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PRESS RELEASE: New Creators and Titles Join Circle Pit Press Punk Comics Collective

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Press inquiries: circlepitpress@gmail.com

NEW CREATORS AND TITLES JOIN CIRCLE PIT PRESS PUNK COMICS COLLECTIVE

Circle Pit Press is pleased to welcome new creators Vita Ayala and Eric Palicki to the punk rock comics collective formed in August of this year.

Vita Ayala is a writer from New York, NY, and is one of the minds behind The Wilds, from Black Mask Studios, Submerged, from Vault Comics and works on books from DC Comics, Image, Valiant, and more. Eric Palicki hails from Seattle, WA, and is known for No Angel, from Black Mask Studios, This Nightmare Kills Fascists and All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World, both from A Wave Blue World, and his new OGN titled Atlantis Wasn’t Built For Tourists.

New titles from Circle Pit Press creators have dropped, as well, including Kelly Williams’ horror anthology series The Dark, which will see physical publishing through Source Point Press, with a free digital version through CIRCLEPITPRESS.COM. Creator Kelly Williams says “The Dark is a lot of spooky fun! I’m excited to make them available to read for free on the Circle Pit Press site. This also marks the first time story three, Devils Gate, written by Jim Gibbons, is available digitally. From here forward, all new stories will go up upon release. Look for story four, Nanny, soon!”

Also announcing: the next chapter in the GWAR comics world titled GWAR: The Enormogantic Fail, written by Circle Pit Press creator Matt Miner and GWAR’s Matt Maguire, and featuring art from CPP creators Kelly Williams and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, among others. The GWAR book is currently in a pre-order drive at GWARCOMIC.COM to help fund production. Writer Matt Miner calls it a “Kickstarter without a Kickstarter” and urges interested GWAR fans, horror fans, fans of monsters and gore, or fans of dumb jokes told in a smart way to pre-order now and help the book come to life. Of the project, Matt adds “Well it looks like I’m not quite done with GWAR yet, and I’ll be hanging out with that crew long enough for some more dick jokes and blood spray. Always a good time when I can hide from the world in piles of bodies, covered in spew.”

Circle Pit Press was formed in August of 2018 for the purpose of 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, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia in all forms.

Up the punx!

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Vita Ayala (left) and Eric Palicki (right) join Circle Pit Press
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Find these new books from Circle Pit Press creators at GWARCOMIC.COM and CIRCLEPITPRESS.COM

PRESS RELEASE: Punk Comic Creators Form Circle Pit Press

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For more information: circlepitpress@gmail.com

Website: circlepitpress.com

For Immediate Release

PUNK COMIC CREATORS FORM CIRCLE PIT PRESS

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.”

Follow @CirclePitPress creators on Twitter:

Marie Enger: @so_engery
Matt Miner: @MattMinerXVX
Kelly Williams: @treebeerd
Ray Nadine: @rays__helll
JB Roe: @mortcrimpjr
Jonathan Brandon Sawyer: @gadgetwk