Fulfilling a burning need to work with like-minded people who would rather elevate their friends than step on their peers to get ahead, a group of comic creators springing from the world of punk rock and heavy metal have formed Circle Pit Press, a DIY comic book creator collective.
The initial slate of creators includes Matt Miner (GWAR: Orgasmageddon, Poser, Liberator), Kelly Williams (WWE, The Dark, Metaphase), Marie Enger (Adventure Time, Fhtagn & Loathing), Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (We(l)come Back, Critical Hit, Running Blood), Ray Nadine (Messenger, Dollhouse), and JB Roe, who has done work for Image Comics, Black Mask Studios, and more.
The primary purpose of Circle Pit Press will be for the mutual elevation of CPP creators’ projects, regardless of publisher. While Circle Pit Press is not a traditional publisher, creators involved can choose to publish under the CPP banner and original Circle Pit Press comics are in production now.
Circle Pit Press believes in positive and progressive values, and vehemently rejects racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia in all forms.
Up the punx!
Thoughts from the creators:
Matt Miner: “I’ve always felt on the outside, looking in, my whole life. The only place I ever felt at home was in the punk rock scene, and it’s nice to come together with a family of punk creators who aren’t total garbage people.”
Marie Enger: “I want to claim my spot in the High School lunchroom that is comics cliques. It’s either sit here or go eat alone in the bathroom.”
Kelly Williams: “It’s easy to get lost in a growing sea of freelance loneliness. It’s a wonderful thing to find a group of like-minded creators that you call friends, who want to support one another in their various endeavors.”
Ray Nadine: “It’s nice to have comic friends who won’t drag me on Twitter.”