Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix

The creative team behind Ice Cream Man, which includes colourist Chris O’Halloran, are doing something for your LCS. Here are the details:

“In an effort to help brick-and-mortar comic shops during the COVID-19 crisis, the creative team behind Ice Cream Man will be posting all-new ICM mini comics (2-4 pages) right here once or twice a week. They’ll be sold as PDFs, for $1.99 a pop.

Half of profits go to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC), which supports struggling booksellers. This includes local Comic Book Shops, who are facing unprecedented financial hardship after the closure of many of their stores, the temporary shuttering of their distribution system, and the non-operation of pretty much every paper printer in the country. (To wit: there’s no way to release new comics into stores right now—the entire industry is essentially on pause.)

Comic Book Shops are essential to the future of this kooky little medium— creators of all stripes rely on them to get their art into the hands of interested readers.

So here we are, trying our best to help in a small way.

And if you’re still jonesin’ for the Real McCoy (e.g., if you’re looking to finally read that beloved graphic novel you’ve always been interested in, or in dire need of volume 4 of Ice Cream Man) visit comicshoplocator.com to find a local comics purveyor; give them a call—they very well might provide easy home delivery, or even curbside pickup.

Cheers, and stay healthy.”

This is also a chance for you to dip your toe into the world of Ice Cream Man before you decide to check out the trades (order from your LCS!!)