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Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman launch Substack

Substack is where you’ll find creato-owned projects by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman among other creators they’re collaborating with.

Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman officially launched their own Substack today which will be the home for their series Vanish. The creator-owned title Vanish was announced back in June, but at the time both creators said they weren’t sure who would be publishing yet. You can check out their Substack now.

The Substack announcement is filled with humor as both creators explain why they’re using the platform–and even joke they created it–and what’s to come. They revealed titles like Flood and The One You Feed will also premiere on Substack. The One You Feed is six-issue mini-series from Cates, Dylan Burnett, and John J. Hill. Flood is written by Cates, Megan Hutchison-Cates, Dee Cunniffe, and John J. Hill.

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Cates spoke with Newsarama today about the new endeavor and confirmed all of these titles will “eventually” be available via Image Comics. “Both will eventually be coming out through Image in print As will Vanish,” Cates said adding, “Folks can get a whole lot more info on that front by smashing that subscribe button on KLC Press!!”

The pricing on Cates and Stegman’s Substack is similar to others we’ve seen before though there are a few differences. There’s a monthly level of $8, an annual level of $80, and a “GOAT Annual Level” of $300. The latter is a touch more than most as other creators have a similar style “Founder” tier that costs $250.

Here’s a breakdown of what you get with each tier:

MONTHLY LEVEL: $8

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Digital copies of Vanish, The One You Feed and Flood as they’re produced.

Monthly video chat hangouts and podcasts with Donny and Ryan and Megan and assorted comic book friends!

Livestreams, sketch creation and instructional videos from Ryan Stegman.

Script creation, ranting and raving from Donny Cates.

Plus MUCH, MUCH MORE!

ANNUAL LEVEL: $80

Everything in the monthly level, PLUS…

A lottery ticket to WIN sketches drawn live by Ryan Stegman (details to come!)

Vanish #1 / standard cover A (physical copy)

The One You Feed #1 / standard cover A (physical copy)

Flood #1 / standard cover A (physical copy)

EXCLUSIVE access to merchandise ONLY YOU can purchase!!

Lots more EXCLUSIVE perks throughout the year!

GOAT ANNUAL LEVEL: $300

-Everything in the monthly and annual levels, PLUS…

-Vanish #1 / standard cover B (physical copy)

-Vanish #1 / Skottie Young Substack exclusive variant cover (physical copy)

-Vanish #1 / Daniel Warren Johnson Substack exclusive variant cover (physical copy)

-The One You Feed #1 / Substack exclusive variant cover (physical copy)

-Flood #1 / Substack exclusive variant cover (physical copy)

GET YOUR ASS IN NOW INCENTIVES!!!! — In addition to all those tier perks, the FIRST 1000 ANNUAL FOUNDING MEMBERS in those two tiers receive:

First 1000 subscribers to the ANNUAL LEVEL:

-Vanish #1 Director’s cut (with pencils and script and design work) / Substack Founding Member EXCLUSIVE variant cover (physical copy)

First 1000 subscribers to the GOAT ANNUAL LEVEL:

-Vanish #1 Director’s cut (with pencils and script and design work) / Substack Founding Member EXCLUSIVE variant cover (physical copy) AND

-Vanish #1 / Ryan Stegman Founding Member EXCLUSIVE virgin pencils variant cover (physical copy)

PLUS…

If you’re one of the first 500 subscribers in either the Annual or GOAT tiers you ALSO receive:

-Vanish #1 / Substack Founding Member EXCLUSIVE FOIL variant cover (physical copy)

Last week fans learned all about Substack thanks to James Tynion IV revealing he was no longer writing superhero comics, Scott Snyder announced a new Comics Writing 101 course via the platform, as well as Saladin Ahmed’s Copper Bottle pop-up imprint. Jonathan Hickman also revealed big plans for Substack, and Chip Zdrasky spoke to AIPT exclusively about his plans too.

Stay tuned to AIPT as we will likely learn more about creator Substack plans as the year goes on.

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