Official Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2003) AiT/Planet Lar publisher Larry Youngannounced today that he has arranged to sub-distribute Andrew Boyd andRyan Yount's pirate romp SCURVY DOGS to the comic book direct market.
"SCURVY DOGS was first brought to my attention at Isotope: The ComicBook Lounge in San Francisco," said Young. "Ryan was a constant fixtureon the leather couch, drawing, writing, inking, and trading quips withhis co-writer Andrew Boyd about their pirate book. Soon, not only wasthe book completed, which is an achievement by itself, but he also wasjust relentless about getting the word out about it. Not only was Ryanhand-selling the Scurv to anyone who'd come into the shop, but he alsocontacted leading comic book retailers personally about carrying hisbook.
"I began to see there was an opportunity for a big bag of doubloonswaiting for the lads, and I'd be crazy not to help them get it. Afterseeing retailers send him fat checks, and creators like Joe Casey andKieron Dwyer throwing him the thumb's-up, I figured I'd be a chump notto 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 otherlaugh, and translating that into a coherent comic book story that peopledig has been pretty challenging but pretty satisfying, too. You alwayshear about comic book creators with a singular vision that they just hadto get out, but it's true. We knew pirates are awesome, but we wanted tobring the pirate love to the people. We knew we were on to somethingwhen SF WEEKLY profiled pirates in general and us in particular."
"People always say, 'My book is hot! Ya gotta get it!' and that's justcrap," said co-writer Andrew Boyd. "Sure, pirates are the new monkeys,but it's more than that. I just identify with the piratical sense ofadventure. 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 nowfrom www.khepri.com and from www.scurvy-dogs.com.