Monday, May 17, 2004

Atomeka age: At Comic Book Resources, James Sime talks with Atomeka publisher Ross Ritchie about the company's return:

"The flavor of the company should be a mainstream independent -- while that seems like a contradiction, we want to create stuff that would be very accessible to a fan of a Marvel, DC, Image, or Dark Horse book, but is looking for something new, off-beat, and innovative. Other companies do cool indie books better than we ever could -- who wants to compete with juggernauts like Fantagraphics, Slave Labor, Top Shelf, Oni, or Sirius? They publish great material and they'd run us into the ground. Instead, we're staking out turf that lies in between the big boys and the indie scene. Very much in the vein of the 1980s independent 'overground' publishers like Comico, First, Pacific… or the original Atomeka!"