Introducing... CHAIN MAIL!
YOUR WEEKLY KLC PRESS NEWSLETTER!
Welcome one and all to the very first edition of a brand-new KLC Press staple…
Hey folks. Supple Boiz, Ethan S. Parker and Griffin Sheridan here. Now, I know what you’re thinking. This is the KLC Press Substack, aren’t all of these posts inherently e-mail newsletters? How astute you are. While technically that’s true, it struck us here at KLC HQ that despite the multitude of content we’ve delivered on this wonderful platform, we’ve never sent out something that could strictly be called a newsletter. And hey, since newsletters have resurged as a piping hot new form of content recently, we’d be remiss if we didn’t utilize the format in as many ways as possible to keep you up to date on all things KLC PRESS!
But what about the weekly recaps?
Good lord, don’t even worry about that. These newsletters will not only ensure you don’t miss a single scrap of KLC content from throughout the week, but you’ll find all sorts of bonus goodies throughout as well.
Oh, thank god!
Exactly. We hope for the CHAIN MAIL newsletter to be like the old Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: A place for updates, interaction, and community all in one. An intimate experience, where you can practically smell Ryan Stegman sweating away at his art desk as we speak.
That’s the dream!
Now, as we let everyone know on the livestream last week, this week is a bit of a quiet one as the KLC Press crew transitions into a new schedule for the wonderful new era of KLC goodness that is YEAR 2. We appreciate your patience, and as a reward we offer you a trip to the elusive…
PROJECT UPDATE VILLAGE
Why is it a village? Unimportant! Will it always be a village? Doubtful! What’s important is that the wheels are turning on all manner of KLC Press-related projects, such as…
THE NEW STOREFRONT!
Oh yeah, we’re excited for this one. You may have seen on social media that the STEGWORLD shop is coming in hot, as we got a glimpse at this beautiful new teaser graphic. Comics, collectibles, art, and exclusives are right around the corner, so stay tuned Steg-Heads. Follow the STEGWORLD Twitter by clicking the graphic for up-to-the-minute updates!
OUR TWO NEW MYSTERY COMICS SERIES!
Well, first of all, our new series announcements received a lovely write-up over at Bleeding Cool, which you can check out through the links in the tweet below.
We’ll have much more to say about these in forthcoming CHAIN MAIL newsletters, but for now we’ll just say that Mr. Stegman has been hard at work scripting his new series and collaborating with series artist TYRELL CANNON, and your friendly neighborhood SUPPLE BOIZ have been finalizing designs for our series which we hope to formally announce A.S.A.P.!
And hey, just because we’ve been hard at work on things you can’t see just yet, that doesn’t mean there’s been a drought of content this week! Of course, we’re referring to…
THE WEEK IN DROPS AND REVEALS (VILLAGE)
THE CROSSOVER 3D SPECIAL!
This long-awaited bad boy finally dropped in stores this week, 3D glasses included! Have you got your copy yet? Have you stared into its multiple dimensions until you finally disassociated and escaped into a world more exciting and hopeful than our own? Grab yours today!
RETAILER-EXCLUSIVE COVERS FOR VANISH!
Jesus Christ! Beautiful new covers are dropping seeming every other moment for the upcoming Cates/Stegman venture VANISH, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Check out our retweets on the KLC Press Twitter HERE to see many of them, and feast your eyes on the Alan Quah Comic Coven exclusive cover below!
JUST SO MUCH GREAT STEGMAN ARTWORK!
As always, Ryan cranked out so many crazy pieces this week while keeping all his other plates spinning. Check a handful of them out below! We’re partial to the X-Treme Spidey piece ourselves.
And speaking of Stegman cover art…
STEGMAN ON COVER ART!
Oh heck yeah. On Wednesday we dropped another invaluable tutorial from the legendary Ryan Stegman, as we dropped a new edition of his art instructional video series STEGMAN SPEAKS! If you’re new here, this series finds Stegman taking YOUR art questions from social media, and dropping educational videos that show his process as he answers those questions! In this thirteenth installment, he walks us through a bit of his process as a COVER ARTIST, a woefully under explored topic in the comics world. Make sure to submit your art questions for Ryan on social media with the hashtag #STEGMANSPEAKS, and it’ll likely be the subject of an upcoming video! And check out the post by clicking the image below!
UPCOMING CHAIN MAIL FEATURES!
Whew! As you can see, we’re committed to keeping you up to date not only on the immense week-to-week KLC Press goings-on, but also everything to be excited for in the future!
But that’s not all! We want you to get your god damn clicks’ worth with these newsletters, so here are the features you’ll see popping up in this space in the coming weeks:
STEGMAN SPEAKS… BUT LITERALLY!
Ryan will be popping by now and then to grant his esteemed personal touch to CHAIN MAIL, and we’re all the luckier for it.
KLC PRESS’ COMICS PICKS OF THE WEEK!
We’ll be sharing our favorite comics of the week with you all, because your mountainous “To Read” pile can always grow just a little bigger.
BONUS VIDEOS… AND MORE!
We’ve got lots more goods for you in the coming weeks, but you’ll have to keep your little ears perked until then!
WRITE TO US!
Make sure you hit us up (at firstname.lastname@example.org, of course) to let us know what you’d like to see, and how you’re feeling about all the craziness of YEAR 2 so far! We’d love to hear from you, and we’ll feature some of our favorite bits of correspondence here in CHAIN MAIL!
And that just about does it for this inaugural CHAIN MAIL newsletter! Thanks for joining us for another great week, and we’ll see you back here next week for more from the wondrous world of KLC Press.
But in the meantime…
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