“Comic book readers are finally going to learn what web comic fans all over the world already know: That this is Dandy Q. Dog’s world, and we’re all just taking up space!” So begins the press release for Big Pond Comics’ announcement that Dandy & Company is about to make a splash as an all-new, bi-monthly comic book series from creator Derrick Fish. For details, follow this link:
Big Pond Comics Press Release:
Orlando, Florida — July, 2004 — Comic book readers are finally going to learn what web comic fans all over the world already know: That this is Dandy Q. Dog’s world, and we’re all just taking up space!
Since October of 2001, cartoonist Derrick Fish has been entertaining thousands of readers with the slightly skewed tales of a Dog and his boy at dandyandcompany.com. Dandy & Company is a daily online comic strip best described by readers as a blend of the best of Looney Tunes, Calvin and Hobbes and Disney’s Duck Tales.
Now, on the 3rd anniversary of Dandy’s online introduction, Comic lovers will be able to take all the laughs, adventure and fun wherever they go with the release of Dandy & Company: ANTHROLogy! An all-new, bi-monthly comic book series from creator Derrick Fish, featuring a fresh blend of hilarious , all new short stories and classic comic strips from the online adventures.
Dandy & Company: ANTHROLogy was originally presented at the 2003 Orlando MegaCon as an exclusive preview but is finally available for distribution through the August issue of Diamond’s Previews catalogue for October release.
“The really crazy part about being accepted into Previews, was that I had nothing to do with it.” says creator and artist, Derrick Fish. “Someone out there put one of the preview copies into Diamonds hands at Wizard World Los Angeles, and THEY contacted ME. It was quite a surprise. Somewhere out there is a REAL fan who deserves my thanks.”
The first issue of Dandy & Company: ANTHROLogy features a flip cover format with a cover by Fish on one side, and an alternative cover by Decoy artist, Courtney Huddleston. Future issues feature even more covers by comics’ best, including a second issue cover by PVP artist, Scott Kurtz!
Dandy & Company: ANTHROLogy is the latest, but not the ONLY place where fans can enjoy their favorite comic strip in print form. There are currently three, 128 page collections of the online adventures of Dandy Q. Dog and his friends available directly through Fish’s website, dandyandcompany.com.
A five page preview, including a peak at the first issue cover, inspired by Gil Kane’s classic GIANT SIZED X-MEN #1 cover is available here.
ABOUT BIG POND COMICS:
Big Pond Comics was founded in 2001 by Derrick Fish as the home of the Dandy & Company online comic strip and is host to over a decades worth of Dandy & Company comics, cartoons and animation. Under the Big Pond umbrella is all of the Dandy & Company print adventures and is the place to go to keep up with all of Fish’s upcoming work.
Daily Online Funnies: dandyandcompany.com.