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    Hey folks! I wanted to drop a line and let those of you interested know that the Witch Doctor trade paperback is coming out December 14. There's still time to ask your local comic shop to order a copy specially for you — it's the only way to guarantee you'll get one! (Tell them it's Diamond order code OCT110522.)

    The trade features Witch Doctor #1-4 and #0, plus an introduction from Robert Kirkman and an additional 14 pages of art, sketches and commentary from me and Lukas!


    We're doing a release party at the Hollywood Things From Another World here in Portland that night, December 14! Lukas and I will both be on-hand to sign the collection, and there'll be free food and beer (if you're over 21)! Personally, I'm super exited to be doing a release party at Hollywood TFAW, because they do these things right. It's always a party, and the food turns out awesome! So, we hope you'll make it out.

    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2011
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    Excellent stuff mate.I hope to read it one day and wish you all the best with your endeavours.It's your sort of passion and positivity that this sometimes fragile media needs.Good luck!
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2011
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    Mine is pre-ordered. Looking forward to the fun read!
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    Although I got all these in digital, I want to double down and have these in print!
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2011 edited
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    I managed to track down the single issues and highly enjoyed the series..well worth grabbing..
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    Thanks folks! I appreciate the support!

    CBR ran an interview with me about the trade and about the WITCH DOCTOR: THE RESUSCITATION one-shot that's coming out in December. It's also got an exclusive six-page preview of THE RESUSCITATION.

    • CommentAuthorTAL
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011
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    As I've said before, I will buy it! But I guess I will never get the one-shot :(
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    :D
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    @TAL — The one-shot will definitely be in the next collection.
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    That's a nice looking cover, Brandon.
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    The WItch Doctor: The Resuscitation one-shot went on sale today! I hope people pick it up. I think it's a fun little done-in-one story, and it's designed to be both a good jumping-on point, and also to lay the groundwork for Witch Doctor Vol. 2 in 2012.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2011
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    Brandon, how much artwork was complete when you pitched? One of my problems is that I cannot seem to get an artist fired up enough to want to take a risk.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
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    Just re-read issue 4 today. I will have to get in touch with Diamond and get many copies for Niche Comics.

    Also I want to know who the red beak mask people are about.
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    @Beamish, WITCH DOCTOR is a strange case. We didn't actually pitch the book in a traditional fashion. Instead, we did a "done-in-one" short story as a "proof of concept" for the book, and released it for free online and in small print runs (which we mostly sold at shows). Then we hustled it, and tried to get as many eyes on it as possible. Doing it that was was more work — the first story was 16 pages, whereas most publishers who accept open submissions usually ask for more like 5 pages — but it got us a lot more attention and offers than pitching in the traditional manner would have.

    I'd say if you can't find an artist willing to commit to doing some artwork for a pitch, then it's either (1) the wrong project for that artist, or (2) the wrong artist, period.

    @Darkest — We'll get around to explaining the red mask people.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
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    It's a matter of knowing enough artists. Or the depressing alternative, the writing if awful.
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    @Beamish Eh. There's artists all over the place. I'd only met Lukas a couple of times when we decided to do a comic together, and the other artists I'm working with are people I found online who I've never met in person.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2011
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    Um, so, some best of lists may have been released to soon. That was the best yet.