Much has been made of the changes in Diamond Comics minimum order levels and the effect this will have on the small press. Independent retailers (aka, your local comic book store) as well as small publishers and self-publishers in Canada have the potential to be harshly impacted. Here’s to supporting the efforts of these creators:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jul 12, 2009 – The Bear is back and the depravity continues! Coming August 2009, the 56 page full colour issue of The Bear Stories Volume Two will be available for order both through DMF Comics and online at www.thebearstories.com. Not for the easily offended, prepare for shock, awe, and laughs in this glimpse into a day in the life of the foul mouthed Bear. Picking up from the May 2008 release of The Bear Stories Volume One, Volume Two continues the adventures of the degenerate and naïve Bear as he crosses path with a random cross-section of characters, not the least of which are The Bear’s favourite: the ladies. Hilarious and explosive encounters between The Bear and everyone else he meets continue to highlight the incongruity of a giant grinning bear running rampant among the ordinary citizens of a teeming urban metropolis.
The Bear Stories Volume Two also includes a bonus feature, the short and gorgeously illustrated existentialist story ‘Tod’.
Fans will get a chance to purchase The Bear Stories Volume Two directly from the creators at the upcoming Toronto Fan Expo Canada (August 28-30) but act fast. The Bear Stories Volume One has sold out in record numbers at previous conventions.
For a peek into the bizarre and perverse mind of The Bear, visit his blog at www.thebearstories.com.
Not for the faint of heart, there is a new trailer for Bear Stories Volume 2.
“We are very excited about Bear Stories Volume #2 being released at Fan Expo Canada 2009 this summer” says Jason Park, publisher of DMF Comics. “George and Chris have outdone themselves with volume #2- it’s funnier, has more characters, and more crazy situations that Bear gets into. Fans will be happy to know that they can pre-order now at dmfcomics.com.”
About DMF Comics, Inc.
DMF Comics is a Canadian publishing company that produces books and related merchandise from comic creators around the world. Established in 2000, DMF Comics is in its 9th year of comic book publishing. Books and related merchandise are available online at www.dmfcomics.com .
About Elsewhere Media
From their earliest collaboration in 1996 on a first person role playing video game, Chris Hatzopolous and George Todorovski have continued to explore unique avenues to provide offbeat and amusing entertainment to their audience. Pushing the boundaries of taste, their first adventure with The Bear was in a self-published zine released in 1998. In May 2008 the first full length issue of The Bear Stories Volume One was released, selling out at conventions and gaining nearly instant cult status. With combined backgrounds in traditional illustration, graphic design and digital animation, Hatzopolous and Todorovski are dedicated to using multi-media to bring their own brand of outlandish humour to as wide an audience as possible. Independently, George’s work “The Living City” has appeared in Vol. 33 No. 3 of Heavy Metal Magazine and Chris’s original music can be heard at Oxvylu.com.
The Bear Stories Volume One Diamond order code: APR083786, ISBN 978-0-9809103-0-8
The Bear Stories Volume Two will be available for $9.99 USD in August ISBN 978-0-9809966-1-6