A group of like-minded comic creators from the world of punk rock and heavy metal have joined forces to create Circle Pit Press. This sounds like a punk version of Voltron and I’m all for it. The slate of creators within Circle Pit Press includes Matt Miner, Kelly Williams, Marie Enger, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Ray Nadine, and JB Roe.
Matt Miner says:
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.
The DIY comic book creator collective believes in elevating their friends rather than stepping on their peers. It will work to promote all of the CPP creators’ projects, regardless of publisher. While this isn’t a traditional publisher, creators can choose to utilize the CPP banner. Original Circle Pit Press comics are currently in production. The way this is described makes it sound a bit like the different imprints under Image Comics, like Top Cow Productions and Skybound, which is certainly not a bad thing.
Marie Enger added:
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.
Circle Pit Press stands for positive and progressive values and vehemently rejects racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia in all forms.
Kelly Williams says:
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.
This is such a positive idea. A group of creators (and presumably friends) got together to fight all the unnecessary negative nonsense that has popped up in comics over the years. Circle Pit Press is like the anti-troll. It’s impossible to say anything bad about this.
Ray Nadine added:
It’s nice to have comic friends who won’t drag me on Twitter.