What a Wizard Idea!

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2001
By: Darren Schroeder

Wizard Entertainment what you all to know about an upcoming publication that looks interesting:

"WIZARD EDGE: The Hottest Buzzbooks! This special publication will focus on newer creators, characters on the edge and hot licensed comics.

Kevin Smith (Clerks) has emerged from low budget films and independant black and white comics to super successful films and titles from the major players. Meet Smith along with other creators that have made this kind of transition in the comics field. People like Mike Allred (Madman), Brian Michael Bendis (Powers), David Mack (Kabuki), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) are profiled and talk about how they started.

As Liberty Meadows by Frank Cho continues to gain popularity, transforming from comic strip to comic book, see a fantastic gallery of Cho's new work. Cho also illustrates our dazzling cover with Brandy from Liberty Meadows, Silent Bob from Clerks and Jeff Smith's Bone.

Ever wanted to see a comic book for your favorite novel, rock group or actor or TV show? Find out how to obtain the rights to a licensed title and see how books like The Simpsons, Star Wars, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Insane Clown Posse comic books are made.

How To Succeed In Comics (Without Getting Screwed): Get started in comic book self-publishing by learning how other independant creators make it work. Everything from tools, supplies, copyrights, printing, sales to distributors/stores.

Jim Mahfood illustrator of Kevin Smith's Clerks adaptation shows you how to make mini-comics. From drawing and printing to getting a table at the comic cons to selling your new book, Mahfood shows you how to do it. Meet other talented up-and-comers that you should be reading and how to find their books.

All kinds of exciting comics for all kinds of readers will be covered in Wizard EDGE. Terry Moore's Strangers In Paradise, Jeff Smith's Bone, Barry Ween, Roman Dirge's Lenore, to Cerebus, Love & Rockets, Milk & Cheese and literally hundreds more will all be found in this special publication."

Cover price is $4.99 (US)

Brent E. Erwin is a small press publisher who should be well known to you all through his web site Mini-comics.com and his books, The Crimson Devil and Small Press Interview. He just happens to work for Wizard selling advertising in all of their magazines and he's got a good deal you should know about:

"I have been given the freedom to negotiate VERY aggressively for Wizard Edge. The Rates are much lower then the regular rates for Wizard which makes it affordable for Indy creators to advertise. If you think that you might be interested in advertising in Wizard Edge please feel free to e-mail me at WizAdBrentSTOP-@-SPAMaol.com or call me at work between 9 am - 5pm est. at 212-765-5700 ext 3. I'll do my very best to work out something that is affordable if you're interested. Wizard Edge will be on-sale Jan 23rd 2002 with materials due Dec 21st 2001."

Hmmm, don't know about you but I'm tempted.

If you have a comment or question about Small Press then feel free to contact me