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Issue 3 – COVER

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AT LONG LAST! THE FIRST NEW KEEPER MATERIAL IN TWO YEARS!

What a long strange trip it’s been too. Jeff Simpson, shortly after C2E2 2013, decided to leave the team as a full-time creator, however he is remaining as cover artist for the duration!

In the meantime, penciller/inker Carlos Pedro and colorist Steven Denton have come aboard to continue the sordid saga of Scott Winslow! The result now is Issue 3, which you can BUY NOW! from Atypical Comics for 99cents DRM-free Digital, OR for $5.00 (incl. sales tax to State of Indiana AND Shipping!) in PRINT.

You can see a nice FIVE PAGE PREVIEW RIGHT HERE! We will be posting the pages to this site very soon too!

In the meantime, enjoy this very thorough review of KEEPER from Women Write About Comics!

Glad to be back! Stay tuned for more!

— Geoffrey D. Wessel

KEEPER NOW ON COMIXOLOGY!

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At long last, KEEPER is now live on Comixology!

(Actually, Issue 0/1, a special combined Comixology edition of the first two releases, has been there since July 31. Long story.)

Issue 2 was released TODAY, and you can buy both issues for less than $2! (Add another 99cents and buy TAKEDOWN as well!)

KEEPER Issue 0/1
KEEPER Issue 2
TAKEDOWN One Shot

Of course, if Guided View isn’t your cup of tea, you can purchase high-quality PDF/CBZ copies for download, for the same price, as well as LIMITED PRINT QUANTITIES, direct from Atypical Comics!

Some absolutely exciting KEEPER news coming soon too! Stay tuned!

KEEPER In Search Of New Artist

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It is with heavy heart, we announce that the artist and co-creator of KEEPER, Jeff Simpson, has chosen to move on to other things.

With that in mind, KEEPER writer/Atypical Comics publisher is seeking a new artist to step in and help keep the series going. Please see his message at his personal blog for more information.

We thank you for your support of KEEPER and Atypical Comics.

KEEPER is ON SALE!!

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HEY GANG! BEEN A WHILE!

Great news! KEEPER is now ON SALE! Yes!

To coincide with this year’s C2E2 con, which both writer Geoffrey D. Wessel & artist Jeff Simpson WILL be attending at Table F15, the KEEPER team have finally released for sale to the general public, all three issues in both digital AND print format!

CLICK HERE TO BUY KEEPER!

To go along with our new sales program, Jeff Simpson kindly went back and REDREW ISSUE 0! Furthermore, the digital (CBZ/PDF) download for Issue 0 is FREE! That’s right, you pay nothing for Issue 0 in digital format!!

In addition to our own downloads, we hope to have KEEPER available via Comixology and Kindle VERY soon!

CLICK HERE TO BUY KEEPER!

And as for Issue 3? Well… stay tuned!

— Geoffrey D. Wessel

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Immediate Future of KEEPER

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Well, the KEEPER team have been teasing some “big news” for a while now, and today is that day. However, it’s not the news we thought we would be telling.

As of yesterday, September 21, 2012, myself, Jeff Simpson, and Jim Campbell, after much deliberation and negotiation, took a step some may see as silly, and declined the contract offer from the only publisher so far willing to take a chance on KEEPER. Yes, being published is a big goal of the team, however without going into details, the deal we were offered, in the end, was not one we felt was in the best interests of the team or the title.

The way the market is these days, smaller, micro published and distributed titles are being rewarded more and more, especially in the digital advent. As KEEPER began as a webcomic, from its genesis til today, we’re already halfway there. Now it’s time for us to go all the way.

We’re compiling the issues for digital, and print, sale, which we’ll release soon. As part of that, Jeff Simpson is currently redrawing Issue 0 (a step we were already going to take in preparation for print had we decided to accept the contract), and once that is complete we will offer it as a FREE digital download, with Issues 1 and 2 following shortly thereafter at 99cents (and whatever the equivalent UK price is!). With that in mind, we’ll also have print copies ready to go too. We already did this in limited number back in April at C2E2 2012, to great success for us, but we shall be announcing pre-orders shortly as well.

In addition, we also realize that a page a week isn’t really satisfactory for us anymore, however real life has gotten in the way of completing more than that. To rectify that, we are preparing a Kickstarter (or Indiegogo, we’re not partial) campaign in order to get Issue 3 produced in a timely manner, both for our sakes and the readers’ enjoyment, in order to keep the title going.

In short, we feel keeping it fully in the family is our best interests at this time, so consider this a rededication to making KEEPER the best title it can be. More detailed announcements very soon.

Thanks as always for your readership and support.

— Geoffrey D. Wessel

Testimonial: Mark Waid!

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Mark Waid said this about us on Twitter earlier today!

“Another digital comic worth checking out: keeper-comic.com –tell them I sent you!”

So hey, if Mark Waid sent you, HELLO! Check out the complete Issues 0 – 2, and stay tuned, we have a lot more in store!

Technical Difficulty / KEEPER Creators Elsewhere

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We had some snafus with KEEPER‘s main domain not going to where it should. In future, you can also go to http://keeper.updownstudio.com if the main site doesn’t jibe. Sorry about that, should all be resolved now!

Meanwhile, both KEEPER artist Jeff Simpson and writer Geoffrey D. Wessel made appearances in other webcomics last week! Jeff drew last Wednesday’s edition of The Gutters, a sometimes raunchy parody of the comic industry. We met strip writer Ryan Sohmer at C2E2 back in April, so glad to see this turned out alright for Jeff!

Geoffrey (or rather, his Twitter account) made a cameo appearance in last week’s edition of Insufferable, the webcomic by Mark Waid + Peter Krause. Read it, it’s a great superhero strip!

Stay tuned, and carry on!