And with this, we mark a YEAR of Battlepug! When I started this thing, I knew it would be a daunting task to write my own weekly comic. It’s turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my career, however, and I can’t wait to make more!
I’d really like to thank Allen Passalaqua for his amazing color work, and Crank for his putting up with my constant lettering corrections.
And now for the big news! Straight from the Dark Horse Comics blog -
“DARK HORSE COMICS COLLECTS BATTLEPUG!
The epic tale of blood and drool begins here! Keeping the tradition of its creator-owned mentality, Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce its newest venture with Mike Norton—Battlepug!
“I was really happy when people first reacted to the comic. It’s hard to predict if the public needs another ‘Giant Pug Epic Fantasy’ story. I mean, we all know those are a dime a dozen, right? Luckily, the story of a barbarian’s quest for revenge with the aid of our favorite four-legged freak seems to have legs,” said Norton. “When I first made the Battlepug T-shirt, people kept asking when the comic was coming out. So, I put out the webcomic and now everybody wants to know when the book is coming out! I guess now people will want to know when the movie is happening?”
This volume collects the first year of Mike Norton’s Battlepug—the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the fan-favorite webcomic by Mike Norton, Allen Passalaqua, and Crank!
Join Moll and her dogs Mingo and Colfax, as she recounts the legend of “The Warrior and the Battlepug”—a tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.
“I’m a huge fan of Dark Horse and couldn’t be more excited to have Battlepug published by them. Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Buffy, Star Wars—they put out some of the best comics currently being made and it’s humbling to even be on the same shelf with that kind of product! I’m super excited for people to read it and look forward to much more in the future!” stated Norton.
Mike Norton’s Battlepug Volume 1 is on sale July 4, 2012!”
There you have it! I’ll definitely remind you, but make sure you get to your local comics retailer and ask them to order you a copy!
And we’re not done! The story still continues next week!