Media Release — IDW Publishing is pleased to announce The ACT-I-VATE Primer, an all-new hardcover anthology featuring sixteen stories and eighteen creators from the premiere webcomix collective, ACT-I-VATE.com. IDW will release this groundbreaking collection in October 2009, complete with a foreword by Warren Ellis.
With its roster of renowned creators serializing webcomix since 2006, ACT-I-VATE has reached a comicbook critical mass. Now this funnybook big bang has birthed The ACT-I-VATE Primer, the very first collection of stand alone, never-before-seen stories.
“ACT-I-VATE has a unique mix of comics by a cornucopia of amazing creators,” said Scott Dunbier, IDW’s Special Projects Editor. “The ACT-I-VATE Primer is the first and only place you will be able to read them.”
The ACT-I-VATE Primer boasts original art and stories by Joe Infurnari, Roger Langridge, Mike Dawson, Nick Bertozzi, Tim Hamilton, Dean Haspiel, Simon Fraser, Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt, Mike Cavallaro, Pedro Camargo, Jim Dougan and Hyeondo Park, Ulises Farinas, Michel Fiffe, Maurice Fontenot, Jennifer Hayden and Leland Purvis.
“This tome is a lot bigger than it seems,” said ACT-I-VATE founder, Haspiel. “Each of these stories extend way beyond the printed page out into ACT-I-VATE.com, the world’s greatest webcomix collective.”