It’s No SCAM , Mulvey Pays Tribute to Creator-Owned Comics
Joe Mulvey is creating a series of homage first printing sketch covers for SCAM #1 based on a number of his favorite recent creator-owned comics.
“The reason I decided to do the homage sketch covers is to bring more attention to the amazing contributions of the independent comics scene. The books I’m referencing are those I’ve enjoyed and that have affected my storytelling and enjoyment of comics in one way or another. I hope that everyone who picks up a sketch cover copy of SCAM #1 or even just sees one, will be curious enough about the image to go search out the original inspiration. There’s too much talent within the comics industry for the Big Two to contain, and these books are a prime example of just that.” ~ Joe Mulvey
So far, Mulvey has done homage covers to popular creator owned titles such as Blair Butler and Kevin Mellon’s Heart, Nathon Edmonson and Tonci Zonjic’s Who Is Jake Ellis, and Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore’s The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, from Image comics. Mulvey (@joemulv) has been Tweeting images of these sketch cover variants daily, and posting the collection on the SCAM website.
“Scam is packed with exciting moments and offers up enough of a twist on the genre that readers will find it enjoyable and fresh. It’s a genuine treat and I’m optimistic it’ll continue to deliver as the series progresses.” ~ Miguel Perez, IGN
SCAM#1 Has Sold Out At Distributor Level
We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: SCAM has sold out and if you’re itching for your copy check out some of our retailers or buy online.
Artist Edition Available In Store and Online
SCAM #1 Artist Edition Sketch Cover, featuring an original cover sketch by Joe Mulvey. These are limited to 100, signed, numbered. Note: Additional Artist Edition covers can be purchased for $24.99.
Retailers with a SCAM #1 Sketch Cover Variants
Friendly Neighborhood Comics -
Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics - Lowell, MA
Third Eye Comics - Annapolis and Prince Frederick, MD
Collectors Paradise - Winnetka and Pasadena, CA
Collectors Corner - Baltimore, MD
New England Comics - Malden, MA
MaximuM Comics - Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
Double Midnight Comics - Manchester, NH
Alpha Comics - Calgary, Alberta, CA
Chris’ Comics - Salem, NH
Casablanca Comics - Portland, ME & Windham, ME
NewCastle Comics - Maryland Heights, MO
CornerStore Comics / Beach Ball Comics - Anaheim, CA
New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) store tour:
Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 11:ooam – 1:30pm – Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA
Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 3:3o-5:30pm - Jetpack Comics at 37 North Main St. Rochester, NH
Interested in being a SCAM Retailer?
ComixTribe has green lit a second printing of SCAM #1 with a new variant cover, which will go to press on February 15 alongside THE RED TEN #2, scheduled for a February 29th release. If interested feel free to contact Tyler James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCAM follows a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives, taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.
Story & Art - Joe Mulvey
Digital Inks - John Ercek and Jules Rivera
Colors - Andrew Crossley
Letters - AndWorld Design
Cover - JoeMulvey and Andrew Crossley
Editor - Tyler James and Steven Forbes
Format: 44 pages, Full color
Rarting: Teen + Up
©2012 Joe Mulvey
ComixTribe is a publisher of creator-owned comics, including EPIC, Tears of the Dragon, The Red Ten, The Standard, SCAM, and Runners. In addition to being a publishing imprint, ComixTribe is also an online community, with the mission statement: Creators helping creators make better comics. ComixTribe also sponsors the annual 30 Characters Challenge, an online art event where participants challenge themselves to create 30 brand new characters in just 30 days, one for every day of November. Visit ComixTribe.com, @ComixTribe on Twitter and on Facebook .
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