Because of our direct relationships with many of the local publishers in LA, we wanted to start spotlighting them in the store. For that purpose we got new fixtures, which are debuting today at the store, and the first publisher we are spotlighting is Archaia Comics.
Archaia is not really a new publisher. Founded in 2002, Archaia is known for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. The winner of multiple Eisner awards and nominations, Archaia has come to represent the pinnacle for creator-owned titles. With a slate including such popular titles as Mouse Guard, The Killer, Awakening, Gunnerkrigg Court, Robotika, Killing Pickman and Artesia to the Publisher’s latest additions Titanium Rain, God Machine and Days Missing, Archaia has become synonymous with quality content that only creators can provide.
The company is known for their Hardcover-only policy on graphic novels, and their ability to produce some of the nicest Hardcovers on the market, at prices that are easily comparable to most softcovers out there. The Killer has proven to be one of the biggest sellers, selling out whatever inventory we get in store, and Mouse Guard volumes are following the same pattern. Archaia’s biggest release promises to be Days Missing, a hardcover reprinting the amazing mini-series of the same name, with great writing talent of Phil Hester and beautiful painted art of Fraser Irving, among others.
Check out the Archaia ” Local Publisher of the Month” the whole month of January at Collector’s Paradise.