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THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T REMEMBER: Meet the Cast – Marc Roister

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on June 20, 2017

MARC ROISTER First seen in Fayetteville, Arkansas Marc is a restless type who never manages to establish a life for himself anywhere. Instead, he moves from city to city and makes his living doing odd jobs and playing poker. He currently has problems with the boss of Fayeteville’s local mafia, “Jimmy Ears”. Marc seems to… Read more

Darby Pop Publishing Declares Its Independence Day on July 4th

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on May 1, 2017

After four years of editorial autonomy paired with distribution partnerships, Darby Pop Publishing is ready to become truly “indie.”  With a new “direct” deal in place, Darby Pop Publishing’s titles will continue to be available through Diamond Book Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors, but retailers can now find the publisher’s critically-acclaimed titles listed under Darby… Read more

Where’s Darby At? – Summer 2017 Events

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2017

Bangor Comic and Toy Con Who: Jeff Kline (writer of Indestructible and Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises) When: Friday May 26th-Sunday May 28th Where: Cross Insurance Center: 515 Main St., Bangor, Maine 04401           ComicCONN Who: Jeff Kline (writer of Indestructible and Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises) and Russell Brettholtz (writer… Read more

DARBY POP PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 3rd “BREAKING INTO COMICS” CONTEST

Written by Kristine Chester | 1 Comment | Published on March 15, 2017

DARBY POP PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 3rd “BREAKING INTO COMICS” CONTEST – Winning Writers & Artists to be published in expanded Side-Kicked TPB reprint – Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2017) – Darby Pop Publishing is pleased to announce the winners of its third “Breaking Into Comics” contest. This year’s victorious scribes are Adam Breen,… Read more

Where’s Darby At? – Spring 2017 Events

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on February 27, 2017

Emerald City Comicon Who: Jeff Kline (writer of Indestructible and Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises), Garth Matthams (writer of The Living Finger, signing at the Darby Pop booth from 2pm-4pm Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th and 11am-1pm on Sunday, March 5th), and Eric Palicki (writer of Fake Empire, available at Table A-12 and signing… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “Earning Your Four-Colored Stripes” by Forrest C. Helvie

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on January 20, 2017

It takes time and dedication to hone your craft, be it behind a camera, in front of a drawing table, or typing away at a keyboard. For many of us putting in the amount of time is difficult while juggling a family, a social life, and another job or two. In this week’s Darby Pops… Read more

Dead Man’s Party Death Wish Coffee Commission Collage

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on December 28, 2016

Hi, everyone- Scott Barnett, artist/co-creator of Dead Man’s Party, here! Well… I’ve finally finished! Finished what, you might be asking? Earlier this year, Darby Pop Publishing ran a contest sponsored by Death Wish Coffee- if you retweeted or shared our contest entry post after the release of the trade paperback of Dead Man’s Party, you were… Read more

Breaking Into Comics #3: Spotlight on SIDE-KICKED

Written by Kristine Chester | 4 Comments | Published on December 26, 2016

It’s not easy to get a foot in the door of the comic book industry — which is why Darby Pop Publishing helps talented creators “break into comics” with an annual competition. After the phenomenal success of both our Indestructible: Stingray and The Women of Darby Pop campaigns, we’re back in 2017 with a new… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “Economics of Digital Comics” by Jeff Kline

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on December 2, 2016

We at Darby Pop have always said it’s not easy to break into the comic book industry; that’s why we’ve given up and coming writers and artists opportunities to see their work published. As fun and worthwhile as it is, it’s even harder to make a living working in comics. It’s this fact that writer… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “Being a Freelance Creative as a Mother” by Janna King

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on November 4, 2016

Not that long ago I brought home an adorable, rambunctious, two month old puppy, an act that led to restructuring not only my free time but how I work as well. Assignments had to be completed during nap times or after he had a Busy Bone to occupy his attention. Energy to catch up on… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “Misadventures in Freelancing” by Adrian Reynolds

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on October 14, 2016

When you’re playing in someone else’s sandbox, writing takes on a whole new challenge. The creator’s vision has to be properly conveyed and interpreted long before pen touches paper. And if that part goes wrong then everything else falls out of place. Fortunately, I’ve never worked with a creator that was quite as particular as… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “It’s Not You, It’s Me: The Importance of Critical Feedback” by Adam Breen

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on October 7, 2016

If you can’t learn from your mistakes then you are doomed to repeat them. Whether you’re a writer, an actor, or an artist of any medium, being able to accept and learn from criticism is vitally important to improving your craft. Women of Darby Pop writer Adam Breen, shares his experiences with criticism and why… Read more