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October 6, 2012


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It looks to be pretty official, according to our editor, that the MLP comic has been pushed back two weeks to Nov 28 for street release date.

Before anybody gets upset (like one jerk on Twitter did), keep in mind the scope of this production: This is not a fanmade comic as some seem to think it is: This is a fully licensed comic book from a major Comic publisher done in cooperation with Hasbro. It is also one of the most highly anticipated comics for the entire fall/winter schedule. As such, we'd rather do it well than do it fast.

The orders for this book have far exceeded what was first anticipated, so a little more padding in the schedule is going to help to ensure the product can meet the demand

I also want to remind everyone: I am NOT The distributor/publisher... I just draw it. You cannot purchase the book directly from me. Here's some ground I've covered a number of times, but I keep getting asked... so here we go:
1. WHERE IS IT SOLD? This will be sold along all the other comics out there at any given comic shop, and whatever other stores in your area that might sell comics
2. HOW DO I GET IT? See above. You can subscribe to the book at a comic shop to make sure you have a copy reserved.
3. WILL IT BE OVERSEAS? I've no clue what kind of range IDW (our publisher) has for distribution. As far as I know, I think so. Where however is out of my field of knowledge. You can order online at any number of online comic services, and have it shipped
4. IS IT CANON? The comic is set within show continuity, and is done in cooperation with the show staff. This is as close to the show as it gets without having it animated. I personally say yes, but it is really up to the individual to decide.
5. WILL YOU READ MY IDEA/FANFICTION/USE MY PONY? No, sorry, we cannot for a number of reasons, including legal. Nor will we be using anything from previous fanfiction, nor the German comics.
6. WILL THERE BE HUMANS? No. We will not be changing the direction set by the show, nor will we introduce elements that do not fit the show.

on another note, I would like everyone to welcome our newest addition to the stable, our colorist Heather Breckel!
I originally intended on coloring the book myself, but the work I put into the book took the time I had scheduled away. I was extremely reluctant to give it up... and who was this Heather chick, anyway? well, Heather has made sure that this book is going to hit a home run, and has done a great job.

We have a LOT of plans for Ponyville... you're just going to have to wait two more weeks to get there!
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FirestoneX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I'm 26 years old. Bought this comic yesterday. I've never been a comic reader but I love this. The art is AMAZING.

I like the subtle jokes that were thrown in and internet references.

It felt very much like an actual episode, or maybe even better.

I expected the MLP comic to be very "childish" but like the show, it rises above that stereotype.

Thank you.
andypriceart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!Our goal was to make the book All ages, and we meant it.
Although, I have to ask, what do you mean by "internet references"?
FirestoneX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Oh ya. I guess I should have said that I bought 2 copies.. One to read, and one that will never be opened. :)

We bronies sure do like our pony swag. XD
aPAULo17 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
will there be sea ponies? aliens? Time travel from 100 years in the future? Anything that little girls wouldn't want to see in their cartoons?

Continuity wise...
Is this a continuous story type of comic or is it like the show where there isn't really any continuity between each release?
andypriceart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't reveal future plans. I will say their will NOT be elements that are inappropriate for any younger readers, this comic is aimed at ALL ages.

These will, for the most part, be story arcs, meaning stories that will continue for a set amount of issues
aPAULo17 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, because if it was like the show, which is essentially slice of life, It would seem kinda downgraded.

And will there be a sneak peak of the script at least? Because i've seen snap shots of some pages from the first few issues but it was hard to understand what was going on and the screens didn't seem cohesive. I'd like to see and understand what is going on in the previews.

And speaking of previews, are the page layouts or the black and white illustrations (minus the color of course) pretty much what we will be seeing in the final product? And how long do you guys plan to do this awesome thing go on for?

Sorry for so many questions. I'm just really curious. Thanks for your time
andypriceart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No script reveals, there would be no point in people buying the book if we show everything that's in it before it's even printed. The book will be out Nov 28, so everyone will know then. The pages shown were not consecutive.

The pages shown were complete, uncropped art without lettering. As for how long the book will continue, that's up to the buyers! No sales, no book!
aPAULo17 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Will this comic be available the week of Nov 28, or exactly on Nov 28? Because I read Archies comics and they say "NEXT ISSUE AVAILABLE WEEK OF MM/DD" where I can go to a book store a few days in advanced and still get it. Is that how this will work? Because I have never been so eager to get my hands on a comic in so long. AND AH WANT IT NOW!
andypriceart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It releases to comic shops the day of November 28, as in that is the day deliveries hit comic shops!
aPAULo17 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And it's gonna be like that for future issues?
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