Sunday, August 26, 2007

A World of Hurtt - One Last Song





















One Last Song Continues!

"Fame only costs your freedom. In 2046, American media personalities must obtain an officially sanctioned "performance card" or face internment in "terror aversion camps". Musician Amanda Casey is a rebel spreading the truth about her government's corruption via seemingly innocent love songs. What happens when she is found out? Written by C.J. Hurtt with art by Shawn Richter." --Book Description, One Last Song

In today's competitive publishing world, I think the comic book/graphic novel business is one of the toughest. To even get a chance at distribution is like beating a gauntlet of razors, lasers and machine guns. Then once you're standing at the finish line and you've got that first issue published, the real challenge begins - to get enough buzz and sales to warrant a second issue. Dang, comic book writers and illustrators must be crazy masochists, but I'm so glad they are, because they keep an important art form alive and growing.

A World of Hurtt
That brings us to a friend of mine, author, CJ Hurtt. He's been down this road many times now and he's on the cusp of finally passing through those golden gates into issue 2 and beyond. What that means for us is a free copy. Yup, I love free...and I know you do, too. To bring some more eyes to the series and give a boost to upcoming issue #2, the publisher, Brain Scan Comics, is offering a FREE e-copy of Issue 1 at WOWIO:

Get your FREE DOWNLOAD HERE!

And, of course, if you like Issue 1, OR if you just love supporting hard working artists and writers, pre-order ONE LAST SONG, Issue 2. You can pre-order at your local comic book store by usng the code APR073521. CLICK HERE for the Comic Shop Locator.

A Little Help for the Comically Impaired
I tried to find a way to pre-order the comic at an online store so you could just click and go, but I couldn't figure it out. If any of you know how to order comics online using a code, please post instructions in the comments and I'll transfer it here into the text. Thanks!

Happy Free-Reading! See you soon.

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

PS - My Gratitude
Btw, thanks to everyone who sent you warm thoughts and wisdom for my daughter after the passing of her dear friend, Kennedy. The memorial service was Thursday and over 500 people attended. My daughter said that the parents greeted every person that came through the door. I don't know how they did it. The funeral was Friday. Classes at the University of Maryland start on Wednesday. It'll be a tough start of the year for a lot of kids, but like so many of you have said, the passing of time will help the healing process. Thanks again for all the love.

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