I have been working hard to get print run information about Outliers #1, last weeks smash sell out indy book. It flew off the shelves everywhere. Erik was kind enough to answer a few of my questions. So without further ado, a few words From Erik T. Johnson the creator of Outliers.
Hi , thanks for the kind words and coverage!
I have to say that Alternative comics and I were happily caught off guard by both the preview orders and the attention The Outliers has gotten (we had plenty of stock for fulfilling our initial high estimate, but the orders came in almost double, cleaning us out).
Right now we are directing readers to digital versions of the book.
Regarding reprints or the next steps, I don’t have much to say right now. I’m thrilled by last week’s reception and I have much more story to tell, but I am waiting for the dust to settle a little before we can gage. The Outliers and all it’s Kickstarter components represented a few years of work prior hitting the comic stores at a basically subsidized cover-price, so it introduces a balance of production and distribution issues we’ll need to explore before making any announcements!
Thanks again, Erik