AiT/Planet Lar to sub-distribute 'Scurvy Dogs'

Fri, March 21st, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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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