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2017 3rd QUARTERLY EDITION

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NEW RELEASES REMAIN DELAYED


New comic books still haven't been released by QEW Publishing in nearly a year now. The in-house standard established of new releases being made available at the end of the first quarter of every new year has become plagued with unfortunate delays. The QPQ 2017 2nd Quarter blog reported that new releases would be pushed to the end of 2017 3rd Quarter instead. Sadly, however, this is still not the case. The two books tapped for release, BLOOD & SILVER #4 and THE GIFTED #1 are still in their respective production phases. So a decision has been made to now push these new releases even further to the end of 2018 1st Quarter, March 31, 2018. While this action will certainly extend production time for the books, this new 2018 1st Quarter release date could grant a fresh start at rekindling QEW Publishing's in-house standard.

BACK-ORDERED SALES


QEW Publishing had a pleasant and engaging experience at Rose City Comicon 2017 in Portland, Oregon. It was at t…

2017 2nd QUARTERLY EDITION

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RETAILERS ROUND-UP REBOOTED & RE-LAUNCHED

After years of failed starts, sudden stops, abandonment and returning again and again, QEW Publishing's marketing/sales program dubbed, Retailers Round-Up has finally been successfully implemented. The long, back-and-forth delays were mainly due to the challenges of having limited storage capacity for printed works and a reluctance to engage prospective retailers directly with hard-sell styled, cold calling tactics. The Retailers Round-Up program has instead been revised to a 2-year plan with a focus on marketing and sales of QEW Publishing's comics and graphic novels. For the first year, selected retailers will be provided an initial, complimentary portion of marketing stock to help establish a branding bedrock needed for QEW Publishing among retailers. The following second year will emphasize cultivating these retailers to register with QEW Publishing as consistent wholesale buyers. The success of Retailers Round-Up so far is evid…

2017 1st QUARTERLY EDITION

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2017 NEW RELEASES TO 2ND QUARTER

It's the annual Crunch Time getting new releases ready here at QEW HQ! Trying to get the selected 2017 1st Quarter new comic book picks completed and finished for publication is challenge every year! The art for the selected books, BLOOD & SILVER #4 and THE GIFTED #1, is completely done, but both books still need to be lettered. Since QEW Publishing's previous letterer, Kuen Tang, had been away on a personal hiatus, pending some logistical issues that have yet to be resolved before commissioning her again on other projects. Thankfully new artist and letterer, Miguel Caraballo, has recently been recruited and signed on to join the QEW Crew in timely manner. He's currently lettering BLOOD & SILVER #4, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, however, neither of the books won't be ready on time for the annual release date of March 31st. So it's been decided the 2017 1st Quarter New Releases will be pushed to 2017 2nd Quarter New Re…

2016 4th QUARTERLY EDITION

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REMEMBERING JASON SINCLAIR

The world, the indie comics industry, friends, and a loving family suffered a tragic loss this year with the death of Jason Sinclair. Jason had been terminally ill for quite some time, struggling against deteriorating health from a congenital cardiac condition. He passed away on the morning of Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:00 am in the city of Kirkland, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Misty Thomas and their two children. Among his many passionate pursuits of interest, Jason was a writer and an aspiring author. He signed on with QEW Publishing in 2009 and produced the scripting for the graphic, science fiction, horror novel, ANTARES, which is currently in production now by Emilio Jorge’ Mongiovi of Dead Robot Studio. Despite the challenges imposed upon him during his life, Jason did manage to leave behind one definitive marker within the comics industry that will be accredited to him. While QEW Publishing pledges to usher ANTARES into full fruition o…

2016 3rd QUARTERLY EDITION

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EMERALD CITY COMI-CON NO MORE

For the time being, QEW Publishing has decided that it will forego exhibiting at Emerald City Comi-Con. That event is sadly no longer a feasible venue for showcasing. Under ECCC's new management, ReedPOP, the convention seems to now be implementing a particular new criterion for applying exhibitors. QEW Publishing was denied reservation exhibit space for ECCC 2016, and now again for its 2017 scheduled event. However, despite this bittersweet parting of ways, QEW Publishing has elected to direct its resources towards attending other local convention venues here in the state of Washington. The horror convention Crypticon Seattle, in Seatac, Lilac City Comicon in Spokane, Rose City Comi-Con in Portland, Oregon, Bellingham Comicon in Ferndale, and Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma all remain accessible and fitting venues for QEW Publishing. Four of these events have already been settled to attend around  the end of this year and the beginning of next year. ECC…

2016 2nd QUARTERLY EDITION

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EMERALD CITY COMI-CON 2017 APPLICATION

Like a number of other small press comic creators and artists last year, QEW Publishing was denied its reservation for an Artist Alley exhibit spot at Emerald City Comi-Con. A change in ownership by ReedPOP ushered forth new managerial decisions that slightly altered the criterion for reservation approvals. ECCC had originally been a 3-day event, but had now been extended to a nearly week-long, 4-day event. Considering the logistics and cost for attending admittedly made the choice of taking a break from cons for 2016 a bit easier. Nevertheless, an application to attend ECCC 2017 for next year has recently been submitted. The application is merely a formal registered request for a reservation, and in no way provides a guarantee for an approval. QEW Publishing is hoping to receive an approval. Attending Emerald City Comi-Con again would offer showcasing opportunities for new printed editions of 2016 1st Quarter New Releases, BLOOD & SILVER #3 a…