Indy Comic Book Week preview: Carnivale DeRobotique

Tony Trov, Johnny Zito and Mark Fidona will release a comic called Carnivale DeRobotique -- "the story of a rebellious Nanny Droid, Wendy, who runs away to be a ballerina in the robot circus" -- as a part of Indy Comic Book Week later this month. The book will be available at shops in Philadelphia, New York and Austin (click on the link above to see where exactly you can buy it). You can check out artwork from the book after the jump.

So what is Indy Comic Book Week? Kevin mentioned it back in October, but basically the idea is that since Diamond Comic Distributors won't be shipping any comics the last week of December (although some comics, like Blackest Night #6, will ship early and be available that week), many independent creators are self-publishing their own comics and asking shops to carry them on Dec. 30. Things From Another World, the large Oregon-based chain and online retailer, has even set up a submission process so creators can have their books carried on their website. (They've also got an interview up with the founders).

You can find a list of shops that are participating, as well as a list of some of the books that'll be out, here. The Indy Comic Book Week blog also has ongoing updates on its blog.

I'll also add that if you have a book that will be in shops that week and would like to send us a few pages as a preview, drop me an email and we'll run it here. Be sure to include all the pertinent information, like price, where it'll be sold and all that good stuff.

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