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Let's start with the Store Stuff. So, I recently tried using my Storenvy store as my Main Store, because my Old Store didn't give me enough room. The hope with the Storenvy Store was that it would draw in people from Outside my Readership. The hope, of course, was to build up my Readership. As usual, that plan failed. To add insult to injury, the stupid Storenvy Store was charging my actual existing Readership, the people who have kept me going all these long years, Fees for using the store and Exorbitant Shipping Fees (which I had no control over). And then it charged me for using their Store as an intermediary. In other words, it sucked. So, I burned it down. Until I figure something else out, you can basically order my stuff directly through PayPal, since most of my Readership has PayPal. If PayPal doesn't work for you, just contact me, and we'll figure something else out.
Next: This month marks the 18 Year Anniversary of TORC Press. Being a Small Press Comic Publisher is a difficult thing. Not many people last as long as I have in this... business? I'm not Rich or Famous, but I am Happy in what I do. And I do have a Readership, a great Readership, who continue to support me in all of my crazy narrative experiments. I appreciate that so much. I really love the two books I'm doing. 7WORLDS may be the best comic I've ever created, and the COSMINOMICON is... I really think it might be my life's work, the ultimate culmination of everything I've been working toward.
Last: I recently juiced up my $10 tier on Patreon. At the end of October, I'll be sending out a comic that is exclusive to $10 Supporters on Patreon. Some of it will be reprint stuff, some of it will be brand new and exclusive to the book (some of which may never be reprinted again). So, that's a thing.
Commentary can be found at: www.patreon.com/posts/7w9-lostworld-1-14392381
Extensive Commentary can be found at: www.patreon.com/posts/7w9-superworld-1-14360551
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The Digital version of my comic, the COSMINOMICON, is now exclusive for supporters on Patreon. I'll have new pages go up every now and again. It's my bizarre, sweeping, cosmic epic. My weirdo cosmic bible. My white whale. Wait, I love whales. Anyway, it's crazy nonsense, so if you dig my crazy nonsense, you can read it on Patreon for a buck a month. I dig that times are tough, so don't worry, if you can't afford to throw in on the Patreon, a print version of the book will be made available when enough pages have piled up. Anyway, I put up a rerun page to get the next issue of started. It features Octopus Jones. Anyway, anyway, the Link to the Patreon is: www.patreon.com/josephmorris_torcpress
Okay, we've got a lot to cover, so PLEASE read this entire entry all the way to the end. Thank you!
NATIONAL KIRBY DAY: Monday August 28th is the 100th Birthday Celebration of the King of Comics, Jack Kirby!!! As a devoted student/follower of the King, this is obviously a big deal for me. To celebrate, I will be drawing the entire cast of the 4th World (except for the Jimmy Olsen characters) on Kirby Day. If you want one of these drawings, you can either purchase something in the Online Store OR make a Pledge to my Patreon site. If you are already a member of my Patreon and you make a purchase from the online store, you can select TWO 4th World sketches. I will only be doing one sketch of each character, and they are first come first served, so the earlier you get an order in, the better your odds of scoring a particular character. The list of characters I'll be drawing is:
4TH WORLD MASTERLIST: Orion, Lightray, Highfather, Metron, Darkseid, Kalibak, Desaad, Mantis, Forager, Deep Six, Black Racer, Mark Moonrider, Beautiful Dreamer, Vykin, Serifan, Big Bear, Infinity Man, Glorious Godfrey, Devilance, Sonny Sumo, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Oberon, Granny Goodness, Vermin Vunderbar, Kanto, Professor Bedlam, the Lump, Mad Harriett, Lashina, Bernadeth, and Stompa.
NEW ONLINE STORE: Okay, so the online store I was using with this website wasn't working. It only let me put up 5 items at a time, and I needed more space than that. So, I'm using the STORENVY store I set up awhile back as my new online store, since it gives me a nearly unlimited amount of space for my products. You can access the Store by just clicking on the STORE button on the Main Site. There is a downside to the new online store though, they charge more for shipping (which I can't seem to control) and they charge a Dollar fee for people buying stuff off of them (which is then taken out of my cut, along with an additional finder's fee I pay them. It's bogus, but at least I don't have to shell out $400 a year for an online store that gets very little traffic/sales). HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART. IF you use the online store, as a way of saying Sorry this costs more, I will include a cool new Print with your order. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO USE the online store, that is also cool, just contact me and you can pay me through Paypal. It's all good either way.
NEW COMICS!!! Speaking of the Online Store, there are TWO new comics in the Online Store (which is perfect if you're all caught up but want to score a Kirby Day Sketch). "7Worlds" #8 and "The COSMINOMICON" #1 are both available for sale online. They're both really awesome books that I'm really proud of . Pick one up and score a sketch.
NEW PATREON STUFF: Over on the Patreon site, I have added two new items. My comic The COSMINOMICON will now be Digitally Exclusive to Patreon Subscribers, so if you want to view my bizarre epic online, that's the only platform I'll be putting it on. Secondly, to beef up my rather lame $10 Package, I've updated that so that if you're a $10 supporter, once a year I will send out an exclusive 24 page comic book that will contain a minimum of 4 pages of content completely exclusive to the book, never before seen in any other format. So, again, if you're already a Patreon supporter, and you order a book, you get 2 sketches. If you pledge to Patreon for the first time you get a sketch. Really, lots of ways to score some Kirby goodness on National Kirby Day.
This was originally going to be a longer, two part story, but my plans have changed on where I'm taking the UltimoWorld story, so that's why this one has a rather abrupt ending. Anyway, that wraps up 7Worlds #8, officially making this one of the longest running titles I've ever produced. Huzzah!
Joseph Morris is the Owner and Operator of TORC Press, a Small Press Comics Publisher based out of Central Illinois. He has published over 100 comics.