Missed It: Retrofit Comics Enters Into Co-Publishing Arrangement With Big Planet Comics
This doesn't strike me as something that's very complicated, or that needs a lot of unpacking, but it definitely deserves a mention. Box Brown sent out a press release on Tuesday noting that Retrofit Comics was now co-publishing with Big Planet Comics, the Washington DC-area comic book store mini-chain. The first release will be Brown's own Beach Girls, and is already out. Brown cites the attractiveness of being able to focus on editorial; Jared Smith of Big Planet cites the store's ongoing commitment to independent comics and the fact they've been carrying the Retrofit books since the first release in 2011. Three more books are planned this year. This makes Big Planet the latest comic book store to dabble in comics publishing, which I guess counts as sort of a mini-trend now.