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Comics Publisher Comicker Press Acquired by The Nerd Kit LLC
Some exciting news of a change in ownership of Comicker Press. I’ve always enjoyed some of the output from Comicker, which looked at the ‘digital-first’ and had a lot of creator-owned titles. Hopefully, this means there is more to come from them soon. I would be pleased to feature more of them!
The acquisition aims to accelerate publishing of Comicker’s long-running creator-owned series and distribute new ones.
November 21, 2022 (Rochester, MN) – Creator-owned comic book publishing company Comicker LLC, with it imprints Comicker Digital and Comicker Press, has been acquired by The Nerd Kit LLC, based in Rochester, MN.
“One thing that struck me immediately was the quality of the books – both the art and content on the page, and the books themselves,” said Pete Steiner, the new publisher of Comicker Press. “I knew that this was a company that cared about its product, and about its creators.”
A re-introduction to Comicker Press will take place at Los Angeles Comic Con this December. “We wanted to get our books back out in front of people as soon as possible, and remind them that Comicker stands for quality while we build out our next pipeline of titles,” Steiner added.
In the works already are second volumes of Waking Life by Ben Humeniuk, Lost Angels by David Accampo and Chris Anderson, and The Casebook of Rabbit Black by Kate Sherron, which have already been published digitally via Kindle, DriveThruComics, and hoopla digital. A second volume of the acclaimed series Chimera by Tyler Ellis is in the works as well.
As part of the acquisition, Comicker is re-opening its open submission policy. “There’s always a need for creator-owned platforms, and Comicker’s publishing model and royalty schedule make it ideal for the creator working a full time job or on a series for Marvel or DC,” said Steiner. “I’m proud to say that our on-going creators make more royalties from their series at Comicker than they would at other name-brand publishers,” added Sean E. Williams, co-founder of Comicker LLC. “That’s one of the primary things we did correctly right out of the gate when we founded Comicker, and I’m glad that Pete is going to continue to be the champion for creators going forward.”