiled pirates in general and us in particular.”

“People always say, ‘My book is hot! Ya gotta get it!’ and that’s just
crap,” said co-writer Andrew Boyd. “Sure, pirates are the new monkeys,
but it’s more than that. I just identify with the piratical sense of
adventure. And that’s what people need, now. AND WE GIVE IT TO THEM!”

SCURVY DOGS #1 will be available in comic shops July. It’s available now
from www.khepri.com and from www.scurvy-dogs.com.

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