It is time for us to give you all a little update on the state of the business side of Great Stories Inc. Back when the blog started, we promised that there was an evolution in store for the company, and with that evolution comes our first forays into the support of independent art, projects, and literature.
In April of this year, Great Stories started to carry the works of Max West, an independent comic artist in the tradition of Charles Schulz. West’s first creator-owned release, Sunnyville Stories Volume 1, is now available at select outlets in America including Great Stories’ retail site (www.great-stories.net). We’ll be investigating Max and his creative world in future blogs, so stay tuned for that! Until then, you can check out his website http://sunnyvillestories.com/twitter/ for continued updates on all that is happening.
In our fiercely competitive creative world, technology is giving the bold and brave the opportunity of a forum to show what they have got. Enter Kickstarter.com.
This month, we looked to Kickstarter for the new and exciting. The conception of this site offers the perfect breeding ground for new ideas. When we began our search into a project to get behind, we were not quite sure what we would end up finding. Much to our pleasant surprise, we came across the brainchild of one Henry Jasper of the UK. Through his self-started games publishing company, Grublin (www.grublin.com), he took a chance and brought to life the soon-to-be-released strategic board game Cornish Smuggler. We were so impressed by his campaign and the potential of his game, that we decided to jump on board. We encourage you to check out the website if you are interested and know that Great Stories will be stocking his game here in the United States. There will be more details on Cornish Smuggler soon to come on the blog!
These works are just the beginning of Great Stories mission to support independent artists. It is our desire to see more talented and creative folks see their dreams realized and for these visions and works to be shared and appreciated.
We would love to hear from you if you know of criminally under the radar projects or artists deserving of more exposure. Thank you for reading as always friends!
Chris (for the Great Stories team)