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TCAF & The End of New Reliable Press

As I type this, I’m gearing up for TCAF on May 7th and 8th. I’m excited as hell. TCAF is my favourite show of the year. Hands down.

Jason and I will be there in person, shaking hands and selling books. In addition to the full New Reliable catalog, Jason will have copies of his 40 year project and I’ll have copies of my own series, Murder Book.

The floor map hasn’t been released yet, but should be on the site soon. So, please do keep an eye out.

And so…

TCAF will be the last show for New Reliable Press. After May, I’m officially hanging up my publisher gloves and New Reliable Press will cease to publish any new material. The NRP catalog will still be available for purchase online, although by the end of May I will be closing down the New Reliable shop and Poseur Ink will become the primary online source for NRP books. Jason has also started selling True Loves through his own online shop.

There are a myriad of reasons as to why I’m shutting things down. Part of it is that sales aren’t what they were when I started up in 2004. Part of is that I want to pursue my own creative work in comics (such as Murder Book). My own freelance work has also taken over and leaves me little time to devote to publishing. I don’t want to continue on without being able to focus my full attention to the books I publish — it’s not fair to the creators. So, instead, I’m closing up shop.

I want to thank everyone I’ve worked with over the past 6 years and everyone who’s supported New Reliable. I’m proud of the books that we’ve put out and am thrilled to have had the chance to work with so many talented people.

Please, be cool and continue to support small press. Check the publishers linked under “Other Publishers” in the sidebar. They all deserve your business.

Visit us in Calgary and Portland: April 24th & 25th

New Reliable Press will be all international like this weekend, exhibiting at two shows.


Simon Roy (Jan’s Atomic Heart) will be at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, along with our friends from Critical Hit (and contributors to Acts of Violence) Todd and Kevin.

They’ll be at B19 in the Small Press area of the show. Advance copies of Acts of Violence will be on hand, and Simon will be more than happy to sketch in your copies of Jan’s Atomic Heart.

Jason, Myself, Brian and KC will be in Portland for
Stumptown. Dave Shabet is going to be at our table too. FULL HOUSE. SUPER ACTION TIMES. ETC.

We’ll have the full New Reliable Press catalog, including a limited number of advance copies of Acts of Violence. Swing on by table 56 and say: “What up.”

If I’m not at the table, you can find me over at the mall food court, gorging on some veggie corndogs at Hot Dog On A Stick.

New Reliable Press & Homies at Comix & Stories

What are you doing on August 23rd? Nothing? Well, hell. Swing by Comix & Stories and visit with the fine folks from New Reliable Press as well as all the crazy talented locals and imports.

Jason Turner and Simon Roy will both be there signing, doing sketches and whatever else will make you more likely to buy their books.

Please speak softly though, as we’ll likely be nursing hang-overs from the Comic Jam the night before.

More info here.