Sunday, December 17, 2017 • Midnight Edition • "72 slogans - collect 'em all!"

NYCC: Hermes Press to Publish The Drawn Word from Graphic NYC Writer

Written by Jude Terror on Saturday, October 15 2011 and posted in News Archive
NYCC: Hermes Press to Publish The Drawn Word from Graphic NYC Writer

A new magazine about comics to debut as part of Hermes Press Digital Initiative.

As part of their new digital initiative, Hermes Press announced today The Drawn Word, a comic magazine edited by Hermes Publicity Coordinator Christopher Irving, writer and co-founder of Graphic NYC.

"It's no secret that I've wanted to do a magazine for years," Irving says. "With our iVerse digital deal, as well as Graphic NYC winding down before the book version comes out next April (but we still have more GNYC to come--so stay tuned for even more profiles!), it was the perfect time for me to go forward on Drawn Word."

Irving comes from a long background in magazines, starting at Comics Buyer's Guide and Comic Book Artist in 1999. Irving stayed with CBA for a number of years, also contributing to several other trade publications. He cofounded Graphic NYC a few years ago with photographer Seth Kushner, and the pair are gearing up for powerHouse Books to publish the print version, Leaping Tall Buildings, in April, 2012.

Joining Irving on Drawn Word are fellow editors Matt. Murray, historian and author of Abrams' recent The World of Smurfs, and Jared Gniewek, GNYC alumni and cartoonist of webstrip Scary-Oke. Rounding out his team is Andra Passen, his Marketing Assistant at Hermes Press, photographer Christian Guzman, and Kurt Christenson, co-creator of digital comic Power Play.

"My biggest goal with Drawn Word is to elevate writing about comics, packaging it as a magazine that reaches out to everyone from new to old readers, and features a variety of editorial and creative voices," Irving notes. "The world of comics is a wide-ranging one, and Drawn Word is going to definitely reflect that.

"Most importantly, though, Drawn Word is going to celebrate that comics are fun."

Drawn Word is set to premiere in the first quarter of 2012.

NYCC: Hermes Press to Publish The Drawn Word from Graphic NYC Writer

Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror

Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

More articles from Jude Terror
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!