A new generation has formed in the comic industry, forging their name in the digital realm and over small press, these artists strive to become the next generation in comics. SKYBOUND is a new division of Image Comics focusing on these creators and giving them a broader platform.
Kirkman will stand at the helm of the company picking the creators to participate in the group, overseeing the promotion and expansion of the talented creators in the pool. All artists will get full backing from the company in their medium and in expanded mediums including TV and Film across the globe. Image will act as publisher and distributor to SKYBOUND giving access to comic stores and channels nationwide.
The first SKYBOUND original will be Witch Doctor, those interested can catch it this week at Comic-Con 2010. The story focusing on a “sick world” where mythical creatures interfere with the natural order. Discovered from the internet, this is an example of exactly what the team is looking for in new properties. Skybound originals should start hitting shelves around 2011 so keep an eye out. We’ll have our attention drawn to see how it pans out.