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Castalia Deluxe update 3/5

Book 01 (NOV/DEC) THE MISSIONARIES by Owen Stanley is being bound. The books are anticipated to be shipped the week of March 23-27. The Library print run is 500. Book 02 (JAN/FEB) THE MEDITATIONS by Marcus Aurelius is being printed. The books are anticipated to be shipped in April. The Library print run is 650. Book 03 (MAR/APR) AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND by John C. Wright is being laid out and the interior illustrations are being prepared. The print...

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Yup, yup

Richard Bonk brings Ruff to life in the first issue of the Swan Knight Saga. There was a happy barking, and a dog that was half Border Collie and half who-knew-what came bounding up the stairs. He had a white muzzle and chest, black ears, black flanks, white stockings, and bright eyes with a black mask around them. However, he lacked any collar, dog tags, or fixed place of residence. He was Gil’s dog in every way but legally. Gil...

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Attracting Female Readers, part II

by the Legend Chuck Dixon Continued from Attracting Female Readers, part I Back to history for a moment. The female comic readers, along with the boys, stopped buying and reading comics in significant numbers in the 1970s. This led to the “implosion” in sale that very nearly drove the major comics publishers out of business. Only through timely sales of properties to ancillary media, licensing from a sudden interest in superhero action figures, and some canny marketing (by Stan Lee at Marvel)...

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Alt★Hero: Q 2.1

As promised, we have relaunched the Alt★Hero: Q campaign for the final 28 days, with all the same rewards, but on our own site this time. However, we never stopped moving forward on it, as this image from Issue #1 will serve to demonstrate. The Legend Chuck Dixon has already finished the script for the first two issues, and Helix Haze is making excellent progress on the illustrations.

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Swan Knight Saga #1 preview

A preview page of the first issue of Swan Knight Saga #1: The Thirteenth Hour. This page shows Gil, the protagonist, watching in dismay as the sleepwalking people of the town go forth to make their offerings to the evil elves who secretly rule over them.

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