Sunday, November 18, 2007

SLOWLY BUT SURELY

ELECTRIC ANT ISSUE #1... COMING SOON!

This weekend we finally launched a site for our zine. We're still knee deep in layout stuff (damn you, InDesign!), but it should be off to the printers by the end of the year. Details on the full contributor list below:



ELECTRIC ANT #1 ("YOUR FIRST KISS"), FEATURING:
COMICS, FICTION, ILLUSTRATIONS, LISTS, INTERVIEWS, AWESOMENESS

EDITED & PUBLISHED BY:
RYAN SANDS, EVAN HAYDEN, and ALICE KIM

CONTRIBUTORS:
FEATURE COMIC BY AARON K
HELLEN JO
DEREK YU
ANTHONY WU
ANTHONY HA
DEREK KIRK KIM
JEN YIN
CALVIN WONG
JULIA WERTZ
DAVID MURRAY
MC LARS
MISCHA UNOVITCH
MATT LOCK
GEA*
MARI NAOMI
ROOT STUDIO
OLIVER RIZK
RYAN GERMICK
TONY TULATHIMUTTE
JUSTINE LAI
HANNAH ISBELL
NATE SHOCKEY
SOPHIA FOSTER-DIMINO
ERIC NAKAMURA
...and an interview with FREDERIK SCHODT!

We're excited that the issue is starting to come together. My plan is to sell it directly through the site, and I'm also hoping to get a few indie/zine/comics shops and distributors to carry it. We'll see! As we get closer to release, I'll post more details about the content, some web-exclusive stuff and sample pages. Will anyone actually want to buy it though? Only time will tell...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm from Brasil, so, excuse the bad english, but, how can I collaborate with the zine?

My e-mail is amosisdk@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My gallery:

http://amosisdk.deviantart.com/

ryan said...

Hey Amosis,

Thanks for the interest in the zine, and for sharing your gallery. I really liked the Festa Junina 0 and Santa Luzia piece.

We're all full for the first issue, but will be planning content for Issue 2 in a few months--- Our plan is to print Issue 2 in time for Alternative Press Expo 2008 next November. I'll post next February or March about open submissions for that issue :)

In the meantime, you can be a part of our First Kiss Survey by submitting your story here:
http://samehat.com/kissme/EntryForm.html

Thanks for checking us out!
Ryan

Brendan said...

Hey Ryan, I just finally got my website online at last with some of my illustrations up. Would be very very keen on working on something for issue 2 as well if possible or collaborating with someone :D

www.ninness.com.au

Anonymous said...

Amósis:

Thanks! ;)

ryan said...

Hey Brendan,

Thanks for sharing the gallery, and congrats on launching the site :) I'll shoot you an email next Spring when we start nailing down content for Issue 2 (assuming people like Issue 1 and it's worth doing again!)

Ryan!

Anonymous said...

wow, the selection of artists is pretty impressive. can't wait for this.
pretty pumped for new aaron k.

and what the heck, my comics: http://j-punch.respark.net/

-gnarlybog

Ryan said...

Hey gnarlybog,

Thanks -- we're not really sure how we managed to get so many cool people on-board... now we just have to make sure it doesn't suck and let everyone down.

Glad to hear you're excited about the new Aaron K comic. It's a really crazy 15pg story called Love Entity. We'll post a few preview pages on the Electric Ant site when it gets closer.

I'm gonna check out more of your comics now-- I've been into what I've seen so far. Please definitely send me an email when we start talking about content for Issue 2 in March :)

ryan

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, dumbass question, but you guys are going to send some copies to Quimby's in Chicago, right?

Quimby's is a fantastic indie fanzine/magazine/book store in Chi-town. Don't know how else I'd get a copy of this if not for them...

ryan said...

hey,

Yep Quimby's is on our list of places to try to get to stock the zine. My friends Julia and Laura just did a signing there, so I'll try to ask them how you get in with the Quimby's folks... I have a list of about 15 places that are zine/indie staples in the NW, Midwest and East Coast that I'd love to have carry it...

But even if we can't get it to Quimby's we'll be selling it direct through the site and will definitely send you a copy!
Thanks for checking us out.

Ryan

Tony said...

o hell yes. this is totally taking over all of my google results btw. pulling some strings down at work hmmm?