Official Press Release
Birmingham, AL – February 12, 2004 – GeekPunk, the guerilla publishers who brought you the critically acclaimed independent comic book Hero Happy Hour, is now opening its doors to hopeful creators everywhere.
With the launch of a new line of mini-comics under the GeekPunk banner, promising new creators will be able to test their mettle in the world of self-publishing. GeekPunk invites any and all to realize their dream of holding a finished piece of their own sequential art in their hands.
Headed by Hero Happy Hour artist and GeekPunk co-conspirator, Chris Fason, the publisher hopes to see a varied take on today's ideas in comics. The new line will be known as the Mad GeekPunk Minis. Mini-comics are nothing new to self-publishing, but the belief is that putting all these creators under one umbrella will give them more than they could achieve by themselves: association to a brand, notoriety, and the opportunity to network with one another on various projects. "The hope is not to get anyone rich with this, but just to get people's work out there for consumption in more than marginal numbers," says Chris Fason on his reasoning for the mini-comics line. Fason goes on to state that he hopes that the GeekPunk brand of mini-comics will give some manner of credibility to minis. "These aren't convention promo books," says Fason, "We want to see real, viable, and entertaining products come of this."
To find out more, visit the GeekPunk website at www.geekpunk.com, or contact Chris Fason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First and foremost, GeekPunk is a publisher of comic books. We could be called small press, self-published, or independent. But, we prefer the term guerrilla publishers. Formed in order to publish the comic book Hero Happy Hour, GeekPunk will continue to publish additional issues of Hero Happy Hour as well as producing other entertaining comic books for those looking for something different. For additional information visit the GeekPunk web site at www.geekpunk.com.