Matthew Rosenberg is no noob regarding Substack, posting regularly free newsletters for some time, but today he’s launched a new Substack in collaboration with other creators. Titled Ashcan Press Comics Corporation, the Substack will offer multiple tiers with extra goodies if you’re willing to pay, along with a free option that continues his newsletter and a movie club. Joining Rosenberg are artists Tyler Boss, Jordie Bellaire, Juan Ferreyra, Josh Hixson, Stefano Landini, Andy Macdonald, Javier Rodríguez, Rachel Pinnelas, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
As Rosenberg puts it, “It’s my chance to work with creators I admire so much, artists that truly inspire me, and make things together that remind us why we had never had a choice but to make comics. We are going to tell stories that we love and find out if anyone out there wants to listen. Which brings me to you.” He made it clear this isn’t a publisher but a group of people making things together and giving fans a chance to see their process.
The larger goal, as Rosenberg puts it, is to create six brand new comic projects, among other fun things. Further details will be coming soon.
Each of the six projects came with a teaser, which you can view below.
Along with the Substack tiers, a new podcast is in the works that’ll dive into comics craft, secret origins, and other fun stuff.
Here’s a breakdown of all four tiers below and you can sign up or upgrade your current account here.
PEOPLE WHO LIKE FREE SHIT level
$0 / Eternity
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET-
- You get to keep all your money!
- All the normal weird rambling stuff we put in the regular free newsletter! Like news, updates, previews of comics, the podcast, Matthew’s brilliant insights*, and lots of other cool stuff.
*brilliance not guaranteed.
- The Movie Club! An invitation to the semi-regular Ashcan Press Virtual Movie Club (APVMC?), where you can chat with us and other subscribers as we watch movies that was influential to our work in real time from the comfort of our own homes. Or wherever you want to watch, I guess.
LORDS OF THIS REALITY level
$5 / 1 month OR $50 / 1 year
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET-
- Everything from the free tier (except keeping all your money) plus access to all the Digital Content behind the paywall! Where it is locked away from all those creepy people who won’t pay for it. Which includes:
- Comics! At least 12 digital issues delivered to your inbox, before they’re available anywhere else. Including a few things that have never been released before and may never be again! It will probably be more, but this is what we know for sure. All delivered in multiple formats for your convenience.
- Behind the scenes! Looks at the writing, art, creative process, and discussions with the creators of the books we’re making here.
- PLUS A 5% discount on any item in our webstore! Plus, early access to certain items before they go on sale to the public.
- Be in the audience! Join the virtual audience of the regularly scheduled podcast / livestream and ask questions to Matthew and all the fancy guests.
- We’ll probably think of other stuff! Or not. This is a lot.
GOLDEN RULERS OF THE KNOWN & UNKNOWN UNIVERSE level
$250 / 1 year
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET-
- Everything included in the other tiers plus:
- 5 Exclusive Variant Covers unavailable anywhere else! These are extremely exclusive covers that will not be made available anywhere else. Limited to 300 copies of each at most, they will be mailed directly to you. Maybe with some bonus goodies. Who knows?
- 1 Hand Drawn Sketch Cover! Your chance to own some original art by some amazing artists. Drawn by an Ashcan Press artist (of our choosing.)
- 1 Comic Script! Never publicly released, signed by Matthew Rosenberg. Complete with typos and weird jokes to editors that they don’t find funny.
- 1 Membership Card! Not only does it look cool, but it entitles you to cut the line at any Matthew Rosenberg signing for the next year (and not pay any signing fees on up to 5 items, when applicable.)
- A 10% discount on any item in our webstore! Plus, early access to certain items before they go on sale to the public. (This is instead the 5% discount of the monthly/annual tier, not in addition to it.)
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