BOOM! launches MARKWAID.com

Wed, January 21st, 2009 at 1:28pm PST

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How to write comics. What secrets the comics medium holds in its past, and how its future trends. Which graphic novels are worth reading. How to survive the editorial process. Learn it all at MARKWAID.COM, launching today!

BOOM! Studios Editor-In Chief Mark Waid, award-winning writer of such series as KINGDOM COME, EMPIRE, 52, and AMAZING-SPIDER MAN and a longtime industry veteran, hits the keyboard to blog regularly at MARKWAID.COM about his years of experience in the field. Updated daily with new content, MARKWAID.COM will feature free webcomics, podcasts, vlogs, script tutorials, rants, and special guests on a regular basis.

"Who better to hand a megaphone to than a comics vet who's seen it all and done it all?" said BOOM! Studios marketing and sales director Chip Mosher.  "Mark's earned a reputation for being outspoken.  BOOM! is proud to sponsor a site where Mark can stand on his soapbox and harangue readers far and wide!" 

"I don't know if 'harangue' is the word I'd use," added Mark Waid while glaring at Mosher, "but I've been searching for a regular venue where I can upload some of my comics stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes and, in general, go on at droning length about comics history and comics criticism, turn over some rocks, and see how long I can go without saying something stupid and inflammatory that will send the collective wrath of comics fandom down on me. What time is it now?"

MARKWAID.COM kicks off by posting, free for viewing, the entire first issue of POTTER'S FIELD, the critically acclaimed series from Waid and artist Paul Azaceta. The series follows the mysterious detective known only as "John Doe" as he pins identities to New York City's anonymous dead. Other web-posted comics will follow, as will video and audio interviews, essays, and eyewitness tales of comics history.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! "Best New Publisher."  Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.

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