Artful Daggers Heads to Print At IDW

Artful Daggers Trade Cover

With hits like Edison Rex, Amelia Cole, and more, MonkeyBrain Comics is at the forefront of the digital comics scene. And with their print partnership with IDW Publishing, the two have done even greater things. After the MonkeyBrain titles are successfully serialized digitally, the comics gets fantastic collected volumes, meant for the more traditional, print comic market from IDW. The newest comic to get the print treatment is Artful Daggers: Fifty Years Later, scheduled to hits shelves in March 2014.
From the IDW press release: “Created by Sean E. Williams (Fairest), Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole) and Andrew Losq, with lettering byFrank Cvetkovic (Molly Danger), Artful Daggers is a story of greed, betrayal, and ultimately, corruption. Fifty years after a time-traveler brings science and technology to the medieval ages, corporations have replaced kingdoms, and the future teeters on a bleak precipice. Agents and assassins, hired for their specialties by the rivaling companies, stem the flow of information with the flow of blood. But the current system can’t hold, and the balance of power is shifting.”

“We all had a blast making this first ARTFUL DAGGERS arc, a spin-off of Mark Twain’s A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT, and have been blown away by the enthusiasm of digital readers,” Williams said.  “Partnering with IDW for the print collected means a whole new set of readers can discover Andrew’s astounding art and explore this alternate universe for the first time, with the lush attention to detail that IDW brings to its books.”

As the line between print and digital becomes a bit less definite, it’s great to see a company like MonkeyBrain receiving such support from not only the readers but also from a respectable publisher like IDW. For those looking to read the comic before it hits print, the first nine issues of Artful Daggers are now available on Comixology for just 99¢ per issue.

Source: IDW Publishing
Reporter:Leo Johnson

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