It finally happened--Quarantined was actually released. After the blood and sweat Monty, Lauren, Jim, and I put into producing the book, not to mention the storm we had to weather in the process, holding the actual book in my hands was a pretty gratifying moment. But now the book is out there; people have it in their possession. It's a great feeling, I can say that.
The event itself couldn't have been more of a success. The Comic Vault completely sold out of their stock--not a single copy of the 160-page, full color graphic novel remains. In fact, Monty and I had to turn over some of our own copies so no one was turned away without copy. And this is coming off last week's news that our Diamond pre-sale numbers more than doubled what Markosia had expected. Quarantined, suffice to say, is off to a roaring start.
That all being said, the main purpose of this post is to express my thanks to everyone who has supported the book so far--fans, retailers, podcast hosts, comic reviewers, everyone. Thanks to Matt Sardo and the Comic Vault for hosting the event and for supporting all my efforts over the years. Matt runs a great shop, and does so much to support local creators (as many Chicago shop owners do--we Chicago creators are truly a privileged bunch). And everyone who came out to the signing and now has a book, I sincerely hope you enjoy reading it; I can't say how much the entire Quarantined team appreciates your getting behind our book and making it a success.
While this start is great, it's only the beginning. The official Quarantined release through Diamond is May 26. I'll be signing at local Chicago comics to support the book and will be at various cons throughout the year, Quarantined in tow. Regardless of where you live, there are plenty of opprtunities to get the book: Quarantined is available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, TFAW.com, Westfield Comics, and through Markosia direct. There's also the digital release, which is soon to come.
Thanks to everyone again. Maybe Monty and I will even get to addressing some of those rumors that started this past weekend about Quarantined 2...